West Salem's Jimmy Lathen (5) is fouled by Sprague's Dallon Morgan (22) during the game at Sprague High School in Salem, Ore. on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.

West Salem basketball player Jimmy Lathen is the Statesman Journal’s Athlete of the Week.

Lathen won the newspaper’s poll for top area athletes, which is voted on by readers.

He averaged 15 points and eight rebounds for the Titans in their Abby’s tournament win.

Here is another look at this week’s other nominees:

Cole Steketee, Sprague wrestling 

He is 18-1 this year for the Olympians and has won two tournaments.

KJ Custer, McNary basketball 

She had 22 points in the Celtics’ win against Franklin. 

Davian Arevalo, McKay wrestling 

He has been a utility wrestler for the Scots, bouncing between three different weights to wrestle the toughest ranked kids at those weights. He has wrestled three rounds with all of them.

Statesman Journal reporter Pete Martini covers college and high school sports. He can be reached at pmartini@statesmanjournal.com.



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