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.
Serena Bolden (Southeast Track) Legend, G.O.A.T., Prime Time Performer….call her whatever you want but Serena Bolden put her name in the history books. One first place medal at the state track meet would land you on this list, so what does four first place medals do for you? She’s at the top of our list. Bolden won the 100, 200, long jump and triple jump at the 2A state meet.
Matt Helm (New Berlin Baseball) For the first time in program history, the Pretzels are regional champions. Is it any surprise that one of the best to ever swing a bat for New Berlin helped them get there in his final season where the blue and orange? Helm is the home run king (two dingers against Auburn in the regional semifinal) and he even got the win on the mound against North Mac.
Cam Furbeck (Pleasant Plains Baseball) Hit a home run in the regional title game and get the win on the mound? Cam Furbeck led the Pleasant Plains Cardinals to yet another regional crown with the win over Maroa-Forsyth. The future Lincoln Land Logger does a little bit of everything for Dave Greer’s guys.
GiGi Yurevich (Glenwood Soccer) Glenwood got the win in the regional title game thanks to a stellar performance from freshman standout Gigi Yurevich. The Titans couldn’t find the back of the net in 100 minutes of game time but Yurevich kept Waterloo scoreless as well. She also came up with a save in penalty kicks…sending the Titans to a sectional in Bethalto.
Morgan Gill (Springfield High Soccer) One of the senior captains for the Senators this season, Morgan Gill has been a staple in the Springfield High soccer lineup for awhile now. Gill scored twice in the regional title game on Friday against Mt. Zion to push the Solons into sectional action.
Chloe Hillyer (SHG Soccer) We all know Faith Washko is the goal scoring sensation for the Cyclones. What about the defense though? SHG shut out Rochester to win the 2A SHG regional title on Friday night and junior keeper Chloe Hillyer came up with a couple great saves to preserve the clean sheet.
Brock Reid (PORTA Baseball) Before Plains softball claimed the title of biggest upset of the postseason, the PORTA Bluejays had that honor locked down. Reid rocked a solo home run to shoot down the Bullets in the 2A Williamsville regional semifinal and carry PORTA into the regional championship.
Kylie Nation (Pleasant Plains Softball) Pulling off the upset of the postseason, Pleasant Plains took down the number one seed in the sectional on Saturday. Kylie Nation pitched a complete game shutout for the Cardinals who won the 2A Riverton regional championship with a 1-0 win over Tri-City.
Jayden Myren (Rochester Baseball) Rochester won the Central State Eight baseball conference title outright last week with a sweep of MacArthur. The bats for the Rockets have gotten hot as of late and the leadoff man Jayden Myren gets it all started in that lineup. Myren drove in four runs in Rochester’s win over MacArthur to clinch the CS8 crown.
Greg Downs (Auburn Track) We’ve got plenty of guys going to Charleston this weekend for the boys state track meet but none will be busier than Auburn’s Greg Downs. The Trojan senior, who’s headed to Eastern next season, will feel right at home on the blue track competing in the 100, 200, 400 and triple jump.
Max Olysav (Williamsville Track) Everyone knows Brad Olysav for what he’s done on the football field and in the shot put and discus for the Williamsville Bullets over the past few years. It’s time you met his younger brother Max. The sophomore had his big day at sectionals for the Williamsville track team, qualifying for state in four events. Max Olysav won the 200, finished second in the high jump and was part of the Bullets’ 4×100 and 4×200 relays that qualified for a trip to Charleston.
Keigan Halford (Pleasant Plains Track) The Pleasant Plains Cardinals will compete in 15 events this weekend at the state track meet. It’s really no surprise at this point when the Cardinals boys track team wins a sectional, which is saying something about where that program is. Senior Keigan Halford won both hurdles (110 & 300) at sectionals to add to the Plains list of guys going to Charleston.