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Vote: Who should be SBLive's Texas High School Athlete of the Week? (2/26/2024)

We gathered the week's top performers across every sport. Now, we want to hear from you.
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Who was the top high school athlete in Texas last week?

Throughout the year, SBLive takes a look at the top high school athletes across the Lone Star State each week, gathering the top performers and putting the best of the best up for reader vote.

Congratulations to Weatherford softball standout Audrey Madrid  for winning SBLive's Texas Athlete of the Week poll for Feb. 12-17. She fielded more than 44 percent of the more than 84,000 votes cast.  

Here are SBLive's Texas Athlete of the Week nominees for Feb. 19-24 Now, we want to hear from you. Scroll down to read about this week's nominees and cast your vote in the poll below. Voting closes Sunday, Feb. 25 at 11:59 p.m. central time.

Know of a performance worthy of recognition we may have missed? Let us know who we missed. Drop a note to or @SBLiveTX on Twitter and Instagram and back it up with stats.


Jacy Abii, Frisco Liberty girls basketball

She led her team with 19 points in a win against Princeton to punch a ticket back to the state semifinals for the 5A champions. The game prior, she had 27 in a win against McKinney North.

Mario Algora Roy, Vidor boys soccer

The junior had two goals and three assists in a 6-1 win over Silsbee on Feb. 20 and followed up with a goal in a 2-0 win for the Pirates over Lumberton on Feb. 23.

Terry Bussey, Timpson boys basketball

The Texas A&M football signee had a game-high 25 points — 19 in the second half — to help the Bears pick up a 60-48 win over Hawkins on Thursday in a Class 2A playoff game.

Odis Carter Jr., Houston Booker T. Washington boys basketball

In a 4A playoff game, the Golden Eagles got 52 points from Carter Jr. in an 82-51 win over Jarrell on Friday.

Campbell Chase, Dallas Woodrow Wilson girls swimming

She set the UIL 5A record in the 200-yard individual medley two days in a row at 1:57.97 and later at 1:56.80.

Aaliyah Chavez, Lubbock Monterey girls basketball

The top-ranked basketball recruit scored 50 points in a 68-75 loss in the playoffs to Amarillo on Feb. 19. She finished the season scoring 1,324 points.

David Chong, Dickinson boys basketball

He scored 14 of his 22 points in the second half to help the Gators pick up a 61-48 win over Pearland in a 6A bi-district game on Tuesday.

Kayson Cunningham, San Antonio Claudia Taylor Johnson baseball

The Texas Tech pledge went 2-for-2 with two runs scored, two RBIs and drew two walks in a 10-0 win over Georgetown on Saturday.

JT Davis, Douglass boys basketball

He tallied 16 points in the final game of the season and hit the 1,000-point mark in the process. His older brother, Jaidyn, hit the same mark last season.

Bella Flemings, San Antonio Brennan girls basketball

The sophomore had a game-high 47 points to help Brennan beat San Antonio Clark, 80-73, in a double overtime game to punch a ticket to the state semifinals.

Logan Harris, Humble Kingwood baseball

The right-handed pitcher, who signed with McLennan Community College, struck out 7 over 7 innings and gave up only one hit in a 3-2 win over Conroe on Feb. 23.

Grant Hu, Lucas Lovejoy boys swimming

The senior won the 100-yard breaststroke at the UIL finals with a time of 54.82, setting a new UIL record.

Lloyd Jones III, Hitchcock boys basketball

He had a double-double with 18 points and 22 rebounds to help the defending Class 3A champion Bulldogs beat Anahuac in a playoff game on Thursday.

Jeremy Kelley, Georgetown boys swimming

The senior and Texas signee broke the UIL 5A record in the 100-yard freestyle, breaking a mark that was last set in 2019.

Kailey Kennedy, Lamar Fulshear girls swimming

She was part of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay and 400-yard freestyle relay, which both set new UIL records. Kennedy also won the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly.

KK LeBlanc, Friendswood girls swimming

The junior had first-place finishes in both the 100-yard freestyle and 200-yard freestyle in the 5A UIL finals. She was also on the 400-yard freestyle team that took third.

Cameron Lomax, Frisco Heritage boys basketball

He scored 36 points and banked in the game-winner from 45 feet in a 59-56 win over Frisco Reedy on Tuesday.

Olivia Loyola, Lufkin girls soccer

She was awarded a penalty kick with 26 seconds left and made it to secure a 3-2 win over Nacogdoches on Friday.

Jabin Moore, Rockwall-Heath baseball

The second baseman had a grand slam and finished with 5 RBIs in a 9-1 win over San Antonio Johnson on Saturday.

Zoe Nordmann, The Woodlands girls swimming

The Northwestern signee was part of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay and won the 500-yard freestyle title. She added thirds in the 200-yard freestyle and 200-yard freestyle relay.

Marshall Odom, Friendswood boys swimming

He was the UIL 5A swimmer of the meet. He helped the Mustangs set the new class record in the 200-yard medley relay and was part of a 400-yard freestyle relay team that took second. He also won the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly events.

Zachara Perkins, Humble Summer Creek girls basketball

The Rutgers pledge had 19 points and 5 rebounds to help the Bulldogs beat Fort Bend Hightower, 65-35, to advance to the 5A semifinals in San Antonio.

Luke Sitz, Prosper Walnut Grove boys swimming

He set a new state record in 5A in diving with 596.15 points, breaking the mark that has stood since 2007.

Briley Waters, Wellington girls basketball

She helped the Lady Rockets reach the 2A state tournament for the first time with a 56-55 win over Farwell on Saturday. She had a team-high 21 points in the victory.

Hannah Wells, Coahoma softball

The future Texas Longhorn went 13-for-14 in six games last week, drove in 14 runs, hit 3 home runs and 7 doubles for the Bulldogs.

Max Williamson, Keller boys swimming

He set a national and state record in the boys 100-yard freestyle, was part of the 400-yard freestyle relay that set a national and state record, set a national and state record in the 200-yard individual medley and finally won the 100-yard backstroke with a national and state record time as well. He scored 354 points and was named the most outstanding swimmer at the 6A champions.

Jacob Wimberly, Prosper boys swimming

He broke the UIL 6A record in the 100-yard butterfly at the state finals with a time of 46.63, besting last year’s state record by four-tenths of a second.

Sydnee Winfrey, Canyon girls basketball

The junior had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds as the Lady Eagles upset No. 1-ranked Glen Rose in a 4A playoff game that punched a ticket to the state finals.

Eric Woods, Aldine Nimitz boys basketball

The senior had a game-high 28 points to help the Cougars pick up a 63-52 win over Willis on Tuesday. 

-- Cody Thorn | @sblivetx

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