Sonius Reflects on the Season That Almost Was…and Is


The West Hancock Eagles girls basketball team came out with an attitude and fire unlike any ever seen this season. Their mission was to take it all and they had the solid support of all of their fans, The Eagle Nation. It is part of what has become a stellar year in the sports, speech, music, and engineering program season with state appearances and championships far too numerous to mention. The ladies didn’t capture the title, but they finished as semifinalists among over 100 schools in Class 2A.

It’s Banner Season! From left, seniors Emily Ryerson, Maddie Eisenman, Amanda Chizek, Michala Faust, and Riley Hiscocks hold up their State Qualifier banner.

The team was comprised of several seniors who will go on to play at the collegiate level following a trail blazed by the seniors before them. That trail will undoubtedly continue in 2020 as promising recruits will take the court in November with their eye on the state prize.

West Hancock Girls Head Basketball Coach Paul Sonius

Head Coach Paul Sonius took a moment from his busy schedule to sit down with Eagles play-by-play announcer, A. J. Taylor, to reflect on the state tournament. He talks about the play of the Eagles, the tournament as a whole, and the very bright future ahead for the two-time, two-division, top four finishers in state girls basketball, the West Hancock Eagles.

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