This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is junior basketball player Josh Fleming from Woodridge High School.

 He says he got into basketball at an early age and has enjoyed it ever since.
 
“I’ve been playing it my whole life, one of my friends was playing when I was younger and I just wanted to play with them,” he said. “From then I grew to love the sport.”
 
A two-sport letterman in both soccer and basketball, Fleming says competition and being around his teammates are a couple of the most important and enjoyable things about being a Woodridge Bulldog. 
 
 
 
“I enjoy playing with my teammates and coaches, they’re always super supportive,” he said. 
 
His coach Richard Blevins had some high praise for the junior.
 

“Josh epitomizes what we want Woodridge Basketball to represent,” Blevins said.

 “He is a tireless worker and a great teammate as well as an excellent student and we always know Josh will give 100% in any situation.”

 One unique thing about Josh is his volunteer work during the Polar Express in Peninsula during the holiday season. 

 Our next 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Isabella (Bella) Chriakos, a junior basketball player from Woodridge High School. 
 
She enjoys playing basketball at Woodridge because of the great relationships she built with her teammates over the years.
 
“I love my team so much, every day with them is a blessing,” she said. 
 

A three-sport athlete participating in golf, basketball, and track, Bella says that the atmosphere at Woodridge is a positive one for her and her teammates.
 
“It makes it great because I see the girls every day and we do a lot of team bonding activities.”
 
Her basketball coach Chris Nauer talked about her leadership on and off the court.
 
 “She works extremely hard throughout the season as well as the off season,” Nauer said. “She is very dedicated to the game and is a great teammate.”
 
 That dedication crosses over from the court to the classroom. 
 
“She encompasses everything that represents a student-athlete excelling in the classroom and on the basketball court.” 
 
In addition to being a starter on the basketball team, Bella is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club among other activities.
 
When she’s not playing sports or studying, she’s volunteering at One of A Kind Pet Rescue and doing other philanthropic endeavors such as organizing the school blood drive at the high school. 
 
We wish Josh and Bella the best in all of their future endeavors. 
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Wednesday, 18 October 2017 18:50

AUDIO Woodridge Preparing for Norton Panthers

Jeff Decker, the head coach of the Woodridge Bulldogs came on with Sam and Brad ahead of their game with Norton Friday. 

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Head Coach of the Coventry Comets Ed Egan stopped by the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his team's matchup with the Woodridge Bulldogs on Friday night.

 

Jeff Decker also joined the program to talk about what this matchup means for his Woodridge ballclub.

 

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Wednesday, 09 November 2016 12:51

AUDIO Woodridge Looking To Remain Unbeaten

The Woodridge Bulldogs will look to remain undefeated and advance in the Division IV playoffs this Friday when they take on Perry.

Head coach of the Bulldogs Jeff Decker joined Brad Russell to talk about his team and what's been the key to their success in 2016. 

 

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Friday, 19 August 2016 17:53

AUDIO Camp Days: Woodridge High School

The Woodridge Bulldogs are looking to repeat as PTC Champions, and under head coach Jeff Decker, they  have raised the level of competitiveness on the football field.

When there's a locker room of exciting kids who understand the team concept, it makes things a lot easier.

Decker spoke with us earlier in the week to talk about what the Bulldogs will bring in 2016.

Decker said with the young men buying in and holding themselves accountable, it translates to game days. 

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