The Senior Lady Bombers softball players were honored Sept. 5 before the team’s last home game of the season.
Seniors Jaycie Jennings, Caleigh Middick, Madeline McIntyre and Kristian Combs were honored on the field during Senior Night.
Frederick High School Principal Randy Biggs announced each senior as she took the field.
First to be announced was Kristian Combs.
“Kristian is the daughter of Stephen and Lisa Combs,” Biggs said. “She has played Lady Bomber fast pitch softball for four years.
“Kristian says ‘I believe each and every one of us is at the beginning of a wonderful journey. We as seniors will go on with our lives but all the other girls on this field will be here playing for the Lady Bombers. I’d like to give a shout out to my team. Do big things next year. I love you all. I also want to give a shout out to my MeMe and Pop. Thank you for coming out to my games. I appreciate it more than you will ever know…last but not least I want to give a shout out to my parents. Thank you for everything and I love you.’”
Combs said her senior year has been a mix of emotions.
“Getting to play and make memories with these girls has truly been an eye opener,” Combs said. “I look forward to continuing the season and watching them in the years to come. I plan to go to college, get my BSN in nursing and eventually go on to become a nurse anesthetist.”
Next to be announced was Jaycie Jennings.
“Jaycie is the daughter of Jonathan and Jennifer Jennings,” Biggs announced. “She has played Lady Bomber fast pitch softball for two years.
“Jaycie shouts, ‘I want to say thank you to my parents for always supporting me in everything I do and for loving me unconditionally. I love you both more than anything. I also want to give a huge shout out to my MeMe for always giving me the steps needed to get through my senior year. I wouldn’t be where I am today without you.’”
Next to the field was Madeline McIntyre.
“Madeline is the daughter of Joey and Brandy McIntyre,” Biggs said. “Madeline has played Lady Bomber fast pitch softball for four years. Madeline shouts, ‘I want to thank my parents for the countless hours spent driving me to tournaments, endless amount of money they spent and the constant support they have given me. I would not have to opportunity to play college ball if it weren’t for you teaching me to never give up. I love you both.’”
Caleigh Middick took the field next.
“Caleigh is the daughter of Chris and Bobbie Middick,” Biggs said. “She has played Lady Bomber fast pitch softball for four years. Caleigh says, ‘Thank you dad for teaching me to be humble, to always have fun because time flies by so fast. Thank you mom for teaching me to be a strong, confident young lady. Both of you have been the greatest role models a girl could ask for. I wouldn’t be the athlete I am today without you leading me by example. Dad, I’m going to miss your pep-talks before I go up to bat and mom yelling from the stands telling me I can do it. I’ll always be your little girl. I love you mom and dad.’”
Middick said she will never forget the memories she’s made during high school.
“I am very sad that this is my last season of high school softball but all the memories I have made are ones I will never forget,” Middick said. “I am excited for my next chapter in life because I will make more memories I will cherish forever. Living life to the fullest is what I do best.”
Biggs concluded the ceremony after the four girls were escorted to the mound by their parents.
“We all say thank you seniors for your dedication,” Biggs continued. “Let’s give these Seniors and their parents a round of applause.”
The Lady Bombers played their last home game of the season after the Senior Night ceremony, losing to Sterling 8 to 3. They made some errors early in the game and by the time they straightened up, it was too late to catch up. The Lady Bombers played great defense later in the game and stopped Sterling from scoring several more times.
The Lady Bombers take on Binger-Oney in an away game at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 18.
Reach Kathleen Guill at 580-379-0588, ext. 2602.