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Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Johnny Kelliher, Waukesha North

04/17/2020, 11:15am CDT
By Mark Miller

Name: Johnny Kelliher

School: Waukesha North High School

Grade: Senior
Football Honors:
Left-handed quarterback who threw for 6,471 yards and 53 touchdowns during varsity career ... Two-time honorable mention and one-time second-team all-league performer at quarterback in the rugged Classic Eight Conference ... Two-time Academic All-State selection and two-time captain for the Northstars.

Basketball Honors: Four-year varsity performer at Waukesha North ... Averaged 19.6 points per game as a senior while helping Waukesha North to a 10-14 record ... Scored a career-high 34 points as a senior in a loss to Racine Horlick ... A 6-foot-5 forward who earned first-team all-league laurels in the Classic Eight as a senior ... Two-time team captain for coach Sam Katula and the Northstars.

Baseball Honors: All-Conference pick in the Classic Eight in each of the past three seasons, earning honorable mention, second-team and first-team honors during his varsity career ... A pitcher and first baseman who recently accepted a NCAA Division I scholarship to attend UW-Milwaukee and play baseball for the Panthers.

Track & Field Honors: Qualified for the WIAA State Track & Field Meet as a junior in the high jump. 

Favorite Sport : "Baseball is my favorite sport because when the season comes around, I never went it to end, and I look forward to baseball season most every year." 

Best Part of High School Sports:
"The environment of playing football under the lights on Friday nights."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "Poise is one of the most important aspects of being a great player and leader."

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "Winning regionals in baseball my sophomore year."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "You always have something to do and something to look forward to."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "Sometimes it can be hard to manage your time."

Favorite Opponent: Waukesha West

Favorite Professional Teams: Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks

Favorite Professional Athlete: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Favorite College Teams: Wisconsin Badgers

Cumulative GPA: 3.81
Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against:
"Patrick Baldwin of Sussex Hamilton and Tyler Herro of Whitnall in basketball."

Most Admired High School Teammate: Will McDonald

College Plans: "I'm going to UW-Milwaukee to play baseball."

Activities Outside of Sports: DECA member, working for Pewaukee parks department in the summer

I Find it Relaxing to: "Fish, watch sports or watch Netflix."

Favorite TV Show: Breaking Bad

Favorite Movie: Creed

Favorite Musical Artists: Chance the Rapper

Favorite Subject: Math

Favorite Restaurant: Asianas

Favorite Website:

Other Family Members: John, father; Julie, mother; Emma, Jessica, Elizabeth, sisters; Ginger, dog. 

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