It’s always great seeing the youth excel, isn’t it? The Kittanning area should be proud of all of its students, not just the athletes. It is great whenever high school athletes take their craft to the next level, though. Two Kittanning High School seniors are prepared to take their talents to the collegiate level; one on the hardwood and one on the gridiron.
Sterling Henry, the leading scorer for the Kittanning Wildcats basketball team last year, knows he will play basketball somewhere in the fall. The 2012-2013 player of the years has received interest from Division II schools such as Edinboro University, Thiel College and La Roche College. There is a chance, however, that Henry will take the JUCO route before playing at a bigger school. The 6-foot-4 Henry is the No. 2 all-time leading scorer in school history with 1,084 career points. Wherever Henry goes, there’s little doubt that he will succeed.
Another Kittanning senior knows where he is going to go already, and looks to make the same impact for his collegiate team as he did for his high school. Kevin Barnes will be going from a Wildcat to a Yellow Jacket, but the quarterback’s game will remain the same. The athletic quarterback picked Waynesburg over a slew of different schools and one reason is that Barnes can take two yearsd and learn from starter Carter Hill. Being a dual-threat athlete (1,195 passing yards, 940 rushing yards), don’t be surprised if Barnes finds his way onto the field this upcoming year.
THIS WEEK ON THE SPORTS ZONE:
Ford City sophomore track-and-field star, Blair Willyard, will join me LIVE in studio to talk about her success.
Hockey analyst for Forbes.com, Mike Colligan, will join me to talk about the Pens-Bruins series.
Pirates Beat-Writer Bill Brink from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette will join me to talk about the Pirates.