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Posted: March 6, 2012 - 11:17pm  |  Updated: March 13, 2012 - 7:07pm
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Stefanie Bloedel
Stefanie Bloedel

Blake Tipton

SPORT: Golf

AGE: 12

GRADE: Seventh

SCHOOL: North Augusta Middle

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE GOLF? I've been playing it for a long time (since about fourth or fifth grade). My dad plays a lot.

WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING TO DO IN GOLF? Chipping

STANDOUT MOMENT: Parred several holes

STRENGTHS: Iron shots or putting

IMPROVEMENT GOAL FOR THE SEASON: Chipping

WORST INJURY: None

TRAINING ROUTINE: I just practice a lot.

OTHER SPORTS: I used to do a lot of baseball.

FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: Rickie Fowler or Bubba Watson

WHY IS BEING INVOLVED IN SPORTS IMPORTANT? It gives you something good to do..

 

Stefanie Bloedel

SPORT: Softball

POSITION: Pitcher and shortstop

AGE: 17

GRADE: 11th

SCHOOL: Fox Creek High

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE SOFTBALL? It’s a very mental sport and it makes you think, and it’s fast-paced. I’ve played it ever since I was little and really enjoy the game.

WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING TO DO IN SOFTBALL? Hit a low outside pitch

STANDOUT MOMENT: In the game against Aiken (Feb. 28), I struck out the first three batters in the fourth inning.

STRENGTHS: I’m very fast and quick. I’m able to play a lot of positions.

IMPROVEMENT GOAL FOR THE SEASON: Improve as a shortstop

WORST INJURY: None

TRAINING ROUTINE: Pitch at home

OTHER SPORTS: Volleyball and basketball

FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: None

WHY IS BEING INVOLVED IN SPORTS IMPORTANT? It gives you confidence to do anything. You also have opportunities to be outgoing and meet new people.

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