Delanie Sherrer runs cross country and plays soccer for the Pryor Tigers. There is a lot of work that goes into being her best at both sports, but she has something that she reflects on when things are getting tough.
“Even when things get hard, keep going because that is what makes you stronger,” she stated. “That thought has helped me as an athlete and in life. I have invested a lot to get where I am. It takes discipline to get out the door by 6:30am for distance running and weight training. In addition, I train with Samba Elite Soccer and my club Soccer team four evenings in most weeks. When I get home, I do my homework to stay on top of my grades and I try to get in bed by 11:00pm.”
Sherrer is a sophomore at Pryor High School. Along with her two sports at Pryor, she is also a member of the Riot Squad and the West Side Alliance, a competitive soccer team.
There have been a number of people that have had an impact on Delaine’s life, but she has one coach that has been very influential.
“My family, teammates, and coaches all motivate me to be the best that I can be,” she said. “But one of my biggest role models is coach Harlow, my cross country coach. She does a great job of pushing us to never give up. Also she cares about her team very much. She brings us watermelon, makes us breakfast or dinner, and when we are compete in other sports she sends us ‘good luck’ videos of encouragement. There is one other person. I have loved all my teachers at Pryor High School. I have Lori Martin for Algebra II and she is especially good at explaining and encouraging us to do better.”
Whenever Sherrer and her teammates step on the field, they are ready to take on whatever opponent is on the other side. But when they beat on team in particular, it is a little bit sweeter of a win.
“I enjoy beating Claremore the most,” she said. “They are our longtime rivals. It’s always a tough game and both sides have a good time roughing each other up. And maybe talking a little trash.”