Simons, Taylor named Athletes of the Week
Published 5:51 pm Thursday, March 3, 2005
By By ERIKA PICKLES / Niles Daily Star
Brandywine's Adam Simons and Buchanan's Todd Taylor have been name the Niles Daily Star Athletes of the Week for Feb. 21-26.
Simons, who is a senior at Brandywine, placed fourth at the Division 4 Individual Regional wrestling tournament last weekend at Bronson High School in the 189 pound weight class to advance him to the state finals.
Taylor, a sophomore at Buchanan, also placed fourth at the Division 3 Individual wrestling tournament last weekend at Hamilton High School in the 103 pound weight class to advance him to the state finals.
Simons and Wheetly will both wrestle at the Palace of Auburn Hills March 10-12.
Each week, the athletic directors from Niles, Brandywine and Buchanan nominate players for the Athlete of the Week.
Each senior winner will be eligible to apply for a 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.