Athletes of the Week: Khachaturian, Pearl

Christian Khachaturian
Centennial, golf
Junior

Recently: Shot a 70 at Urbana Country Club to win the Champaign County tournament.

In his own words: “I had a real fond memories of that place since my last tournament there was the Twin City when I made my Sunday move and shot 73.  Just being back there, I felt comfortable. I knew I could play well there.”

My nickname is ... Chinch.

I need concert tickets to ... Phillip Phillips.

I need an autograph from ... Rory McIlroy.

Tiger or Phil? Tiger. I’ve always enjoyed watching him.

My longest drive ... 350 (yards). In Scotland.

At Augusta, I’d shoot ... 76.

My last hole-in-one ... was four years ago at Legends (in Champaign), No. 9. I celebrated with my brother and called my dad.

My first job ... I haven’t had one yet

My real job will be ... professional golfer. Other than that, civil engineering.

I’m driving ... a 2013 Toyota Camry.

Thinking about college? The dream would be the UI because of its golf program and civil engineering program.

Centennial High is ... the place to be.

Honorable mention: Andy Bott, Bismarck-Henning golf; Jacob Burton, Monticello football; Juan Garcia, Champaign Central soccer; Conner Grace, Unity football; Steve Isbell, Cerro Gordo/DeLand-Weldon/Bement football; Peter Ivanov, Urbana Uni High soccer; Kyler Jones, St. Thomas More soccer; Dylan Koss, St. Joseph-Ogden football; Devon Laubscher, Milford/Cissna Park football; Johnny Leverenz, Danville cross-country; Toby Rivera, Champaign Central football; Chris Tate, St. Thomas More golf; Blayne Zeigler, Blue Ridge soccer

Gabby Pearl
Blue Ridge, volleyball
Junior

Recently: All-tourney selection had 14 aces, 35 service points, 34 kills and eight blocks as the unbeaten Knights won their own tournament with a 5-0 run.

In her own words: “This year we are all friends outside of volleyball. We all get along really well, and that’s helped us play better as a team.”

My nickname is ... Gabitha and Big Gabby.

I need concert tickets to ... Paramore.

I need an autograph from ... Tim McGraw.

Before a match, I’m eating ... Subway.

I’m driving ... a Mitsubishi.

At the mall, my first stop is ... the food court, Panda Express.

My first job ... Dewey’s Drive-in in Farmer City

My real job will be ... I want to be a psychologist

Blue Ridge High is ... helpful. All the teachers are.

Honorable mention: Evelyn Brand, Monticello golf; Natalie Castonguay, Watseka volleyball; Kristina Lee, Judah Christian volleyball; Tori McCoy, St. Thomas More volleyball; Emilie McFadden, Salt Fork volleyball; Annemarie Michael, Urbana Uni High cross-country; Miaya Peacock, Centennial volleyball; Chandler Randolph, DeLand-Weldon volleyball; Maddie Schacht, Mahomet-Seymour tennis; Stephanie Shook, Cerro Gordo volleyball; Emily Sproat, Mahomet-Seymour tennis; Dana Westfield, Champaign Central volleyball; Emily Zelhart, Blue Ridge volleyball
 

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