The Athlete of the Week nominees for Feb. 20-26. Voting closes at midnight Sunday. The winner will be announced with the next poll and in next Tuesday’s edition of The Herald.
Connor Aney | Glacier Peak | Boys Wrestling
Aney, a sophomore, pulled out a 5-4 ultimate tiebreaker victory over Sunnyside’s Mateo Armendariz to secure the 4A 285-pound state title at Mat Classic XXXIV on Feb. 18. He won The Herald’s Athlete of the Week voting for Feb. 13-19 by claiming 589 (32.4%) of 1,820 votes.
This week’s nominees
Jailin Johnson | Mariner | Boys Basketball
Johnson, a senior, poured in a game-high 29 points as the Marauders bested Chiawana 85-74 on Feb. 25 to earn a berth to the Class 4A Hardwood Classic at the Tacoma Dome.
Zaveon Jones | Mountlake Terrace | Boys Basketball
Jones, a junior, posted 19 points, six rebounds and four assists in the Hawks’ 54-52 loss to Eastside Catholic on Feb. 25.
Kayla Lorenz | Lynnwood | Girls Basketball
Lorenz, a junior, scored a team-high 25 points as the Royals topped West Seattle 47-45 on Feb. 25 to clinch a berth to the Class 3A Hardwood Classic at the Tacoma Dome.
Mylie Wugumgeg | Everett | Girls Basketball
Wugumgeg, a junior, scored a team-high 23 points and made a pair of key free throws in the closing moments as the Eagles defeated Peninsula 56-51 on Feb. 24 to seal up a berth to the Class 3A Hardwood Classic at the Tacoma Dome.
Note: The Herald’s Athlete of the Week nominees are chosen based off stats reported to the newspaper, recommendations from coaches and first-hand observations. Stats from games and recommendations for nominees can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations for each week must be received by noon on Monday.
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