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PACS Athletics Family Spotlight - February 2022

 

 

Grade/Sport: Junior, Varsity Wrestling

 

Your Sports Hero and why: Kenny Courts - he is one of the coaches that has gotten me to where I am today.

 

Favorite Food: Homemade Mac & Cheese.

 

Favorite Local Eatery: The Sand Bar Restaurant

 

Favorite Sports Moment: Placing third at Sectionals in my 9th grade year.

 

How does Athletics make you a better student or person? Sports teaches discipline and hard work.

 

Best part of being an Athlete at Pulaski:  Making friends with others from different schools.

 


 

 

Grade/Sport: Junior, Varsity Basketball

 

Your Sports Hero and why: Calvin Johnson - he was so dominant when he played, so it put me in awe when I was a young Lions fan.

 

Favorite Food: Baked Mac & Cheese.

 

Favorite Local EateryLD's on the River.

 

Favorite Sports Moment: Every moment that I am out there playing any sport with my buddies.

 

How does Athletics make you a better student or person? Athletics shows you that nothing is guaranteed and that you have to work hard to have success, which translates perfectly outside of athletics.

 

Best part of being an Athlete at Pulaski: The best part is the brotherhood. I moved here from a big school where 70 kids would try out for a 15-man basketball team. You come to Pulaski and, on a busy year, only two or three kids are cut. This brings all of us together because you play with the same people throughout your time in Pulaski, which just really builds strong bonds on and off the court.

 


 

 

Grade/Sport: Junior, Varsity Basketball

 

Your Sports Hero and why: Mel McConnell because he took me under his wing when I was little and introduced me to basketball and the sports I love.

 

Favorite Food: Tacos

 

Favorite Local Eatery: LD's on the River.

 

Favorite Sports Moment: When I made it to varsity basketball as a sophomore and I was able to play on the team with my brother.

 

How does Athletics make you a better student or person? It teaches me leadership, teamwork and perseverance.

 

Best part of being an Athlete at Pulaski: Pushing myself to be better at what I set out to do.

 


 


Grade/Sport: Sophomore, Varsity Volleyball

 

Your Sports Hero and why: April Ross - she never gave up and fought for her Gold Medal.

 

Favorite Food: Chicken Parmesan.

 

Favorite Local Eatery: Stefano's.

 

Favorite Sports Moment: Getting hit in the head with a serve during a game.

 

How does Athletics make you a better student or person? It keeps me motivated and always encourages me to do my best.

 

Best part of being an Athlete at Pulaski: The support you get from your team on and off the court.

 


 




Grade/Sport: Junior, Varsity Hockey

 

Your Sports Hero and why: All of my coaches throughout all of the sports I have played in the past. They have taught me so much and are the reason I am able to do what I do today.

 

Favorite Food: Filet Mignon

 

Favorite Local Eatery: Route 11 North

 

Favorite Sports Moment: Every second getting to play with my buddies.

 

How does Athletics make you a better student or person? It is something I can do whenever to have fun and get my mind off of things that I need to do. It is something that just makes me happy in general.

 

Best part of being an Athlete at Pulaski: Being able to show pride for my school and hometown that I represent.

  


 

 

Grade/Sport: Senior, Varsity Hockey

 

Your Sports Hero and why: Connor McDavid because he was such a young star in the NHL and the only way to do it is to work harder than anyone else.

 

Favorite Food

 

Favorite Local Eatery: Mill House Market

 

Favorite Sports Moment: Scoring a hat trick in my first game.

 

How does Athletics make you a better student or person? It taught me the only way to get better is to push yourself.

 

Best part of being an Athlete at Pulaski: My whole grade is supportive of each other and we watch others' volleybal games, basketball games and vice versa. 


 

 

Grade/Sport: Senior, Varsity Volleyball & Softball

 

Your Sports Hero and why: My dad, he always pushes me to do my best and never lets me give up on anything. He is one of my biggest supporters.

 

Favorite Food: Chicken Tenders

 

Favorite Local Eatery: Dragon Garden

 

Favorite Sports Moment: Winning sectionals in 2019 & 2021 with each of my sisters.

 

How does Athletics make you a better student or person? It has made me a better person as it teaches me to be a leader for other people and it has given me the opportunity to work outside of my social group to build new relationships.

 

Best part of being an Athlete at Pulaski: The support we get from the community has always been amazing and being part of any team feels like family.

 


 

 

Grade/Sport: Senior, Varsity Basketball

 

Your Sports Hero and why: Michael Jordan - the amount of effort he put into his life is inspiring.

 

Favorite Food: Mashed Potatoes

 

Favorite Local Eatery: Artie's Hometown Diner

 

Favorite Sports Moment: Lebron James blocking the shot of Andre Iguodala.

 

How does Athletics make you a better student or person? It has made me grow closer to my teammates.

 

Best part of being an Athlete at Pulaski: The long bus rides to other schools for games.