Spring Sports

By Amarise Buanteo

Girls Soccer

The girls soccer team has had an a successful this year. They had qualified for the the state soccer playoffs. This was the last season of lady tigers soccer, for seniors Cheyanne Bennett and Jaycie Dillenburg. They fought hard to make it to where they were but sadly the team did not make it past the the playoffs. The lady tigers fought to make it into the playoffs and they fought hard during the playoffs, but they lost 3-1 against Pagosa Springs.

Senior Jaycie Dillenburg has been on the SHS soccer team all throughout her high school career. She plans on continuing her soccer career at NJC after high school.  This year on the team she was the captain and the leader.

“The things I will miss most about soccer are all the little things that happen everyday in practice with my teammates and coaches that nobody else understands,” said Dillenburg.

Dillenburg also said, “My biggest accomplishment is breaking two more school records.”

Junior Peyton Huss has been on the girls soccer team for two years now. This year she was one of the team captains alongside Jaycie Dillenburg.  The goal they made this year we to make it to playoffs which is exactly what they wanted at the beginning of the season. She plans to continue playing for the rest of her high school career.

“The best memory from this season is beating Frontier Academy in the pouring rain,” said Huss.

Huss also said,”The season is going well! We qualified for playoffs, which is exactly where we want to be right now.”

Sophomore Nevaeh Archuleta has been on Lady tigers soccer team for two years now. She enjoys playing soccer with all her friends and improving on what she needed to be a better player. She plans to continue playing for the lady tigers for the rest of her high school year.

“My goal this year was to work hard with my team, and just be able to work the ball a lot more.  I’d say my biggest accomplishment this year was talking more on the field and working more on my crosses and shots,” said Archuleta.

Sophomore Paige Dettmer has been on the SHS lady tigers soccer team for two years now. She has made many memories with her teammates on and off the field. She works hard for where she wants to be on the team and achieved it.

Dettmer said, “Starting varsity at the beginning of the year. I worked hard for that starting position and I got it. My goal for this year is to just play the game I love and push myself as much as possible.”

The season was a good for both varsity and junior varsity. The varsity team met their goal for the year by making it to the playoffs. Even though the season ended in the playoffs they played hard while having a good time. They beat the teams they wanted to beat and they made new records, along with many great memories.

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Track

The 2017 track season was not a one of the best track seasons there has been. With all the bad weather that has been happening and due to the bad weather the track was torn. There was supposed to be a home meet and the very last home meet for our SHS seniors but it was canceled due to the track being torn. Even though the season started out tough the team has came out on top.

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Senior Victor Ferri has been in track for all of his high school career. He has been a two time state champion for pole vault. He will be returning to state this year to try and get his third state championship. He’s ranked as number one in the state right now.

“The season has been amazing it started out rough with the track being torn and the weather being bad. Although the last couple of weeks the weather has been better,” said Ferri

“Being state championship buddies with Austin our sophomore year and getting through interviews together. My goal for this year was to clear 16 feet and 8 inches half an inch taller than the world women’s record and to be able to say I’m better than a woman would be dope,” said Ferri

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Senior Kylie Chavez has been in track all throughout her high school career and plans on taking it to the next level by continuing track in college. She is currently first in triple jump, and second in long jump and high jump. She is hoping to bring home another state championship for this year.

Chavez said, “My favorite memory is winning state my freshman year. I was so young it was crazy to believe I’d won and it took sometime to sink in! State track is always the most fun experience.

“What I’m going to miss most about track is the atmosphere. All the people from so many schools are amazing. I’ll also miss tanning in the sun after my events,” Chavez also said.

Although the track team had a rough start with the track being torn and the weather not being the best they could they still came out on top. With most of the track team going to state and many of them being in the top for their events is a proud accomplishment. Hoping that all team members do well at state and bring home some more state championships.

Baseball

Baseball is America’s pastime at least that’s how many people know it. In the springtime people get out the lawn chairs and the coolers because it’s the start of high school baseball. The SHS baseball team has worked hard this year beating one of the hardest teams to accomplishing the goals they had set for themselves. They had to play in some tough weather with it switching between cold and hot weather not to mention the pouring rain that comes along with spring. Although the team did not make it past the districts they worked hard to get there and played hard in the districts.

