Athletes of the Week: Smith and Wallick
Shelby Smith, Shiloh, Senior, Basketball
Recently: Led Shiloh in scoring in all three games of the Little Okaw Valley Conference Tournament, leading the Raiders to a second consecutive title. The title-game win was against an opponent (Tri-County) Shiloh had previously lost to by 17 points.
In her own words: “We’re a very good team, and we’ve been playing really well as a team.”
I’m dying to see ... “Safe Haven.”
I need concert tickets to ... Luke Bryan.
I’m always texting ... my boyfriend, Cody Bosch.
I’m driving ... a Malibu. It’s really old.
Where did you learn to shoot? My dad
I wear No. 14 because ... when I was a freshman that was the only number left.
Favorite basketball player ... Former Shiloh star Lauren Bogle
My first job was ... as a teller at First Neighbor Bank in Newman.
Next year ... I’m going to Parkland to study nursing.
Shiloh High ... is full of great teachers. They’re always there for you.
Honorable mention: Sierra Bell, Schlarman basketball; Jade Brinkoetter, St. Thomas More basketball; Johanna Bruens, Armstrong-Potomac basketball; Devin Curry, Watseka basketball; Alix Ezell, Villa Grove basketball; Johynna Evans, Champaign Central basketball; Katie Massey, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley basketball; Amber Meyer, Tri-County basketball; Asia Morrison, Sullivan basketball; Lauren Moses, Shiloh basketball; Gabby Pearl, Blue Ridge basketball; Morgan Small, Iroquois West basketball; Brooke Walsh, Bismarck-Henning basketball
Josh Wallick, Fisher, Junior, Wrestling
Recently: Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher star is unbeaten, ranked No. 1 in the state at 285 pounds and coming off a championship in his weight division in the 18-school Orion Invitational.
In his own words: “I knew from last year there wouldn’t be as much competition in (my weight class) but that I still had to work hard.”
I’m dying to see ... “Cold Body Warm Heart.”
I need concert tickets to ... Toby Keith.
I’m driving ... a Dodge Dakota.
I’m always texting ... my girlfriend, Hannah Varner.
My first job was ... baling hay.
In five years ... I hope to be finishing my senior year in college. I want to wrestle or play football.
Jim or John Harbaugh? I think the 49ers are going to win.
My favorite athlete is ... Brian Urlacher.
How much pizza can you eat? Two large pizzas
Favorite buffet ... Chinatown Buffet
Fisher High ... means a chance to start my future and lead to something great.
Honorable mention: Andy Brown, Sullivan basketball; Zach Heinricher, Urbana swimming; Nick Hudson, Arcola basketball; Chance Lemmon, Heritage basketball; Brendan Menacher, Monticello wrestling; Tyler Moxley, Mahomet-Seymour wrestling; Bryan Phipps, Monticello basketball; Mike Plecki, St. Thomas More basketball; Nick Retherford, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley basketball; Tate Ruffner, LeRoy wrestling; Denzel Smith, Danville basketball; Layn White, Westville basketball; Joel Wurm, La Salette basketball