Athlete of the Week: Kenny Sherick, Fairmont

Name: Kenny Sherick

School: Fairmont

Grade: Senior

Age: 17

Sports: Baseball

Claim to fame/honors: Two-year varsity player; threw a no-hitter last year against Lebanon; shortstop, set school record with 7 RBI in one game against Springfield; second-team All-Greater Western Ohio Conference as a junior; straight A student; member of National Honor Society; plans to attend Ohio State and major in engineering

Bet you didn’t know … I used to play soccer

Words you live by: The past is in the past

Toughest opponent: Centerville

Biggest influence: My dad

Game-day rituals: I always listen to a song “The Show Goes On” by Lupe Fiasco

What’s on your bedroom walls: Poster of Johnny Bench; Reds and baseball stuff

When I’m bored I like to … play Fortnite

Favorite movie: Sandlot

Person who would play you in a movie: Ashton Kutcher

Favorite TV show: Impractical Jokers

Favorite musical artist: Drake

I can’t live without: My friends

I can live without: Winter

Event you’d like to attend: World Series

Favorite book: The Hunger Games

Favorite home-cooked meal: Tacos

Favorite restaurant: Archers

Favorite smell: Vanilla

Favorite cereal: Reece’s Puffs

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Dick’s Sporting Goods

Vegetable you won’t eat: Asparagus

I’d love to trade places for a day with … the head of the CIA

Whose mind would you like to read? Elon Musk

Place where you’d love to travel? Hawaii

Talent you’d like to have? Be a good singer

Favorite school subject: Math

Favorite athlete: Zach Cozart

Favorite team: The Res

Favorite Olympic sport: Ping pong

Something in the world I’d like to change: Less violence

Favorite sports moment: My no-hitter against Lebanon

Favorite junk food: Anything Little Debbie

Best thing about baseball: There’s always a chance to redeem yourself

In 10 years, I hope to be … a very successful engineer

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