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Vote for CatchMark SportsNet Player of the Week (May 13-18, 2024)

The poll will remain open until noon on Friday, May 24.

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 spring sports athletes from the conference who stood out in competitions May 13-18, 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, May 24.

Athletes are listed alphabetically:

ISAIAH ATCHISON, Montague boys track and field

The 6-foot-8 senior phenom had a big day during the Division 3 regional Saturday on his home track and he’ll be headed to the state finals in four events. Atchison took first place in high jump with a leap of 6 feet. He was runner-up in the 100-meter dash (11.25 seconds) and second in the 200 (22.80), plus he anchored Montague’s runner-up 4×200 relay team (1:33.09) that’s also state finals-bound.

AUBREY CHYE, Mason County Central softball

The Spartans sophomore had a monster day last Thursday a pair of West Michigan Conference nondivisional losses to Whitehall. In Game 1, Chye went 3-for-3 with a single, double, and triple, and she also had two stolen bases, two runs scored, and two RBIs. In Game 2, she went 3-for-4 with three triples and an inside-the-park home run. On top of that, Chye scored four runs in the nightcap.

ADDI HOVEY, Hart girls track and field

The Pirates junior carried her team to a Division 3 regional title Saturday at Remus Chippewa Hills, taking first place in three individual events and anchoring a winning relay. Hovey won the 100-meter dash in a season-best time of 12.40 seconds, took first place in the 200 with a personal-record time of 25.51, and leaped 5 feet, 3 inches, to capture top honors in high jump. Hovey also anchored Hart’s first-place 4×100 relay team, which turned in a time of 50.51.

AUDREY HUIZINGA, Manistee girls track and field

The Mariners junior had a memorable day during the Division 3 regional Saturday at Remus Chippewa Hills. Huizinga broke assistant coach Jessica Gustad’s 11-year-old record in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.90 to jump past Gustad’s mark by 0.03 seconds. She placed second in the event to qualify for the state finals. Huizinga won the 400 regional title (1:00.34), placed second in the 100 (12.95), and anchored the second-place 4×400 relay (4:18.52) to become a four-event state finals qualifier.

KYLE STRATTON, Whitehall baseball

The Vikings senior made history last Thursday in his team’s West Michigan Conference nondivisional sweep of host Mason County Central. Stratton stole second base in the first inning of Game 1 to give him 181 in his career and pass Whitehall great Nate McLouth on the MHSAA’s all-time stolen base list. Stratton stole five more bases in Game 2 to give him 186 in his career.

JERRY WIEGERS, North Muskegon boys track and field

The Norsemen senior helped capture the first boys team regional track and field title in 50 years with first-place finishes and anchoring a winning relay during Saturday’s Division 3 regional at Montague. Wiegers won the 100-meter dash in 11.07 seconds, took first in the 200 in 22.01, raced to a personal-record 48.24 time in winning the 400, and anchored the first-place 4×400 (3:29.59) in the meet finale.

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