Sikora’s summer work pays off

Name: Jaylee Sikora

School: Central Cambria

Age: 15

Grade: Sophomore

Sport: Golf

Athlete of the week achievement: Sikora shot an 85 to capture the District 6 Class 2A individual golf championship by four strokes. Her score would have won Class 3A by seven strokes. She also helped the Lady Devils win the 2A team title and advance to the PIAA Championships.

Season update: Sikora was the medalist in 10 of Central Cambria’s 13 matches this year.

Coach Keith Gilkey’s quote: “Jaylee’s hard work all summer long has led to her success. She’s a great leader and role model for our team.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Mazzarella

Favorite subject: History

Favorite movie: “A Dog’s Purpose”

Favorite food: My mom’s homemade mashed potatoes

Favorite type of music: Pop

Outside interests: Basketball, track, hunting

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Penguins

Favorite college team: Oregon

Pro athlete most admired: Michelle Wie

Best athlete I ever competed against: Penn Cambria’s Lauren Michina

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents (John and Stephanie) and grandparents

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 Class 2A individual championship

How I got my start in golf: “My pap (Steve Kazmer) basically bought me a set of clubs and asked me to try it and see if I liked it.”

Future goal: To be successful in life