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Sports Spotlight: Wrestling

This issue’s Sports Spotlight focuses on two members of the Wrestling Team. Senior Chase Aldridge has been wrestling for about 10 years and is expected to advance in the postseason in the 132-pound weight class. He also plays football and is in the House of Courage. Freshman Luke French is in his first year of wrestling at Providence, having gotten interested in the sport at his cousins’ encouragement. He is in the 126-pound weight class. He is in the House of Faith and in the offseason likes to do CrossFit. Read their Q&As below:

Question: What do you like about being on the Wrestling Team?
Chase: I like the small team, the close bond that we have.

Q: What is your favorite service activity?
A: I like participating in the Penny Wars against the other classes because it really brings out the competitiveness throughout the school.

Q: What is your favorite House activity?
A: My favorite House activity is Guerin Day because of the fun activities I’ve participated in the last four years.

Q: What has been your favorite retreat experience?
A: My favorite retreat was Junior Retreat because of the bonds and friendships I made with my classmates.

Q: What do you like about being a Pioneer?
A: I really love the Blue Pride at Providence, and I will really miss it.

Question: What do you like about being on the Wrestling Team?
Luke: The thing I like most about being on the Wrestling Team is that it has put a mental toughness and fearless, confident attitude in my life.

Q: What is your favorite House activity?
A: My favorite House activity was playing dodgeball on Guerin day because I just enjoyed when the different Houses competed in different events.

Q: What do you like about being a Pioneer?
A: The thing I like best about being a Pioneer is that I like the bonds and friendships that I’m able to have with other Pioneers.

Q: What is your favorite school subject?
A: My favorite subject is biology because I love learning about the many different things that make up our body.

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Pioneer Profile: Wrestling standouts ready for postseason

Senior Noah Liter, who also played PHS Football, has been wrestling since he was 12 years old, starting at his dad’s encouragement. For Providence Wrestling, he competes in the 145-pound class and is seeded third in the Southern Indiana Wrestling Conference. He said he is happy he tried this sport “because some of my best memories come from wrestling.”

Question: What are you looking forward to in the postseason (which is Saturday, Jan. 26, at Jeffersonville High School)?
Answer: In the postseason I’m looking forward to see if all of our hard work and dedication has paid off.

Q: What is your favorite subject?
A: My favorite school subject is biology because I’ve loved learning about life on earth since I was a little kid.

Q: What has been your most meaningful service project in high school?
A: The most meaningful service project I did was helping the elderly at Hampton Oaks Assisted Living.

Q: What is the best thing about being a Pioneer?
A: The best thing about being a Pioneer is that it’s a close-knit community that cares for one another.

Junior Chase Aldridge, who also plays PHS Football, missed most of last season after a serious injury at the end of his freshman season. He couldn’t wait to come back, having started wrestling in the fourth grade. This year he is ranked first in the conference in the 126-pound weight class and has a 28-3 record.

Question: What do you like about wrestling?
Answer: I love the one-on-one aspect of wrestling and the tough practices.

Q: What are you looking forward to in the postseason?
A: I’m looking forward to competing with high level wrestlers and seeing how far I can go this postseason.

Q: What is your favorite subject?
A: My favorite subject is Algebra 2 with Mr. Mullis.

Q: What has been your most meaningful service project in high school?
A: My most meaningful service project has been fasting and sleeping outside in a cardboard box while serving food to homeless people at Holy Family.

Q: What is the best thing about being a Pioneer?
A: The best thing about being a Pioneer is how close we are as a school and being a close community.

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