Lady Hornets battle at home and on the court

By: MacKenzie Bates Email
By: MacKenzie Bates Email

In basketball, teams have to overcome adversity on the court but for the number three Magoffin County Lady Hornets, it's what they had to overcome off the court just to give them a chance to play in the state tournament.

A team playing through so much adversity. Tear filled eyes after destruction ripped through their home town.

A family, with a dream to be known as the best.

The Lady Hornets will play at the state tournament in Bowling Green Thursday Night, but they will be playing for much more than themselves. With so much chaos back at home, a town of less than 1900 people who pick up the pieces after a tornado ripped through Salyersville.

“Having to deal with the loss of our loved ones back home and we just came together like sisters as a team again and we rose above like always,” Nichole Fletcher said.

“Most of them don't have electricity or water. So we came here thinking that we are going to go to state and fill their spirits back up,” Jamie Castle said.

Steve “Pup” Miller has kept their spirits high throughout the devastation and emotion pours through he and his team after winning the 15th Region Championship Monday.

“I just really love this basketball team and I love what they're all about. The resolve they have to go out there and play basketball in tough times is unbelievable,” Coach Miller said.

“We don't give up. Even in the toughest times. We give everything our best,” Morgan Arnett said.

The Lady Hornets will make the trip to Western Kentucky, leaving behind their home for a few days. Only to return in hopes to give their community a new sense of hope.

One Team. One Goal. One Promise.

We Are Magoffin.


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