Athletes of the Week: Woodard and Allhands
Scott Woodard, Unity, Cross-country, Senior
Recently: Won the regional title at PBL and led the state-ranked Rockets to the team title
In his own words: "We'd really like to go out on top, especially with our top five being seniors. I'm confident in our team. We've worked really hard all year."
I'm driving ... an Oldsmobile.
What's the farthest you've run? 9 miles
I'm winning the Illinois Marathon ... when I decide if I'm ever going to do one.
In 10 years ... I hope to be a civil engineer. I want to do swimming pools.
My first job ... was life-guarding for the Champaign Park District.
I need concert tickets to ... Mister Mister.
My favorite postrace meal is ... Panda Express.
My favorite prerace meal is ... pizza. I prefer Home Run Inn.
Who does better with the ladies at Unity, football players or cross-country runners? Definitely cross-country
Favorite athlete? My coach, Dike Stirrett
Could you take Brian Cardinal in basketball? I can't shoot a free throw to save my life.
Unity High School is ... awesome.
Honorable mention: Adam Baker, Bismarck-Henning football; Lonnie Barnes, Centennial soccer; Taylor Black, Unity football; T.J. Blake, Tri-County football; Drew Benson, Monticello football; Terry Deaville, Rantoul football; Andy Drackley, Centennial soccer; Tim Easton, Monticello cross-country; Boyd Estes, Fisher football; Tarik Koric, Urbana Uni High soccer; Alex Mestre, Urbana Uni High soccer; Zach Moutria, Arcola football; Garret Risley, Mahomet-Seymour football
Jessica Allhands, Watseka, Volleyball, Senior
Recently: Led the Warriors to victory in consecutive matches against opponents they previously had lost to, helping the school win the Sangamon Valley Conference tournament and set a single-season record for wins (28)
In her own words: "We had a good feeling. We wanted to get revenge on teams that had beaten us. We were a lot more intense, and our passing was a lot better."
I'm always texting ... my friend, Corinne.
I'm driving ... a Dodge Neon.
In 10 years ... I want to be an optometrist.
My first job ... Waitress at Monical's
Favorite coach ... Sue Jacobson
Best thing about Watseka High School is ... the volleyball team.
I need concert tickets to ... Glee.
Favorite athlete ... Misty May
Honorable mention: Brittany Baker, St. Joseph-Ogden cross-country; Chelsea Blaase, St. Joseph-Ogden cross-country; Emily Cleveland, Danville cross-country; Caitlyn Ekstrom, Paxton-Buckley-Loda volleyball; Jessica Greer, First Baptist volleyball; Laura Gross, Schlarman volleyball; Hannah Houska, Monticello cross-country; Autumn Meyer, Tri-County volleyball; Katherine Penwell, Champaign Central swimming; Raychell Poplawski, Watseka volleyball; Rachel Rodriguez, Mahomet-Seymour cross-country; Juliana Trach, Urbana Uni High volleyball; Maranda Witty, Bismarck-Henning volleyball