Athletes of the Week: Gaesser and Adams

Athletes of the Week: Gaesser and Adams

Angel Gaesser

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley, Senior

Basketball

Recently: Shooting guard averaged 17 points — including a career-high 23-point effort against Lexington — in a four-game span for the surging Falcons, who have won eight of their last nine games.

In her own words: "Our team is on a roll. We have a lot of good athletes. We have all the potential in the world."

I'm driving ... a 2000 Grand Am.

I'm always texting ... my boyfriend, J.J. Gardner.

I'm dying to see ... "The Vow."

I need concert tickets to ... Taylor Swift.

Who's going to win the Super Bowl? Giants

My favorite athlete is ... Meyers Leonard.

My first job ... I've been babysitting for a while, but my first actual job was at a consignment store in Gibson City.

In five years ... I want to be working as an OB nurse.

Next year ... I might be going to Indiana Wesleyan for track or possibly playing basketball somewhere.

Honorable mention: Jade Brinkoetter, St. Thomas More basketball; Jacy Cochrane, Fisher basketball; Arionna Gant, Cerro Gordo basketball; Hannah Gaylord, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Cheyenne Hedrington, Champaign Central basketball; Emilee James, Westville basketball; Alexus Jimson-Miller, Danville basketball; Sammi Kohlbecker, Tuscola basketball; Jacquelyn O'Neal, Blue Ridge basketball; Kylie Scherf, Milford basketball; Samantha Siddens, Bismarck-Henning basketball; Morgan Small, Iroquois West basketball; Makayla Stark, Oakwood basketball

Deonte Adams

Centennial, Senior

Wrestling

Recently: Was the Big 12 champion in his weight class (182 pounds) and was selected as the league's Most Outstanding Wrestler. He won in the finals 13-5, helping the Chargers to a runner-up team finish.

In his own words: "My goal is to reach state. ... I like putting people on their back."

I'm driving ... nothing.

I'm always texting ... a lot of people.

I'm dying to see ... "Underworld: Awakening 3D."

I need concert tickets to ... Drake or Lil' Wayne.

My first job ... Haven't had one yet. I'm about to start at Clark-Lindsey, in the kitchen.

In five years ... I want to be in the Marines.

My favorite team is ... the Orlando Magic.

Who's going to win the Super Bowl? Have to go with the Giants. They beat my 49ers.

Who's going to win Friday's Centennial-Champaign Central boys' basketball game? We are, of course.

Honorable mention: Brandon Bell, Champaign Central swimming; Dylan Donner, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher wrestling; Luke Dunn, Monticello wrestling; Joey Faullin, Champaign Central swimming; Jordan Glad, Paxton-Buckley-Loda basketball; Connor Gross, Bement basketball; Brett Lindenmeyer, Arcola basketball; Garret Risley, Mahomet-Seymour basketball; Austen Schott, Centennial wrestling; Nick Stokowski, Monticello basketball; Luis Tian, Centennial diving; Tim Weaver, Cerro Gordo basketball; Dee Woods, DeLand-Weldon basketball

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