Harris winning with bat, arm

Name: Kam Harris

School: Philipsburg-Osceola

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Softball

Athlete of the week achievement: Harris went 6-for-7 with three home runs and seven RBIs while helping the Lady Mounties beat Huntingdon, 13-0, Bald Eagle Area, 5-4, and Clearfield, 3-1. She also pitched complete games against BEA and Clearfield and struck out 19 batters in 16 innings for the week.

Season update: Harris is 8-for-12 with four homers and nine RBIs for the 5-0 Lady Mounties. She also has pitched 29 innings, allowing 20 hits and eight runs while striking out 44.

Coach Jim Gonder’s quote: “Kam works as hard in the offseason as she does during our season. That is why she is able to perform at such a high level. I couldn’t be prouder of her.”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Simcox

Favorite subject: Anatomy and Physiology

Favorite movie: “Hidden Figures”

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite song: “Quit” by Ariana Grande

Outside interests: Art, weighlifting and volleyball

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Pirates

Favorite college team: Alabama softball

Pro athlete most admired: John Jaso

Best athlete I ever competed against: Madison Peters

Most influential persons on my athletic career: Nicole Good and Chelsea Rex

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the 2018 PIAA 3A state title in softball

How I got my start in softball: “My cousins played when I was younger and encouraged me to play as well.”

Future goal: Become a Physician Assistant and live a fullfilling life.


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