by Emily Waldrep
After last weekend's graduation, many great Tyler County Senior athletes have moved on to do bigger and better things in their life. One of those seniors is Ashley Hollier of Spurger High School.
Ashley moved to Spurger ISD in 6th grade from PNG High school and attended Spurger for 6 years. She played varsity volleyball, basketball, tennis, softball, track and cross-country. Apart from sports, she was also a member of the FFA, CIA, STUCO, and the Spanish Club.
Hollier had many athletic achievements throughout her years at Spurger ISD. As a freshman she received honorable mention in basketball and volleyball and was a regional qualifier in track and cross-country. Her sophomore year she was awarded second team all district volleyball as well as first team all district basketball and was a regional qualifier in track. Her junior year at Spurger she received first team all district in volleyball, basketball and softball and was named female athlete of the year. Ashley's Senior year she received first district volleyball and softball, an honorable mention in basketball and was a regional qualifier in tennis.
"I was truly blessed this last year in sports," said Hollier. "We made it to playoffs in every sport and I even made it to the second round of regionals in tennis with my partner Amanda Duvail."
A few of her other favorite moments throughout her high school sports career were making 22 points in one basketball game, getting 6 kills, 12 blocks and 8 aces in one volleyball game and having 24 stolen bases and only 1 strike out during her senior year of softball.
"I will miss my team-mates the most and just being able to get out on the field or court and have fun," said Hollier. "I would just like to thank everyone that believed in me and my team mates through out the years, as well as my mom for never missing a single game, no matter how far away they were."
Ashley is planning on attending UT Tyler in the fall, were she plans to play some intra-mural sports for fun.