Athletes of the Week

Athletes of the Week

Cameron Mammen

Urbana freshman


Recent accomplishments: Was only the athlete at the Big 12 Conference wrestling meet to win by technical fall in the finals. He prevailed 19-3 at 152 pounds.

Quote: "It was surprising. Since I am a freshman, I didn't expect to go in there and dominate like I did. It was a pretty good feeling."

Can you make state? Yeah, I can. I have to keep working hard in practice.

Saints or Colts? Saints. I like Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush.

Nickname: Mr. Roboto

Best moment as a Tiger: Getting in a varsity football game and running for a touchdown and throwing for a touchdown.

Favorite sport: Football

Who are texting: I don't have a phone.

Favorite food: Ribs

Favorite movie: Legion

Dream date: Megan Fox

With a million bucks I'd ... donate some to charity and spend the rest on needs, like a car and a new house.

Are you the most famous Mammen? Not yet

Do you have a tattoo? Got one coming, after I move out.

If you were Urbana principal for one day, you'd ... let school out early.

Three people I'd like to take to dinner, and where: Troy Polamalu, Big Ben Roethlisberger and Barry Sanders. I'd take them to McDonald's by school.

HONORABLE MENTION (listed alphabetically): Julian Anastasia, Champaign Central wrestling; Jaron Cunningham, Danville basketball; Joseph Faulin, Champaign Central swimming; Tyler Finkbeiner, Champaign Central wrestling; Travis Hawkins, Shiloh basketball; Tanner Heinen, Champaign Central swimming; Deonta Jones, Urbana basketball; Nicholas Lindenmeyer, Arcola basketball; Ryan Ohl, Mahomet-Seymour basketball; Cody Owen, Chrisman basketball; Spencer Plank, Arthur Okaw Christian basketball; Kyle Pool, Iroquois West basketball; Garrison Stenger, Arcola basketball


Jeni Free

Bismarck-Henning senior


Recent accomplishments: Is the top scorer and rebounder for the undefeated Blue Devils, who won four games in five days last week.

Quote: "To a lot of people, (the record) is surprising. To people on the team, we knew it would be hard, but we expected to be good."

Saints or Colts? Colts. We're not a big football family, but those who watch are for the Colts.

Best moment as a Blue Devil: Winning regionals last year as a junior when it came down to the last second.

Favorite sport: Basketball

Who are texting: Bryan Morefield.

Favorite food: Fried chicken

My guilty pleasure is: chocolate ice cream with hot fudge

Favorite movie: 10 Things I Hate About You

Dream date: Bryan Morefield

People don't know that: I'm No. 1 in my class

With a million bucks I'd my parents a huge, awesome house.

If you were Bismarck-Henning principal for one day, you'd ... get rid of a lot of new rules this year, like wearing name tags and I'd let everyone use cell phones.

Three people I'd like to take to dinner, and where: Patrick Patterson, John Wall and Jessica Brito at Salt Rock.

HONORABLE MENTION (listed alphabetically): Jamie Blue, Urbana Uni High; Cara Edwards, Arcola basketball; Lori Haas, Bismarck-Henning basketball; Britny Hoag, Salt Fork basketball; Lauren Jeffers, Heritage basketball; Brielle Jones, DeLand-Weldon basketball; Britani Master, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Dagny Olson, Centennial basketball; Regan Romshek, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley basketball; Kasey Sanders, Paxton-Buckley-Loda basketball; Ashley Tabb, Arthur-Lovington basketball; Renee Trumbo, Judah Christian basketball; Jessica Young, Shiloh basketball