Tuesday, October 11, 2011
This sixth grader at Northwestern Middle School is a thrill seeking diver.
Andrew Greenwood, 11 Northwestern Middle School Sport: Diving Home Pool: Diving with Atlanta Diving Association, Georgia Tech Facilities (Home of 1996 Olympic Diving) Scouting Report: Started in January 2011 because his mom said he needed a safe environment for his thrill seeking nature. That and the lifeguards at the Wills Park Pool yelled at him for doing flips off the high dive. He practices once a week for 1 or 2 hours. Favorite Pro: No one person. He watches a lot of YouTube thrill seekers such as those people who jump off cliffs in flying suits and just soar like a flying squirrel. He likes anyone who does unusual and cool things. Enjoyable Moments: At the end of practice, the coach lets them have a few running free-jumps off the 10…
Thursday, October 6, 2011
This 13-year-old swimmer and basketball player is 6'2 and has received many sports titles.
Jenna Staiti Vickery Creek Middle School Sports Bio: She lives in Apharetta and swims at Swim Atlanta in Roswell under Ryan Breid. She started swimming at the age of 5. She also plays basketball for her school. Home Pool: Swim Atlanta, Roswell Home Court: Vickery Creek Middle School Top Stat: In swimming, she has won state champion in short course and nationals in 50 meter backstroke where she is ranked number 4 in the country. She also won Individual Backstroke, Individual Medley, freestyle stroke on the Relay team and Medley relay team in The State Championship last summer. She was named all county in basketball last year. Scouting Report: She has been swimming since she was 5 years old. Jenna is active in sports year round. Favorite …
Monday, September 26, 2011
This Alpharetta seventh grader participates in the JV Outreach Dance Program.
Royal M. Ford Crabapple Middle School Sport: Dance Sports Bio: Royal has been a part of the J.V. Dance Outreach Program. for 2 years. He learns dance under teacher at the Tobert-Yilmaz School of Dance under Jacqueline Vergez. Top Stat: Royal's mother has seen his confidence and social skills increase since he started in the dance program. He keeps his grades up so he may continue in the J.V. Dance Outreach Program. Scouting Report: The program he is in is a summer program, but he can dance yearround at the studio. Home Studio: Tobert-Yilmaz School of Dance through the JV Outreach Dance Program.
Monday, September 5, 2011
This eighth grader loves to golf.
Kelsey Kurnett Webb Bridge Middle School Sport: Golf Home Course: The Standard Club in Johns Creek Top Stat: In her first season out, Kelsey finished 7th out of a field of 57 in The Atlanta Junior Golf 9-hole Club Girls 7 - 18 division this summer, with 3 tournaments won. Scouting Report: Started playing at age 13 under teaching proffesional Jim Grant and practices 6 days a week. Favorite Pro: KJ Choi
Monday, August 15, 2011
This third grader at Alpharetta Elementary School loves to play hockey.
Nate Przysiecki Alpharetta Elementary School Sports Bio: Started to learn to play hockey at the cooler when he was 4 years old under Steve Jacobs Jr. Team: Plays on the Atlanta Fire Squirt Minor Travel Hockey team Favorite Pro: Johan Franzen of the Detroit Red Wings who he got to meet this past November in the Red Wings locker room. Top Stats: Scored the game winning goal in the championship game to win the Tampa Palms Tournaments 1-0 over the Tampa Titans. Scouting Report: During regular season he practices three times a week with his coach, former professional hockey player Marcus Gustafsson. He also takes weekly private lessons to help further refine his skills with Scott Pearson, former first round pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs and …
Monday, August 8, 2011
Logan is a hockey player who attends Alpharetta Elementary School.
Logan Przysiecki Age: 10 School: Alpharetta Elementary School Sports Bio: Started to learn to play hockey at The Cooler when he was 5 years old with then hockey director Steve Jacobs Jr. Team: Atlanta Fire Squirt Major Travel Hockey Team Scouting report: Practices three times a week with games on the weekends during regular season. Also takes weekly private lessons to help further refine skills with Scott Pearson, former first round pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs and 12-year veteran of the NHL. Favorite Pro: Pavel Datsyuk Alternate Captain of the Detroit Red Wings. He admires his two-way style of play and his amazing ability to control the puck and score goals. Favorite Moment: Last year his team went 6-1 in the Worlds Largest Hockey …
Monday, July 18, 2011
This 12-year-old soccer player started off in baseball.
Dawson Marchelletta Age: 12 Sports Bio: Started playing at the age of 7. Played baseball and switched over to soccer at Stars until it changed to Rush. Has played at the academy level since he was 9 years old. Practiced on his off time with a coach from Ambush and recently started playing entirely with Ambush. Last year he traveled to Italy to play with some other local soccer players. Home Park: Plays wherever Alpharetta Ambush takes him. Position: Mid, Forward or Striker. Top Stat: Scored 5 goals in one game and came close to 3 more in the same game. Scouting Report: Trains consistantly to be the best he can be even on his off time from team playing. Favorite Pro: Pele'
Monday, July 11, 2011
This rising ninth grader is a Junior Olympic gymnast in Alpharetta.
Amanda Huang School: Rising ninth grader at Rivers Academy in Alpharetta. Sports Bio: Started doing gymnastics at the age of 5 and trains under Elena Piskun and Inesa Sharouskaya. Home Gym: Northwind Gymnastics Title: First Elite gymnast at Northwind Gymnastics. Top Stats:Won 1st place bars champion and 3rd place all around at the USA gymnastics Regional Meet in New Orleans in April as a level 10 gymnast.Went to Junior Olympic Nationals held in Long Beach, California in May. Placed 1st on uneven bars and was 6th place all around. Passed her Junior Elite Compulsories at the U.S. Open Gymnastics Meet in Orlando. Qualified Junior International Elite at the American Classic in Huntsville, Texas in June. Amanda is the first Elite gymnast at …
Monday, July 4, 2011
This 13-year-old plays fast pitch softball in Alpharetta.
Taylor Ver Steegh School: Rising eighth grader at Hopewell Middle School where she is on the honor roll. Sports Bio: Started playing baseball at the age of 5. Switched to softball in fourth grade. Plays on the 12U Alpharetta Fire team with Coach Steve Laboda Home Park: North Park Position: Catcher Top Stat: Hitting the winning homerun during a tied playoff game. Also made a line drive catch in the previous inning of the game. Scouting Report: Practices twice a week and plays on Saturdays and in tournaments.