From the Westsider:
The Gators boasted some of the state's best basketball players last winter. Brandon Applehans "received much of the attention after helping the Gators to a 5A playoff victory while using a driving, slashing style in the perimeter to constantly needle opponents. "Woo Bandel "was just as effective...and their style was remarkably similar.· Then again, given that they lived down the street from each other, maybe that's not so surprising.""We've been best frends since 1st grade," Bandel said. "He honestly is one of the main reasons I play basketball.· We go down to his house and shoot and he'd work on dribbling skills.· I'd want to try and do what he can do."
Bandel was was a standout shortstop for the Gators softball team and also ran track and field.· She won the 2012 Metro North Newspaper Female Athlete of the Year, 2012 JeffCo MVP, and 5A JeffCo female Athlete of the Year." Her personality off the field endeared [her] to teammates, coaches, officials, and opponents alike."" She's one of the best kids ever," said Ron Burgin, former Gator basketball coach.· " She's just the sweetest girl in the world." Bandel was a 1st team selection to the all-5A JeffCo squad hitting .373, scoring 22 runs, stealing 11 bases, and posting a .958 fielding percentage. In basketball, she found her pass-first point guard role change to a drive inside and create scoring chances role despite not wanting to be a ball hog.· She averaged 14.5 points a game, led the team in assists and steals, finished 2nd in rebounds, and went 140-190 (73.7%) from the line. She is headed to St. Olaf College in Minnesota where she'll play basketball." I've had the best coaches over the years, the best teammates," Bandel said. "I have a best friend on every team...coming together and learning different stuff about the team and yourself, it just really helped me grow.· I'll take that with me."
You could have an athlete of the month here.
Triple edged sword: you need a process to pick one, you need to pick, someone needs to put the info in.
Class, sport, demographics.
...or you could put this on the front page...with an archive.
Here's another example (from the volleyball team):
(photo: Kira Paik)
Varsity Volleyball setter
Chosen for her team leadership, positive attitude, and fine play
Her accomplishments include: being chosen by her Varsity team as MVP, Academic Honor Roll, 2nd team All Conference.Her goals are continuing to lead her team by example.