Who should be the Journal Sentinel's athlete of the week for Oct. 8-13? (Poll Closed)

  • Tommy Brunner, Whitefish Bay football: The Blue Dukes senior outside linebacker helped the team knock off Hartford, 27-14, Friday, a win that guaranteed Bay a playoff berth. Brunner finished with five tackles and three quarterback hurries. He also intercepted a pass and forced two fumbles, one that he recovered and returned 28 yards for the game’s first touchdown. He also plays receiver and caught a 48-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter.

  • Maddie Haines, Kenosha Indian Trail volleyball: The Hawks won the Southeast Conference title Saturday with the help of the junior outside hitter who posted 33 kills, 30 digs, nine blocks and eight aces to lead the team to victories over Kenosha Tremper, Kenosha Bradford and Oak Creek.

  • Tyler Kisting, Oak Creek cross country What a jump for the Knights senior who went from 18th place at the Southeast Conference meet last year to first this year. He completed the 5,000-meter course at Grant Park in 16 minutes 15.92 seconds, about 5½ seconds better than the second-place runner.

  • Emily Lauterbach, Arrowhead golf: The senior finished one stroke behind Bay Port’s Jo Baranczyk at the WIAA Division 1 state meet Tuesday at University Ridge in Madison for her third straight top 10 finish at the event. The future Wisconsin Badger won the title as a sophomore and took third last year.

  • Danny Manger, Nicolet soccer: In a 2-0 victory Tuesday over first-place Cedarburg that gave the Knights a share of the North Shore title, the senior scored the deciding goal off an assist from Alex Tejero in the 38th minute. Three days later Manger once again recorded the deciding goal, scoring unassisted in the 38th minute of a 5-2 victory over University School, the second-ranked team in Division 4. He finished that game with two goals.

  • Gavin Noel, Muskego volleyball: The senior middle hitter finished with nine kills in 13 attempts and recorded seven blocks and three aces in a 3-1 victory over Mukwonago Wednesday that assured the team of no worse than a share of the Classic 8 Conference title.

  • Bojana Pozder, Racine Case tennis: The freshman stormed through the field at the WIAA Division 1 state tournament to become the school’s first state tennis champion. She defeated Divine Savior Holy Angels' Logan White, 6-2, 6-0, in the final to finish 39-0.

  • Jared Schneider, Homestead football: The Highlanders senior did a little of everything Friday in the team’s 35-14 victory over Slinger. He rushed for 93 yards with an average of 10.3 yards per carry and scored a touchdown. He caught four passes for 109 yards, the bulk coming on a 95-yard touchdown in the third quarter. And for his only kickoff return of the night, he scored on a 92-yard play to start the second half, helping his team go up, 21-0.

  • Isabel Seay, Sussex Hamilton cross country: The senior led the Chargers to the Greater Metro Conference title Saturday at Rotary Park in Menomonee Falls. She completed the 5,000-meter course in 18 minutes 57 seconds, about 3 seconds faster than the second-place finisher.

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