Nominees for “Athlete of the Week” on May 23-29. Voting ends at midnight on Sunday. The winner will be announced during the next poll and in the newspaper next Tuesday.
Last week’s winner
Ashley Bloch | Cascade Softball
Bloch, a junior, went to the Grand Slam tournament to help Cascade take a place in the state tournament in a 14-12 victory over Arlington in the semifinals of the Class 3A District 1 tournament on May 17th. She finished the game 2-5 with five RBIs. Bloch added a two-time solo home run in the Bruins ’14-7 win over Snahomish in the May 19 county title match. Bloch won The Herald of the Week poll on May 16-22, receiving 676 (40.8). %) of 1657 votes.
This week’s nominees
Aiden Emerson | Arlington | Athletics for boys
Emerson Sr. won the state 3A state title for the boys in the 800 meters at the state athletics championships on May 28 at Mount Tahoma High School. He finished the race in 1 minute 52.78 seconds. Emerson also finished second in the 1600 two days earlier, finishing just two-hundredths of a second behind the winning pace with a time of 4: 07.67.
Morgan Eperson | Marysville Hatchel | Softball
Epperson, Sr., threw one striker when the Chargers defeated Eastside Catholic 8-2 in a May 3 state tournament match on May 27. She also conceded just three shots in the 2-0 defeat to Marysville Hatchell by Walla Walla, who sowed the best seed later that day.
Shake Love | Meddale | Athletics for girls
Junior Love won the state title in the 3A class for girls in the 400 meters at the state athletics championships on May 28 at Mount Tahoma High School. She finished the race in 57.00 seconds.
Henry Park | Jackson | Boys tennis
The sophomore Park took second place in the state tennis tournament among boys 4A class. Park has won three of his four set matches in a row and helped the Timberwolves win the state team title.
Relay teams | Stevens Lake | Athletics for boys
The Vikings relay teams in the 4 × 100 and 4 × 400 meters competed for the state championship in class 4A during the state championship in athletics on May 28 at Mount Tahoma High School. The 4 × 100 team (Grant Buckmiller, Hamid Silas, Quinton Berry, Trace Hanks) won in 42.51 seconds, and the 4 × 400 team (Buckmiller, Caden Chesters, Silas, Hanks) won in 3 minutes 20.69 seconds.
Gilana Volman | Shorewood | Athletics for girls
Wallman, Sr., brought home the top three medals from Class 3A for the girls ’state athletics championships on May 28 at Mount Tahoma High School. Wallman finished second in the 100-meter dash (12.18 seconds) and third in the 200-meter dash (25.59) and long jump (17 feet 1.25 inches).
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