Athletes of the Week: Stipes and Bott
McKenzie Stipes, St. Thomas More, Senior, Golf
Recently: Won a one-hole playoff for medalist honors in leading the Sabers to the Sangamon Valley title. She fired an 83.
In her own words: "I think we have a strong chance to win (state) again. It was an awesome feeling."
I'm always texting ... Hannah Berry.
I'm dying to see ... "50/50."
I'm driving ... a Honda Civic.
I need concert tickets to ... Adele.
Longest drive? 210 yards at Lincolnshire Fields Country Club
Favorite golf movie? "Happy Gilmore"
When's Tiger winning again? Not for a while. But I have faith in him.
My first job was ... lifeguard at Lincolnshire.
St. Thomas More is ... fun because of all my friends.
In 10 years ... I'd like to be a teacher.
Honorable mention: Bailey Bryant, Bismarck-Henning volleyball; Kelsey Gallivan, St. Thomas More golf; Allison Hansen, Centennial tennis; Morgan Hickman, Clinton volleyball; Daniele Hoult, Chrisman volleyball; Courtney LaFoe, Salt Fork golf; Amber Meyer, Tri-County volleyball; Anna Rodgers, Champaign Central tennis; Kiara Shelby, Urbana volleyball; Kristin Verkler, Danville swimming; Alyssa Vodacek, St. Thomas More tennis; Jordan Wheeler, Blue Ridge volleyball; Madison White, Centennial golf
Andy Bott, Bismarck-Henning, Sophomore, Golf
Recently: Shot a 73 to lead Bismarck-Henning to the Vermilion Valley Conference championship. He won by 4 strokes.
I'm dying to see ... "Seven Days in Utopia."
I'm driving ... I'm 15. I get my license in 33 days. I'm on the countdown.
I need concert tickets to ... Linkin Park or Lil' Wayne.
Favorite golf movie? "Greatest Game Ever Played"
Longest drive? 320 yards at Danville Country Club
When's Tiger winning again? Give it a little bit more time, probably about a month
My first job was ... Haven't had a job yet. I'm so busy with sports (he's a four-sport athlete).
Bismarck-Henning is ... my school that I've been going to all my life.
In 10 years ... Still playing golf. If not doing that, then have a steady job
Honorable mention: Caleb Bergman, Bismarck-Henning football; Austin Blair, Watseka football; Ryan Dieu, Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman football; Brandon Dixon, Salt Fork football; Brock Drews, Schlarman soccer; Richard Harrington, St. Thomas More golf; John Henderson, Villa Grove football; Clay Kibler, Mahomet-Seymour football; Zach Riley, Arthur-Lovington football; Julian Threlkeld, Urbana soccer; Austin Toler, Bismarck-Henning golf; Malik Williams, Judah Christian soccer; Cody Woollen, Cerro Gordo/DeLand-Weldon football