By Jeff Halpern
Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Arkansas high school athlete of the week for Oct. 4-10. 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.
Noah Embry, Greenwood boys cross country
Embry won the Class 5A-7A division of the Greenwood Invitational in 17:06.3
Kennedy Phelan, Fayetteville volleyball
Phelan, a Florida State commitment, had 36 assists and 10 aces in the Lady Bulldogs’ 25-13, 25-19, 25-8 victory over Bentonville.
Trejo won the Springdale Schools Invitational in 19:21.38.
Donovan Whitten, Arkadelphia football
The junior completed 19-of-27 passes for 364 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Badgers’ 48-14 win over Fountain Lake.
Rhett South, Farmington boys golf
South won the Class 4A state title at Fayetteville Country Club with an even-par 70.
James Eslick, Springdale Har-Ber boys cross country
Eslick won the Springdale Schools Invitational in 15:46.83.
Caylan Koons, Springdale Har-Ber volleyball
Koons had 26 assists and 10 digs in a 25-18, 25-7, 25-11 victory over Springdale and 29 assists and 9 digs in a 25-16, 25-11, 25-11 victory over Bentonville West.
Laini Cota, Sylvan Hills girls cross country
Cota won the Bryant Danny Westbrook Invitational in 19:50.3.
Donovyn Omolo, Conway football
The sophomore completed 20-of-26 passes for 340 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Wampus Cats’ 57-21 win over Cabot.
Jack Henry Wise, Harding Academy boys golf
Wise won the Class 3A state title at The Creeks Golf & RV Resort in Cave Springs with a 71 by defeating Preston Nesterenko of Baptist Prep in the third hole of a playoff.
Dylan Dew, Hot Springs Lakeside boys cross country
Dew won the Bryant Danny Westbrook Invitational in 15:59.8.
Lindsay Jensen, Mountain Home volleyball
Jensen had 34 assists, 16 digs and 3 aces in a 19-25, 25-13, 25-22, 21-25, 15-6 victory over Van Buren.
Elia Gary, Episcopal Collegiate girls cross country
Gary won the Vilonia Everybody 5K in 20:00.3.
Joseph Himon, Pulaski Academy football
Himon rushed for 182 yards and 4 touchdowns and caught 8 passes for 91 yards and 1 touchdown in a 63-28 victory over Pulaski Academy.
Denton Reilly, Izard County boys golf
Reilly won the Class 1A state title at The Course on Turkey Mountain at Horseshoe Bend with a 2-under-par 71.
Logan Gates, Greenbrier boys cross country
Gates won the Vilonia Everybody 5K in 16:48.1.
Myia McCoy, Greenwood volleyball
McCoy had 22 kills and 11 digs in a 14-25, 26-24, 12-25, 25-15, 15-11 victory over Van Buren.
Chloe Weathers, Clarksville girls cross country
Weathers won the Class 1A-4A division of the Greenwood Invitational in 21:27.2.
Donovan Pearson, Benton football
The junior caught 5 passes for 130 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Panthers’ 30-23 win over Little Rock Parkview.
Luke Hanson, Maumelle Charter boys golf
Hanson won the Class 2A state title with a 72 at Cooper’s Hawk Golf Course in Melbourne.
Matthew Dunsworth, Clarksville boys cross country
Dunsworth won the Class 1A-4A division of the Greenwood Invitational in 17:08.7.
Alex Loy, Arkadelphia football
The senior caught 8 passes for 155 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Badgers’ 48-14 win over Fountain Lake.
Aubree Willie, Van Buren girls cross country
Wille won the Class 5A-7A division of the Greenwood Invitational in 20:48.9.
Jake Glover, Greenwood football
Glover rushed for 209 yards on 22 carries with 4 touchdowns in a 54-17 victory over Siloam Springs.
Will Gordon, Hot Springs Lakeside boys golf
Gordon won the Class 5A state title with a 1-over-73 at Mystic Creek in El Dorado.
Isaiah Sategna, Fayetteville football
The senior caught 11 passes for 198 yards, including a 62-yard touchdown, in the Bulldogs’ 47-17 rout over Fort Smith Southside.
Andrew Payne, Little Rock Catholic boys golf
Payne won the Class 6A state title with a 1-under-par 141 at Hurricane Golf & Country Club in Bryant.