Bring­ing high ex­pec­ta­tions

Cla­har earns Chick-fil- A Prep Ath­lete of the Week

The Covington News - - Sports - By Brian Harper

Wor­rel Cla­har, who has been play­ing bas­ket­ball since be­fore he can re­mem­ber, fin­ishes with big num­bers in ev­ery game, putting Al­covy in a po­si­tion to win each week.

And last week was no dif­fer­ent, as the sec­ond-year Tigers went 2-0 — in the mid­dle of a five-game win­ning streak — beat­ing Salem, 45-40, and crosstown ri­val East­side, 49-39.

Against the Semi­noles, Cla­har scored eight points fol­lowed by a game-high 15 points against the Ea­gles.

Based on his per­for­mance, Cla­har has been se­lected as the Chick-fil-A Prep Ath­lete of the Week.

“He is who he is,” said Al­covy coach Eu­gene Brown when asked of his star point guard. “He is Wor­rel, and right now he has his rhythm, and that makes things eas­ier for ev­ery­one.”

But what makes this se­nior, who en­joys play­ing Xbox 360 and din­ing at Burger King, any dif­fer­ent from other ath­letes?

Hard work and de­ter­mi­na­tion, Wor­rel says.

“If you prac­tice like you play, and prac­tice hard, you will play hard,” said Cla­har.

Cla­har has been the team cap­tain through­out the en­tire sea­son, and is look­ing to take his club even fur­ther tonight against Her­itage in what should be a closely con­tested game.

“We have gone through many tri­als and tribu­la­tions

An­thony Banks/The Cov­ing­ton News

Team leader:

Wor­rel Cla­har is the Chick-fil-A Prep Ath­lete of the Week.

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