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Here’s the WMOI/WRAM Athletes of the Week for the week ending Feb. 9th, 2020:
The Monmouth-Roseville Titan Athlete of the Week is junior wrestler,
Jesus Rojas. Jesus earned a regional championship by going (3-0) in the
Farmington Class 1A regional. All three wins were by way of pin-fall.
Unseeded going into the regional tournament, Jesus defeated the 2nd and
3rd seeded wrestlers to garner a spot in the Olympia Sectionals.
The United Red Storm Athlete of the Week is junior boys
basketball player, Declan Flynn. Declan scored in double figures in
both of his team’s Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament wins last week.
He dropped 23 points in a victory against the higher seeded Wethersfield
Flying Geese. Among those points were two, 3-pointers and four-for-four
from the free throw line in the all-important 4th quarter. He had 14
more points in a win over Galva.
The West Central Heat Athlete of the Week is senior girls bowler, Nicky
Bole. Nicky has been a steady leader all season long for the Heat. She
saved maybe her best day for last, leading her team in scoring at the
Sterling Regional. Nicky rolled a 5-game score of 741. Her 3-game series
high for the day was a 430 and Nicky had a single-game high of 156.
The Abingdon-Avon Tornado Athlete of the Week is senior girls bowler,
Alexis Wilson. Alexis qualified for the United Township sectional
tournament by placing 9th out of 70 total bowlers at the Sterling
Regional. He fantastic day included a 6-game score of 1136. Alexis also
had a 3-game series of an even 600 and single-game high of 216.
The Galesburg Silver Streak Athlete of the Week is junior girls bowler,
Casey Folger. Casey rolled the second best score for the Lady Streaks at
the Sterling Regional tournament. Her 6-game total of 1149 was good
enough for 6th place overall. Casey also knocked down single-game high
of 234 pins. Both of those totals were second only to one of her
Congrats to all of these student-athletes!! Thanks to our AOTW sponsors, MC Sport and More, McDonough Telephone Cooperative (mdtc), Tompkins State Bank and Kehoe Eye Care!!