Vote now: Who should be SBLive’s Arkansas high school athlete of the week?

By Jeff Halpern

Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Arkansas high school athlete of the week for Sept. 20-26. 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 nate@scorebooklive.com.

Maci Grams, Fort Smith Northside volleyball

Grams had 45 assists and 13 digs in a 26-24, 17-25, 25-23, 25-21 victory over Cabot.

Reagan Webb, Mountain Home girls golf

Webb earned medalist honors in the 5A-West girls golf tournament at Greystone Country Club in Cabot with a 75.

Andrew Westphal, Mountain Home boys cross country

Westphal finished fourth and was the highest-finishing Arkansan at the Frank Horton Invitational in Memphis in 15:48.70.

James Jointer, Little Rock Parkview football

The senior Arkansas Razorbacks commit had 33 carries for 268 yards, averaging 8.1 yards per carry, and 5 touchdowns, in the Patriots’ 48-28 win over Greenwood on Thursday night.

Olivia Pielemeier, Lake Hamilton girls cross country

Pielemeier won the Class 5A division at the Cyclone Invitational in Russellville in 19:05.2.

J.B. Elia, El Dorado boys golf

Elia won the 5A-South Conference tournament with a 69 at Glenwood Country Club.

Lindsay Jensen, Mountain Home volleyball

Jensen had nine kills and 22 assists in a 24-26, 25-16, 25-17, 21-25, 17-15 loss to Greenbrier.

Emma Hessler, Sheridan girls golf and Aubrey Marx, El Dorado girls golf

Both players shared medalist honors at the 5A-South Conference tournament with a 76 at Glenwood Country Club.

Dylan Dew, Hot Springs Lakeside boys cross country

Drew won the Lakeside Rams Invitational in Hot Springs in 15:54.00.

DeDe Johnson, Searcy football

Johnson rushed for 245 yards and 6 touchdowns in 24 carries in a 41-3 victory over Sheridan.

Blaine Chambers, Alma boys golf

Chambers earned medalist honors in the 5A-West boys golf tournament with a 68.

Caylan Koons, Springdale Har-Ber volleyball

Koons had 33 assists and 7 digs in a 25-20, 25-13, 25-11 victory over Rogers and had 46 assists, 15 digs and 3 blocks in a 25-19, 11-25, 25-23, 15-25, 20-18 victory over Fayetteville on Thursday.

Jordan Rittenburg, Mountain Home girls cross country

Rittenburg finished fifth and was the highest-finishing Arkansan in the Frank Horton Invitational in Memphis in 19:15.9.

Denton Reilley, Izard County boys golf

Reilley earned medalist honors with a 78 in the Class 1A District 2 Tournament at The Course on Turkey Mountain in Horseshoe Bend.

Juliah Rodgers, Jessieville girls cross country

Rodgers won the Class 1A-4A division at the Cyclone Invitational in Russellville in 19:19.3.

Jalen Dupree, Malvern football

Dupree rushed for 229 yards and 35 carries and scored five touchdowns in a 40-20 victory over Bauxite.

Zeke McCain, Lake Hamilton boys cross country

McCain won the Class 5A division of the Cyclone Invitational in Russellville in 16:15.5.

Carson Schmitz, Mountain Home volleyball

Schmitz had 19 kills, 19 digs and 10 assists in a 25-22, 16-25, 25-20, 21-25 15-12 loss to Greenwood.

Hunter Talley, Siloam Springs football

The senior threw for 351 yards and 3 TD passes and ran for 135 yards and 3 more touchdowns, including a 46-yarder, in the Panthers’ 34-33 loss to Van Buren.

Olivia Melton, Fort Smith Southside volleyball

Melton had 11 kills and 14 digs in a 25-22, 25-19, 25-23 victory over Bentonville West.

Josh Ficklin, Bentonville football

The junior ran for 270 yards and 5 touchdowns on 37 carries in the Tigers’ 41-21 win over Springdale Har-Ber.

James Eslick Springdale Har-Ber boys cross country

Eslick won the University of the Ozarks Invitational in 16:09.90.

Za’kari Gurule, Fort Smith Northside volleyball

Gurule had 11 kills and 17 digs in a 26-24, 17-25, 25-23, 25-21 victory over Cabot.

Brandon Scott, Charleston football

The junior completed 14-of-17 passes for 320 yards and 4 TDs in the Tigers’ 51-0 victory over Greenland.

Meg Swindle, Conway girls cross country

Swindle won the Class 6A division at the Cyclone Invitational in Russellville in 19:30.0.

Michael Rainer, Rivercrest football

Ranier scored five touchdowns Friday night in a 61-41 victory over Pocahontas. He caught 6 passes for 144 yards and 3 touchdowns. He ran for another touchdown returned a kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown.

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