OCTOBER 6 SCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS
Profile of Poland Tornado Mark Shelhamer.
Team: Poland Tornadoes
Year in school: Senior
Sport to play: Basketball
Sport to watch: Hockey
Athlete: Wes Welker
Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Subject in school: Science
TV show: Star Trek
Actor: Clint Eastwood
Song: ‘Wretches and Kings’ by Linkin Park
Band: Zac Brown Band
Food: Chicken Wings
Explain what you enjoy most about your sport and athletics.
I like the competition of the games and the camaraderie at practices. We get a lot of support from the community. I try to play as many different sports as I can because I like to stay active year-round.
What is your most memorable athletic moment?
Scoring the winning goal in overtime against Mt. Markham at HCCC in my sophomore year.
Tell us about someone who inspires you in sports and why.
My dad inspires me because he pushes himself constantly showing me that I can accomplish whatever I want if I am determined enough.
What are your greatest challenges balancing academics and sports?
None, I do better at school when I play sports.
What are your plans after graduating from high school?
appeared in October 6, 2012 print editions of The Telegram and The Times