Five Huskies Heading to College

Five Hirschi High seniors signed to play sports at the college level on Wednesday afternoon.

Football and track star Dominique Bobo accepted a track scholarship to Division-I Montana.

Bobo set a new school record and won gold in the 200-meter dash at the 3A state track meet Saturday with a time of 21.39 seconds, which is better than any time recorded at Montana this season.

Bobo is a four-year varsity runner who advanced to Regionals all four years and to state the past three years. He was also part of the 800-meter relay team that ran 1:27.44, another school record.

He had late interest from Texas Tech after winning the Region I-3A title, which led to Montana offering him a full-ride scholarship.

Another Husky runner, Adrian Sias, will go to Highland Community College in Highland, Kansas.

Sias took silver in the mile run at the District 5-3A meet, and also advanced to Regionals in the half-mile, which is not normally his event.

"If you would have told me two months ago that I was running the 800 at Regionals, I could have told you you were crazy," Sias said. "I'm not an 800-meter runner. I'm more of a two-miler and a miler."

His coach Jeff Carr credited his work ethic saying, "There is no athlete on the planet with a greater work ethic than Adrian."

Hirschi also had a trio of hoops standouts sign, with one getting a chance to play two sports in college.

Camille Lee earned a volleyball offer from Oklahoma's Langston University, then earned a tryout and a spot on LU's basketball team.

"I'm pretty good with time management," Lee said, and that will be helpful.

Natasha Doh is the Head Volleyball Coach and also an assistant basketball coach, which makes it a bit easier for Lee to juggle both sports.

Also heading to LU is Mack Sillemon, who averaged eight points and four assists while serving as a defensive stopper for the Huskies as they advanced to the Region I-3A finals.

He credited KSU-bound teammate Marcus Foster with making him a better defender.

"Marcus made me work hard and practice guarding him," Sillemon said. "Even though he's bigger than me, I still guarded him. He just pushed me every day, with his running and everything."

Another Lady Husky senior is heading to a junior college powerhouse. Post Erica Burton will head to Weatherford College, where the Lady Coyotes are coming off a 26-6 season that ended at the NJCAA national tournament.

Burton overcame knee injuries to help lead the Lady Huskies to a District title, earning All-District 5-3A honors.

"I had my injuries, and I was pretty sad at first," Burton said Wednesday. "But when I came back and we started doing great, it was just an exciting moment for us. Everyone was so excited, we thought we were going to go farther, but I'm glad that we went as far as we could."