Johnson, Cortes have the final say in our Senior Spotlight
Friday gives us our final two Senior Sports Spotlight segments, and the first of those shines on a softball player at Vernon, Jordan Johnson.
Jordan a pitcher, infielder and catcher.
About what she misses most about the game Jordan writes "Playing with my teammates. Win or lose we go out play hard, have fun and enjoy being a family."
As for what she loves about softball she tells us " The competitiveness. Anything can happen in an inning, so you have to go hard the entire game."
Next up comes the Rutherford tennis senior who was voted the Rams' student-athlete of the year, Ari Cortes.
She writes to us "Tennis has helped me grow as a person developing mental and physical grit both on and off the court."
Ari adds "Before hgih school, tennis was always an individual sport," and goes on to write "What I love so much about playing for the high school team is how players are able to come together competing not only for themselves, but for each other. This is something I'm really going to miss, especially after having made it so far in my junior year, making it to the State finals with my doubles partner. Not getting a senior season and another opportunity to take a crack at the state title has been disappointing, but I'm just so happy I got to spend these years playing high school tennis with such an amazing coach and team."