Auburn Reporter honors the Ravens’ Chikusa and Cassel

  • Friday, December 21, 2018 12:26pm
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Carol Chikusa and Jaden Cassel. COURTESY PHOTOS

Carol Chikusa and Jaden Cassel. COURTESY PHOTOS

Auburn Riverside High School’s Carol Chikusa, basketball, is the Auburn Reporter’s Female Athlete of the Week.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: AP calculus and DECA.

Q: What other activities do you participate in?

A: Hanging out with my friends, going to practice and open gyms and singing .

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: My mom.

Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?

A: I usually shoot around at home while listening to music to get my mind set.

Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?

A: “Kamikaze” by Lil Mosey.

From the Sideline

“Carol Chikusa poured in 25 points and grabbed six rebounds on the road in a hard-fought game against Thomas Jefferson. She helped lead the Ravens to a 68-57 win against Auburn Mountainview a couple of days later. As one of the team captains, Carol leads by example with her fearless and relentless style of play on both ends of the court.”

Auburn Riverside High School’s Jaden Cassel, wrestling, is the Auburn Reporter’s Male Athlete of the Week.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: Weight training with Mr. Goethals.

Q: What other activities do you participate in?

A: Sleep. Video games.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: Assistant coach Eric Jones.

Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?

A: Listen to hip/hop and R&B music, then get all of my muscles warmed up, visualizing what I am going to do in the match that’s coming.

Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?

A: “Up up and Away” by Kid Cudi.

From the Sideline

“Jaden went to the prestigious Tri-State Tournament at North Idaho College and finished second in the 113-pound class out of 47 kids. On his way to the finals, Jaden beat a returning state finalist, 11-3. He was the

No. 1 ranked 113-pound wrestler among state 4A schools after last weekend.”

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