Athletes of the Week – Sept. 22


Harley Huser, Columbus North senior football player

Huser returned an interception 28 yards for a touchdown and caught a 20-yard touchdown pass Friday to help lead the Bull Dogs to a 54-0 win at Terre Haute South. He also recorded four tackles and returned three punts for 29 yards.

His performance last week: “Everything kind of clicked for everyone on the defense. It wasn’t just me performing individually. I had help from everyone else, and that allowed me to do what I do best.”

Do you do anything special to prepare? “I just try to hydrate and stay calm. I like to listen to music and keep the anxiety to a minimum.”

Favorite drink: “Vitamin water”

Favorite food: “Grilled chicken”

Favorite book: “The Bible”

Favorite class: “Weights”

Role model: “My dad (Robert) Huser”

Best advice: “If you’re in a situation that you don’t like, don’t complain about it. Work until you get out of that situation into a different position that you’ll enjoy.”

Athletics goal: “To win Conference Indiana.”

If you could travel anywhere: “I would travel to and climb Mount Everest.”


Holly Anderson, Columbus North senior golfer

Anderson fired a 5-over-par 75 Saturday at Greensburg Country Club to tie for medalist honors and lead the Bull Dogs to the Greensburg Sectional title. Earlier in the week, she carded a 40 in a 153-171 win against Columbus East at Otter Creek.

Her performance last week: “At the North-East match, I had one bad hole, and then at sectional, I played pretty well, considering the weather. I could have done a lot better, but I’m happy with it.”

Do you do anything special to prepare? “I just listen to music, and I talk with my dad about all the things I need to think about on the course and stuff like that.”

Favorite drink: “Red Gatorade”

Favorite food: “Mac ‘n’ cheese”

Favorite book: “Stolen Children”

Favorite class: “Graphic design and layout”

Role model: “(Assistant) coach (Brett) White.”

Best advice: “(Older sister and Ball State sophomore golfer) Sydney always tells me to just take one shot at a time, and if I have one bad hole to not let it get to me because that’s usually what happened when I first started to golf. But if I just take it one shot and one hole at a time, that helps me play better.”

Athletics goal: “I hope to get to state this year as a team and hopefully get top 10 (individually).”

If you could travel anywhere: “Probably Hawaii because I’ve never been there before, and I’ve heard it’s really pretty.”