By Merle Bertrand, Sportswriter
Tyeler Greenstreet is a young man of few words. Thatâ€™s probably fine with Liberty Hill Runninâ€™ Panthers Head Coach Barry Boren, as Greenstreet, one of Borenâ€™s vaunted â€śnuts and boltsâ€ť players who knows his team role and fills it well, lets his actions on the court do the talking for him.
Born in Austin on October 26 to Marc and Gwyn Greenstreet, Tyeler Dylan Greenstreet is the older brother of Kaylee Greenstreet, a seventh grader at Liberty Hill Junior High School.
Like his Panthers teammates, Greenstreet was aware of the Panthersâ€™ recent early round playoff struggles. And, like his teammates, Greenstreet was determined to use those experiences as motivation for this yearâ€™s team.
â€śThe wins were pretty good,â€ť he acknowledged of the Panthersâ€™ fourth straight 30-win season, â€śbut I still like to focus on the big picture.
â€śWe just wanted to win the thirty games and continue the tradition that we had,â€ť stated Greenstreet.
Greenstreet played football in junior high, but basketball, a sport heâ€™s been playing since he was five, is clearly his favorite sport.
Although Greenstreetâ€™s favorite type of food is Mexican, he listed chili as his favorite dish.
When not being a nuts and bolts guy on the basketball court, heâ€™s often using nuts and bolts when working on cars, his main hobby. More than likely, heâ€™ll be listening to music from Korn, his favorite artist, while doing so.
Back on the court, Greenstreet, a 6â€™2â€ť senior forward, talked about the mood in the Panthersâ€™ locker room before their first playoff game last Friday night (Feb. 24) versus La Vernia.
â€śWe were just really focused. I think we just wanted to do better than weâ€™ve done in the past,â€ť he stated. And the attitude of the team after the win?
â€śLetâ€™s enjoy it and get back to work.â€ť
Greenstreet plans to attend a highly-respected welding school in Tulsa, Oklahoma after graduating from Liberty Hill High School. But before his high school career draws to a close, Greenstreet offered thanks to his parents, noting that, â€śtheyâ€™re really supportive.â€ť
And of course, Greenstreet offered his thoughts on the Panthersâ€™ maestro as only he could.
â€śI just want to thank Coach Boren for letting me play this long,â€ť he stated matter of factly.
As mentioned, Liberty Hill senior Tyeler Greenstreet is a young man of few words.