Players of the week for April 23


Kourtney Branaman, Brownstown Central softball senior

Accomplishments this past week: Team defeated Salem, Austin and Columbus North. Winning pitcher versus North and Salem. Threw for 13 strikeouts, two walks, seven hits and two earned runs in 14 innings.

How were you able to perform to your fullest potential this past week? What did you do well?

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“I am able to play to my full potential because I take care of myself with getting plenty of sleep. This week I struck out eight with no walks against Columbus North.”

Do you do anything special to prepare?

“To prepare for games I make sure to go over my pitches so I am not rusty on game day. I have worked all winter all year round to better myself for the season.”

Favorite drink: Sweet tea

Favorite food: Chicken quesadilla

Favorite music group or genre: Country

Favorite book: “A Bend In The Road”

Favorite class: Human Body Systems

Role model: JoAnn Branaman (mother)

Best advice: “Be you and make sure to be happy. Also work hard at everything you do because it may not seem important at the time but it will be worth it in the end.”

If you could travel anywhere and why: “I would tour Europe and experience European life.”

Athletics goal(s): Win conference, sectionals and advance as far as we can.


Brady Marshall, Seymour junior golfer

Accomplishments this past week: Overall medalist at Jennings County Invitational (12-team tournament) at St. Anne’s golf course shooting a 67 (-4), with three birdies and one eagle.

How were you able to perform to your fullest potential this past week? What did you do well?

“I felt like I really hit the ball really straight this past weekend from a driver standpoint and an iron standpoint. I hit 15 greens in regulation, which contributed in my confidence throughout the golf course.”

Do you do anything special to prepare?

“I don’t really do anything different from how anyone else prepares before an invite. However it was the first time I wore a bucket hat for the school season, so I guess you can say that’s my special good luck charm.”

Favorite drink: Cherry coke

Favorite food: Pizza Palace pizza

Favorite music group: John Mellencamp

Favorite book: “The Jungle”

Favorite class: AP U.S. history

Role model: Greg Norman

Best advice: “Golf is a game that is played on a 5-inch course — the distance between your ears.” — Bobby Jones

If you could travel anywhere and why: “I think I would travel to Hawaii, I think it would just be a place that would be so fun to experience.”

Athletics goal: Qualify for the state tournament.

Jordan Morey is sports editor at The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at or 812-523-7069.