In the spotlight


  • Athlete: Mariah Youngblood
  • School: Sissonville
  • Class: Junior
  • Sports: Basketball, cheerleading, track
  • Personal: 3.0 grade-point average; certified lifeguard; competes in pageants, wants to attend law school to become a lawyer; daughter of Ralph and Christy Whittaker.
  • Quotable: "Basketball means so much to me. It's a new year for me and I'm not going to let anyone stand in my way or my team's way. We will be successful in our season this year."
  • For consideration in the weekly "In the spotlight" feature, send student/athlete information (including phone number) and photo to sports@wvgazette.com
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