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Spurger athletes receive special awards

All Regional Team Nathan Sheffield. (Kelsey Sheffield photo)All Regional Team Nathan Sheffield. (Kelsey Sheffield photo)

by Kelsey Sheffield

The Spurger Pirates have been at it again. The Spurger One Act Play (SOAP) competed successfully in Carthage, where many cast members were recognized. A Spurger basketball player was awarded on behalf of TABC, and a former Spurger student athlete has grown to accomplish great things to be acknowledged for.

The SOAP team competed for the chance to advance to the district on March 28, again in Carthage. The group preformed The Marriage of Figaro where seven cast members were acknowledged. All Star Cast was awarded to Autumn Tullos, Caleb LeBouef, and Jake Clossner. Brianna Hudson, Mattie Fortenberry, and Kassie Korthals were acknowledged as Honorable Mention All Star Cast. The Crew Award was presented to Corey Lieby. Not only did the cast get recognized, but the One Act Play team did advance and will be competing for regional competition.

Junior basketball player, Nathan Sheffield, ended the year with a greater success than he thought he had. Sheffield served as a role player for the Pirates, averaging at least 15 points a game, several assists, steals, and a few impressive blocks per game. His contribution as a player, as well as a team leader helped him score off the court as well. Sheffield was recognized as 1st team All Regional, on behalf of TABC. He was found well deserving of such an acknowledgment and is looking forward to his final high school season to come.
Former student athlete of Spurger High School, Amanda Duvail, has been recognized at her college, Kolby Community College of Kansas. Duvail graduated in 2012 and chose KCC due to the scholarship she earned through cross country running. Not only has she had a successful athletic career thus far, but she has been chosen as one of two people from her college to be on the All-Kansas Academic team. She served in not only their athletics, but honors teams, as well. She has a GPA of 3.75. She will be awarded a scholarship ranging from one to three thousand dollars. Duvail expressed she can thank Spurger High for assistance in her success. She claims they helped prepare her for college, push her to do her best, and keep her faith in God.

Spurger baseball and softball will be playing Friday, March 28, in Spurger. Baseball will be playing Leggett, and softball will be playing Hull-Daisetta.

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