Athletes of the Week
Korie Vire, Georgetown-Ridge Farm sophomore, Basketball
Recent accomplishments: Made 24 three-pointers in five games of the Hayden's Classic, scoring 118 points and helping the Buffaloes to a 4-1 record. He was on the all-tournament team. For the season (13 games), Vire has made 63 three-pointers.
Quote: "I'm really happy with the way we play. We work hard."
My favorite meal is ... a cheeseburger.
In a word, I am ... hyper.
For one day, I would like to trade places with ... Cal Ripken Jr.
My favorite movie is ... "Never Back Down."
Dream job ... Something in baseball
Dream date ... Megan Fox
If I were not competing, I would be ... working out.
If I could compete at any venue, it would be ... the United Center.
When I am wealthy, I would like to ... help younger kids in sports.
My guilty pleasure is ... Skittles.
Honorable mention: Andy Bensyl, St. Joseph-Ogden wrestling; Jon Bretz, Villa Grove basketball; Heath Goodwin, Schlarman basketball; Travis Hawkins, Shiloh basketball; Zach Johnson, St. Thomas More basketball; Guy Kirby, GCMS/Fisher wrestling; Joel Learnard, Salt Fork basketball; Jerae Murphy, Urbana wrestling; Ben Palla, Monticello basketball; Jack Plunk, Blue Ridge basketball; Tanner Ribbe, Bismarck-Henning basketball; Rayvonte Rice, Centennial basketball; Nick Umbarger, Heritage basketball
Katelynn Martinez, Centennial freshman, Basketball
Recent accomplishments: Made the six-player all-tournament team at the Blue Devil Classic. She helped the Chargers go 4-1 and advance to the championship game against unbeaten Bismarck-Henning. She scored 52 points in five tourney games.
Quote: "I thought maybe a senior would get it, not a freshman. I feel like I need to step my game up a little bit more and improve on little things."
My favorite meal is ... steak.
In a word, I am ... shy.
For one day, I would like to trade places with ... Michael Jordan.
My favorite movie is ... "Love and Basketball."
Dream job ... Playing in the WNBA
If I were not competing in basketball, I would be ... playing soccer.
People don't know that ... this is the first year I've worn my hair up.
My favorite athlete is ... Michael Jordan.
When I am wealthy, I would like to ... buy a nice house.
With my lottery winnings, I'm buying ... a car.
Honorable mention: Mandy Bianchetti, Schlarman basketball; Jessica Brito, Bismarck-Henning basketball; Katie Cowan, Watseka basketball; Jakeenya Evans, Champaign Central basketball; Katrina Freeman, South Piatt basketball; Karson Gragert, Georgetown-Ridge Farm basketball; Paige Nord, Ridgeview basketball; Stacia Simmons, Centennial basketball; Taylor Redeker, CPCI basketball; Hilary Smith, Heritage basketball; Lizzy Smith, Villa Grove basketball; Tiffany Walthour, Urbana basketball; Kathleen White, Tri-County basketball