Bucks’ Robinson, Niles’ Hoffman earn honor

Published 2:29 pm Saturday, January 29, 2005

By By ERIKA PICKLES / Niles Daily Star
Buchanan's Tony Robinson and Niles' Dagmar Hoffman have been named the Niles Daily Star athletes of the week for Jan. 17- Jan. 22.
Robinson, who plays on the varsity basketball team, scored 21 points against Buchanans first match-up with Coloma and scored 17 points against Bridgman last Friday, something not uncommon for the senior.
Hoffman had 13 points, seven digs, five aces, four blocks and four kills for the Niles volleyball team against Dowagiac. She has been an assest to the team with her blocks and kills.
Each week, the athletics directors from Niles, Brandywine and Buchanan nominate players for the Athlete of the Week.
The sports editor of the Niles Daily Star then selects a boys' and girls' winner for each week.
Each senior winner will be eligible to apply for the scholarship at the end of the school year.
Each week's winners will also receive a month's subscription to the newspaper of the community they represent.
In April, each senior Athlete of the Week winner from all three sports seasons will submit an application for the scholarship.
Leader Publications will then select a boys' and girls' Athlete of the Year from either Niles, Brandywine or Buchanan.
The two athletes will receive a scholarship for an as yet to be determined amount. The winners will be named in May.
Questions regarding the Athlete of the Year scholarships can be directed to Mary Cooper at 687-7732 or Scott Novak at 687-7703.