Cardington-Lincoln High School will observe its traditional Winter Sports Night when it is held on Friday, January 17. The C-LHS Pirates will host the Fredericktown basketball teams. The crowning of the 2014 king and queen will take place between the reserve game which begins at 6 pm and the varsity game which tips off at 7:30 pm.
Vying for the title of Winter Sports Night queen will be Shannon Applin, Kelsee Lothes and Katie Spargo, all seniors. King candidates, also seniors, are Nick Fisher, Garrett Rowe and Mitch Yake.
Court members are Kaitlyn Kavanaugh, junior; Abby Diamond, sophomore and Markayla Sites, freshman.
Junior court members, all first grade students, are Cassidy Hudgel, Mrs. Volk’s class, grandaughter of Barbara Black, who will carry the flowers; Madison Caulkins, Mrs. Tucker’s Class, daughter of David and Samantha Caulkins who will carry the crown and carrying the scepter will be Isaiah Nippert, Mrs. Tucker’s class, son of John and Mandy Nippert.
Crowning the new king and queen will be the 2013 king and queen, Andy Dever, son of Dawnetta and Kevin Dever and Sydney Sites, daughter of Lisa Rees.
Dever is currently working for Kevin’s Car Repair and plans to work towards his business degree. He enjoys hanging out with friends and supporting his sister at basketball games.
Sites is attending Columbus State Community College and plans to transfer to Bowling Green State University next year to continue working towards her masters degree in social work. She hopes to work in a psychiatric hospital. She enjoys playing on a community volleyball team and hanging with friends and family.
All of the candidates are active with their community and school.
Queen candidate Applin, 17, is the daughter of Dawn Applin- Fagan and her step dad, Dean Fagan. She has been in art the past three years and has worked in the school office the past two years (community service). She is also employed with Sus-E-Q’s.
Her honors include lettering in Cross Country (varsity) and named to the Honor Roll. Her hobbies include drawing and photography. She will be escorted by king candidate Mitchell Yake, son of Matt and Michelle Yake.
Matt’s activities include varsity cross country and varsity basketball, each four years; running track for three years; a four year member of the FFA and membership with the Math and Science Clubs and he is on the safety council. His honors include named to the first team MOAC, two years; second team MOAC, one year; second team MOAC Track; one year; 2 times MVP Cross Country; 2013 Pirate Award Cross Country; 2012 Most Improved in basketball; 2011 and 2013, Most Valuable Runner in Track; 4 times Regional Qualifier, Cross Country; and 2 times qualifier in track. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports and raising hogs.
Lothes, 18, is the daughter of Tom and Diana Lothes. She will be escorted by Nick Fisher, son of Kelli and James Fisher.
Lothes has played varsity volleyball two years and varsity track, three years. She is a three year member of FCCLA and is a member of the National Honor Society, was named most valuable thrower for track and is a 12 point award winner. She likes to hunt, fish and hang out with her friends.
Fisher, 18, has played basketball four years, football three years, belongs to the student council, the Spirit Club and the junior fair board. He is a four year member of the FFA. His honors include lettering in golf and football; FFA judging awards and the Most Improved in Golf. He likes water boarding, snow boarding, surfing, fishing hunting and camping.
Spargo, 17, is the daughter of Beth Clemns and Steve Spargo. She will be escorted by Garrett Rowe, son of Steve Rowe and Brenda Rowe.
Spargo is a two year member of the Science Club, three year member of the Spanish Club, and a two year FCCLA member. She belongs to the Spirit Club and recently joined the National Guard. Her honors include earning a place on the honor and merit rolls. She has been accepted to Bowling Green State University’s education program and a $16,000 scholarship. She enjoys working out, being goofy and hanging with her friends and her handsome boyfriend.
Rowe,18, has played basketball three years; earned a varsity letter in football; played golf three years and earned three varsity letters. He is a four year FFA member and has earned his FFA state degree. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and riding horses.
Junior attendant Kavanaugh, 18, is the daughter of Brian Kavanaugh and the sister of Christian. She is a three year member of the FFA and the Spanish club. She has played softball and basketball three years and has been a cheerleader for one year.
She has received two honorable mentions for basketball where she been as a starter since her freshman year and has lettered in softball. She likes spending time with family, hanging with friends playing travel basketball and staying active. She will be escorted by Tyson Cole Blackwell, son of Steve and Kimberly Blackwell.
Sophomore attendant Diamond, 15, is the daughter of Debbie Chafin and Dave Chafin. She is a one year member of FCCLA, and is an eight year member of 4-H where she shows rabbits and has been on the junior fair board for two years. She will be escorted by Johnny Levings, son of Lori and John Levings.
Freshman attendant Sites, 14, is the daughter of Mark Sites and Lisa Rees. She has played volleyball this year and is a member of the FCCLA and FFA. She likes to hunt and hang out with her friends. Her escort will be Dylan Etgen, son of Christy Clark and Todd Etgen.
Admission to the game is $4 for students and $6 for adults.
The Winter Sports Night activities are organized and sponsored by the student council whose advisor is Kirsten Ebert.