Prime Time Performer: April 17th – 22nd


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.

Cameron Witts (Williamsville Track) A star emerged from the Rocket Invite in Bullet sophomore Cameron Witts. The young pole vaulter is already soaring to new heights in his second season and brought home first from Rochester with a personal best 14’6” jump. Watch out for this guy the next few years.

Alli Morley (Pleasant Plains Track) Another Sangamo sophomore standout from Saturday was Pleasant Plains’ Alli Morley. The Cardinals speedster won the 100 with a time of 13.03, won the 200 with a time of 26.46 which is a new Plains school record and she helped anchored the winning 4×100 and 4×200 teams that were a big reason why the Pleasant Plains girls brought home the team title.

Hannah Smith (Auburn Track) She broke her own school record and won first on Saturday. The Auburn jumper set a new Trojan record with a distance of 33’8.5” to bring home first place from the Rochester Rocket Invite. The best part is, she’s only a junior… that record is likely to stand long.

McKenna Mathiot (Springfield High Soccer) There are a few soccer teams in the CS8 this season that have struggled to find a consistent scorer. Springfield High doesn’t have that problem. The Senators senior striker McKenna Mathiot had a hat trick in the second half against Metamora on Saturday. Mathiot also had four goals and an assist against Pleasant Plains earlier in the week.

Faith Washko (SHG Soccer) There’s a freshman soccer sensation that is starting to make a serious name for herself out at SHG. Faith Washko is going to be a problem for CS8 coaches for a long time. The striker may be overlooked at times because of how good Macy Vorreyer is up top. Washko scored what was the game winners in both of the Cyclones wins on Friday and Saturday against Helias and against Providence as SHG went 2-0-1 in their tourney and won the title.

Ozzy Erewele (Springfield High Track) We’ve just about used up all the adjectives we can think of to describe Ozzy Erewele and we still have awhile until she’s off to college. Friday we saw her in person for the first time this Spring season and of course she impressed us. She anchored the winning 4×200 relay team with a time of 1:45.45; anchored the 4×100 winning team with a time of 50.43, she won the 200 with a time of 25.63 and she won the 100 with a time of 11.92. Ozzy=Fast.

Cole Hembrough (Glenwood Baseball) All the talk and credit has been giving to the Glenwood pitching staff up to this point in the season. It’s time for the bats to come alive. Junior Cole Hembrough could be one of the answers to Pat Moomey’s offensive lineup. Hembrough hit two dingers in Jacksonville on Tuesday and then drove in two with a double on Wednesday in a shortened game as the Titans picked up another sweep in the CS8.

Regan Miles (Rochester Softball) We’ve made it a requirement on Prime Time Performer. Throw a perfect game and get yourself nominated. Sophomore stud Regan Miles put herself on the list with a five inning perfect game against Lanphier last week in Rochester’s 12-0 win with seven of the outs coming by way of the K.

Renee Abernathy (SHG Softball) Renee Abernathy can straight rake. The lefty Cyclone that powers the SHG offense had herself quite a week against Lincoln. She combined to go 7 for 8 with three home runs. Abernathy had two home runs and a double with seven RBI’s in SHG’s 17-1 win on Wednesday after hitting a dinger in their 5-0 win on Tuesday.

Austin Newton (Lincoln Baseball) In what may have been the shocker of the season so far in the CS8, Lincoln went to SHG last Tuesday and left with a shutout victory. All because of Austin Newton who scattered six hits through seven innings and struck out ten Cyclones to keep them off the board as the Railsplitters scratched out two runs for the win, handing SHG just their second loss in CS8 play this season.

Olivia Carter (Pleasant Plains Softball) The Ten Question Tuesday victim this week earned a spot on the PTP list with a no-hitter last week. The Cardinals pitcher didn’t give up a hit in six innings of work against Pawnee. Carter also contributed at the dish with three hits and three runs batted in. Watch out for Carter to keep the Cardinals in it when the birds play Williamsville for what will likely be a Sangamo title next week.

Tony Rolfe (Glenwood Track) Some athletes on the track just steal your attention when they approach your event. When Tony Rolfe gets ready for the long jump or triple jump, people start to gravitate towards the pit to watch what he does. Rolfe won the long and triple jump at the Titan Invite with jumps of 23’3” and 44’3”. He also took the 100 with a time of 10.76 and helped the 4×100 team win with a time of 44.44.