AOTW: Monticello's VanDalsen, Fisher's Cole

AOTW: Monticello's VanDalsen, Fisher's Cole

Tanner VanDalsen
Monticello, Senior
Wrestling

Recently: Followed up on regional title with a sectional crown, decisioning the same 195-pound foe in the finals in consecutive weeks. He’s ranked sixth this week entering state.
In his own words: “All the hard work I put in paid off. I wrestled all year long, giving up football.”
I’m always texting ... Illinois wrestler B.J. Futrell
I’m driving ... a Mazda CX7
I’m dying to see ... “Django Unchained”
I need concert tickets to ... Kid Cudi
My favorite wrestler is ... T.J. Williams
My first job ... Monical’s in Monticello. I’m the pizza maker
In five years ... I want to be coaching wrestling
Bass fishing or wrestling ... gotta go with wrestling. But I did place 14th at state in bass fishing
Monticello High is ... known for wrestling
Honorable mention: Evan Bahler, Prairie Central wrestling; Axl Denault, Paxton-Buckley-Loda basketball; Nate Jozsa, Argenta-Oreana wrestling; Rob Lane, Argenta-Oreana wrestling; Nathan Lovekamp, Cerro Gordo basketball; Cameron Mammen, Urbana wrestling; Chet McClure, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher wrestling; Donald McKinley, Urbana basketball; Kye Reczek, Clinton wrestling; Ty Sandy, LeRoy wrestling; Austen Schott, Centennial wrestling; Josh Wallick, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher wrestling; Dalton Walsh, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Darren Wynn, Centennial wrestling

Caitlin Cole
Fisher, Junior
Basketball

Recently: The Bunnies’ top scorer at regionals (30 points in two games) as the school captured a regional crown for the second time in four years.
In her own words: “I look at the plaques and only three other (girls’ basketball teams) have won a regional before, so it’s nice to know we are one of them. That’s pretty cool.”
I’m always texting ... teammates Sydney Blackwell and Sami Browning
I’m driving ... a gold Toyota Camry
I’m dying to see ... “Safe Haven”
I need concert tickets to ... Luke Bryan
I wear No. 41 because ... my freshman year I had 14 for JV. They gave me 41 for varsity. I graduate in 2014. So it all kind of ties together.
My first job ... I babysat and (last) summer I cleaned toilets for a preschool.
In five years ... hopefully in college or graduating from college. I want to be a psychologist.
Favorite athlete ... Brandon Paul
Could you take him one-on-one? Probably not. He can shoot threes
Fisher High is ... a small, supportive school
Honorable mention: Sierra Bell, Schlarman basketball; Betsy Bogle, Shiloh basketball; Lauren Cloyd, Centennial basketball; Hayley Gray, Watseka basketball; Mary Happ, Heritage basketball; Shelby Holzinger, Hoopeston Area basketball; Katie Massey, Sullivan basketball; Tori Master, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Tori McCoy, St. Thomas More basketball; Elena Sanchez, Iroquois West basketball; Haley Toohill, Clinton basketball; Hannah Varner, Fisher basketball; Hannah Wells, First Baptist basketball; Karalee White, LeRoy basketball