Frontier’s Alena Sly: Athlete Spotlight Presented By 7C Steakhouse

Frontier High School’s Alena Sly and her family love basketball. As you can imagine, being a basketball player at Frontier is something special, but for Sly, the opportunity to play for friends and family is something she may never forget. “There have been so many good things. I hope to never forget my classmates and the memories we all made growing up. As a member of the basketball team, I’ll always remember the thrills of winnings and the hurt of losing in the State Tournament. All of the memories from the road trips. I will always remember how I could be myself around my teammates. It was always fun being around them,” said Sly.

She started playing basketball in the first grade after watching her siblings play. Following in their footsteps, Sly is playing her final season at Frontier with a young, but exciting team. “Even though they’re young, they are truly amazing. I love the bond we all have, it’s like we all fit in with each other so nobody is left out,” said Sly.

The center is involved in other activities such as National Honor Society, FCCLA, Student Council, Frontier Inner-Tribal Youth Council and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Academics are always a priority for Sly with college on the horizon. “I would like to get my basics done at NOC then transfer to UCO to major in either Criminal Justice or Business Administration,” said Sly.

On and off the court, Sly has many people she can turn to for advice or a shoulder to lean on. From family to coaches, there are many people who have influenced her as a student-athlete. “A big one is my Grandparents, Sam and Alene Adams. They came to every game and always had the camcorder out. Knowing my Grandma Alene has the best seat in the house up above makes me even more influenced to play hard. My sister Darrian, she is my coach on the sidelines. She makes sure I’m hustling up and down the court. She tries her best to make it to every game like my grandpa. Coach T, my last two years of high school basketball have been amazing with you as a coach. Thank you for seeing potential in all of us girls,” said Sly. “Now, my mom. When I have a bad game or I’m feeling down, she’s there to pick me up. She does her best to keep me smiling. I can’t thank these people enough for what they’ve done for me.”