Salem Academy's Grace Hinkle (11) reacts after attempting a shot during the game against Western Christian on Feb. 8.

With the holiday season upon us, much of the early season action for winter sports are done, and quite a few athletes are having consistently strong performances. 

This week’s Statesman Journal Athlete of the Week nominees are:

  • Jackson Leach, West Salem basketball
  • Spencer Horne, Cascade basketball
  • Grace Hinkle, Salem Academy basketball
  • Evan Good, Silverton basketball 

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

Grace Hinkle, Salem Academy basketball 

In wins against North Douglas and St. Paul, she averaged 14 points per game on 77 percent shooting, as well as six rebounds per game. 

West Salem's Jackson Leach (3) looks to make a pass during the game against South Salem on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022 in Salem, Ore.

Jackson Leach, West Salem basketball 

He had 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists against Regis, and 17 points and five rebounds against West Linn.

Spencer Horne, Cascade.

Spencer Horne, Cascade basketball

 He had 20 points for the Cougars in a win against Central in the Capitol City Classic.

Evan Good, Silverton.

Evan Good, Silverton basketball 

He scored 16 points against Wilsonville in the Capitol City Classic. 

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