Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week for January 23-28, as nominated by fans, readers and staff of SBLive. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting closes at 11:59pm on Sunday and the winner will be announced on Monday February 6th. If you would like to nominate in a future week, please email or tag us at [email protected] Twitter or Instagram at @sblivewa.
THIS WEEK’S WAFD BANK WASHINGTON ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
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Adam Davis, Tahoma Boys Basketball: The junior forward broke out for a game-high 24 points, including 18 in the second half and overtime as the No. 7 Bears won at No. 5 Skyline in a non-league game. Davis also hit the game-determining 3-pointer with five seconds remaining to put the game into overtime.
Carter DeRosier, Enumclaw Boys Basketball: Scored a game-high 23 points in an upset win over then-No.10 Foss takes control of 2A SPSL.
Emmett Fenz, Ellensburg boys basketball: The elder forward broke a 53-yard school record by scoring a career-high 43 points in a 2A CWAC overtime win over East Valley of Yakima on Saturday. And in a loss to Ephrata on Friday, he has 25 points and 13 rebounds.
Davis Fogle, Anacortes boys basketball: Almost single-handedly led his team to upset leader Lynden by scoring a game-high 42 points in a Northwest Conference loss to the Lions.
Brooklynn Haywood, Union girls basketball: The 4A GSHL’s top scorer as a ninth grader registered the state’s top scoring game in 2022-23 – 50 points on 18 of 34 field goals – in a win over Class 2B contender La Conner. It’s also a single-game record for the Titans (and comes after the previous week’s games of 26 and 27 points).
Kaylia Heidelberg, Peninsula Girls Basketball: It’s been a big week for the Seahawks’ junior captain. She amassed 25 points (including four 3-pointers) in the team’s 3A SSC Showdown win over North Thurston and then contributed a season-high 30 points (including six 3-pointers) in a win over River Ridge.
Cavin Holden, RA Long Boys Basketball: The guard needed 32 points to equal Adam Perry’s all-time school record (1,639 points) and was better with 35 points to break the record in a 2A GSHL win over Hudson’s Bay. Later in the week he had 40 points against Columbia River – his sixth game this season with 40 or more points.
Luke Holecek, basketball boys from Spokane’s East Valley: Sunk eight 3-pointers and finished with a season-high 38 points (15 of 22 shots from the floor) and eight rebounds in a 2A GSL loss to Pullman.
Boen Phelps, Freeman boys’ basketball: In the same week that he vowed to play football at Boise State University starting next year, the senior broke out to a game high with 31 points in the Scotties’ 1A Northeast win over Newport. He also scored 22 points in a win over Riverside.
Isabel Sullivan, Eastside Catholic basketball girls: The Nevada signee continues to post stellar Metro League numbers – 26 points and 15 rebounds in a win over Ballard; 26 points and 12 rebounds in a win over Holy Names and 29 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to West Seattle.
Toby Trichler, Sultan Boys Basketball: Scored 30 points in a win over Eastside Prep, which saw the Turks share first place in the Emerald Sound Conference’s Coho division
Jenna Villa, girls basketball from Arlington: In the Eagles’ 3A Wesco showdown against Stanwood, it was the WSU signer who scored all the goals for a while. He accumulated 19 of the team’s 21 first-half points – and finished the game with 29 points, including five 3-pointers in a home win.
Kylie Waltermeyer, Tumwater girls basketball: Back on the lineup after an extended injury layoff (back), the senior guard posted a game-high 20 points, including two 3-pointers, as the Thunderbirds won at WF West to a tie in first place in the 2A Evergreen Force Conference .
Karlee VonMoos, Adna girls basketball: The Pirates’ post player dominated against then-No. 2 Mossyrock (2B) with 17 points (8 of 14 FGs) and a program-record 20 rebounds in fifth-place Adna’s win. It also avenged a loss earlier in the season.
Kierra Wilcox, evergreen of the Vancouver Bowling Girls: Lead with a total of 629 pins in three games to capture the Class 3A Southwest District individual title and help the Plainsmen capture the team title.