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Vote now: Who should be the WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week (10/30/23)?

Read through the nominees and cast your vote now!

Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week for Oct. 23-Oct. 28 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, Nov. 6th. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, please email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivewa.


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.



Anna Callahan, Skyline girls cross country: As if there was a doubt who the Class 4A state favorite is this week - the senior dominated the District I meet with a personal-best 5K time of 16:43.3 to win by 24 seconds - and reset state's top time by 61/2 seconds.

Holden Bea, Washougal football: Needing a win to get into a 2A GSHL mini-tiebreaker, the Panthers' quarterback passed for 328 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed for 98 yards and four scores in a win over Hockinson.

Ellie Bost, Naches Valley girls soccer: Junior midfielder scored two goals, and the Rangers captured their first 1A SCAC West title since 2014 with a win over Zillah. Bost tallied both goals in the second half.

Porter Drake, Mountain View football: Senior totaled a career-high 272 rushing yads and six touchdowns for the 3A GSHL champions, who took down 4A Richland in a non-league regular-season finale.

Darrell Gipson, Timberline football: In an effort to keep the Blazers' season alive, the senior linebacker had 20 tackles, including six tackles for loss, with three pass breakups, a blocked punt and a receiving touchdown in a 3A SSC win over Peninsula.

Luca Moore, Anacortes football: Paced shutdown secondary with his game-sealing interception near the goal-line, and the No. 1 Seahawks captured their first solo 2A Northwest title with a win at two-time defending champion Lynden.

Makenzie Morris, Mount Spokane girls slowpitch: Infielder went 4-for-4 with a pair of RBI, and caught a pop-up fly ball for the final out as the Wildcats ended University's two-year reign as state champion with a wild 18-17 victory in Yakima.

Brayden Platt, Yelm football: State's overall top football prospect rushed for 192 yards and three touchdowns in one half in the Tornados' 3A SCC title-clinching win over Gig Harbor. He's tallied three touchdowns in four consecutive games.

Adriana Rodriguez, Chiawana girls slowpitch: In a word - perfect. The reigning 4A/3A MCC most valuable player went 15-for-15 in the WIAA tournament, including a grand slam home run as the Riverhawks cruised to their third Class 4A title in a row.

Adrien Ruffins, Eastmont football: If you gamble and load up to stop the Wildcats' rushing attack, this speedster can burn you deep. And all three of his receptions were for touchdowns, including a 61-yarder as Eastmont beat Moses Lake to win 4A CBBN.

Cole Truant, Jackson football: Junior had biggest game of his career with four touchdowns - two receiving scores with his 93 yards, a rushing touchdown and a 60-yard interception return for a score in a win over Redmond.

Johan Valladares, La Salle football: Quarterback rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns, including game-winning 4-yard score with less than two minutes remaining in a win over Naches Valley to share the league title.

Ty Webster, Sammamish football: Senior posted his sixth 200-yard rushing effort - 278 yards and three touchdowns on a season-high 38 carries - to become state's first 2,000-yard rusher this fall in a 2A KingCo victory over Interlake.