Athletes of the Week: Edwards and Larson

Athletes of the Week: Edwards and Larson

Taylor Edwards

Arcola, Basketball

Recently: Freshman scored 34 of the team's 74 points during a 2-0 week that boosted the Purple Riders' record to 13-3.

In her own words: "Our team has really great chemistry on the court. We work well together. We're starting to build something."

I'm dying to see ... "New Year's Eve."

I'm always texting ... my best friends.

I need concert tickets to ... Kenny Chesney.

I'm driving ... I'm 15, but I just got my permit. Whatever my mom and dad are in.

My favorite basketball player is ... Meyers Leonard.

My first job was ... mowing my grandma's yard for 25 bucks each time.

My favorite gym ... My dad built me and my sister and my little brother one in our house. It has lines and everything.

In 10 years I'll be ... I'd like to play sports in college somewhere. After college, my dad wants me to take his business. He's a funeral director.

Arcola is ... a good place to be.

Honorable mention: Kristen Belyea, Mahomet-Seymour basketball; Kandie Bloch, Argenta-Oreana basketball; Jamie Blue, Urbana Uni High basketball; Devin Curry, Watseka basketball; Jakeenya Evans, Champaign Central basketball; Josey Fruhling, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Lori Haas, Bismarck-Henning basketball; Dallas McCormick, Heritage basketball; Larissa Moses, Shiloh basketball; Alyssa Sawyer, Georgetown-Ridge Farm basketball; Haley Toohill, Clinton basketball; Lexi Wallen, St. Thomas More basketball; Cheyenne Weber, Paxton-Buckley-Loda basketball

Aaron Larson

Unity, Basketball

Recently: Had 31 points and 11 rebounds and was the game MVP on Saturday as the Rockets (11-2) defeated Casey-Westfield 65-55

In his own words: "We're starting to hit our stride."

I'm dying to see ... "War Horse."

I need concert tickets to ... Drake.

I'm always texting ... my friends

I'm driving ... a Ford F150. My dad gave it me.

The Chicago Bulls will ... win an NBA championship.

My favorite basketball player is ... Derrick Rose.

My first job was ... maintenance at the high school.

My favorite gym ... Rocket Center

In 10 years I'll be ... hopefully athletic training for a major university.

Unity is ... a great academic school.

Honorable mention: Austin Armetta, Mahomet-Seymour wrestling; Evan Bahler, Prairie Central wrestling; Tahar Bowen-Pinto, Urbana Uni High basketball; Darrion Brown, Urbana basketball; Corvon Butler, Champaign Central basketball; Austin Hedrick, St. Joseph-Ogden wrestling; Blake Lehmann, Champaign Central swimming; Cameron Mammen, Urbana wrestling; Chase Patton, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Sam Stewart, Champaign Central swimming; Andy Webb, Atwood-Hammond basketball; Sterling Young, CPCI basketball; Keaton Zirkle, Iroquois West basketball