Athletes of the Week


Trenton Kelley, Columbus North junior football player

Trenton Kelley
Trenton Kelley

Kelley completed 15-of-22 passes for 307 yards and two touchdowns Friday in the Bull Dogs’ 37-17 win against Terre Haute South. His passing total is the second-best single-game output in school history.

His performance last week: “I felt like we had a really good game plan coming in, and a couple of 20-yard passes, my wideouts turned into 80- and 60-yard passes. Our whole offense really helped me out and made big plays.”

Do you do anything special to prepare? “Pregame, I normally just listen to music and try to be relaxed and talk with teammates.”

Favorite drink: “Fiji water”

Favorite food: “Chocolate chip pancakes. That’s normally my breakfast on game day.”

Favorite book: “Maze Runner”

Favorite class: “Math”

Role model: “My older brother Mitchell”

Best advice: “Think you’re the man to be the man. You just have to have confidence in yourself.”

Athletics goal: “I would love to go play Division I football somewhere.”

If you could travel anywhere: “Probably a big city like Chicago or New York or Los Angeles. I just love big cities and the architecture.”


Alana Dwenger, Columbus East freshman soccer player

Alana Dwenger
Alana Dwenger

Dwenger scored five goals to lead the Olympians to a 2-0-1 record last week. She netted two goals and an assist in a 5-0 win at Jennings County, two goals in a 3-2 win at Roncalli and a goal in Saturday’s 1-1 tie with New Albany.

Her performance last week: “I still have a lot to work on, but I did well producing and getting balls to the box.”

Do you do anything special to prepare? “I normally just listen to music and try to think of what I’m going to do and think of how I’m going to help the team.”

Favorite drink: “Lemonade”

Favorite food: “Mac and cheese”

Favorite book: “The 100 Series”

Favorite class: “Right now, I kind of like chemistry”

Role model: “My parents (Rick and Martha) and my older sister (Emma)”

Best advice: “Just don’t think too much about it. Don’t give into the pressure, and just play how you know how to play.”

Athletics goal: “I want to beat the single-season scoring record and maybe beat the career scoring record for East.”

If you could travel anywhere: “I’ve always wanted to go to Australia, and I’ve always wanted to see the Great Barrier Reef, and it just looks really cool to visit.”