Athletes of the Week: Central's Hutchinson, A-P's Sieberns
Champaign Central, boys’ basketball, Senior
Recently: Had 20 points in a 54-53 win at MacArthur and followed with 17 points in a 74-70 win at Eisenhower as the Maroons snapped their season-opening six-game losing streak.
In his own words: “We worked hard every day in practice and watched film to see what things we needed to do right. It felt good (to win).”
My favorite NBA player is ... Kobe Bryant.
I’m driving ... I’m not driving. I’d like a Range Rover.
I’m always texting ... friends.
I’m dying to see ... “Django Unchained” on Christmas.
I need concert tickets to ... Meek Mill.
My first job ... An urban planner on campus
Next year ... I’m going to college.
In five years ... Hopefully doing something with basketball, maybe coaching
All I want for Christmas ... is my family to be happy.
Central High is ... something new every day.
Honorable mention: Javeonte Crider, Danville wrestling; Tyler Dicken, Westville/Salt Fork/Georgetown-Ridge Farm wrestling; Cyrus Furgeson, Shiloh basketball; Preston Garno, La Salette basketball; Cole Hasselbring, Cissna Park basketball; Ashton Haton, Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac wrestling; Ethan Linder, Hoopeston Area wrestling; Cameron Mammen, Urbana wrestling; Colton Reed, Unity wrestling; Jack Rossi, Champaign Central wrestling; Ty Sandy, LeRoy wrestling; Kolton Taylor, Mahomet-Seymour wrestling; Jeffrey Thompson, Westville basketball; Zach Whitsel, Argenta-Oreana wrestling; Darren Wynn, Centennial wrestling
Armstrong-Potomac, girls’ basketball, Senior
Recently: Had a game-high 19 points against Salt Fork, 12 against Schlarman and 16 against Hoopeston Area as the Trojans enjoyed an unbeaten week.
In her words: “Our defense leads the way, and our offense just follows.”
I’m always texting ... my boyfriend, Dalton Esteppe.
I need concert tickets to see ... any country artist.
I’m driving ... a 2004 Lincoln Town Car.
My first job ... Babysitting
Next year ... I plan on going to DACC and study nursing.
In five years ... Hopefully I’ll have a job and maybe starting a family
Favorite gym ... is Palmer Arena.
All I want for Christmas is ... another pair of boots.
When I’m bored ... I’m usually talking to my boyfriend on the phone.
Armstrong-Potomac High is ... a small school but a great environment.
Honorable mention: Taylor Edwards, Arcola basketball; Callan Hall, Georgetown-Ridge Farm basketball; Kennedy Hartman, Unity basketball; Paige Jones, Ridgeview basketball; Mackenzie Joop, Mahomet-Seymour basketball; Ashley Landis, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Laura Litchfield, Champaign Central basketball; Jessica Mack, Urbana basketball; Dallas McCormick, Heritage basketball; Autumn Meyer, Tri-County basketball; Madison Overbey, Cissna Park basketball; Lauren Russell, LeRoy basketball; Lizzy Smith, Villa Grove basketball; Ashley Tabb, Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond basketball; Amanda Ypya, Paxton-Buckley-Loda basketball