5.12.2017

Gamers of the Week

Female Gamer of the Week to Senior Sarah Fisher of Poca High School.

Sarah Fisher is Gamer of the Week

Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & the Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week’s female Gamer of the Week to Senior Sarah Fisher of Poca High School.


By Marcus Reynolds PT, DPT, CSCS

The Lady Poca Dots were in Class AA Region 4 Section 1 play last week and were able to win three out of their four games. With their only loss coming to Point Pleasant, the Generals beat Wayne, Nitro, and Sissonville in dominating fashion by a combine score of 43-13. One standout player that helped to lead the Dots along the way to an impressive post-season showing was senior third baseman and pitcher Sarah Fisher. The third baseman is batting nearly .450 for the year and has come into relief as part of the pitching rotation. Fisher has excelled on the defensive side as she is known for her reliable glove, and at the plate an RBI machine. Last week Fisher accounted for six hits, one home run, seven RBI’s, and pitching a win in their three victories.

When asked about what motivates her Sarah said, “Making it to the state tournament and winning the championship is my team’s main goal first and foremost. Some personal goals I had were to beat the amount of home runs and RBI’s I hit last year. It would be great to win first team all-state, but above all that I want my team to succeed.” When asked about what inspires their team Fisher said, “Many of the girls on this team have sacrificed a lot of time and effort on softball. We believe we are one of the best teams out there and nobody is good enough to beat us. We carry that mentality with us every game no matter who we are playing.’’

The Lady Dots have battled through a year of ups and downs as they currently sit with a 19-14 overall record. Head Coach David Skeens returned a talented squad from last year as they have only lost two seniors. The Dots have been bitten by the injury bug this season, but are working hard to achieving their goal to making the state tournament. When asked about this year’s team Fisher said, “We have really tried to pick up where we left off last season. The girls on this team treat each other like family and my teammates and coaches are always supportive. We don’t get down on each other and our coaches try to keep softball fun and exciting.” Coach Skeens and his club have one of the hardest tasks in the state as they play in what many consider one of the most talented Regions in all AA softball. The Dots are aiming to get two more victories this week and make it to the state tournament.

Sarah currently has a 3.9 GPA and is the daughter of Laura Meeks and Mark Fisher. Sarah also plays on the basketball team and volleyball team.  She is a member of Student Council, FCA, and National Honor Society. Sarah will continue playing softball next year at Eastern Kentucky University and plans to study elementary education.

Please look for other local high school athletes to be named in next week’s Female Gamer of the Week Sponsored by Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & The Putnam Herald.

Marcus Reynolds PT, DPT, CSCS is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at the Teays Physical Therapy Center and assists with the Potential Plus Program.