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Vote now: Who should be the WaFd Bank Arizona High School Athlete of the Week?

Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Arizona High School Athlete of the Week for April 19-25.

Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Arizona High School Athlete of the Week for April 19-25 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff.

Read through the nominees and cast your vote. We’ll send a free SBLive T-shirt to the winner of the poll!Voting will conclude Sunday at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be announced Monday. 

If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveaz.

Leila Barmore, Valley Vista girls track: Barmore recorded a 37-0 in the triple jump, the second-best mark in Arizona this season.

Kayleigh Bowers, Willow Canyon softball: Bowers pitched a five-inning no-hitter as Willow Canyon beat Independence 25-0 on Tuesday.

Henry Brauckmiller, Millennium baseball: Brauckmiller pitched a one-hitter with eight strikeouts, leading Millennium to a 3-1 win over Shadow Ridge on Monday. The run was unearned.

Matthew Camp, Perry boys track: Camp won the 1600 meters in a personal-best 4:28.61 at the 9th Annual Pioneer Invitational.

Teagan Carey, Chaparral baseball: Carey helped lead Chaparral to an 18-3 win over Mountain Ridge on Friday with a homer, a triple, a single and five RBIs.

Bridget Donahey, Xavier Prep softball: Donahey homered in an 11-2 win over Chandler on Tuesday, again in a 7-0 win over Perry on Wednesday and yet again in Friday’s 6-3 win over Sunnyslope.

Gabrielle Escontrias, Mountain Ridge softball: Tuesday, Escontrias homered and drove in three to help Mountain Ridge top Liberty 14-4. Wednesday, she had three hits in a 7-6 win over Centennial.

Dominic Felix, Canyon del Oro baseball: Felix homered and drove in four Monday to lead Canyon del Oro to a 7-0 win over Tucson.

Antonio Gianni, Cactus Shadows baseball: Gianni homered three times, tripled, scored four runs and drove in five during Cactus Shadows’ 16-1 rout of Central on Wednesday.

Rusti Glenn, River Valley softball: Glenn had three hits (single, double, homer), three runs and three RBIs to lead the way for River Valley in Saturday’s 17-0 rout of Lee Williams. She also had three RBIs in Thursday’s 28-0 win against Arizona Lutheran Academy.

Mason Hickel, Desert Vista boys track: Hickel recorded a 63-2 in the shot put, a personal best and the top mark in Arizona this season. He’s No. 2 in the discus at 177-10.

Gloriah Hussey, Cactus Shadows girls track: Hussey won the high jump (5-4) and long jump (18-1) at the Pioneer Invitational.

Charlie Kimball, Centennial baseball: Kimball pitched a five-inning no-hitter and struck out six Monday in Centennial’s 10-0 win over Peoria.

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Riley Lauffer, Sandra Day O’Connor softball: Lauffer was the winning pitcher and hit a home run in Tuesday’s 18-4 rout of Boulder Creek.

Joy Moorer, North Canyon girls track: Moorer’s 56.61 in the 400 meters at the BMHS Bears Invitational is the fourth-best mark in the state in that event this season. She also won the 100 hurdles in 14.73.

Cody Mowers, Higley baseball: Mowers was 4 for 4 with four runs and six RBIs in Higley’s 15-5 win over Campo Verde on Tuesday. Two of his hits were triples.

Alanie Ornelas, Cibola softball: Ornelas homered, doubled and drove in five Thursday as Cibola defeated Kofa 15-2. In the circle, she allowed three hits and two unearned runs in five innings.

Erubiel Ortiz, Alhambra baseball: Ortiz had five hits — including three home runs and a double — and nine RBIs in Alhambra’s 30-0 rout of Maryvale on Friday.

Sam Pitts, Buena baseball: Pitts had two hits and three RBIs and was the winning pitcher (five strikeouts in four innings) as Buena defeated Rincon/University 16-3 on Thursday. Earlier in the week, he recorded a save in a 5-3 win over Nogales.

Rebekah Rice, Payson softball: Rice had three hits and five RBIs in Payson’s 19-0 rout of Alchesay on Friday.

Alfredo Ruiz, Cesar Chavez baseball: Ruiz homered, drove in two and scored twice in Cesar Chavez’s 12-6 win over North on Friday. He also had two RBIs in Tuesday’s 14-7 loss to Browne.

Paige Salazar, Queen Creek softball: Salazar fired a four-hit shutout Tuesday to lead Queen Creek to a 5-0 win over Corona del Sol.

Dorae Scott Jr., Maricopa boys track: Scott won the 100 (11.72) and 200 (23.60) at the 88th Annual Winslow Invitational.

Arissa Staten, Sunnyslope softball: Staten, a freshman, had two home runs and five RBIs in Sunnyslope’s 17-0 rout of Moon Valley on Monday.

Damien Tipton, Betty H. Fairfax baseball: Tipton had four hits, three runs and three RBIs in Fairfax’s 23-0 rout of Metro Tech on Friday — and pitched a five-inning perfect game with 13 strikeouts. Earlier in the week, he homered in a 17-1 win over Carl Hayden.

Zoey Ulberg, Snowflake girls track: Ulberg won the shot put with a personal-best mark of 34-3 at the Pioneer Invitational.

Trey Weidner, Canyon del Oro baseball: Weidner fired a three-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts to pitch Canyon del Oro to a 7-0 victory against Tucson on Monday.

Brianna Williams, Chandler softball: Williams had a 13-strikeouts shutout and drove in a run during Chandler’s 2-0 win over Dobson on Wednesday. She drove in both of her team’s runs in Tuesday’s 11-2 loss to Xavier Prep.

Preston Wilson, St. Johns boys track: Wilson’s 6-9 in the high jump at the Winslow Invitational is Arizona’s best mark in that event this season.

Alexa Wohr, Desert Vista softball: Wohr homered and drove in three to help Desert Vista beat Westwood 18-3 on Thursday. She did it again the next night — a homer and three RBIs in an 8-0 win against Corona del Sol.