Kenley Moriarty: Hillsboro-Deering Female Athlete of the Season

  • Kenley Moriarty: Hillsboro-Deering Female Athlete of the Season

Published: 4/20/2018 10:53:26 PM

What was the biggest challenge you or your team faced this season and how did you overcome it?

Throughout the season we did suffer through losses, including losing people. Some of us played six full quarters a night. But no matter how difficult the times became, we wouldn’t give up and we stuck together as a team.

Who was the unsung hero of your team?

The unsung hero of my team is definitely Erin Dean. After looking at the stats after one of our games Erin had 12 blocks. That is 24 points the other team could’ve earned, so she saved us big time. She sees the floor incredibly well and it’s a privilege to be on the same team as her.

If you could improve high school basketball in New Hampshire, what would you do?

Having more local gyms around New Hampshire could help improve the players throughout the offseason, and get more practice time in.

Do you have any sports superstitions? If so, what are they?

Don’t have any that I know of.

What are some of the unwritten rules of your sport?

I’d say no matter whether or not you get along with your teammates off the court, when on the court you are a team and support each other through everything. Also, trust is an important element in a game. You need to trust your teammates that they’ll be there to assist.

Who on your team, coaches included, reminds you of a character in a TV show or movie?

I think overall, I just have an extremely goofy team. Every bus ride we would blast tracks from all three Pitch Perfect movies and knew all the words. I can definitely see us being in a movie like that, even Coach Tiff and Coach Lincoln.

If life were a video game, what would some of the cheat codes be?

This is a hard question. I think when doing something you sometimes can’t “make up” for it. In video games you not only can make up for the mistakes you make and try again, you get multiple lives.

What is something that is really popular now, but in five years everyone will look back on and be embarrassed by?

Fidget spinners, man buns, Fortnite.

Where do you get your news?

Due to a lack of trust in mainstream news media, I talk to my parents for accurate information.

What are the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made?

You know, this made me really think, and I just couldn’t decide. But lately the best purchase I made by far was the Buffalo Chicken salad from Tooky Mills Pub. I can’t get over how good it is. Worst purchase ever is probably the purchase of a flat billed hat with “SWAG” written across the front ... now THAT’S embarrassing.

What’s the most ridiculous fact you know?

Hippo milk is pink.

What’s invisible but you wish people could see?

I wish I could see people’s thoughts, that would be pretty interesting. Say during a basketball game, you could see what the other team is going to do, that would also be a “cheat code” in a basketball game.

If you could go to school in a foreign country, which country would you pick and why?

Not sure.

If animals could talk, which would be the rudest?

Snakes ... I hate those things, they have to be the rudest. No doubt.

What questions would you like to ask a time traveler from 200 years in the future?

Is the world even still going to be here?

If you were hired to show tourists what life is really like where you live, what would you show them / have them do?


What is the craziest thing one of your teachers has done?


What’s the best thing about being a teen? What’s the worst?

I think something that is definitely difficult when being a teen is having to balance one or even two sports with homework and other important things like family and friends. But it really is great during your sports seasons. Going and supporting your other teams whether it’s the girls’ or boys’ team, or even your own game and having everyone cheering for you and supporting you. It is a great feeling.

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