Athletes of the Week: Urbana's England and Rantoul's Pannbacker

Athletes of the Week: Urbana's England and Rantoul's Pannbacker

of the Week

Ellie England
Urbana, Junior

Recently: Had two goals and two assists for the Tigers in a 7-0 win against Danville.
In her words: “We have a lot of potential. We will get better as the season goes along.”
I’m driving ... a Subaru Forester.
I’m dying to see ... “Pitch Perfect.” Again.
I need concert tickets to ...  Magic Dragons.
My favorite athlete is ... Lionel Messi.
My last bicycle kick ... was in my dreams.
I’m always texting ... friends.
In five years ... I want to have graduated from an East Coast school and starting to get a Ph.D. in some kind of mathematical or science field.
My dream spring break trip ... Hawaii
Urbana High is ... a great place to be.
Honorable mention: Carson Church, Rantoul softball; Madi Clark, Unity softball; Mara Dolan, Urbana Uni High soccer; Molly Fairfield, Fisher softball; Samantha Fleming, St. Joseph-Ogden softball; Avonna Greene, Centennial track and field; Hannah Hart, Champaign Central soccer; Elise Hocking, Mahomet-Seymour track and field; Alexus Jimson-Miller, Danville track and field; Jenny Kimbro, Salt Fork track and field; Carson Richardson, Westville softball; Stephanie Sanderson, Heritage softball; Kayla Thompson, Mahomet-Seymour soccer; Bailey Walker, Clinton softball

Luke Pannbacker
Rantoul, Senior

Recently: Pitched a complete-game four-hitter and struck out six as the undefeated Eagles beat Urbana 6-1.
In his words: “We’re making a lot of strides (4-0). We’ve been able to limit our mistakes.”
I’m driving ... a 2000 Grand Prix.
I need concert tickets to ... Maroon Five.
The Cubs ... are in first place.
Is this the year? No. Five years maybe.
My favorite player is ... Cole Hamels.
Next year ... I’ll be playing baseball in college (Lincoln Trail).
In five years ... Hopefully doing something I like
My first job ... I have not had one yet.
Who’s winning the Final Four? Louisville. Defense is too good.
My dream spring break trip ... Somewhere it’s actually warm, where I can wear shorts. I’m not picky.
Rantoul High is ... interesting.
Honorable mention: Luc Bequette, St. Thomas More baseball; Tyler Ellis, Danville tennis; Cole Fairley, Prairie Central baseball; Connor Grace, Unity baseball; Austin Green, Mahomet-Seymour baseball; Jake Lyznicki, Watseka baseball; Connor Mapes, Champaign Central baseball; Josh Marquez, Cissna Park baseball; Colton Reeves, Clinton baseball; Broc Smith, Tuscola track and field; Jake Stokes, East Central baseball; Michael Thompson, Urbana baseball; Dillon Turner, Westville baseball; Cameron Westjohn, Tuscola baseball

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