Senior Matt Stanley has been in baseball for all of his high school career he has been through many wins and loses but has played hard each and every game. He has been there when the team made it to the final four two years ago. He has made many memories with the team whether it’s out on the field, in the dugout, or even just in practice.

“I’m going to miss a lot of things about high school baseball, but probably the two biggest things I’m going to miss about it is first my throwing partner Errick Denning, we have thrown to each other since my sophomore year, not being able to keep the same routine as the last three years of us throwing to each other during practice, games, and off the field is going to be the toughest thing both of us could deal with,” said Stanley.

“Second I’m going to miss the process of every season. During January getting up at 5:30 and having open gym, throwing and hitting to be prepared for the upcoming season. Working out everyday after school to become stronger, every practice and finally playing in those games to show off what was accomplished during practice to show the work has payed off. Those are the biggest things I will miss.”

Stanley also said, “This year it would be amazing to make it to the final game of the year. That state championship game. WIn or lose in that game, it will be the farthest the Sterling High School baseball team has came to a championship in a long time, but the ultimate goal is to win state because we have the talent and work ethic to be champions.”

Sophomore Dustin Ferguson has been on the SHS baseball team for two years now is planning on continuing it for the rest of his high school career. He has made many memories with his teammates on and off the field. He has worked hard to earn his spot in the varsity games along with showing people that all his hard work has paid off. He has made accomplishments not just as an individual but has also helped his team make some accomplishments.

“This season has been amazing. It’s baseball, I love it. We have had our ups and downs but I feel closer to this team than any other team I have been a part of,” said Ferguson

Ferguson also said, “Best memory I have is last season when I made my first diving catch on my first game as a varsity player and standing up and listening to everybody cheer. Made me feel like I was here and ready to play. The biggest accomplishment this year is being a team that isn’t ranked in the top ten and beating the number three team in state. Even though they didn’t have their best pitchers we still held their high powered offense in check and showed them we are not a team to be taken lightly.”

The baseball team had a pretty good season with many accomplishments made. They did a few ups and downs as a team but they powered through them. They should every team they played that they are here and ready to play.  With all the practices they had outside and inside has helped them accomplish many achievements. Even though they didn’t make it past districts they played hard to try and make it to the championship. It was a hard year for them but they overcame it together as a team.

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Tennis

Tennis has had a great season for them many moved up to varsity and some moved up in varsity to singles or a higher doubles. It was a season with many improvements and accomplishments for the team. Although no one made it to state this year they had played hard and even beat some of the hardest teams. It was a great season for the team and they worked hard this entire season.

Junior Mckinzie Davis has been in tennis for her entire high school career.  She has been on the singles for most of her high school career. She’s been on varsity for the past few years and has worked hard every year she was on it. She plans on continuing with her tennis career for the rest of high school.

Davis said, “The season went really well! We had a lot of girls who were fairly new to the sport and by the end of the season we had all improved a lot.”

“The best memory I have from this season was from a tournament that got delayed so we made a fort on the bus and made the best out of the day before we had to play. I would say that my biggest accomplishment would have to be my determination throughout the season. It’s always easy to get discouraged but that’s when you just have to pick yourself up and keep going until you get where you want to be,” Davis also said.

Junior Julia Ssessanga has been in tennis for her whole high school career. This year she was number three singles which was an improvement from last year as she was number one doubles last year. She plans on continuing with tennis next year for high school year and to try and get move up in singles.

“My best memory from this year was our team night at the bowling alley where we all truly connected. A big accomplishment for this year would be staying strong even though I was down, learning to get back on your feet and stay strong mentally,” said Ssessanga

Ssessanga also said, “My goal for this year is to improve my footwork along with trying to stay positive on the court.”

The tennis team had worked hard this year and many had the improvements they wanted. Many of the players had gotten so many accomplishments and they had worked hard to get those accomplishments. Even though the no one made it to state they worked hard to get to regionals and worked even harder in regionals. It was a good season for the SHS Girls Tennis team.

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Spring Musical “Annie Get Your Gun”

By: Amela Nevaljalovic

Spring musical is organized every year at Sterling High School. It is usually produced by a choir/theater teacher and every year auditions are held for student who are interested to be part of it.

