Athletes of the Week

Hunter Hart, St. Joseph-Ogden, junior, Baseball
Recently: Right-handed pitcher stretched his no-hit streak to 19 innings — covering three starts — while improving to 5-1.

In his words: “My defense has been playing good and giving me a lot of help.”

What will be your reaction when you finally allow a hit? “I just want it to be a frozen rope, not a blooper. I want to be able to tip my cap (to the batter).”

My fastest fastball ... 88 mph that I know

My favorite team is ... the Yankees.

Is Derek Jeter ever playing again? I hope so.

My first job ... I don’t work

I’m driving ... a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix.

I’m dying to see ... “Scary Movie 5.”

I need concert tickets to ... Eminem.

St. Joseph-Ogden is ... a small school where everyone knows everybody.

Honorable mention: Nick Bates, Tuscola baseball; Mason Combs, Schlarman baseball; Brandon Deaville, Unity baseball; Wyatt Froehling, Cissna Park baseball; Christian Glascock, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley track and field; Dylan Grady, Centennial baseball; Austin Hasselbring, Watseka baseball; Patrick Kearney, Centennial tennis; Daniel O’Brien, Centennial tennis; Scott Runyan, Champaign Central baseball; Michael Thompson, Urbana baseball; Chase Thurston, Danville baseball; Kendall Walder, Hoopeston Area baseball

Hannah Wright, Champaign Central, junior, Track & field

Recently: Broke a 15-year-old school record in the 3,200 meters (11 minutes, 42.70 seconds) in a week she had a role in the spring musical “Into The Woods.”

In her words: “I was one of Cinderella’s evil stepsisters. It was a really busy week. I ended up practicing (track) before school.”

What do you prefer, acting or running? Probably running. I’m kind of better at it.

Ever been to Ebertfest? No. I didn’t have time to go.

I’m winning the Illinois Marathon ... after college.

I’m winning an Oscar ... I’ll be watching the Oscars

I’m driving ... my mom’s car.

I’m dying to see ... “The Great Gatsby.”

My first job ... was babysitting my brother.

I need concert tickets to ... Mumford & Sons.

In five years ... hopefully I’m graduating from college and still pretty good at running.

Champaign Central is ... where all my friends are.

Honorable mention: Tera Baxter, Danville softball; Kathy Bradley, Mahomet-Seymour soccer; Jade Brinkoetter, St. Thomas More soccer; Sydne Bryant, Schlarman softball; Kelcie Fredrickson, Fisher softball; Lexi Hall, Centennial softball; Rebecca Kaefring, Centennial track and field; Kristi Krigbaum, Cerro Gordo/Bement softball; Kalista Lutes, Rantoul softball; Katelynn Martinez, Centennial soccer; Allison Rose, St. Joseph-Ogden softball; Lucy Stahl, Mahomet-Seymour softball; Lauren Whitehouse, Mahomet-Seymour track and field

 

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