Athletes of the Week: Johnson and Eastham

Athletes of the Week: Johnson and Eastham

Kara Johnson, Centennial, senior, Volleyball
Recently: Helped Chargers qualify for state for the first time in Class 3A with 19 kills, 14 digs and five blocks in two sectional and one super-sectional matches.

In her own words: “The regular season was preparation for this postseason. Each match we’ve played better and better. We’ve stepped up our game and haven’t given teams a chance.”

I’m driving ... a 1998 Honda Accord.

I’m always texting ... Kameron Fry.

I’m dying to see ... “Pitch Perfect.”

I need concert tickets to ... One Direction.

My first job was ... at Sholem Aquatic Center in the concession stand.

In five years ... Graduating from college and starting physician’s assistant school

My favorite athlete ... Matt Anderson

Centennial High is ... crazy and exciting, with something always going on.

Honorable mention: Libby Cocagne, Centennial volleyball; Heidi Dague, Tri-County volleyball; Audrey Duncan, Monticello cross-country; Mercedes Elliott, Danville cross-country; Emily Foley, Monticello cross-country; Hannah Houska, Monticello cross-country; Autumn Meyer, Tri-County volleyball; Kelsey Olion, Centennial volleyball; Abby Smith, Tri-County volleyball; Madison Tutich, Monticello cross-country; Maggie Utgaard, Monticello cross-country; Maddie Weldon, Centennial volleyball; Lauren Whitehouse, Mahomet-Seymour cross-country

Cory Eastham, LeRoy, senior, Football
Recently: Scored six touchdowns at Flanagan as the Panthers set a state record for points scored in a playoff game (78).

In his own words: “This is my first year at running back, the first time I’ve been given the chance to touch the ball. It’s exciting. Someone had to tell me how many I’d scored.”

I’m driving ... a 2008 Chevy Cobalt.

I’m always texting ... my brother, Kyle.

I’m dying to see ... “Ted.”

My first job ... Detasseling

In five years ... Working at ADM

My favorite athlete ... Kobe Bryant

LeRoy High is ... small but fun.

Honorable mention: David Anderson, Urbana soccer; Jesse Hahne, Schlarman cross-country; Andrew Hanselman, Monticello cross-country; Nick Hess, St. Thomas More cross-country; Jacob Helfrich, St. Thomas More cross-country; Sean Kelley, St. Thomas More cross-country; Johnny Leverenz, Danville cross-country; Brian Lopez, Urbana soccer; Jonathan Lukusa, Urbana soccer; Sam Powers, St. Thomas More cross-country; Brendan Remington, St. Thomas More cross-country; Jonathan Schaap, Mahomet-Seymour cross-country; Forrest Smoes, Mahomet-Seymour

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