N-G Athletes of the Week

N-G Athletes of the Week

Charles Hopkins

Senior, Milford


Recent accomplishments: He won the boys' Vermilion Valley Conference meet at Blue Needles, shooting a 73 to win by 2 strokes.

Quote: "My dad was pretty excited. It was a big win."

My favorite meal is ... Chicken Kiev.

My favorite movie is ... "Batman."

Dream job ... Farmer

If I weren't competing, I would be ... lifting weights.

If I could compete at any venue, it would be ... Whistling Straits.

People don't know that ... I like Frank Sinatra.

When I am wealthy, I would like to ... pay my dad back for everything for me and my family.

My guilty pleasure is ... playing pool.

Biggest phobia: Losing my sister

Obama or McCain? Neither.

Honorable mention: Alex Berry, Judah Christian golf; Brian Clapp, Bismarck-Henning football; Kevin Clore, Fisher golf; Nick Guth, Mahomet-Seymour golf; Bryan Ideus, Rantoul golf; Dalton Lorenzen, Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman cross-country; Ryan Murphy, St. Thomas More golf; Tom Pacey, Paxton-Buckley-Loda cross- country; Alex Pratt, Georgetown-Ridge Farm football; Josh Raymond, Mahomet-Seymour football; Matt Schopp, LeRoy golf; Tyler Smith, Gibson City-Melvin- Sibley football; Cody Warmoth, Fisher golf

Sidney Overman

Senior, GCMS


Recent accomplishments: She fired an 86 to win medalist honors by 3 strokes over teammate Emily Spangler in the Heart of Illinois Conference Tournament.

Quote: "I was aiming for that (the individual title), but I would rather have had our team win the championship."

My favorite meal is ... gelato.

Before a meet, I get ready by ... thinking shot by shot.

My favorite band is ... Plain White T's.

For one day, I would like to trade places with ... Annika Sorenstam.

My favorite subject is ... history.

My favorite movie is ... "She's The Man."

Dream job ... Sports agent

Dream date ... Tiger Woods

If I could compete at any venue, it would be ... St. Andrews.

Obama or McCain? McCain.

Honorable mention: Tiffani Birge, Salt Fork golf; Rachael Brewer, Tuscola volleyball; Belinda Cohen, Hoopeston Area cross-country; Lauren Drennan, Danville swimming; Eden Jackowski, Danville swimming; Frankie Jackowski, Danville swimming; Katie Jean, St. Thomas More golf; Katarina Marjanovic, Urbana tennis; Rachel Skoza, Urbana University High volleyball; Emily Spangler, GCMS golf; Taylor Staab, St. Thomas More cross-country; Sunny Strader, Danville swimming; Amber Tsevelekos, Blue Ridge golf