North Salem's TC Manumaleuna (6) prepares to make a pass during the game against Sprague on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 at Sprague High School in Salem, Ore.

Fall sports are deep into the postseason, and many Mid-Valley athletes have been coming up big for their teams.

The Statesman Journal Athlete of the Week nominees this week are: 

  • TC Manumaleuna, North Salem football
  • Lexi Herber, Salem Academy volleyball
  • Brady Bliven, West Salem cross country
  • Meah Carley, Cascade volleyball

There is information below on each nominee. Vote for the athlete you think is most deserving. The poll closes at noon Thursday. 

TC Manumaleuna, North Salem football: He had a touchdown pass and helped guide the Vikings past Newberg in a 34-14 postseason victory. 

Brady Bliven, West Salem.

Brady Bliven, West Salem cross country: He ran a 15:30.5 to place seventh at the OSAA Class 6A state championships. 

Cascade's Meah Carley (15) serves the ball against Molalla during the game at Cascade High School in Turner, Ore. on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022.

Meah Carley, Cascade volleyball: She had 21 assists in the OSAA Class 4A state title match as the Cougars placed second. 

Lexi Herber, Salem Academy.

Lexi Herber, Salem Academy volleyball: She had 34 assists in the OSAA Class 2A state championship match as Salem Academy repeated as champion. 

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