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After plenty of solid fall sports performers over the last week — including many in the postseason — here are the nominees for the Journal Star high school athlete of the week for Oct. 25-30.
The poll closes at noon Friday. Information about the nominees is below. If the poll does not appear below, please click here.
If you have a nominee for the honor, email us at sports@pjstar.com or tag us on Twitter @pjstarsports.
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This should come as no surprise that Glatz lands himself back on the ballot following his performance Friday night in the Class 5A opening round. He rushed for 417 yards and a 5A playoff record seven touchdowns and in leading Morton (8-2) to a 56-33 victory over Highland. His TDs went for 85, 64, 64, 55, 16, 7 and 2 yards.
One boot of the ball and Kewanee came all the way back from a double-digit deficit to beat Plano, 17-14 in the Class 4A playoffs opening round. The Boilermaker kicker split the uprights on a 40-yard field goal in the final seconds. Kewanee (9-1) trailed 14-0 midway through the third quarter.
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No stranger to being a nominee, Georges captured the Class 2A individual title at the Metamora Sectional on Saturday. His time of 15:02.77 on the 2.94-mile Black Patridge Park course was nearly 23 seconds better than the second-place finisher. Limestone was one of four Mid-Illini Conference teams advancing to next Saturday’s state meet.
The senior covered the 2.94-mile course at Black Patridge Park in 18:14.68 for a second-place finish at Saturday’s Class 2A Metamora Sectional meet. Cover helped the Irish advanced to next Saturday’s state meet at Detweiller Park. PND finished fourth with 108 points.
This pair of Silver Streak swimmers combined to win seven events in Tuesday’s nonconference dual meet victory over Macomb, 114-65. Warren and Tapper were on the winning 200-yard medley relay (2:08.33), while swimming separately on first-place 200-yard freestyle (Tapper, 1:54.93) and 400-yard freestyle (Warren, 4:15.66). Tapper then took top honors in the 200-yard IM (2:31.84) and 100-yard freestyle (1:03.36), while Warren was first in 500-yard free (5:40.39) and the 50-yard freestyle (:27.66).
The Potters goalie pitched a shutout as the Potters picked a 2-0 victory over Washington on Friday night in the Class 2A Dunlap Sectional final. Morton (19-2-4), which advances to its second Elite Eight in three years to face Rockford Boylan (24-1-0) at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Lewis University Supersectional, got goals from Riley Lennington and Braden Damotte, who scored in the 65th minute.
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The Redbirds have gotten steady play from their junior setter, who dished out 24 assists in Thursday’s Class 3A Streator Regional title win over Limestone, 25-16, 25-9. Hall fed two of her top hitters in Esma Frieden (nine kills) and Kayla Pacha (eight kills). Metamora (34-1) plays two-time reigning 3A state champion Sterling (16-17-1) at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Dunlap Sectional semifinals.
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The senior setter handed out 14 assists as the Lady Princes won their own Class 1A regional, 25-17, 25-14 on Thursday night. Amber Brawley was on the receiving one more than half of those assists, posting eight kills. Princeville (30-2) advances to the Abingdon-Avon Sectional semifinals, facing Augusta Southeastern (35-2) at 6:30 p.m. Monday. 
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Adam Duvall is a Journal Star sports reporter. Email him at aduvall@pjstar.com. Follow him on Twitter @AdamDuvall.


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