This year’s musical was chosen to be “Annie Get Your Gun” and it was important musical because this year was the first musical without Mr. Johnson being in charge. Annette Lambrecht, a new theater/choir teacher was in charge of the entire production of the musical.

Main role was given to junior, Kori Penfold. “When I found about the lead I was sure surprised because I thought that another girl was going to get it. In total, there were 5 girls auditioning for the role of Annie Oakley.”  This wasn’t Kori’s first lead because she had it in last year’s musical and in couple of summer musicals before that.

“The best part of the entire for me was the fact that it came together so well. The others were never prepared to this extent” said Penfold, “ the biggest  obstacle was memorizing all the music because basically I sang the whole thing.”

The musical involved dancing, singing and acting and for a lot of students this was not a big issue. “Coordinating all three was not too hard because I have been doing it since I was little”, said Penfold.

The rehearsals for the Musical “Annie Get Your Gun” began in the second week of January and then they had the show in the first week of April. The Musical was presented to the audience for three nights in a row.

 

“Miss Lambrecht did very well, she was super organized and prepared” said Penfold.

A lot of freshmen students got an opportunity to participate in the Musical. One of them was Darcy Trump. “ I didn’t try out for a specific role, they just assigned me a minor role but it still incolved singing and dancing” said Trump “this is not the first time for me being in a high school production of a Musical, even though I am a freshmen. I did a lot of it in middle school too.” Darcy was in a Musical with her twin sister Camryn. “It was very fun working on a Musical with my sister, especially because we both had a similar act.” “Miss Lambrecht did a really good job and we had a lot of amazing moments on the set”, said Trump.

Some actors had a bit of a more different role. For instance couple of female students had to play a role of a male. One of those were juniors Mary Ritter and Julia Ssessanga. “For me, it was a last minute thing and they told me that there were not enough people so I just did it” said  Ritter “the hardest thing when playing a man was actually having to pretend to keep up a deep voice and hiding the chest.” The play took about a month of preparation and Mary said “ Miss Lambrecht did good for her first high school production of a musical and overall the outcome of the people was great!”

The show ended its three-night run on Saturday, April 8th.

 

April’s Tiger of the Month

By: Katlyn LaPorte

For his years of hard work and dedication to baseball, the Tiger of the Month for April is Braedon Kloberdanz.

    Kloberdanz was born on Aug. 12, 1998 to his parents George J. Kloberdanz and Nicki Smith. He has a twin brother, Peyton. The family has three dogs.

    Kloberdanz has been playing baseball for 11 years. His biggest supporters are his family and his girlfriend.

    “The best thing about baseball is that you can fail seven out of ten times and still be considered successful,” said Kloberdanz.

    “My favorite baseball memory is beating the number two team in the state and making it to the final four.”

    “The goals I have for the rest of my senior season is to lead by example by being a role model, and I would also like to work towards winning out the rest of the season,” exclaimed Kloberdanz.

    Kloberdanz has received all conference in baseball twice. He was also awarded Patriot League catcher of the year. He hopes to achieve the same again this year.

    “I have had colleges interested in me but I’m not certain whether I will play college ball. If I do then I would like to help out anywhere I can and just get a chance to play,” said Kloberdanz.

    As of now Kloberdanz plans to start at NJC and end up going to the University of Wyoming.

    Although baseball is his favorite sport, throughout high school he also participated in football and basketball. He loves football because the game humbles you and teaches you so much about life.

    Kloberdanz maintains a 3.4 GPA in school; his favorite subject is agriculture. His favorite hobby is showing livestock and his favorite animal is a horse. He loves fried macaroni with German sausage and corn on the cob. His favorite movie is Facing the Giants and his favorite book is The Bible. Easter is his favorite holiday. His favorite quote is one said by his grandpa, “Rub some dirt on it.”

    Kloberdanz wants to give a shout out to Jesus for the salvation.

    “In ten years I see myself farming and ranching while supporting a wonderful family,” exclaimed Kloberdanz.

    Advice Kloberdanz has for the underclassmen is, “Be humble and don’t ever give up on your dreams no matter how hard it is to get there.”

