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Vote: Who should be SBLive's Missouri High School Athlete of the Week (12/4/2023)?

Here are the candidates for SBLive's Missouri High School Athlete of the Week as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff
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Here are the candidates for SBLive's Missouri High School Athlete of the Week 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 the following week. If you would like to nominate an athlete in the future, please email


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.

Scottie Adkinson, Webster Groves boys basketball

The freshman had 19 points in a 53-51 win over Father Tolton on Friday, playing in front of Missouri coach Dennis Gates.

Sydney Bode, Marquette girls basketball

The 6-foot-3 post player had 30 points, hitting 13 of 20 shots, and added nine rebounds in a 76-62 win over Clayton on Nov. 27.

Jobe Bryant, Park Hills Central football

Bryant accounted for 359 total yards and seven TDs in the Rebels' 48-34 win over Seneca in the Class 3 title game. He caught 12 passes for 163 yards and four touchdowns, completed all seven of his pass attempts for 123 yards and a TD and ran for 73 yards and two TDs on seven carries. He also had eight tackles, a forced fumble and fumble recovery on defense.

Kolton Dias, Stanberry boys basketball

He tallied 19 points and led the Bulldogs in a 40-19 win over Mound City on Monday.

Hugh Eaton, Marionville football

He ran for a pair of touchdowns and led the Comets' defense with 11 tackles and a fumble recovery in their 29-0 win against North Platte in the Class 1 championship game on Friday.

Jailyn Ebert, Zumwalt North girls wrestling

She improved to 8-0 on the season by taking first place in the 115-pound division at the Fort Zumwalt North Tournament on Saturday.

Cameron Emmons, Kearney football

The Bulldogs' senior RB scored four touchdowns in their 68-28 win over Hillsboro in the Class 4 title game. He finished with 105 total yards, including 93 yards rushing on 20 carries.

P.J. Farmer, Sikeston boys basketball

The Charleston transfer had 15 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists, four steals and two blocks in a 72-57 win over Cape Girardeau Central on Saturday in the Fountain City Classic. Had 12 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in a 91-44 win over Fort Zumwalt West on Friday.

Davin Hanna, Kearney boys basketball

In a 98-61 win over Hogan Prep on Friday, the Bulldogs’ point guard had a game-high 23 points.

John Hartman, Saxony Lutheran boys basketball

The senior finished with a game-high 23 points, including five 3-pointers, to help the Crusaders beat Poplar Bluff 57-50 in the Rolla “Duke” Herbert Tournament on Friday in Crystal City.

Hunter Hees, Eldon boys basketball

The senior scored his 1,000th career point in a win over New Bloomfield on Wednesday at the Tipton Tournament. He was named to the all-tournament team as well.

Isaia Howard, Plattsburg boys basketball

The returning all-stater had a game-high 39 points in a 59-55 loss to Kansas City Central on Wednesday.

Clayton Jackson, Cardinal Ritter boys basketball

He hit eight of his 12 shots and finished with a team-high 20 points in a 65-63 win over Chicago Whitney Young on Saturday.

Korbin Kinder, Woodland boys basketball

He dropped in a team-high 25 points to help the Cardinals pick up first place in the Woodland Invitational Tournament on Saturday.’

Josh Kori, Oak Park boys basketball

The sophomore had 17 points to help the Northmen post a 74-49 win over Grandview in the 810 Varsity Showcase on Saturday.

Jayla McClinton, Raytown South girls basketball

The Cardinals won the Van Horn Tournament this past week, their third championship in that tournament in a row. She had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds in a win against William Christian. In a 71-28 win over Kauffman Charter, she scored 26 points, a new career high.

Peyton McCollum, Maryville boys basketball

The junior was one of three players with more than 20 points and finished with 29 points in a 100-36 win against South Harrison.

Tate McCubbin, Battle boys basketball

He was named the People Bank & Trust Invitational MVP with back-to-back double-digit scoring performances for the Spartans. In the semifinals, he had 26 points.

