As the calendar turns to October, the playoff races are starting to take shape across the Mid-Valley.
The Statesman Journal Athlete of the Week nominees are:
- Aly Herber, Salem Academy volleyball
- Sara Abbott, Sprague cross country
- Steven Ward, Dallas football
- Hudson Brunk, McNary soccer
There is information below on each nominee. Vote for the athlete you think is most deserving. The poll closes at noon Thursday.
Aly Herber, Salem Academy volleyball: As of Monday, she had 281 kills, 145 digs and 36 aces.
Sara Abbott, Sprague cross country: She ran an 18:23.2 on Sept. 16 at the Meriwether CC Classic, which is the top Central Valley Conference time this season.
Steven Ward, Dallas football: He had seven tackles, four tackles for a loss, four sacks, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
Hudson Brunk, McNary boys soccer: As of Monday, he had nine goals and five assists in six matches.
Vote in the poll here: bit.ly/3SSyDHb