Vote for The Herald’s Prep Athlete of the Week for Jan. 14-20

The Athlete of the Week nominees for Jan. 14-20. Voting closes at midnight Sunday. The winner will be announced on next week’s Prep Focus page.

Jayden Acosta-Newsome

Lynnwood | Boys Basketball

Acosta-Newsome, a senior, hit the game-winning 3-pointer in the final seconds to lift the Royals to a 55-53 victory over Mountlake Terrace on Friday.

Heidi Impola

Grace Academy | Girls Basketball

Impola, a freshman, recorded a double-double — 19 points and 11 rebounds — as the Eagles clinched the Northwest 1B championship with a 42-31 win over Shoreline Christian on Friday.

Vatoria Keyes

Edmonds-Woodway | Girls Wrestling

Keyes, a junior ranked seventh in the state among all classifications at 235 pounds, won a 2-1 decision over fourth-ranked Goddess Ma’alonga-Faleto of Thomas Jefferson on Saturday at the Lady Classic at Everett High School.

Paris Smith

Cascade | Girls Bowling

Smith, a senior, rolled a 226 game and a 436 series to lead the Bruins to a 3-0 win over Jackson on Friday at Evergreen Lanes in Everett.

Gunnar Steen

Mariner | Boys Swimming

Steen, a junior, won the 100-yard butterfly and the diving competition in a meet against Everett on Tuesday at Mariner High School. He also was part of the Marauders’ victorious 400 freestyle relay team. Steen’s efforts helped Mariner edge the Seagulls, 91-86.

Luke Weaver

Sultan | Boys Wrestling

Weaver, a senior ranked second in the state in Class 1A at 126 pounds, edged Woodland sophomore J.J. Fuerst, ranked eighth in 2A, 1-0 to claim first place in the 126-pound weight class Saturday at the Rubber Chicken Classic in Kalama.


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