Gage Voorhees

Athlete of the Week Northwestern Jr./Sr. High School

Name: Gage Voorhees

School: Northwestern Jr./Sr. High School

Grade: 12

Age: 17

Sports: Baseball, Football, Swimming

Claim to fame/honors: National Honor Society, 1st Team All CBC (2016/2017)

Words you live by: “Be your own reason.”

Toughest opponent: Kenton Ridge

Biggest influence: My cousin Logan Voorhees died in a car accident on February 6. He gave me someone to work for, someone to push me to be safe and do the right thing. He showed me that anything can happen and that one person’s opinion doesn’t decide your destiny. Live each day like it’s your last and have no regrets.

Game-day rituals: Before a baseball game, I stretch out and drink a lot of water/Gatorade. I’ll even have our trainer help me with some stretches. I usually put in my ear buds and listen to music on the bus for away games.

When I’m bored I like to … Take my dog for a walk around the house. It’s good exercise for me, and she loves the attention.

Favorite movie: The Longest Yard

Favorite TV show: The Big Bang Theory

Favorite musical artist: John Mayer

Favorite book: Savvy by Ingrid Law

Favorite home-cooked meal: Tuna noodle casserole

Favorite restaurant: Texas Roadhouse

Whose mind would you like to read: My parents’

Place where you’d love to travel: Bora Bora

Favorite school subject: Math

Favorite athlete: Brandon Phillips

Favorite team: Cincinnati Reds

Favorite sports moment: Beating Kenton Ridge 3-1, ending their 10-0 win streak

Favorite junk food: Lays Stax

Best thing about your favorite sport: I have a different mindset on the pitcher’s mound. I love the feeling of being in control of the game and calling my own pitches. I also love seeing everybody on the other side of the fence cheering on our team. I get to be around a lot of my friends playing the game that I love.

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