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The poll will remain open until noon on Friday, Feb. 16.

Time for another CatchMark SportsNet West Michigan Conference Player of the Week fan poll.

Nominees have been selected and the fan poll created for Player of the Week, which is title sponsored by Complete Restoration & Cleaning Services, Inc.

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Six winter sports athletes from the conference who stood out in competitions Feb. 5-10, 2024, have been nominated by CatchMark SportsNet. Student-athletes who have already won Player of the Week honors this season are not eligible to be in the fan poll.

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, Feb. 16.

Athletes are listed alphabetically:

GAVIN CRANER, Whitehall wrestling

The junior has been an absolute beast on the mat for the Vikings this season after finishing as a state runner-up with Belding last year. In Saturday’s Division 3 individual wrestling district at Whitehall, Craner made quick work of his three opponents with pinfalls in 55 seconds, 1:38, and 1:05. In the finals, he defeated Orchard View’s Mason Tuttle to improve his season record to 44-0. In last Wednesday’s team district at Whitehall, Craner recorded both of his victories by pinfall as well.

MATTISEN CROWLEY, Ravenna basketball

The 5-foot-10 junior center helped the Bulldogs win a couple of games last week. Crowley scored 10 in Ravenna’s 32-21 home victory over North Muskegon in WMC Rivers play on Thursday. On Friday, she scored seven in a 45-13 WMC Rivers road win over Hesperia. Crowley began last week with a six-point effort in a 50-26 Rivers road loss to a tough Mason County Central squad.

ADAM DUGENER, North Muskegon basketball

The 6-foot sophomore rose to the challenge in North Muskegon’s big 62-54 nonleague road win over a perennially tough Grand Rapids Covenant Christian squad. Dugener scored a game-high 26 points in helping to keep the Norsemen unbeaten on the season at 18-0 as of that victory. In Thursday’s 74-32 win at Hesperia in WMC Rivers action, Dugener totaled 12 points, five rebounds, and three assists.

ADDI HOVEY, Hart basketball

The 5-foot-11 junior utility player, who is also a Division I-level recruit for track and field, had a big week in leading Hart to a couple of impressive wins. In last Tuesday’s 55-37 victory at North Muskegon, Hovey nearly notched a triple-double with 19 points, 12 rebounds, and eight steals. In Friday’s 44-36 key WMC Rivers win at Mason County Central, she had a game-high 16 points and five rebounds.

ZANE MCCABE, Mason County Central wrestling

The Spartans senior placed third in the 132-pound weight class of Saturday’s Division 3 individual wrestling district at Hart, qualifying him for this week’s individual regional. Notably, his 8-1 victory over Beaverton’s Landon Terrell which punched his ticket to the regional was the 150th of McCabe’s career. He is 38-9 on the season entering this week.

ADDISON PRANGER, Montague basketball

The 5-foot-8 junior combo guard delivered a couple of strong performances last week as the Wildcats split games against solid competition. In last Tuesday’s 55-45 loss to WMC Lakes-leading Fremont, Pranger scored a game-high 19 points. In Friday’s 47-27 victory over visiting North Muskegon, Pranger led all scorers with 15 points.

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