Blackwell’s Brett Lenon – Character Counts Presented By BancFirst Blackwell

By Travis Sloat

Blackwell High School senior Brett Lenon is a fan of staying busy when it comes to athletics.

The short stop and pitcher for the Hornets said he started playing baseball at four years old, and he has been in love with sports ever since. “I play football, basketball, and baseball,” Lenon said. “I love sports because they challenge me to work hard, gives me the opportunity to compete alongside my teammates, and helps me develop work ethic and discipline. It also helps me with team building which will help in my future career.”

Even in the midst of a potentially season-ending outbreak, Lenon has maintained a positive attitude and is looking forward to what the future brings. “I know it [canceling school] was the right thing to do to prevent people from getting sick,” he said. “But it still hurts because this is my senior year. Our season was going very well. Hopefully we will get to reschedule some of these games at a later date.”

As a senior, Lenon knows the value of putting in hard work and showing character both on and off the field, and he said he enjoys getting to show younger players both how they should play, and how they should conduct themselves as Hornets. “I want to stay positive and encouraging,” Lenon said. “I want to help them out with any pointers I can give them. I try to show them how to work hard and I listen to the coaches to set a good example. “To me, a person’s character can be seen in their actions, their treatment of others, and how they respond in situations,” he continued. “On and off the field, I try to treat others with respect, try to be supportive of other teammates if a play didn’t go as planned, and stay positive and encouraging.”

In his free time, Lenon said he enjoys hunting and fishing for bass and catfish, although he admitted he hasn’t had much luck yet this year. He plans to play college baseball and major in chemical engineering.