P-O’s Harris an all-around talent

Name: Kam Harris

School: Philipsburg-Osceola

Age: 17

Grade: Junior

Sport: Softball

Athlete of the week achievement: Harris went 3-for-3 with three home runs and eight RBIs in a victory over Penns Valley. She also fired a two-hitter and went 2-for-3 with two RBIs in a 15-0 win over Huntingdon.

Season update: Harris is 6-for-10 with four home runs and 12 RBIs for 4-0 Philipsburg-Osceola. She is also 2-0 in the circle with 13 strikeouts and no earned runs in 11 innings.

Coach Jim Gonder’s quote: “In the offseason, she did a lot of things to help prepare her for this year. She worked really hard to prepare for the season, and so far she’s reaping those fruits.”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Simcox

Favorite subject: Science

Favorite movie: “The Miracle Season”

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite song: “Like Us” by Ayo & Teo

Outside interests: Art

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Pirates

Favorite college team: Alabama Crimson Tide

Pro athlete most admired: Andrew McCutchen

Best athlete I ever competed against: Hollidaysburg’s Mikayla Focht

Most influential person on my athletic career: Chelsea Rex

Proudest athletic achievement: Making the Final Four at states

How I got my start in softball: “My cousins played and introduced me to it.”

Future goal: Have a successful life as a physician’s assistant

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