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Posted: June 6, 2012 - 11:46am  |  Updated: June 20, 2012 - 2:36pm
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Cory Lucas
Cory Lucas

SPORT: Baseball

POSITION: Catcher, outfield and occasionally third base

AGE: 15

GRADE: Ninth

SCHOOL: Fox Creek High

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE BASEBALL? I've done it since I was little and I always had a passion for it.

WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING TO DO IN BASEBALL? Not to break under pressure

STANDOUT MOMENT: When we played at the GreenJackets stadium and scrimmaged against Silver Bluff.

STRENGTHS: Good arm

IMPROVEMENT GOAL FOR THE SEASON: Improve on hitting

WORST INJURY: Broke both my thumbs

TRAINING ROUTINE: Run, lift weights occasionally and play with my church's softball and baseball teams

OTHER SPORTS: Football

WHY IS BEING INVOLVED IN SPORTS IMPORTANT? It gives me something to do instead of sitting around all day, and it's a good feeling being out there on the field.

SPORT: Track

POSITION: High jump, long jump, 4x100 relay, 4x400 relay

AGE: 15

GRADE: 10th

SCHOOL: North Augusta High

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TRACK? My brother and I really wanted to try the high jump because I like jumping and staying in shape

WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING TO DO IN TRACK? Long jump

STANDOUT MOMENT: When I got my personal record in the high jump

STRENGTHS: My height

IMPROVEMENT GOAL FOR THE SEASON:  I wanted to PR (personal record) in the high jump (4’-8’’)

WORST INJURY: None

TRAINING ROUTINE: Ran a lot

OTHER SPORTS: Volleyball, used to play
soccer

WHY IS BEING INVOLVED IN SPORTS IMPORTANT? It makes you a well-rounded person and able to handle a lot at one time.

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