By Cheyenne Jackson
The Durant Lady Lions softball senior day was on Saturday, Sept. 25, and there were four seniors honored.
Senior Sydney Hampton is the pitcher for the Lady Lions softball team.
Hampton has lead the Durant Lady Lions to several wins from the circle this 2016 softball season.
Hampton’s mom has some words for her.
“It has been so much joy watching you play and develop into an outstanding student athlete. All the early morning weekends were definitely worth everything,”love mom! ❤️
Senior Destinee Lewis is the first basemen for the Lady Lions softball team.
Destinee Lewis is on her way to Texas A&M to play softball. She has a full ride scholarship.
Destinee’s mom had some very positive word to say to her.
“Destinee Rae Lewis, I am so blessed to be your mom, you have given me so much joy through the years watching you grow and having so much heart for the game we both love. Always remember to put God first and everything else will fall into place. I love you,” your mother.
Senior Breanna Simmons is the third basemen for Lady Lions Softball team.
Breanna’s parents have a message for her.
“As a family we have devoted a lot of time to softball but not as much as you have. We know your love of the game has taken so much of you but has also played a role in who you are today. The sacrifices you’re made over many years have not gone unnoticed and are beginning to pay off! You are an intelligent, strong and independent young woman. When we send you off to college, 5 hours away, to get a higher education and play softball, we feel confident that you will do great! Not that we won’t worry, but we have raise a capable child that will turn into a prosperous adult,” Love Mom and Dad.
Senior Nicole Jackson is the left fielder for the Lady Lions softball team.
Nicole’s mom has a message she would like to give Nicole.
Head Coach Aaron Mullens has some very positive words to say about all four of these girls.
“I am going to miss this group of girls. Not only are they great softball players on the field, but they also represent our school and community in a positive manner off the field. It has been an honor to have had the opportunity to coach them. I wish them nothing but the best and I know they will be successful in life,” Mullens said.
Hampton’s mom also had something to say about all the girls.
“The seniors are a special group. Not only the seniors but also the junior class and the sophomore class. These kids have been playing softball together their whole lives. Some of them have traveled together on weekends playing ball and they have made many sacrifices to work hard and develop into great players. They first started playing together in 8U in the Durant League and they won the league championship every year since 8U all the way through 12U which they won the first OK kids State Championship. It’s been a blast following them around for the last 10 years watching them compete and excel. I look forward to watching them make the transition to college ball as they move forward after graduation. I’m so proud of all of them especially Sydney,” Hampton’s mom said.
The Durant high school journalism class wishes all the seniors the best of luck.
“The words I am writing will never express the joy you bring to me. To watch you grow and become the young lady you have became. From that little girl that hung on my every word, to a Strong but soft, confident yet humble, independent young lady that is about to move to the next season of her life. Wow the mixed emotions of what was in the past to what is ahead of you in the future, is very hard for me to digest. I have no doubt that this next step in life you will conquer and achieve more then even you will realize. You make my little world complete! I am so very Blessed that God gave you to me. I am Proud to be called your Momma! Love You more then I can ever tell You,” Love mom.