Alex Lopez and Toni Thibert. COURTESY PHOTOS

Alex Lopez and Toni Thibert. COURTESY PHOTOS

Reporter honors Kentlake’s Lopez, Thibert

  • Friday, December 21, 2018 2:53pm
  • Sports

Kentlake High School’s Alex Lopez, wrestling, was selected as the Kent Reporter’s Male Athlete of the Week for Dec. 21.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: Math.

Q: What other activities do you participate in?

A: Disc golf, soccer, video games, church.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: My mom because she is always making sure I am taken care of and ready for my wrestling matches.

Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?

A: Visualize how my match will go and listen to music.

Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?

A: “Baby Shark,” by Pinkfong (because it’s all my nephew listens to at the house)

From the Sideline

“Alex Lopez currently has a 10-0 record. He won the John Birbeck Classic and the Decatur Gator Invite. He won the Hammerhead Invitational Tournament last weekend.

“Alex is a team captain, a multi-sport athlete and a leader at Kentlake. His work ethic and leadership have put Alex in a position to be successful in school and beyond.”

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Kentlake High School’s Toni Thibert, basketball, was selected as the Kent Reporter’s Female Athlete of the Week for Dec. 21.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: Math.

Q: What other activities do you participate in?

A: I enjoy doing outside activities like hammocking, backpacking and hiking.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: My youth pastor – Ashley Creek.

Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?

A: My pre-game ritual is to eat either Sour-Punch candy or Starbursts with my teammates.

Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?

A: “Thank U, Next,” by Ariana Grande

From the Sideline

“Toni went coast to coast to hit the game-winning shot against Tahoma last Friday. It improved our record to 3-1 in the NPSL.

“Toni is a great role model, student-athlete and teammate. She represents Kentlake’s Falcon core values. Toni excels in the classroom and on the basketball court. She is a fantastic leader and has led our varsity team to a 2-1 league record.”

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