Scholar Athelete

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

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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,... continue reading ›

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.  ... continue reading ›

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 ... continue reading ›

Scholar Athlete: Columbus volleyball player, Skylar Blackmon

Skylar Blackmon is a champion, on the court and in the classroom.   "It's hard to stay focused but that's just who I am," Blackmon said. "I am a student athlete and so I work hard at that every day."   Blackmon is a senior on the Columbus High volleyball team who plays libero.  She was a starter on last year's team that won the 5A state championship and says her time with this program has been an experience like no other.   "I lov... continue reading ›

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