Athletes of the Week: Stutsman, Harshbarger

Athletes of the Week: Stutsman, Harshbarger

Max Stutsman
Salt Fork, senior, basketball

Recently: Won three games in five days to capture the Catlin 1A Regional crown. Stutsman had 66 points for the week, including a season-high 31 in the title game against Milford.

In his own words: “I feel we’ve played our best in the last couple weeks. Cissna Park (regional semis) was our best overall game, and Milford (regional finals) was another great game. We’ve emphasized playing tough on defense.”

I sent my last text to ... Kenzie James.

I’m driving ... a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

I need tickets to ... an NBA Finals game to see the Indiana Pacers.

Toughest defender I’ve faced ... Brent Schluter, St. Joseph-Ogden

My favorite team is the ... Indiana Pacers.

Before a game, I’m listening to ... Drake and Lil Wayne.

After a game, I’m eating ... Buffalo Wild Wings.

My pet peeve is ... being late.

In five years ... I hope to be part of a marketing department with a sports team.

Catlin High School is ... very small, and the word gets around.

Honorable mention: Dylan Allen, Bismarck-Henning basketball; Kylen Butler, Danville basketball; Michael Finke, Centennial basketball; Conner Gremer, Urbana basketball; Shimaaz Ivy, Urbana basketball; Kyler Jones, St. Thomas More basketball; Ross Learnard, Salt Fork basketball; Nate Michael, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Michael Plecki, St. Thomas More basketball; Brent Schluter, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Tyler Schuring, Arthur-Lovington basketball; Denzel Smith, Danville basketball; Cole Taylor, Salt Fork basketball; Kahlil Toombs, Centennial basketball; Colton Yeakley, Arthur-Lovington basketball; Kevonte Williams, Rantoul basketball

Randa Harshbarger
St. Thomas More, senior, basketball

Recently: Hit 5 of 7 shots in both games at state (including 2 of 3 three-pointers each game) to help the top-ranked Sabers win the Class 2A state title and set a school record for single-season wins, 33.

In her own words: “Knowing last year’s outcome (state runner-up finish) pushed me to work harder and make sure the team was more ready. We were more determined. Our hard work paid off, and everything fell into place.”

I sent my last text to ... my mom, Patty.

I’m driving ... a Jeep Liberty.

I need tickets to ... an Ohio State men’s basketball game.

Toughest opponent I’ve guarded ... Kiara Lewis, Whitney Young point guard

My favorite team is the ... Chicago Bulls.

Before a game, I’m listening to ... our pump-up CD.

After a game, I’m eating ... my mom’s cupcakes.

My pet peeve is ... people touching my face.

In five years ... I’ll be graduating from college and hopefully beginning a new job in physical therapy.

St. Thomas More High is ... a college-prep school and a fun community.

Honorable mention: Leah Allison, St. Thomas More basketball; Andie Bolton, St. Thomas More basketball; Elizabeth Bristow, St. Thomas More basketball; Lauren Croft, St. Thomas More basketball; Devin Curry, Watseka basketball; Taylor During, St. Thomas More basketball; Hanna Erwin, Arthur Okaw Christian basketball; Eliza Kramer, St. Thomas More basketball; Allie Kreie, St. Thomas More basketball; Madison McCoy, St. Thomas More basketball; Tori McCoy, St. Thomas More basketball; Hannah Murray, St. Thomas More basketball; Hannah Varner, Fisher basketball; Micki Walker, St. Thomas More basketball; Lexi Wallen, St. Thomas More basketball; Courtney Wax, St. Thomas More basketball