By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
As the winter sports begin at Chase County Schools, the school mascot pumps up for action. “Wooly Bully” is ready to pace the sidelines of the basketball and wrestling events.
Normally an anonymous person in a Longhorn suit, the current “Wooly Bully” has decided to come out of the costume.
Bonnie Cochran, 14, is “Wooly Bully.” She hopes to continue the tradition for the next four years of school. Cochran is a freshman this year.
Why did she choose to become the school mascot? Cochran said she wants to major in theatrical arts in college, and figures that being a mascot will “help out with scholarships.”
With games and tournaments more than once a week, Cochran stays busy. “I do it whenever I can,” she said, meshing the job with her regular job at Imperial Super Foods. Another student helps out when she can’t perform.
osed to get the crowd pumped up, and excited about games,” she commented. About the winter sports season, she added, “I’d like to say good luck with basketball and wrestling. Yell a lot.”
When she shows up at events, Cochran said she has many small admirers. They ask, “Who is it?” and pull on Wooly Bully’s tail a lot.
The children also ask her to do funny things, like making cartwheels. But, she’s afraid her “head” will fall off. Maybe next year.