An Interview with Chase

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Over the Christmas break while most students were eating pie and watching football, our Springville Tiger basketball players had a tournament. Our boys played their hearts out and beat Saint Clair in the championship game to receive the title of the tournament winners. Chase Isbell received the award of MVP of the tournament.  To get insight on the tournament and the basketball team, I asked Chase a few questions about the tournament.

I asked, “What in your past years of playing for Springville prepared you for this tournament?”

He answered with “Chain and mentality”. Chase then explained how his freshman and sophomore year were building years and gave him the ability to continue on to this year.

I then asked, “What contributed to your ability to receive your award?”

Chase quickly replied with, “Playing for the team, having competitiveness, and having to strive to be better than the team we are playing.”

Chase was excited about the accomplishment that was achieved by him and his team as he said, “This win gives us motivation to keep winning through county and area. The Christmas tournament is fun, but the end goal is making it to play offs, in order to do that we have to keep winning on to area.”

I asked Chase about his favorite part of the tournament and he said, “When we played Cornerstone. It was a good game, and kept us going.”

I then asked,  “What gives you motivation to do what you do daily?”

“My competitiveness, it’s not fun to lose”

Lastly, I asked Chase what his favorite basketball memory was. He told me, “The Christmas tournament. That was the best I have played in a three-game series. But it was a lot of fun any time, too.”

So, as you can see, it takes a certain personality to do what our players do. They have the heart and care to do what they do even though they are exhausted.  Chase taught me many things: Playing for your team above anything else will get you anywhere, ALWAYS strive to be better than you are now, and being competitive gives you motivation to do what you need to do.

Congratulations to our basketball teams for their wins, and good luck to them for their upcoming games!


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  1. Jennifer Summerville on January 19th, 2018 9:35 am

    It’s a competitive world out there and with this attitude not only on the court, but in everyday life, you will always be a MVP. Way to go Chase!


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