Week 8 winter prep athlete of the week nominees

Weekly vote sponsored by Athletes Corner

By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor



Nominees for high school winter sports athlete of the week, sponsored by Athletes Corner, for the week ending Feb. 1. Voting will conclude at 8 p.m. Thursday with results published in Friday’s Columbian.

JESSICA FLANAGAN, WOODLAND GIRLS BASKETBALL: Flanagan averaged 13 points a game over three games for the Beavers, all victories.

NATHAN HAWTHORNE, COLUMBIA RIVER BOYS BASKETBALL: Hawthorne averaged 20 points a game in two league wins for the Chieftains as River clinched a share of the 3A GSHL title.

JAMIE NOLTA, UNION GYMNASTICS: Nolta won the floor exercise and finished second in the all-around with a 36.2 in a meet with Heritage, Mountain View and Evergreen.

TAMIKA TAYLOR, FORT VANCOUVER BOWLING: Taylor bowled games of 242, 201 and 190 for 633 series to place second in the 3A/2A district tournament and help the Trappers advance to state.

JOHN UTAS, CAMAS SWIMMING: Utas won the 50 freestyle (22.53 seconds) and 100 breaststroke (1:04.45) and was on two winning relays at the Southwest Washington Invitational in Longview.

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