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Athlete of the Week

Derrick Fields prepares for a free throw

Derrick Fields prepares for a free throw

Rick Veazey

Rick Veazey

Derrick Fields prepares for a free throw

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This week’s Athlete of the Week features Derrick Fields! Derrick is a sophomore at Travelers Rest High School and his efforts on the Varsity Basketball team have earned him this week’s honor.

TRHS basketball took on Greer Middle College on Dec. 4th and the very next day they battled Carolina High School. In back-to-back games, Fields led the team in points scored, putting up 16 points against GMC and 21 against Carolina. Derrick won the team’s “Hustle Chain” after playing against Carolina and has won the “Charge Chain” earlier this season.

The chains are awards given within the team after every game, which is meant to add an extra incentive to the players as well as keep the crowd excited. The “Hustle Chain” can be earned through tremendous effort on the court and the “Charge Chain” can be earned when sacrificing your body to create the offensive foul and turnover.

These are all prime examples of why Derrick Fields is the Athlete of the Week. His performances on the court can be viewed at the Devildog Sports Network Youtube Channel!

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Mel Norton, Staff Writer
Mel is a senior at TRHS and this will be his second year on the newspaper staff. He is a Devildog Sports Network Manager and is on student council as well. Mel loves baseball, listening to music, and hanging out with friends. He will be planning the Procrastination Society meeting at a date to be...
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