 

Winter Sports In Review

By the Bengal Cry staff

Boys’ Basketball

 The Tigers boys basketball team had an outstanding season that resulted in a 3A State Championship for the first time since they won the 4A title in 2011. The Tigers went 22-5 overall and 9-1 in their league. The Tigers are coached by Mike Holloway and assistant coached by Doug Holloway, Brad Hessler and Mike Gertner.

    The varsity team consisted of a total of twelve players including three seniors, three juniors, five sophomores and one freshman. Each individual player did their part in helping the team make it to the state championship game. The team was lead by three seniors this year: Wade Kellogg, Mike Chavez and Austin Bornhoft. In the ceremony following the state championship game, Coach Holloway pointed out that this group of seniors were some of the best leaders he has ever had and also the least selfish.

     Basketball is Chavez’s favorite sport. “It felt unreal to reach our goal, we knew we could do it but we were so in shock we had no idea what we accomplished. Even now a couple of weeks later I still can’t believe we won a state championship, especially because we’ve never made it to the great eight the past three years. It was the most memorable event I’ve ever been a part of and I’m happy I was a leader on the team,” he shared.

      Bornhoft had been looking forward to this moment his entire basketball career. “It was probably the most bittersweet moment I have had in my life. Myself and the others on the team had put a lot of blood sweat and tears into this season and we came out and ended it in the way we had hoped. In terms of my final high school basketball game, it could not have gone any better. A clutch play for a come behind win is definitely the best way to win a championship and end my senior season. At the same time in all the joy that came from us winning there was also a lot of mixed feelings I had about being done with basketball. Our team this year was more like a family than anything else and not being with my boys everyday and having a sense of brotherhood is something I am going to miss but I could not have dreamt of a better way to go out,” he exclaimed.

    For Kellogg, winning the state championship was something he had always dreamed of. “It’s the best way any senior can go out. It just felt so great to finally see our hard work pay off with all the long hours in the gym constantly putting up shots and to see it pay off the way it did was truly amazing. It was also really cool to see the whole community get behind us in the championship game, with the students and crowd going crazy and the band and cheerleaders coming up to support us. It’s something I’ll remember forever,” he said.

    The championship game at the University of Denver (DU) was a nail biter and a game the team and the community will never forget.

    Before making it to the big game at DU, the Tigers had to make it through some tough playoff games. The boys had a heartbreaking loss, losing 66-63 in the Patriot League tournament championship to Resurrection Christian but that didn’t stop them from fighting in the state playoffs.

   The Tigers went into the state tournament as the tenth seed. In the first round the Tigers played Buena Vista and easily beat them with a final score of 67-47. In the sweet sixteen, they faced Coal Ridge in an intense overtime game resulting in a close win with a score of 61-59. Ecstatic to make it to the great eight, the team beat Manitou Springs 58-50. The next day in the final four the Tigers went up against Colorado Springs Christian and won 51-43. All of these games lead up to the final game of the season: the state championship, in which the Tigers beat Faith Christian 48-47.

    The Sterling Tigers boys basketball team had an incredible season that will go down as one of the best in history.

 

Girls’ Basketball

It has been a rough season for the SHS girls’ basketball team, but over all odds they are undefeated.

Junior Peyton Huss said, “Some of our starters were out because of the sick season.”

Sophomore Katie Masters actually subbed for one of the sick players.

She said, “It was a great opportunity to get on the court when the team needs it most.”

Huss also said, “The hardest game so far was Liberty Commons because most of the starters were out that game.” Huss also said that Eaton is their rival because, “they give us pretty good competition every year.”

The team has been doing great this year with the injuries and sickness. They are undefeated 19-0 and still going strong. Even when they had no starters they still won.

The Lady Tigers won third place at the State Basketball Championship 2017 which was held in Denver, Colorado.

“It’s been amazing going to State this year too, but I did hope we would win first place,” said junior Brooke Polenz. “But overall it was an amazing season and next year we will try improving our play and hopefully win!”

Senior Taylor Knudson said, “Going to State my senior year was great and we did good. I am very excited about starting my next basketball season with Northeastern Junior College and hopefully it will be a good season.”

