Here’s the WMOI/WRAM Athletes of the Week for the week ending Sept. 10, 2023:
The Monmouth-Roseville Titan Athlete of the Week is senior football player, Tyler Finnicum. Tyler had a fantastic all-around game in a blowout win over Erie-Prophetstown. He rushed for 134 yards on 22 carries, in which two of those carries he took to the end zone. Tyler also had the second-most tackles on defense with seven, two for a loss.
The United Red Storm Athlete of the Week. This week the spotlight shines on sophomore girls golfer, Meredith Yung. Meredith was the meet medalist in a dual match win against class 2A Galesburg. She blistered the Lake Bracken Country Club course with a 42. Earlier this season, Meredith shot a career-low 40 at her home course of Gibson Woods.
The West Central Heat Athlete of the Week is junior football player, Alex McGraw. Alex was outstanding on both sides of the ball in the Heat’s home opener against Peoria Heights. He ran for 162 yards on just 15 carries, taking three of those 15 carries for touchdowns. Alex contributed on the defensive side of the ball, also, garnering nine tackles.
The Galesburg Silver Streak Athlete of the Week is senior boys cross country runner, Dominic Cantarini. Dominic received a medal for placing 46th out of an amazing 554 runners at the First to the Finish meet in Peoria. The meet is the biggest high school cross country event in the state. Dominic also has top-10 finishes in three other invitationals already this season, topping out with a 2nd place at the Limestone Rocket Invite.
The Abingdon-Avon Tornado Athlete of the Week is senior soccer player, Dawson Fenton. Dawson played a big role in both of the Tornado’s wins last week. He led the squad with four assists in the two matches, three of those four coming in a win over Riverdale. Dawson also found the back of the net, as well, scoring a pair of goals.