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Name: Mitch McCarty
Football Honors: Second-team all-Flyway Conference selection at quarterback as a junior and senior for coach Todd Wondra and the Cougars ... Passed for 1,040 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior while also rushing for 159 yards and five scores ... Helped Campbellsport to a 7-4 record in 2022 ... Team captain as a senior.
Basketball Honors: Unanimous first-team all-league choice in the Flyway Conference as a junior ... Second-team all-conference selection as a sophomore ... Versatile 6-foot-6 forward who averaged 15.1 points and 12.0 rebounds as a junior playing for coach Jordan Dreikosen ... Team captain in 2021-22.
Baseball Honors: Named second-team all-Flyway Conference as a infielder as a sophomore and junior ... Helped Campbellsport to a share of the league title with Lomira as a junior playing for coach Jim Krug and the Cougars.
Favorite Sport: "Basketball is my favorite sport because of how loud the gym gets after a big play or during a big game. I also love basketball because, in my opinion, it is the most fun to watch."
Best Part of High School Sports: "The friendships and memories you make is the best part of high school sports. Those things last a lifetime and can never be made again."
Best Advice from a High School Coach: "The best advice I've had from a coach is that no matter how good or bad you are playing, the next play is the biggest."
Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "The most memorable moment I've had was beating Mayville to win a share of the Flyway Conference title in football my junior year. Since we lost to Saint Mary's Springs earlier in the season and Springs beat Mayville, we knew this was the biggest game of the season. That whole week of practice just felt different as we all got locked in and played an outstanding game."
Which Person Has Served as Positive Role Model in Sports For You: "My dad has always played a positive role in sports. Ever since I can remember, he's played any sport I wanted with me. He always gives me advice at how to improve, even though I get mad sometimes, it always seems to be right. He will always be up for a good debate about sports and can relate to me since he loves sports."
Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The best part of playing three sports is I'm always active and busy. Although that may sound not fun, I think it is because otherwise I'd get very bored."
Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "The toughest part of playing three sports is you always have to stay focused on the sport you are in. If I start thinking of another sport, my mind instantly gets into that state of mind. I always need to stay focused on the task ahead."
Favorite Opponent: "My favorite opponent for any sport is Mayville. It is always a competitive battle every time we play them in any sport, and we have created a rivalry with them."
Toughest Individual You've Competed Against: "The toughest individual I've competed against is Adison Mittelstadt of Mayville. He is the toughest because I always try to out-duel him every time I play him in basketball and football. I just have so much respect for the way he plays."
Favorite Professional Teams: Milwaukee Bucks, Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers
Favorite Professional Athlete: "My favorite professional athelte is J.J. Watt because I started watching him explode at Wisconsin and then improve each and every year in the NFL. He also is trying to find a way to help others."
Favorite College Teams: Wisconsin Badgers
Cumulative GPA: 3.7
Most Admired High School Teammate: "The teammate I admire the most is Cole Kachne. I admire him the most because we play the same three sports, and always push each other to be the best all the time."
College Plans: "My plans for college are to get an accounting degree or just anything with business."
Activities Outside of Sports: "I love doing volunteer work for the church I go to. I am a big hunter and fisherman also."
Favorite TV show: Friends
Favorite Movie: Rocky 4
Favorite Musical Artists: Zach Bryan, Lil Baby, Justin Moore
Favorite Subject: Math
Favorite Restaurant: Friar Tuck's
Favorite Website: ESPN
Other Family Members: Dan, father; Tracy, mother; Jacob, older brother; Megan, younger sister.