Kat Tales from the December 1979 Black Kat. As the Christmas season spreads the universe and a new year is approaching at a rapid pace, one must accept his victories and failures with dignity. Looking back, one must realize that he has grown a year older and has matured to a certain extent. When one makes his New Year’s resolutions, it is his duty to see that these resolutions are carried out to the fullest extent within man’s grasp. Seniors are proudly displaying their new class rings and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their school jackets. To underclassmen, this may appear to be nothing other than common occurrence; but to seniors, who will soon leave behind their friends and teachers to conquer new areas of life, the possession of a ring symbolizes their school spirit and hours of hard work and is a token of the memories that will remain with them forever. During the course of this year, students at WHS have been faced with many changes. We have had to cope with a new administration, absentee regulations, and the chaos caused by the closing of the old high school building. Each day has presented a new challenge, and we have grasped each new challenge with all of the pride that could be administered from our bodies. We have made mistakes; but, most importantly, we have learned from those mistakes and have grown wiser in the process.The upcoming year will undoubtedly bring many new problems to be faced by the people who encounter them. When one is able to solve his problems without causing harm to himself or anyone else during the process, then he can proudly proclaim that he has reached complete maturity. Lady’s Roundup – December 1979. On Thursday, Dec. 6, the WHS Lady Yellowjackets competed against the Lady Redskins from Cumberland. This was a very close game. Starting for the Yellowjackets was Tif Bates, the highest scorer for the game with 13 points. Nancy Huff was next with 12 points, followed by Lynn Perry with 9 points, Mona Combs with 7, Judy Mason with 4 points, and Wanda Howard with 5 points.The team did exceptionally well with their free throws, making 82%.The Yellowjackets played a close and hard game, but not quite hard enough to defeat the Redskins.
Kat Tales from the May 1980 Black KatAs the year comes to an end, everyone looks back on the past nine months with fond memories. We have accomplished many things this year, and now is the time to look at our accomplishments with pride.The WHS football team, despite a young and inexperienced squad, had a winning season for the fourth consecutive year. Coach Gose and each team member are to be commended on a job well done.The boys’ basketball team also young and inexperienced, provided Jacket fans with many exciting games. The girls’ basketball team made history by advancing to the finals of the District Tournament for the first time. Both the boys’ and girls’ teams should have a great future at WHS.The WHS varsity cheerleaders were crowned champs of the 53rd District last March for the fourth consecutive year. They also won the regional title and made an impressive showing in the state competition. The B-Team cheerleaders also won their district and regional titles, but there is no state level competition for these squads.The WHS concert band received an excellent rating on several prepared songs at Pikeville College in April. The band was also judged on sightreading (playing music they had never seen). The band received a superior rating on the sight-reading part of the contest.The baseball team won their first game of the district tournament by defeating rival Fleming-Neon, but fell to Breathitt County in the next game.The girls’ track team has had several impressive victories this year, most notably defeating Jenkins for the first time ever. The boys’ track team has experienced an equal amount of success with several important victories to their credit. (The above articles from the 1980 Yellowjacket Yearbook and Black Kat Newspapers.)