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The Republic Athletes of the Week


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Kooper Glick, Columbus North junior basketball player

Glick led the Bull Dogs with a career-high 20 points in Saturday’s 91-52 win over Jennings County. He also scored five points in Friday’s 83-75 win at Lawrence Central.

His performance last week:

“I feel as a team, we played well. Our bigs got in foul trouble (against Jennings County), but the next guy off the bench stepped up, and we ended up getting a big win.”

Do you do anything special to prepare?

“Right now with the (sprained ankle from the season opener), I try to get my ankle as loose as possible.”

Favorite drink:

“Water”

Favorite food:

“Any kind of chicken”

Favorite music group:

“I like rap. I don’t have a favorite singer or group.”

Favorite book:

“‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’”

Favorite class:

“Sports business”

Role model:

“My dad” (Rory Glick)

Best advice:

“Never let anybody outwork you, and work as hard as possible at all times.”

Athletics goal:

“I want to play basketball at the next level.”

If you could travel anywhere:

“Anywhere in the Caribbean”

Ellie Trotter, Hauser junior basketball player

Trotter scored 17 points Friday to lead the Jets to a 52-45 win over Columbus Christian.

Her performance last week:

“I think that I played hard. I always like to go out on the floor and leave everything out there — all my effort and my frustration.”

Do you do anything special to prepare?

“I drink a Spark. It gives me more energy to go the whole time and not get worn out.”

Favorite drink:

“Purple Powerade”

Favorite food:

“Spaghetti”

Favorite music group:

“Beyonce”

Favorite book:

“‘Crank’ by Ellen Hopkins”

Favorite class:

“Advanced P.E.”

Role model:

“My mom” (Polly Trotter)

Best advice:

“Just let it go and move on to the next play and not hang your head.”

Athletics goal:

“To get some net and win a sectional.”

If you could travel anywhere:

“Italy”

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