 

Swimming

Junior Kaitlyn Maker has been swimming for 10 years; she began when she was six years old. She swims every week, Monday-Friday, from June to February.

Maker is one of 20 members of the Eaton swim team. The team includes 14 swimmers and six divers.

She first joined the team in 2014 as a freshman. Before that, she swam with Valley’s club team from 2011-2014.

“I joined Eaton’s team because they were closer to home, had a lot of girls my age on their team and I really liked their coaches,” she said. “I joined the high school team because I was on their club team and I already knew the coach.”

Maker wasn’t sure what to expect about relationships with the team, but has developed a close bond with them.

“I love all the girls on my team. My best friends are the girls I swim with,” she said. “I am so happy that I have been blessed with these relationships. All of the girls on the team are so welcoming and loving towards me and for that, I am so grateful.”

During her freshman year, Maker was on the 200 yard free relay at state and had personal bests in her other events. Then for her sophomore year she qualified for state in the 100 yard breaststroke, 200 yard medley relay and the 200 yard free relay.

“I had a great first two seasons on the team,” she said.

This year at state, she placed eleventh place in the 100 yard breaststroke, sixteenth place in the 100 yard butterfly, tenth place in the 200 yard medley relay and fifteenth place in the 200 yard free relay.

“I had a lot of goals. All of my goals were times that I wanted to reach. I reached most of my goals, but God blessed me with an amazing season and I am super happy with how it ended,” Maker said.

Although she doesn’t have any set pre-race rituals, she gets in the zone by encouraging her teammates and cheering them on.

“Before my race, when I am behind the block, I always stretch, jump around a little and say a little prayer,” she said.

For Maker, swimming is more than just a hobby.

“Oh my goodness, it is definitely a passion,” she said. “I love the sport so much and it has taught me so many things.  Swimming has brought the most amazing people in my life and I have developed so many life-long friends through the sport. I just love to swim.”

Her dream since she was a little girl is to swim in college. She is currently looking at Oklahoma Christian University, Tabor College (in Kansas) and a few others.

“My plans for next season are to just keep improving and dropping time. I am hoping to swim a qualifying time in the 100 breaststroke for a national meet. I also hope to sign to swim at a college before next season,” said Maker.

According to her coach, Hattie Carlson, Maker is the epitome of an athlete because “she always shows up willing to give 100 percent, whether it is in the pool, school or with her friends and teammates.”

“Kaitlyn is a great leader and example for her peers to follow. It is a pleasure working with an athlete who is so coach-able. Kaitlyn celebrates her successes, as well as her challenges. I’ve been able to watch her mature in the last three years that I have been working with her in getting to the point where she can use her hard times as a motivator to be better,” said Carlson. “This year she was awarded “Most Inspirational” for her continuing drive to bring the team together and for her outstanding performance in the pool and the classroom. Kaitlyn is an integral part of our team.”

 

Wrestling

The 2016-2017 wrestling season was a good season for the team. Although this was not the most wrestlers that Sterling High School had taken to state from the past years it was a good amount of wrestlers. Sterling took five wrestlers to state with only one wrestler actually placing in state.The five wrestlers that went to state were Drew Book, Tate Green, Ernesto Ochoa, Zach Loft, and Dylan Prelle. The one wrestler that had placed was Dylan Prelle and he had placed 5th. The wrestling team consisted of Drew Book, Jake Breidenbach, Eleazar Chavez, Gabi Deleon, Isaac Deleon, Jeremiah Deleon, Tate Green, Jaylen Lee, Zach Loft, Tristan Manley, Ernesto Ochoa, Dylan Prelle, Carlos Rodriguez, Trae Walton, and Pacen Whited.

 Breidenbach has wrestled throughout his entire high school career. Sadly this was the last year for Breidenbach to wrestle on the Tiger wrestling team.

He said, “I’ll miss bonding with my teammates but I’ll miss feeling the excitement and being apart of the excitement for each other after winning a tough match or watching a teammate win a tough match.”

Breidenbach also said, “The biggest accomplishment as a team throughout my high school career was tying the school record for taking eight wrestlers to the state tournament my sophomore year. My biggest accomplishment in high school was placing 6th place at the state tournament my sophomore year and leaving my name on the wall of wrestling room forever.”

