West Greene selects Jackson, Simms as Fall Scholar-Athletes

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Benjamin Jackson, the son Brian and Crystal Jackson with a 3.9 GPA, is Greene County's all-time leader rusher. He has helped his football team earn two straight TCS titles and three straight playoff berths. He is also a starter in basketball and baseball, and qualified for the 2017 WPIAL finals in track. Kylie Simms, the daughter of Billy and Amy Simms with a 3.6 GPA, has lettered twice in volleyball and cheerleading and once in basketball. She's also a 3-year letter-winner on a softball team that has won three WPIAL titles and two PIAA titles.

Previous Scholar Athletes

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Jonathan Lilley is a three-year starter and a four-year letterman in football. Lilley, who has a 4.0 GPA, is an H-back and strong safety. He was a starter on the Mikes' 2017 team that snapped a 13-game playoff losing streak by beating Western Beaver. Kylie Sinn has lettered in soccer (at Way…

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Brandon Donley, who has a 4.3 GPA, is a three-year letterman in baseball under coach Dom DeCarlo. He played a key role in both of the Maples' wins over Geibel Catholic this season with a double and three RBIs on May 3 and the pitching win on May 8. He also was a four-year letterman in footba…

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Madelyn "Maddie" Van Divner, the daughter of Ralph and Nicole Van Divner, is a four-year starter in softball for the Lady Rockets. She helped J-M qualify for the postseason in 2016 and is hoping to do so again this season as the team is off to a 3-1 start in section play. Van Divner, who has…

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Shelbee McCann, the daughter of Lanny and Tracy McCann, is a four-year starter in softball for a Lady Mikes team that has made the WPIAL playoffs each year. McCann also is a multi-letterwinner in basketball. Collin Reynolds, the son of Sheldon and Michelle Reynolds, is a four-year letterman …

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Madison Lampe is a four-year starter in softball, basketball and cross country and was a key part in postseason success for each of those teams. One of the top players in the WPIAL, her Lady Pioneers softball team has won back-to-back PIAA titles as well as three straight WPIAL and section c…

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Nathan Brudnock is a four-year starter and a 1,000-point scorer in basketball who helped the Pioneers reach the playoffs four straight years. He was a four-year letterman in football whose teams earned two playoff spots and a conference title. Kaitlyn Rizor is a 1,000-point scorer in basketb…

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Hannah Dusenberry, a four-year letterman in basketball, was a key player on last season's playoff team but her year was cut short by a knee injury. The senior has returned from ACL surgery to help the Lady Maples make another playoff push this season. She also has lettered in volleyball and …

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Jacob Hair is a member of coach Don Williams' basketball team and has a 4.0 GPA. He is also a starter on the Mikes baseball team which won a section title last season, and a member of the Carmichaels team that won the Penn State Envirothon last spring. Gina Ranieri is a four-year letterman i…

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