BEAR CREEK - Amber Markham and Lexie Dishner have played sports many years together and now they are getting the opportunity to do that at the college level.
The two signed volleyball scholarships with Bevill State in Fayette on Tuesday, April 23. The signing ceremony was held in the Phillips High School gymnasium.
Markham said, “I am so thankful to have this opportunity to play at the next level at Bevill State. I want to thank them for the opportunity. I can’t thank my parents enough. They have always supported me. I want to say thank you to my coaches, Coach (Debbie) Grubbs and Coach (Deb) Cook, my teachers, Principal Dr. Al Temple and especially my friends and teammates. We have always been close as a team, like sisters, and I appreciate their support and I look forward to playing at Bevill.” Markham, who will play outside hitter, said she is so excited about having Dishner there with her.
Coach Grubbs commented about Amber’s scholarship, “I am very proud of Amber. She has been an asset to our team. I wish her the best of luck. Her hard work has paid off and I can’t be more proud of her.”
Amber is the daughter of Keith and Cindy Markham.
Dishner was next to sign her scholarship. She commented, “I want to thank my coaches, Coach Grubbs and Coach Deb. Coach Deb has been with me since the sixth grade. She pushed me to get serious about this sport. Coach Grubbs has given me the love of this sport. I can’t thank them enough. I want to thank my family. They have encouraged and supported me all along the way. My friends have come to my games, supporting me and my teammates. They are great. My time here has been great. I look forward to playing at Bevill and going to that next level. I think to have Amber with me will make us both have more confidence and be more comfortable. I have played with her my whole life and it is great to have that teammate come along with you.” Dishner will play setter for Bevill. She is the daughter of Tim and Melissa Dishner.
Coach Grubbs commented about Lexie, “ We are really going to miss Lexie’s leadership next year. She has been a leader for our team and worked very hard. I am so proud of her. I wish her the best.”
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