Subway Scholar Athlete of the Week - Blake Vierra

May 14, 2014 7:55 PM

Blake Vierra first fell in love with sports at the age of five. His mother signed him up for Little League. Thirteen years later, the senior is the captain of the Maxwell High baseball team. But he doesn't just excel on the field, Vierra works just as hard in the classroom.

"Sports is my main thing, I wouldn't change it for anything," said Blake Vierra. "It's what I do, it's what I love."

At the tender age of five, Blake Vierra first stepped foot on the baseball field. Shortly after, he discovered football.
Then, he was introduced basketball.

Since his days as a youngster, the Maxwell senior has played all three sports.

Vierra was the quarterback for his sectional winning football team. Many of those same teammates joined Vierra on the basketball court, where Maxwell won another section title. Now, with baseball playoffs about to begin, Vierra and the Panthers have a chance to win a third section championship.

The "Trifecta" is what they're playing for, on the grind to etch their names in the history books.

"We try not to talk about it too much. We work hard everyday to get where we've been and we've been real successful this year, we're trying to finish strong," said Vierra.

But don't let this three-sport athlete fool you. Vierra is part of FFA, and Future Business Leaders of America. Moreover, Vierra remains dedicated to his academic success. The Butte College bound baseball player holds a 3.8 GPA and wants to major in AG Science.

In his spare time, he works on the family farm.

"We farm rice and almonds," said Vierra. "My grandpa says it builds character so he always has me out on the farm doing something, working all the time."

A well-rounded individual who keeps his nose to the grindstone in all facets of life.

Maxwell High's Blake Vierra is our Subway Scholar Athlete of the Week.


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