Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Oregon High School Athlete of the Week for May 17-23 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.
Mateo Althouse, Lincoln boys track: Althouse won the 1500 meters race at the Class 6A Track and Field Showcase with a personal-best time of 3:51.16. He was second in the 3000.
Grace Athanas, Southridge softball: Athanas homered and drove in three to help the Skyhawks beat Sandy 10-2 on Monday. In Wednesday’s season finale, she was 3 for 3 with two RBIs in a 9-8 victory against Clackamas.
Kalani Ausmus, Clatskanie softball: Ausmus singled, doubled and tripled to lead the Tigers’ offense in Saturday’s 9-1 win over Rainier in the Class 3A final.
Kyra Bakke, Tualatin girls track: Bakke, a freshman, won the high jump competition at the Class 6A Track and Field Showcase with a personal-best mark of 5-5.
Sophia Beckmon, Oregon City girls track: Beckmon turned in a personal-best 19-8.5 in winning the long jump event at the Class 6A Track and Field Showcase. She was third in the 100 meters and second in the 200 meters.
Zane Bernhard, Liberty boys basketball: Bernhard had 19 points, including several clutch free throws down the stretch to help the Falcons seal a come-from-behind 67-60 win over Century on Saturday.
Shelby Blodgett, Clatskanie softball: Blodgett twirled a five-hitter and struck out seven, pitching the Tigers to a 9-1 victory over rival Rainier for the Class 3A title.
Kavon Bradford, Benson boys basketball: Bradford had 24 points and 10 rebounds in the Techmen’s 57-50 loss to Grant on Friday.
Mia Brahe-Pedersen, Lake Oswego girls track: At the Class 6A Track and Field Showcase, the freshman won the 100 (11.68) and 200 (24.09) and helped the Lakers win both relays.
Jarrett Bryant, South Eugene boys basketball: Bryant scored 12 of his game-high 24 points in the fourth quarter to power the Axe to a 61-53 win over Thurston on Thursday.
Owen Caudle, Sherwood boys basketball: Caudle had a game-high 25 points (he was 7 for 7 from the line) to lead the Bowmen to a 72-68 win over Newberg on Saturday. He had 21 points and six assists in Thursday’s 84-55 victory against McMinnville.
Jamaree Collins, David Douglas boys basketball: Collins had 23 points and seven rebounds in the Scots’ 77-59 win over Reynolds on Saturday.
Mookie Cook, Jefferson boys basketball: Cook opened the season with 16 points, 15 rebounds, four blocks, three assists and two steals in a 58-53 win over Jesuit on Tuesday. In the Democrats’ 103-78 victory against Wells on Friday, he recorded a triple-double of 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
Harley Daniel, Oregon City girls track: Daniel raced to victory in both hurdles events at the Class 6A Track and Field Showcase, recording a 14.52 in the 100 and a 43.36 in the 300.
Cody Dauterman, McMinnville boys basketball: Dauterman had a game-high 24 points Tuesday as the Grizzlies edged rival Forest Grove for a 63-62 victory.
Noah Dewey, Crescent Valley boys basketball: Dewey went off for 41 points in the Raiders’ season-opening 66-55 win over Lebanon on Saturday.
Cason Dougall, Wilsonville boys basketball: Dougall had a game-high 25 points in the Wildcats’ 69-60 win over Wells on Wednesday.
Patricia Dougherty, Klamath Union girls tennis: Dougherty, a freshman, won the singles title at the Class 4A Showcase. She finished the season undefeated.
Leah Doutt, McNary girls basketball: Doutt had 26 points, eight rebounds, five assists and five steals in the Celtics’ 53-49 overtime win over West Albany on Saturday.
Dane Erikstrup, Beaverton boys basketball: Erikstrup had 21 points (3 of 4 from three-point range) and 10 rebounds in the Beavers’ 54-46 win over Southridge on Saturday. He had 26 points in Thursday’s 54-41 win over Westview.
Edy Essien, Century boys basketball: Essien led the Jaguars to a 75-63 win over Forest Grove on Thursday with 24 points and six rebounds.
Addisen Fisher, Bend softball: Fisher capped a stellar freshman season with a 10-strikeouts performance in a 12-2 five-inning win over McNary. She finished the season with 127 strikeouts and zero walks in 56 innings.
