Our vote for the Week 2 Athlete of the Week Award has ended and over 4,000 votes have been cast for this Athlete of the Week vote poll. The athlete of the week award goes to one of five nominees from Hillsdale County high school athletic organizations. The price is voted on by our readers and subscribers every week.
Winner of the Week 2 Athlete of the Week
Colton Wiler – Boys Basketball – Reading
Reading Junior Colton Wiler won the Week 2 Athlete of the Week award after receiving over 2,000 votes. Colton Wiler helped the Reading Rangers boys’ basketball team secure their first victory of the season against Camden-Frontier. Wiler led the team with 26 points and six rebounds. Wiler tallied 13 rebounds in Rangers’ second game of the week against Morenci. Wiler joins our first week winner Litchfield Senior Joslyn Ruh as the first athlete of the week for the winter sports season.
Week 2 finalist
Junior Alvarez – Boys Basketball – Litchfield
Junior Alvarez was voted a finalist for our Athlete of the Week of the Week 2 award. The Litchfield Sophomores led the Terriers prep boys’ basketball team to a 1-1 record to start their season. . Alvarez hit 8 three-pointers and tallied 29 points in his first game against WCA. In their second game of the week, they nearly upset Climax-Scotts in a hotly contested game that the Panthers won 57-54. Junior Alvarez had 12 points in this contest, including three more at three points.
Mackenzie Baker – Girls Basketball – Jonesville
Senior Mackenzie Baker helped the Comets to their second victory of the season. Baker would have 19 points, four steals and three rebounds in the team’s victory over the Homer Trojans.
Noah Knepper – Boys Trainers – Waldron
Senior Noah Knepper led the Waldron Spartans boys’ basketball team to a rebound victory over Jackson Christian after losing in double overtime to Quincy. Knepper led the team with 27 points and eight rebounds.
Morgan Burk – Girl Basket – Waldron
Sophomore Morgan Burk helped the Waldron Spartans to their second victory of the season. Burk had 11 points, six rebounds and four assists in the team’s 35-20 win over Jackson Christian.