Stern a big hit for Dragons

Name: Jay Stern

School: Central

Age: 17

Grade: Junior

Sport: Baseball

Athlete of the week achievement: Stern went 10-for-12 with eight RBIs and nine runs scored in victories over Penns Valley, Clearfield, Tyrone and Penn Cambria.

Season update: Stern is hitting .688 (11-for-16) with 10 RBIs, four doubles and 11 runs for the 5-0 Scarlet Dragons.

Coach A.J. Hoenstine’s quote: “Jay is a great kid who really works hard. He does everything we ask and is very disciplined at the plate. I think he is one of the top hitters in the area. He puts a lot of time in on his game, and it’s nice to see him recognized.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Schneider

Favorite subject: Chemistry

Favorite movie: “Forrest Gump”

Favorite food: Philly cheesesteak

Favorite song: “Something Like That” by Tim McGraw

Outside interests: Hunting, fishing and hanging out with friends

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Pirates

Favorite college team: West Virginia University

Pro athlete most admired: Josh Hamilton

Best athlete I ever had as a teammate: Austin Cunningham

Best athlete I ever competed against: Hollidaysburg’s Brett Hileman

Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad and God

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning 15 games in a row last season

How I got my start in baseball: Backyard wiffle ball with my brother, Logan

Future goal: Win the district championship this season