High school: Belle Vernon, Class of 1983
My favorite sport: Football
I usually attend games with: My husband and sons
Favorite high school team: Hollidaysburg
Favorite college team: West Virginia
Favorite pro team: Pittsburgh Steelers
My favorite sports memory: Hollidaysburg winning the District 6 title in 1999.
The local athlete I most enjoyed watching while growing up: Marlen McIntyre at Belle Vernon, who later went on to Pitt.
My all-time favorite local coach: My husband, John Barton
The most famous athlete I ever met: Jeff Hostetler
My most prized autograph/picture is of: A photo of John, when he played on the offensive line for West Virginia against Pitt in 1986.
If I have a claim to fame as a fan it would be: Having dinner with former Steeler John Banaszak
If I were czar of local sports: I would tell parents to relax and enjoy watching their children play sports. It's over before you know it, but the good memories you create will always be there.
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