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Athletes Of The Week: Joe Kohler & Nick Vasbinder

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Joe and Nick both competed at the state track and field championships last weekend.

Joe Kohler

Terry McCaulley
Joe Kohler (and brother Zach)

Name: Joe Kohler

Sport: Track & Field

Grade: 12


Eagle Eye: How did you first get involved in this sport?

Joe Kohler: “Running junior high track after being successful at track and field days.”

EE: What other sports do you play?

JK: cross country

EE: Favorite sports team?

JK: Philadelphia Eagles

EE: Favorite professional athlete?

JK: LeBron James

EE: Who is your hero? Why?

JK: “Elon Musk because of his work with SpaceX and Tesla.”

EE: Favorite band/musician?

JK: Kendrick Lamar 

EE: Favorite movie?

JK: The Godfather 

EE: Favorite food?

JK: Hot wings and fries

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

JK: “As good as you may be, you can always be better. Never settle for where you are and always strive to be better.”

EE: What are your future goals?

JK: “Attend PSU main campus and major in aerospace engineering, minor in economics”


Nick Vasbinder

Terry McCaulley
Nick Vasbinder

Name: Nick Vasbinder

Sport: Track & Field

Grade: 10


Eagle Eye: How did you first get involved in this sport?

Nick Vasbinder: “I joined track back in 7th grade.”

EE: What other sports do you play?

NV: Soccer

EE: Favorite sports team?

NV: Pittsburgh Penguins

EE: Favorite professional athlete?

NV: Marc-Andre Fleury

EE: Who is your hero? Why?

NV: “My father by a mile. He’s always around through sun and rain. Sickness and health, good and bad.  He’s always there and has been the best supporter and coach to me.”

EE: Favorite band/musician?

NV: Billy Joel 

EE: Favorite movie?

NV: Captain America: Civil War 

EE: Favorite food?

NV: Sushi

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

NV: “If there is something you want to do, take that chance and do it, you may never get another chance”

EE: What are your future goals?

NV: “Go to college and play athletics.  I would also like to further my music career.”

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My name is Aaryanna Wright. I am a senior at Tyrone High. I play soccer on the Tyrone girls soccer team. I run track and I am on the mock trial team. My...

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