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Posted on Wed, Feb 15, 2012 : 12:46 p.m.

Athletes to Know: Manchester's Austin Hamilton and Huron's Logan Sims

By Jason Idalski

This week's Athletes to Know features Manchester wrestler Austin Hamilton and Huron basketball player Logan Sims.


Austin Hamilton

School: Manchester.

Grade: Senior.

Sport: Wrestling.

Accomplishment: Has compiled a 39-3 record in the 215-pound weight class, including a runner-up finish in an individual district tournament last weekend, and will compete in an individual regional on Saturday at Manchester High School.

What's on his iPod: "Upbeat music, really. Anything I can walk around and be happy to."

Favorite subjects: Economics, history and government.

Who he looks up to: His brother, Jimmy Hamilton, who was a Division 4 state runner up in 2010 and wrestled for South Dakota State last year.

Favorite athlete: Ndamukong Suh.

Post-high school plans: Wants to play college football, but isn't sure where yet.

Coach Steve Vlcek says: (referring to co-captains Hamilton and Cody Render) "They're sort of our glue. They just sort of keep things together and they're leaders."


Logan Sims

Photo courtesy of Simply Portraiture

School: Huron.

Grade: Senior.

Sport: Basketball.

Accomplishment: Scored 12 points in a 50-31 win over Pioneer last Friday, helping the River Rats stay perfect in Southeastern Conference play. Sims is averaging 8.6 points for the 12-5 River Rats this season.

On her iPod: Drake, Lil' Wayne and Christian music.

Favorite subject: English.

Who she looks up to: Her mother and father, because of all their hard work.

Favorite athletes: Brittany Griner and Maya Moore.

Future plans: Playing basketball at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, a Division II school that gave her a full basketball scholarship, and majoring in biology with plans to go to medical school to be pediatrician.

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