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Isabella Sferra
Gianna Martin, freshman, is a multi-sport athlete for the Cats.

Gianna Martin is a freshman at Struthers High School and plays basketball for the Struthers Wildcats. She is a post on the varsity basketball team. She has been playing basketball since the 3rd grade.

The last few years have gone pretty well for the girls. Hopefully, this season will continue their streak. As their season creeps closer to the end, all they can hope for is a few more wins.

Martin is feeling good about the season, but she has some critiques for herself.

“I think I’m doing pretty well, but I need to get mentally stronger because I’m too weak in my mind. Sometimes when I do something wrong, I lose my confidence and don’t try it again and that’s bad,” says Martin.

Martin is always very proud of her team. Beating Lakeview was her favorite and proudest moment of the season. Beating Lakeview was a big deal for her because that was one of the team’s biggest goals.

Martin has been playing for a while, and she has a lot to live up to.

“I’ve been playing since the 3rd grade. My mom played and so did my entire family, so it was sort of set in stone,” says Martin. 

A post is like the protector of the court. They spend most of their time by the rim. On offense, they take inside shots, and on defense, they protect the rime. Without a post, there would be half the amount of points that teams make.

Martin feels very strongly about basketball.

“It makes me feel accomplished in a way because I feel like I’ve done a lot as a freshman and it’s not really usual for a freshman to start on varsity, so it makes me feel accomplished,” says Martin.

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Livia Waback
Livia Waback, Feature Writer
Livia is a freshman at Struthers High School and is a feature writer in Journalism 1.  Her favorite part about school is writing. She’s a freshman representative for Student Council and plays softball. She likes to draw, paint, and volunteer for the Interact Club.  She is planning to keep her grades up to A’s and B’s. She also wants to volunteer as much as possible. She is very excited to play softball this year and support her friends in their sports.  
Isabella Sferra
Isabella Sferra, News Editor
Isabella Sferra is the News Editor and Journalism II student.  She is President of the Future Teachers Club, President of the Starlight Singers and a National Honor Society member. She loves reading and listening to music. Isabella plans on attending Youngstown State University to become an English teacher.
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