Weaver surpasses her 1,000 point mark in the season closer


Submitted by Sarah Weaver

Sarah Weaver holds her banner after she surpasses the 1,000 point mark.

During the away Girl’s Basketball game against Clarion on February 27th, senior Sarah Weaver scored, passing the 1,000 point mark for her personal Varsity career.

At the start of the game, Weaver knew she was only one point away from hitting that mark.

“I knew at the beginning of the game that all I needed was at least a foul shot,” Weaver said. “I usually score within the first half of a game so I knew that as soon as I scored I would get it. I ended up scoring within the first two minutes of the game.”

Weaver said it felt good to have accomplished such a goal, especially with how much hard work she has put into the sport. Having something to look back on and realizing that hard work pays off is something Weaver said she will never forget.

Steve White, the assistant coach of the Girl’s Basketball team, commented on Weaver achieving such a goal.

“Sarah is such a hard working player,” White said. “She never misses practice, she’s always in the gym, and she has worked most of her life improving her skills, and it is very rewarding as a coach to see her accomplish that.”

Mike Carlson, the head coach, added on about how he felt about Weaver’s accomplishment.

“It’s pretty exciting. Sarah has been a Varsity player since her freshman year,” Carlson said. “For her, it’s all about consistency. She’s usually a double digit scorer for us. The shortened season made it a little more exciting about whether she was going to get there or not, but with her consistency, she was able to get there.”

Riley Presloid, a senior on the team, explained how she felt when Weaver scored and reached the 1,000 point mark.

“I’m very proud of her,” Presloid said. “She definitely deserved it. She’s worked hard her entire life. We’ve been doing it ever since we were little, and it’s something that she really enjoys. I’m really proud of her for accomplishing such a big achievement.”

Carlson said now that Weaver had made it past this mark, he believes that it will take some pressure off of her and she can just focus on going out and playing her game.

White added how he thinks Weaver will look moving forward.

“I would think she is proud of it,” White said. “I would also think that she recognizes how difficult of an accomplishment it is, and appreciate all of her hard work and effort. It’s an accomplishment that she will always have and can always look back on with good memories of these days.”

With Weaver’s success as a player, Presloid commented about how she thinks younger athletes will react to such an accomplishment.

“I think younger athletes will definitely be inspired because it’s a cool accomplishment and I feel like it’ll make kids be like ‘yeah, I wanna do that when I’m a senior,’” Presloid said.

Weaver offered some advice for those in the years to come.

“Always work hard,” Weaver said. “Anything is possible if you put your mind to it. When I think about it, I’m never focused on the points in the game. Work your hardest, play defense and offense, be an all around player, and you’ll get your goals.”

Weaver said to be motivational, encourage your teammates, and strive to do better.