Athletes of the Week – December 29


Tyler Vogel, Jennings County senior basketball player

Vogel scored 30 points Friday to reach 1,000 for his career and lead the Panthers to a 59-58 win against East Central for the South Ripley Invitational title. He also had 20 points in a win against Greenfield-Central and 17 in a win against Oldenburg Academy.

His performance last week: “We showed what our team was all about and continued to fight through everything and came out with three big wins.”

Do you do anything special to prepare? “We have a lot of fun together and try to keep the mood light so nobody gets real tight before the game.”

Favorite drink: “Orange Gatorade”

Favorite food: “Cheeseburger”

Favorite book: “The Hunger Games”

Favorite class: “Anything math”

Role model: “My parents (Kevin and Lisa Vogel)”

Best advice: “Continue to practice and work hard in everything you do, no matter what it is.”

Athletics goal: “To help my team in any way possible to come out with a win.”

If you could travel anywhere: “I would probably stay close to home because all my family is here.”


Imani Guy, Columbus North senior basketball player

Guy had 10 points in a 63-50 win against Evansville Memorial, 19 in Friday’s 65-64 overtime victory against Mooresville and 13 in Friday’s 55-49 loss to Zionsville to earn All-Tournament honors in the North Invitational.

Her performance last week: “I think I did a good job of staying low in the post and not letting my defenders push me up, and I think I did a good job of hitting free throws when I needed to.”

Do you do anything special to prepare? “The team always listens to music, and we dance around the locker room to get hyped up.”

Favorite drink: “Orange juice”

Favorite food: “Sushi”

Favorite book: “Perks of Being a Wallflower”

Favorite class: “Art”

Role model: “Larry Bird”

Best advice: “To do your best all the time.”

Athletics goal: “To get to state again.”

If you could travel anywhere: “Bora Bora, because I’ve seen pictures of it, and it looks really pretty, and I’ve never been there.”