Nominees for high school winter sports athlete of the week, sponsored by Athletes Corner, for the week ending Feb. 22. Because of voting set-up error, we will extend voting to 8 p.m. Friday with results published in Saturday’s Columbian.
ALEX BERFANGER, UNION BOYS WRESTLING: Berfanger won the 170-pound state championship in Class 4A, beating Amos Diagbe of Kent-Meridian 11-4 in the final.
KASEY CALWELL, CAMAS SWIMMING: Calwell placed second in the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke at the Class 4A state meet and helped Camas place in two state relays.
JUNIOR GODINHO, UNION WRESTLING: Godinho won the 132-pound state championship in Class 4A, beating two-time state champion Noah Cuzzetto of Lake Stevens in overtime to win the final.
JARON HAMLIK, PRAIRIE SWIMMING: Hamlik placed third in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke at the Class 3A state meet, posting All-American consideration times in both swims.
GUNNAR METZGER, HUDSON’S BAY WRESTLING: Metzger won the 152-pound state championship in Class 3A, securing the title with a pin of Malik Haythorne of Hazen.