ATHLETE OF THE WEEK (Jan. 2-8): Austin Spear
Photo by Carl Leichtenberger
Youngsville’s Austin Spear had a coming out party as a wrestler in the past week. He’s a bigger freshman, finishing second at the Ripley (N.Y.) tournament at 2-1 at 195 pounds, and added two more pins in dual matches, going 4-1 for the week. Spear is the Times Observer Male Athlete of the Week, sponsored by McDonald’s.