May 30, 2013
Much to the delight of their respective families who stood behind them during their days at Roosevelt High School, seniors Sydney Jacox, left, and Becky Eidson, right, recently signed letters of intent to attend and play basketball at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling. At far left is Dave Huss, who will coach them as Plainswomen at NJC. Photo courtesy of Ken Howell
By Martin B. Hamilton, Editor of the Johnstown Breeze
Johnstown – Before their final day as seniors at Roosevelt High School, Lady Riders basketball standouts Sydney Jacox and Becky Eidson signed letters of intent to continue their playing careers.
Each a first-team all-conference player in the Class 4A Tri-Valley League last season, they signed with Northeastern Junior College in Sterling.
NJC Coach Dave Huss said he’d been anticipating Eidson and Jacox playing for the Plainswomen.
“They’ve been sticking in my mind for several months,” he said. “Months ago, they came to Discovery Days and wanted to touch base with the program. I said they had to come play with the kids, because we need to see them play.
“Out of seven years I’ve been here, they’ve literally been the only kids to come back and play.”
NJC is a member of Region IX in the National Junior College Athletic Association and last season finished 16-15.
An assistant coach before becoming head coach at NJC last winter, Huss said Jacox and Eidson “are perfect reps for our program; they’ll get what needs to be done in the classroom. They’re really good players, (and) their hearts are in the right spot.”
Eidson, a 12-time letter winner at Roosevelt, was recently named RHS Female Athlete of the Year. Jacox, meanwhile, received the Marines Outstanding Female Athlete Award.