Athletes of the Week: Hasselbring and Wascher
Cole Hasselbring, Cissna Park, Senior, Basketball
Recently: A fourth-year varsity player and the team’s (11-5) top scorer this season, he hit a game-high 12 points in a win against Corn Belt power Prairie Central.
In his own words: “We have a lot of experience coming back, and that has helped us close out a lot of games in the fourth quarter. Right now we’re playing good basketball.”
I’m always texting ... my girlfriend, Alexis Johnson, and my friend, Beau Anderson.
I’m dying to see ... “Jack Reacher.”
I need concert tickets to ... Jason Aldean or Luke Bryan.
I’m driving ... a 1995 Honda Accord. Kicking it old school.
My first job ... Baling hay
In five years ... hopefully graduating college with a major in criminal justice and a minor in business. I want to be a state cop one day.
My first dunk ... was my freshman year against St. Thomas More.
Cissna Park is ... real down to earth.
Honorable mention: Cole Blickensderfer, Cerro Gordo basketball; Chase Connelly, Bismarck-Henning basketball; Tanner Cox, Westville basketball; Ben Eads, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley basketball; Austin Hedrick, St. Joseph-Ogden wrestling; Carter Huff, Urbana swimming; Alex Matlock, LeRoy wrestling; Alex Portwood, Milford basketball; Josh Pratt, Urbana wrestling; Tyler Rubarts, Paxton-Buckley-Loda basketball; Austen Schott, Centennial wrestling; Skyler Slade, Oakwood basketball; Kyle Williams, Fisher basketball
Hannah Wascher, Rantoul, Senior, Basketball
Recently: Scored 56 points in two games, including the ones against Mahomet-Seymour that allowed her to break the school’s all-time girls’ scoring record. She now has 1,633 points. The previous mark was 1,596.
In her own words: “It made me feel like that all my hard work had finally paid off.”
I’m always texting ... Kimmy Schwartz.
I need concert tickets to ... Luke Bryan.
I’m driving ... a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am.
My first job ... Working for the rec department as a scorekeeper
In five years ... I want to be graduating college and getting a job as an accountant.
I learned to play basketball ... with the rec teams at the youth center.
Rantoul is ... trying.
Honorable mention: Lexi Ballard, Bismarck-Henning basketball; Layne Buzan, Monticello basketball; Chelsea Cross, Centennial basketball; Andrea DeBella, Buckley Christ Lutheran basketball; Arionna Gant, Cerro Gordo/DeLand-Weldon/Bement basketball; Haley Ginger, Clinton basketball; Brittany Hay, Georgetown-Ridge Farm basketball; Courtney Helm, Villa Grove basketball; Ashley Hoffman, Westville basketball; Alexus Jimson-Miller, Danville basketball; Emily Neuhauser, Sullivan basketball; Shelby Smith, Shiloh basketball; Lexi Wallen, St. Thomas More basketball