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 email@example.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 online.
Here are this week’s nominees based on their performances between Oct. 31-Nov. 5.
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Ben Pogue, North Fort Myers, junior
The passer was 24 of 29 for 312 yards and three touchdowns in North Fort Myers’ final win of the season over Barron Collier, giving the Red Knights (6-3) their best record since 2006.
Bakari Jackson, Dunbar, junior
The junior defensive end forced a fumble in the fourth quarter of the team’s come-from-behind win over Fort Myers, putting the finishing touches on an 8-win regular season for the Tigers.
Mindie Mabry, Bishop Verot, senior
The Harvard commit tallied 38 kills over two games, including 27 in a four set win over Palm Beach Oxbridge Academy on Tuesday. She finished her career as a Viking on Saturday in the Class 5A semifinals, logging 11 kills.
Clay Riemenschneider, Fort Myers, senior
The Florida State commit finished his swimming career with the Green Wave by taking fifth in the 200-yard (1:41.37) and 500 freestyle (4:32.42).
Alina Faunce, Estero, senior
The Alabama commit capped off her career with two state titles in the Class 3A championships at Stuart, winning the 200-yard individual medley (2:01.29) and the 100 butterfly (54.60). Her win in the 200 was more than three seconds better than the runner-up.
Boys cross country
Arye Beck, Estero, senior
He finished ninth overall at the Class 3A championships at Florida State, running a time of 16:07.88. It was the fastest Southwest Florida time at states.
Girls cross country
Kayla Easterly, North Fort Myers, senior
Left her best race for last, going third overall at the Class 3A championships in Tallahassee, running a career-best 18:14.51, which was a personal record by 30 seconds.
Nicholas Larsen, Island Coast
The Gator weaved his way through the FHSAA consolation bracket, throwing a two-game total of 439, a three-game total of 687 and a final three-game tally of 635 to cap his season in the fifth round of the consolations.
MiKayla Simer, Island Coast
She threw two games in the FHSAA bracket and one game in the consolation, throwing a three-game total of 542 to end her season.