Congrats to Buena's standout wrestling star Billy Ward for taking home last week's 97.3 ESPN High School Athlete of the Week honors.

We have a new batch of local student-athletes now who have proven themselves this week.

You can vote for your pick, and hear the winner announced on the South Jersey Sports Report with Tyler Donohue Saturday morning beginning at 9:00.


Eddie McWade, Basketball, Wildwood Catholic - The junior forward scored 25 points and provided strong post defense during a victory over Sacred Heart. The win propelled Wildwood Catholic to its 12th consecutive win and sole possession of first place in the CAL United Conference.

 

Jess Freeman, Basketball, Wildwood - She eclipsed 1,000 career points by scoring 15 in a win over Clayton. The junior became the seventh player in program history to accomplish that feat.

 

Jacob Cowan, Basketball, Middle Township - The senior has been on fire lately. After scoring 16 fourth-quarter points against Egg Harbor Township on Jan. 18, he dropped 22 points against Bridgeton on Tuesday. Cowan buried four three-pointers in a win over the Bulldogs.

 

Seiarah Dennis, Track & Field, Oakcrest - She outpaced the competition during competition on Tuesday at the Atlantic City Armory. Dennis claimed individual race wins in 55-meter hurdles and 55-meter dash. She was also a member of relay victories in the 4x100 and 4x400.

 

Julia Duggan, Basketball, Ocean City - The senior ripped down her 1,000th rebound during a win over Our Lady of Mercy Academy. Duggan, who is committed to Rider University, joins exclusive company with 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in her high school career.