Great Time To Be A Scottie
Spring Sports Success Makes Glasgow Proud
Ashley Roness, Courier Intern
Published: Thursday, June 7th, 2012
Three teams from one high school all at state at the same time is rather unheard of if you ask most people, but that is what happened to Glasgow this spring. GHS had both the boys and girls track teams and the softball team winding down their seasons with the hopes of bringing home state titles.
All three teams had been ecstatic to try their hand at state, but what about our community? How did it feel about this momentous occasion?
One of the newer members of Scottie Nation, Brandy Howey, the high school librarian, said, “Glasgow should be very honored because this is a very unique situation.”
Glasgow High School’s seventh and eighth grade art and English teacher, Heather Zeller, who has taught the majority of these young athletes, said this before the big weekend: “It’s pretty exciting! I’d have to say that I wish the kids well. I know they’ll do awesome. They are all really passionate athletes.”
Janice Griebel, a GHS graduate and former member of the Scottie softball team whose sister, Debra, competed in five different events at state track, said, “I’m excited! It’s exciting to make it to state. I know how it feels; I’m a former Scottie softball player myself. I’m also excited to watch my sister. I know she’s one of the best out there, and the team is amazing!”
Not only were adults and past graduates in support and voicing their praise for the teams, the students of Glasgow High School were doing the same.
“I think it’s great that we have three teams at state,” Lane Herbert said. “It couldn’t have happened to a better group of kids. I’m glad that their hard work is paying off. I hope they bring the state titles home.”
Pride and excitement radiated from the voices of Lizzie Holom and Rachel Pewitt, and it brightened their faces as they talked about their friends and classmates.
“It’s exciting!” Rachel exclaimed.
“We’re thrilled!” Lizzie said.
And then they said this in unison: “It would be great for them to bring back three state titles!”
Even those as young as the seventh and eighth grades shared the same feelings.
“I’m excited for them,” Zoe Campbell said before the weekend. “I think they’ll do good, really good.”
Physical education teacher Linda Hudyma summed up everyone’s feelings.
“It’s a good weekend,” she said, “to be a Scottie.”
In all, Hudyma was right. It was a great weekend to be a Scottie. Even though Glasgow didn’t bring home any team state championships, two individuals won track championships.
There was Luke Zeiger in pole vault and Debra Griebel in the 100 hurdles. The softball team also came out to play, taking second place to Florence.
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