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  • Three from Girard sign with Coffeyville CC

  • Girard seniors Leah Rogers, Trinadie Puckett and Ashley Horton signed letters of intent with Coffeyville Community College.



    Rogers will be a football student manager and Puckett and Horton will play golf for the Red Ravens.

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  • Girard seniors Leah Rogers, Trinadie Puckett and Ashley Horton signed letters of intent with Coffeyville Community College.
    Rogers will be a football student manager and Puckett and Horton will play golf for the Red Ravens.
    “Right now, I’m looking at it as a way to pay for college and it’s something that I have fun doing,” Rogers said. “I like being a football manager. (Girard head coach Leon) Miller’s been telling everyone it’s been for four years but I’ve really only been doing it since my sophomore year. It feels like four years and I’ve had a lot of fun doing it.”
    “It’s close to my family and the idea of playing golf in college,” Puckett said.
    “It’s the closest place to my family and it’s the closest school with a golf program,” Horton said.
    The Red Ravens currently have a golf roster of sophomore Jacqueline Cloyd and freshmen Kyleigh Hill and Mariah Wolf. Independence native Talor Smith was a two-time national qualifier in 2011, 2012.
    Puckett and Horton were senior team members on a Girard golf team which won a regional title on its home course and finished third at the Class 4A state tournament in Cheney.
    “It was exciting, although I didn’t do well,” Puckett said of regionals. “It was exciting that Timbrelee (McNair) and Carly (Heatherly) all did well.”
    “It’s a great feeling,” Horton said. “Yes, second year in a row. . . . No, I just give short answers. That’s me.”
    Horton finished 12th at regionals, 48th at state. Puckett took 13th at regionals, 53rd at state. Puckett’s best finishes were third places at Caney and Galena.
    Rogers provided some insight on the world of the student manager.
    “I enjoy being able to go to the games,” Rogers said. “It’s the best seat in the house.
    Sidelines and you get to be behind-the-scenes of what’s going on. You’re a part of the team and you don’t have the risk of getting hurt. Some kids, when they’re up in the stands, they can’t see what it’s like for the player after they get hurt. Like, I get to see what the players are going through, instead of the kids hearing it later second-hand.
    “We do fill water bottles but we’re also in charge of maintaining equipment. That way, players are safer. When we’re on the sidelines, if a player’s pads happen to break, we will scramble together to get all the stuff to fix it. We have to micromanage our time so we can make sure we fill all the water bottles and we have all the stuff found just in case somebody gets hurt. I’m detail-oriented.”
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