Blue Ridge Early College recognized it’s senior athletes of the 2021-22 by hosting Senior Nights during each sport season throughout the year. BREC sports include volleyball, soccer, and basketball.
The Lady Bobcats girls varsity volleyball team recognized Holly Foss and Gracie Watson, two powerhouse players who will be missed next year. BREC won their Senior Night game against Hiwassee Dam 3-1 on Oct. 12, 2021.
From left are BREC Coach Anna Stewart, Holly Foss, Gracie Watson, and BREC Coach Ashley Steinel showing off their senior poster.
Holly Foss and family listen as Foss’ athletic achievements are announced.
Gracie Watson and her father listen as her athletic achievements are announced.
The Lady Bobcats varsity volleyball team from left are Vanessa Russell, Mahala Stewart, Holly Foss, Gracie Watson, Mercedes McLaughlin, and Izzy Moody. Photo courtesy of Ashley Steinel
BREC Holly Foss kills the ball against Hiwassee Dam on Senior Night.
BREC Gracie Watson tips the ball against Hiwassee Dam.
BREC Holly Foss serves against Hiwassee Dam.
BREC Gracie Watson digs a Hiwassee Dam kill.
Blue Ridge Early College lose two seniors this year, CJ Jennings and Michael Martinez. BREC lost their Senior Night game against Highlands 4-2 on Oct. 27, 2021.
From left are BREC seniors Michael Martinez and CJ Jennings.
CJ Jennings and family during Senior Night on Oct. 27, 2021.
Michael Martinez and family during Senior Night on Oct. 27, 2021.
BREC boys varsity soccer team.
BREC Coach Nick Pressler thanks CJ Jennings for all his effort given on and off the field.
Michael Martinez and BREC Coach Nick Pressler share a moment after the last soccer game of Martinez’s career as a Bobcat.
BREC CJ Jennings moves to trap the ball against Highlands during Senior Night on Oct. 27, 2021.
BREC Michael Martinez moves the ball down the field against Highlands on Oct. 27, 2021.
BREC CJ Jennings moves to stop Highlands Jeffrey Olvera.
BREC Michael Martinez under pressure from Highlands Danny Lopez.
BREC Coaches Nick Pressler and Brittany Elkins laugh at something hilarious during Senior Night.
The Bobcats lose senior Michael Martinez this year. BREC lost their Senior Night game against Rosman 61-52 on Feb. 7, 2022.
Michael Martinez and family listening to his basketball achievements during Senior Night on Feb. 7, 2022.
BREC Michael Martinez drives to the hoop against Rosman on Feb. 7, 2022.
BREC Michael Martinez puts 2 on the board against Rosman.
BREC Michael Martinez scopes out his options before inbounding the ball against Rosman.
BREC Michael Martinez on the All-Star Team West at the All-Star game hosted by Highlands on March 19, 2022.
BREC Michael Martinez and Highlands Jeffrey Olvera at this year’s All-Star game hosted by Highlands.
BREC Michael Martinez works to get open during the All-Star Game in Highlands.
The Lady Bobcats say goodbye to senior Brenda Martinez this year. The Lady Bobcats lost to Rosman 80-47 during Senior Night on Feb. 7, 2022.
Brenda Martinez and family listening to her basketball achievements as a Lady bobcat during Senior night on Feb. 7 2022.
BREC Brenda Martinez hits the court for the last time as a Lady Bobcat on Senior night.
BREC Brenda Martinez sets up on defense against Rosman on Senior Night.
BREC Brenda Martinez works for a rebound against Rosman at home.
Posters made by fans celebrating Michael Martinez and Brenda Martinez on Senior Night.
The Lady Bobcats lose senior Holly Foss this year. BREC won against Tri-County 9-0 during Senior Night on May 10, 2022.
Holly Foss and family on Senior Night on May 10, 2022.
The Lady Bobcats cheer on Holly Foss on Senior Night.
From left are BREC Coach Brittany Elkins, Holly Foss, and BREC Coach Nick Pressler on Senior Night.
BREC Holly Foss celebrates scoring a goal against Tri-County.
BREC Holly Foss sends the ball up the field against Tri-County at home on May 10, 2022.
BREC Macy Heltsley holds one of many signs present celebrating Holly Foss on Senior Night.
BREC Coach Nick Pressler gets doused with water after the victory against Tri-County on Senior Night.
HF #19 painted on the field in honor of Holly Foss on Senior Night.
Article and photos by Brian O’Shea
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