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Evergreen’s Adrian Wright is The Columbian Week 11 prep athlete of the week

Wright beats out Heritage's Vernon Onick for the honor

By , Columbian Assistant Sports Editor

Evergreen basketball player Adrian Wright is the The Columbian 2022-23 Week 11 high school athlete of the week.

Wright received 396 votes to beat out Heritage’s Vernon Onick for the honor.

Wright scored 22 points in a league win over Mountain View and added 18 more in a win over Battle Ground.

Winners of the athlete-of-the-week may not be nominated again during the regular season, and no athlete may be nominated in consecutive weeks.

Five more nominees and a new ballot will be posted on Monday with voting continuing through Wednesday.


  1. Adrian Wright, Evergreen, 396
  2. Vernon Onick, Heritage, 300
  3. Brody Davis, Washougal, 244
  4. Tarik Kurta, Fort Vancouver, 145
  5. Emily Strehle, Kelso, 101

Here are the other nominees:

BRODY DAVIS, WASHOUGAL BOYS WRESTLING: Davis won the 113-pound division at the Ranger Classic at Estacada, Ore., with a pin in 56 seconds in the championship match.

TARIK KURTA, FORT VANCOUVER BOYS SWIMMING: Kurta won the 25-yard freestyle and the 50 butterfly as the Mark Morris Jamboree.

VERNON ONICK, HERITAGE BOYS BASKETBALL: Onick scored 26, 30 and 21 points as the Timberwolves opened the season with three victories.

EMILY STREHLE, KELSO GIRLS BOWLING: Strehle bowled games of 245, 205, 190 and 243 in wins over Prairie and Battle Ground.