By Cameron Rogers, Perry County News
Lauren Goffinet, class of 2009, is the all time leading scorer in Tell City girl’s basketball with 1,159.
Goffinet is also a member of the 1,000 point club at Kentucky Wesleyan College where she played collegiate basketball.
In Goffinet’s acceptance speech she said, “Winning a sectional in basketball is a memory I will never forget.”
“As those of you who play sports know, athletics present a roller coaster of emotions. The sectional title game was no different.”
“Before the game I was extremely nervous and I’m sure those nerves never went away. Especially when Kara (McClintic) fouled out. I was convinced we were going to lose without her running the point.”
“When the final buzzer sounded the packed gym erupted and we were sectional champions.”
“It was one of the most incredible feelings I have experienced in sports.”
Kara McClintic-Gunn, class of 2008, holds the record in Tell City volleyball for career digs with 1,248.
She also holds the record for most assists in a season with 103 and career assists with 283 for Tell City girl’s basketball.
In McClintic-Gunn’s speech she said, “Winning a sectional, that just so happened to be in the exact same jersey my sister was wearing four years prior, the students storming the court, cutting down the net, all of it was a very humbling and incredible feeling that I hope many others get to experience in their athletic careers.”
She went on to say, “When I look back and think about the sports I used to play and the person I am today, the word character comes to mind.”
She ended her speech with, “To any of the younger athletes, remember, talent is a gift and character is a choice.”
Terri Greulich, class of 1972, was the Tell City cheer coach for 33 years.
Greulich and her team won back-to-back Cheerleaders of America national titles in 1991 and 1992.
After placing second in 1993, Greulich’s team bounced back and won the title once again in 1994.
In Greulich’s speech she said, “The squads at the beginning of my career were the foundation for building a nationally recognized program in years to come.”
“The dedication to the sport, their drive and ambition to be better started to shift the perspective of the sport in the school.”
She went on to say, “When they called the other teams name, we knew we had won (Cheerleaders of America national title in 1991).”
“Our fans went crazy, including one mom that passed out. The junior high came in third so it made for a fun bus ride on the way home.”