Some of the more entertaining aspects of covering high school sports
in the Metroplex are the interactions – both personal and as a spectator
– with athletes.
During my time, I have I had the opportunity to
profile and follow the career paths of some worthy athletes in McKinney
and surrounding areas, and it’s time to look at a handful of students
who were downright impressive this past season.
In the first of a three-part series, I’ll look at five of the top athletes at McKinney, Boyd and North that are moving on.
Isaiah Rhodes, McKinney North baseball
a sidearm motion and the ability to consistently throw strikes, Rhodes
put together a dominant season and helped lead McKinney North to a
district title and the regional quarterfinal round while being named
first-team all-state and District 10-5A Pitcher of the Year.
was a consistent problem for all of the Bulldogs’ opponents, as he
struck out 114 batters while producing an eye-popping 0.98 ERA on the
season. The Southern Mississippi signee, who has been the ace for North
the last two seasons, leaves as one of the most accomplished pitchers in
Bulldog baseball history.
Cam Constantine, McKinney North football and baseball
leaves McKinney North as one of the winningest quarterbacks and most
accomplished baseball players in school history.
hurt and having to go through major shoulder surgery that caused him to
miss time on the football field and baseball diamond, Constantine was
able to play a key role in both sports while helping both teams reach
postseason play. Constantine leaves North having been a part of five
combined teams to reach the postseason and will leave a big leadership
void on both teams as he heads to the University of Texas to play
baseball next season.