Athletes of the week

Doug Spencer

Junior, Rantoul

Baseball

Recent accomplishments: Hitting leadoff, he went 7 for 11 with two home runs and five RBI for the Eagles. He also stole four bases.

Quote-unquote: "A lot of hard work in the offseason is responsible for my good start."

My favorite meal is ... my mom's King Ranch chicken.

In a word, I am ... goofy.

My favorite band is ... O.A.R.

My favorite movie is ... Gladiator.

My hero outside of athletics is ... my brother Zac.

If I were not playing, I would be ... working at the youth center.

If I could play at any venue, it would be ... Fenway Park.

When I am president, I will ... end poverty.

People don't know that I ... like to lobster.

If I could attend any university, I would choose ... Eastern Illinois University.

Honorable mention: Matt Bailey, Tuscola track and field; Jordan Ballard, Westville baseball; Brandon Barak, Centennial baseball; Tyson Elderts-Ajala, Bismarck-Henning baseball; Kyle Ervin, Danville tennis; Jared Hayden, Fisher baseball; J.D. Learnard, Salt Fork baseball; Brent Rhodes, Monticello track and field; Tom Rubarts, Paxton-Buckley-Loda track and field; David Ruedi, Centennial tennis; Jordan Scherf, Milford baseball; Matt Silver, Hoopeston Area baseball; Zebo Zebe, Unity track and field

Daniella Bunch

Sophomore, Mahomet-Seymour

Track & Field

Recent accomplishments: Won the AA indoor shot put state title at the Top Times Meet, setting a record with a throw of 46-31/2, a personal best by more than 3 feet.

Quote-unquote: "I was really excited and ready for my next meet."

My favorite meal is ... fettuccini.

In a word, I am ... energetic.

If I could go anywhere, it would be ... Europe.

My most memorable moment in athletics is ... setting the meet record at the Top Times meet.

My favorite movie is ... Aladdin.

Dream job ... Pharmacist

My guilty pleasure is ... eating ice cream after a meet.

My role model is ... Bonnie Moxley.

The biggest phobia I have is ... falling off a roller coaster.

If I could attend any university, I would choose ... Murray State.

Honorable mention: Brittany Ault, Bismarck-Henning softball; Amy Austin, Hoopeston Area softball; Nicki Butler, Centennial soccer; Heathre DePratt, Westville softball; Gina Garza, Georgetown-Ridge Farm softball; Kimber Hawkins, Oakwood softball; Ali Moss, Monticello softball; Abby Mucci, Rantoul softball; Beth Pickerill, Cerro Gordo softball; Kelsey Pool, Iroquois West softball; Amanda Rice, Unity softball; Ashley Runck,St. Joseph-Ogden softball; Kate Russell, Urbana soc-cer

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