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Cordell Glass, Columbus East senior diver

Glass broke his own school six-dive record with a 295.65 to win the diving competition in the Olympians’ dual-meet loss to Seymour. He also won the diving with a 265.65 in Saturday’s dual-meet loss to Jeffersonville.

His performance last week:

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“It was my best so far, but I’m still aiming for 300. I’m hoping to do a little better each time so hopefully, I can get there.”

Do you do anything special to prepare?

“A lot of stretching, because you need to be able to fold in a pike. The majority of my (diving) list is a pike, so I have to stretch a lot before I dive.”

Favorite drink:

“Chocolate milk”

Favorite food:

“Steak”

Favorite musician:

“Frank Sinatra”

Favorite book:

“’I Am What I Am’ by Joel Osteen”

Favorite class:

“History”

Role model:

“My grandfather (the late Donald F. Zimmer)”

Best advice:

“Always believe in yourself and don’t ever let anyone put you down.”

Athletics goal:

“Break 300 (for six dives) and get the 11-dive record.”

If you could travel anywhere:

“Ireland, because I have a lot of heritage from there, and I’ve always wanted to go.”

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Britney Ballard, Columbus East sophomore basketball player

Ballard scored a career-high 27 points and added four rebounds and two assists in the Olympians’ 80-73 win at Jennings County. She recorded 14 points and three rebounds four assists in Saturday’s 56-44 victory at Madison. For the two games, she went 15 for 25 from the field, including 4 for 7 from 3-point range and 7 for 7 from the free-throw line.

Her performance last week:

“I think it was pretty good, but I wouldn’t have been able to do what I did without teamwork from the players.”

Do you do anything special to prepare?

“I chew three pieces of gum.”

Favorite drink:

“Blue Gatorade”

Favorite food:

“Pizza”

Favorite musician:

“Maroon Five”

Favorite book:

“How To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Favorite class:

“Chemistry”

Role model:

“Kevin Durant”

Best advice:

“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.”

Athletics goal:

“To improve my ballhandling skills and win a sectional game.”

If you could travel anywhere:

“Probably somewhere in Greece like Athens because I like the scenery and architecture there.”