Athletes of the Week
The best performances from the world of preps from Feb. 17-22
Tulalip Heritage | boys basketball
The Hawks guard scored the game-winning basket with 5.6 seconds remaining in the game as Tulalip Heritage beat No. 1-ranked Neah Bay 68-66 in the 1B tri-district championship game. Hamilton also had a combined 40 points in victories over Mount Rainier Lutheran and Shorewood Christian in the tourney.
Other nominees: Jason Smarr, Edmonds-Woodway; Jason Todd, Jackson; Conner Longoria, Archbishop Murphy; Daniel Ghebremichael, Shorecrest.
Edmonds-Woodway | girls basketball
The Warriors freshman scored the game-winning basket with seven seconds to play as E-W beat Eastlake to advance to the state tournament. Earlier in the week, Peterson scored a basket to tie the score and send the Warriors’ loser-out game against Monroe to overtime.
Other nominees: Jadynn Alexander, Monroe; Jordyn Edwards, Lynnwood; Nicole Fausey, Glacier Peak; Adiya Jones, Tulalip Heritage; Jenika Anglim, Marysville Pilchuck.
Lake Stevens | wrestling
The Vikings 113-pound grappler beat Moses Lake’s Fernando Leyva 6-5 to earn not only his second consecutive state championship, but also secure Lake Stevens’ back-to-back team championships.
Other nominees: Hunter Lord, Lynnwood; Foster Wade, Stanwood; Cody Vigoren, Lake Stevens; Lane Monteith, Darrington; Mason McKenzie, Darrington.
Stephen Boden, Austin Barnard and Elliott Forde
Archbishop Murphy | boys swim
The trio of Wildcats swimmers won a combined four individual titles to help Archbishop Murphy win its second straight state title. Boden won the 200-yard individual medley and 500 free, including setting a 2A meet record in the IM with a time of 1 minute, 52.01 seconds. Barnard was first in the 200 free and second in the 100 butterfly and Forde narrowly edged out Sumner’s David Kakuk by less than a point to win the diving competition.
Other nominees: Eben Schumann, Kamiak; Shelby Lee, Kamiak; Chris Flynn, Meadowdale; Aaron Moss, Shorecrest.
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