Athletes of the Week – February 2


Jake Schoenegge, Columbus East sophomore wrestler

Schoenegge pinned Greensburg’s Eric Lowe in 33 seconds and Seymour’s Brandon Penegar in 1:26 to win the 138-pound title and help lead the Olympians to the Jennings County Sectional title.

His performance last week: “I think I did really good, but there’s always room for improvement.”

Do you do anything special to prepare? “I just zone everything else out and focus on my match ahead.”

Favorite drink: “Mr. Pibb”

Favorite food: “Pizza”

Favorite book: “The Percy Jackson Series”

Favorite class: “Weights”

Role model: “Rashaad Trapp”

Best advice: “To focus on yourself and not worry about anyone else.”

Athletics goal: “To place at state”

If you could travel anywhere: “Aruba. I’ve been there before, and it’s really nice.”


Maddy Edds, Brown County senior basketball player

Edds posted career-highs of 37 points and 21 rebounds to lead the Eagles to an 87-82 double-overtime win at Monrovia to close the regular season.

Her performance last week: “I was very focused, knowing it was one of the last games, and during the game, the team really trusted me. I made my parents really proud that night, and that’s why I was so excited.”

Do you do anything special to prepare? “I just put some headphones in and think about how it could potentially be my last game.”

Favorite drink: “Blue Powerade”

Favorite food: “Shrimp”

Favorite book: “The Series of Unfortunate Events”

Favorite class: “Government”

Role model: “I used to watch Whitney Williamson and Sasha Robinson play (at Brown County), and Molly Fox pushed me a lot. She was also an assistant coach, and she really molded me into the player I wanted to be. Another role model would be my parents (Eddie and Lesli Edds).”

Best advice: “From my dad, ‘Just work your hardest and be the best you can be. You never know who is watching and looking up to you.’”

Athletics goal: “To continue my basketball or softball career (in college), and to lose about 50 more pounds.”

If you could travel anywhere: “Probably Africa, because my cousin went on a mission trip, and I’ve always wanted to go to a country and help out all the little kids.”