Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Oregon High School Athlete of the Week for April 26-May 2 as nominated by coaches, fans and readers.
Read through the nominees and cast your vote. We’ll send a free SBLive T-shirt to the winner of the poll! Voting will conclude Sunday at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be announced Monday.
Ariel Chanez, Tualatin softball: Chanez homered twice Monday in the Timberwolves’ 6-0 win over McMinnville.
Ashtyn Clark, Mountain View softball: Clark is a freshman pitcher averaging 11 strikeouts per game on the Cougars varsity team. She had 15 strikeouts against Redmond and went 3 for 3 at the plate — all doubles.
Faith Collar, Roosevelt softball: Collar singled, tripled and hit a grand slam in Friday’s 16-0 rout of Benson. She had two hits and two RBIs and was the winning pitcher, striking out eight in four innings, as Roosevelt beat Grant 14-2 on Wednesday.
Harley Daniel, Oregon City girls track: Daniel’s 14.57 in the 100 hurdles in a meet against Tigard is the state’s best mark in that event this season. She also has the best time in the 300 hurdles (44.26).
Nathan Davis, Sunset baseball: Davis played a key part in all three of the Apollos’ wins last week. Monday, he homered in a 9-2 victory against Westview. In Wednesday’s 12-1 win over Newberg, he doubled, walked twice and scored three runs. He had three hits and drove in a run Friday, when Sunset beat Oregon City 10-3.
Maddie Erickson, Wilsonville softball: Erickson capped a big week with a monster game Friday against West Albany, smashing three home runs, driving in six and striking out 11 in seven innings in the Wildcats’ 13-1 victory. The night before, she homered and struck out 12 in a three-hitter against Putnam. Monday, she struck out 11 in a three-hitter against La Salle Prep.
Nathan Fields, Churchill boys track: Fields turned in a 44-6½ at the City Invitational at Marist, the best triple jump in Oregon this season.
Kaiah Fisher, Hidden Valley girls track: Fisher PR’d in the shot put (45-1½) and discus (165-3), the best marks in those events in Oregon this season.
Joey Gartrell, Canby baseball: Gartrell fired a no-hitter Wednesday against Tigard, striking out 10 and walking two in the Cougars’ 4-0 win.
Cardin Haffner, Sheldon baseball: Haffner pitched a four-hitter with six strikeouts in the Irish’s 11-0 win over Thurston on Monday. He also drove in two runs. Two nights later, he had three RBIs to help Sheldon beat North Bend 10-2.
Kylie Hegar, Clackamas softball: Hegar homered twice and drove in four to help the Cavaliers defeat Gresham 6-3 on Friday. Earlier in the week, she went 4 for 4 with three RBIs in a 13-3 rout of Reynolds.
Cydney Hess, West Linn softball: Hess’ grand slam helped the Lions beat Lake Oswego 10-0 on Friday.
Ky Hoskinson, McMinnville baseball: In Tuesday’s 10-0 six-inning win over Forest Grove, Hoskinson pitched a three-hitter and struck out seven and had two hits and three RBIs. He drove in two runs in Wednesday’s 8-0 victory against Liberty and three more in Friday’s 10-0 rout of the Falcons.
Jackson Jaha, Clackamas baseball: Jaha led the Cavaliers to a 5-1 win over Sandy, coming within an out of a complete game and striking out 14 (zero walks) and driving in two runs.
Payton Lambert, Pendleton baseball: Lambert’s stellar sophomore season continued last week. He homered Tuesday and pitched a perfect inning in a 14-2 win against The Dalles. In Friday’s doubleheader sweep of the Riverhawks, Lambert reached base three times, stole two bases and scored three runs. The previous week, he totaled seven doubles and five RBIs in three games.
Easton Lasich, Roosevelt baseball: Lasich had three hits and four RBIs in the Roughriders’ 11-3 win over Parkrose on Monday. He had three more hits and two RBIs in Wednesday’s 10-5 victory against Lincoln.
Adam Maxwell, West Linn boys track: Maxwell recorded a 6-7 high jump, a personal best and the top mark in Oregon this spring.
Faith McHill, Sherwood softball: McHill struck out 18 as part of a three-hitter in Monday’s 11-2 victory over Glencoe. She fanned 19 in 10 innings in Wednesday’s loss to Newberg.
Jesse Palafox-Arceo, Central Catholic baseball: He had three RBIs in the Rams’ 13-0 rout of Centennial on Tuesday. He pitched a one-hitter in Thursday’s 9-1 win against Barlow. He drove in two runs Friday, helping Central Catholic beat Reynolds 12-2.
Makenna Reid, Tigard softball: Reid got the win in all three of the Tigers’ games last week, pitching 16 total innings and striking out 37 batters. She also homered against Lake Oswego.
Cameron Stein, Ashland boys track: Stein turned in an 8:18.89 in the 3000 at the Phillips-Klimek Distance Twilight, the best mark in Oregon this season. He also owns the best time in the 1500 (3:55.53).
Skylar Teixera, Beaverton softball: Teixera singled, doubled, homered and drove in five Wednesday against Sunset, and the Beavers needed every one of those runs in a 14-13 win. She had two hits — including a triple — and two RBIs in Monday’s 13-5 victory against Century.
Ian Umlandt, Sherwood baseball: Umlandt pitched a one-hitter with eight strikeouts in the Bowmen’s 10-0, five-inning win over Newberg on Tuesday. He also went 2 for 2 at the plate, with a sacrifice fly, two runs and two RBIs.
Paul Wilson, Lakeridge baseball: Wilson helped the Pacers go 3-0 last week. He had three hits and five RBIs in Monday’s 11-1 rout of rival Lake Oswego. Wednesday, he pitched into the seventh inning and struck out 11 (one walk) in a 6-1 win over West Linn. The next night, he had two hits and an RBI in an 11-3 victory against the Lions.
Dalton Wright, Wilsonville baseball: Wright had three hits — including a home run — and four RBIs on Monday in the Wildcats’ 10-0 win over St. Helens. He had two hits and three RBIs the next night, helping Wilsonville beat Hillsboro 16-6.
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