By Becca Douglass
Touchdown! Goal! Go, Fight, Win! Some students are committed to sports through the school and through these sports come great memories.
Senior cheerleader, Addie Lee says, “My favorite memory is when the squad got first in every division at cheer camp over the summer and had Space Jam as a theme for camp.” She loved this theme because they were able to participate in it, unlike the other camp years where it was more difficult to coordinate with the theme.
Sophomore cheerleader, Logan Harrington said, “Hitting all of the stunts perfectly at camp during the routine was my favorite memory of cheer.” This was monumental because Lebanon High School cheerleaders had been working up to that week.
Trevor Adler continues to inspire athletes at LHS, especially sophomore Haiden Gibbs. Gibbs’ favorite memory from football was when Adler picked off the Frankfort quarterback for a 99-yard touchdown. This played a large role in Gibbs’ football career, as it motivated him to improve in his sport.
During this year’s annual football lock-in, sophomore Caden Boggess unplugged everyone’s TVs as they were playing 2k. It turned out to be his favorite memory.
Before every boys’ tennis match, junior Harrison Love said, “My favorite memory was getting into a huddle with his team, a teammate saying inspiring words, and making fun of the other teams.”
Junior Daniel Hood’s favorite memory is the bus rides before and after tennis matches because everyone on the team are close friends and just mess around the entire time.
The first boys’ soccer sectional game was a jaw-clencher for the Lebanon Tigers. Olin Leising scored a goal with four minutes left to tie the score. Then, Keaton Newmen scored another goal and saved one at the same time to lead the team to a Tiger victory. This was junior Alex VandZant’s favorite memory.
Senior Tommy Wagner’s favorite memory for boys’ soccer was during his sophomore year; the Tigers won their first sectional game in 18 years. It was special because every year, the team goes into sectionals not expecting to win the first game, but now that they have, it gives them hope and courage that they have a chance at winning overall.
For girls’ soccer, sophomore Chloe Beltran’s favorite memory was the lock-in. Beltran says the team came together afterwards and they all participated as a team and did a lot of activities together.
Winning the invitational for the first time in Lebanon girls’ soccer history last year was senior Kirstin Byrd’s favorite sports memory.
Senior Katherine Patterson explains, “My favorite memory was freshman year when girl’s golf had a big team sleepover and I scared my teammates in the middle of the night as they were driving to come pick me up. It took my teammates about five minutes to gather up the courage to come back to pick me up.”
The girls’ golf team sleepover at the beginning of the season was freshman Clara McQueen’s favorite memory. The team went canoeing and golfing together after the sleepover. She also enjoyed the “initiation” of the new girls on the team at the end of the year; each new girl had to eat a spicy pepper in front of the rest of the team.
Sophomore Jessica Fischer’s favorite cross country memory was the meet at Brown County this year because it was raining and super muddy and just an overall fun race.
Wrestling at semi-state under all the lights was junior Camren Toole’s favorite memory.