Athlete of Week: Sikora ‘team leader, role model’
Name: Jaylee Sikora
School: Central Cambria
Athlete of the week achievement: Sikora continued her successful season by shooting a 40 and earning medalist honors as CC beat Penn Cambria and Hollidaysburg at Summit Country Club.
Season update: Sikora is averaging a 41 and has been female medalist in eight of nine matches. She shot even par at Sunnehanna Country Club.
Coach Keith Gilkey’s quote: “Jay is a great team leader and role model for our younger players. She has always been a goal setter and works hard to achieve those goals. She is solid from tee to green and is driving farther than last year.”
Favorite teacher: Mr. Nikolishen
Favorite subject: History
Favorite movie: “Finding Nemo”
Favorite food: Mashed potatoes
Favorite music: Hip hop
Outside interests: Track and field, hanging out with friends
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Pitt
Pro athlete most admired: Rory McIlroy
Best athlete I ever competed against: Philipsburg-Osceola’s Halle Herrington
Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents (John and Stephanie), my grandparents and coaches
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 individual title her sophomore year and placing fifth in the state as a team the last two years
How I got my start in golf: “My pap (Steve Kazmer) bought me a set of clubs and took me out to play when I freshman.”
Future goal: Win the District 6 individual title and as a team (for the fourth year in a row) and go back to states.