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.
The winner will receive a $20 gift card to Mariah’s Restaurant.
Karl Wright (Lanphier Track) We knew Karl had hops after dominating Big Nasty in the winter. Turns out he carried that over to track season where he’s turning heads towards the high jump. Wright set a new personal record last week at the freshman/sophomore CS8 meet by clearing 6’8”! Lanphier always produces state contenders in the high jump and as a sophomore, we’re excited for Karl’s future.
Madilyn Fornoff (Plains Soccer) In twenty years as the Plains head coach, Coach Greg Bryan only had one regional championship to his name. Madilyn Fornoff and the rest of the Cardinals gave him another one on Friday. The senior captain scored the game’s first two goals to lead Plains to a 5-1 win over North mac. The midfielder has been a big scorer all season long but when her team needed her to find the net and get the birds on the board, Fornoff delivered.
Anika Duncan (Riverton Soccer) Riverton’s trophy case has something in it this week that the Hawks have never seen before. Anika Duncan scored the game’s only goal in the 1A Riverton regional championship for a 1-0 win over Williamsville. Duncan’s goal provided Riverton with the school’s first ever girls soccer regional championship.
Bryant Williams (Plains Baseball) TJ Painter and Sepp Mattera have gotten a lot of the credit for the Plains baseball team’s success this season as the starters, but Bryant Williams put his name on that list this week. Head coach Dave Greer said he’s been grooming Williams as the closer and that role gave the Cardinals a Sangamo title this week. Williams threw 4 1/3 innings in relief of shutout baseball for Plains against Maroa-Forsyth to help the Cardinals win the conference in an 11 inning thriller on Monday afternoon.
Raj Sinha (Springfield Tennis) Once again the Senators and the Titans have to split the conference crown on the tennis court, for the second straight season. A big reason why the Solons got their share of the split was sophomore Raj Sinha, who won the CS8 single championship in dominate fashion, beating his Glenwood opponent 6-1, 6-0 on Saturday.
Ozzy Erewele (Springfield High Track) Guess who’s back!? The junior sprinter rebounded from the CS8 meet and won the 100 and the 200 at the 3A Belleville West Sectional meet. Ozzy ran the 100 at 11.91 and the 200 at the 25.13. She also qualified for state in the 4×100 and the 4×200. See you in Charleston this weekend!
Alison Woerner (Glenwood Track) Speaking of state, we can’t wait to hit the sand on Saturday to see what Alison Woerner can do this year! The Titan track star won the long jump (18’2”) at the 3A Belleville West sectional and qualified for state in the triple jump with a distance of 36’7”.
Nic Baker (Rochester Baseball) Heading into the final week of the CS8 baseball season, we’ve got quite a race thanks to the Rockets. On Friday, Nic Baker hit the mound and used that QB for pitching. Baker threw five innings and got the win, allowing just three Glenwood hits and one earned run while Rochester took a 5-1 lead with him on the mound. The Rockets held on for the win to give Glenwood their second CS8 loss. SHG & Glenwood now both have 2 conference losses.
Tony Rolfe (Glenwood Track) It’s officially the height of track season and there may not be a better performer right now than Glenwood’s Tony Rolfe. The Chatham leaper and speedster dominated the CS8 meet at MacArthur last week and is poised for a sensational sectional performance. Rolfe won the 100 (10.6), won the long jump (22’9.75”) and the triple jump (47’5.75”) and was part of the winning 4×100 Titan relay (43.25).
Lauren Feagans (Plains Track) Returning home a team sectional champion took a lot of patience. Plains had to wait out a 2.5 hour weather delay, but that just gave Lauren Feagans more time to rest up. Before the weather hit, Feagans won the 1A Rushville sectional title in the high jump to send herself to state. After the weather delay, she helped the 4×100, 4×200 and 4×400 Cardinals relays qualify for state as well. Go ahead and flex Feagans.
Raven Moore and Serena Bolden (Southeast Track) There are two sophomore studs from Southeast headed to state this weekend that impressed at sectionals. Moore got second in the 200, anchored the Spartans winning 4×400 relay team and she got second in the 400; Bolden won the triple jump (36’6.5”), qualified for state in the long jump, and helped out the 4×100 and 4×200 qualify for a trip to Charleston.