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.
Trey Hild (PORTA Wrestler) As a junior, PORTA’s Trey Hild has a record of 140-13 and has finished second in the state three times. There’s something incredible about being in the Grand March, let alone three times. There aren’t words to describe the heartbreak of losing in the state title match, but Hild has still been able pick himself back up and get back there. We can’t wait to see what Trey Hild does his senior season.
Peyton West (Springfield High Wrestler) A sectional title was impressive at 160 pounds in Class 2A. Peyton West added to his list of achievements this weekend when he made it to the Grand March and finished second in the state. Being able to podium as a junior, West will be a force next season.
Caleb Nix (Auburn Wrestler) While the Trojan wrestling program continues to grow each and every year, the future looks very bright after this weekend. Peyton Hudspeth finished second in the state and Caleb Nix was the first ever freshman to win a match in the state tournament. Nix added to that list by reaching the podium, placing fourth at 113 pounds in Class 1A. Watch out for this kid the next three seasons.
Cardell McGee (Lanphier Guard) A lot of attention has been given to seniors Yaakema Rose and Aundrae Williams for Lanphier’s success this season and rightfully so. But junior Cardell McGee had himself quite a week to prove that he’s more than capable of being part of the three-headed monster the Lions throw out there. McGee scored 33 points and grabbed nine boards against Jacksonville after scoring 19 points against Rochester earlier in the week.
Brandon McCombs (Jacksonville Forward) They weren’t able to knock off the Lions at home, but the Crimsons have shown a lot of improvement in the past couple months. One piece that’s been steady all season is Jacksonville forward Brandon McCombs, who record his 18th double double of the season on Friday. McCombs is headed to play at Lewis next season and from what we’ve seen this year, the Flyers are getting a steal.
Trevyon Williams (Southeast Guard) Recently the Spartans have been led by Slim, especially since City. Lawrence Thomas has a whole stable of seniors on the roster this season and the point guard spot is locked down by Trevyon Williams. Trey not only led his team to a victory over a tough MacArthur team, but he scored 32 points in doing so.
Nicole Robinson (Rochester Guard) We documented the success that the Rochester girls basketball team has had in the last few seasons. One of the senior guards on this year’s roster might get overlooked at times, but Nicole Robinson is a key piece. She put up seven points and grabbed 11 rebounds in their regional championship victory over SHG on Friday.
Natalie Koprowitz (North Mac Bowler) This might be a Prime Time Performer first, but a bowler is getting some love. North Mac’s Natalie Koprowitz has earned her spot on the list this week by finishing eight in the state with a 214.7 average at the state tourney. She was the individual champ at the LaSalle-Peru sectional last weekend and this weekend returned home with eighth from state.