No matter the time of year, a certain Wise guy produces big-time performances.
Darius Wise is known best for his excellence in football and basketball, but this Beaver junior continues his assault on the track, too. Wise won the 100, 200 and also helped Beaver's 1,600 relay team take first place at the Warrior Classic at Central Valley last Saturday. His time of 11.12 in the 100 was a meet record.
A year ago, Wise raced to a third-place finish in the 100 at the WPIAL Class AA championships and finished seventh at the PIAA championships. He also helped Beaver win its second consecutive WPIAL team championship.
Wise has several Division I offers in football, the latest coming from Miami (Ohio). Wise rushed for 1,522 yards and 29 touchdowns, and passed 1,145 yards and 11 touchdowns last fall. He averaged 24 points per game in basketball.