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The Republic’s athletes of the week


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Columbus East junior wrestler Jimmy Fisher

(Fisher won the 170-pound title Saturday to help lead the Olympians to a second-place team finish in the East Invitational)

His performance this past week:

“There were some places where I could improve, but at the same time, I had a good week of practice, as well as the team, and we did well in the tournament.”

Do you do anything special to prepare?

“I usually just kind of zone myself out and get in my own mental state before I go to my matches. I loosen up, jump rope, and that’s about it.”

Favorite drink:

“Water or Gatorade”

Favorite food:

“Peanut butter and jelly”

Favorite music group:

“Justin Moore”

Favorite book:

“Hatchet”

Favorite class:

“Art”

Role model:

“My dad (Jeff Fisher)”

Best advice:

“Just show up every day ready to wrestle and rise to the occasion.”

Athletics goal:

“I want to be a police officer, so when I get into college, I’ll probably just focus on my education.”

If you could travel anywhere:

“Australia”

Female

Jennings County sophomore basketball player Sydney Kirchner

(Kirchner led the Panthers with 16 points and had seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in a 68-54 loss to Madison. She led Jennings with 13 points and had seven rebounds, three assists and three steals in a 52-27 win at Franklin County.)

Her performance this past week:

“I could have done some things differently and better, but I was pretty proud of myself with the way I played.”

Do you do anything special to prepare?

“I listen to music sometimes.”

Favorite drink:

“Lemon-lime Gatorade”

Favorite food:

“Ribs”

Favorite music group:

“Taylor Swift”

Favorite book:

“The Notebook”

Favorite class:

“Advanced PE”

Role model:

“Skylar Diggins”

Best advice:

“To not quit and to just always work hard because it will pay off.”

Athletics goal:

“To get the assist record at the high school”

If you could travel anywhere:

“Paris”

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