VOTE NOW: Athlete of the Week Oct. 10-15

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It’s time to vote for The News-Press high school athlete of the week. Voting will close at noon on Thursday.

Nominees are derived from scores and stats called and emailed in by Lee County’s coaches during the week. Voting begins each Monday at 2 p.m.

Coaches can email scores to sports@news-press.com or call in scores at 239-335-0357. The deadline for each night’s results is 10 p.m.

On Thursday, The News-Press will unveil the Athlete of the Week on Snapchat and online. You can follow us on Snapchat at NPSports.

Here are this week’s nominees based on their performances between Oct.10-15.

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Football offense

Jerry Cambric, Island Coast, senior

The running back broke out with his best game of the season, totaling 142 yards on 19 carries and two touchdowns to help the Gators win their first game of the season against Cape Coral 49-7. It was his first 100-yard game of the season and just his second of his career — both coming against the Seahawks.

Island Coast gets first win of season

Football defense

LeMarcus Young, Dunbar, senior

The veteran cornerback scored two touchdowns in the Tigers’ 35-0 win over Cypress Lake, forcing a fumble and scoring on the play in the first half and adding a 28-yard interception return for a touchdown in the second half.

Dunbar shuts out Cypress Lake


Amanda Gross, Ida Baker, senior

Helped lead the Bulldogs to two wins over the week, logging 60 digs, 42 kills, 13 aces and 6 blocks in three games. She had 23 digs and 12 kills in a 3-1 victory over Oasis on Oct. 13.

Wednesday’s high school sports roundup

Boys Golf

Reece Kyle, Bishop Verot, freshman

The freshman earned medalist honors at the District A-17 championship at Forest Country Club with a two-over 74. His round was ten shots better than the nearest individual and it led the Vikings to the team championship with a 324.

BOYS GOLF: Freshman propels Verot to district title

Girls Golf

Brittany Shin, Canterbury, sophomore

She fired a three-under 69 to take the District A-17 championship and guided the Cougars to a team title at Stoneybrook Golf Club.

Shin fires 69 to lead Canterbury to A-17 title

Boys Swimming

Jonah Martinez, Cape Coral, senior

The veteran swimmer led the Seahawks to a LCAC championship by taking the 50-yard freestyle and the 100 breaststroke. His 50 freestyle time of 22.32 approached his mark of 22.28 at last year’s 2A championships.

Girls Swimming

Alina Faunce, Estero, senior

She willed the Wildcats to an LCAC championship by taking two individual events, and contributed to two relay events. She took the 200 individual medley in 2:05.66, and the 100 butterfly in 59.02.

SWIMMING: Estero girls, Cape boys win LCAC titles

Boys Bowling

Nick Nero, North Fort Myers

The Red Knights leader had a 255 game in a victory over Ida Baker, helping North Fort Myers to its highest traditional match score of the season with a 1,007 total.

High school roundup: Tuesday, Oct. 11

Girls Bowling

Courtney Evans, Cape Coral

She paced the Seahawks with a 198 game to help defeat Dunbar on Thursday.

Boys Cross Country

Evan Seech, Fort Myers, senior

The upperclassmen ran a career best 17:08 to finish third overall at the Lely Trojan Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, placing fourth overall. He was the first Green Wave runner to cross the finish.

Girls Cross Country

Kristlin Gear, Fort Myers, senior

She finished third overall at the Lely Trojan Cross Country Invitational on Saturday in a time of 19:24.35, helping the Green Wave girls claim a narrow victory over Our Lady of Lourdes Academy.