The Franklin County High School Athletic Department would like to honor the seniors who are missing their spring season.  

The spring of 2020 was set up to be a banner year on the track, fields, courses and courts, according to AD Denny Dorrel.  

“Even though the seniors did not get to participate this spring, their commitment and sacrifice to Franklin County Athletics is greatly appreciated,” he said.

This week's honorees cover all five spring sports.

Harvey Marshall:

Parents

Tony and Dina Marshall

What are your plans after high school?

I am going to attend Ball State University and study exercise science and dietetics.

What is your favorite moment from your sport?

Making it to regionals last season on the 4x400 relay.

What are you going to miss the most from your season being canceled?

I am going to miss being a part of the team and competing at my best.

Is there anyone you want to thank?

I want to thank Coach Davidson for all the motivation and inspiration that he has given me the past four years. I would not have competed at my best without him as my coach.

A message from FCHS Track Coach Joe Davidson: "Harvey is an awesome young man. He is a 'yessir' type of guy. His freshman year I told him to sprint a 400-meter dash, so he did for about 325 meters and his legs gave out. He never wavered his trust in his coaches or the plan. He bought into the plan 100 percent. He even added knowledge to the plan by suggesting books and podcasts for me to read and apply. He is someone who would surprise all of us as to what he could do. He would come off the track, out of breath, look and my stopwatch, and shake his head laughing, saying 'no way.' I am so proud of Harvey and what he was about to accomplish at Franklin County, but I am sure that I will be even more proud of the man he is destined to become."

Zach Jewell:

Parents
Rob and Beth Jewell

What other clubs/sports/activities do you participate in at FCHS?

Football

What are your plans after high school?

Attend IU East and earn a bachelor's degree in criminal justice.

What is your favorite moment from your sport?

My favorite moment from golf was when I medaled against South Dearborn at the Dearborn Country Club.

What are you going to miss the most from your season being canceled?

I am going to miss having a great season with some spectacular underclassmen.

Is there anyone you want to thank?

I want to thank Mr. Riley for coaching me all the way through high school. I would also like to thank all my teammates throughout the years for making high school sports an unforgettable experience.

A message from Assistant Principal and former FCHS Golf Coach Dustin Riley: "Zach is one of my favorite athletes I've ever had the pleasure of coaching in any sport. He has a love for the game that most don't possess. I wish I would have had the opportunity to see the accolades he could have reached in his senior season. I wish him all the best in the next stage of his life.”

Sarah Bare: 

Parents

Amy and Tracy Bare

What other clubs/sports/activities do you participate in at FCHS?

My time at FCHS, I was a member of Bleacher Bums for four years and I was also an MCATZ. I also attended Whitewater Career Center in the Health Science Program and I was a HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) leader.

What are your plans after high school?

After high school I plan on working at Brookville as a CNA while I go to school to get my bachelor's degree for my Registered Nurse  license.

What is your favorite moment from your sport?

My favorite moment from softball was when we were at a tournament in Blackford and it was freezing rain and super windy, and the whole time we were there we were the loudest team cheering each other on. That is why I love my team so much.

What are you going to miss the most from your season being canceled?

What I am going to miss the most about softball is my team and the coaching staff. They were all so supportive and we all never gave up on each other. And yes, I am going to miss the bus singing to and from the games and the dugout cheers and screaming.

Is there anyone you want to thank?

I want to first thank the coaching staff because you guys never gave up on us. You guys kept pushing us because you saw the potential in us. You guys didn't just teach us about the sport, but you also taught us about life. I want to thank the girls on my team from the past four years. Every year they showed amazing teamwork and always kept everyone positive. Most importantly I want to thank my parents for all they have done for me, for all the love and support and sitting in the hot sun and the freezing rain. You guys were always there for me no matter what.

