Weekley Proves Herself To Be an Annual Success
SISTERSVILLE — The Tyler Star News Athlete of the Week for Nov. 23 goes to Miranda Weekley, TCHS soccer ace.
Silver Knights’ Weekley, a sophomore, started playing soccer her freshman year, but she has already achieved being named All-OVAC Honorable Mention and 1st Team LKC for her fancy footwork this season.
Weekley is also known for her mad b-ball skills as a member of the Silver Knights’ basketball team. She’s been playing since she was in fifth grade.
Weekley is also active in choirs, STARS and worships at the Pursley Church of Christ. No one can deny that athletes who pray will play better. Weekley is not just an athlete, but a scholar who routinely achieves top grades. Earlier this year when Weekley was a freshman, her academic efforts were recognized by the Peoples Bank Academic Awards Ceremony.
“Miranda is a very nice kid,” Coach Cathy Boggs said. “She works hard in practice and is involved in a lot of differenet things at school. I can’t say enough about her.”
If you think about the name Weekley for a moment, you’ll soon come to the realization that it is a familiar name in Tyler’ sports circles among other places.
Her brother, Daron, who graduated in May, was another top notch athlete and scholar too. During track season, he won the regional 800-meter dash with a time of 2:08 minutes to get to Charleston, where he ran the first leg in the 4×800-meter relay, made up of underclassmen. He also competed in the open 800-meter dash at the state level. And that boy won a few scholarships to pursue his academic ambitions.
Running must run in the Weekley genes because Miranda was a top notch cross country runner before shifting to soccer at the start of her prep career. A few short years ago while Weekley was in middle school, Miranda was Storming the Castle TCHS annual 5k race and posting a solid time after running the hilly course behind the high school.
Miranda’s parents are Tammie and Brian Weekley of Sistersville must be very proud.