High School Sports Spotlight
December 30, 2012 5:10PM
Nicole Jeffrey, of Romeoville
Updated: February 1, 2013 6:14AM
Sr., Bowling, Romeoville
On Dec. 22, Jeffrey won the Joliet Central Invitational for the second straight year. She’s hoping it bodes well.
“My goal as an individual is to make all-conference and ... All-State,” she said. “For our team, I want us to keep improving and have more points in conference than we did last season.”
Jeffrey said her family has bowled “forever,” adding, “I’ve just been into it ever since I was little.”
Jeffrey’s favorite music includes One Direction, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift.
Sr., Swimming, Lockport
Oldendorf reached state last season in the 200- and 500-yard freestyles.
“I definitely want to be All-State in the 500,’’ Oldendorf said of making the top 12 at the state meet in February. “That’s basically my individual goal, but we want to win sectional as a team. That’s our big goal. We’ve never done that before.’’
Oldendorf said his individual goal for a time is “to go 4:35 in the 500, which would be dropping 10 seconds.”
Sr., Cheerleading, L-W West
The Warriors finished 23rd in the state meet medium school division in 2011 and 16th in ’12.
Dyer has an eye on a top-10 finish in February.
“I love how a team can come together — it’s not like an individual sport,” she said. “It’s great to work together and accomplish something as a team, like making it down state.”
She conceded she likes the attention she gets as a flyer, saying “flying is what everyone watches. It’s exciting but if you mess up, people notice.”
Jr., Wrestling, Plainfield S.
A returning regional and Southwest Prairie Conference champion, Silva is ranked as one of the top 106-pounders in Class 3A.
“I call my wrestling shoes my work boots,” Silva said. “When I strap them on, I like to go to work.”
This season, Silva won at the 18-team Plano Reaper Classic, helping the Cougars to a third-place finish.
Silva comes from a family of wrestlers. His father, also Miguel, wrestled at North Central College.