Hensor leads Hornets to final

Name: Bryce Hensor

School: Juniata Valley

Age: 18

Grade: Junior

Sport: Baseball

Athlete of the week achievement: Hensor went 4-for-7 with two RBIs, four runs scored and four stolen bases in a 5-3 win over Ferndale and a 12-5 victory over Homer-Center in the District 6 Class A playoffs. He also earned the save against Homer-Center by giving up one earned run in three innings pitched.

Season update: Hensor is hitting .464 (32-for-69) with 28 runs, 21 RBIs and 25 stolen bases while also going 2-1 on the mound with a 3.04 ERA for the Green Hornets, who face Portage in tonight’s District 6-A championship.

Coach Don Price’s quote: “Obviously, Bryce has a lot of talent, but he’s also one of the most intense and focused players I’ve ever had the privilege to coach. His play picks everyone else up. Also, this year, he’s become more of a vocal leader for us.”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Heeter

Favorite subject: English

Favorite movie: “Friday Night Lights”

Favorite food: Hot wings

Favorite song: “Imagine” by John Lennon

Outside interests: Golf, fishing and hanging out with friends

Favorite professional team: Philadelphia Phillies

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Dustin Pedroia

Best athlete I ever competed with: Kordell Collins

Best athlete I ever competed against: Bellwood-Antis’ Chad Luensmann

Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad, Jeff Hensor

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 baseball championship last season

How I got my start in baseball: “My mother started throwing me wiffle balls in the back yard.”

Future goal: “To play college baseball and get a four-year degree.”