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Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week for Mar. 7-13 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Sunday at 11:59 p.m and the winner will be announced Monday, Mar. 21. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivems.


Editor’s Note: Our Athlete of the Week feature and corresponding poll is intended to be fun, and we do not set limits on how many times a fan can vote during the competition. However, we do not allow votes that are generated by script, macro or other automated means. Athletes that receive votes generated by script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified.

Marshall Phillips, Sumrall Baseball: The senior pitcher threw five innings with 10 strikeouts, one run, and two hits in a 5-1 win over Green County.

Kimani Hamilton, Clinton Boys Basketball: The MSU signee had 23 points and was named MVP in the Mississippi and Alabama All-Star Game. 

Carly Keats, Neshoba Central Girls Basketball: Keats earned MVP honors by scoring 24 points to lead Mississippi in the All-Star game loss to Alabama. 

Matt Adcock, Simpson Academy Baseball: The junior was 3-for-4 at the plate with a grand slam in a 5-1 win over Brookhaven Academy. 

Ansley Allen, Puckett Softball: The junior went 2-for-4 at the plate with two hits-including a home run and two RBIs. At the mound, Allen recorded eight strikeouts in the win against Pisgah.

Hayden Langford, Ethel Baseball: The senior had a three-run home run and a walk off single to propel Ethel past Neshoba Central, 9-8.

Anna Grace Whitehead, Kosciusko Softball: The sophomore went 3-for-4 with three hits, two home runs, and had 3 RBIs in a 5-6 loss to East Webster.

Olivia Miller, West Marion Softball: The junior went 4-for-4 at the plate with four hits, and also struck out three batters in a 7-2 win over Loyd Star. 

Foster Palmer, Tupelo Christian Prep Baseball: The sophomore recorded four hits and three RBIs over two wins against Tremont to move to 2-0 in division play.

Brooklynn Montana, Gulfport Softball: The junior went 2-for-4 at the plate with two hits-including a home run, and two RBIs in a 10-1 win over Vancleave.

Dzayviunna Peyton, Jefferson Davis County Softball: The 8th grader helped the Lady Jags get their first district win over OLA by going 3-for-3 at the plate and striking out 21 batters in seven innings. Peyton also led the Lady Jags at the plate by going 4-for-4 with two RBIs, and pitched five innings with 13 strikeouts in a 19-8 win over East Marion.