Shields matures as golfer
Name: Hunter Shields
Athlete of the week achievement: Shields, after placing second at districts, finished second with a 72 at the PIAA Western Regional, which was good enough to get him a trip to states in York.
Season update: Shields medaled five times for the Tigers during the regular season. His scoring average was 77 for the 10-2 Tigers.
Coach Bryan James’ quote: “His mentality, overall, has definitely, vastly improved. As he has grown from a kid into a young adult, he has matured nicely. He takes things for what they are and works with what is given to him. He doesn’t force things. He looks at the situation and makes the best of it.”
Favorite teacher: Mr. James
Favorite subject: History
Favorite movie: “The Greatest Game Ever Played”
Favorite food: Chicken tenders with fries
Favorite song: “Country Roads” by John Denver
Outside interests: Ice hockey
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Hines Ward
Best athlete I ever played with: Macky Power
Best athlete I ever competed against: State College’s Ben Gelenberg
Most influential person on my athletic career: My father, Paul James, and Ram Cirignano, my swing coach.
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the Sunnehanna Wheeling Tournament this past year.
How I got my start in golf: I got a set of clubs for my 13th birthday and worked with it ever since.
Future goal: Play golf in college and get a good degree.