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Panther profile: Jacob Crooks

Dec 22, 2016
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Jacob Crooks is a senior at Mt. Pleasant high school and a member of the Panther boys’ bowling team?

Crooks is one of five Panther boys to bowl for the varsity team in each of their first four meets.

Crooks met with The News on Tuesday evening before practice. The questions will appear in bold.

We go easy questions first. Did you grow up in Mt. Pleasant? Yes I did.

Do you remember the first time you went bowling? No, but I started bowling when I was three.

How long have you been on the high school team here? Since sophomore year.

What made you want to go out? I (just) wanted to.

Do you have plans for after high school? Go to college. I’m looking to go into accounting.

Is there any added pressure with how good the team has been? No. I’m going to do what I’ve always done.

Are you a straight-ball bowler or do you like to get a curve on it? Curve.

Do you have any superstitions? No.

Nothing crazy you do after you throw a bad one? No, I just get back to my normal schedule.

When you’re not at school or practice, what would we find you doing? Home. Doing, just my things. Hobbies, that sort of stuff.

What’s your favorite movie or TV show? That’s a good question. Let’s go TV show. I really liked “Heroes.”

You were really young when that came out weren’t you? Yeah. I watched the final two episodes before I watched the rest of the season because of how old I was.

Alright, this is one of my signature questions. You can hang out with one celebrity for a whole day, who do you choose? How about Matt Leblanc. I think he would be a good person to just hang out with for a day.

He’s a funny guy, what would you guys do? Talk and learn how to make jokes as well as he does.

Would you but him with questions about “Friends”? I would.

Second signature question. If you could have one super power for the rest of your life, what would you choose? Terrakinesis.

Ok, what’s that? Control of the earth.

What’s the first thing you would do? First thing I would do is make sure my body was covered in earth so I wouldn’t get hurt.

Oh, so almost like immortality? Yes.

You win a free, all expenses paid vacation to anywhere in the world, where do you go? Australia.

Have you ever been out of the country? Yes I have.

Where did you go? Italy, Greece and Cecily.

Do you have any nicknames? None that I want you to call me by!

Would you rather win the lottery, win the presidential election or win the state bowling tournament? The lottery, so I can buy both of the other things.

I like it. Alright, lightning round time. Best place to eat in Mt. Pleasant? Pizza Ranch.

iPhone or Android? Android.

You got a favorite phone app? Youtube.

Favorite Youtube channel? Niko B.

What does he make videos about? Gameplay.

Last question, what is your favorite class in school? Accounting.

Panther Profile is a series of feature stories about Mt. Pleasant High School athletes currently in season. This season will focus on athletes currently playing on the Mt. Pleasant basketball, bowling and wrestling teams.


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