IndyStar is recognizing the Indiana high school athletes of the week presented by Defenders. Top Hoosier athletes are nominated by their athletic directors and coaches. For more information about our Indiana Sports Awards, contact Matthew VanTryon at email@example.com or Matthew Glenesk at firstname.lastname@example.org. These athletes were chosen for the week ending Feb. 4:
Hunter Weedin, Salem
Weedin led Salem to a pair of wins this past week. He scored 17 in a comeback win over Silver Creek on Feb. 2 and scored 24 two days later at Seymour. The junior is averaging 17 points per game for a Lions team off to a 16-2 start on the season – the best start in program history.
Nia Clark, Ben Davis
Clark scored 57 combined points in three sectional games for the Giants, including a team-high 26 in the season-ending 58-55 loss to Pike in the sectional final. The junior averaged 18.6 points this season and 12.6 points per game over three varsity seasons.
Girls Swimming and Diving
Lexi Buckley, Harrison (West Lafayette)
Buckley set a sectional record with a score of 438.80 in the finals after finishing fourth in the sectionals last year. She finished 13th at regionals.
Silas Allred, Shenandoah
Allred won the 170-pound weight class at the Richmond regional and improved his season record to 40-0. The freshman is ranked second in the state.
Austin Schultz, Portage
Schultz led regional qualifying with a 699 series in South Bend this past week. He rolled a 242 in the championship match to win the title. He will bowl at Huntington University next year.
Alexis Brunck, Madison
Brunck led qualifying at the Bloomington regional with a 609 series. She won the title with a 171 in the championship match. Her high game is 269 and her series high is 718.
INDIANA SPORTS AWARDS
The Indiana Sports Awards will honor athletes in 38 categories — specific sports as well as well as at-large entries such as Male and Female Athletes of the Year. The event will be theater-style this year at Clowes Memorial Hall and include the announcement of IndyStar Mr. Basketball, presented by the Indiana Pacers, and IndyStar Miss Basketball, presented by the Indiana Fever. Former Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee will serve as the keynote speaker.