Today's featured female athlete is Westwood's Cali Widener. Widener was the goalie for the Lady Panthers this past season. In 25 games this year she compiled 86 saves in 122 shots on goal. She played in 41 career games for the Westwood Lady Panthers.

With spring sports currently suspended, the Palestine Herald Press wants to continue showcasing and spotlighting the unique senior athletes of Anderson County. If you're an Anderson County senior who competes in spring sport and would like to be featured, fill out the following questionnaire and send it to, along with a photo.


Name: Cali Widener

School: Westwood High School

Parents: Stacy Bauer and Mike Coulson

Siblings: Maegan Anderson and Boston Anderson

Sports: Soccer

Favorite memory: Playing goalie at/against Mexia

Plans after high school: Surviving the Coronavirus Epidemic!

Favorite song: Life is Good by Drake

Favorite food: Crawfish

Favorite TV show: Vampire Diaries

Favorite Movie: Life As We Know It

Role models: my mom and Demi Lavato

Which coaches made an impact: Coach Kowalski, he made me understand my independence.

Favorite teacher: Mr. Miller

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?: Enjoying life the best way I can!

Something about yourself most people don’t know: I had a stomach virus during a soccer game so I wore an adult diaper just in case so I could stay in the entire game!

What will you miss the most about High School sports?: Everything! My coach, my teammates, playing my favorite game with my favorite

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