January Senior Athletes of the month named

PIQUA — Bowler Austin Jenkins, son of Jason and Jodi Jenkins, and basketball player Skylar Sloan, daughter of Hollie Knife and Randy Sloan, are January’s senior athletes of the month.

Jenkins has been bowling since he was four and was introduced to it by his father. He said his long term goal is “to break every singles record.” He currently holds the records for the high game (297) and high game two series (525).

Jenkins plans to attend Edison State Community College to major in engineering. He played baseball as a child, but decided to spend time focused on bowling.

Sloan has been playing basketball for nine years after one of her friends convinced her to play. She also golfs and runs track. The thing she enjoys most about basketball is, “the bond you make with your team. They become your family.” Since this is Sloan’s last season, her goal is to play hard and leave everything she has on the court.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and watching movies. After high school, she plans to attend college at a four-year university and double in criminal justice and psychology.

Some of Sloan’s achievements are Varsity basketball most improved, Varsity track coach’s award, track most improved, track captain’s award, MVP Varsity golf coach’s award, two-time golf GWOC special mention, four-year varsity gold award, Top 100, and GWOC scholar athlete.

By Kathy Young

Smoke Signals Staff Writer