The Athlete of the Week nominees for Jan. 30-Feb. 5. Voting closes at midnight Sunday. The winner will be announced with the next poll and in next Tuesday’s edition of The Herald.
Last week’s winner
Trever Laymance | Granite Falls | Boys Wrestling
Laymance, a sophomore, earned a 7-6 decision over South Whidbey’s Cole Thorsen, ranked fifth in Class 1A at 145 pounds by Washington Wrestling Report, to claim the 145-pound title at the Emerald Sound Conference Tournament on Jan. 28. He scored victories by pin in the quarterfinals and semifinals. Laymance won The Herald’s Athlete of the Week voting for Jan. 23-29 by claiming 748 (37.8%) of 1,981 votes.
This week’s nominees
Makai Bloomfield | Mariner | Boys Basketball
Bloomfield, a senior, poured in a career-high 47 points to help the Marauders clinch a share of the Wesco 4A title with a 85-64 win over Lake Stevens on Feb. 2. He also scored a game-high 30 points in Mariner’s 70-64 win over Glacier Peak on Jan. 31.
Samara Morrow | Arlington | Girls Basketball
Morrow, a junior, connected on six 3-pointers and scored a game-high 27 points as the Eagles sealed up their second straight Wesco 3A/2A title with a 56-38 victory over Shorewood on Jan. 31. She added 12 points in Arlington’s 85-38 win over Monroe on Feb. 2.
Rebecca Serati | Kamiak | Girls Wrestling
Serati, a junior ranked fifth in her weight class for 4A/3A girls by Washington Wrestlng Report, pulled out a 6-4 decision over Lake Stevens’ Kamryn Mason, ranked seventh, to claim the 105-pound title at the Class 4A Sub-Regional Tournament on Feb. 3.
Dylan White | Lynnwood | Boys Wrestling
White, a senior, outlasted Shorewood’s Milan Johnson, ranked eighth at 285 pounds in 3A by Washington Wrestling Report, in a 13-11 overtime decision to claim the 285-pound title at the Wesco 3A South Sub-Regional Tournament on Feb. 4.
Sylas Williams | Jackson | Boys Basketball
Williams, a senior, netted a game-high 42 points as Jackson secured a share of the Wesco 4A title with an 87-69 win over Lake Stevens on Jan. 31. He also scored a game-high 26 points in the Timberwolves’ 67-61 win over Arlington on Feb. 3.
Claire Wright | Darrington | Girls Basketball
Wright, a sophomore, posted a double-double with 14 points and 15 steals as the Loggers topped Grace Academy 50-19 in Class 1B District 1 quarterfinals Feb. 4. She also had 15 points and nine steals in Darrington’s 41-22 win over Concrete on Jan. 31.
Lexie Zabel | Everett | Girls Bowling
Zabel, a freshman, rolled a six-game series of 885 and finished 44th at the 3A state girls bowling tournament. Zabel was the only girls bowler from the area to qualify for the state tournament.
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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