Pomeroy High alum Ray Cardwell, Class of 1961, stepped up to boost Pirate Pride–and community pride–each time a team wins a state championship. Following the Pomeroy Lady Pirate state volleyball championship last year, Cardwell purchased the uniforms and presented them to the championship team on March 3. Cardwell's devotion to Pirate athletes is truly commendable, commented Toddette McGreevy, P.H.S. Athletic Director. Front row, from left: Emma Severs, Chase Caruso, McKenzie Watko, Alyssa Wolf, Heidi Heytvelt, Jillian Herres. Standing: Asst. Coach Savannah Cranor, Head Coach Amy Smith, Brooke Ames, Teagan Steele, Sydney Watko, Maddy Dixon, Keely Maves, Jaden Steele, Kendall Dixon, and Ray Cardwell.
During the ceremony recognizing Ray Cardwell's contribution of championship jerseys, other current P.H.S. students from baseball, and track and field, who have received such an honor were also pictured. Front, from left: Danner Maves (BB), Evan Bartels (BB), Tanner Bremer (TR). Middle: Emma Severs (VB & SB), Chase Caruso, McKenzie Watko, Alyssa Wolf (VB & SB), Heidi Heytvelt (VB & SB), Jillian Herres. Back: Brooke Ames, Teagan Steele, Sydney Watko (VB & TR), Maddy Dixon, Keely Maves, Jaden Steele, Kendall Dixon, and Ray Cardwell.