East Hickman High School students recently participated in Columbia State’s Annual High School Competition. As opposed to previous years, this year’s competition was held virtually. This did not stop our students from participating, though. Over 100 contestants from surrounding schools participated this year, and the competition was fierce. Our Eagles did an incredible job, and we are so proud! Listed below are our students that came in the top three of their division.
Kimberli Martinez- First Place, Mass Communications
Kyla O’Guin- First Place, Speech Communications
Skyler Collier- Second Place, Archaeology
Nick Earney- Second Place, World Geography
Brooklynn Labelle- Second Place, Mass Communication
On February 24th 2021, the Lady Eagles’ basketball team went against Creek Wood for a new school first—participation in district championships. While the Eagles did not progress, there was an outpouring of school spirit which followed them to Creek Wood. One of the memorable players from the game was Abbie L. as she is a steadfast and great defensive player. On Friday, February 26, the Lady Eagles went on to host the first of the regional games at EHHS against the Community High Viqueens from Unionville.
The Eagles played the Fairview boys’ basketball team on January 15, 2021. The Eagles lost the game 45-70. The Eagles are still chasing the win with a match up at home against Lewis county on Friday, Jan 29th. When the Eagles last played Lewis County, they were just shy of a win with a 65-62 score. The coaches of the Eagles are Head Coach Greg Matney and Assistant Coach McKenzie Etheridge. The Eagles Varsity team includes Colton R. #1, Ethan I. #2, Kyle E. #3, Parker N. #4, Malik C. #5, Caden J. #10, Eli A. #15, Brennan D. #20, Drae M. #24, and Mason G. #31.
The Lady Eagles played their varsity game before the Eagles. The Lady Eagles played a well-fought game that night and were almost able to bring the game back. The Lady Eagles lost the game 41- 43 with the final points being scored by the Fairview girls basketball with two penalty free throws. Abby L. #2 and Ella G. #3 were the star players during the game that night. Abby scored 6 points and Ella scored 10 points with multiple free throw points and two-point baskets for the Lady Eagles. The coaches of the Lady Eagles are Coach Aaron Taylor and Assistant Coach Shelitta Sowell. The Lady Eagles varsity team roster includes Kayla R. #1, Abby L. #2, Ella G. #3, Braylee C. #10, Macy E. #11, Maddie H. #14, Taylor H. #15, Keilei M, #20, Becky C. #22, McKinsey K. #24, Taylor M. #30, KiLitta S. #32, Karson L. #33, Emily W. #44.
Eduardo M. participated in his first year running cross country, resulting in him running ALL the way to state. His feeling of being at the state meet was “…overwhelming due to him being the only runner from the school at the meet.” Usually, there would be a team of other runners from EHHS at meets with him. He got to the state finals by coming in tenth out of all the runners trying to qualify at regionals.
He said he found an interest in running because his soccer teammates convinced him to try out for it. He says, “I did it for fun, and I never thought I’d make it to state.” He said his mindset was a mixture of being overwhelmed and adrenaline. He then went on to say that it felt good to be appreciated for what he did and that he didn’t need the praise, but he was thankful for the opportunity. For a first year runner, he surpassed his own expectations and competed with the state’s best runners, coming in the top 50%. In his words, he stated, “When I saw other runners pass me, I knew I couldn’t pass them, but I had to keep my pace up.”
The Senior play cast will present “10 Ways to Survive the End of the World” this Thursday and Friday, November 12 and 13. The comedy presents 10 different scenarios in which the world could end, along with 10 possible solutions that may or may not work. The play will start at 7 pm in the East Hickman High School auditorium. The price of the tickets will be $8 for adults and children over 5; children ages 5 and under will be admitted for free. Social distancing will be observed.
The feeling of the game was intense, that’s the only word that could describe it. The energy radiating off of the rivalry between East Hickman and Hickman County was electrifying. At around kickoff, tensions were high as the Eagles faced off against their longtime rivals, the Hickman County Bulldogs. The 1st quarter was not as exciting as the game was predicted to be, but things picked up in the 2nd quarter with David W. breaking off a huge run for the Eagles that went for 38 yards and a touchdown. Then, a few minutes later, Malik C. ran into the end zone from 8 yards out, making the score 14-0 in favor of the Eagles. After the Bulldogs drive stalled out, the Eagles got the ball leading to a 4 yard touchdown run by Zanaido M.
Now, the East Hickman section was hyped and booming, the score was 21-0 over their longtime rival from across the county. The Bulldogs started the half out right with a touchdown late in the 3rd quarter that made the score 21-7 headed into the 4th quarter. Cooper H. would score early in the 4th quarter making the score 28-7, then, Nick C. ran into the end zone from 2 yards out making the score 35-7. The bulldogs would score one garbage time touchdown that made the game’s final score 35-13 in favor of the East Hickman Eagles.
East Hickman had 433 total yards with 378 of the yards coming from run plays and only 55 coming from the pass game. David W. had 182 of the team’s yards rushing and 1 touchdown. Kyle E. had 2 completions with one going to Zanaido M. for 47 yards. Mason G. was perfect on extra points. The defense held Hickman County to only 203 total yards and 2 touchdowns.
On September 15, 2020 East Hickman High School hosted their first blood drive of the year. Students, parents, and faculty members participated in donating. HOSA members took active duty in assisting the staff working the blood drive. HOSA workers fetched students from class and escorted them back after providing refreshments to replenish their energy. The collected blood requirement was met, wrapping up the blood drive as a success.
The Eagles defeated the Stewart County Rebels by a score of 28-7. Final stats include 2 rushing touchdowns from quarterback Kyle E. and one from running back Malik C. David W. also returned a fumble for a 67-yard touchdown, and Mason G. was perfect on extra point attempts. The Eagles had 203 rushing yards and 30 passing yards, holding the Stewart county offense to 199 total yards. On defense, the team had 1 interception, forced 4 fumbles and recovered 2 of them. Both teams completed a first half shutout with the first points of the game being scored in the 3rd quarter, the Stewart County defense fell apart in the 4th quarter allowing 21 points in one quarter.
Homecoming is set for September 25th against Cheatham County High. The theme this year is “A Celebration of Homecoming: You Are Invited.” Come out and support your Eagles!
Boys’ and Girls’ golf teams split wins and losses in the first four matches of the season. The EHHS golf teams have played four games so far, and the girls have won all four matches while the boys have unfortunately lost all four. The first four matches for both the boys and girls took place at Montgomery Bell Golf Course, Mt. Pleasant Country Club, and Champions Run Golf Course. On Tuesday, August 11th, the EHHS golf teams played Creekwood High School at Montgomery Bell Golf Course where the girls beat Creekwood, and the boys lost a close match. The girls won their next two matches as well. On Thursday August 20th, the EHHS golf teams headed back to Montgomery Bell Golf Course where they played against Hampshire High school. The girls tied, and the boys lost another close match. Upcoming matches are with Hickman County High School on September 3rd and Eagleville High School on September 8th.
Class of 2020, never in your wildest dreams did you imagine ending high school in this way! You may have not even had the chance to become afflicted with “senioritus,” (that somewhat predictable itch to “just be done”)—but here we are… at this moment! The senior walk has become a tradition now at EHHS and is a celebration for all past teachers to “see you off” to the next step of your life. This year, the “walk” becomes a drive. It looks like many of you are taking the changes in stride as your vehicles sport jokes like “straight outta’ quarantine” and “Class of 2020-Skip Day Champions”! Class of 2020…you will go down in history!