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Cole Hapgood: Pembroke Academy Male Athlete of the Season


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

What was the biggest challenge you or your team faced this season and how did you overcome it? The biggest challenge my team faced this season was if we got down it was hard for us to come back. By the middle of the season we were able to do this and it helped us win more games. We over came this challenge by going by the words, “if you get punched, then punch back harder.”

Who was the unsung hero of your team? The unsung hero of the team was Jeffrey Wagner. Jeff is a humble ball player which I like about him a lot. He is able to come in as relief on the mound and do a great job. He can also come up to bat and get a clutch hit when needed. He also played great defense in the field.

If you could improve high school baseball in New Hampshire, what would you do? If I could improve high school baseball in N.H., I would extend the season longer. The season always flies by and I don’t like that.

Do you have any sports superstitions? If so, what are they? I have a couple baseball superstitions. The first one is I always listen to music on the bus to an away game to get in the zone, especially if I am pitching that day. The second superstition is when I am getting ready for an at bat I always put my left batting glove on first. It is just something I have always done.

What are some of the unwritten rules of your sport? Some unwritten rules of baseball are when you are warming up playing catch down the foul line, don’t step on the line when you throw. Also, don’t cross the bats inside of the dugout.

Who on your team, coaches included, reminds you of a character in a TV show or movie? My team all decided that Justin Legere is Ryan from the show The Office, because he looks similar to him.

If life were a video game, what would some of the cheat codes be? If life were a video game and I used cheat codes, than one of them would be to be able to throw a perfect curveball every time I wanted to throw one in a game.

What is something that is really popular now, but in five years everyone will look back on and be embarrassed by? Something that is popular now that everyone will be embarrassed by in five years is juuls. Hopefully someday everyone will realize how stupid they are.

Where do you get your news ? I usually get my news from my dad because he is always reading the newspaper. Also, I hear a lot of news from people who I hang out with.

What are the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made? One of the best purchases I have ever made is probably my new fly rod – it works great. My worst purchase ever is probably any book I have gotten for a project for school. Chances are I didn’t read it and I just looked up summaries online.

What’s the most ridiculous fact you know? The most ridiculous fact I know is that a ducks quack doesn’t echo.

What’s invisible but you wish people could see? Sound waves are invisible. I feel like it would be cool to see them sometimes.

If you could go to school in a foreign country, which country would you pick and why?If I could go to school in a foreign country, I would go to Greece. Why I choose Greece is because I would like to go visit Athens, and also see the Parthenon.

If animals could talk, which would be the rudest? If animals could talk, I would think a grizzly bear would be the rudest because of their aggressiveness.

What questions would you like to ask a time traveler from 200 years in the future? The questions I would ask a time traveler 200 years from the future are: Is fly fishing still a thing? Are Subarus still around?

If you were hired to show tourists what life is really like where you live, what would you show them / have them do? I would bring tourists around the town of Chichester and show them my house and neighborhoods around it. Then I would show them Carpenter Park where soccer, basketball, baseball and softball can be played. Then I would bring them to Chichester Central School and show them around the school. Then lastly I would bring them to the Chichester Country Store and get them some of their fresh doughnuts.

What is the craziest thing one of your teachers has done? I’ve never had a teacher that has done anything crazy.

What’s the best thing about being a teen? What’s the worst? The best thing about being a teen is all the freedom you get. It’s fun staying out late with your boys having a good time. The worst part about being a teen is trying to balance school, sports and a part-time job. If you have one, it can be tough at times but in the end when you graduate, all the hard work that you put into school and sports and working all pays off.