Senior Maddie Fuhr


Lady Spartans’ Fuhr Enjoying Final Season

 By Ron Holt

The normal goals of playing together, improving and playing their best ball at the end were held by Bixby High’s girls’ basketball team this season.

But, there was one more goal as far as senior guard Maddie Fuhr was concerned.

“Pretty much our goal this year was to have fun playing basketball. We’ve had people hurt and sick but we’re still trying to have fun. I know I’m having fun,” added Fuhr, who moved to Bixby from Arkansas when she was six years old.

“I’ve played basketball for Bixby throughout high school and I began playing basketball when I was in the second grade. I also play soccer and even though I like basketball, I’m better at soccer,” she noted.

Fuhr, the daughter of Mike and Heather Fuhr, has seen time as a starter and as a contributor off the bench for the Lady Spartans, who split a pair of games last week, defeating Muskogee before being edged by Jenks.

Her playing time increased last week after senior teammate Kyndal Pirtle suffered a painful sprained ankle driving the baseline in a home game against Muskogee. Pirtle, who was sidelined with illness earlier in the season, missed last Friday’s (Feb. 10) home game against Jenks and is doubtful for Tuesday’s (Feb. 14) Frontier Valley Conference game at Bartlesville.

Sophomore guard Dariann Myles has also been sidelined the majority of the season after suffering a knee injury during the summer. With Myles out, Bixby relied on Pirtle, Maddie Bittle and Fuhr to handle the guard positions. Despite being slowed in her movement, Myles has returned and is seeing limited action.

“I knew I would be playing more against Jenks with Kyndal hurt and I felt like I did pretty good,” added Fuhr. “I felt like we did a pretty good after the first half. We didn’t play very well at the start … it was basically a case of us beating ourselves tonight.”

While admitting she is battling senioritis, Fuhr will join the Lady Spartans’ soccer team, where she plays either center-back or outside-back, when basketball ends. She plans on playing soccer at the collegiate level.

“I’m going to Northeastern State to play soccer next year,” said Fuhr, who has a younger brother and two younger sisters. “I had some other college choices but NSU was my main choice. I loved the coach and knew some of the girls that go there.

“I went to Tahlequah for a game and went to dinner with some of the players. I stayed in the dorm with them and met several of the players. I really like the campus and am excited about going to school there,” she said.

Fuhr plans to major in finance and business at NSU, thanks to the influence of her mother, who is a financial adviser.

“Besides wanting to work in finance like my mom I’m not sure what else I want to do,” added Fuhr. “I’m a good student when I apply myself which is hard since I’m so close to graduating.”

But, first Fuhr hopes to contribute to a strong finish on the court for the Lady Spartans and contribute to a successful soccer season.

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