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Waterford’s Adams currently on the mend

JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times Waterford senior Rachael Adams looks to pass during a high school girls basketball game against Warren last season in Vincent.

Rachael Adams

Waterford

Year: senior

Age: 17

GPA: 3.98

Favorite subject: chemistry

Sports: basketball, cross country, golf

College: undecided

Major: chemistry/pharmacy

Family: Greg and Joni Adams (father and mother); Brock (younger brother), Valerie (older sister)

Question: I understand you got injured in a basketball game?

Answer: It was at Trimble in our season opener in late November. I twisted my left knee. I went to the doctor the next day and had an MRI, and luckily nothing was torn. Right now, I’m rehabbing with the athletic trainer here in Waterford.

Q: So, when do you expect to return to action?

A: I’m hoping in the next couple of weeks. We’ll see. I’ll be wearing a brace on the knee. I’m very anxious to get back.

Q: Waterford’s gotten off to a good start even with the graduation of a lot of good players from last year’s state tournament team. It’s almost like the Wildcats haven’t skipped a beat?

A: I think we’re 5-0 right now. I’m one of four seniors on the team, and we have a lot of young players, who have really stepped up.

Q: Waterford’s gone to state (in Columbus) every year since you were a freshman. That’s got to be a career highlight for you, going to state?

A: It is. I got a chance to start my sophomore year and then again last year. I was so nervous before the game, but once the game got underway, I was OK. It’s definitely pretty amazing to to see all the people who supported us there. It was very exciting.

Q: Any plans in playing college basketball?

A: I’m thinking about it, but I don’t know where yet. There’s a few places I’m looking at. I’d like to go somewhere with a pharmacy school.

Q: What’s the most points that you’ve scored in a game?

A: Last year against Minford, I think I had 21.

Q: You also went to state in golf, too, didn’t you?

A: (Laughs) Yes, but I didn’t play with the team on the course. I was the seventh one. I just played golf one year at Waterford, my junior year.

Q: This past fall, you ran cross country instead of golfing. Why’s that?

A: I actually ran cross country in junior high, and I thought being a senior this year that I’d try it again. I had a decent year.

Q: Who has inspired you or had an impact on your sports career at Waterford?

A: My dad. He’s coached me in basketball and taught me everything.

Q: When did you start playing basketball?

A: (Laughs) Since kindergarten. I’ve also played AAU ball.

Q: What do you like to do off the court? Any hobbies?

A: I just like to hang out with my family and friends. I also like to go out to eat, see a movie, or go shopping.

Q: Being a senior, is there anything you’d like to shout out?

A: I’d just like to thank all of my family and friends who have supported me.

Ron Johnston, rjohnston@mariettatimes.com

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