Athletes of the Week – April 20



Luke Hostetler, Columbus East senior baseball player

Hostetler went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs in a 7-2 win against Shelbyville; 1 for 3 with an RBI in a 10-5 win at Batesville; 2 for 3 with a double, a triple and four RBIs in a 10-0 win against Franklin and 1 for 4 with a double and an RBI in a 5-2 win against Mooresville.

His performance last week: “I had no strikeouts, so that was good. I was just making contact, and some of them fell for me.”

Do you do anything special to prepare? “I hit in the cage before and make sure I end on a good hit.”

Favorite drink: “Grape Kool-Aid”

Favorite food: “Pizza or mac and cheese”

Favorite book: “’Quiet Strength’ by Tony Dungy”

Favorite class: “Weights”

Role model: “My grandpa (Charles Wheeler)”

Best advice: “Don’t be afraid of anything keeping you from reaching your goals.”

Athletics goal: “My goal was to go to college to play baseball, and I’ve accomplished that. I’m going to Jackson College in Michigan.”

If you could travel anywhere: “Probably to Orlando, Florida, to go to Disney World because my family likes to do that.”



Sidney Beier, Edinburgh sophomore softball player

Beier went 3 for 3 with a two-run homer in a 3-2 loss at Hauser; 4 for 4 with a double, a homer and two RBIs in a 6-3 win against South Decatur; 3 for 3 with two homers and three RBIs in an 8-0 win against Speedway and 3 for 4 with two doubles, a homer and five RBIs in a 15-5 win at Heritage Christian.

Her performance last week: “I think we all did pretty well. Our hitting has come a long way, and our fielding keeps getting better every day. We just keep getting better.”

Do you do anything special to prepare? “We stretch before games.”

Favorite drink: “Big Red”

Favorite food: “Pizza”

Favorite book: “The Fault in Our Stars”

Favorite class: “Integrated Chemistry and Physics”

Role model: “(Former Edinburgh catcher) Taylor Murray.”

Best advice: “Always play to your potential. Always play 120 percent and never below your level.”

Athletics goal: “I want to play softball in college.”

If you could travel anywhere: “Probably to Washington, D.C., because of the history.”