Blair softball player Hallie Lewis had a dominant showing during the Elkhorn Invite, which included a 5-RBI game against Omaha Duchesne. The senior was nominated for Athlete of the Week alongside Arlington's Kylee Bruning and Fort Calhoun's Kenzie Hansen.
Fort Calhoun junior Jacob Rupp earned second at the Arlington Cross-Country Invite just days before winning the Yutan Invite in Arlington. He was nominated to become Athlete of the Week alongside Arlington's Chase Andersen and Blair's Allie Czapla.
Blair quarterback Morgan Rump threw for more than 200 yards and four scores as his Bears picked up a win and he earned Athlete of the Week honors. He was nominated alongside Fort Calhoun cross-country runner Bria Bench and Arlington softball player Kiersten Taylor.
Fort Calhoun senior Dillon Dierks ran for 58 yards and a touchdown, and had 15 tackles, to lead the Pioneers and become Athlete of the Week. He was nominated alongside standouts Nolan Ulrich of Blair and Arlington's Ema Horner.
Blair sophomore softball player Tessa Villotta smashed three home runs during her team's first five games of the season, earning Athlete of the Week honors. She was nominated alongside fellow Washington County softball players Katie Barta of Fort Calhoun and Hannah Stahlecker of Arlington.
Mya Guzinski and Makenna Pearson partnered with Kristin Johnson and Lindzie Munderloh to create and implement a year-long, first-grade science curriculum based upon the newly adopted Nebraska State Science Standards.
Fort Calhoun senior Tyler Strauss capped his final basketball season with an eight-point outing, including three on a key 3-point make. He was nominated alongside Arlington swimmer Josh Iossi and Blair basketball player Sam Lawton.
Blair basketball player Mya Larson played her first two varsity games as a Bear last week, scoring a combined 35 points in those outings. She was nominated alongside Arlington wrestler Hunter Gilmore and Fort Calhoun basketball player Kennedy Bradburn for Athlete of the Week.
Fort Calhoun's Zane Schwarz scored 17 points in an overtime game last week, sinking key late free throws to earn the Pioneers a win. The sophomore was nominated alongside fellow standouts Remington Gay of Arlington and Ella Ross of Blair.
Fort Calhoun wrestler Cole Klabunde had two pins, including one in just 23 seconds, during a home triangular to win Athlete of the Week honors. The Pioneer was nominated alongside standouts Treyton Jones of Blair and Aiden Foreman of Arlington.