Sports – Scholar Athlete

Scholar Athlete: Calvary Christian shooting guard, Noelle Green

Noelle Green is known for being a shy person, until she hits the court. “They see me more as a girl who looks mean and aggressive but is really shy deep down on the inside,” she said. Green is a senior shooting guard for the Calvary Christian Knights. Since joining the varsity team, she’s become more of an outspoken person…

Scholar Athlete: Pacelli wrestler, Colin Mulvany

For St. Anne Pacelli’s Colin Mulvany, wrestling is in his blood. “My dad wrestled and his dad wrestled, and his dad wrested in college actually,” he said. A family of wrestlers that currently ends with Mulvany. He’s a senior on the Viking squad who competes in the 132 pound weight class. Right now he’s a perfect 13-0 since the team’s…

Scholar Athlete: Glenwood center, Audrey Crowe

Audrey Crowe’s height is hard to ignore. So when it came to the sport of basketball, she knew she would be a center. “In middle school I was 5’11” so it was kind of a given,” she said. Crowe is now a senior on the Glenwood girls basketball team and has been with the program for three years since transferring…

Scholar Athlete: Springwood basketball player, Anna Drake

When Springwood basketball player Anna Drake thinks about last season, one word comes to mind. “It was incredible,” she said. “I’m pretty sure none of us thought that it would happen and so it was a good surprise.” A perfect season that ended with an AISA state championship. Drake is now a senior and would love nothing more than to…

Scholar Athlete: Harris County basketball player, AJ Coker

With a 6’4" frame, AJ Coker is used to getting attention.   "I’ve always been the tallest kid and everybody always sees me and says oh you have to play basketball," he said. "I just laugh and it’s always been a normal thing for me."   The Harris County senior is an up and coming name according to his head coach. His hard work ethic in the off-season has earned him a starting spot on the Tigers varsity squad. It hasn’t been easy getting to this

Scholar Athlete: Central tight end, Bryce Wade

A few years ago, Bryce Wade made the decision to transfer schools. "I wanted to be a part of a football team, public school, 7A, the highest you could get," he said. "I wanted to win state."   The former Glenwood Gator has been a Central Red Devil since his sophomore year and is happy with his decision.  But he’s made one other decision that’s paid off. The former defensive lineman is now a tight end.   "Making the switch, it was all different,…

Scholar Athlete: Columbus cheerleader, Christin Walls

Being a cheerleader isn’t easy. Just ask Columbus High’s Christin Walls.   "People don’t realize how much goes in to preparing for a routine," Walls said. "We do workouts 5 days a week during the summer just to get ready to even be able to throw this."   It’s a physical sport that requires a lot of time, strength and determination.  It may not look like a difficult sport from the outside, but Walls insists there’s more to it than meets the eye. &nbsp…

Scholar Athlete: Callaway defensive end, Keegan Woods

Keegan Woods knows all about waiting for his time to shine. As a senior on the Callaway football team, Woods had to wait two years to finally get on the field. "When you first got here, you knew that’s how it was," he said. "The people playing, they waited their turn and got to do all these great things. Just watching, you get better at practice and make those guys better and make yourself better. It’s a big pay off at the end." Woods is now a two-year starting …