Archive - Mar 25, 2011 - Sports Article
There is one thing that comes up almost daily around Whitko boys track and field.
Not just any repeat but a fourth consecutive Three Rivers Conference championship.
It‚Äôs a broken record that the Wildcats hopes stays that way for another season.
‚ÄúOne of the things we‚Äôre hoping to do is make it four in a row,‚ÄĚ Whitko head coach Ron Cherry said. ‚ÄúThat‚Äôs our goal that the kids say almost daily. We get together and they yell ‚Äėfour-peat.‚Äô‚ÄĚ
For eight seniors, a conference title is all they‚Äôve ever experienced. According to Cherry, the winning never gets old.
A lot of the time high school athletes are praised solely on what they do with a jersey on.
Earlier this week, two Columbia City Lady Eagles basketball players were recognized among the state‚Äôs best for both their averages on the court and in the classroom.
Seniors Maddie Hinen and Corinna Raypole were selected by the IBCA (Indiana Basketball Coaches Association) as IBCA Academic All-State Honorable Mention members for the 2010-2011 season.
It was all going according to plan for Mark Rickerd and Whitko girls’ track and field team as offseason workouts continued through January.
A good mix of seniors along with past conference champions joined a talented freshmen class.
Atop the group of returners was hurdler Micaela Sylvester coming back for her third season with the Lady Wildcats. Sylvester made an immediate impact as a freshman and was Whitko’s top points scorer in 2010 as a sophomore.