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Posted: March 20, 2012 - 3:50pm  |  Updated: March 28, 2012 - 10:42am
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Brant Gillespie
Brant Gillespie

Brant Gillespie

SPORT: Golf

AGE: 14

GRADE: Eighth

SCHOOL: Paul Knox Middle

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE GOLF? I’ve played a lot of sports and it’s the one I like the most.

WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING TO DO IN GOLF? Figuring out the ball’s direction around the greens

STANDOUT MOMENT: When I was close to having a
hole-in-one

STRENGTHS: Long game

IMPROVEMENT GOAL FOR THE SEASON: Helping my team win more matches

WORST INJURY: None

TRAINING ROUTINE: Working with my irons, drivers and wedges

OTHER SPORTS: None

FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL
ATHLETE
: Tiger Woods

WHY IS BEING INVOLVED IN SPORTS IMPORTANT? I think it helps you meet new people and helps you stay fit.

Morgan Franklin

SPORT: Softball

POSITION: First base

AGE: 15

GRADE: Ninth

SCHOOL: North Augusta High

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE SOFTBALL? When I was young I just wanted to get involved in a sport, and
softball was just fun.

WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING TO DO IN SOFTBALL? To have confidence and know that you can do it

STANDOUT MOMENT: I hit my first home run this season in our first tournament.

STRENGTHS: Hitting, fielding

IMPROVEMENT GOAL FOR THE SEASON: To have less errors

WORST INJURY: I tore out my knee before.

TRAINING ROUTINE: We practice every day until 7 p.m.

OTHER SPORTS: None

FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL
ATHLETE
: Tim Tebow

WHY IS BEING INVOLVED IN SPORTS IMPORTANT? To stay healthy and active

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