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Name: John Bechard
School: South Oldham Middle School.
Position: Basketball guard.
History: Bechard has been a steadying influence for the Dragons this season in the backcourt as they have powered their way to a 14-3 record. With his heady play, SOMS will enter the Mid-Bluegrass Conference Tournament on Jan. 31 as one of the favorites to take the title. SOMS is the tourney host.
A three-year member of the team, he moved into the starting lineup this year.
A former hockey player, Bechard began playing basketball in an AAU skills league in the fourth grade.
Activities: A solid A-B student, Bechard plays tuba in the SOHS band after starting out on the trumpet.
“I didn’t do too well with it and when I picked up the tuba I hit my first few notes perfectly,” Bechard said.
When not playing basketball Bechard loves to draw and plans to give up band for more serious art classes in high school.
A big college basketball fan, his favorite team is Michigan State and he enjoys watching the Spartans in all sports.
Favorite school subject: Social Studies.
“I really enjoy learning about other places and what happened there,” Bechard said. “I am a big History and Discovery channel fan, I love watching them.”
On SOMS’ season: “I think we have had a pretty good season so far,” he said. “We lost a couple of games we shouldn’t have, but we can get them back in the tournament. I really think we can go all the way and win the tournament.”