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The Republic’s Athletes of the Week


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Columbus East junior basketball player Bryce Leinhoop

(Led the Olympians with 21 points and 19 rebounds in Friday’s season-opening 99-92 double-overtime  win against New Albany)

His performance last week:

“I thought I had a good performance, but it’s all about the team win.    That’s all I care about.”

Do you do anything special to prepare?

“I just go out there and warm up like everyone else. I’ve been playing for a long time, so I don’t really have any special rituals or anything.”

Your favorite drink:

“Gatorade or water. I drink a lot of water.”

Favorite food:

“I don’t really have a favorite food. I just like a lot of different kinds.”

Favorite music group:

“I like all genres really — everything except country.”

Favorite book:

“I like a lot of sports books like Larry Bird and Magic Johnson’s ‘When the Game Was Ours.’”

Your favorite class:

“Math”

Your role model:

“I look up to my brother. He’s a senior at (Indiana University’s) Kelley School of Business.”

Best advice:

“No matter how hard things get, just keep doing your best, and keep going as hard as you can at whatever you’re doing.”

Your athletics goal:

“I hope to play Division I basketball, and hopefully, I can make it past there.”

If you could travel anywhere:

“Probably Australia. My aunt lives there.”

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Columbus North sophomore swimmer Marah Bieger

(Won the 200 freestyle and 100 freestyle in a victory against Seymour and captured the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke in Saturday’s win at Center Grove)

Her performance last week:

“I think I did well, but I definitely think I can improve some.”

Do you do anything special to prepare?

“I usually carb up the night before, and then before the meet I just try to relax and get prepared for my races.”

Your favorite drink:

“Water”

Your favorite food:

“Mac and cheese”

Your favorite music group:

“Jason Mraz”

Your favorite book:

“’Things Not Seen’ by Andrew                        Clements”

Your favorite class:

“Math”

Your role model:

“My parents (Tony and Maribeth)”

Best advice:

“Work hard, and if you work hard and do what you’re supposed to, everything will fall into place.”

Your athletics goal:

“I definitely want to be top eight at state in the 200 IM this year, and same with the 100 breast, and then relays. I think we can be top eight in all three.”

If you could travel anywhere:

“Spain”

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