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Athlete of the Week

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By The Staff

Name: Matthew and Michael Haysley. School: East Oldham Middle School. Sport: Basketball.  Age: 14. Hometown: Crestwood. Accomplishments: The brothers, identical twins, helped the East Oldham Middle School basketball team to a 21-2 record this year and the runner-up spot in the Mid-Bluegrass Conference tournament. The pair are the starting guard tandem for the Patriots. Matthew is the point guard and Michael the shooting guard. Both said being brothers gives them a bit of an advantage on the court while leading to some interesting discussions at home about Matthew’s ball distribution. “Oh yeah, I hear about it if he (Michael) doesn’t get it enough,” Matthew said. “He’s got to take care of me, that’s his job,” Michael said. Basketball is a passion in the family, their older sister, Brooke, is a key sophomore reserve for the South Oldham High School Lady Dragons. School: Both are straight-A students who said they have never received anything but an A on their report card in eight years of school. Both also named algebra as their favorite subject.  Other activities: The pair are also outstanding soccer players and started playing at 4. Most recently they played in the Javanon select program but are planinng to give up soccer to concentrate on the high school basketball careers they plan to continue at SOHS. “We just love basketball more,” Matthew said.