Providence Catholic's Eddie Klimara outpolled five others in voting for Patch Athlete of the Week, Dec. 18-24. He is now eligible for December Patch Athlete of the Month recognition.
LaTondra Brooks, sophomore, guard, girls basketball, Oak Lawn. Brooks scored 41 points in Spartan victories over Rich East (65-60) and Romeoville (63-56).
Eddie Klimara, senior, wrestling, Providence Catholic. Klimara won the 126-pound championship at the Dvorak Memorial tournament. He became the second individual to win four straight titles at one of the state’s premier holiday events. The first was a former teammate, Edwin Cooper.
Donald Moore, senior, guard, boys basketball, Bloom Township. Moore scored 18 points in the Trojans’ 59-50 victory over Rich East. His work helped Bloom boost its record to 9-0 heading into play at the McDipper.
Sebastian Pique, junior, wrestling, Sandburg. Pique defeated Stagg’s Brad Sievers in their 120-pound match to help the Eagles notch a 58-12 dual-meet victory over the Chargers. Pique was one of 11 individual winners for Sandburg.
Nic Weishar, sophomore, forward, boys basketball, Marist. Weishar scored 20 points in the RedHawks’ 76-67 victory over Eisenhower at the Marist Holiday Invitational.
Ashley Weringa, junior, guard, girls basketball, Lincoln-Way North. Weringa scored 28 points in Phoenix victories over Richards (51-16) and Oak Lawn (47-28). She made four 3-pointers against the Spartans.
Attention Coaches: Like to Nominate Your Athlete Next Week? Email nominations to Sports Editor Ron Kremer (firstname.lastname@example.org). Nominations must be received by noon on Monday for consideration. Please include a photo or photos of your nominee and detailed information on why he or she is a deserving candidate for the weekly award. Weekly winners are eligible for Patch Athlete of the Month recognition.