Ellsworth’s Stormy Thompson – Athlete Spotlight – Presented by Salina Regional Sports Medicine

Stormy Thompson is a senior at Ellsworth High School and a member of the varsity softball team. Playing for the Lady Bearcats has been special for Thompson and she has made many memories which she will carry with her to the next level.

“My favorite memory would have to be being regional runners-up in softball my sophomore year. I was happy to be a part of the team and I was also able to be knowledgeable about things to fix so that we could come back next season even stronger as a team,” said Thompson. “What I enjoy most about being on the Ellsworth softball team is everyone is so competitive, and we work as a team to get where us as a team would like to be.”

Thompson started her softball journey in the second grade and is now the starting catcher and a senior for Ellsworth. Thompson said she loves playing with this group of girls.

“What I love most about team and teammates is we work together to fix mistakes, and no one talks anyone down. There is always something positive being said even when we make a mistake. And one thing I always keep in my head that is coach Cravens favorite rule is “Never beat yourself.”

Thompson and her teammates also keep sportsmanship at the top of the priority list. Representing Ellsworth High School in a positive manner is important to Thompson and her teammates.

“To me showing good sportsmanship is not talking the other team down both on the field and in the dugout. If the other team does not talk down on our team or do anything to discourage our team then I see there is no absolute reason to do it to them,” said Thompson. “To represent Ellsworth High school is to showcase and wear their name on my shirt. I am proud to be an Ellsworth Bearcat and I would not change anything about this school or the teams and clubs.”

Thompson also serves as the FFA Secretary and she has played tennis all four years of high school. In her free time, Thompson enjoys hanging out with friends, driving around town, and being outside. Thompson said everyone should know the students at Ellsworth High School always strive for success.

“One thing I think everyone should know about Ellsworth High School is that we work hard for what we earn, we always try our hardest and that is why our school is successful.”