Vote now for Athlete of the Week according to The News Tribune

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Dalton Reed of Orting celebrates after pressing Nehemiah to Michael Medran of Proser in a 182-pound 2A championship match at the Mat Classic XXXIII on Saturday, February 19, 2022, at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. Reed pressed Medran for 45 seconds.

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Voting is now open for The News Tribune poll “Athlete of the Week” in high school (February 14-19). Voting will continue until noon on Thursday.

Want to nominate a high school athlete from South Sound in the future? Write to John Manley’s training reporter at jon.manley@thenewstribune.com or send a direct message on Twitter (@manley_tnt) indicating the name and surname of the athlete, school, year, position and statistical lines from the game (s) during the last week. Applications must be submitted by 5pm on Sunday.

You can read about the candidates and their achievements below.

Note: The poll can be found under the list of athletes. If you’re having trouble browsing, try opening this story in another web browser, such as Chrome or Safari. You can vote only through the poll on this page. Votes sent by email will not be counted.

Elias MacDonald, Sumner: The sophomore wrestler won the 4A Mat Classic state title in the under 106 pound weight category.

Stone Hartford, South Keatsap: The sophomore wrestler won the state title 4A Mat Classic in the weight category up to 120 pounds.

Mitchell Neiner, South Keatsap: The junior wrestler won the 4A Mat Classic championship in the weight category up to 126 pounds.

Cody Miller, Sumner: The sophomore wrestler won the 4A Mat Classic state title in the 152-pound weight class.

Matteo de la Pena, Catholic Kennedy: The senior wrestler won the 4A Mat Classic title in the under 160 pound weight category.

Christopher Neal, Tahoma: The junior wrestler won the 4A Mat Classic title in the under 170 pound weight category.

Elijah Carter, Silas: The junior wrestler won the 3A Mat Classic title in the under 120 pound weight category.

Cole Cross, Auburn Riverside: The senior wrestler won the 3A Mat Classic in the 138-pound weight category. (138)

Logan Platt, Yelm: The senior wrestler won the 3A Mat Classic title in the under-195 weight category.

Alan Salgera, Orting: The freshman won the 2A Mat Classic title in the under 106 pound weight category.

Quentin Harding, Orting: The freshman wrestler won the 2A Mat Classic title in the weight category up to 113 pounds.

Apollon Cruz, Orting: The sophomore wrestler won the 2A Mat Classic title in the under 120 pound weight category.

Brian Dickerson, Orting: The sophomore wrestler won the title of state champion 2A Mat Classic in the weight category up to 126 pounds.

Owen Klein, Orting: The senior wrestler won the 2A Mat Classic title in the 138kg weight category.

Dalton Reed, Orting: The junior wrestler won the 2A Mat Classic title in the under-182 pound weight category.

Eliot Carlson, Steilacoom: The senior wrestler won the 2A Mat Classic title in the under-195 weight category.

Logan Lisherness, White River: The junior wrestler won the 2A Mat Classic title in the 285 pound weight category.

Zeta Lee, Mount Tahoma: The sophomore wrestler won the championship in the 110-kilogram weight category among girls.

Shelby Moore, White River: The junior wrestler won the championship in the 130-kilogram weight category among girls.

Clarissa Wangen, Curtis: The sophomore wrestler won the state title in the mat classics for girls in the weight category up to 145 pounds.

Conar McFaul, Steilacoom: Took third place in diving in the state swim 2A in the water district of King County.

Nick Ponecanti, Stadium: Took first place in diving in the state swim 3A in the water district of King County.

Drew Houston, Gig Harbor: Won 200 individual swims with an all-American 1-minute 50.65-second review time in the 3A Swimming Competition at King County Water Center.

Patrick Keo, Curtis: Won state titles in the 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard freestyle at the 4A State Swimming and Diving Competition in King’s Water Center.

Alison Diver, Sumner: Scored the top 15 points in Sumner’s win over Emerald Ridge 54-36 in the 4A District 3/4 Girls’ Basketball Championship match.

Cinque Maxwell, Curtis: Scored 19 points in Curtis ’77-56 victory over Tahoma in the 4A District 3/4 Boys’ Basketball Championship match.

Isabella Lund, Tumwater: Scored 17 points and took down four 3-pointers in Tamwater’s win over Hudson Bay 59-46 in the 2A District 4 title match.

Luke Brown, Gig Harbor: Scored 27 points against Lincoln, 20 against Evergreen and 24 against Spanaway Lake to help Gig Harbor reach the 3A state tournament.

John Manley covers high school sports for The News Tribune. Winner of the McClatchy President’s Award and a graduate of the University of Gonzaga, Manley has been covering the South Sound sports scene since 2013. Born and raised in Tacoma.

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