September 13, 2022 By Vaseline

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North MAC High School's Reed Lewis runs for a touchdown during the game against Vandalia during the game on Friday, September 9, 2022

Here are the nominees for the State Journal Registry’s Athlete of the Week.

Below is information on each athlete. The poll ends on Friday at 12 noon. If you have a candidate for the honor email us at [email protected]

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Natalie Alexander, Chatham-Glenwood Volleyball

Glenwood's Natalie Alexander (3) shoots a shot over the net against Rochester during the semifinals of the CS8 volleyball tournament at the Rochester Athletic Complex in Rochester, Illinois, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. [Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register]

The junior hitter led the Titans with seven kills and nine blocks and sparked a non-conference win over Williamsville after losing the first set 23-25, 25-22, 25-18 on Thursday.

Peyton Bergschneider, Pleasant Plains Volleyball

The senior outside hitter had eight digs, five kills and an ace to lead Pleasant Plains to a nonconference win over Sacred Heart-Griffin 25-17, 25-17 on Wednesday.

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Darren Booth, Rochester Boys Soccer

The senior midfielder scored the decisive goal with 2 minutes, 45 seconds remaining in the second half and Rochester defeated Alton 2-1 in a non-conference game on Thursday. Booth’s goal was helped on a cross by Brayden Trello.

Luke DeWitt, Staunton boys football

The elder forward scored a hat-trick and added two assists as Staunton drove to a 6-1 win at Vandalia in Thursday’s South Central Conference game. DeWitt’s first two goals came in the first half as Staunton built a 3-0 lead. DeWitt received the assist for the Bulldogs’ second goal, scored by Brody Hill.

Cameron Frye, Williamsville boys soccer

Williamsville's Cameron Frye (16) celebrates a goal by Williamsville's Will Budinger (11) in the second half against Bloomington Central Catholic at Williamsville High School on Monday, October 4, 2021 in Williamsville, Illinois. [Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register]

The senior forward scored four goals, including the 100th of his high school career, as Williamsville pulled off a 10-0 shutout against Decatur St. Teresa in a nonconference boys’ soccer game on Tuesday. Frye scored all of his first-half goals and Williamsville led 9-0 at the break.

Blaze Helton, Hillsboro Football

The senior running back rushed for 138 yards and two TDs on 24 tries in Hillsboro’s rollicking 25-21 South Central Conference win over Carlinville. Helton scored the game-winning TD from 3 yards with eight seconds left.

Reed Lewis, North Mac Football

The senior running back/defensive back totaled nine carries for 98 yards and two TDs in North Mac’s 40-7 South Central Conference win over Vandalia on Friday. He also nabbed an interception with less than a minute left in the first half to set up a Kaden Brown touchdown pass to Logan Hammann at the buzzer for a 20-7 half-time lead.

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Cam’Ron Mitchell, Jacksonville Football

The junior running back had a game-high 125 yards rushing and two TDs on 11 carries as Jacksonville defeated Southeast 64-20 in a Central State Eight Conference matchup on Friday.

Ella Prince, South County Volleyball

The senior amassed 24 digs and served five aces to lead South County 25-21, 25-14 past Calvary Academy on Thursday in an MSM conference game.

Jack Swaney, Rochester Football

Springfield's Jack Swaney (23) reacts after a triple scores two runs the Senators up 6-4 over Burbank St. Laurence in the eighth inning during the Class 3A State Tournament semifinals at Wintrust Field in Schaumburg, Ill. Thursday June 17, 2021 . [Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register]

Quarterback Keeton Reiss caught the tight end with seven passes in Saturday’s 59-22 win over Springfield High at Spartan Field in the southeast. The junior transfer finished his first game against his former team for 57 yards and a touchdown.

Michael Wilson, Jacksonville Routt Football

In the Rockets’ 49-6 win over Beardstown in the Western Illinois Valley Conference, the senior defenseman recovered two fumbles and returned one to the end zone. He snapped high on a punt attempt and scored the first touchdown of the game on a five-yard return with 3 minutes and 47 seconds left in the first quarter. Another recovery from Wilson led to a 20-yard touchdown pass from Kohen Hoots to senior receiver Dax Baptist, who went 35-6 up early in the third period.