The Coshocton County Beacon February 15, 2017 - Page 13

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Kaufman named Elks Teen of the month

Christian school ’ s boys ’ basketball team competing in state tournament

WARSAW – Cassie Kaufman is the River View High School Elks Teen of the Month for February . She is the daughter of Ron and Sharon Kaufman of Warsaw .
Cassie has been involved in the following school activities : Volleyball for six years , basketball for six years , Spirit Club for three years , Spirit Club class leader for one year , FCCLA for three years , FCCLA vice president for one year , Light Club for one year , and she is working to complete her senior project . Her community activities include : Bears Inservice , mobile market , Gospel
Hill Ministries 17 years , Light Seekers for four years , A2J for four years , and Gospel Hill teen group for four years .
Cassie also is the owner and operator of Cassie ’ s Biscuits and Bakery , a business she started herself . Cassie works as a waitress for Peggy Sue ’ s Steak and Ribs and worked all summer at Kenyon College as a data entry clerk . She also helps out part-time with her sisters business , Chelsie ’ s Pet Grooming . Upon graduation , Cassie is attending The Ohio State School of Cosmetology . Her life goal is to someday own her own salon .
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COSHOCTON - The Coshocton Christian School ’ s Boys Basketball team is listed as the first seed in the northeast region of the Ohio Christian Schools Athletic Association .
The Wildcats ’ first tournament game will be
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played at home ( the school is located on Airport Road , across from Wal-Mart ) on Friday , Feb . 17 . For more information on start times , contact the school at 740-622-5052 or visit their website wwwcoshoctonschristianschool . com .

Coshocton Christian School senior athletes share memories

By Jen Jones
COSHOCTON - The seniors of the Coshocton Christian School ’ s basketball teams bring talent and hard-working attitudes to their teams . Each player said that being part of the basketball team has taught them the value of working hard for what you want and the importance of teamwork . They have learned that the only way to get wins is by accepting new players and learning to get along with everyone . These are the attributes that they hope the younger players can learn from them .
Jobe Butzer , nephew of Rachael and Roger McCreery , has been playing basketball for four years . He tried other sports , but the friendships he made on the basketball team kept bringing him back to this team . He has learned unity as a team and how to adjust to changes on the team quickly so they can all work well together . He plans to attend God ’ s Bible School and College and the University of Cincinnati to study ministerial education and civil engineering . When he isn ’ t playing basketball , he enjoys fishing , camping and lifting weights .
Anna Egbert has been playing basketball for four years . Her mom was the coach and she loved playing so she stayed with the team even when she was no longer coached by her mom . She enjoys helping the new girls learn techniques and making new friends . After graduation , she plans to obtain a degree in special education . Egbert said she has had several experiences with children with disabilities and that was what got her interested in being a teacher . She is the daughter of Chuck and Cathy Egbert and when she isn ’ t playing basketball , she enjoys several types of art , including modern calligraphy and photography .
Jensen Green ’ s mom signed him up to play basketball when he was a small child . He was told he was a good player and he liked it so he has been playing for 12 years . Green said playing basketball has taught him about teamwork and always giving 100 percent to the team and to show improvement . He is interested in working in the postal service or possibly in finance . Outside of basketball , his interests include hanging out with his friends and “ rapping .” He started writing his own rap songs after listening to the music as a child and learning about it . Green is the son of Jennifer and James Green .
Macy Hill started playing basketball in eighth grade . She started playing basketball because everyone in her family plays and she enjoys it . It also helped that the team ’ s coach approached her . Hill said being on the basketball team has taught her about dedication and learning to work with different people to keep the program going . Her dream college would be Ashland University and she wants to study biology to be either a vet tech or possibly a vet . She is planning to work in a vet / kennel this summer to see if this is really what she wants to do . Her parents are Megan Bookless and Dusty Hill and when she isn ’ t playing ball , she enjoys playing the guitar and running . She hopes to compete in a half marathon in the future .
John McCarthy is the son of Jodi and Thomas McCarthy . He has been playing basketball for seven years . He started playing because it was his grandpa ’ s favorite sport and he got hooked on it . He has learned that nothing happens without teamwork and that nothing comes easy . McCarthy said learning he has to work for what he wants is an important lesson . He hopes to play basketball in college while he obtains a degree in criminal justice . When he isn ’ t playing basketball he likes playing golf ( another favorite of grandpa ’ s ), spending time with his Bible and eating , especially Chinese food .
Charity Treat hopes to produce movies and / or music in the future . Her dream college would be the Los Angeles Film School and she thinks what she has learned about discipline on the basketball team will help her in college . She has also learned that , at times , you have to miss things you don ’ t want to miss because you are part of the team and others are depending on you . She likes encouraging the other players to do their best . She lives with Matt and Tammy Seiler and enjoys singing and playing the guitar , piano and ukulele . Treat has been part of the team for two years , but has been playing basketball since she was a child .
All of the seniors agreed that playing ball at a small , private school has both advantages and disadvantages . The biggest advantage is that everyone gets a chance to play and show their improvements . Anyone hoping to get noticed for a basketball scholarship is at a disadvantage , though . Scouts don ’ t tend to come to the small schools so great players don ’ t get noticed . Most colleges require the athletes to put together a “ highlight ” video and submit it for consideration for a scholarship . They also feel that attending a Christian school is more uplifting and that the students are closer friends than if they attended the larger public schools .
The Wildcats will have their senior night on Tuesday , Feb . 14 at the school on Airport Road , across from Wal- Mart . For more information , visit their webpage www . coshoctonchristianschool . com .