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Vote for CatchMark SportsNet Player of the Week (April 8-13, 2024)

The poll will remain open until noon on Friday, April 19.

The 2024 spring sports season is in full motion.

This is the second week of the CatchMark SportsNet West Michigan Conference Player of the Week fan poll for spring sports.

Six spring sports athletes from the conference who stood out in competitions April 8-13, 2024, have been nominated by CatchMark SportsNet. Player of the Week is title sponsored by Complete Restoration & Cleaning Services, Inc.

The fan poll is created. It’s time for you to vote, over and over.

The poll can be found at the bottom of this story after brief capsules on the nominees. You may vote once per hour. The poll closes at noon Friday, April 19.

Athletes are listed alphabetically:

AHRIA DOORNBOS, Oakridge softball

The senior left fielder had an impressive day as part of a big week. In Saturday’s Lakeshore Slam at Ross Park, Doornbos homered and finished 2-for-2 in a 19-0 opening win over Spring Lake. In the second game, a 1-0 eight-inning loss to Division 2 fourth-ranked Escanaba, she had Oakridge’s lone hit against the Eskimos’ University of Michigan-bound pitcher. Doornbos capped her day with a double and two runs scored in a 12-0 victory over Zeeland East.

MALCOLM EARVIN, Whitehall boys track and field

The speedy senior is one of the top returnees for the Vikings, who have their sights set on competing for a Division 2 state title this season. In Friday’s Newaygo Invitational, Earvin got out of the blocks quickly in the 100-meter dash with a first-place time of 11.01 seconds. He also anchored the first-place 4×100 relay, which turned in a time of 45.29 seconds. Whitehall ran away with the team title at the meet.

KAYDEN JOHNSON, Montague softball

The sophomore second baseman is off to a great start to the season. Last week was a big one for her as the Wildcats won all four games. In last Tuesday’s West Michigan Conference Lakes Division sweep of Orchard View (17-2 and 28-18), she went 7-for-10 with a double, triple, nine RBIs, and six runs. In Friday’s nonleague sweep of Forest Hills Eastern (10-9 and 19-13), Johnson was 4-for-8 with a triple, six RBIs, and three runs.

TARYN MARSMAN, Ravenna girls soccer

Ravenna’s girls soccer team is coming off a nice week, in which the Bulldogs defeated Manistee (3-2) in West Michigan Conference play on Tuesday and blanked Muskegon (8-0) in nonleague play Friday. Marsman scored a goal against Manistee and then she tallied two more against Muskegon.

BEN MEYERS, North Muskegon baseball

The senior catcher and Davenport University commit picked up where he left off during his monster junior season, when he was voted the CatchMark SportsNet WMC Player of the Year. In last Tuesday’s sweep at Hesperia (15-0 and 15-1), Meyers went 6-for-7 with a double, five RBIs, and seven runs. In last Wednesday’s sweep at Montague (15-0 and 10-2), he finished 4-for-7 with a double, four RBIs, and four runs scored. Norrth Muskegon entered this week still unbeaten on the season at 6-0.

SEAN PETTIS, Fremont boys track and field

The senior had a big week for the Packers. In Friday’s Fruitport Invitational, Pettis ran away with titles in the 800-meter run (2:02.28) and 1600 run (4:34.14). In last Tuesday’s West Michigan Conference Lakes Division tri-meet with Oakridge and Orchard View, Pettis won the 400 dash (52.45 seconds) as well as the 800 (2:09.04). He also ran a leg on the winning 4×400 relay (3:41.54) in the WMC tri-meet.

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  1. Dan

    April 15, 2024 at 10:51 pm

    Ahria had 2 lone hits off escanaba!

    • Scott DeCamp

      April 16, 2024 at 6:08 am

      According to Oakridge’s Game Changer account, Oakridge had one hit against Escanaba and it was Ahria’s.

  2. dan

    April 19, 2024 at 4:24 am

    Pretty sad the kid from Whitehall has to run a bot to win votes

  3. Dan

    April 19, 2024 at 4:39 am

    Really hope you guys do something about this kid from Whitehall cheating votes!over a hundred votes in 2 minutes at 4:30 am definitely something going on

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