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Vote: Who should be SBLive's Missouri High School Athlete of the Week (2/19/2024)?

Candidates for SBLive's Missouri High School Athlete of the Week are 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


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Eddie Ahearn, Parkway South boys basketball

The 6-foot-3 senior became the school’s all-time rebound leader with 474, breaking a tie with the former co-leaders Kevin Pohle (2010) and John Rahoy (1986).

Camryn Alsdorf, Jackson girls basketball

The junior guard scored a game-high 26 points in a 59-47 win over Saxony Lutheran on Monday.

Edric Binagi, Liberty boys basketball

The 6-4 senior scored 26 points to help the Blue Jays pick up a 73-67 win in overtime on Tuesday.

Evan Bishop, Boonville boys basketball

The Pirates picked up a 69-56 win over Southern Boone County on Thursday and the junior led the way with 31 points.

Nevaeh Caffey, Incarnate Word girls basketball

In a 75-32 win over Ursuline Academy on Feb. 15, the Red Knights set the new MSHSAA state record for 124 straight wins. Caffey, who averages a team-best 13.4 points per game, scored a team-high 18 points.

Ky Coleman, Winnetonka boys basketball

The senior guard had a game-high 27 points, including 15 in the third quarter, in a 74-59 win over Kearney on Feb. 13.

Ehress Cunningham-Peoples, University City girls basketball

The senior guard scored her 1,000th career point in a 53-25 win over Hazelwood Central on Feb. 13

Lili Everly, Oak Park girls basketball

The junior set a new school record with 19 rebounds in a 74-44 win over Truman on Feb. 12.

Cooper Francis, Salisbury boys basketball

The senior standout recorded a double-double with 32 points and 11 rebounds, while hitting 11 of 16 free throws in a 62-54 win over Harrisburg on Tuesday.

Brenley Hagewood, Republic boys basketball

On a night he was honored for scoring his 1,000th point, the junior scored 31 points in a 63-36 win over Ozark on Tuesday.

Landri Hammontree, Sikeston girls basketball

The junior had a game-high 28 points to help the Lady Bulldogs beat Cape Girardeau Central on Wednesday.

Alayna Henage, Parkway South girls swimming

She won the 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard individual medley, while also adding an all-state medal on a relay team during the Class 2 finals.

Kennedy Herrig, Liberty North girls basketball

During a 52-15 win over St. Joseph Central on Monday, she surpassed the 1,000-point mark. She is the first girls to accomplish that feat.

Grace Kraeger, Villa Duchesne girls swimming

The junior won a pair of individual titles, 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard freestyle, and earned an all-state medal in the 400-yard freestyle relay at the Class 1 finals.

James Lovelady, Liberty North boys wrestling

The Upper Iowa signee continues to pad his all-time win record for the Eagles. He won No. 150 during the district tournament on Saturday.

Jayla McClinton, Raytown South girls basketball

She had a career-high in both points (31) and rebounds (15) in a 58-54 win over Minnetonka on Feb. 15.

Grady Mortensen, Lee’s Summit West boys wrestling

The sophomore improved to 41-3 on the season by winning the Class 4 District 3 150-pound bracket on Saturday

Caleb Quade, College Heights Christian boys basketball

The senior forward helped the Cougars wrap up a share of the Ozark 7 Conference title on Feb. 13 and scored his 1,000th point in an 86-32 win over Golden City.

Derek Quinlin, Maryville boys basketball

The Morningside University signee broke the school record for 3-pointers with 11 and finished with 39 points in an 89-46 win over Creston, Iowa on Feb. 13.

Sydney Ringwald, Cape Central girls swimming

The junior won both the 50- and 100-freestyle races, while was on the winning 200-yard freestyle relay team at the Class 1 finals. She also added a fourth medal by taking second on the 400-yard freestyle relay squad.

Dane Scholtzhauer, Tipton boys basketball

He scored a career-high 30 points and hit 9 3-pointers in a 65-62 win over Stover on Feb. 13.

Sadie Sexauer, Father Tolton girls basketball

In a come-from-behind win over Capital City on Monday, the junior had a career-high 26 points in a 51-46 win.

Bryce Spiller, Lutheran North boys basketball

The senior guard, an Air Force commit, became the 11th Crusader to join the 1,000-point club on Tuesday.

Bradyn Tate, Carthage boys wrestling

He secured his 150th win during the Class 4 District 3 Tournament this past weekend. He won the 138-pound bracket to advance to state.

Zayden Teson, Warrenton boys wrestling

The freshman improved his record to 40-1 on the year after winning first in the 106-pound bracket at the Class 3 District 2 meet on Saturday.

Avery True, Liberty North girls swimming

She set a Class 2 record by winning the 200-yard freestyle in 1:48.63. She also won a title in the 100-yard freestyle and took two all-state medals in relays as well for the Lady Eagles.

Judah Vignery, Platte County boys basketball

He became the 8th Pirate to hit the 1,000-point mark and on Friday — in a 67-54 loss to Baytown South — and the first since the 2005 season. He had 25 points in the game.

Dontrez Williams, Sikeston boys basketball

The Bulldogs got a 32-point, 23-rebound effort from the Abilene Christian signee in a 71-68 win over Jackson on Feb. 16.

Cody Yates, Kingston boys basketball

During a 48-40 loss to Steelville on Monday, Yates surpassed the 2,000-point mark for his career.

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PREVIOUS WINNERS: Springfield Central's Tyrique Brooks (Jan. 29-Feb. 4), Versailles' Ryder Williams (Jan. 22-28), Lee’s Summit West's Logan Bishop (Jan. 15-21), Liberty North's Kennedy Herrig (Jan. 8-14), Smithville's Noellie Parrott (Jan. 1-7), Blue Springs' Jayla Cornelius (Dec. 25-31), Laquey's Alexis Shelton (Dec. 11-17), Pembroke Hill's Holly Woods (Dec. 4-10), Raytown South's Jayla McClinton (Nov. 27-Dec. 3), Kearney's Casey Rooney (Nov. 20-26), 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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