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Wilder remembers his first homerun

Immanuel Wilder plays outfield for the James Clemens High School Jets. CONTRIBUTED
Immanuel Wilder plays outfield for the James Clemens High School Jets. CONTRIBUTED

MADISON – Immanuel Wilder prefers the game of baseball for “the competitive atmosphere inside the batter’s box and in the outfield.”

“Individual achievements require much hard work to gain a few shining moments in each game, but it’s worth the effort for a team win,” Wilder said.

He is a senior at James Clemens High School. Wilder plays football and baseball at James Clemens. In baseball, his position is outfield; in football, he plays wide receiver and kick/punt returner.

Wilder is involved in the Huntsville Kappa League, which is associated with the Kappa Alpha Psi Inc. Fraternity.

“My parents both work on Redstone Arsenal. My mom is a professional development counselor, and my dad is a supervisor for ACAA,” Immanuel said.

“My parents were relocated from St. Louis, Mo. to Redstone Arsenal in 1993,” Immanuel said. “They chose to live in Madison because they knew it was a progressive city with potential for a great school system, and they were right.”

Q & A

Q: What are your favorite restaurants?

A: “My favorite restaurants in Madison are Subway, Chick-fil-A, Panera Bread, Panda Express and Smashburger,” he said.

Q: What are your favorite foods?

A: “My favorite food is a Louisiana dish called crawfish etoufee that my mom and my grandmother make for me all the time,” Immanuel said.

Q: What are your favorite sports teams? 

A: “My college team that I cheer for is Louisiana State University. In Major League Baseball, I like the Philadelphia Phillies and the Boston Red Sox,” he said. “My favorite NFL team is the New Orleans Saints.”

Q: What is your favorite sports memory?

A: “Hitting my first homerun when I was 10 years old. Also, in the 2015 football season, I won ‘Player of the Week’ for my performance on special teams against Hewitt-Trussville in the first round of the playoffs,” Immanuel said.

Q: What do you like to do in your free time? 

A: “I like to play video games on my PS4 and go out to eat with my friends,” he said.

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