Post-Crescent sports reporter Ricardo Arguello goes one-on-one with Kaukauna senior catcher Keely Maloney:
Q: What are some personal goals that you have for yourself this spring?
A: I don’t really have any for myself. I just want my team to go as far as we can and hopefully that means state.
Q: Your team has had a fabulous start to the spring season. What are some of the things that you’re doing well?
A: We are staying focused on the task at hand. We only worry about what we can control and nothing else.
Q: You have two talented freshmen pitchers on your roster: Haley Hestekin and Leah Binsfeld. Explain your role in helping to develop them.
A: I catch them all winter and that helps to create a bond. They trust me with my calls and I have full confidence in their abilities.
Q: Congratulations! You just won two first-class vacation packages to anywhere in the world. Where are you going and whom are you taking with you?
A: I would go to Ireland and Italy and bring my family with me.
Q: It’s favorites time! What’s your favorite movie?
A: “Shawshank Redemption.”
Q: Favorite musical artist?
Q: Favorite TV show?
A: “Untold Stories of the ER.”
Q: Favorite Hollywood dream date?
A: Channing Tatum.
Q: Favorite meal prepared by mom?
A: Cabbage rolls.
Q: Favorite aspect of Kaukauna High School?
A: The tradition carried by our athletic program.
Q: Favorite childhood toy?
A: Stuffed Scooby Doo.
Q: Favorite sports memory?
A: My first time throwing a runner out as a catcher.
Q: Favorite place to vacation?
A: Yellow Stone National Park.
Q: Oh no! You’re stranded on a deserted island. You have plenty of food and water on the island, but you get to have three things with you. What would those three things be?
A: My bed, my dog and my phone.
Q: What’s the next step for you? Will you be playing sports at the next level? Where and any early thoughts on a major?
A: I will not being playing in college. I really want to focus on my studies and earn my doctorate in physical therapy.