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.
For the first time, the Athlete of the Week Poll ended in a tie between Fort Calhoun's Tessa Skelton and Arlington's Trevor Cooley. They each finished with 280 social media votes, while a third deserving nominee, Blair's Wyatt Ogle, also earned more than 100.
Arlington wrestler Josh Miller earned his 100th victory just seven matches into his junior year over the weekend, earning Athlete of the Week honors. He was nominated alongside fellow wrestlers Hank Frost of Blair and Fort Calhoun's Trey McCoy.
Athlete of the Week Lance Olberding of Fort Calhoun will cap his freshman cross-country season at the state meet after finishing sixth at districts. Olberding, Arlington's Sarah Theiler and Blair's Sophia Baedke were were nominees in this week's Athlete of the Week poll.
Athlete of the Week Lyndsay Ralhfs of Blair came up with the big 3-RBI hit against Bennington, pushing the Bears to a victory on Senior Night. Arlington's Remington Gay and Fort Calhoun's Dala Drowne were also nominated for this video interview after standout weeks.
Clint Dierks of Fort Calhoun was his team's defensive player of the game with 10 tackles and a forced fumble as the Pioneers defeated Boys Town 22-21. He was nominated alongside two additional standout football players, Nolan Osterhaus of Blair and Arlington's Jesse Thompson, for this video …
Fort Calhoun freshman Ely Olberding jumped from 29th in his first cross-country race to fifth in his second, earning Athlete of the Week honors. He was nominated alongside two more stellar Washington County athletes, Anna Moore of Blair and Noah Kubat of Arlington.