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Jason Dukes, junior, is a small forward for the Cats.
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Jason Dukes, junior, is a small forward for the Cats.

Jason Dukes is a junior basketball player at Struthers High School. 

Many athletes start sports when they are younger and continue playing throughout their school years. The love for the game is formed through the good and bad times while playing. Some athletes lose their way with a sport for many reasons, but they can find their way back.

Dukes played basketball throughout middle school but stopped playing due to an injury. As a junior, he has decided to come back to the sport he loves for the school season.

“The reason I stopped playing was because I tore my ACL. The reason I came back is because I love playing basketball and being bored at home and just working out all day is boring when I have talent on the court,” says Dukes.

In basketball, there are five positions on the court: point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward and center. Some athletes just play one position, while others play several positions. 

Dukes plays 3 out of the 5 positions on the basketball court.

“I can play multiple positions at point guard, small forward and power forward,” says Dukes.

At the beginning of any sport, athletes usually set goals or certain expectations for how the season will go. As the season continues, the goals can change and become more challenging or easier. 

Dukes expected the team to be decent at the beginning of the season. Now, his goal is to win a tournament game.

“I felt like we were going to be a good team but not the best, and the season has gone the exact way I thought it would go. My goal for the rest of the season is to try to lead my team to victory for these last couple of games and win one tournament game,” says Dukes.

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Mya Neider
Mya Neider, Feature Writer
Mya Neider is a junior at Struthers High School. She is in Journalism III. Her favorite part about school is seeing all of her friends. She is involved in a few clubs and plays volleyball. She also plays club volleyball outside of school. She enjoys staying home and watching Netflix. Her favorite TV show is “All American.” She also likes seeing her friends outside of school, shopping, listening to music and getting Crumbl Cookie.   Mya’s favorite part of Journalism is interviewing different people and learning more about the school. She likes seeing different views on what she writes about. She hopes the school year goes well and she gets good grades in her classes.
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