Athletes of the Week: Hendricks and Hansen
Marcus Hendricks, Urbana, Senior, Football
Recently: Returned a punt 81 yards for a touchdown, caught a touchdown pass and had an interception as the Tigers broke a long losing streak against Bloomington.
I'm driving ... a 1986 Ford pickup. My teammates call it 'Great Granddaddy' because it's so old. But I always pick them up on the way to practice so they're all right with it.
I need concert tickets to ... Young Money.
I'm always texting ... my mom, my dad, my girlfriend, my coach when I have something to talk about.
I'm dying to see ... "Lion King 3D."
My favorite athlete is ... LeBron James.
Is there going to be an NBA season? I hope so.
What's the best part about Urbana High? The people, the teachers
In five years ... hopefully I will have played college football and in the pros.
In 10 years ... if I'm not in the pros, hopefully I'll have a real good job surrounded by family and people that care about me.
Is Urbana going to make the playoffs? Oh, yes, definitely. If we practice every week like we did last week, we're going to go on a long winning streak.
Honorable mention: Andy Bott, Bismarck-Henning golf; Justin Coy, Fisher football; C.G. Facer, Urbana golf; Jesse Hahne, Schlarman cross-country; Storm Joop, St. Thomas More football; J.J. Malone, Blue Ridge soccer; Kyle Negangard, Unity football; Trent Sherfield, Danville football; Lucas Prather, Mahomet-Seymour cross-country; Derrick Shuman, Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman football; Eli Smith, Monticello soccer; Trevor Smith, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football; Danny Vetter, St. Thomas More soccer
Allison Hansen, Centennial, Junior, Tennis
Recently: Won the singles title at the 15-team Bloomington Invitational last weekend before beating St. Thomas More's Madie Baillon in a matchup of the area's two best players.
I'm driving ... a Red Volvo.
I'm always texting ... my mom.
I need concert tickets to see ... Taylor Swift.
My first job was ... babysitting.
My favorite tennis player is ... John Isner.
My favorite Williams sister is ... Venus.
Fastest serve: About 83 mph
In five years ... I'll be graduating college.
In 10 years ... I want to be living in South Carolina.
What's the best part about Centennial High? My friends
What's wrong with American tennis? There's not enough people wanting to play.
Honorable mention: Haley Briggs, Argenta-Oreana cross-country; Nicholle Brown, St. Joseph-Ogden volleyball; Ashlynn Cowles, LeRoy volleyball; Taylor Edwards, Arcola volleyball; Brenna Fouts, Judah Christian volleyball; Leah Hendricks, Cerro Gordo volleyball; Abbie Magrini, Mahomet-Seymour volleyball; Mackenzie Seip, Tuscola volleyball; Samantha Siddens, Bismarck-Henning volleyball; Kirsten Slaughter, Urbana swimming; Jaimey Watrous, Monticello volleyball; Audrey White, Centennial cross-country; Kaitie Wildman, Atwood-Hammond volleyball