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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Karson Swogger

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Karson Swogger

Karson Swogger has dominated Blair County basketball for the better park of three seasons.

Karson Swogger has dominated Blair County basketball for the better park of three seasons.

Jarrett Taneyhill

Karson Swogger has dominated Blair County basketball for the better park of three seasons.

Jarrett Taneyhill

Jarrett Taneyhill

Karson Swogger has dominated Blair County basketball for the better park of three seasons.

Ali Wagner, Staff Writer

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After 13 years of dominating the basketball court, Karson Swogger, a senior guard for the Bellwood-Antis Lady Blue Devils, recently celebrated becoming the top scorer in Blair County history.

For her efforts she has been chosen as this week’s Athlete of the Week.

Karson Broke a 15-year old record set by Claysburg-Kimmel’s Lacey Claar when she surpassed 2,187 career points last week against Williamsburg.

The Lady Blue Devils have had a pretty successful season with a record of 16-2, and they are looking to make it even further.

“I’m proud of my team. I think we continue to get better, and I think we have a team that can make a run in the playoffs,” said Karson. “Our goal is the same as every year: to win a state title”

I’m happy about the success I’ve had this season, but I know there are always things that I can do better.”

— Karson Swogger

As far as her own performance this season, Karson said that there is always room for improvement.

“I’m happy about the success I’ve had this season,  but I know there are always things that I can do better,” she said.

Karson, who committed to play basketball at Division I St. Francis University, averages at 28 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.9 steals per game, and she works hard to maintain her athletic reputation.

“I work out all year long, multiple days a week. There really is no offseason,” she said.

Basketball has always been a huge part of Karson’s life for as long as she can remember.

“My pap bought me a mini basketball, and I started going to his clinics and I loved it,” she said.

When it comes to the sport itself, basketball can be a very demanding; however, that’s Karson’s favorite part.

“I like the challenge of it,” she said. “It’s not an easy sport.”

Even though leading a basketball team is a hard job, Swogger does tremendous job at setting a great example for her teammates when it comes to tough situations.

“I just try to keep everyone calm, and try to lead by example,” said Karson.

The Lady Blue Devils will be looking to add another win to their record tonight at Mount Union, when they take on the Lady Trojans.

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