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By Pierre Bibbs
Sports Editor 

The Lady Penguins of 1994


December 4, 2019

Courtesy Photo

The 1994 Runner-up Whitewater Lady Penguins. Top row L-R Aimee Hammond, Manager - Mary Gertge, April Higgins, Ashley Hammond, Haley Hammond, Wendy Hill, Esther Gertge, Marisa Green, April Simonson, Assistant Coach Jennifer McGlothen, Billie Sky Haynes, Bottom Row L-R - Head Coach Mike Conroy, Leslie Nelson, Krystal Simonson, Ella Anderson, Janel Simonson, Assistant Coach Butch Mayer.

The 1994 and 1995 Whitewater Lady Penguin teams reached the State C Championship games in both years, but fell short, taking home second place.

The 2019 basketball season marks 25 years since the 1994 state contending team, and the PCN caught up with Krystal (Simonson) Olson now of Billings, and Ella (Anderson) Yeadon who currently lives in Malta. Both Olson and Yeadon were named to the Class C All-Conference team that year.

The team had four athletes named on the All-State selection list including first-teamers Simonson and Emma Simanton (a transfer from Malta). Leslie Nelson and Rebecca C...

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