Athletes of the Week: Huckstadt and Wynn
Holly Huckstadt, Schlarman Academy, Senior, Basketball
Recently: Had six three-pointers — tying a career high — in back-to-back games as the Hilltoppers beat Georgetown-Ridge Farm and Fountain Central (Ind.).
In her words: “Three-pointers have always been my favorite to shoot ever since I started playing in grade school.”
I learned to shoot ... in my backyard in Danville.
My favorite player is ... Pistol Pete (Maravich).
Who wins the Big Ten? Definitely Illinois. They’re my favorite team, and they’re a lot better this year.
I’m always texting ... my friends.
I need concert tickets to ... Bruno Mars.
I’m driving ... a 2000 Ford Taurus.
My first job ... Working at Dairy Queen in Danville
In five years ... I’ll be graduating from college and finding a job as a high school mathematics teacher.
Schlarman Academy is ... like a second home.
Honorable mention: Megan Bingaman, Unity basketball; Brittin Boyer, Sullivan basketball; Caitlin Cole, Fisher basketball; Cara Edwards, Arcola basketball; Mary Happ, Heritage basketball; Randa Harshbarger, St. Thomas More basketball; Kristina Lee, Judah Christian basketball; Katelynn Martinez, Centennial basketball; Elise Pontious, Monticello basketball; Jessica Scott, Clinton basketball; Addison Stoller, Cissna Park basketball; Hannah Wascher, Rantoul basketball; Brooke Walsh, Bismarck-Henning basketball
Darren Wynn, Centennial, Senior, Wrestling
Recently: Won the 138-pound title at the Prairie Central Invitational to improve to 23-1.
In his own words: “I’ve been just going out and thinking I can win it every time.”
I’m always texting ... my friends and my mom.
My favorite athlete ... is Ed Ruth of Penn State.
Pro wrestling is ... kinda fake.
Who does the best with the girls at Centennial, wrestlers or basketball players? I’ll have to say wrestlers.
I’m driving ... a Matrix.
I’m dying to see ... “Texas Chainsaw 3D.”
I need concert tickets to ... Lil’ Wayne.
My first job ... Walking dogs
In five years ... Something with sports, either coaching or sports medicine
Centennial High is ... exciting.
Honorable mention: Andrew Donithan, Shiloh basketball; Robert Elliott, Westville basketball; Erik Heine, Urbana swimming; Chris Hoult, Chrisman basketball; Tanner McLain, Rantoul basketball; Evan Miller, Champaign Central swimming; Michael Plunk, Blue Ridge basketball; Alex Rabe, Cissna Park basketball; Matt Restad, Unity basketball; Brent Schluter, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Nick Stokowski, Monticello basketball; Austin Upton, St. Joseph-Ogden wrestling; Josh Wallick, GCMS/Fisher wrestling