Zach Calef-Boring (Brian Bergstrom/My Buckhanon)

Raising the Jolly Roger With… Zach Calef-Boring

TENNERTON — In continuing to bring you the best sports coverage in Upshur County, the My Buckhannon sports department is pleased to present another edition of our exclusive — Raising the Jolly Roger With…

In ‘Raising the Jolly Roger With…’ the My Buckhannon sports department will interview a senior student-athlete from Buckhannon-Upshur to get to know them better and what makes them tick both on and off the field. Don’t settle for cheap knockoffs!

Our student-athlete this week is Zach Calef-Boring — enjoy!

1 Please list all the sports you have played at B-U and what year you played them? I have played baseball, basketball, and soccer all four years

2. What has been your favorite athletic moment at Buckhannon-Upshur that you participated in? I have three favorite moments from my time at B-UHS. The first being from a couple weeks ago beating Bridgeport for the first time in 14 years and being the winning pitcher. The next being this past basketball season where we upset University and knocked them out of sectionals. And the last one being scoring the game winning PK to beat Bridgeport in soccer sectionals this past season.

3. Describe your toughest practice at Buckhannon-Upshur. What sport and who was the coach? Soccer two-a-days in the summer with head coach Mike Donato. Conditioning tests in the morning right after a hard lift then soccer practice in the 90 degree heat.

4. Do you have a favorite saying from one of your head coaches? “I don’t care if it’s a tomato hit it square.”– Assistant baseball coach Todd Lane

5. What was or is your favorite class you have taken at Buckhannon-Upshur and who taught it? Why was it your favorite? My favorite class would probably be Management and Entrepreneurship taught by Dr. Justin Bowers. I liked it because we got to operate the school store selling and creating merchandise. I probably learned more in this class than any other of my high school career.
6. What is your favorite thing about being a Buccaneer? Being able to play the sports I love with my best friends for a community that I am very grateful for.

7. If you were asked to play another sport, what would it be and why? If I were to play another sport it would definitely be football. I feel like I would be a pretty good cornerback or safety. And there would be nothing like playing under those Friday Night Lights.

8. Who is your hero and why? I would say my hero is my brother Nick. He has always been a person I strive to be like, and someone that has always been there for me. Even though we don’t always get along I am very grateful to have him in my life.

9. What do you want to be when you grow up? When I grow up I want to work for a college or professional sports team. I’d like to be able to travel and see the world all while getting to work in the sports industry.

10. What are your initial plans after graduation this spring? I am going to Davis and Elkins and playing baseball for head coach Brett Ripley while majoring in Sports Management with a minor in Business.
11. What question do you hate to answer? Where’s your homework at this time?

12. Who is the best athlete in your  family? Definitely me, my brother Nick has even admitted to me that I am multiple times.

13. Do you have a favorite vacation spot? If so, where? It is Myrtle Beach, SC every spring with the baseball team.

14. What is your favorite food and one thing you won’t eat? My favorite food would definitely be a nice steak with mashed potatoes and some rice. One thing I wouldn’t eat is sushi.

15. What advice would you give to a young athlete ready to start his/her time as a Buccaneer? Even though high school sports gets really competitive, don’t forget it is just a game and go have fun with your friends because once it is over you won’t get it back.

News Feed

Subscribe to remove popups, or just enjoy this free story and support our local businesses!