Multiple Teams · Winter Sports celebrate Seniors


Tuesday night, February 11, 2020 Heritage celebrated the Senior members of Basketball, Cheer and Bowling.

The cheerleading team is coached by Sarah O’Neal. Their senior members are Kaitlyn Cook, Lexi Dyer, Kerington Johnson, and Shelby Pratt.

Kaitlyn Cook: Daughter of Tiffany Kestner. She has been a cheerleader for seven years. Kaitlyn says she will miss her friends, coaches Nichole and Elisha, her friendships and cheerleading the most about high school. After graduation Kaitlyn plans to go to Vol State.

Lexi Dyer: Daughter of Kim and John Parrish. Lexi has been a cheerleader for seven years. Cheering at football games and basketball games with my teammates is what Lexi says she will miss the most about high school. After high school she plans to attend Austin Peay and get a degree in Early Childhood Education.

Keringten Johnson: Daughter of Audrey Johnson. She has been a cheerleader for 11 years. When asked what she will miss the most about high school she replied, “cheering for both basketball and football and making memories with my friends.” After graduation Keringten plans to attend the University of Tennessee and then dental school to become an orthodontist.

The boys’ basketball team is coached by Carl Miller. Their senior members are Val Courtney, Aaron Neeley, and Zana Omar.

Val Courtney: Son of Elizabeth Woodall and Val Courtney. He has played basketball for seven years. When asked what he would miss the most about high school Val replied, “Hanging with friends all the time and also the friendships made and good times”. In the future Val’s plans include attending Western Kentucky University to study architectural science.

Aaron Neeley: Son of Jenny and Jason Neely. He has played basketball for ten years. Aaron says he will miss hanging out with his friends and teammates the most. His future plans include attending Western Kentucky University and major in business.

Zana Omar: Son of Scala and Kameron Omar. He has been the basketball manager for five years. When asked what he would miss the most about high school, Zana replied, “My coaches and the relationships I built with my teammates.” After high school Zana plans to attend WKU to pursue a major in business, become a real estate agent and state building his own gated community.

The girls’ basketball team is coached by Clay Head. Their senior members are Staten Holmes, Eimy Esparza, Alex Green, Kelsey Russell, and Sadie Short.

Staten Holmes: Daughter of James and Mary Jo Holmes. Staten has played basketball for seven years and says she will miss her friends, teammates ad coaches the most. After graduation Staten plans to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Eimy Esparza: Daughter of Eva Durate and Eduardo Esparza. She has played basketball for six years. Emiy says she will miss hanging out with her friends and doing crazy things before the games is what she will miss the most about high school. After graduation she plans to get a business degree and then go to culinary school to become a chef.

Alex Green: Daughter of Angel and Jamie Williams and Chris and Tiffany Green. She has played basketball for eight years. Alex says seeing her friends and teammates everyday and stressing coach head out by getting technical/fouling out. After graduation she plans to play soccer and basketball at Tennessee Wesleyan then go to medical to become a dermatologist. #drpimplepopperjr

Kelsey Russell: Daughter of Forrest and Katrina Russell. Kelsey has played basketball since she was in the 5th grade. Friends, gamedays coaches and teachers are the things she said she will miss the most about high school. After high school Kelsey plans to attend Austin Peay State University.

Sadie Short: Daughter of Rachel and Sam Short. She has played basketball for ten years and says she will miss the basketball, soccer team, Megan and Coach Goff the most. After high school Sadie plans to study criminal justice and become a FBI agent.

The Bowling team is coached by Teresa Grooms. Their senior members are Austin Demonbreun, Tanyon Grooms, Spencer King, Amy Quillen, Dalton Thurman, Hunter Ward, Joshua Wolbert, and Mason Wynn.

Austin Demonbreun: Son of Stacy and Marie Demonbreun. He has been a member of the bowling team of three years. He said he will miss bowling the most after high school and after graduation Austin plans to be an electrician.

Tanyon Grooms: Son of Teresa and Brian Grooms. He has been a member of the bowling team for five years. Tanyon says he will miss being able to see his friends on a daily basis. After graduation he plans to attend Tennessee Tech University and earn a degree in engineering.

Spencer King: Son of Steve and Leslie King. This is his first year to be on the bowling team. Spencer says he will miss his friends the most. After graduation he plans to attend UTC to further his education.

Amy Quillen: Daughter of Angie Griffin and Dwayne Quillen. This is the third year she has been on the bowling team. Amy says the thing about high school that she will miss the most is the Environmental Protection Club. After high school Amy would like to major in Sociology with a concentration in criminal justice and minor in Psychology.

Hunter Ward: Son of Monica Donnelly and Brian Ward. He has been a member of the bowling team for three years. He says he will miss his friends the most. Hunter plans to go to college and then on to law school after graduation.

Josh Wolbert: Son of Ronica and Jaysen Wolbert. He has been on the bowling team for five years. Josh says he will miss having less responsibility and his friends the most. After high school he plans to do gunsmithing and continue to be a locksmith.

Mason Wynn: Son of Sarah and Benjamin Wynn. This is his first year to be on the bowling team. When asked what he will miss the most about high school Mason replied, “The random conversations I have every day.” After high school he plans to get a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and then become a city manager.