Senior Gabi Deleon has only wrestled her freshman and senior year. She had come a long way from her freshman year to now.

“I think the biggest accomplishment doesn’t really have to do with the wrestling its just getting to know each other and getting really close to your team and getting to know each other and individually just meeting new people and being brave enough to do like such a trying,” said Deleon. “I think I did pretty well this season and the most memorable part was probably leaving the school to go get subway with Tristan.”

For Prelle, this was his last year on the SHS wrestling team. He was the only one from the wrestlers that went to state that actually placed in state. He placed 5th in state this year.

“This was my best season by far, as a team we were really close friends and personally I had the best record and placed at state. I think I did well this season. The most memorable part of the season was standing on the podium at the state wrestling tournament. I will miss my teammates the most” he said.

Ochoa has wrestled for the Sterling Tigers since his freshman year and will continue until next year. He was one of Sterling wrestlers that went to state but did not place.

He said, “I like it more because of how far I went and how I was determined to prove people wrong. Next year I don’t just plan on just taking part of state I’m going to go take over state champion.”

Freshman Jeremiah Deleon this was his first year wrestling for the Sterling High School. He wasn’t one of the ones to go to state this year but is determined to go next year.

He said, “As a team our biggest accomplishment was winning Strasburg. My individual accomplishment was placing at regionals.”

Sophomore Isaac Deleon has returned for his second year of wrestling. He did not go to state this year but is determined to go the next two years.

Deleon said, “I did not do my best this year. My favorite memory from this year was when Ernesto said he couldn’t see cause of all the weight he cut. This year was a lot harder for me. I also improved a lot more on my wrestling moves.”

For Book, this was his first year wrestling for SHS. He was one of Sterling’s  wrestlers that qualified for state but did not place.

He said, “I got along better with the team I even grew a love for the team. I liked this year a lot more. As a team we won a couple tournaments and did really good at duals. Individually I did well because I made it to state.”

This year was a good season for the SHS wrestling team, taking five of the wrestlers to state and having one senior place fifth in the state championship. Although Sterling will be losing three of their seniors, they still have more wrestlers ready to take a step up and lead the team.

March’s Tiger of the Month

By Katlyn LaPorte

For his many accomplishments and tremendous talent in track and field, Austin Chavez is the Tiger of the Month for March.

Chavez was born on July 14, 1998 to his parents Jeff and Kristy Chavez. He is one of three triplets along with his brother, Mike, and his sister, Kylie. He also has an older brother, Drew. The family has a pet dog, Scooter.

Chavez has been doing track since middle school and has participated all throughout high school as well. He has already won a gold medal at the state track meet in high jump. The events he competes in are high jump and pole vault. His biggest supporters in track and field are his mom and dad.

“My favorite track memory is winning state in high jump,” said Chavez.

Next year Chavez is looking forward to competing in track and field at the University of Northern Colorado where he has already signed on.

Although track is his favorite sport, Chavez also played football all of his high school career.

His goal for his senior season is to take first place at state again.

Chavez wants to give a shout out to his best friends Jake Breidenbach, Brady Krier, and Dylan Prelle.

Aside from sports, Chavez really likes to work on cars and motorcycles. His favorite class is auto tech. His favorite food is grilled chicken, and his favorite animal is a tiger. He has a 3.3 GPA.

His favorite quote is, “My wallet may be empty but I got a lot of cool stuff.”

The advice Chavez wants to give to the underclassmen is, “Work hard and be patient. Trust the process.”

 

March’s Tigress of the Month

By Katlyn LaPorte

For her outstanding soccer playing ability and her many years of extreme dedication, Jaycie Dillenburg is the Tigress of the Month for March.

Dillenburg was born on Sept. 19 1998 to her parents Rick and Linda Dillenburg. She has one older brother, Kyle and one older sister, Jenna. She has a pet yellow labrador named Cindy.

Dillenburg has been playing soccer since she was only five years old; it is her favorite sport. Her biggest supporters are her parents, her boyfriend, her friends from out of town, and her teammates. Dillenburg plays as a forward.

