High School Sports Spotlight for Nov. 26, 2012
November 25, 2012 5:54PM
Cheyenne Roby, of Crete-Monee
Updated: December 27, 2012 6:12AM
This week we shine the spotlight on: Cheyenne Roby, Bowling, Crete-Monee; Will Jones, Wrestling, Evergreen Park; Samantha Grima, Cheerleading, Oak Forest; and Justin Stanwyck, Swimming, Lemont
Sr., Bowling, Crete-Monee
Roby began bowling after doing a lot of watching.
“When I was younger, my father was in a bowling league, my brother was in a bowling league, my mother was in a bowling league,” she said. “I was in the bowling alley a lot. I picked up on a lot of things and I was like ‘I’m going to bowl like everyone else.’ ”
One of Roby’s goals this season is to top the 200-mark in a game.
“I’ve been really close a few times, so I think I can achieve it,” she said.
Jr., Wrestling, Evergreen Park
Jones, a defensive back on Evergreen Park’s state semifinal football team, was a sectional qualifier at 120 pounds a season ago.
“I started wrestling my freshman year,” Jones said. “Coach (David) Pierce talked me into it. He wrestled at Purdue and told me he thought I’d be good at it.”
Jones hopes to wrestle at 120 for his junior campaign, and then head to the baseball diamond in the spring.
Sr., Cheerleading, Oak Forest
When she was in third grade, Grima moved from Hickory Hills to Oak Forest and joined the Raider cheerleading program. Years later, the Oak Forest senior is still at it and last year helped the Bengals finish second in the state among medium school teams.
“I love competition. It’s thrilling and exciting,” she said. “Not just to win, but being on a team that you have been working with until June. It’s a thrilling feeling.”
Sr., Swimming, Lemont
A freestyle sprinter, Stanwyck is a leader in a program that’s in only its fourth year.
“The team was great last year,” he said. “Going to conference (South Suburban Blue) and being competitive for the first time was nice. We have seniors that have been on the team the whole time, so that should be fun.”
A highlight last season: In one meet, Stanwyck dropped three seconds from both his 50- and 100-yard freestyle times.