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 Valerie Nutakor!

Nutakor is an outstanding athlete and student. 

Last year she lead her team with 290 kills as a sophomore!

In the classroom she's apart of the National Honor Society with a 4.33 weighted GPA.

Her head coach says that she's one of the best players in the area, and will be looked at to help lead the young players this year.

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, Baseball)

Week 45: Zoie Bowman (Meridian, Softball)

Week 46: James Dent (Springfield 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)

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