Athletes of the Week: Marcum and Mammen

Athletes of the Week

Molly Marcum, LeRoy, Basketball, Senior

Recently: The Southern Illinois-Edwardsville golf recruit helped the 18-1 Panthers win twice. In the first game, she had 25 points and nine rebounds. In the second, she had 30 points and 20 rebounds (10 on the offensive end). LeRoy is ranked third in Class 1A.

In her own words: "Honestly, I did expect our team to be doing this well. The chemistry we have is why we're 18-1. We have so many talented players."

I'm driving ... a pickup truck.

I need concert tickets to ... Taylor Swift.

I'm always texting ... my sister, Nancy.

My first job was ... detasseling.

In five years ... I want to be a high school English teacher.

My favorite gym is ... Shirk Center.

My favorite basketball player is ... Paul Pierce.

How long until you're on the LPGA Tour? I don't think I want to do that. It's very stressful.

Longest drive ... 260 yards at Stone Creek

Honorable mention: Jen Cox, Iroquois West basketball; Alix Ezell, Villa Grove basketball; Angel Gaesser, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley basketball; Tori Gadbury, Monticello basketball; Lindsey Krippel, Prairie Central basketball; Kayln Learnard, Salt Fork basketball; Brooke Markwalder, Armstrong-Potomac basketball; Alex Miller, South Piatt basketball; Ashlen Portwood, Milford basketball; Maddie See, Mahomet-Seymour basketball; Shelby Smith, Shiloh basketball; Bailey Walden, Unity basketball; Ashley Walker, LeRoy basketball

Cameron Mammen, Urbana, Wrestling, Junior

Recently: For the second week in a row, he pinned his way through all competition to win a tournament championship at 170 pounds. At the Urbana Invitational, he was the upper-weight MVP after pinning three opponents each in less than a minute to raise his season record to 13-0.

Are you ever going to lose again? "No. I'm not planning on it."

I'm driving ... a Honda Civic.

I need concert tickets to ... Mac Miller.

I'm dying to see ... "The Devil Inside."

I'm always texting ... Lexi Schweighart from Champaign Central.

My first job was ... I haven't had one yet.

In five years ... I hope to make it to the league (NFL) or UFC.

My quickest pin ... 10 seconds vs. St. Thomas More last season

My favorite athlete ... Troy Polamalu. I'm a big Steelers fan.

Urbana High is ... the place to be.

Honorable mention: Nick Aupperle, LeRoy basketball; Anthony Hettinger, Lovington basketball; Dennis Hightower, Danville basketball; Krystian Ingram, Bismarck-Henning basketball; Kenny Lindsey, St. Joseph-Ogden wrestling; C.J. Morris, Rantoul basketball; Gabe Omo-Osagie, Centennial swimming; Corbin Rosset, Urbana swimming; Skyler Slade, Oakwood basketball; John Taylor, Heritage basketball; Dustin Walls, Centennial basketball; Nate Volk, Champaign Central wrestling; Archie Williams, Centennial wrestling

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