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 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 nate@scorebooklive.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.

EsperanzaTrejo, Springdale

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.

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