Name: Ronette Claar
Athlete of the week achievement: Claar went 2-0 and gave up just five hits in 12 innings while recording 27 strikeouts in the Lady Bulldogs' two playoff wins. She also went 5-for-8 with three RBIs and four runs.
Season update: Claar is 11-2 with a 0.87 ERA and 171 strikeouts. Claysburg is 18-4 overall and will play West Branch in the District 6 Class A championship on Wednesday.
Coach Mike Barbarini's quote: "Ronette is part of a team we've had the past three years with a bunch of good athletes. She understands it takes a team effort to get where we've been the past couple of years, and she's a big piece of the puzzle.''
Favorite teacher: Mr. Bozella
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite movie: "Law Abiding Citizen''
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite song: "Super Bass'' by Nicki Minaj
Outside interests: Playing basketball and hanging out with friends
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: University of Texas
Pro athlete most admired: Cat Osterman
Best athlete I ever played with: Christi Mauk
Best athlete I ever competed against: Philipsburg-Osceola's Chelsea Rex
Most influential person on my athletic career: "My sister, Amber.''
Proudest athletic achievement: "The past two years going as far as my high school softball team did [in the state playoffs].''
How I got my start in softball: "My sister and cousin [Lacey Claar] both played, and I got straight into it to follow in their footsteps.''
Future goal: "Go at least one game farther this year than we have in the past.''