WAND Sports' Athlete of the Week!

Each week, sports director Gordon Voit, Mark Pearson and Orlando Toatley put the spotlight on a local high school athlete who is excelling as a student and community member as well!

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

Congratulations to Hunter Hendershot!

After multiple State Championships in track and field as a thrower of the shot put and the discus, Hunter Hendershot is ready for his new challenge which will be at the University of Illinois.

As one of the most decorated track and field athletes in Central Illinois history, Hendershot says one of the biggest contributing factors to his success was his newly found faith.

Hendershot will study sports administration in college and hopes to be an athletic director in the future.

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)

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