Vikings News · 2020 Spring Sports Seniors Recognized


MHS Sping Sports Athletes were asked to send in a picture and answer the following questions due to their Spring Senior nights being cancelled:  Best of Luck to the class of 2020…Read On…

-Plans after high school?
-What will you remember most about the quarantine that canceled your Senior Sports Season?
-Any Advice for underclassmen? ex....what not to take for granted...
-Message to your parents...


Baseball

Braden Barr

Left to Right: Preston, Amy, Braden, James and Jordyn

  • Plans after HS:  I plan on attending Sinclair for a year and then transferring to a 4 year university to study Sports Management.
  • Remember most about quarantine: Not being able to play my senior season and not being able to finish my senior year in school.
  • Advice:  Don’t take things for granted and always work hard
  • Message to parents: Thank you for always pushing me to be a better player and person. Thank you for the countless hours you spent taking me to practices and games and for always being there for me. I love you guys.

Jordon Boxer

Connor Dye

Left to Right:  Connor, Matt, Tonya, Austin

  • Plans: Attend the University of Dayton and major in Civil Engineering
  • What I will remember about quarantine: It ruined a lot of final opportunities for my time in high school. It also took away the opportunity to make it far in the playoffs with a baseball team that had a lot of potentials.
  • Advice: One piece of advice for underclassmen is never to take anything for granted. For example, don’t take the opportunity to play the sport you love for granted. Another piece of advice is to always put in the work, even when no one is watching.
  • Message to parents: thank you for always being there for me and being a great support system. I know I can always count on you.

Grant Harris

Lacrosse-Boys

Sam Baker

Brody Osborne

Left to Right: Kevin Osborne, Brody Osborne, Stephanie Osborne

  • Plans after high school:
    • University of Cincinnati – Communication Design in the School of DAAP
  • What will you remember most about the quarantine that canceled your Senior Sports Season?
    • The way that it brought the world together in a way never done before.
  • Any Advice for underclassmen? ex….what not to take for granted,,..
    • Don’t be afraid to take the shot. Do everything you can to the best of your ability because that shot could be your last. Encourage your fellow teammates and classmates – these priceless friendships can last a lifetime.
  • Message to your parents…
    • Thank you for supporting me throughout my high school career and beyond. I am very lucky to have such supportive people in my life.

Eli Sommers

Left to Right: Noah (Brother), Sherre (Mother), Charlie (Father), Eli

  • Plans after high school? Attend West Virginia University, major in Physical Therapy, and play lacrosse.
  • Most Remember about the Quarantine? if this quarantine has taught me one thing, it’s to never take anything for granted because you never know when it could be taken from you.
  • Advice to Underclassmen? Play every game like it’s your last, and cherish every moment.
  • Message to Parents? Thank you for always being there and supporting me through it all. I am beyond grateful for you guys, and I wouldn’t be the person I am today without you. I will always be appreciative of everything y’all have done for me and thank you for doing everything possible to help me follow my biggest dream of playing college lacrosse.

 

 

Lacrosse-Girls

Evette Williamson

Front Row Left to Right: Evette Nicole Williamson, sister-Hope Williamson. Back Row Left to Right: sister-Joy Williamson, father-Lovell Williamson, mother-Kimberly Sanders, brother-Lovell Williamson Jr.

  • Plan After High School: Go Off to my dream college Berklee for Voice/Music
  • What I remember most: I loved playing on the Field with my girls and working hard towards our goal.
  • Saying to underclass: Just keep pushing hard towards your dreams and never give up on what you believe in! 
  • Message to Parents: I love you guys so much and I promise I will make you guys proud in the future.

Softball

Abbey Haas

Skylar Shannon

Left to Right: mother-Tammy Teague, Skylar

  • After highschool, I will be attending Ohio University as an undecided major.
  • What I will remember most about quarantine is how different the world feels when you leave your house, as well as how shocking it was to realize I had my last day of highschool and played my last game of softball without even knowing it.
  • My advice for underclassmen athletes would be to enjoy every moment that you get to spend on the field, court, mat, etc., because your career can be taken away from you at any second, whether it be from injury or anything else.
  • To my parents,I would like to thank my dad for being the reason I became a softball player. Over the years he invested a lot of money in equipment and uniforms and private lessons. Everything he did for me was in hopes of making me a better player. There were times when I would get discouraged and wanted to quit because I thought I wasn’t good enough, but my dad always did his best to encourage me and push me to stick with it. I’m so glad he did this because softball became the most fun part of my days in highschool. I always looked forward to game days and even practices, so I’d like to thank my dad for pushing me into sticking with my sport. Secondly, I’d like to thank my mom. My mom has spent countless hours on the road driving me to practices and tournaments across the state. She has sacrificed an unmeasurable amount of time just to watch me play ball. My mom also was a big reason why I stuck with softball because she recognized how much fun I had on the field and she knew I would miss it as soon as I couldn’t play anymore. She sure was right about that. My mom and I had so much fun driving to all my games, she always knew how to start off my game days in the right way. My softball career would have been impossible without my parents. I’ll always be greatful for all they did for me and none of it ever went unappreciated. My time as a Lady Viking will always be something I cherish in my heart.

