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Athlete Spotlight

Posted: February 14, 2012 - 8:00pm  |  Updated: February 22, 2012 - 2:20am
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Jack Smith

SPORT: Basket­ball

POSITION: Forward

AGE: 12

GRADE: Seventh

SCHOOL: Paul Knox Middle

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE BASKETBALL? I’ve always enjoyed (it).

WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING TO DO IN BASKETBALL? Stay in good conditioning

STANDOUT MOMENT: Being the leading scorer in the game against Leavelle McCampbell

STRENGTHS: Free throws

IMPROVEMENT GOAL FOR THE SEASON: Score more points

WORST INJURY: Fell on my ankle

TRAINING ROUTINE: Run laps around the gym

OTHER SPORTS: Baseball and cross country

FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: Chris Paul

WHY IS BEING INVOLVED IN SPORTS IMPORTANT? So you can stay in shape

 

Taylor Griffin

SPORT: Soccer

POSITION: Right back, goalie

AGE: 16

GRADE: 11th

SCHOOL: North Augusta High

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE SOCCER? It keeps you in shape and it’s very intense.

WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING TO DO IN SOCCER? Playing our biggest rival, Lexington

STANDOUT MOMENT: I have only been playing a year and I’ve been on varsity for both years.

STRENGTHS: Never give up, positive attitude

IMPROVEMENT GOAL FOR THE SEASON: To get faster

WORST INJURY: Tore both my meniscuses and tore the tendons in my feet

TRAINING ROUTINE: I run and do cardio every single day.

OTHER SPORTS: Volleyball

FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: Cristiano Ronaldo

WHY IS BEING INVOLVED IN SPORTS IMPORTANT? It keeps your grades up, it keeps you healthy and you can get your anger out.

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