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  • Town of Chenango, NY (WBNG Binghamton) There's a lot of history in the Chenango Forks football and wrestling programs, which means they're the perfect fit for senior Caleb Gould. "The past always helps us learn how to handle the future better," he said. "So it's nice to look at the past." Gould appreciates the successful history of the programs he's apart of and he's even adding to it. This year, for the first time, he's headed to the state tournament this weekend after claiming his first Section IV wrestling title at 195 pounds. "It's kind of hard to imagine at first that you finally have done it," said Gould. "Since it has been like my goal since five years old to win a sectional title. Now that I finally did, it's kind of nice." But he's not only living up to the high expectations of his team, he's continuing a family wrestling legacy. He's following in the footsteps of his Dad, who wrestled at Walton. "My Dad back when he was younger, he always tried to win it and he fell short," said Gould. "So to finally bring one home, felt kind of good." So it's no surprise when it comes to school that Caleb appreciates social studies. It's one of his favorite subjects. He says because he enjoys learning from the past. That's something he'll look to do this weekend, hoping to learn from the experiences of others that came before him. "I got told by a former alumni that even if you do bad, say lose the first round, don't worry because he himself lost his first round and still ended up placing third in the whole thing," said Gould. "So don't get down on yourself if something bad happens." Taking that advice, Caleb's goals this weekend in the state tournament are simple. "The goal is to get up there and represent the school well and get on the podium." He's got that first part down already, representing the Blue Devils proudly, Caleb Gould is this week's Academic All Star.

  • Academic All-Star: Lorinda Haynes

    Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Vestal bowling coach Michael Demetros says a happy bowler is a good bowler, but a happy bowler can also be a good student. Vestal's Lorinda Haynes is a perfect example.

  • Academic All-Star: Lauren Miller

    Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Whether it's on the court or in the classroom, Seton Catholic Central senior Lauren Miller keeps it simple. She just gets down to business.

  • Academic All-Star: Tristan Martin

    Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Since he started wrestling in fourth grade, Tristan Martin has been following in his father's footsteps.

  • Academic All-Star: Luke Dionne

    Town of Fenton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The saying "slow and steady wins the race" pretty much perfectly describes Chenango Valley senior Luke Dionne. Whether it's in the pool, on the track or in his hobbies. He's a patient guy.

  • Academic All-Star: Ian Lupole

    Conklin, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The relationship between a coach and athlete is a special one, some even compare it to that of a father and son. But for Jamie and Ian Lupole, the two are one in the same.

  • Academic All-Star: Taylor Clink

    Town of Union, NY (WBNG Binghamton) At Whitney Point, field hockey is about family and one of the key parts of that Eagles family is senior Taylor Clink.

  • Academic All-Star: Dave Matthews

    Conklin, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Susquehanna Valley's Dave Matthews puts the "all" in "Academic All-Star." For one, he's a three-sport athlete for the Sabers. Whether it's football, basketball or baseball, Matthews has a knack for doing whatever the team needs.

  • Academic All-Star: Tiffany Hamdan

    Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Johnson City's Tiffany Hamdan may not hit the hardest of any girl's tennis player in Section 4, but she is one of the best.

  • Academic All-Star: Nate Wrighter

    Windsor, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Standing at 6'7", Windsor's Nate Wrighter is taller than most high school golfers. It shouldn't come as a shock: he can really hit the ball.

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