Brandon Noe and Hannah Darr are our Athletes of the Week:
Brandon Noe, St. Thomas More senior, track
Recently: Unleashed a toss of 188 feet, 5 inches in the discus at the PBL Invitational, the second-best mark by an area athlete and, according to the IHSA's all-time track and field leaders' list, the 17th best in state history. He also won the shot put in the same meet.
Quote: "It was an awesome day. I was really happy with it. I did not expect to open the season like that."
My favorite band is ... Zac Brown Band.
If I could go anywhere, it would be ... the Florida Keys.
For one day, I would like to trade places with ... Mac Wilkins.
My favorite movie is ... "Blue Streak."
My favorite athlete is ... Christian Cantwell (USA shot).
People don't know that ... I am an outdoorsman.
When I am wealthy, I would like to ... buy a private jet.
The best thing about my sport is ... it's individual. It's all on you.
Favorite book ... "The Old Man and the Sea."
Honorable mention: Terry Deaville, Rantoul baseball; Andy Fairchild, Paxton-Buckley-Loda baseball; Cody Gaesser, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley track and field; Trevor Hallett, Salt Fork baseball; Yanis Mokraoui, Danville tennis; T.J. Onstott, Tuscola baseball; Ashish Patel, Danville tennis; Alex Rabe, CPCI baseball; Alex Smith, Mahomet-Seymour baseball; Dave Toth, Westville baseball; Hunter Tweedy, East Central baseball; Daniel Wells, First Baptist track and field; Jacob Williams, Monticello baseball
Hannah Darr, Salt Fork junior, softball
Recent accomplishments: Won two games and had seven hits as the Storm enjoyed a 3-0 week.
Quote: "Coach Earl has improved the team a lot bringing out the best in everybody."
My favorite movie is ... "A League of Their Own."
Dream date ... Adam Lambert
My hero outside of athletics is ... my aunt Marlene.
If I could compete at any venue, it would be ... Eastside Centre in East Peoria.
When I am president, I will ... get rid of the new health care bill.
People don't know that I ... raise and show Boer goats all over the country.
My guilty pleasure is ... watching movies.
The biggest phobia I have is ... cotton balls.
The best thing about my sport is ... friendships with my teammates.
The best athlete I have faced this season was ... Ashlen Portwood.
Honorable mention: Kathryn Boyer, St. Thomas More track and field; Kelsey Choquette, Urbana soccer; Mariah Coleman, East Central track and field; Lateshia Dove, Urbana track and field; Kloie McCann, Watseka softball; Sierra Myerscough, St. Thomas More softball; Kasey Sanders, Paxton-Buckley-Loda track and field; Bridget Schlueter, Rantoul softball; Lizzy Smith, Villa Grove softball; Ashley Wahlfeldt, Oakwood softball; Jaimey Watrous, Monticello softball; Jordan Wheeler, Blue Ridge softball