Prep Athlete

Prep Athlete of the Week: Kendra Daniels

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Kendra Daniels

Kendra Daniels has been a gymnast at Gymnastics Northwest since she was 5 years old.

Thirteen years later, Daniels recently accomplished one of the highest feats a prep gymnast can achieve: a level 10 state champion in beam, floor, vault and all around.

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Prep Athlete of the Week: Hunter Drops

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Hunter Drops gets ready to fly

Hunter Drops has found success in many different sports, which made it tough when he could only play one each season.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Tad Doty

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Tad Doty

Clutch, versatile and reliable: those are just few words Junction City baseball coach Tony Stavros uses to describe Tad Doty

So where does the leadership quality come from? Doty said it all started his freshman year, when he was the lone underclassmen surrounded by older players on the varsity team.

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Prep Athlete of the Week: Keeli Munkres

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She doesn't put up big scoring numbers, but Keeli Munkres does everything else ont he court for her Willamette High School team.

"She's a super athlete," said head coach Lance Haas. "We put her in an athletic spot so she can get rebounds. She can guard a big because she jumps so well. She's just a real high energy player for us."

"I think I have to do the dirty work kind of," Munkres said, "to get the passing and rebounding and stuff like that."

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Prep Athlete of the Week: Sara Hall

Prep Athlete of the Week: Sara Hall

Sara Hall, a junior forward at Sheldon High School, has helped lead the Irish to 18 wins this season.

Prep athlete of the week: Taekwondo competitor Jordan Foss

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At age 13, Jordan Foss was crowned an American Taekwondo Association creative weapons world champion.


Now 16, the Willamette High School sophomore is a third degree black belt. He trains at Duer's Martial Arts.

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Prep Athlete of the Week: Delaney Andrist

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Delaney Andrist

Delaney Andrist started figure skating at age 4.

She says she fell early and often, but after a few years, it all began to click.

Now a senior at South Eugene High School, Andrist skates for the Eugene Figure Skating Club and is a regular at the Lane County Ice Center.

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Prep Athlete of the Week: Nick Nestell

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Nick Nestell

The point guard on a basketball team is the floor general, the leader, and an extension of the head coach.

Sheldon High School head boys basketball coach Daniel Clark says his point guard, Nick Nestell, is no different, embodying each of those characteristics.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Jonah Saraceno

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Jonah Saraceno may not score the most points for the Marist basketball team, but for him it's not about stats.

It's about setting a good example for his underclassmen teammates and doing his best keep up the energy level each day.

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Prep Athlete of the Week: Sami Osborne

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Sami Osborne

When Sami Osborne first stepped onto the Willamette High School campus, Wolverines assistant coach Lance Haas says she was quiet and shy.

But now Osborne is a captain of the 13-1 top-ranked Willamette girls basketball team.

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DeShone Brooks: 'He has so much enthusiasm for the game'

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DeShone Brooks

DeShone Brooks has certainly been through much more than your average 17 year old.

And since his freshman year when he's stepped on campus at Churchill has made tremendous strides on and off the court.

 

Prep Athlete of the Week: Luke Wilson

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Luke Wilson

Luke Wilson achieved his goal of becoming a starter on the varsity basketball team at Springfield High School as a freshman.

The 15-year-old carries himself and makes plays in a way older than what his age would tell, including a key block and buzzer beating shot to finish last week's game against Thurston.

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'It was only a matter of time before it clicked'

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Marcus McGovern

Marcus McGovern almost quit wrestling his sophomore year.

"He was frustrated. I was kind of frustrated as well," Sheldon High School wrestling coach Elias Soto said, "and there was really no solution except for just going through the progression and having a lack of experience."

Now the senior hopes to have a season to remember for the Irish.

"I knew I had all the potential to be a really good wrestler," McGovern said. "I just couldn't quite figure it out. Wrestling is just a tough sport, mentally and physically."

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