D9Sports.com/EYT Media is doing a series of player profiles on returning high-school athletes this summer. The year in school listed by the athlete is the year the athlete is entering this fall.
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ANTHONY KNESS – SENIOR – DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC
Son of: John Kness and Valerie Kness
Sports Played: Soccer, basketball, baseball
Family Members Playing/Played Sports: Brother, Ethan, who is 15.
2017-18 Highlights: He helped DCC to the District 9 Class 1A baseball title by hitting .276 with a triple, a double, 13 RBIs and 14 runs scored. He also stole two bases and went 4-2 on the mound in 11 appearances with a 3.84 ERA. In 27 ⅓ innings of work, he struck out 24. His top moment may have come in the D9 title game win over Oswayo Valley when his two-run single gave DCC the lead. In hoops, he had a season-high 11 points vs. Sheffield.
Post-High School Plans: He plans on attending college and would like to play baseball in college.
Q&A With Anthony Kness
D9Sports: What is your favorite sport to participate in and why?
AK: Baseball, it’s by far my favorite sport and I play it pretty much all year.
D9Sports: What is your favorite memory, moment, game from playing high school sports?
AK: Definitely the championship game against Oswayo.
D9Sports: Why do you play high school sports?
AK: It gives me a chance to meet new people and make new friends and have experiences that will hopefully help me in the real world.
D9Sports: Who has had the most influence on your athletic career and why?
AK: Definitely my parents, they are with me through everything and support me.
D9Sports: Do you remember the first sport you played and did you like it right away or did it grow on you?
AK: I started playing baseball at about 5 and it had to grow on me.
D9Sports: Do you have a favorite number for a uniform? If so, what is the story behind that number?
AK: No. 10, no real special reason, I’ve just always worn 10.
D9Sports: What would someone who doesn’t know you be surprised to find out about you?
AK: I’m ambidextrous.
D9Sports: If you could eat dinner with anyone famous (living or dead) who would it be and why?
AK: Selena Gomez because I love her.
D9Sports: Iphone or Android or Neither and why?
AK: iPhone all the way, I’ve never had anything different.
D9Sports: What is your go-to Social Media and why?
AK: My go-to social media would probably be Instagram because it entertains me the most.
D9Sports: What do you like most about high school and why?
AK: I like that you’re able to still figure out what you want to be like in the real world and then hopefully pursue that in college.
D9Sports: What do you like least about high school and why?
AK: I do not like waking up early.
D9Sports: What question do you wish I would have asked you? And what is the answer to it?
AK: What’s your favorite food? I would’ve answers buffalo ranch wings.