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Blanchet Catholic football player RJ Veliz during practice, Tuesday, August 18, 2015, in Salem, Ore.

Blanchet Catholic football player RJ Veliz during practice, Tuesday, August 18, 2015, in Salem, Ore.

R.J. Veliz, Blanchet boys basketball: The sophomore point guard scored 22 points in Tuesday’s 56-47 win against Jefferson and 30 points in Thursday’s 51-47 double overtime win against Colton.

Chemawa freshman Devontre Beach

Chemawa freshman Devontre Beach

Devontre Beach, Chemawa boys basketball: The freshman wing hit his first 14 free throws, including finishing 15 of 16 from the line, and scored 23 points in Thursday’s 58-52 win against Jefferson.

Senior Tanner Sorensen, of the Sprague High School football team, photographed on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016.

Senior Tanner Sorensen, of the Sprague High School football team, photographed on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016.

Tanner Sorensen, Sprague wrestling: The senior pinned West Salem’s James Holmes in Thursday’s dual meet and won the 220 pound weight class at Saturday’s Varsity Mid Valley Classic at South Albany, including recording a 19-8 decision against South Albany’s Angel Huerta-Carrera in the finals.

Marie Tolmachoff, a Silverton High School freshman swimmer, on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.

Marie Tolmachoff, a Silverton High School freshman swimmer, on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.

Marie Tolmachoff, Silverton swimming: The freshman won the 100 free (1:01.31) and 100 breaststroke (1:14.88) and swam on the winning 200 free relay and 200 medley relay teams in Tuesday’s dual meet against Central.

Candidates for the SJ Athlete of the Week.

Candidates for the SJ Athlete of the Week.