Written by CHS Junior Drew Keefer & Senior Grant Biggers
The Lady Longhorns are back in full swing for the 2021-2022 season. They’re a team full of surprises with a great deal of young and experienced talent. Coach Tana Gragg graduated five seniors this last season, who all left big shoes to fill. She says the team has “A lot of youth and inexperience,” but her athletes work hard too. “Control the controllable,” is one mantra she adheres to.
The team presently has just two seniors, Grace Winter and Emma Tennell. When asked, Winter stated that she looks up to last year’s senior point guard, Regi Pasby as Winter looks to be a leader for the girls. Tenell also holds Pasby in high regards.
Both girls work hard to set the example for their underclassmen. Grace referenced Junior Alice Watkins as an integral part of their lineup, and Emma referenced Junior Trinity Vogt.
The seniors think very fondly of their Coach. Tenell appreciates Gragg’s call to lock in. “Get hooked up,” she often encouraged the girls during defensive play showing the chemistry and dedication to the game on both ends of the bench. The Lady Horns are a team with a great story and an even brighter future. Leadership from Seniors Grace Winter and Emma Tenell working in cahoots with Gragg’s coaching are sure to propel the team, and especially younger teammates, to success.