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Samantha Hartke, IW, Faces of Fall photo shoot at the News-Gazette on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

SAMANTHA HARTKE

Iroquois West girls’ cross-country

Her favorite team is ... the Southern Illinois Salukis.

If she could attend any one sporting event in person, it would be ... the Olympics.

Her favorite sport besides cross-country is ... track and field.

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Charlie Mabry, St. Joseph-Ogden, Faces of Fall photo shoot at the News-Gazette on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

CHARLIE MABRY

St. Joseph-Ogden boys’ cross-country

His favorite athlete is ... Robby Andrews.

His favorite team is ... the Chicago Cubs.

If he could attend any one sporting event in person, it would be ... a baseball game.

His favorite sport besides cross-country is ... basketball.

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Cooper Sweet, Champaign Central, during the Faces of Fall photo shoot at the News-Gazette on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

COOPER SWEET

Champaign Central boys’ cross-country

His favorite athlete is ... Michael Jordan.

His favorite team is ... the Milwaukee Bucks.

If he could attend any one sporting event in person, it would be ... Olympic track and field.

His favorite sport besides cross-country is ... basketball.

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Isaiah Tidwell, BHRA, during the Faces of Fall photo shoot at the News-Gazette on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

ISAIAH TIDWELL

BHRA boys’ cross-country

His favorite athlete is ... Murphy McCool.

His favorite team is ... the Chicago Bulls.

If he could attend any one sporting event in person, it would be ... an NBA Finals Game 7.

His favorite sport besides cross-country is ... basketball.

College/Prep Sports Reporter

Colin Likas covers Illinois football and high school sports at The News-Gazette. His email is clikas@news-gazette.com, and you can follow him on Twitter (@clikasNG).

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