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This week's athletes are from Buchtel High School.
Peighton Valentine is a varsity multi-sport athlete, participating in basketball, volleyball, Air Force JROTC and majorettes. The past volleyball season Peighton received a MVP medal during a tournament and was named All-City Second Team. She is a player to watch as the basketball season kicks off. Peighton works extremely hard on and off the court. She obtained a 4.1 gpa this last quarter and continues to show her leadership in the classroom.
Wylie Cheairs is a Junior and has a 3.0 GPA. He is a Running Back and has had an incredible season this year. He was one of the top rushers in the city series and finished the season with 182 carries, 889 yards, and 8 TD’s. His best game this year was vs Garfield where he rushed for 181 yards and two touchdowns.