WAND Sports' Athlete of the Week!

Each week, sports director Mark Pearson, Evan Abramson and Orlando Toatley put the spotlight on a local high school athlete who is excelling not only as an athlete, but as a student and a community member!

To submit a student-athlete's name, please send a detailed list of his/her accolades to Orlando Toatley on Facebook or via email at otoatley@wandtv.com.

Congratulations to Drew Ezard!

Drew Ezard stands out in three sports at Jacksonville High School!

He's a two-time All-Conference performer in football and baseball.

He also has a 3.67 GPA!

Ezard will be headed to Lincoln Land Community College to play baseball.

Week 1: Jeffery Wells (MacArthur football)

Week 2: Jackson Hogan (St. Teresa football)

Week 3: Markesha Jackson (Eisenhower basketball/track)

Week 4: Jeske Maples (Central A&M football)

Week 5: Aiden Seider (Eisenhower football)

Week 6: Kate Jeffers (Okaw Valley volleyball) 

Week 7: Edgar Onate (St. Teresa soccer)

Week 8: Grant Ripperda (Wiliamsville football)

Week 9: Wade Jostes (Maroa-Forsyth football)

Week 10: Sage Davis (Mt. Zion football)

Week 11: Jonah Lauff (Pana football)

Week 12: Brittney Oakley (Warrensburg-Latham track & field)

Week 13: Tyler Estes (Glenwood football)

Week 14: R.J. Walker (Eisenhower basketball)

Week 15: Bernie Roach (ISVI wrestling)

Week 16: Decatur Christian Starting Five

Week 17: Jason Pealer (Decatur Lutheran basketball)

Week 18: Kyla Jones (Eisenhower basketball)

Week 19: Kyle Ingram (Sacred Heart-Griffin basketball)

Week 20: Ashlyn Sturdy (TCSV Tornadoes basketball)

Week 21: Connor Heaton (Central A&M basketball)

Week 22: Liva Binder (Tumbler)

Week 23: Addison Newbon (St. Teresa)

Week 24: Emily White (Sullivan basketball)

Week 25: Lainie Wolter and Emma Ewing (Mt. Zion basketball)

Week 26: Lukas Eagle (Mt. Zion wrestling)

Week 27: Kadinn Morris (Sacred Heart-Griffin)

Week 28: Rhiannon Held (Mt. Zion pole vault)

Week 29: Clinton track quartet

Week 30: Jacob Paradee (Central A&M Basketball/Football)

Week 31: Jacob Shumaker (Mt. Zion Track/Soccer)

Week 32: Hallie Mitchell (Maroa-Forsyth Softball/Basketball)

Week 33: Reese Edwards (Sacred Heart-Griffin) 

Week 34: Alex Henrikson and Olivia Rosenstein (Williamsville track/Basketball, Urbana Track)

Week 35: Jesse Damery (Meridian Softball)

Week 36: Ellie Knight (Auburn Golf)

Week 37: Sabrie Strong-McCloud (MacArthur Track, Volleyball and Cheerleading)

Week 38: Khalil Ross (Lanphier Track and Field)

Week 39: Kenli Nettles (ALAH Track and Field)

Week 40: Kyaria Cotton (Eisenhower Girl's Soccer, Cheerleader)

Week 41: Taylor Fox (Mt. Zion Track, Basketball, Cross Country) 

Week 42: Andrew Ellison (Monticello, Soccer, Swimming, Baseball, Football

Week 43: Hunter Hendershot (Mahomet-Seymour, Track and field)

Week 44: Ben Hartl (Springfield High, Baseball)

Week 45: Zoie Bowman (Meridian, Softball)

Week 46: James Dent (Southeast, Basketball)

Week 47: Devin Hale (Sacred Heart-Griffin, Football)

Week 48: Eric Tyler (Southeast, Football)

Week 49: Qua Smith (MacArthur, Basketball)

Week 50: Valerie Nutakor (St. Teresa, Volleyball)

Week 51: Matthew Baker (Rochester, Football)

Week 52: Bennie Slater (Springfield High, Basketball)

Week 53: Alex Sweetland (Sacred Heart-Griffin, Football)

Week 54: Sofie Lowis (Sacred Heart-Griffin, Football)

Week 55: Daleny Chumbley (TCSV, Softball)

Week 56: Brayden Closs (Warrensburg Latham, Football, Baseball)

Week 57: Layton Hall (ALAH, Cross Country)

Week 57: Mabry Bruhn (Monticello, Cross Country, Swimming)

Week 58: Grant Hardwick (Tuscola, Basketball, Football)

Week 59: Eric Turner Jr. (Danville, Football, Track and Field)

Week 60: Ben Gilbert (Maroa-Forsyth, Football, Track and Field) 

Week 61: Jacob Stoneburner (Effingham, Football, Basketball

Week 62: Brynn Tabeling (Tuscola, Basketball, Track)

Week 63: Morgan Pilate (Mt. Zion Track and Field)

Week 64: Chloe Moyer (Meridian Track and Field)

Week 65: Avery Oberheim (Monticello Softball)

Week 66: Parker Wolfe (Effingham Football and Basketball)

Week 67: Drew Ezard (Jacksonville Football, Baseball and Basketball)

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