With hopes of competing at the 3A State Track meet next month, Emilee Escareno opted to return to McGinnis Field and focus on track and field for her final sports season. However, due to COVID-19, Escareno has traded in her track cleats for mowing equipment.
On Friday, April 24, the Greenwood County Hospital went live via Facebook stream to showcase Pharmacist Isaac Boone’s new-found talent for lopping off locks.
A Eureka senior officially made the commitment recently to join the Fort Scott Community College (FSCC) Greyhound basketball team next fall. Quinton Phelan, a two-time Tri-Valley League (TVL)-1st team selection, signed the “letter of intent” online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Phelan, along with his family, hope to gather for a ceremonial photo in the coming weeks.
“He’s a hero,” a tearful Cathy Harris said of her husband Sam last Wednesday. “If it wasn’t for him, we all could have died,” she continued.
From double plays to stolen chances, baseball was just another season that was lost due to COVID-19. Eureka senior Ethan Westerman was looking forward to playing his fourth and final season as a Tornado baseball player. Over the years, Westerman had primarily played the positions of short stop, second baseman or pitcher, but this year, he wanted to try something new. Although the team had only had the opportunity to have a few practices this spring, Westerman hoped to take the catchers position this season.