Welcome Home Realty Prime Time Performer: October 14 – 19

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.

Dain Richie (South County Golf) The golf season wrapped up last weekend and New Berlin’s Dain Richie finished off a spectacular season. Richie finished tenth in 1A at the state finals, after placing third in sectionals and winning the Williamsville regional. 

Nia Gibson (Glenwood Cross Country) The Glenwood cross country team dominated the Central State Eight conference meet on Saturday and it was a sophomore who took the top spot. Nia Gibson ran away with first place with a time of 17:43.49.

Conor McCormick (Williamsville Quarterback) The Bullets took their show on the road for the final time in the regular season in Week Eight and Conor McCormick put up yet another incredible performance. The senior quarterback went a perfect 10 for 10 through the air for 178 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran for 38 yards against the Saukees. If he’s not an all state quarterback at the 3A level this season, there’s a serious flaw in the system. 

Dalton Tieman (Rochester Football) The Rockets rolled through Lanphier on Saturday and the offense looked great as usual. Dalton Tieman caught a touchdown pass in the first half, but it was his defense that landed him on the list this week. Tieman had eight tackles and a tackle for a loss against the Lions to help Rochester preserve the shutout. 

John Phalen (SHG Goalie) The Cyclones went on the road to Raymond and returned home with a regional title. SHG shutout Lincolnwood 4-0 and North Mac 4-0 and the keeper John Phalen looked great in goal for the Cycs.

Ty Romines (Riverton Soccer) The Riverton offense has been great all season long as the soccer team claimed back to back regional titles. It was the Tri-City freshman Ty Romines who scored the game winning goal for the Hawknadoes in their win over Pleasant Plains on Saturday. We’ve seen Seth Tavernor scored tons of goals for Riverton in the past seasons and it could be Romines who steps up big for the orange and blue in the next few seasons. 

Wyatt Boyer (Athens Defensive Back) The Warriors won in Week Eight thanks to their defense. Athens held North Mac scoreless, proving once again that the Warriors defense is incredible this season, especially for a 1A team playing against 2A and 3A teams all year. Boyer had three interceptions against the Panthers to help preserve the shutout.

Eli Vogler (Glenwood Defensive End) The Glenwood defense was dominate yet again, including scoring two touchdowns against Southeast in Week Eight. Eli Vogler has been an all state caliber defensive end this season, as he proved once again this week against the Spartans. Playing only a half, Vogler had five tackles, one interception (for a touchdown), one tackle for a loss and five total tackles.

Connor Tripp (Auburn Wide Receiver) Dave Bates grabbed the headlines for his 250th career victory on Friday night. Auburn’s head coach has had some incredible wide receivers in his time and Connor Tripp could be the next big one. Tripp, only a junior and playing football for the first time this season, caught five passes on Friday night and scored three times. He averaged over 30 yards per catch and really opened up the offense for a run heavy team this season. 

Isaiah Thompson (SHG Quarterback) Eight touchdowns. Thompson threw for eight touchdowns in just three quarters of work on Friday night. Thompson completed 16 passes for nearly 300 yards. That means the Cyclones scored half the time he threw the ball. Thompson also had over 170 yards rushing against the Crimsons. 

Zane Johnson (Rochester Forward) The Rocket offense has been dynamic all season long with a group of seniors that knows how to find the back of the net. Zane Johnson came up with the biggest goal of the season for the Rockets on Thursday, scoring the golden goal in double overtime against Chatham to give Rochester their first ever CS8 title. 

Lexy Henrikson (Williamsville Cross Country) It was better to be a Bullet at the Sangamo cross country meet last week! Lexy Henrikson brought home first place to help Williamsville win the team title with a time of 19:13.

Noah McIntyre (Athens Cross Country) The McIntyre name is no stranger to success out in Athens when it comes to running. Noah McIntyre helped the Warriors bring home the boys team title at the Sangamo conference meet in Mason City last week, dominating the field with a time of 16:09.

Rachel Ducaji (SHG Golf) The SHG girls golf team finished with a third place trophy on Saturday at the 1A state tournament. Senior Rachel Ducaji led the Cyclones with a 73 in the final round, while Anna Marriott and Sofie Lowis were right behind her to help out SHG.