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Featured Athlete: Tate Ziemkiewicz

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Caroline Dolberry
Junior no. 1 Tate Ziemkiewicz dribbles the ball up the court. The next home game is on Feb. 13 against Greenville.

Tate Ziemkiewicz is a junior on the varsity basketball team. Ziemkiewicz is a 6’4 guard.

Pre-game:

Favorite pregame snack :Purple Skittles

Pregame Hype Song: Get Back by YTB Fatt

Post-game:

The Red Ledger: What is your favorite part about playing basketball?

Tate Ziemkiewicz: Seeing myself and my teammates grow as a team and push ourselves to get better everyday.

TRL:What does a day in a life of a basketball player look like

ZM: We wake up early. Sometimes we wake up really early if we have morning practice. We head to school and go through a full day of school. After school, it’s time for basketball practice or maybe a game. That’s a couple of hours of drills, scrimmages, and conditioning. Post-practice, we sometimes have a team meeting or film session to review plays and scout the teams we are playing. Then if you have any homework you finish that. Lastly once you finish your homework you shower and go to sleep early.

TRL: What challenges does basketball bring?

ZM: One challenge our team has gone through this year is staying mentally strong. For example, we started off 1-7 and some people had doubts and had negative thoughts about our team, but our leadership from our seniors helped us keep pushing and now we have a high chance of making the playoffs.

TRL: What are some positive aspects that basketball brings to your life?

ZM: I think basketball provides a lot of strengths but one of them is being a communicator and being vocal and talking to my team about everything going on and off the court and being more vocal has really helped me.

TRL: What are some memories you have from basketball?

ZM: Some of my best basketball memories are simple but they stick with you for example me hanging out with the seniors last year and getting food with the team is something small but you have to cherish it because just like that the seniors alreadly are graduating and you miss them and wish you could spend more time with them.

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Garrett Hutchins, Staff Writer
Garrett Hutchins is a junior this year and this year is his first year on staff. Hutchins is involved in baseball, FCA and NHS. Hutchins traveled the country this summer playing baseball and spent time camping in Colorado and on the boat on Lake Lavon. Hutchins enjoys spending his time on the baseball field and in the weightroom with his teammates/friends. Hutchins enjoys hunting and fishing and is excited for dove season to begin this september. Hutchins is excited for his first year and can’t wait to begin working on staff.
Caroline Dolberry, Photo Editor
Senior Caroline Dolberry is excited for her third year on TRL and second year as Photo Editor. Dolberry enjoys running on the cross country team and high jumping on the track team. You will often find her at Celebration Park running with her team. Other than sports, Dolberry is involved in her church and in the NHS. She loves spending time with her friends, playing with her dog and definitely eating at Chipotle. She can't wait for her last year on The Red Ledger!

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