We are choosing the best players for the spring high school season and are asking you to help us name the Rockford Register Star High School Athlete of the Week.
Each week we will identify the best actors from the past week and let you decide who will get the title by voting in our poll. Below are the surveys and information on each athlete. The poll will close at noon on Friday, after which we will announce the winner.
Vote for the bar of your choice in the Rockford Register Star app or on the rrstar.com website. You can also vote and vote in the poll by clicking here.
Ashton Banker, Honongah Boys Track and Field
As the postseason of the men’s track and field season approached, senior sprinter Ashton Banker once again became an honorary man. In the quad match against Auburn, Harlem and Jeffers last Wednesday, Banker won the 100-meter dash at 11:49, of the best season of 11:40, and gave Hongongah an anchor of 400 and 1,600 relays in a major competition (8 – points).) The team wins. Banker and Honongah will attempt to bring the speed of the NIC-10 boys’ track and field game to Harlem on June 4.
Jason Buhl, Winnipeg baseball
Jason Buhl pitched a five-inning no-hitter against Rock Falls on Tuesday, knocking out 13 of the 15 batters he faced. Buhl walked only one base on balls and allowed only two balls to play: a base from first base and a base from pitcher. Buhl, who was 3-1 at the plate with a double, one run and one RBI, has hit 58 strikeouts and eight walks in 26/3 innings this season, with a 1.01 ERA.
Michelle Gasmund, track and field of Guilford Girls
Guilford’s defending NIC-10 cross country champion’s NIC-10 track and field, Sofmore Michelle Gasmund, had a great performance from the girls during the first night of rain and wind this weekend. The solid 800-1,600 meter run driven by Gasmond Elements won the doubles, both winning with extra space. She helped Guilford’s 1,600-relay team finish third and second in the high jump, ultimately leading the Vikings to second in the final conference team spot.
Simon Riley, Lena-Winslow / Stockton Wrestling
Simon Riley knocked out Maddax Blakely, who finished third in the state as Dakota last year, in a 4-4 overtime victory Thursday night, bringing the LTTE-Winslow / Stockton victory to No. 1. Dakota Classified. Riley found a late start tying the game with Blackley and used speed to get a takedown in overtime. His teammates followed suit with two more overtime wins after him, and in their next game, Lee-Win / Stockton Dakota shot 40-26.
Anika Rush, Byron Girls Soccer
Anika Rousseau scored both goals in Byron’s 2-0 win over Lutheran last week and then four goals in the Tigers 6-0 win over Genoa-Kingston the following week. The junior forward has 35 goals for Russia this season as she helped Byron to an 11-3 record. Byron is the No. 1 seed for the Aren division, which begins next week.
Mia and Lena Trump, Oregon Softball
Mia and Lena Triple, twins on the Oregon softball team, split their time at the Hawks’ BB during their season finale on Saturday to double the title against Earlville (-0-0) and Indian Creek (-2). . In Game 1, the Twins combined for two strikeout shutouts with ten strikeouts and carried out nine attacks and gave only three hits to Indian Creek. Both twins had multiple hits in each game. Oregon (21-7) clinched the Big Northern Conference title with a 6-1 record and will then face the winner of Byron-Mendota in the first postseason game at home at 5 p.m. Thursday.
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