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The Athlete of the Week nominees for Oct. 1-7. Voting closes at midnight Friday. The winner will be announced on next week’s Prep Focus page.

Capassio Cherry

Edmonds-Woodway | Football

Cherry, a senior, rushed for 329 yards and four scores on 33 carries in the Warriors’ 41-35 overtime loss to Snohomish on Friday. Cherry averaged 9.97 yards per carry.

Griffin Gardoski

Arlington | Football

Gardoski, a senior, hauled in 12 receptions for 152 yards and five touchdowns — including the game-winner — and caught a pair of two-point conversions in the Eagles’ 48-42 overtime victory over eighth-ranked Oak Harbor on Friday.

Kayli Kersavage

Snohomish | Diving

Kersavage, a sophomore and the defending 3A state diving champion, narrowly edged Marysville Getchell’s Lexi Kilbourn 224.55-223.55 during a three-team meet Tuesday at Marysville Pilchuck High School.

Samaya Morin

Volleyball | Lake Stevens

Morin, a sophomore, had 17 kills, 15 digs and three blocks in the Vikings’ 3-0 win over Jackson on Oct. 1, and 12 kills, three service aces and three blocks in a 3-0 victory over Glacier Peak on Wednesday.

Deyago Peraza

Edmonds-Woodway |

Boys Cross Country

Peraza, a senior, placed third among 272 runners in the upper-division varsity boys race Saturday at the prestigious Hole in the Wall Invitational at Lakewood High School. Peraza completed the 5,000-meter course in 15 minutes, 14.2 seconds.

Liam Perkins

Marysville Getchell | Boys Tennis

Perkins staged an incredible comeback for the Chargers’ lone win in a 6-1 loss at Monroe. He rallied from a lopsided loss in the first set to pull out a 1-6, 7-6, 7-5 victory at No. 2 singles.

Delaine Polly

Lake Stevens | Girls soccer

Polly, a sophomore goalkeeper, entered the Vikings’ match against Jackson on Tuesday after the Vikings’ starting goalkeeper received a red card. She recorded five saves, including a couple of game-savers at the end of regulation and in overtime, to help the Vikings to a 0-0 draw with a powerful Timberwolves squad.

Kara Sevigny

Mariner | Girls Cross Country

Sevigny, a junior, placed first in a five-team meet Wednesday at River Meadows Park in Arlington. She covered the 5,000-meter course in 21:10.6.


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