Here are the latest candidates for the Lansing State Journal prep athlete of the week. Voting is open until noon Wednesday. The winner will be featured in the print edition of the LSJ. Candidates should send a head shot of themselves to [email protected] (If poll doesn’t immediately appear, refresh your browser).
KAYLIE ANDERSON, OKEMOS GIRLS GOLF: The senior helped the Chiefs capture a fifth straight CAAC Blue title on Thursday by carding an 81. Okemos had a team score of 342 and finished 33 strokes ahead of runner-up Holt. Anderson also helped the Chiefs take first at a CAAC Blue jamboree on Tuesday with a round of 42.
BAILEY EDWARDS, FOWLERVILLE SOCCER/FOOTBALL: Edwards helped the Gladiator soccer team secure a runner-up finish in the CAAC White by scoring a goal in a 3-1 victory over Ionia on Thursday. He then delivered for Fowlerville on the football field Friday, making a game-winning 43-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Gladiators to a 31-28 victory over Williamston. The win over Williamston kept Fowlerville (3-3) in the hunt for a playoff spot.
ANDY FERGUSON, MASON FOOTBALL: The junior running back helped the Bulldogs rally from a 35-14 deficit in the second half Friday, rushing for 266 yards and five touchdowns. His 18-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter accounted for the winning score in Mason’s 42-35 CAAC Red victory over Waverly. Ferguson also had touchdown runs of 11, 54, 6 and 63 yards for the 4-2 Bulldogs.
RACHEL WILTSE, LESLIE CROSS COUNTRY: The sophomore helped the Blackhawks win a GLAC jamboree on Tuesday and to a runner-up finish at the Stockbridge Invitational on Saturday. Wiltse had a season-best time of 19:51.6 while finishing first overall at the GLAC jamboree Tuesday. She followed with a time of 20:08.16 while taking eighth overall at the Stockbridge Invitational. Wiltse has finished eighth or better in each race she’s competed in this fall.
Know of a worthy prep athlete of the week? Send nominations to [email protected] by Sunday each week.
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LSJ prep athlete of week: Okemos’ Sydney Fountain
LSJ prep athlete of week: DeWitt’s Sydney Shipps
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