Vote for The Herald’s Prep Athlete of the Week for Oct. 22-28

The Athlete of the Week nominees for Oct. 22-28. 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 305 yards and five touchdowns on 25 carries and scored on an 80-yard kickoff return in the Warriors’ 59-47 loss to Marysville Pilchuck on Thursday.

Paul Holm

Stanwood | Football

Holm, a senior quarterback, accounted for six touchdowns — four rushing and two passing — in the Spartans’ 60-14 victory over Lynnwood on Thursday.

Devon Martinka

Stanwood | Volleyball

Martinka, a senior, collected 25 kills, 20 digs and seven service aces in the Spartans’ 3-2 win over Everett on Oct. 22.

Ben Nichols and Ben Spores

Arlington | Boys Tennis

Spores, a senior, and Nichols, a junior, placed third in the 3A Northwest District Tournament to clinch a berth in next spring’s state tournament. According to Eagles coach Ben Mendro, they are the first boys tennis players from Arlington to qualify for state.

Bree Nichols

Snohomish | Girls Soccer

Nichols, a sophomore, scored both of the Panthers’ goals in a 2-1 win over Stanwood on Saturday in the opening round of the 3A Northwest District Tournament.

Deyago Peraza

Edmonds-Woodway | Boys Cross Country

Peraza, a senior, turned in the fastest time among the boys Saturday at Northwest District Championships in Langley. Smith placed first in the Class 3A race, covering the 5,000-meter course in 16 minutes, 7.87 seconds.

Naomi Smith

King’s | Girls Cross Country

Smith, a junior, turned in the fastest time among the girls Saturday at Northwest District Championships in Langley. Smith won the Class 1A race, covering the 5,000-meter course in 18:16.05.


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