Sofia Fuenmayor, Mountainside girls golf: Fuenmayor shot a three-under 68 to win the season-ending eight-team tournament involving several of the area’s top Class 6A teams.
Kensey Gault, Ridgeview girls track: Gault, a freshman, PR’d in the 100 hurdles (15.40) and 300 hurdles (46.12), winning Class 5A titles in both events. She was second in the 100 meters.
Tyrone Gorze, Crater boys track: Gorze broke the boys state sophomore record in the 1,500 at the 5A Invitational at Wilsonville on Friday, his winning time of 3:50.88 besting the previous record by nearly 2½ seconds and moving him to No. 13 on the all-time state list.
Owen Hawley, Newberg boys track: Hawley won the long jump at the Class 6A Track and Field Showcase with a mark of 21-11.5. He was second to teammate Blake Smith in the triple jump.
Isaac Hill, Hidden Valley baseball: Hill delivered a walkoff grand slam Saturday to give the Mustangs a 5-2 win over La Grande and the Class 4A title.
Jenna Hopkins, Kennedy softball: Hopkins fired a three-hitter with eight strikeouts and zero walks as the Trojans routed Grant Union/Prairie City 16-0 in the Class 2A/1A final. She homered and pitched a six-hitter (seven strikeouts) in an 8-1 semifinal win over Union/Cove.
Jayda Jackson, Central Catholic girls basketball: Jackson, a freshman playing her first high school game, made key plays down the stretch to help the Rams pull out a 59-55 win over Barlow on Monday’s opening night of the Oregon high school basketball season.
Nate Kindred, South Salem boys basketball: Kindred had 25 points Saturday to power the Saxons to a 69-52 win over North Salem.
Asher Krauel, Sherwood boys track: Using a javelin that once belonged to former Gresham High School and University of Oregon standout Sam Crouser, Krauel notched a school record (198-7) and won a Class 6A championship.
Morgan Kyle, Kennedy softball: In the Class 2A/1A championship game, Kyle was 3 for 3 and drove in four runs. The Trojans beat Grant Union/Prairie City, 16-0.
Drew Larsen, Barlow boys basketball: Larsen had 30 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Bruins to a season-opening 65-54 win over Central Catholic on Monday.
Jayda Lee, Glencoe girls track: Lee won the shot put (41-2.5) and discus (152-0) events at the Class 6A Track and Field Showcase.
Devon Malcolm, South Medford boys basketball: Malcolm, a transfer from Butte Falls, scored 26 points in his first 6A game, leading the Panthers to a 79-40 win over Grants Pass.
Eimy Martinez, North Salem girls track: Martinez PR’d in the 1500 meters (4:46.19) and 3000 meters (10:19.22), winning Class 5A titles in both events.
Jayden McCleskey, Sherwood softball: McCleskey, a sophomore, went 3 for 5 with two RBIs to lead Sherwood to a 7-6 win over Wilsonville in Tuesday’s finale.
Nate Meithof, McNary boys basketball: Meithof had 29 points and 13 rebounds in the Celtics’ 51-40 season-opening win over West Albany on Saturday.
Dallon Morgan, Sprague boys basketball: Morgan had 29 points and 12 rebounds in Saturday’s 53-44 win over McKay. He recorded a triple-double (10 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists) in Thursday’s 64-25 rout of North Salem.
Serayah Neiss, Newberg softball: Facing Jesuit on Tuesday, Neiss pitched a one-hitter with 17 strikeouts to lead the Tigers to a 6-0 victory. She earned another win in Wednesday’s finale, striking out nine in five innings as Newberg beat Franklin, 5-2.
Alex Newkirk, Oregon City boys basketball: Newkirk led the Pioneers to a 56-31 win over McDaniel with a game-high 23 points Friday. He scored at least 20 in all three of Oregon City’s games last week.
Garrett Osborne, Redmond boys basketball: Osborne had a game-high 25 points Friday to lead the Panthers to a 74-64 win over Mountain View.
Autumn Ost, Franklin girls track: Ost PR’d in the 1500 (4:36.43) and 3000 (9:56.46), winning both events at the Class 6A Track and Field Showcase.
