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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Seth Wilson

Marana hoops player brings leadership to volleyball squad

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Posted: Wednesday, April 8, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:35 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

On Thursday, the Marana boys' volleyball team, on a three-game losing skid, came to visit an Ironwood Ridge team that was on a three-game winning streak.

The Tigers' strategy?

"Be as silly as possible," said Marana’s senior captain Seth Wilson.

Silly?

"Yell, scream, do whatever to take the pressure off," said Wilson with a smile.

The verbal hyping seemed to work well, as the Tigers went on to defeat the Nighthawks 3-1 (25-18, 15-25, 25-19, 25-23).

On the court, however, no amount of yelling could equal Wilson’s 19 kills, seven digs, three blocks and two assists.

Wilson's athletic skill is complimented by his leadership, according to "mentor coach" John Kittle, who filled in for head coach Alex Ruff on Thursday.

"Energy," said Kittle, head coach of the Tigers last season before stepping down. Wilson "really tries to rally the team."

"Tonight in our huddles, he was telling the guys, 'Keep it loud, keep it fired up, let's keep going,'" added Kittle.

Kittle believes that Wilson, who also plays basketball and has talked to Pima Community College and Yavapai College in Prescott about pursuing that sport after a church mission, is only getting better.

"Coming from last year, he's much improved," said Kittle. "He's matured, he's getting much better hits than he was, he's coming into his stride.

"He’s a hard worker," added the coach.

While church and sports provide Wilson with a lot to do, the senior also finds time to spend with teammates outside the gym.

"We go four-wheeling," said Wilson. "We're all friends, and a few of the guys have Jeeps, so it works."

"In Marana, there's unlimited options," he added with a smile.

It seems as though that statement might also apply to what the rest of the volleyball season holds for Wilson.

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HS Schedule

High School Basketball

(G) = Girl's game

Monday, Dec. 1

Mountain View vs. Boulder Creek 7 p.m.

@Marana vs. Palo Verde 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 2

(G) Pusch Ridge vs. Marana 6 p.m.

@Canyon del Oro vs. Amphi 7 p.m.

@Pusch Ridge vs. Marana 8 p.m.

Ironwood Ridge vs. Nogales 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 4

(G) Pusch Ridge vs. Pueblo 6:30 p.m.

(G) Marana vs. Nogales 7 p.m.

@Canyon del Oro vs. Nogales 7 p.m.

Pusch Ridge vs. Pueblo 8 p.m.

@Marana vs. Nogales 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 5

(G) @Marana vs. Cienega 7:30 p.m.

Canyon del Oro vs. Empire 7 p.m.

Ironwood Ridge vs. Basha 7:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 8

@Ironwood Ridge vs. Saguaro 7 p.m.

Marana vs. Catalina 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

(G) @Canyon del Oro vs. Sabino 7 p.m.

(G) @Marana vs. Empire 7:30 p.m.

Canyon del Oro vs. Sabino 7 p.m.

@Pusch Ridge vs. Douglas 7 p.m.

Ironwood Ridge vs. Buena 7:30 p.m.

Mountain View vs. St. Mary's

Marana vs. Empire 7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 12

(G) @Marana vs. Catalina 7:30 p.m.

@Canyon del Oro vs. Rincon 7 p.m.

Pusch Ridge vs. Sahuarita 8 p.m.

@Ironwood Ridge vs. Cienega 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 13

@Ironwood Ridge vs. Mountain Pointe 5 p.m.

Mountain View vs. Moreau Catholic 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Mountain View vs. Valley Vista 7 p.m.

@Marana vs. Santa Rita 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Canyon del Oro vs. Walden Grove 7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 18

(G) Canyon Del Oro vs. Marana 7:30 p.m.

(G) @Mountain View vs. Flowing Wells 7 p.m.

@Canyon del Oro vs. Marana 7 p.m.

@Pusch Ridge vs. Miami 7 p.m.

Ironwood Ridge vs. Vista Grande 7 p.m.

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