N-G Athletes of the Week

N-G Athletes of the Week

Willy Wilner

Senior, Judah Christian

Golf

Recent accomplishments: Shot a 39 on Monday at Mahomet, a 34 on Thursday at Oakland and a 39 on Friday at Gilman, taking medalist honors in all three events.

Quote: "I have been playing solid this summer and school year. I feel like I am finally getting it together."

Before a match, I get ready by ... praying and staying relaxed.

In a word, I am ... laid-back.

My most memorable moment in athletics is ... winning the Country Youth Classic in Bloomington on the fifth playoff hole.

My favorite athlete is ... Sergio Garcia.

If I could compete at any venue, it would be ... Augusta National.

People don't know that ... I am a Christian.

When I am wealthy, I would like to ... be generous.

My guilty pleasure is ... eating junk food.

If I could attend any university, I would choose ... Oral Roberts.

Obama or McCain? McCain

Honorable mention: Kendall Cox, Paxton-Buckley-Loda football; Rileigh Darnell, Salt Fork football; Dennis Forrest, Danville soccer; Dakota Hicks, St. Joseph-Ogden football; Bryan Ideus, Rantoul golf; Dan Lilly, Uni High soccer; Jacob Mahaffey, Mahomet-Seymour cross- country; Patrick Mazzocco, Champaign Central cross-country; Tom Pacey, Paxton-Buckley-Loda cross-country; Mark Pataky, Champaign Central soccer; Taylor Stahl, Mahomet-Seymour football; Darren Timlin, Tuscola football; Chase Vire, Georgetown-Ridge Farm football

Hannah Wilkins

Senior, Salt Fork

Volleyball

Recent accomplishments: Led the Storm to its first title at the Tiger Invitational at Westville. She had 62 digs, 14 kills, 14 assists, 11 aces and five blocks and did not miss a serve in four tournament matches.

Quote: "We were excited and proud to represent our school."

Before a match, I get ready by ... staying relaxed by playing Catch Phrase on the bus.

For one day, I would like to trade places with ... Taylor Swift.

My most memorable moment in athletics is ... placing fourth in the shot put at last year's IHSA meet.

Dream job: Nurse practitioner.

Dream date: Channing Tatum

If I could compete at any venue, it would be ... Huff Hall.

People don't know that I ... sleep with a night light.

My role model is ... my sister Amanda.

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

Obama or McCain? McCain

Honorable mention: Chelsea Blaase, St. Joseph-Ogden cross-country; Elizabeth Boyce, Urbana Uni High swimming; Taylor Brunner, Argenta-Oreana volleyball; Mariah Burgess, Urbana volleyball; Melissa Fuesting, Danville tennis; Kaylea Heideman, CPCI volleyball; Christina Janesky, Danville tennis; Hanna Lindsey, Arthur volleyball; Ashley Morris, Iroquois West volleyball; Emma Newman, Champaign Central swimming; Maghen Parke, St. Joseph-Ogden volleyball; Kaci Sharp, Cerro Gordo volleyball; Krista Vedvik, Centennial golf

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