Athletics achieves success but one stand-out deserves special recognition

  • Nicolas Stahrr

    In athletics, the successes were many, including:

    Indoor track, Natalia Surdej, state champion, shot put. Sectional championships in football, winter cheerleading, boys soccer, boys basketball, and girls bowling, girls indoor track, and boys cross country. Divisional championships were won in wrestling, girls ice hockey, and girls soccer.

    One very special award was bestowed that we may never know the final outcome of. Nicholas Stahrr, who has managed the Lancaster football team for the last four years, was recently named one of 10 finalists for team manager of the year by Varsity Brands, in its team spirit awards program.

    Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, a final winner will not be chosen this year, but there is high confidence in Lancaster that Nick would have been ‘the one.’

    According to his nomination, “Nick has had many health complications that include Cerebral Palsy which has bound him to a wheelchair. Nick does not let this derail his passion for football or his school spirit; if anything, it has fueled him to play a role within football that takes everyone around him to the next level.” From his teammates past and present, coaches, assistants, faculty, and fans, a huge round of applause for Nick!