Every Monday night for the rest of the high school year, our sports staff will name a Sentinel Athlete of the Week featuring one area athlete who stood out on the field.
This week we select East Pennsboro basketball player Mitch Henry. Going into Saturday night’s game against Shippensburg, the senior guard needed 16 points to reach the 1,000-point club.
In a 57-47 loss, Henry did just that by notching 22 points for 1,006 in his career. Henry became the 13th basketball player, and 10th boys player, to reach the mark in school history.
Henry has been a constant in a rebuilding year for Brett Sheaffer’s Panthers, who are 7-14 overall going into their final game tonight at West York.
Q: What are your keys to success as a basketball player?
A: A lot of time in the gym and a lot of hard work in the offseason. I’ve been fortunate to have had really good coaches and teammates who worked and pushed me to be the best I could be.
Q: What hobbies do you have outside of your sport?
A: Fishing, hunting and playing soccer with my friends and family.
Q: If you could have any job in the world, what would it be and why?
A: Professional bass fisherman because they are paid to fish all day — and come on, it doesn’t get any better than that!
Q: Who inspires you the most in life?
A: My grandfather has always been the person I have looked up to. He was the person who got me out playing basketball and took the time to help perfect my jump shot. I can’t thank him enough for what he has done to help me over the years.
Q: It’s Super Bowl season. Do you have a favorite part of the big event?
A: Definitely spending time relaxing with my family and friends. Oh, and the food my mom makes is really good, too.