Hoover Athletes

Tyler Evans and Lilly Altman

Paige Goss

Q: What was your biggest accomplishment this season?
A: My biggest accomplishment this season was finally having the chance for all the senior girls to be on the sideline together. This is something we have been waiting for since the seventh grade. We have all been cheering for many years, but through all the years, this is the first year we are all together.
Q: What was your favorite memory from this past season?
A: My favorite memory from this season was cheering at the Jackson game. It was the perfect way to end the regular football cheer season and felt like a dream.
Q: What other activities are you involved in other than Cheer?
A: Outside of school, I am involved in competitive dance and baton twirling.

Blaze Fichter

Q: What was your biggest accomplishment this season?
A: My biggest accomplishment this season in my opinion was winning Stark County as an individual and setting the school record in the same meet.
Q: What was your favorite memory from this past season?
A: My favorite memory from this season was after winning Stark County, getting to celebrate and see the reactions of my family.
Q: Can you give your best overview of the season in terms of team performance and personal performance?
A: In general, our team progressively got better towards the end of the season. This was due to the fact that we gained Zavier and had John Hollon come back after an injury. In my opinion, we performed better as a team at the end of the season.

Tess Bucher

Q: What was your biggest accomplishment this season?
A: Making it to the state semis for the second year in a row.
Q: What was your favorite memory from this past season?
A: My favorite memory from this season was the two overnight trips to Columbus with my team.
Q: Can you give your best overview of the season in terms of team performance and personal performance?
A: Our team did amazing this year, making it to the elite eight in the state, and being ranked third in Ohio. I felt like I also had an amazing season and accomplished a lot of personal goals and still had an amazing time with my teammates.
Q: What other activities are you involved in other than Softball?
A: I play softball for Hoover and travel softball as well.

Abby Blackburn

Q: What was your biggest accomplishment this season?
A: My biggest accomplishment was definitely qualifying for state individually. It was my main goal throughout the season to get to state, and I’m super proud of myself for achieving it.
Q: What was your favorite memory from this past season?
A: My favorite memory from this season was my trip to state with my coaches and Olivia Pfannenschmidt. I was able to have a great time one on one with my coach and the entire weekend was an excellent way to end my senior season.
Q: Can you give your best overview of the season in terms of team performance and personal performance?
A: Overall, the team did great this season. It was super successful with highlights being our victories in Erie, Pennsylvania and at the Stark County Open.

Alex Aguirre

Q: What was your biggest accomplishment this season?
A: My biggest accomplishment this year would definitely have to be the band getting a one at states. It really shows all of the hits work we had put into our show.
Q: What was your favorite memory from this past season?
A: My favorite memory from this year would have to be band camp. It was so much fun getting to know everyone and all of us working so hard to put together a good show.
Q: Can you give your best overview of the season in terms of team performance and personal performance?
A: I would have to say that it went very well because everyone in band worked so hard and everyone got along. We definitely put a really good show together.

Jordan Palmer

Q: What was your biggest accomplishment this season?
A: I would like to say that my biggest accomplishment from this past season would have to be placing third at the Heart of Ohio Tournament. It was one of the few tournaments I went to because of COVID. I also like to say that another big accomplishment of mine from this past season would be getting ranked sixth in the state for women in my weight class.
Q: What was your favorite memory from this past season?
A: My favorite memory from this past year would probably actually be during the summer when we went to Jeff Jordan’s State Champ Camp. It was three days long and you had to sleep on the mat. I was the only girl there out of 92 guys. It was definitely awkward, but I was there for the same thing they were and that was to get better at wrestling.