Henry caps off strong volleyball career for Evart

Kara Henry gets ready to make a play for Evart in recent action. (Pioneer photo/John Raffel)

Kara Henry gets ready to make a play for Evart in recent action. (Pioneer photo/John Raffel)

EVART - Kara Henry can't wait for track and field season to begin next week at Evart and then focus on her college career.

But in her senior season, Henry was also responsible for a solid performance inside for basketball and being able to help the Wildcats get close to the .500 mark before calling it a season.

She has committed to Lourdes University, a private college in Sylvania, Ohio, for various events, including high jump.

It was Henry's fourth season of varsity basketball.

"I would say it has been almost my best year," she said. "The team environment is outstanding this year. We're working with each more than we have in the past."

As for her own personal role this season, "I believe it is the same as in past years," Henry said. "I think I have improved in getting more rebounds and getting down low with the rest of the girls."

The Wildcats had a week of practice before the COVID pause shut everything down. They returned for conditioning on Jan. 16 and for contact work on Feb. 8.

"I think we're almost there but we're still working to get there," Henry said late in the year.

The Wildcats were hoping to be playing their best basketball by district time but lost tin the first round.

Henry also plays volleyball and, along with her track success, has established herself as an exceptional three-sport athlete.

"Volleyball over the past years has had a place in my heart but I think track has been my favorite just because of high jump," Henry said.