Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Oregon High School Athlete of the Week for May 3-9 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.
Emma Antich, Westview softball: Antich homered twice last week — in Wednesday’s 11-1 win over Sunset and in Friday’s 16-12 victory against Mountainside.
Brady Baltus, Beaverton baseball: Baltus pitched a four-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts to lead the Beavers to a 2-0 win over Aloha on Monday.
Jasmine Barela, Westview softball: Barela went 5 for 5, hitting for the cycle in the Wildcats’ 16-12 win over Mountainside on Friday. She scored five runs and drove in three. She had three more RBIs in Saturday’s 15-0 rout of Beaverton.
Sophia Beckmon, Oregon City girls track: Beckmon recorded a 19-5½ in the long jump Saturday, the best mark in Oregon this season.
Payton Burnham, Sheldon softball: Burnham homered, drove in four and struck out seven in four one-hit innings to lead the Irish to a 10-0 win over Willamette on Friday.
Isabel Carattini, Westview softball: Carattini homered and had four RBIs in the Wildcats’ 9-2 win over Mountainside on Monday.
Georgia Corey, Jesuit softball: Corey homered twice in Wednesday’s 9-2 win over Southridge. She went 3 for 3 the next night in a 6-0 victory against Aloha and capped her week with a monster four-hit, seven-RBI performance Friday in a 14-2 rout of Sunset, helping the Crusaders stay undefeated.
Brendan Couture, Forest Grove baseball: Couture pitched a four-hitter with seven strikeouts and drove in three runs to help power the Vikings to an 8-1 win over Milwaukie on Monday.
Abbi Covalt, McNary softball: Covalt homered Wednesday to help lift the Celtics to a 7-4 victory over Central.
Harley Daniel, Oregon City girls track: Daniel ran the 100 hurdles in 14.54 on Wednesday, the best mark in Oregon this season. She also has the best time in the 300 hurdles this season (44.26).
Landyn Dupper, Roseburg boys track: Dupper ran the 100 meters in 11.01 on Wednesday, the best mark in Oregon this season.
Chloe Foerster, Jesuit girls track: Foerster ran the 800 meters in 2:07.44 on Wednesday, the best mark in Oregon this season.
Connor Galloway, Aloha baseball: Galloway drove in two runs in the Warriors’ 7-1 win over Beaverton on Wednesday and three more during their 9-7 win over Southridge on Friday.
Cody Gehrett, Ridgeview boys track: Gehrett ran the 300 hurdles in 39.79 on Saturday, the best mark in Oregon this season.
Ky Hoskinson, McMinnville baseball: Hoskinson pitched a five-inning one-hitter with six strikeouts in the Grizzlies’ 10-0 win over Jesuit on Saturday. He tripled, walked and scored twice. Earlier in the week, he allowed one hit in six innings and struck out 11 in an 8-0 win over Century.
Jaden Howlett, Central Catholic baseball: His five-RBI game helped the Rams beat David Douglas 20-3 on Thursday. He was the winning pitcher in Friday’s 11-9 victory against Gresham.
Jackson Jaha, Clackamas baseball: Jaha homered and pitched a three-hitter with 13 strikeouts in the Cavaliers’ 7-0 win over Central Catholic on Tuesday. He homered again, doubled twice and knocked in four during Friday’s 22-1 rout of David Douglas.
Brynn McManus, McMinnville softball: McManus homered in both of the Grizzlies’ wins last week (10-8 over Sherwood on Monday, 10-6 over Glencoe on Saturday).
Kohana Nakato, Summit girls track: Nakato recorded a 151-5 in the javelin Wednesday, the best mark in Oregon this season.
AJ Peterson, Southridge softball: Peterson struck out 10 in seven innings to pitch the Skyhawks to a 5-4 win over Aloha on Saturday. She had two hits and two RBIs. Earlier in the week, she homered against Sunset and again versus Jesuit.
Karen Spadafora, Tigard softball: Spadafora crushed two home runs — including a grand slam — in the Tigers’ 16-0 win over Glencoe on Monday. She homered again as part of a three-hit night in Friday’s 6-1 victory against Tualatin.
Anika Sukumar, West Linn girls track: Sukumar recorded a 37-10 in the triple jump Wednesday, the best mark in Oregon this season.
Kyle Sullivan, West Linn baseball: Sullivan struck out 10 as part of a two-hitter in the Lions’ 3-1 win over Tigard on Monday.
Anika Thompson, Junction City girls track: Thompson ran the 3,000 meters in 9:53.34 on Friday, the best mark in Oregon this season.
Ian Umlandt, Sherwood baseball: Umlandt continued a stellar season by going 4 for 5 on Monday with two home runs and seven RBIs in a 21-1 rout of Liberty. He also was the winning pitcher, striking out six in three innings. Friday, he earned another win and drove in a run during the Bowmen’s 2-1 victory against Century.
Wilson Weber, Barlow baseball: Weber homered twice in the Bruins’ 14-6 win over Gresham on Tuesday. He added a double and scored three runs. Two nights later, he had another two-homer game and finished with four hits and four RBIs in an 11-0 rout of Sandy. Friday, he added a fifth home run on the week in Barlow’s 10-7 victory against Reynolds.
Magdalene Williams, Summit girls track: Williams ran the 1,500 meters in 4:39.91 on Wednesday, the best mark in Oregon this season.
Paul Wilson, Lakeridge baseball: Wilson fired a no-hitter with 18 strikeouts to lead the Pacers to a 4-0 win over Canby on Wednesday.
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