Richner adds some pop to JV

Mirror Athlete of the Week

Name: Nathan Richner

School: Juniata Valley

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Baseball

Athlete of the week achievement: Richner went 7-for-11 with three homers, a triple, eight runs and 10 RBIs in four victories — 10-3 over Moshannon Valley, 12-4 over West Branch, 15-0 over Glendale and 11-10 over Tyrone. He also was the winning pitcher against West Branch with eight strikeouts.

Season update: Richner is hitting .351 (13-for-37) with three home runs and 13 RBIs for the Green Hornets.

Coach Don Price’s quote: “He has stepped up for us and filled a vital role at first base. He’s done a nice job there. He gives us a little bit of extra power in the lineup. He bided his time and is now starting as a senior and has done well.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Thomas

Favorite subject: Chemistry

Favorite movie: “Step Brothers”

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite artist: Drake

Outside interests: Playing football, hunting, fishing

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Saquon Barkley

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

Most influential person on my athletic career: Coaches Jeff Hensor and Bill Musser

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning three District 6 baseball championships in a row

How I got my start in baseball: “I was 5 and just wanted to play.”

Future goal: Get a good job