Athletes of the Week – September 1


Triston Perry, Columbus North senior football player

Perry completed 14 of 24 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns Friday in the Bull Dogs’ 30-13 win against Columbus East.

His performance last week: “I felt like it was a decent performance. I’m hoping to build on that and do even better than what I did last week.”

Do you do anything special to prepare? “I just kind of chill out and hang out in the locker room by myself and think about the game and what I have to do.”

Favorite drink: “Pink lemonade Gatorade”

Favorite food: “Spaghetti”

Favorite book: “Where the Red Fern Grows”

Favorite class: “AP psychology”

Role model: “My grandpa (former North coach Max Andress)”

Best advice: “Keep pushing yourself. Things get rough sometimes, but if you keep trying your hardest the whole time, something good is bound to happen to you.”

Athletics goal: “Play college football and place at state in the hurdles (in track).”

If you could travel anywhere: “Probably Iceland, because I want to scuba dive at Silfra.”


Alaysha Pollert, Columbus East senior volleyball player

Pollert led the Olympians with 29 digs and added three aces Saturday, when East went 4-0 to capture its own invitational.

Her performance last week: “We still always have things to work on, but as a team, we’re really improving a lot.”

Do you do anything special to prepare? “We always try to give 110 percent in practice the day before. If it doesn’t work in practice, we always come in with a good mindset and prepare for the battle.”

Favorite drink: “100 percent sweet tea”

Favorite food: “Steak”

Favorite book: “Soul Surfer”

Favorite class: “Health”

Role model: “My mom (Joetta Pollert). She’s always been there for me through everything.”

Best advice: “God always gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers.”

Athletics goal: “Win state.”

If you could travel anywhere: “Probably the Dominican (Republic) because I’ve seen so many pictures, and it looks really pretty.”