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.
We need your votes.
Six winter sports athletes from the conference who stood out in competitions Jan. 29-Feb. 3, 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. 9.
Athletes are listed alphabetically:
RYAN GOODRICH, Whitehall wrestling
The Vikings junior picked a good time to notch his 100th career win: In the crossover finals pitting Lakes and Rivers division champions in the West Michigan Conference championships Friday at the VAC in Whitehall. Goodrich recorded a pinfall of Hesperia’s Brock Bolles in 3:38 in the crossover finals. In the WMC Lakes final, Goodrich defeated Orchard View’s Darius Flowers, 11-5. As a team, Whitehall rolled to WMC Lakes and overall titles at the league meet. Goodrich enters this week with a 33-4 record.
ANNA LUNDQUIST, Oakridge basketball
Last week was a busy one for the Eagles and Lundquist posted some big numbers. In Monday’s 43-35 home loss to Montague, the 6-foot-2 senior posted a triple-double with 17 points, 19 rebounds, and 10 blocks. In Tuesday’s 36-34 road win over Shelby, Lundquist fell just shy of another triple-double with 21 points, 14 rebounds, and nine blocks. In Thursday’s 54-33 home loss to Fremont, she was held to four points but posted a double-double with 11 rebounds and 10 blocks.
MONICA MULLINS, Holton wrestling
The Red Devils sophomore dominated the competition in the girls 155-pound weight class of the West Michigan Conference championships Friday at the VAC in Whitehall. Mullins recorded a pinfall of Orchard View’s Jazmyne Tyszko in the first round in 46 seconds. In the second round, Mullins notched a pinfall of Ludington’s Samantha Smeltzer in 1:41. In the third round, Mullins posted a 47-second pinfall of Fremont’s Ella VandenBerg. Entering this week, Mullins has a 14-4 record.
TAYLOR NUTT, Ravenna bowling
The Bulldogs freshman has been the top female bowler in the West Michigan Conference this season and she secured her grip on that spot with two big games last Wednesday. In her team’s 21-9 victory over Whitehall, Nutt rolled two straight games of 232 to post a 464 series, which is a Ravenna record for a girls two-game total.
NOAH WALKER, Hesperia wrestling
The Panthers sophomore had a big day on the mat in the 285-pound weight class during the West Michigan Conference championships Friday at the VAC in Whitehall. Walker defeated Hart’s Adrian Lara, 7-0, for the WMC Rivers title, then he followed with a 6-3 decision over Whitehall’s Jason Smith in the crossover finals pitting Rivers vs. Lakes divisional champions. Walker enters this week with a 34-12 record.
BLAKE WEIRICH, Hart basketball
The 6-foot-5 senior has put together a big season for the Pirates. Weirich continued his strong play with a 33-point effort in Friday’s 70-56 home victory over rival Shelby. In that game, he hit six 3-pointers to go with 11 rebounds, three assists, four steals, and four blocks. Earlier in the week, in a 51-46 road loss to Montague, Weirich scored a game-high 21 points to go with 11 rebounds and three steals.
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