Scholar Athlete

Scholar Athlete: Northside Soccer Player, Julia Aguirre

It's pretty sweet playing soccer for a consistent postseason-bound team. It's even sweeter when you can do it alongside your sister. "She (my sister) plays right behind me, center-mid," said Julia Aguirre. "So…

Scholar Athlete: Auburn High guard/post, Alexis Tate

It's not difficult for Auburn High basketball player Alexis Tate to find motivation on the court. But it's someone on the sidelines who motivates her in life, her two year old adopted brother.…

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…

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.  ...

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 ...

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