Hilderly performs golf, volleyball at LCCHS


by Jeff Steers
JTV Sports activities

(September 4, 2022 at 8:00 am) COVID-19 has led to the cancellation of numerous occasions for the individuals within the final two and a half years.

Occasions reminiscent of weddings, household gatherings and athletic occasions.

So it is sort of a accident that Lumen Christie Catholic Excessive Faculty golfer Ashley Hilderley has joined his highschool golf group on account of COVID 19.

Hildale was huge in volleyball, however in August of 2020 it was introduced that the sport can be canceled for the season on account of COVID 19.

Joined the then sophomore golf group.

“I’ve performed golf without end, however I like volleyball extra,” Hilderley stated of fall sport. “I by no means thought of enjoying golf in highschool.”

A number of weeks later, volleyball was reinstated with a number of restrictions and Hilderley determined to play each.

Right now, he’s the No. 1 golfer for the Titans — having gained a couple of invites and jamboree within the Interstate-8 Convention. She additionally competes for the varsity volleyball group on the LCCHS as an out of doors hitter on offense and as a center again on protection.

The 2 forestall Hilderley from enjoying throughout the fall months.

“Final yr we had a golf match at Marshall at 3:30 p.m. and a Western (round 7 p.m.) volleyball match,” Hilderley stated. “I arrived 10 minutes earlier than the volleyball match began.

“I attempt to chill out.”

Hilderley comes from a {golfing} household as her mom performed for Michigan State College and nearly everybody within the household performs the game. He has performed golf for the reason that age of 4.

She got here final summer season whereas enjoying the event.

LCCHS Senior entered the finals of Jackson County Girls’s Golf Affiliation match play final summer season, shedding to Kamrin Shannon. In the course of the championship flight event, she defeated Andrea Clarke – the winner of this competitors for greater than a decade.

“I went into the event not pondering a lot (concerning the outcomes),” Hilderley stated. “Folks stated I needed to ‘go for it’ towards Clarke, however I simply performed my sport and made some putts.”

Hilderley scored 77 earlier within the week because the Titans gained the primary two Interstate-8 Convention jamboree in Arbor Hills. He additionally shot 78 in Western Invitational and 78 others at Mason Invitational.

She desires to play school golf but additionally attend a significant college in Michigan.

“I do not wish to hand over going to school to play golf,” Hilderley stated.

She says golf has taught her life classes that may final for years.

“I’ve discovered that not every part goes your approach,” Hilderley stated. “I’ve met lots of people by way of golf… it teaches you to respect everybody.”

Hilderley maintains a 3.8 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), is a member of the Nationwide Honor Society and Scholar Council and is a part of a scholar physique group that helps Interfaith Shelter in Jackson.

“I’ve discovered to be thankful for what I’ve,” Hilderley stated. “Most people within the shelter are very good.”

Ashley Hilderley of Lumen Christie Catholic Excessive Faculty walks by way of a shot throughout a match earlier within the season. Pictures by Jeff Steers, JTV Sports activities.


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