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VOTE NOW: Athlete of the Week Sept. 5-10

The News-Press All-Area Athlete of the Week

The News-Press All-Area Athlete of the Week

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 Sept. 5-10.

POLL: Click HERE for this week’s poll, or scroll down to vote.

Football Offense

Chance Reiter, Mariner, senior

The 5-foot-11, 170-pound tailback came up clutch in the Tritons 20-19 win over LaBelle, scoring on a 3-yard run with 3:31 left. He finished with 141 yards on 17 carries.

Football Defense

Bakari Jackson, Dunbar, junior

The 6-foot, 210-pound linebacker stripped Riverdale quarterback Daniel Ulmer and returned it 55 yards for a toucdown in a shutout victory over the Raiders.

Volleyball

Alayna Ryan, Fort Myers, senior

The outside hitter recorded a school record with 30 kills in a four-set victory over Riverdale on Tuesday.

Girls golf

Brittany Shin, Canterbury, sophomore:

The 15-year-old Cougars golfer tallied a two-day even par 144 at the Florida Junior Tour’s girls’ 16-18 division on Saturday and Sunday at Sugar Mill Country Club in New Smyrna Beach.

Boys golf

Bobby Hurst, Riverdale, junior

The veteran golfer shot a 1-under 35 at River Hall Country Club on Tuesday in a win over North Fort Myers.

Boys Cross Country

Yoan Prado, LaBelle, senior

The Cowboys senior tallied his second win in three weeks on Saturday, winning the Hoptar Invitational at Veterans Park in Lehigh with a time of 16:59, a 31-second improvement from the season prior.

Girls Cross Country

Krissy Gear, Fort Myers, senior

In her first meet of 2016, the Class 3A runner-up flourished in the back-half of the Hoptar Invitational, finishing in 19:38, a 5-second improvement from 2015.

Girls swimming

Paige Madden, Estero, senior

One of the Wildcats’ co-captains, Madden won the 50-meter freestyle in 25.84 seconds and the 100 backstroke on Thursday in a meet against Bishop Verot.

Boys swimming

Matt Strickland, Bishop Verot, junior

The Vikings swimmer won the 200-meter individual medley with a time of 2:02.61 and the 500 free with a time of 5:09.08 in a win over Estero.

Girls bowling

Kyndall Snyder, Island Coast, senior

The returning All-Area finalist bowled games of 189 against Ida Baker on Tuesday and 256 versus Fort Myers on Thursday, leading the Gators to wins in both matches.

Boys bowling

Noah Hamilton, Cape Coral

The Seahawks athlete tossed a game of 236 against South Fort Myers on Thursday, helping lead Cape Coral to a win over the Wolfpack.

Athlete of the Week nominees for Sept. 4 – 10 (poll 9520892)
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