The polls are open!
It’s time to vote for the Volusia-Flagler-St. Johns Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 5-10. Athletes for bowling, cross county, golf, swimming and volleyball are eligible throughout the fall; The News-Journal and Record will hand out game balls each week for the top performers in football.
Last week, Spruce Creek bowler Samantha Powell took home the honor, claiming more than 80% of the vote.
The News-Journal and Record gather nominees from scores and stats e-mailed to the sports desk during the week by coaches across the area. Coaches can email nominees to email@example.com.
Voting begins each Monday and closes at 10 a.m. Thursday. Votes are restricted to once per device per hour.
To see the newest poll, click here.
WEEK 3 GAME BALLS: Defenses, dual-threat QBs dominate in local football showdowns
SWIMMING STORYLINES: Can Ponte Vedra win a second consecutive state title?
Jesse Barger, DeLand: Barger rolled a 421 series and helped the Bulldogs to a 7-0 victory over Atlantic.
Brayden Barnes, Seabreeze: Barnes set a new area standard for the season with a 268 game, despite a defeat to DeLand.
Emma Pezzullo, Flagler Palm Coast: Pezzullo had the top individual games on both match days last week (257 and 232), and helped FPC hand rival Matanzas its first loss of the fall.
Daytona Belflower, New Smyrna Beach: The senior ran a personal-best 17:20.4 on the ‘Cudas home course to take fifth individually in the Coach Joe McKinney Classic.
Jacob Harvey, Creekside: The Knights had four of the top six performers in the Varsity Boys event of the Bob Hans Invitational, including senior Harvey’s race-winning time of 17:01.5.
Alyson Johnson, Creekside: In her second career high school race, the freshman fended off a pair of Ponte Vedra runners for the win at Ridgeview’s Bob Hans Invitational with a time of 20:13.9.
Katelyn Lawrence, St. Augustine: The junior shattered her personal best by 13 seconds to run 18:57 at the Coach Joe McKinney Classic, winning the individual and team titles.
Alexa Dowell, Tocoi Creek: Dowell finished with times of 2:03.79 in the 200-yard freestyle and 5:31.62 in the 500-yard freestyle, helping the Tocoi Creek girls squad beat Beachside 88-82.
Dylan Matthews, Tocoi Creek: Matthews swam the 200-yard IM in 2:04.12 and the 100-yard backstroke in 56.84 as the Toros topped Beachside 106-59.
Taylor Timko, Father Lopez: The junior hitter recorded 44 kills and 42 digs in wins over Seabreeze and Merritt Island Christian.
The polls are open!