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The Rocket Flame

Introducing…Coach Miller

Introducing...Coach+Miller
Kimber Yeager

Starting the season, Coach Rebecca Miller continues her 13th year of coaching the girls junior varsity and varsity basketball teams. 

Over the years, the girls basketball team has improved. “Basketball is not just a November to January activity. And it’s not just a 9th grade to 12th grade sport. Our players have spent many years committed to developing their skills and building team chemistry. It is very fulfilling to see how their efforts all the way back in elementary school are paying off now at the high school level. Being successful at basketball is a long journey and involves a lot of work, and I’m really proud of my players who have stuck with it,” Miller said. 

Continuing her second basketball season with Coach Miller, sophomore Kimber Yeager expressed her appreciation by saying, “Coach Miller is very understanding and passionate about what she does. She cares about her team and definitely is an amazing coach,” Yeager said. Miller does not just care about her players, she cares about everyone around her. 

“Before every game, Coach Miller gives us a pep talk and tells us to play our best, at halftime she goes over our play and talks to us,” Yeager said. 

Leading off into the second half, the team chants together “fam on three, one…two…three,”and clap as they enter the court.

“We hope to be competitive in our league, be over .500, qualify for District playoffs, have fun, and develop lifelong friendships,” Miller said.

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About the Contributors
Natalea Thurston, Staff Writer
Written by Karli Gordon Natalea Thurston is a Junior at James Buchanan High School. She is a part of the Varsity soccer team and has just joined the yearbook staff this year. She is excited to step out of her comfort zone and take on this challenge along with managing soccer. Another of her favorite hobbies is taking pictures. This is one of her many skills for journalism. Others include hardwork and her motivation. She is also a very funny person. An example of this would be when she was asked why she joined yearbook, her response was “because Izzy wanted me to and I really like Izzy.” With that being said, she is still excited and that wasn’t her only reason for joining.   More onto the random facts now, Natalea is close with her Dad and her two younger sisters. After High school she wants to go to college to become a Physical Therapist; although she doesn’t know what college yet. Natalea likes fall because “it’s not cold, and it's not warm.” Her favorite music artist right now is Taylor Swift but it changes a lot. With all that being said, Natalea is a great fit for the yearbook team. 
Kimber Yeager, Editor
written by Brody Crone With lots of interest in publication, Kimber Yeager brought a very positive attitude to the Yearbook staff. Not only did she display a bubbly personality in Yearbook, she also participated in cross country, track and field, and basketball. Although she favored cross country, she did not enjoy all the running. Yeager said she liked the rewarding feeling "at the end of the meet when you feel like you’ve accomplished something.”  After she competed in her games at school, Yeager spent her free time reading and playing basketball with her siblings at home. Even though they are “really loud” during their competition, Yeager said. As well, she loved spending time with her family, because they’re very important to her. Yeager values her family extremely high, because they’ve been with her for her entire life, and they’re always there for her. Yeager chose to take all advanced classes this year, as she wants to prepare for college. Her education is crucial to her, and she wishes to advance it through higher education after high school. She is currently uncertain about what she wants to pursue, but she is considering law or publication. Although her concrete ideas concerning her future are up in the air at the moment, she exhibits an abundance of optimism and determination.
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