Athletes recognized during senior night


Tough night on the field for Lady Chiefs

By Marco Clark, exclusive to the Times

Friday evening pitted district rivals the West Monroe Lady Rebels against Lady Chiefs. West Monroe was unable to score any points during their first at-bat. NCHS was also shut out during their first attempt. West Monroe found their groove scoring 6 runs during the second and third innings while still holding the Lady Chiefs scoreless going into the fourth. The Lady Chiefs were hoping to get a quick three up, three down to get back on offense but West Monroe had other plans.

Catherine Stokes looking to spark some offense for the Lady Chiefs

After getting two batters on base the Lady Rebels went on a scoring tear adding 10 more runs before the Lady Chiefs got out of the top of the inning. Linsey Hargis went 2-2 to put the Lady Chiefs on the scoreboard. Natalie Sheffield flies out for the first out of the inning and Catherine Stokes lined out to center field for the second out. Adrianna Brown reached first on four balls. In comes pinch runner Alannah Bynog for Brown then Madeline Spillman went down swinging.

Final score was 16-1 Lady Rebels.

Linsey Hargis hits a shot to deep center field

Meet the seniors

Ashley Nicole La’Nae Britt is the daughter of Titus and Cheryl Britt. She has managed the Lady Chiefs softball team for two years while maintaining a 3.5 GPA. She is a member of the African American History club, FCA, Lions Club and band. She is a member of My Father’s House in Natchitoches. Britt joined the US Army and will attend basic training in June. Her plans include attending North Carolina A&T to major in neuroscience.

From left are Cheryl Britt, Ashley Britt, Gloria Davis, Patrick Holden and Lamontray Holden.
Britt with Coach Ronnie Abels

Adrianna Alise Brown is the daughter of Willie and Rose Brown. She has been a member of the NCHS softball team for four years while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. She is a member of the African American history club, Leo Club and FCA. She is a member of St. Martha Baptist church. After graduation, Brown will attend Northwestern State University to pursue a degree in nursing.

From left are Willie Sarpy Jr., Madison Sarpy, Adrianna Brown, Tasha LaCour, Rose Brown, LaShonda LaCour, Trinity Scott and Melanie Sarpy.
Brown with Coach Ronnie Abels

Callista Grace Owsley is a four year member of the team and is the daughter of Robert and Kathy Owsley. She was captain of the freshman team and named most improved during her sophomore year. She has a 4.2 GPA and is the recipient of the LHSAA All-Academic award for softball. She is a member of FBLA, FCA, BETA and National Honor Society. Owsley is a Lady of the Court for the 51st St. Denis Art League Spring Festival and a member of Immaculate Conception Church. After graduation she will attend LSU to major in Pre-Med.

From left are Robert Owsley, Callista Owsley, Cameron Owsley and Kathy Owsley.
Owsley with Coach Ronnie Abels

Natalie Sheffield is the daughter of Jay and Lauren Sheffield. During her four years of softball at NCHS, she was an all district utility player her sophomore year, MVP and Best Hustler. She has a 4.0 GPA and will attend Benedictine College in Kansas where she will play softball and major in accounting.

From left are Jay Sheffield, Natalie Sheffield, Bella Lloyd and Joan Sheffield
Sheffield with Coach Ronnie Abels