By Jeff Halpern
Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Arkansas high school athlete of the week for Aug. 29-Sept. 4. Read through the nominees and cast your vote. Voting will conclude Sunday at 11:59 p.m. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, email [email protected].
Walker White, Little Rock Christian football
The junior completed 15 of 24 passes for 182 yards and 3 touchdowns and ran 10 times for 86 yards and 3 more TDs, in the Warriors’ 49-14 win over Shiloh Christian.
Romani Thurman, Little Rock Christian volleyball
The senior, who has committed to North Carolina had 27 kills, 8 aces, 28 assists, 7 blocks and 33 digs in victories over Pulaski Academy and Bryant.
Ronny Anokye, Little Rock Christian football
The sophomore ran the ball 27 times for 116 yards and a touchdown in the Warriors’ 49-14 victory over Shiloh Christian.
Brode Horton, Lake Hamilton boys golf
Horton shot a 41 in a 9-hole match with Sheridan at Sheridan Country Club.
Bo Williams, Shiloh Christian football
The senior racked up 98 yards of total offense and scored both of Shiloh’s touchdowns – one on a 20-yard reception and one on a run — in the Saint’s 49-14 loss to Little Rock Christian.
Tori Kelly, Life Way Christian volleyball
The 5-9 senior had 16 kills and 3 aces in a 3-0 victory over Eureka Springs.
Abe Owen, Cabot football
The senior completed 6 of 11 passes for 124 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 53 yards and 3 touchdowns, in the Panthers’ 34-10 win over Bentonville West.
Chase Berwald, Mountain Home boys golf
Berwald shot a 78 in leading Mountain Home to a victory over Valley Springs at Big Creek Golf & Country Club in Mountain Home.
Evion Jimerson, Cabot football
The senior ran 18 times for 139 yards in the Panthers’ 34-10 win over Bentonville West.
Abigail Lagemann, Benton volleyball
The senior, in three victories, averaged 11.7 kills per set, 2.0 blocks, 13.7 digs and had 95 percent serving percentage.
Max Meredith, Greenland football
The senior threw 4 touchdown passes in the Pirates’ 44-9 win over Green Forest.
Noah Embrey, Greenwood boys cross country
The senior won the Bob Gravett Invitational in Arkadelphia in 15:31.5.
Brandon Vaughn, Greenland football
The sophomore caught 3 touchdown passes in the Pirates’ 44-9 win over Green Forest.
Olivia Pielemeier, Lake Hamilton girls cross country
The senior won the Bob Gravett Invitational in Arkadelpia in 17:56.2.
Jabrae Shaw, Pulaski Mills football
The senior UCA commit ran for 3 touchdowns and a pair of 2-point conversions in the Comets’ 50-34 win over Rivercrest.
Kennedy Phelan, Fayetteville volleyball
The 5-8 senior setter had 26 assists and 5 aces in a 3-0 victory over Bentonville.
Sloan Perrin, Nashville football
The senior rushed 13 times for 211 yards and 4 touchdowns, while completing 9 of 13 passes for 142 yards and 1 touchdown, in the Scrappers’ 74-42 win over Hope.
Lindsay Jensen, Mountain Home volleyball
The 5-11 junior had 21 assists, 7 kills and 3 aces in a 3-0 victory over West Plains (Mo.). She had 13 kills, 26 assists and 10 digs in a 3-1 victory over Brookland.
Carmelo Jones, Nashville football
The sophomore had 13 rushes for 119 yards and 3 TDs in the Scrappers’ 74-42 win over Hope.
Noah Freeman, Joe T. Robinson football
The senior had 10 carries for 145 yards and a pair of catches for 22 yards, and scored all four of Robinson’s touchdowns — all in the first half — in the Senators’ 28-0 win over Forrest City.
Tinsley Freeman, Fort Smith Southside volleyball
The 5-6 senior had 6 aces and 18 digs in a 3-0 victory over Rogers.
Landon Keiter, Yellville-Summit football
The junior ran for 114 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Panthers’ 51-14 win over Westside.
Tian Grant, Pea Ridge boys cross country
Grant won the Class 1A-4A Division of the Shiloh Saints Invitational in 17:43.51
Braden McCalla, Yellville-Summit football
The junior recovered 3 fumbles in the Panthers’ 51-14 win over Westside.
Julia Whorton, Gravette girls cross country
Whorton won the 1A-4A Division off the Shiloh Saints Invitational in 20:42.43.
Drake Lindsey, Fayetteville football
The junior passed for 386 yards and 4 touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 28-0 win over North Little Rock.
Jonathan Mendez, Springdale Har-Ber boys cross country
Mendez won the Class 5A-6A Division of the Shiloh Saints Invitational in 16:32.79,
Kaylon Morris, Fayetteville football
The senior had over 200 yards receiving – 198 coming in the first half – in the Bulldogs’ 28-0 win over North Little Rock.
Haley Loewe, Bentonville girls cross country
Loewe won the Class 5A-6A Division of the Shiloh Saints Invitational in 19:08.75
Carter Babb, Arkadelphia football
The senior caught a TD pass, then made a key reception on the game-winning drive and hauled in the winning 2-point conversion with no time remaining in the Badgers’ 29-28 win over Hot Springs.
Willis Robinson, Hamburg football
The junior rushed 16 times for 159 yards in the Lions win over Lake Village.
Brent Holland, Hamburg football
The junior picked off two passes and returned one for a touchdown in the Lions’ win over Lake Village.
Isaac Gregory, Fort Smith Southside football
The junior ran for 164 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Mavericks’ 47-32 win over Van Buren.
Landon Wolfe, Warren football
The senior starting defensive end and back-up running back carried the ball 11 times for 76 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Lumberjacks’ 28-23 win over White Hall.
Kane Archer, Greenwood football
The freshman entered in the first half and threw 4 touchdown passes, including the game-winning Hail Mary to Grant Carnes with no time remaining in the Bulldogs’ 56-53 win over Fort Smith Northside.
Grant Karnes, Greenwood football
The sophomore had 9 catches for 232 yards and caught the game-winning Hail Mary from Kane Archer with no time remaining in the Bulldogs’ 56-53 win over Fort Smith Northside.
Kyle Ferrie, Harding Academy football
The senior booted a 56-yard field goal in the Wildcats’ 41-14 win over Harmony Grove.
Boogie Carr, Conway football
The senior had 21 carries for 221 yards and 3 touchdowns, and caught 6 passes for 86 yards, in the Wampus Cats’ 44-35 win over Bentonville.
Jordyn Garner, Lake Hamilton girls golf
Garner won the a 9-hole tournament at Glenwood Country Club with a 48 in a dual match with Maumelle.
Donovyn Omolo, Conway football
The junior completed 16 of 28 passes for 242 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Wampus Cats’ 44-35 win over Bentonville.
Brooklyn Nicholson, Russellville girls cross country
The junior finished 10th and was the highest finishing Arkansans in the Memphis Twilight Classic in 19:56.19.
Josh Ficklin, Bentonville football
The senior rushed 33 times for 137 rushing and 3 touchdowns in the Tigers’ 44-35 loss to Conway.
Joseph Bariola, Hot Springs Lakeside boys cross country
The junior finished third and was the highest finishing Arkansan in the Memphis Twilight Classic in 15:58.31.