Fair Grove Fall Athletics Say Goodbye to Seniors


Senior Colton Dame walks out during halftime with his parents.

Blake Tettleton

For the seniors of Fair Grove’s High School football team, band program, and cheerleading squad, October 6th was the beginning of the end. In a pre-game ceremony, Fair Grove School District honored honored the seniors of these programs. The football team graduated Thomas Bruemmer, Hunter Robertson, Colton Dame, Noah Nivens, Noah Sandrich, Jayden Kensinger, Stewart Hopkins, Zachary Fodge, Jacob Elmore, Brian Carroll, Isaac Mauldin, Devin Deuker, Craig Brinkman, and Sam Bliler; while the cheerleading squad graduated Bailey Chandler and Lily Haumann, and the band program graduated Jacob Buckner, Kelsey Thompson, and Kaitlyn Masters. The game itself was against Stockton, with the Eagles coming out on top 44-0, with Thomas Bruemmer stating, “the game went really well and it was an all around great night. I’m happy that my name was pronounced right during the ceremony, which almost never happens.”

October 9th saw the Fair Grove Soccer Team holding their own senior night during their game against Marshfield at home, seeing them win 3-2 in overtime; the soccer team graduated seniors Alex Brewer, Preston Thompson, Noah Argenta, Garrett Potter, Ryan Padgett, Jared Duncan, and Brian Carroll. All seniors barring Duncan were regular starters, leaving a large dent on next year’s lineup.

The volleyball team held the final senior night of the fall sports season for Fair Grove Schools on October 10th. The ceremony for the seniors was held after the night’s junior varsity game, and immediately preceding the varsity game. The volleyball team graduated seniors Jordan Coddington, Taylor Bell, Amanda Orr, Shyan Proctor, and Sierra Anderjaska. When asked what advice she would give to graduating seniors who hoped to continue their athletic career in college, the high school counselor and high school volleyball coach Tonya Peck stated, “Good luck….But seriously, stay focused and make sure you have a passion for your sport.  College sports can be grueling and if you don’t have the passion for the sport the next level will be pretty difficult to get through.” The team played Stockton and won in two sets.