Athlete of the Week
The Tire Recycle Urban Athlete of the Week is Cole Penner of the Garden City Fighting Gophers volleyball team.
This 5’11” left side lead the Gophers in kills and passing average. He led the team to 4 top 4 finishes in tournament play that included a first place finish at the Gophers home tournament, and all-star selection at the River East tournament. He capped the season off by leading Garden City to their first Junior Varsity Boys KPAC Championship in school history. Coach Alan Ahow states, “Cole's focus and strong work ethic allows him to succeed in both the classroom and volleyball court. He is an outstanding captain that can will his team to victory with his desire to compete, his words of encouragement and high level of skill”.
This grade 10 student maintains a 98% average, while also participating in basketball, and badminton.