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Teryn Jarrett Reaches 1,000 Point Milestone
Written by Darin Brown, General Manager   
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 2:28 PM

Beallsville senior basketball star Teryn Jarrett recently reached a career milestone few high school basketball players ever see. On January 15 at home against Newcomerstown, Jarrett scored his 1,000th career point. He is only the ninth boys basketball player in Beallsville High School history to reach the mark, putting him on the list with such Blue Devil greats as Zach Tolzda, Randy Thornberry, Silky Moore, Trevor Schaffer, Eric Schaffer, Aaron Boughner, Flip Pack, and Johnny Burke.

Jarrett’s approaching of the milestone created some media buzz, but Teryn was still unsure about how close he was going into the Newcomerstown game. “I didn’t know exactly how many points I needed, but I knew it was going to happen soon,”  Jarrett said.

In the third quarter of the Newcomerstown game, Teryn hit a jump shot that brought him to the milestone. A time-out was called, and Beallsville athletic director Delmas Moore made an announcement to the crowd that Jarrett had scored his 1,000th point. Teryn was also presented with the game ball at the completion of the game.

When asked about what he thought about the moment, Jarrett said, “I think it’s big because there’s only been a few boys that did it in Beallsville’s history. All of them were really good players.” Jarrett specifically remembered when Zach Tolzda reached the milestone. He spoke of watching Tolzda often and of hoping that he could be as good some day.

Not only did witnessing greatness motivate Teryn Jarrett, but he was greatly motivated by his family. Jarrett spoke of his dad Terry, his mom Tara and his sister Tori as all playing a large part in his success.

His dad was his ultimate basketball mentor as Teryn grew up. “We were always working on stuff when I was younger. He always gave me different tips and advice,” Jarrett said. Teryn said his dad coached him and pushed him a lot.

Teryn’s sister Tori played a big role as well, especially through her own successful career. Tori Jarrett, who graduated in 2010 and currently plays at Muskingum University, was also a 1,000 point scorer at Beallsville. Speaking of her accomplishments, Teryn said with a laugh, “My sister scored 1,000. I couldn’t let her win. I had to up the ante on her.”