Briar McIntire, Archie football

He ran for 225 yards and five touchdowns and threw for 83 yards and a score as the Whirlwinds won 40-26 over Worth County in the 8-man title game.

Hannah Medlock, Licking girls basketball

The senior guard tallied her 1,000th career point in a g game against Plato on Monday and later in the week led the Wildcats to the title at the Frisco League Conference Tournament.

Dejerrian Miller, Cardinal Ritter football

The junior wideout scored twice on four catches for 74 yards in the Class 5 finals on Friday, helping the Lions win 38-25 over Republic.

Andrew Moore, Troy Buchanan boys basketball

The junior guard broke the People Bank Trust Invitational record for points with 44 — and added 14 rebounds — and was named the all-tournament team.

Casen Murphy, Park Hills Central football

An Arkansas State baseball pledge, Murphy completed 29 of 43 passes for 363 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 52 yards in the Rebels’ 48-34 win over Seneca in the Class 3 championship game.

Clayton Parker, Montgomery County boys basketball

The junior surpassed 1,000 career points in the championship game of the Montgomery County Invitational on Saturday.

Casey Rooney, Kearney football

The Bulldogs quarterback completed 11 of 13 passes for 229 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 91 yards in a 68-28 win over Hillsboro in the Class 4 finals on Saturday.

Keelan Smith, Liberty North football

The Nebraska pledge caught four passes for 133 yards and a pair of touchdown catches in the Class 6 finals, helping the Eagles win 38-7 over CBC. He had four catches for 133 yards.

Hunter Taylor, Liberty wrestling

At the Dan Gable Donnybrook Tournament, he went 5-0 and took first place with a win over Justin Williamson from Chicago Mount Carmel in the tournament this weekend in Coralville, Iowa.

Avery True, Liberty North girls basketball

True took first place in the 200-yard freestyle and broke her own meet record at the Lee’s Summit Invitational on Saturday. She later added a first in the 100-yard freestyle and was on a runner-up finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Megan Wells, Park Hill South girls swimming and diving

The Panthers diver broke a new school record in the 1-meter dive competition with 471.95 points at the Lee’s Summit Invitational on Saturday.

Luke Walsh, Vianney boys basketball

The junior became the fastest player in school history to reach 1,000 career points, doing so with 31 points in a win over Lutheran St. Charles on Monday. Later in the week, he added 17 points in a win over Hazelwood Central to claim first place in the Vianney Invitational championship game.

Alex Wilkerson, Lamar football

The quarterback had the game-winning touchdown in overtime to lift Lamar to a 35-28 win against Valle Catholic in the Class 2 finals. He ran for 135 with two scores and threw for 217 yards and two more touchdowns.

Kloee Williamson, Joplin McAuley girls basketball

In a 48-47 win over East Newton on Nov. 30, Williamson had a steal and hit the game winner at the buzzer in the Gem City Classic in Diamond. She finished with a team-high 23 points.

• Check out our Missouri Athlete of the Week page

PREVIOUS WINNERS: Hillsboro's Payton Brown (Nov. 13-19), Logan-Rogersville's Stewart McDonald (Nov. 6-12), Marquette's Robert Williams (Oct. 30-Nov. 5), St. Pius X's Justin Lehn (Oct. 23-29), Portageville's Jamarion Smith (Oct. 16-22), Lutheran North's James Bryant (Oct. 9-Oct. 15), Incarnate Word Academy's Sammi Bergjans (Oct. 2-Oct. 8), St. Joseph’s Academy's Paige Jackson (Sept. 25-Oct. 1), Oakville's Nina Cillo (Sept. 18-24), Grain Valley's Ty Williams (Sept. 11-17), Oakville's Amelia Wiesler (Sept. 4-10), Christian Brothers' Cole McKey (August 28-Sept. 3), St. Pius X's Elena Ruble (August 21-27).

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