“My grandpa and I have been going fishing a lot, so that’s been nice,“ said Blue Eye senior Kohnnar Patton.
Right now, Patton is enjoying downtime that she’s never seemed to have.
“We play all the sports. If you go to blue eye you play all of the sports if you were athletic or anything. Just because the atmosphere is so good,“ Patton said.
In the fall it was volleyball, winter basketball, and her junior year she added track in the spring. She wasn’t just competing; she was winning.
“She’s had such a neat career. Every sport she’s been in she’s competed for a district championship,” said track coach Kyle Turner. “And then in one year of competing all the way through in Track, we win a state championship.“
She was part of two state championship relay teams, and as a three-time all-state basketball selection Kohnnar experienced history again as a senior.
“When we won quarterfinals I was like oh my gosh finally,“ said Patton.
Making it to the final four for the first time in program history.
“It’s just always been my dream. When we write down the goals at the beginning of the year that’s always the number one goal for the team. It was nice to do it senior year,“ Patton said.
She had no idea her career at Blue Eye would end in state basketball semi finals; missing the chance to run track and defend titles with her team.
“It was definitely frustrating at first, and I was super sad about it,“ said Patton.
Time with family has helped get her through the abrupt end of her senior year.
“I have enjoyed the little break for a little bit but I’m ready to get back,“ Patton said.
And now she looks forward to picking up a basketball again as a Lady Crusader.
“I hope that we can get in the gym soon though at Evangel, so I can start to get to know the girls a little bit more,“ Patton said.