Lady Indians (24) Fowler would be the driving force that would get the Lady Indians started on the scoreboard against the Lady Trojans at the Caddo Hills Classic on Monday. Photo courtesy of Verlin Price
FAYETTEVILLE — After pounding on the door for two years, the Sheridan Lady Jackets burst through.
On Saturday, May 21, the Lady Jackets captured the 2016 Class 6A State Tournament championship with a 6-0 win over the rival Benton Lady Panthers. It was the third year in a row that Sheridan reached the title game.
“They went in determined,” declared second-year head coach Tamara Strawn.
And they would not be denied.
“I’m so proud,” the coach asserted. “We have been reminding ourselves, ‘We can; we will.’ Well, we can and we did!
“These girls have earned this,” she added. “They knew the feelings going into off losing and that biter taste turned oh, so sweet on Saturday.
“This group has fought through injury, adversity, and lots of trials,” Strawn continued. “Good teams can do that. But great teams greet it and fight with heart and determination. This group is a great team!
The Sheridan Yellowjackets football team enters the final week of spring practice with most all hands on deck after the conclusion of spring sports. The Jackets were set to practice Monday through Wednesday to conclude the spring. They’ll attend a team camp and 7-on-7 competition at Ouachita Baptist University on June 8-9.
“It’s gone well,” said Jackets head coach Louis Campbell. “Of course, like any spring, the first thing you try to do is get your ninth graders, moving up to be sophomores, in the right spot, try to get them acclimated, knowing what to do and having an idea of how to do it. And making sure they’re in the right spot.
“I think that’s the biggest thing we get out of spring now because you have so many kids that play other sports and coaches in other sports,” he added. “Spring practice is hard to — if you think too much about it, you get frustrated. So you take what you’ve got and do what you can with it.”
Still, Campbell said, he and his staff found out some things about the players that were available.
CABOT — Sheridan’s Haley Morton finished 18th and Sarah Michael 24th among 73 athletes in the 2016 Arkansas High School Heptathlon held Wednesday and Thursday, May 18-19, at Cabot High School.
In the Decathlon, Sheridan’s Austin Morgan was 52nd in a field of 74 athletes.
On Wednesday, the events were the 100-meter low hurdles, the long jump, the discus and the 200-meter dash in the Heptathlon. On day two, the high jump, shot put and 800-meter run were contested Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Sydney Barnett, a senior at Sheridan High School, recently was selected to play in the Arkansas Activities Association All-Star Volleyball Game. The All-Star Game, which will include stand-out seniors from across the state, will be held June 22 at the University of Central Arkansas.
“This is a huge accomplishment for Sydney and our school,” said SHS Volleyball Coach Emily Grimmett.
Barnett, who has played volleyball for six years, also achieved All-State this year, All-Conference her junior year, and was voted by her teammates as their best server. Additionally, she accumulated impressive statistics this season, including 52 kills, 20 aces and 114 digs.
RUSSELLVILLE - Sheridan's Sarah Michael cleared a personal and school record height of 12'4" to capture the Meet of Champs title at the event held Saturday, May 14, at Russellville High School. It is believed that it's the first time for a Sheridan girl to win at the Meet of Champs since Sarah Yancey won the high jump in 1995.