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SPORTS ZONE: Kittanning Seniors Prepare for the Next Level

Listen to Mike Waterloo on Sports Zone, Saturdays at 11AM, on WTYM AM 1380 radio.

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.

SPORTS ZONE: Lessons Learned from Little League Extend Past the Sport

Listen to Mike Waterloo on Sports Zone, Saturdays at 11AM, on WTYM AM 1380 radio.

This past Saturday on the Sports Zone, Pete Harmon, vice president of Kittanning Little League, stopped by our studio to discuss the beginning of the Little League season. While the start of the season is a couple weeks away for Kittanning Little League, Worthington will kickoff its season this coming Saturday.

Some of my favorite moments as a kid came on the baseball diamond. Like most kids that played baseball, I started off running around in circles playing tee-ball, asking for my coach to hit balls to us. By the time it came to Little League, we still weren’t polished players. We did, however, feel like we were emulating our favorite big league players on the field.

Little League is an important time to not only shape your baseball skills, but shape your life skills as well. Sure it’s a game and fun to play, but chances are that the people you play baseball with won’t make a career out of it. Baseball will, however, teach the basic principles that a kid will take with him or her throughout their life.

It’s about more than baseball. It’s about teaching kids how to win and how to lose with class. Good sportsmanship doesn’t just apply to sports, but to life in general. Little League also provides one of the first social settings outside of school for kids at a young age.

Some of the kids will remain your friends, while others won’t. Either way, you’ll always remember them from Little League.