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Sanderson H.S. Senior Star Wins Extra Effort Award

Posted May 9, 2001 2:03 a.m. EDT

— Scott Broaddus, a senior at Sanderson High School, loves to compete in just about everything.

Broaddus has lettered in four years of soccer, three years in basketball and three years of baseball. This spring, he decided to play on the school's tennis team, where he became the team's No. 1 player.

Tim Gillespie, Broaddus' teacher, says Scott is a natural athlete and a great competitor.

"The amazing thing is he has been very successful in every sport he has played, but he could have played more," he says. "He has worked hard to be where he is, even though he has a natural gift.

"That is the kind of guy that you are glad to be around. He has the ability to help people around him get better," Gillespie says.

Coach Andy Fowler says Broaddus is a good leader who never gives up.

"I appreciate the fact that he is willing to take time to talk to the younger kids and set a good example. I think that says a lot about him," she says.

"I just love to play sports. It's the most fun that I have is playing sports," Broaddus says.

Scott Broaddus is this week's winner of the Extra Effort Award.

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