Newcomb’s plans after high school are to either attend Cornell College in Mount Vernon or Buena Vista University in Storm Lake with a commitment to play baseball. He will choose the college based on how he feels it fits him the best, and how he gets along with the coaches and players.
“The colleges are both around an hour and a half from Boone and I enjoy the distance being not too far and not too close from home.” He says. Newcomb started playing baseball at the age of five years old, inspired by his dad. He fell in love with the sport and has played ever since. He plays the role of the catcher and will hopefully always continue playing this role.
“Baseball is my favorite sport. I like everything about it, how it is in the spring/summer, being able to play with my friends, and also the competitiveness of it.” He plans to study biology with the intention of becoming a physical therapist or a chiropractor.
About his experience with Boone High School he says, “I have absolutely loved Boone High School. Some of my favorite memories are playing baseball at Principal Park for the state tournament, all the school dances, and the powder puff games.” During all his years of playing baseball working hard, going to camps, and being dedicated to the weight room has been the most important factors for his development in the sport.
When asked what he thinks about graduating high school this year, Newcomb says, “I’m excited to graduate high school, but I’m also nervous. I’m going to miss seeing the class and the same people every day. At the same time I’m ready to move on for new experiences, meeting new people, and pursuing my baseball career.” He still has one season left of baseball with the Toreadors, and looking into the future he has more big things yet to come.