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.
Tristen Tewes (Plains Track) Over half of our Prime Time Performer list this week is made up of track athletes. We are a month away from state so it’s time to figure out who we need to watch in Charleston. The Pleasant Plains boys track team is a serious contender for a team title and Tristen Tewes is a big reason why. Tewes won first place in the high jump (6’2”), first in the long jump (20’8”) and helped anchor in the 4×100 (44.9) and the 4×200 (1:34.9). The Cardinals get an honorable mention for Lucas Western (first in the 100, second in the 200 and was on the 4×100 and 4×200 that won).
Josh Cable (Rochester Track) The senior Rocket and future Shocker has some big things on his mind this Spring. At his home meet on Saturday, Josh Cable won the 400 (51.05) and the 800 (1:58.35) at the Rocket Invite. Cable took to twitter after the meet and posed the question “Has there ever been a successful 800m, 400m, 1600m, 200m quadruple at an Illinois sectionals track meet???” If he can pull that off in three weeks, we’ll definitely be watching.
Hannah Smith (Auburn Track) Last week she made the college decision official. The peace of mind must have helped on Saturday when Hannah Smith won the long jump (16’ 0.5”) and the triple jump (32’7.5”) at the Rocket Invite. The future Prairie Star is certainly one to watch from Auburn.
Caroline Jachino (Plains Track) Is it possible to get get too used to a sophomore winning? Caroline Jachino seems to be on this list at least twice a month during every season. The Cardinals long distance runner won the 1600 (5:20.12) and the 3200 (11:36.92) at the Rocket Invite on Saturday. We shouldn’t be taking for granted the success we see from Jachino every week.
Mikey Ford (Glenwood Track) The Titans took home first in the shot put and the discus on both the boys and the girls side at their home meet on Friday. Mikey Ford continues to push himself and the field in the process. Fordwon the shot put (50’02”) and the discus (133’07”) to pick up major team points for the Titans.
Makenzie Bray (Glenwood Track) Another example of a name we see on this list all the time. Makenzie Bray is first and foremost a hooper, but if she ever gets bored in the Spring, we’re sure Truman State track would take her. Bray won the shot put (37’11”) and the discus (119’4”) by over 12 feet at the Titan Invite on Friday.
Ozzy Erewele (Springfield Track) We’re only a month away from girls state track. That means we only have four more weeks to see Ozzy do what she does best. The Senator sprinter showed off at the Titan Invite on Friday. Ozzy won the 100 (12.31), the 200 (25.49) and the 4×100 relay (48.96) with Hannah Burnes, Lauren Ferguson and Ta’Mya Dumas. If you get the chance, come see Erewele at girls City on Wednesday, it’s worth the time.
David Emuze (Southeast Track) As you’ll see in this week’s #TQT, David Emuze earned himself some love. The sophomore Spartan track star came home with four first place medals from Friday’s Titan Invite. That’s an incredible feat. Emuze won the 100 (11.66), the high jump (6’5”), the long jump (20’4.5”) and the triple jump (40’4”) for Southeast.
Scott O’Conner (Williamsville Baseball) Back to baseball for Prime Time Performer and welcome back Scotty! The Bullets got a big piece back this week from a basketball injury and he immediately showed how much he’s missed. O’Conner went 4 for 4 with three doubles and a home run, including six RBI and picked up the win on the mound against Riverton.
Abbie Antonacci (SHG Softball) Hey Big Fella! The Cyclones are still undefeated in the CS8 this season and last week was another solid test. SHG took two from the U-High Pioneers, the second coming by the ten run rule. Abbie Antonacci helped out on the mound by getting the win and she hit a dinger to contribute to the offensive outburst.
Braydon Smith (Auburn Baseball) The Auburn baseball team made quite the splash in the Sangamo last week. The Trojans tuned up Pleasant Plains last week by a score of 15-5. Braydon Smith came through with six RBI’s against the Cardinals.
Braylee Finck (Maroa-Forsyth Softball) Speaking of making a splash, Maroa made some noise by knocking off the previously undefeated Williamsville Bullets. Last week we gave Kate Beckemeyer the love because the pitcher is a stud. She certainly could’ve gotten the nod again with three hits against the Bullets and the win on the mound. Instead, we’ll shout out her teammate this week. Braylee Finck hit a solo home run in the second inning and then got the fourth inning rally started in which the Trojans scored 7 runs to blow the game open.
Cam Edmonson (Rochester Baseball) Seems like every week we’re adding someone to the no-hitter list. The Rochester Rockets only have one loss this season and that’s to a very good Dunlap team out of conference. Earlier in the week, Edmonson threw a no-hitter against Lanphier, striking out 11 Lions. He also had two hits at the dish, a home run and a double. This certainly isn’t the last time you’ll hear about Edmonson this season or next.
Olivia Tiskcos (Southeast Softball) Hitting a home run in one game is hard enough, but how about in three straight games? Southeast split with Eisenhower and dropped a close one to Riverton, but senior catcher Olivia Tiskcos hit a home run in all three games. The softball City series starts this week, watch for this Spartan when she comes to the dish.