by Kelsey Sheffield
Spurger High School is blessed with several dedicated athletes who have worked hard to represent the Pirate family. Players have learned to develop and grow to reach unlimited successes through their involvment in multiple programs and, without a doubt, exceeding in each.
Spurger is excited about having three years left with one particular young man because of his thrilling freshman year. Cory Hyden is an incoming sophomore and has used his first years' experience as a stepping stone to shine through the remainder of his high school days.
Hyden participated in basketball where he was a part of the varsity basketball team last season and helped them greatly on their journey to the playoffs. He also was a key player for the varsity baseball team which later scored him an award of second team all distrct first basement.
If that wasn't enough, Hyden caught a lot of his attention for his part in this year's first year fishing team. He and his fishing partner, Robby Clark, made a huge impression and reputation for themselves. They took home several awards from different fishing tournaments and places in the top 10 of 345 fishing teams of their division. Of the fishermen, Hyden held the title of the biggest bass catch of the season at a whopping 9.09 pounds.
Hyden and Spurger athletics are excited for his years to come as a Pirate.