“The best part about soccer is I’m always able to have a good relationship with my teammates and we always find ways to have fun throughout the season,” said Dillenburg. “The worst part about soccer is having wind every single day of the season.”

“My goals for the rest of the soccer season are to break records, make it to the state playoffs, and overall have fun and make memories,” shared Dillenburg. 

“I’ve broken two records already, and I hope to break the number of goals in a career and the number of assists in a career as well,” exclaimed Dillenburg.

Dillenburg’s favorite high school soccer memory is all their games against Frontier Academy.

“I’m going to play soccer in college and hopefully still play at a university after graduating from NJC,” said Dillenburg.

After graduating from NJC Dillenburg hopes to either go to CSU or Regis and potentially play soccer.

Another sport Dillenburg plays is volleyball. She likes volleyball because she had teammates that she always had fun with, it was coached well, and because they had a successful season when no one thought that they would.

She wants to give a shout out to Jade Feather, “Because she’s cute and always makes me laugh,” said Dillenburg.

Although her favorite hobby is playing sports, she also keeps up well in school maintaining a 3.9 GPA.  Her favorite subject in school is math. She loves the show The Office and the books The Series of Unfortunate Events. Her favorite food is Italian food and her favorite holiday is Christmas. Dolphins are her favorite animal. Her greatest high school memories were all of the memories she made in sports. She lives by her favorite quote, “The harder you work, the luckier you get.”

In ten years, Dillenburg sees herself graduated from college, having a steady career, and starting a family.

Dillenburg’s advice to the underclassmen is, “Have as much fun as youcan in high school, whether it be in sports or not. Don’t let people convince you not to go to high school events like sporting events, prom, homecoming, etc., because you only get those for four years of your entire life and some of your best memories come from those moments.”

 

February’s Tigress of the Month

By Katlyn LaPorte 

For her four years of commitment and accomplishments in basketball and track, Jenna Kellogg has been chosen for February’s Tiger of the Month.

Kellogg was born March 25, 1999, to her parents Jeff and Angie Kellogg. Alongside with her was her twin brother, Wade, she also has an older brother Zach. The family has a black lab named Sassy.

Kellogg has been playing basketball for as long as she can remember.

In basketball she plays all around, sometimes she plays as a guard and other times she plays as a post.

“As a senior in basketball I hope to win a state title with all the girls I’ve been playing with since 7th and 8th grade,” shared Kellogg. “I know that with great determination and selflessness no matter what gets thrown our way we can conquer anything with the Lord supporting us.”

“The best part of basketball is the people that I play with,” said Kellogg.fullsizerender

“My favorite basketball memory is going up to the CSU camp riding up with Jenna and Taylor Knudson singing our hearts out,” exclaimed Kellogg.

Kellogg wants to give a shout out to her favorite basketball girls for the hilarious memories and unforgettable experiences.

Kellogg’s favorite sport is track. She has been participating in track and field since she was in the 7th grade.

In track, Kellogg runs the 300 meter hurdles, 400 meters races in relays, and 200 meter dashes.

“I set a lot of goals for myself throughout the season in track, that’s what I like the most about it because it’s individual so it’s all on you if you succeed or not,” said Kellogg. “The best part about track is the new challenges and setting personal goals, and the worst part about track can be the bad weather.”

“My favorite track memory is State Track sophomore year when we had a lip sync battle at the hotel,” exclaimed Kellogg.

“My biggest supporters are my parents and two brothers (even though Wade doesn’t always show it)” said Kellogg.

Outside of sports, Kellogg is the ideal student and maintains a 3.7 GPA. Her favorite subject in school is Anatomy. Her favorite foods are steak kabobs and pasta. She loves the television show Grey’s Anatomy and Friday Night Lights. She really enjoys the book The Haymeadow. Her favorite holiday is the 4th of July. Her favorite animals are goats and dogs.

Kellogg’s favorite high school memory is stealing Mr. Kelley’s parking spot Junior year.

After high school Kellogg plans to attend Northeastern Junior College and pursue a career in nursing.

“In ten years I hope I am done with school for good, with a stable career, with a family, and a hot husband!” exclaimed Kellogg. “My advice to underclassmen is to have fun in high school and get in a little trouble because it goes by too quick.”

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