Athletes of the Week: Cross and Ribbe

Athletes of the Week: Cross and Ribbe

Chelsea Cross

Centennial, Junior


Recently: In her first two games back after being sidelined with pneumonia, she made 18 of 23 field goal attempts and totaled 36 points as Centennial repeated as a Class 3A regional champion.

In her words: "It was major for me because I wanted to play so bad. It was important for me to drink a lot of water in order to get myself back in condition because I knew we were going to go far."

I'm driving ... I don't have a car yet. I'm in the process of looking. I want a Toyota Camry.

I need concert tickets to ... Drake.

In five years, I'm ... hopefully in medical school majoring in nursing.

The best thing about being an athlete at Centennial ... Playing with a bunch of great players. I've been playing with them for a long time. The coaching staff is amazing.

Favorite subject ... Mathematics

Favorite women's basketball player ... Skylar Diggins

Honorable mention: Jamie Blue, Urbana Uni High basketball; Sherelle Coller, Arthur-Lovington basketball; Devin Curry, Watseka basketball; Holly Huckstadt, Schlarman basketball; Molly Marcum, LeRoy basketball; Katelynn Martinez, Centennial basketball; Autumn Meyer, Tri-County basketball; Lauren Russell, LeRoy basketball; Shania Scurlock, Prairie Central basketball; Ashley Walker, LeRoy basketball; Lexi Wallen, St. Thomas More basketball; Cheyenne Weber, Paxton-Buckley-Loda, basketball

Tanner Ribbe

Bismarck-Henning, Senior


Recently: Helped B-H go 13-0 in Vermilion Valley Conference play (all wins by at least 13 points), scoring a game-high 21 points in the regular season finale.

In his words: "We work really hard; that always helps. We've put the pieces together this year, and we've done pretty well."

I'm driving ... a 1966 Mustang.

I need concert tickets to ... Eminem.

I'm dying to see ... "The Vow."

I'm always texting ... Logan Knight.

In five years, I'm ... graduating from college and going to coach basketball.

Favorite athlete ... Derrick Rose

Best thing about Bismarck-Henning ... It's a great place to go to school. Everybody is nice to everybody.

Next year ... I'm hopefully playing college basketball somewhere.

Honorable mention: Austin Armetta, Mahomet-Seymour wrestling; Garrett Barnard, Central swimming; Blas Garcia-Canga, Centennial swimming; Blake Lehmann, Central swimming; Justin Meyers, LeRoy wrestling; Evan Miller, Central swimming; Thomas Mueller, Centennial swimming; Gabe Omo-Osagie, Centennial swimming; John Seyler, Urbana diving; Sam Stewart, Central swimming; Trent Reeve, Centennial swimming; Luis Tian, Centennial diving; Archie Williams, Centennial wrestling