Hannah Wright

Left to Right: sister-Sarah Wright, mother-Heather Wright, Hannah Wright, father-John Wright

  • Attending Miami Hamilton to play softball as I obtain my degree in computer electrical engineering. 
  • What I will remember most about this Covid-19 shelter at home is how much I worked at Dairy Queen and how quickly everything ended! Lots of family time! 
  • My advice to the underclassman is to enjoy every minute of your high school years! It goes so fast! Work hard but always have fun! 
  • I have been playing softball for 14 years and I can’t wait to continue my journey at Miami Hamilton. I want to thank my parents for always coming to every single game, driving me to the numerous tournaments and always being my number one fan! 

Track and Field

Muhammed Abushamma

Muneer Al-Khasawneh

Josh Betts

Adam Bowling

Abbie Campbell

Left to Right: Gretchen, Steve, Abbie, Kyle Campbell

  • I plan to go to bowling green university to study media production.
  • I will remember that I never got the chance to try and complete my goals for this senior year.
  • Advice: hard work will be rewarded.
  • I would like to thank my parents for always being there to support me and also driving me Around to get to where I needed to be. Thank you for always pushing me to improve. I would have never been able to get this far if it wasn’t for you.

Tania Carmel

  • After high school, I will  join the U.S. Navy
  • About this quarantine, I remember that I didn’t get a chance to improve my talent
  • My advice for underclassmen is never giving up and always do your best
  • I’m grateful for my parents who always encouraged me

Autumn Condit

Tommoris “T.J.” Davis

Left to Right: Jesse Wilson, TJ Davis, Bonita Belton, Scott Belton

  • After High School TJ plans to attend Muskingum University where he will be a part of the Mens  Track and Field Team. As a Muskie TJ will compete in short sprints, Sprint Relays, and Jumps. He plans to double major in Media Production and Athletic Media. 
  • One thing that TJ will remember most about the quarantine is how it taught him not to take life for granted and appreciate the little things in life. 
  • TJ’s advice to the underclassmen is continue being passionate about what you love and never give less than 100%. 
  • TJ would also like to thank his parents Scott and Bonita for forcing him to run track his sophomore year and also standing by him throughout his high school journey and doing everything they can to help him achieve his dreams.

Deliah Echols

Left to Right:  LucilleThomas(Grandma), Deliah Echols (Student Athlete), Rachel Echols (Mom), Michael Echols (Dad)

  • Plans after high school- Going to Case Western Reserve for psychology
  • Advice for underclassmen-Don’t get involved in drama and don’t judge others for their choices 
  • Message to Parents- Thank you for being there with me since my freshman year and encouraging me to do better. 

Jamahl Evans Jr.

Tania Gome

Austin Haggard

Left to Right: mother-Renee Main, Austin, brother-Brandon, father-Mark Haggard

  • After high school, I plan to attend Bowling Green State University and major in business.
  • What I will remember the most about the quarantine during my track season is that I had to miss my senior year, which would have been my 6th year running. 
  •  My advice to the underclassman is to – wash your hands
  •  My message to my parents is thank you for coming to all my meets and supporting me. 

Julianna Herron

Left to Right: Andrew Herron (brother), Richard Herron (father), Colleen Herron (mother), Deaton Shade (brother), JJ , Jason Shade (step-father), Devan Shade (sister), Dawson Shade (brother)

  • I plan to run cross country and track at Ohio Northern University and study Creative Writing there
  • I will remember all of the times I got to run with my friends, all of the new people I met, and all of the rainy meets and bus rides we went through the way there.
  • Don’t let negativity ruin performance, it will only waste the limited time you have.
  • Thank you to my parents for always supporting me and being there to help me when I forgot my spikes at home or needed a change of dry clothes, and no matter how I think I ran, you’re always there to shed some positive light on my race.

