Athletes of the Week

Jack Plunk, Blue Ridge, Senior, Basketball

Recently: Scored 35 points in a double-OT regional semifinal and added 33 points and eight assists in a regional title-game win.

I'm driving ... a Honda Civic.

I'm always texting ... my brother Christopher. He's a senior at Illinois.

I need concert tickets to ... I'm not a big concert fan. But I'd love tickets to an NBA game. Definitely the Celtics.

I'm dying to see ... the new "Transformers."

First job ... Working on a farm. We have about 6,000 acres.

Ever milked a cow? We don't have livestock. It's corn and soybeans.

Hardest job on the farm ... Cleaning grain bins

Best part about playing basketball at Blue Ridge ... Since we've been winning, the school and community have really come together.

Before I compete, I eat ... a Classic Club from Subway.

Spring break plans ... Playing baseball

Honorable mention: Brett Bennett, Prairie Central wrestling; John Brent, LeRoy wrestling; Julian Boswell, St. Thomas More basketball; Dylan Chapman, Fisher basketball; Matt Elkins, Fisher basketball; Skyler Hall, LeRoy wrestling; Jaycee Hillsman, St. Thomas More basketball; Tucker Johnson, Blue Ridge basketball; Cody Owen, Chrisman basketball; Nathan Ross, Chrisman basketball; Kegan Skelton, Centennial diving; Sam Stewart, Champaign Central swimming; Tanner Trent, Blue Ridge basketball

Taylor Ceader, Westville, Senior, Basketball

Recently: Placed fifth in the Class 2A three-point shooting contest. She hit 9 of 15 shots at state and was involved in a four-person shootout for the remaining three spots in the finals.

Who's the better shooter, you or Larry Bird? Larry Bird, for sure. I just got lucky.

I need concert tickets to ... Luke Bryan.

I'm always texting ... my boyfriend Corey.

I'm driving ... a 2003 Chevy Malibu.

I'm dying to see ... "True Grit."

In 10 years, I will be ... helping my dad with the family business (auto body shop) and raising my own family.

Do you change your own oil? Nope. But I know how to.

Before I compete, I eat ... I don't eat. I just chew gum.

Spring break plans ... Softball

Honorable mention: Kristen Belyea, Mahomet-Seymour basketball; Lauren Bogle, Shiloh basketball; Sarah Butler, Ridgeview basketball; Destiny Carter, Danville track and field; Marcie Crawford, Blue Ridge basketball; Chelsea Cross, Centennial basketball; Mandisa Dantzler, Danville track and field; Destiny Davis, Danville track and field; Megan Jones, Ridgeview basketball; Kassandra Knauth, Milford basketball; Katelynn Martinez, Centennial basketball; Larissa Moses, Shiloh basketball; Analita Voss, Ridgeview basketball

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