Here are this week’s candidates for the Welcome Home Realty 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.
Cam Lee (Auburn Wrestler) In our first chance to see the Auburn wrestling team and the first time Coach Matt Grimm said he had a full lineup, the Trojans looked like a very strong 1A team. Auburn won the 132, 138 & 145 pound individual titles at the Rex Avery Invite to help themselves to the team title and in the middle of that tough three weight class stretch is Cam Lee, a transfer from Litchfield, who is still undefeated this season. Lee brings a veteran presence to this Trojan team full of talented juniors and will be a strong threat to reach the podium in Champaign this February.
Kyle Ingram (SHG Guard) The SHG Cyclones got their statement win on Friday, showing the rest of the CS8 they aren’t here to just play this season. Kyle Ingram stepped up big as another scoring option for Nick Broeker and Charlie Hamilton, pouring in 19 points against Glenwood. The Cyclones are a dangerous team in the Central State Eight right now.
Griffin Keebler (Williamsville Guard) Kicking off conference play, the Bullets shot themselves right to the top of the Sangamo standings by beating Athens and Pleasant Plains last week. Point guard Griffin Keebler was a big reason why Williamsville won both games, including his 18 points against Pleasant Plains in the Bullets’ come from behind victory in overtime, giving us another instant classic between the two rivals.
Jase Bergschneider (Taylorville Guard) We know how tough the Tornadoes are after what they’ve been through in the past two weeks. Junior guard Jase Bergschneider has emerged as one of the best scoring guards we’ve seen, throwing in 25 points against Charleston last Tuesday and then 23 against Mahomet-Seymour on Thursday, both Taylorville wins.
Caroline Jachino (Plains Guard) The Pleasant Plains girls basketball team is very talented. Caroline Jachino is one of many incredible athletes on the Cardinals team and we know it takes the whole team to be as good as they are. Jachino is one of the best conference and she showed that again last week, scoring 17 against PORTA and 13 against Williamsville, but in convincing wins for the Cardinals to put them firmly at the top of the Sangamo standings.
Spencer Yoggerst (Riverton Forward) The high flying Hawks can certainly put up points this season and the main scorer for Riverton has been Spencer Yoggerst. The junior scored 35 against Tri-City and 24 against Pittsfield, both win for Riverton who is going to be a matchup problem for a lot of Sangamo teams this season.
Stepheon Sims (Southeast Guard) Southeast is really really good. We all know that and as we’ve seen, they’ve been led in scoring by a variety of different Spartans. Stepheon Sims might get overlooked at times because of Terrion Murdix’s play making ability and the high flying Anthony Fairlee. Sims is an above average defender, shooter and facilitator as well. Sims had 16 against Urbana and 10 against Lanphier, most of them coming in the first half as Southeast built monster leads.
Maya Fetter (Springfield Guard) The Senators have ascended to the top of the CS8 standings with some serious depth at all positions. Maya Fetter had herself a solid week for the Solons with 15 points against Glenwood and 11 against Lanphier.
Sofia Lowis (SHG Guard) The SHG Cyclones are a fun team to watch this season and with a lot of young talent, it looks like this team will be a problem for everyone in the CS8 for awhile. Sofia Lowis not only appeared in Plays of the Week this week but dropped 11 points in a city battle with Southeast earlier in the week and then 13 against the Rockets on Saturday.