Athletes of the Week
Michael Grant, Bismarck-Henning senior, Football
Recent accomplishments: Led the Blue Devils on a 90-yard drive with less than three minutes remaining, hitting Adam Baker with a 61-yard pass to tie the game and then Reed Collins on a 10-yard pass for the winning score in overtime.
Quote: "An unbelievable ending. We went to the two-minute offense and thankfully Adam Baker came down with a great catch and a had long run afterward."
In a word, I am ... resilient.
My favorite band is ... Gorilla Zoe.
If I could go anywhere, it would be ... New York.
My most memorable moment in athletics is ... sophomore year, sectional championship game, hitting two threes consecutively against Olney.
Dream job ... Sports agent
Dream date ... Halle Berry
My hero outside of athletics is ... Grandpa.
I celebrate after a win by ... doing our Blue Devil victory jumping jacks.
When I am president, I will ... make every major sports championship game a national holiday.
When I am wealthy, I would like to ... buy my grandmother a huge house.
Honorable mention: Adam Baker, Bismarck-Henning football; Quintin Brown, Danville football; Jason Byro, LeRoy football; Ben Flodstrom, Centennial soccer; Dakota Hicks, St. Joseph-Ogden football; Tony Marrow, Salt Fork football; Elliott McClure, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football; Phillip Meyer, Tuscola football; Ben Palla, Monticello football; Jordan Reinhart, Unity football; Ryan Root, Centennial cross-country; Derek Scott, Tri-County football; Matt Strauser, St. Thomas More football; A.J. Woodworth, Villa Grove football
Maeve Aquino, Champaign Central senior, Volleyball
Recent accomplishments: Setter led Maroons to their first regional championship since 2002, delivering 14 digs and 11 assists against Mahomet-Seymour.
Quote: "Being a senior and playing for new coaches, it was a great win, a great experience."
My favorite meal is ... pasta.
Before a match, I get ready by ... singing with teammate Maria Thomas.
In a word, I am ... energetic.
My favorite singer is ... Taylor Swift.
If I could go anywhere, it would be ... London. I like the British accent.
For one day, I would like to trade places with ... Beyonce
My favorite movie is ... "P.S. I Love You."
Dream job ... Really good cook
People don't know that I ... am a really bad cook.
Dream date ... Brad Pitt
My favorite athlete is ... Misty May.
My hero outside of athletics is ... my mom, Kathy.
My favorite athletic team is ... the Chicago Bears.
When I am president, I will ... make candy free for everyone.
When I am wealthy, I would like to ... make an amusement park in my backyard.
Honorable mention: Belinda Cohen, Hoopeston Area cross-country; Lauren Drennan, Danville swimming; Maggie Fitzgerald, St. Thomas More volleyball; Sara Fundator, Champaign Central swimming; Allyson Gatens, Centennial volleyball; Jenny Hill, Urbana swimming; Lauren McKenzie, Bismarck-Henning volleyball; Becca Millage, St. Thomas More volleyball; Michelle Moyer, Monticello cross-country; Baylee O'Donnell, Mahomet-Seymour volleyball; Rachel Rodriguez, Mahomet-Seymour cross-country; Emily Schopp, LeRoy volleyball; Bri Thomas, Schlarman volleyball; Karlyn Wilken, Iroquois West volleyball