Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Arkansas high school athlete of the week for April 26-May 2 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote. Voting will conclude Sunday at 11:59 p.m. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, email email@example.com or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveark.
Kylan Almond, Van Buren boys soccer: Almond recorded a hat trick in Van Buren’s 7-2 win over Alma.
Jeb Brown, Rogers Heritage baseball: Brown had four hits and four RBIs to help power Rogers Heritage to a 12-3 win over Siloam Springs.
Reed Carroll, Greenwood baseball: Carroll led Greenwood to a 7-1 win over Alma by pitching into the seventh inning and striking out 12 and going 3 for 5 with a triple.
Woyn Chatmon, Little Rock Central boys track: Chatmon ran the 400 meters in 49.02 at the AHSAA 6A Central Championship, the best 400 time in Arkansas this season. He also won the 100 and 200.
Madi Conklin, Fort Smith Southside softball: Conklin singled, doubled, homered and drove in four to lead Southside to a 12-2 win over Har-Ber.
Wyatt Core, Fayetteville baseball: Core delivered a three-run triple that proved to be the difference in a 4-1, 13-inning victory against Rogers Heritage. It was Fayetteville’s only hit of the game.
Aidan Dayberry, Pea Ridge softball: Dayberry struck out nine as part of a six-hit shutout, pitching Pea Ridge to a 3-0 win over Gravette.
Madden Dillard, Rogers baseball: Dillard pitched Rogers to a 5-0 win over Har-Ber, striking out seven and allowing two hits in seven innings.
Kinleigh Hall, Har-Ber girls track: At the AHSAA 6A West Championship, Hall turned in the state’s best 400 meters time this season — 57.25. She also won in the 100.
Olivia Hancock, Paragould girls track: Hancock’s discus throw of 138-2 at the AHSAA 5A East Championship is the state’s best mark this season.
Chase Hawkins, Conway boys soccer: Hawkins had two goals in Conway’s 3-0 win over Northside.
Carleigh Hollis, Greene County Tech softball: Hollis was 4 for 4 with six RBIs in Tuesday’s 12-2 victory over Searcy.
Sam Hurley, Fayetteville boys track: Hurley’s 38.38 in the 300 hurdles at the AHSAA 6A West Championship is the best mark in Arkansas this season. He also won the pole vault competition at 14-02.
Maci McJunkins, Nashville softball: McJunkins twirled a one-hitter with 15 strikeouts in Tuesday’s 10-0 victory against Arkadelphia. Two nights later, she pitched a two-hitter and struck out 11 in a 7-0 win over Malvern.
Kaitlyn McMahan, Bentonville West girls soccer: McMahan had two goals in Bentonville West’s 5-0 victory over Fort Smith Southside.
Ryen Rassi, Bentonville West softball: Rassi hit two home runs in Bentonville West’s 8-2 win over Rogers Heritage.
McKenzie Vaughan, Bentonville softball: Vaughan fired a one-hitter with 14 strikeouts (one walk) and crushed two home runs with four RBIs, leading Bentonville to a 12-0 rout of Fayetteville.