A message from FCHS Softball Coach Alex McCool: "Sarah has been a hard worker in her four years in the program. She has improved a lot since her freshman year of softball and will always listen and try to improve anything you tell her about softball. Her hard work did not go unnoticed and she will be missed.”

Audrey Reister:

Parents

Eric and Tina Reister

What other clubs/sports/activities do you participate in at FCHS?

Volleyball, Bleacher Bums, 4H, Junior Leaders, Future Business Leaders of America, Key Club, National Honor Society  

What are your plans after high school?

Attend Northern Kentucky University to study exercise science and eventually become a pediatric physical therapist.

What is your favorite moment from your sport?

My favorite moment from track would have to be making a relationship with my teammates and coaches. Also, cheering on my team and bringing home wins.

What are you going to miss the most from your season being canceled?

What I'm going to miss about this season being canceled is making memories with my team and breaking records.

Is there anyone you want to thank?

I would like to thank my family and friends for believing in me. My teammates for pushing me to do better. Also like to thank Coach Davidson for talking me into track my sophomore year and believing in me and my teammates.  

A message from FCHS Track Coach Joe Davidson: "Audrey's sophomore year, we noticed that she was always ready. If we needed a sub, in a relay or individual event, she would step in and thrive. We came up with an award for her called the 'Semper Paratus,' which is Latin for 'always ready' in the military. We still give this award out to athletes. Audrey showed us the value of having an athlete who prepared, acted, and ultimately, performed with confidence even if they weren't varsity right away. Last year, Audrey helped rewrite the FC record books by being part of the school record-breaking 4x100m team and upset the favorites to win the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference Championship. Proving once again that if you step up as a sub enough times, eventually a coach will count on you on a varsity team. In this case, not only did we count on her, she was part of the best 4x100m race in school history."

Maggie Brack:

Parents

Tim & Annetta Brack

What other clubs/sports/activities do you participate in at FCHS?

Golf, Bleacher Bum Board, MCATZ Council, Dr. Howell's Advisory Board, Future Business Leaders of America, Key Club

What are your plans after high school?

I plan to attend the University of Cincinnati for pre-pharmacy and go on to get my doctorate in pharmacy.

What is your favorite moment from your sport?

I have made so many memories that I'll never forget from playing tennis in high school. My favorite memory is playing in regionals my sophomore year with my doubles partner, Taylor McCreary. We went into three sets and a tiebreaker and came out with a win against our biggest competitor, Oldenburg.

What are you going to miss the most from your season being canceled?

I'm going to miss all the time I spent with my teammates in and outside of practice and matches. We always had a good time together no matter where we were or what we were doing, which made for fun seasons.

Is there anyone you want to thank?

I would like to thank my family, friends, coaches, and teammates for the continuous support and memories. 

A message from FCHS Tennis Coach Jeff Siebert: “Maggie was an all-around team player that expected the most from herself and got it.  She converted from doubles to number 3 singles her junior year. Her determination strengthened the team, leaving her with a varsity career record of 39-5.”

Augustus “Goose” Runyon:

Parents

Beth and Ray Logan

What other clubs/sports/activities do you participate in at FCHS?

I played two years of varsity football and two years of varsity basketball.

What are your plans after high school?

I am playing baseball at Indiana Tech while pursuing a degree in finance and entrepreneurship.

What is your favorite moment from your sport?

Playing in a sectional championship and winning conference back-to-back years.

What are you going to miss the most from your season being canceled?

I feel we had a really good young group of kids that I could've helped a lot. I also am going to miss the chance of hitting dingers every game.

Is there anyone you want to thank?   

I would like to thank my parents along with many coaches - Stang, Dave Miley, Chad Lieberman, Kirk Kennedy, Joe Davidson and Brandon Good. I would also like to give a big thank you to Mr. Riley for always having my back.

A message from FCHS Baseball Coach Derek Stang: “In two years playing varsity, Goose was a key part in two conference championships. He was willing to change positions early in his high school career and his leadership will be missed.”