Athletes of the Week
Guy Kirby, GCMS/Fisher senior, Wrestling
Recent accomplishments: Unbeaten for the season, he won the 140-pound weight class in the 30-school Princeton Invitational.
Quote: "I still have improvement to do to separate myself from other wrestlers."
In a word, I am ... outgoing.
If I could go anywhere, it would be ... the Bahamas.
For one day, I would like to trade places with ... Dan Gable.
My most memorable moment in athletics is ... getting second at state last year.
My favorite subject is ... anatomy and physiology.
My favorite movie is ... "The Dark Knight."
Dream date ... Marissa Miller
I celebrate after a win by ... going out to a buffet.
My guilty pleasure is ... singing in the car alone.
My role model is ... Coach Birt.
Honorable mention: Ryan Anderson, Salt Fork basketball; Stephan Birt, GCMS/Fisher wrestling; Tyler Finkbeiner, Champaign Central wrestling; Nate Freeman, St. Thomas More basketball; John Garrett, Oakwood basketball; Matt Hay, Georgetown-Ridge Farm basketball; Karl Heine, Urbana swimming; Tiger O'Neil, Centennial basketball; Ian Park, Bismarck-Henning basketball; Brian Roberts, LeRoy wrestling; Kegan Skelton, Centennial diving; Korie Vire, Georgetown-Ridge Farm basketball; Deshoun White, Champaign Central wrestling
Rachael Graham, St. Joseph-Ogden senior, Basketball
Recent accomplishments: Sparked wins against Rantoul and Tuscola, scoring in double figures both times.
Quote: "It's really exciting because we have as many wins already as we had last season. We are working hard as a team."
In a word, I am ... determined.
My favorite singer is ... Taylor Swift.
My most memorable moment in athletics is ... placing at state in the 800 relay.
My favorite subject is ... Spanish.
My favorite movie is ... "My Sister's Keeper."
My favorite athlete is ... Brett Favre.
My heroes outside of athletics are ... my parents.
My favorite athletic team is ... the Vikings.
When I am president, I will ... make abortion illegal.
My guilty pleasure is ... eating chocolate.
Honorable mention: Jenna Allen, Argenta-Oreana basketball; Miranda Becker, St. Thomas More basketball; Destani Burton, Urbana basketball; Sarah Butler, Ridgeview basketball; Alison Cowell, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley basketball; Josey Fruhling, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Katie Gillespie, South Piatt basketball; Brooklyn Gregory, Clinton basketball; Amy Martin, Oakwood basketball; Amber Meyer, Tri-County basketball; Tanna Petersak, Schlarman basketball; Lindsey Williams, Fisher basketball; Melinda Wilson, Blue Ridge basketball