Here are this week’s candidates for Prime Time Performer.
You can vote once every 12 hours until the polls close on Friday at 5 p.m.
Drew Harmon (Springfield Swim) In case you haven’t been to the pool this season, there’s one thing you need to know. Springfield High’s swim team is really really good. This week we’re giving the nod to a Senator diver, Drew Harmon, who set the conference record at the CS8 swim meet on Saturday with a score of 443.4 which is nearly 20 points higher than the previous mark set in 2010.
Spencer Hohm (Glenwood Swim) The Titans couldn’t catch the Senators as a team in the pool on Saturday but nobody could catch Spencer Hohm in his individual races. Glenwood swimmer Hohm took home first at the CS8 meet in the 200 yard IM with a time of 1:56.25 and then finished first in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:44.32.
Ben Leutz (Jacksonville Swim) He can play soccer and he can run track and he can swim too. Jacksonville’s Leutz not only won the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 22.03, but we also set a new CS8 record in the 100 breast stroke with a time of 1:02.93.
Anthony Fairlee (Southeast Forward) The Southeast Spartans didn’t show a lot of flash in their win over Lincoln but when the times called for someone to step up, the sophomore forward did just that. Anthony Fairlee scored 11 of his game high 18 points in the fourth quarter to keep the Railers at bay. Fairlee continues to expand his game and we’re excited to see what the next two years hold for the East Side because of him.
Zachary Eddington (SHG Hockey) He’s the subject of this week’s TQT because he’s hilarious on camera and because he can skate circles around kids. Zach Eddington helped the Cyclones lock up the regular season LLHH crown with a win over Glenwood on Friday with two goals and three assists.
Maddi Epperson (Athens Guard) They had it circled on their calendars for a couple reasons. Not only was it her senior night, but last Thursday was Epperson’s chance at some revenge for their loss in the Sangamon County championship game this season. The icing on the cake was that Tri-City was still undefeated. Maddi Epperson started the game hot and ended it at the free throw line, finishing with 22 points to lead the Warriors to a win over the Tornadoes.
Cole Greer (Pleasant Plains Guard) Sometimes people land on Prime Time Performer because of one moment in the game or match in which they shined. Other times, players get the nod because of a career achievement. This week, Cole Greer earns his spot for becoming Pleasant Plains’ all time career assist leader. Greer had nine assists on Saturday against Illini Central to put him at 441 and counting, taking down a record that stood for 16 years.
Steven Price (Tri-City Guard) With all the shine on the Tri-City girls basketball team, we can’t forget about Steven Price on the boys side of things. The excellent scorer straight up showed off this weekend, putting up 37 of his team’s 47 points on Friday night and then following that up with a 22 point performance on the road at Lutheran High in the win.
Zach Gleeson (Rochester Wrestler) The conversation in the channel1450 office on Saturday evening went something like this. Kerker: “Man, that Gleeson kid is really big, he’s going to be good.” DP: “Yeah, and he’s only a freshman.” Kerker: “He’s only a freshman!? Watch out!” We’re paraphrasing a little bit here but you get the point. Rochester’s 182 pound freshman won the regional title in impressive fashion against his Glenwood opponent. We can’t wait to see what he does on the mat and the football field in the next few years.
Caleb Nix & Charlie Patterson (Auburn Wrestlers) There are plenty of wrestlers that deserve some love after their performances this weekend but in Auburn’s case, we’re going to stick with the freshman theme. Caleb Nix at 113 pounds and Charlie Patterson at 120 started their high school postseason wrestler careers with regional championship wins at the 1A level. Now we just have to work on their interview skills for the next three seasons.
Aundrae Williams (Lanphier Guard) What up, Dre?! We talked up the Lanphier guard in the week leading up to the 2017 City tournament and how well he’s played this season. One third of Lanphier’s three-headed monster has been able to be the coach on the floor and put up impressive numbers for the Lions. Williams had a career night on Friday in Lanphier’s win over MacArthur with 34 points including three three-pointers and a perfect 13 for 13 from the free throw line.
Havilyn Dulin (Rochester Guard) The Rochester Lady Rockets have all but locked up the CS8 title outright, with a perfect record still in tact against their conference foes. There’s so many ways this team can beat you and last week we saw Dulin step up and do her part. Havilyn, as a junior, came off the bench against Springfield High and scored ten points, including six of them in the final quarter when the Senators made their charge, to help Rochester secure the win on the road.