Prime Time Performer: May 7 – 12

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.

Robert Williams (Springfield High Track) Springfield High couldn’t quite catch U-High in the boys CS8 track standings, but that wasn’t the fault of Robert Williams. The Senators standout this season won the 110 high hurdles (14.86) and the 300 meter hurdles (39.44) and helped the 4×400 win first at (3:27.40).

Raven Moore (Southeast Track) Want to know why we’re excited about the girls state track meet this weekend? Well, we do have a lot of area athletes with legit chances at top of the podium finishes, but the Southeast girls team has a legit chance to do the same in 2A as a team. Junior Raven Moore won the 200 meter dash (25.39) and the 400 meter dash (57.28) at the 2A Lanphier sectional. She also is part of the 4×100 (48.45) and the 4×400 (4:04.52) that finished with the top time at the sectional.

N’dia Jackson (Lanphier Track) As a team, the Lions were right behind Southeast all meet long at the 2A sectional. N’dia Jackson was out front the whole time in the hurdles however. Jackson won both to qualify herself for the state track meet in Charleston. She won the 300 meter hurdles (47.51) and the 100 meter hurdles (15.83).

Graham Bender (Glenwood Baseball) Want to know how deep the Glenwood pitching staff is? Well, Graham Bender helped solidify that reputation by throwing a perfect game against Eisenhower on Wednesday. Bender didn’t walk anyone and struck out eight as the Titans finished off the Panthers in five innings.

Ben Fricke (Mt Pulaski Baseball) There’s a Hilltopper leading the way in batting average for the area this season, so when you see Ben Fricke step into the box, you might want to pay attention. The Mt. Pulaski hitter is batting over .500 on the year and last week he went 2 for 3 with a triple against Warrensburg-Latham, had two home runs against Havana and two hits including a home run against Tri-City.

Faith Washko (SHG Soccer) They didn’t quite have the year they wanted to in conference, losing a few very close games against the top teams, but Faith Washko has continued to put the ball in the back of the net regardless. Washko scored a goal and had an assist on Friday night against Morton, in what is likely to be the preview of this Friday’s regional championship game.

Addy McClure (PORTA softball) The excitement level could not have been much higher at the Sangamo softball matchup between PORTA and Plains last week. An extra innings thriller was won by the Bluejays, thanks in part, to Addy McClure who hit a home run in the 11th inning for the Bluejays as they beat the Cardinals 11-10 in the battle of the Birds. McClure also got the win on the mound, going three plus innings to close it out.

Avery Dugan (Jacksonville Baseball) It’s not too often we get one perfect game in a week for Prime Time Performer, but this week we have two. Jacksonville’s ace Avery Dugan celebrated his birthday a little early last week by throwing a perfect game in the Crimsons’ 10-0 win over Pittsfield.