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Athletes of the Week Dec. 20-25
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Who should be this week's Monroe, Area Boys and Area Girls Athletes of the Week?

Visit the Sports page on to register your vote. Information on the athletes will be made available in an online sports story. Votes can be made by clicking on the side bar poll. If you would like to vote for more than one athlete, e-mail Adam Krebs at with your picks. Be sure to include both your first and last name, as well as your hometown. Voting will end Wednesday Dec. 29 at 5 p.m. and results will be published Thursday, Dec. 30.


Brooke McBain, Monroe Girls Basketball: The junior scored a game-high 19 points in a 36-35 non-conference loss to DeForest Dec. 21.

Michael Barrett, Monroe Boys Basketball: The senior scored 16 points including a putback with 0.9 seconds left to help the Cheesemakers knock off Madison Edgewood 54-52 in double overtime.

Andrew Armstrong, Monroe Boys Basketball: Armstrong scored six points, but he made one of the plays of the game scoring on putback after an offensive rebound with 22 seconds left in the first overtime to help send the game against Madison Edgewood to a second overtime where the Cheesemakers won 54-52.

Area Boys

Alex Erickson, Darlington Basketball: The senior scored 31 points to help the Redbirds in a comeback 50-45 win over Shullsburg. Erickson became Darlington's all-time leading scorer surpassing Aaron Lancaster.

Nate Thomas, Argyle: The senior scored 18 points in a 64-54 loss to Belmont Dec. 21.

Joey Jordan, Juda Basketball: The junior scored 15 points in a 67-49 loss to Beloit Turner Dec. 21.

Area Girls

Jen Wellnitz, Black Hawk Basketball: The freshman had a double-double with 14 points in a 76-38 thrashing of Darlington. She was just a few assists away from a triple double.

Rachel Rygh: The senior scored 14 points in a 76-38 win over Darlington Dec. 21.

Hillary Best, Albany: The senior scored 15 points to lead the Comets in a 55-50 overtime loss to Belmont.