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Below, you'll find each Athlete of the Week selected during WCIA 3's Athlete of the Week contest. Each season at the end of the contest, one athlete is eligible to be honored as that season's Athlete of the Year with a $500 scholarship!

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Winter/Spring Athlete of 2018

Justin Cardani

   

Spring 2018 Winners

Athlete

School, Grade

Sport

Achievements

Jake Frost Unity High School,
Senior
Wrestling One of the best
grapplers so far
this season with
a 34-0 record.
Paige Robinson Okaw Valley High School,
Senior
Basketball Broke the school
all-time scoring
record with nearly
2000 career points.
Oliver Binion Arthur Christian
School,
Senior
Basketball 21 points and 5
rebounds against
Tuscola; leads 
his team in 
multiple scoring
categories
Tim Finke Central High School,
Senior
Basketball Achieved 1907
career points after
tying the school's
single game
scoring record.
Justin
Cardani
Centennial
High School,
Senior
Wrestling Won his second
state title after
an undefeated
regular season.
Landon Wolfe Effingham
High School,
Junior
Basketball Leads his team in
scoring, having
already surpassed
1,000 points.
Connor
Heaton
Central A&M
High School,
Sophomore
Basketball Led team to their
first sectional title
since 2007.
Shaniya
Howard
Urbana
High School, 
Senior
Track &
Field
1st place at the
Big 12 conference
indoor meet, and 
part of the winning
1600-meter relay
team.
Luke
Stokowski
Monticello
High School,
Senior
Baseball Lead his team to
a perfect 6-0
record at the 
beginning of the
season.
Hunter
Woodard
Tuscola
Community
High School, 
Senior
Track and
Field
Won the Illinois
Top Time Indoor
State Championship
in the shot put
with a distance of
57'8"
Becca 
Clanton
Fisher
High School,
Senior
Softball Batting .400 so far
this season with
three home runs
and nine RBI in
six games.
Brianna
Hopper
The High School
of St. Thomas
More, Senior
Soccer Eight shutouts this
season, with 23
over her career.
Led team to 8-2
record so far.
Sam
Duggins
Blue Ridge
High School,
Senior
Baseball Pitched a no-
hitter game in
which he hit a
home run and 6
RBIs.
Jacob
Spitz
Mattoon
High School,
Junior
Baseball In his first start of
the season,
pitched a perfect
game helping to
lead his team to
a 10-0 win.
Evan
Fritcher
Neoga
High School,
Senior
Baseball Hit three home
runs, scored 11
RBIs, and pitched
3 scorless innings
in one week.
Meredith
Johnson-
Monfort
Mahomet-
Seymour
High School,
Senior
Soccer Holds school records
for goals in a
season and career.
Led the team to an
undefeated Apollo
conference
championship.
Arielle
Summitt
University of 
Illinois Laboratory
High School,
Senior
Track and
Field
Won sectional
titles in 800- and
1600-meter races.
Broke school
records for 800-,
1600-, and 3200-
meter races.
Atleigh
Hamilton
St. Joseph-Ogden
High School,
Freshman
Track and Field Scored 36 of her
team's 43 points
to help them win
the Class 1A
state title.
Ronald
Reed
MacArthur
High School,
Senior
Track and
Field
Won the Class 2A
100-meter dash
with a time of
10.72 seconds.
Cody
Jansen
Teutopolis
High School,
Senior
Baseball Led team back to
state title game. 
Batted .411 this
season and had
a 8-1 record on
the mound.

Fall 2017 Athletes of the Week

Athlete School, Grade Sport Achievements
Carter Burgener Monticello High
School, Senior
Soccer and Football Finished the week with
8 goals and 2 assists over
4 games, and was
6 for 6 on PAT.
Caleb Lahey Bismark-Henning
High School,
Sophomore
Football Carried the ball 34 times
for 342 yards and 4
touchdowns. His 342
yards are a
Bismark-Henning
single game record.
The Blue Devils beat
Momence 55-39.
Connor
Milton
Central High
School,
Sophomore
Football 330 all-purpose yards,
138 rushing yards,
3 touchdowns
Steven
Migut
Unity High
School,
Senior
Football Lead Unity to a 41-0
win over SJO.
Throwing for 153
yards and 2
touchdowns, while
running for 198
yards and 3
touchdowns.
Rockets moved to
4-0 on the year.
Alek
Bundy
Monticello
High School,
Junior
Football Bundy caught a one-
handed 75 yard
touchdown pass
late in the first half.
Then he returned
the opening kick in
the second half and
ran 91 yards for a
touchdown.
Monticello beat
BBC 49-28.
Terrence
Hill
Effingham
High School,
Senior
Football Ran for 263 yards
on 39 carries, 
scored 5 
touchdowns in
the Flaming Hearts
41-6 win over
Mahomet-
Seymour.
Turner
Pullen
Shelbyville
High School,
Senior
Football Threw for 1
touchdown and ran
for 5 more in the
Rams' 40-0 win
over Clinton.
Skylar
Bolton
Oakwood
High School,
Senior
Football Carried the ball 18 times
for 215 yards and
3 touchdowns in the
Comets 45-8 win on
Friday night. Also
recorded 9 tackles.
Devin
Burton
Blue Ridge
High School,
Senior
Football Rushed 17 times
for 253 yards and
three touchdowns.
Lily
Anderson
Pana
High School,
Senior
Volleyball 3 blocks and 3
kills in the Panthers'
regional championship
match, helping
win their 3rd
straight regional
title.
Cameron
Nicholas
Westville
High School,
Senior
Football Ran for 192 yards
and 3 touchdowns
in the Tigers' 46-28
win over Carlyle.
He also had 3 solo
tackles, 5 assists,
and 4 extra points.
Megan
Schlechte
Windsor-Stew-Stras
High School,
Junior
Volleyball Schlechte lead the
Hatchets to a 2nd
place finish in 1A 
with 35 kills in two
matchest, including
an IHSA single match
record with 29 kills
in the semifinal.

Fall Athlete of 2017

Turner Pullen

 

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