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Sports spotlight: Halie Wetherington

Halie Wetherington is a sixth grade student at Madison County Central School and the daughter of Sam and Michelle Wetherington, both of Madison.

Wetherington is the president of the MCCS Book Club and a member of FCA. She played volleyball  for MCCS and additionally was a pitcher and short stop player for the Lady Broncos softball team. Wetherington earned the highest GPA award in volleyball and softball this year at the MCCS Sports Banquet on Thursday, March 31. She was also awarded the Offensive Player of the Year award for softball.

During the 12 games played for the Lady Broncos, Wetherington had a total of 16 stolen bases out of 19 attempts; she carried a .474 batting average and had no strike outs. She scored 20 runs and had 12 RBIs in 18 hits (16 singles and two doubles). In the circle, she pitched 18 innings, she struck out 27, walked four and carried an ERA of 1.91 with no hit batters.

Wetherington also plays travel softball for Powermill 12U out of Tallahassee. Travel ball is year-round, with both a spring and fall schedule. Tournaments are played all over the southeast.

“What I love about softball is that any problems I am dealing with, whether it be with friends or something like that, can be put to the side and out of focus while I'm out on the field,” said Wetherington. “I also love that I can inspire people through softball and see my own hard work pay off in a championship game or a really hard game like that.”

After high school, Wetherington hopes to get a scholarship so she may get a full ride to the University of Florida. “[I hope to] be a pitcher for the Gators softball [team],” said Wetherington.

Wetherington finds her strength in Joshua 1:9  Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.

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