Micah Perry, Barlow boys track: Perry, a sophomore, won the 110 hurdles race at the Class 6A Track and Field Showcase in a time of 14.62.
Jasper Phipps, South Salem boys basketball: Phipps nailed six three-pointers as part of a 40-point game — one of the highest individual scoring outputs of Week 1 — in the Saxons’ 84-81 win over West Salem on Thursday.
Esyah Pippa-White, Gresham boys basketball: Pippa-White had 32 points, seven rebounds and four assists to lead the Gophers to a 64-53 win over Central Catholic on Saturday. Monday, he had 30 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in a 70-57 victory against Reynolds.
Henry Pointer, Lebanon boys basketball: Pointer had 28 points and eight rebounds in Thursday’s 72-68 win over Corvallis.
Nicole Prall, Lincoln girls track: Prall, a sophomore, won the pole vault competition at the Class 6A Track and Field Showcase with a personal-best mark of 12-1.
Charlie Robertson, Franklin boys track: Robertson PR’d in winning the 3000 meters at the Class 6A Track and Field Showcase (time of 8:14.71).
Gunner Robinson, Sheldon boys basketball: In Tuesday’s season-opening 64-53 victory over Churchill, Robinson put up 24 points and pulled down 18 rebounds.
Danaeja Romero-Ah Sam, Springfield girls basketball: Romero-Ah Sam filled up the stat sheet with 13 points, five steals, four rebounds, four assists and one blocked shot in the Millers’ 52-28 win over Willamette on Tuesday.
Kevin Sanchez, Crook County boys basketball: Sanchez went off for 37 points in Tuesday’s 84-67 win over Mountain View. He had a game-high 29 points Thursday to lead the Cowboys to a 78-63 win over Summit.
Jackson Shelstad, West Linn boys basketball: Shelstad opened his sophomore season with 34 points, seven assists, four rebounds and three steals as the Lions beat Lake Oswego 87-71 on Monday. Thursday against Lakeridge, he had 23 points in an 88-44 victory.
Liam Shores, Cental Catholic boys track: At the Class 6A Track and Field Showcase, Shores was victorious in the 200 meters (22.52) and 400 meters (49.26). He also helped the Rams’ 4×400 relay team finish in first place.
Blake Smith, Newberg boys track: Smith won the triple jump at the Class 6A Track and Field Showcase with a mark of 43-7.75. He was second to teammate Owen Hawley in the long jump.
Luke Smith, Willamette boys basketball: Smith eclipsed 1,000 career points with a 28-point effort in Thursday’s 66-49 win over North Eugene. He added 11 rebounds and five assists.
Anika Sukumar, West Linn girls track: Sukumar’s 38-5.75 triple jump was a personal best and the winning mark at the Class 6A Track and Field Showcase.
Skylar Teixeira, Beaverton softball: Teixeira had four hits, three runs and six RBIs in the Beavers’ 21-14 win over Grant on Wednesday. She had two hits and two RBIs in Thursday’s 7-4 victory against Cleveland.
Anika Thompson, Junction City girls track: The University of Oregon signee broke the 4A record in the 3,000 meters Friday morning at the 4A Track and Field Showcase meet at Siuslaw High School in Florence, winning the title in 9 minutes, 46.89 seconds, to move into 15th place on the all-time state list for all classifications.
Nerissa Thompson, North Salem girls track: Thompson PR’d in the 100 meters (12.35) and 200 meters (25.71), winning Class 5A titles in both events. She also finished first in the long jump at 17-1.5.
Lamar Washington, Jefferson boys basketball: Washington opened the season with 22 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and two steals in a 58-53 win over Jesuit on Tuesday. Three nights later, he exploded for 52 points (nine three-pointers) with 11 rebounds, seven assists and four steals in a 103-78 victory against Wells.
Ella Wedin, La Salle Prep girls basketball: Wedin made six three-pointers on her way to a game-high 29 points in Saturday’s win over Parkrose. She also pulled down 10 rebounds, completing her first double-double.
Malia Williams, Marist Catholic softball: Williams struck out 18 as part of a four-hitter Saturday, pitching the Spartans to a 6-2 victory against Henley in the Class 4A final.
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