Two long August football practices each day is usually enough for most players. Susquehannock senior Sammy Miller typically adds a baseball workout on top of it.
Plus a weekend of travel baseball.
That kind of tireless schedule is nothing new, said his coach, Bill Kerr. He has seen Miller grow up with Kerr's son and quarterback, Bryan. Together, the quarterback and running back are making defenses guess who has the ball for one last fall in the Warriors' veer offense.
One thing that is no longer a mystery is Miller's college destination. He chose Longwood University, a Division I baseball school in Farmville, Va., that plays in the Big South Conference. His decision came two weeks ago, capping a summer in which he helped Pennsylvania sweep Maryland in the three-game Big 26 Baseball Classic. Miller was named MVP of the series.
With his collegiate fate decided, Miller's life of multitasking sports will cease after this fall. He normally would wrestle in the winter, but instead he will fully concentrate on his baseball game.
"I'm going to miss it a ton," Miller said of the football season. "A lot of people were talking about, 'Don't risk your Division I scholarship playing for a football team that's not going to win.'"
Imagine being Miller, a 6-foot, 180-pounder, and getting crushed by defenders who think you have the ball. That was Miller last season, when Susquehannock won just one game, and it was his life last Friday night when the Warriors matched that win total by beating York Suburban, 26-7.
Kerr had a much more glorious time, rushing for 119 yards and two touchdowns.
"It's all right sometimes," Miller said of the veer, which was steadily implemented into the offense last year. "I like most parts of it. The parts when you get killed when you don't have the ball, that's not fun."
Trusty senior: Central York senior Dylan Hose admitted last Friday his familiarity with coach Brad Livingston from the boys' volleyball team might have helped him win the starting quarterback job over two sophomore teammates.
"When you have a coach coaching you in two sports, there's definitely a comfort level," said Hose, a libero for Livingston in the spring. "He knows, from the volleyball court, that competitive aspect I can bring."
Livingston also knew Hose added a greater running threat, which became vital when senior running back Jay Stone was lost for the season to a torn ACL in the Panthers' first scrimmage. Stone will have surgery on his right knee Friday morning.
Posey picks West Chester: Red Lion field hockey senior Ali Posey visited West Chester in May and decided on the school as her college destination.
"She's really excited," Lions coach Carol Gillmen said. "She was looking at Division I, but I think West Chester will be a perfect fit for her."
Part of what makes West Chester an enticing fit over a Division I school is that it's the two-time defending national champion in Division II. Posey also considered the University of Delaware, but the Blue Hens ran out of scholarships for next fall. That left her final choices to the Golden Rams and Bloomsburg.
"I figured they're a national champion, so that would be cool to be a part of that -- and they're closer," said Posey, who plans to major in nursing.
Matt Goul is a high school sports reporter for the Daily Record/Sunday News. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org, 771-2045 or @mgoul on Twitter.