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Oct. 4, 2023

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Ella Schoene from La Center volleyball is The Columbian 2022-23 Week 4 prep athlete of the week

Schoene edges out Skyview swimmer Paula Galvez for the honor

By , Columbian Assistant Sports Editor

La Center volleyball player Elle Schoene is the The Columbian 2022-23 Week 4 high school athlete of the week.

Schoene received 659 votes to narrowly edge out Skyview swimmer Paula Galvez for the honor.

Schoene had 13 kills and nine digs in a win over Stevenson, added 14 kills and 16 digs in a win over Columbia-White Salmon, then led the Wildcats to a runner-up finish at the Lumberjill Invite.

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.

Nominees are posted and voting commences each week by 9 a.m. Tuesday, and voting continues until 7 p.m. Thursday.


  1. Ella Schoene, La Center volleyball, 659
  2. Paula Galvez, Skyview swimming, 656
  3. Adam Williams, Hudson’s Bay cross country, 322
  4. Eli Huntington, Camas golf, 226
  5. Kendall Lawson, Hockinson soccer, 152

Here are what the other nominees accomplished last week:

PAULA GALVEZ, SKYVIEW GIRLS SWIMMING: Galvez won the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle and helped the Storm win the 400 free relay at the Kelso Invitational.

ELI HUNTINGTON, CAMAS BOYS GOLF: The senior shot a 5-under 31 at a match at Camas Meadows, then shot a 5-under 66 in a runner-up finish at the Prairie Invitational.

KENDALL LAWSON, HOCKINSON GIRLS SOCCER: Lawson had two goals and assist in a win over Mark Morris and two more goals in a 3-2 loss to R.A. Long.

ADAM WILLIAMS, HUDSON’S BAY BOYS CROSS COUNTRY: Williams finished second overall at the Harvest Classic in Longview in 16:03.