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Senior Josey Nichols Scores a Scholarship

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 Josey Nichols is a senior softball player for Conifer High School. Nichols began her softball journey at the age of 3.5 years old when she began to play baseball. At age 5, Nichols began to play softball. 

“I started playing because my dad introduced me into the sport at such a young age, and I just fell in love with it,” Nichols said. 

Nichols trains all year round to help her be the best athlete she can be. She has played softball for CHS and for the Colorado Firecrackers team.  

“My favorite thing about high school sports is how we get the chance to represent our school and compete for league and state titles,” Nichols said. “It is also fun getting to play with girls from the same area who have the same passions,” 

Nichols continues to work hard on and off the field. She loves the team, the girls she gets to play with, and she enjoys celebrating good wins with her team.

“My main motivation with sports is to push myself to the max. You never know what you can achieve until you try,” Nichols said. “The team atmosphere helps me to push myself because I have others around me who are doing the same,”

After high school, Nichols will be continuing her education and her softball career at West Texas A&M. Nichols will be majoring in nursing. 

“One of my favorite moments I’ve experienced in all my years of sports was committing to college,” Nichols said. “My dream has always been to play college softball, and when I committed all my hard work paid off,”  

Nichols’ hard work shows on and off the field. She continues to work hard in school and pushes herself to be the best she can be.

“Being an athlete has taught me lots of lessons, but some of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is how to work with others to achieve a common goal,” Nichols said. “Sports have taught me responsibility, teamwork, kindness and much more. Without sports, I wouldn’t be as confident and as strong as I am today,”