Athletes of the Week: Delzell and Helm

Athletes of the Week: Delzell and Helm

Jon Delzell, Danville, senior, Swimming
Recently: Delivered the area’s only title at the Big 12 meet, winning the 50-yard freestyle race in 22.61 seconds.

In his words: “It was a real good day. I was happy with the win. Hopefully I’ll have a chance to swim at state.”

I’m driving ... a silver Pontiac G6.

I’m dying to see ... “Texas Chainsaw 3D.”

I need concert tickets to ... Zac Brown Band.

Beyonce was ... spectacular.

Favorite Super Bowl commercial ... GoDaddy

Favorite swimmer ... Nathan Adrian

Next year ... I’ll be swimming in college.

In five years ... I’ll be in grad school.

My first job was ... Lifeguard at Turtle Run

Danville High is ... my home.

Honorable mention: Antonio Alvarez, Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac wrestling; Evan Bahler, Prairie Central wrestling; Garrett Barnard, Champaign Central swimming; Brock Elliott, Argenta-Oreana wrestling; Jay Eshleman, Paxton-Buckley-Loda basketball; Derek Grant, Mahomet-Seymour wrestling; Alex Lynch, Urbana wrestling; Chet McClure, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher wrestling; Nate Michael, St. Joseph-Ogden basketball; Kye Reczek, Clinton wrestling; Tanner VanDalsen, Monticello wrestling; Tyler Walsh, LeRoy wrestling; Trae Wilson, Danville wrestling

Courtney Helm, Villa Grove, senior, Basketball
Recently: Team’s leading scorer in all three wins last week as the Blue Devils won their first Little Okaw Valley Conference regular season title with an 8-0 league mark.

In her words: “The fact that all of us have been together for so long, it was something Coach (Dan Sappenfield) set as a goal when we were freshmen. We knew we would be the ones to win the (LOVC).”

I’m driving ... a black Grand Prix.

I’m always texting ... my teammates.

I’m dying to see ... “Texas Chainsaw 3D.”

I need concert tickets to ... Jason Aldean.

Beyonce was ... awesome.

Favorite Super Bowl commercial ... The Ram truck

My first job was ... babysitting.

Next year ... Get into the nursing program at Parkland and Millikin

In five years ... Be a nurse at some nice hospital

Villa Grove High is ... an awesome place to be.

Honorable mention: Taylor Boma, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley basketball; Sydne Bryant, Schlarman basketball; Lynette Buggs, Danville basketball; Hannah Charter, Mahomet-Seymour basketball; Kayla Dowler, Villa Grove basketball; Hanna Erwin, Arthur Okaw Christian basketball; Chrissy Gadbury, Monticello basketball; Kandace Hofer, Paxton-Buckley-Loda basketball; Lexie Knake, Cissna Park basketball; Chantal Meacham, Centennial basketball; Karidia Shelby, Urbana basketball; Addie Voyles, Bismarck-Henning basketball; Morgan Zindars, Armstrong-Potomac basketball