Abi Lacanilao

Left to Right:  Janet, Megan, Abi, Matthew

  • I plan on attending Otterbein University to study environmental science and run for their cross country and track teams 
  • I’ve been running with my friends for the past 2-3 threes and the longest we’ve ever been apart was about one week, but quarantine forced us to stop being together. but i’ll always remember when we were all able to get back together to support our friend as she ran her birthday miles. 
  • Please don’t take your sport for granted. Cherish every small moment and accomplish. You never know when it can all be over.  Even though your season will have difficulties, you always look back and think of the good things. Be grateful for your coaches, friends, and opportunities. 
  • I would like to thank my parents for all of the time, money, love, and encouragement they gave me through cross country and track. They always said the right words to me and always knew how to comfort me when I was upset. They were the first people to push me to start running and I’m forever thankful for their push. 

Morgan Lambert

Keala McCurry

Left to Right: Jamey McCurry, Kaiya McCurry, Keala McCurry, Sheila McCurry 

  • I plan to attend Wheeling University on a Track Scholarship for Pole Vault and Hurdles. I plan to major in Early Childhood education and minor in Psychology.
  • What I’m going to remember is that I jumped a PR of 12 foot and how devastated I was that I wasn’t going to be able to improve on that height this season. I had worked so hard during the off season to improve my performance and now I won’t be able to see everything I could have achieved. 
  • My advice for underclassmen is to enjoy every practice and meet as if it’s your last one. Always put 110% effort into everything you do at practice and meets.
  • I’d like to thank my parents for always being there for me for the past 4 years. They were always there to pick me up from practice, always came to every track meet, and have supported me every step of the way.. Now, they are lifting my spirits through this difficult time. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them and for that I am forever grateful. 

Caleb Moody

Corey Reese

Left to Right:  Shawn Reese, Corey Reese, Jill Reese

  •  I plan to attend Cornell University and major in entomology.
  • I will remember most how I severely missed running with my teammates and having to go out on runs alone. It was much different without them.
  • My advice to underclassmen would be to take advantage of practices to further your abilities and enjoy being with others.
  •  My message to my parents would be, thank you very much for always supporting me through my athletic and academic career that led me to get where I am today. I would not be the person I am without your guidance and support.

Joie Richardson

Left to Right: Nerita Richardson, Joie Richardson, Mose Richardson

  • Joie plans on attending the University of Cincinnati, majoring in Psychology with a pre-med track
  • What I will remember about the quarantine that canceled my Senior Sport is the astronomical amount of time I spent with my family.
  • Advice for the underclassmen- Cherish the moments you have with your team!
  • Message to my parents- Thank you for always being there to offer encouragement, advice, and good wishes. These things have molded me into the athlete I am today!

Ashley Statzer

 

Tennis-Boys

Ethan Donley

Jason Kollmorgen

Collin Lovett

Grant Middleton

Left to Right: Elisabeth Middleton,  Grant Middleton, Jeffery Middleton 

  • Plans after high school: attend Wright State University majoring in science 
  • Remember most about quarantine: Family dinners
  • Advice: Pay attention in class
  • Message to your parents: Thanks for your love and support. 

Nick Stager

 

Volleyball-Boys

Joey “Hiram” Dodd

Darin Gridley

Hunter Hicks

Left to Right: Brad Grossnickle, Hunter Hicks, Christin Grossnickle

  • Hunter will be enlisting into the navy after graduating. 
  • The thing Hunter will remember the most about canceling his senior year sport is missing the time with his friends and missing the opportunity to achieve a GWOC title. 
  • Hunter’s advice for the underclassmen would be “practice like you play and never give up.”

Max Kemper

Matt Kepple

Grant Middleton

Left to Right: Elisabeth Middleton,  Grant Middleton, Jeffery Middleton 

  • Plans after high school: attend Wright State University majoring in science 
  • Remember most about quarantine: Family dinners
  • Advice: Pay attention in class
  • Message to your parents: Thanks for your love and support. 

Lain Mitchell

Left to Right: Joel Mitchell, Lain Mitchell, Kris Prenat.

  • My plan after high school is to go to Sinclair and study aviation.
  • I’ll miss not being able to practice my Johnny’s.
  • My advice for underclassmen would be to go out and play whatever sport you can make it to and to keep trying at.

Joey Mullenix

Ben Nguyen

Juni Nguyen

Alex Price

Ethan Timpe

Kenny Van Dine

Mason Wright