Athletes of the Week
Jason Ziegler, Junior, Mahomet-Seymour Baseball
Recently: Lefty pitched his first career no-hitter against Normal University High in a Corn Belt Conference tournament game. At 6-1, he is a big reason why M-S won the Corn Belt regular season title.
Quote: "I had never thrown a no-hitter. By the last inning, I was pretty nervous."
Favorite pitcher: Roy Halladay. I like his style.
Favorite team: Cubs
Is this the year? It doesn't look like it right now.
Fastest you've been clocked? 86 mph at a workout this winter
Movie I have to see: "Ironman 2"
I need concert tickets to ... Kenny Chesney.
I'm always texting ... my friends, my girlfriend.
Favorite class: History
Role model: My parents, Mike and Pam
In five years ... I'm hopefully playing baseball somewhere.
With a million bucks ... I'd go on vacation and buy a new truck.
Honorable mention: Andrew Alves, Centennial baseball; Ben Dodds, St. Thomas More track and field; Luke Ducey, St. Thomas More baseball; Tyler Eads, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley baseball; Blake Hoveln, St. Joseph-Ogden baseball; Akeem Johnson, Urbana track and field; Phil Kaeb, CPCI baseball; Brannon Kwiatkowski, Mahomet-Seymour baseball; Brandon Pratt, Westville track and field; Chuckie Robinson, Danville baseball; Denzel Stewart, Champaign Central track and field; Matt Strack, Centennial track and field; Tony Van Gundy, Arcola baseball
Daniele Hoult, Sophomore, G-RF/Chrisman, Track & field
Recently: At Friday's Vermilion County track meet, she was the only girl to finish with four firsts. The Chrisman student won the 100 meters (12.59 seconds) and 200 (26.97) and anchored the 400 relay (53.46) and the 800 relay (1 minute, 55.87 seconds).
Quote: "Overall, it was a great night because I got some fast times. I didn't really celebrate because I was so tired. I went home and slept."
I need concert tickets to ... Nickelback.
Favorite movie: "Never Back Down"
Favorite class: P.E. I like staying active.
I'm always texting ... my friends from other towns.
In five years ... I'm hopefully running in college, like the U of I.
Could you win the Illinois Marathon? How far is it? (More than 26 miles). No way. I used to run cross-country but now 200 meters is about as far as I go.
With a million bucks ... I'd buy a new car.
Role model: My parents, Tom and Candy
People don't know that I ... like painting.
Honorable mention: Hannah Bowen, St. Joseph-Ogden softball; Destiny Carter, Danville track and field; Kelsie Donley, Mahomet-Seymour soccer; Brittany Einck, St. Thomas More softball; Zita Hubler, Urbana soccer; Morgan King, Danville softball; Sam Ledbetter, Tuscola softball; Tori Master, St. Joseph-Ogden track and field; Chantal Meacham, Centennial soccer; Ciara Pierce, Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac track and field; Stephanie Sanderson, Heritage softball; Casey Thomas, Blue Ridge softball; Maranda Witty, Bismarck-Henning track and field