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The Republic’s athletes of the week


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Columbus Christian sophomore basketball player Josh Miracle

Miracle led the Crusaders with 20 points in an 85-47 Indiana Christian State Tournament regional semifinal win against Christel House and scored 15 in a 64-42 win against Bloomington Lighthouse in Friday’s title game.

His performance last week:

“Most of my points really have been coming off rebounds because my jumper hasn’t been there lately.”

Do you do anything special to prepare?

“We really don’t do anything special.”

Favorite drink:

“Powerade and Gatorade”

Favorite food:

“Hot dogs”

Favorite music group:

“I don’t really listen to a lot of music.”

Favorite book:

“The Harry Potter books”

Favorite class:

“Math”

Role model:

“LeBron James”

Best advice:

“Keep your head in the game whenever you’re down; I struggle with that sometimes.”

Athletics goal:

“I’d like to play college basketball somewhere.”

If you could travel

anywhere:

“Miami, Fla.”

Female

Columbus North senior gymnast Chelsea Wieland

Wieland won the all-around competition with a 37.125 in last week’s tri-meet victory against Owen Valley and Jeffersonville. She won the beam with a 9.3 and the floor with a 9.575.

Her performance last week:

“I was really proud of myself. It’s the best performance I’ve had in my whole career of gymnastics, so it was really nice that it came on senior night.”

Do you do anything special to prepare?

“We kind of have this ritual of going to Panera before a meet. It’s just nice spending time with my friends. It kind of calms me.”

Favorite drink:

“Lemonade”

Favorite food:

“Fettucine Alfredo”

Favorite music group:

“Britney Spears”

Favorite book:

“The Last Song”

Favorite class:

“English”

Role model:

“Coach Sandy Freshour”

Best advice:

“Keep trying and not let things get to me, just to trust myself and be able to follow through with what I started.”

Athletics goal:

“I just want to try my best and stay positive.”

If you could travel anywhere:

“Australia”

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