Athletes of the Week

Athletes of the Week

Athletes of the Week: Urbana's England and Rantoul's Pannbacker

Athletes
of the Week

Ellie England
Urbana, Junior
Soccer

Recently: Had two goals and two assists for the Tigers in a 7-0 win against Danville.
In her words: “We have a lot of potential. We will get better as the season goes along.”
I’m driving ... a Subaru Forester.
I’m dying to see ... “Pitch Perfect.” Again.

Athletes of the Week: A-L's Maxwell, Centennial's Meacham

Athletes of the Week

Chantal Meacham
Centennial, Senior
Basketball

Recently: Lock-down defender hit three three-pointers in back-to-back postseason games as the third-ranked Chargers won their third consecutive regional championship.

AOTW: Monticello's VanDalsen, Fisher's Cole

Tanner VanDalsen
Monticello, Senior
Wrestling

Recently: Followed up on regional title with a sectional crown, decisioning the same 195-pound foe in the finals in consecutive weeks. He’s ranked sixth this week entering state.
In his own words: “All the hard work I put in paid off. I wrestled all year long, giving up football.”

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Kroner: Ex-Urbana athletes get message across

URBANA – The names are ones of multi-sport Urbana High athletes from nearly a quarter of a century ago: Kirk Mammen, Mark Mammen and Dave Williams.

The individuals are ones, however, who are still prominent in the sporting community.

They might be more recognizable by their stage names as SuperDome, Tanglefoot Jones and Six-burgh.

Prep Heroes: Armstrong-Potomac

Steve Willard

ARMSTRONG – Bob Bezely started teaching and coaching in the Armstrong school district in 1957. More than a half-century later, he remains active with the district as a bus driver. His lengthy tenure means one thing: He has seen hundreds and hundreds of athletes.

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Danville football team sticks with game plan

DANVILLE — Football players on the state’s top-ranked class 6A football team are preparing for a Friday game just like they’ve done the past three weeks.

Athletes of the Week

Tyler Buhs

GCMS senior, Baseball

Recently: Helped the Falcons to a five-win week. He pitched an eight-inning, three-hit shutout (10 strikeouts) in a 1-0 win against Woodland-Flanagan-Cornell. He also hit a home run in a 4-0 win against Deer Creek-Mackinaw.

Athletes of the Week

Doug Kyrouac

Champaign Central senior, baseball

Recently: had hits in 13 consecutive at-bats, a state record, which covered parts of four games.

Quote: "It's always been fun; sometimes the hits just fall."

My favorite band is ... Third Eye Blind.

My favorite athlete is ... Archie Manning.

My hero outside of athletics is ... Itch Jones.

If I were not competing I would be ... doing more with scholastic bowl.