Sports Feature: Abby Hartman

Credits to Amy Lynn Ashley's Photography

By: Gwen MacConnell/Co-Sports Editor

Abby Hartman is a senior athlete that does sports pretty much year round and is a huge part of both the teams she plays on. She plays volleyball in the fall and in the winter she plays basketball, and has played 4 years of varsity for both sports. Hartman also participates in an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) volleyball team in Scranton for North Eastern Alliance (NEA).

Currently, Hartman is in the start of her very last basketball season as a Blue Ridge Raider. She is very passionate as a player, and one could say that she definitely leaves it all out on the court. When she is in the game, she gives it 100% and does her very best to take the ball to the hoop or to set something up for someone else to score. Not only is she a huge offensive threat, she is also a key player on defense.

Girls’ varsity basketball coach, Paula Finn, says that her four seniors (including Hartman), will be key players in the success of the team. As of right now, Hartman is the leading scorer on the girls team and has been very impressive with her post moves. She is very valuable and it will be exciting to see how she will do in the games to come.

Hartman’s  favorite memory: “When we beat Elk Lake home last year for our memorable game devoted to Mrs. Hoffman.”

Hartman thinks that this season, as a senior, will be her favorite season. She continues to play with the motivation given to her by Mr. Mangel and Mrs. Hoffman to play to the best of her ability and to play with her heart.

Gwen MacConnell is a senior and this is her first year in journalism. Gwen is on the basketball team, track team, and her personal favorite, the golf team. Besides being active in sports, she loves music, hanging out with her friends, and attending Penn State football games with her family.