Athletes of the Week for 2-1

We’re a little late with these this week, but after a storm-caused hiatus, we resume our Athletes of the Week this week with boys, which we had scheduled for last week until the weather hit and wiped all the action out.

Both are from basketball, so let’s get to it.

MOUNT SI – This week’s award goes to senior Ryan Atkinson, who scored a career-high 26 points for the Wildcats in their loss last Friday to Sammamish. Atkinson, who as many Wildcat fans know was the starting QB on the Mount Si football team last fall leading the team to the state playoffs for the fourth straight season, is beginning to take on the kind of role on the basketball team that he had on the football team through his improved play. Atkinson had another strong night Saturday against Interlake, and continued that earlier this week against Bellevue. Watch for Atkinson to maybe find a college opportunity or two in maybe his best sport, baseball, where he will be one of several top returners this spring for the defending state 3A champion Mount Si baseball team, coached by Elliott Cribby.

CEDARCREST – The Red Wolves continue their strong season this winter, and while junior Zach Taylor is the main man leading the way, it’s nice when other players step up and provide solid contributions, which helps improve their depth as the season wears on. And that was the case last Tuesday, when post Tyler Reeves had a field day from outside, hitting five three-pointers, part of a game-high 19 points which helped the Red Wolves blast South Whidbey. It’s performances like his which help take pressure off of Taylor to produce, and it’s performances like Reeves’ which earn him our Athlete of the Week for this week. The Red Wolves look to make a deep postseason run once again this season, and Reeves could be a key element to that if this kind of effort continues.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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