PREP SPOTLIGHT: Trent Langley
The Daily Reflector
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Farmville Central senior Trent Langley is a four-sport athlete who currently plays on the Jaguars’ baseball team. Langley chatted with Reflector prep sports beat writer Jordan Anders this week about which sport is his favorite and what he has learned playing so many different ones.
Q: So you’ve played soccer, football, basketball and baseball this year. I guess this question might be easier: is there anything you haven’t played at Farmville Central?
A: [laughs] I never ran track.
Q: You ever considered it?
A: No, I haven’t. [laughs]
Q: How many years did you play four sports?
A: I just started playing football my junior year. I started playing soccer my freshman year. ... I tried out for basketball my freshman year and didn’t make it, and then I didn’t try out my sophomore year, so I went back and tried out my junior year and made it.
Q: Of all the ones you’ve played, which one was your first love?
Q: How long have you played baseball?
A: Since I was about 4 or 5, probably.
Q: Would you say baseball is your favorite of all the sports you’ve played?
A: My favorite is playing basketball, pick-up and stuff like that, but I guess I’m best at baseball.
Q: You like basketball and feel like baseball is your best sport. How did football and soccer come into the mix?
A: Well, I wasn’t going to run cross country because I just didn’t want to do that, but I did do that a few times this year. So, I was like, ‘I guess I’ll try out for soccer,’ to keep up with running and stuff in the fall.
Q: So your fall consisted of two — and sometimes three — sports, then you had one in the winter and now baseball in the spring. Is it difficult to be constantly juggling sports and never really get any time off?
A: I mean, I always have to get used to it the first few practices, but after that, I guess I settle in and I’m ready to go.
Q: I would imagine you learn different lessons from each sport. What has been the biggest lesson that you’ve taken away from playing all of these different ones?
A: You’ve got to work hard to get results.
Q: If they had looked at you when you got to high school and told you that you could only play one sport, which would it have been?
A: Either basketball or baseball.
Q: I think I know the answer to this question, but do you have a favorite moment from your athletic time at Farmville Cental?
A: Oh, definitely winning the state championship in basketball. [laughs]
Q: I figured that would be it. Well, we’ll wrap this up off the field. What is someone most likely to find you doing outside of sports or school?
A: Hunting and fishing — and playing basketball.
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