Athletes of the Week

Drew Schiefer

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Drew Schiefer // Columbus North sophomore track athlete

Schiefer won the shot put with a throw of 53 feet, 2 inches, and finished second in the discus with a throw of 150-7 on Thursday to help lead the Bull Dogs to a runner-up finish in the North Sectional.

His performance last week: “I feel like I can perform better in regional, but overall, I thought I did well and hit some marks. I’m excited to see what that will bring in regional.”

Do you do anything special to prepare? “I usually do my warmup routine for shot put and discus and get a (resistance) band out and stretch my arms out.”

Favorite drink: “Body Armor”

Favorite food: “Tacos”

Favorite class: “I like math.”

Favorite sports team: “Michigan”

Favorite athlete: “(Indianapolis Colts guard) Quentin Nelson”

Role model: “My grandpa (Keith Arnholt). He’s taught me a lot in my life and how to do things and how to do things right.”

Best advice: “Continue working each and every day, even when it’s hard, because whenever you’re working and someone else isn’t, you’re gaining an advantage.”

Athletics goal: “To play college football somewhere.”

If you could travel anywhere: “Montana, to go hiking and fish, because I like nature and being out and away from a lot of people.”

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Baleigh Fish // Columbus East freshman softball player

Baleigh Fish

Fish went 4 for 4 with three doubles, a home run and eight RBIs in a 14-1 win against Jeffersonville. She also had a double and pitched a scoreless, hitless inning of relief in a 4-2 loss at Indian Creek.

Her performance last week: “There was definitely room for improvement, and there were a few things I should have done better, but overall, I think I did pretty good.”

Do you do anything special to prepare? “The whole team, we listen to music to get hyped before a game.”

Favorite drink: “I love sweet tea.”

Favorite food: “I love ice cream.”

Favorite class: “I love taking weights and my sports nutrition class.”

Favorite sports team: “Florida Gators softball”

Favorite athlete: “(Florida softball players) Keagan Rothrock and Skylar Wallace”

Role model: “My dad (Adam Fish). He’s been there for me since my very first day of 8U softball.”

Best advice: “No matter who you play or where you’re playing, you shouldn’t think. Just go out there and enjoy playing.’’

Athletics goal: “I really want to be like Skylar and Keegan and play at Florida.”

If you could travel anywhere: “I really want to go to Hawaii. I’m a big fan of tropical places.”