Who should be the Journal Sentinel's athlete of the week for Jan. 21-26 (Poll Closed)

  • Caleb Blischke, Waukesha South/Catholic Memorial: The Blackshirts won their second Greater 8 Conference title in three seasons Saturday with the help of two of Blischke’s best swims of the season. The junior won the 200-yard individual medley in 1 minute 55.84 seconds, a time that ranks fourth in Division 1 and fifth overall in the state. Later he took the 500 free in 4:36.99, a state best by 6 seconds. Blischke was also part of second-place finishes in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays as South/Memorial finished 21 points ahead of Brookfield in the team standings.

  • Alex Huibregtse, Grafton boys basketball: The Black Hawks (8-6) equaled their win total from last season with victories over South Milwaukee and West Bend East last week. The junior guard averaged 27 points and seven rebounds and shot 62 percent (21 of 34) from the floor in the wins. He had a career-high 33 points on 12-for-20 shooting in an 84-73 victory over South Milwaukee on Tuesday. A 21-point night in a 72-60 win over West Bend East Friday raised his season average to 20.4 points per game with 6.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists.

  • Annie Mularski, Hartford gymnastics: The Orioles put on a dominating display at the Winter Wonderland Invite at Menomonee Falls Saturday and Mularski’s performance was key to that success. Sparked by victories on the vault (9.325) and uneven bars (9.45), Mularski won the all-around title with a score of 36.225. That was 1.2 points better than the second-place finisher. Hartford, meanwhile, scored 139.1750 points to run away with the team championship.

  • Kennedy Osterman, Pewaukee girls basketball: The junior guard has averaged 7.8 points per game this season, but in the last two contests she has averaged 22, helping the Pirates defeat Woodland East leader South Milwaukee Jan. 18 and Woodland West leader New Berlin Eisenhower on Friday. Against Eisenhower, which was ranked No. 2 in the Associated Press Division 2 state poll, she hit 7 of 11 shots, including 5 of 8 from three-point range, for 19 points to help the Pirates score a 75-64 victory that pulled the team within one game of Eisenhower in the Woodland West standings.

  • Nolan Paar, Oak Creek wrestling: What a week for the Knights senior. Last week he scored a pin at 182 pounds to help the team win its fifth straight Southeast Conference title, completing the 7-0 season with a 37-30 victory over Racine Park Thursday. The three-time state qualifier also became the school’s all-time leader in victories and pins.

  • William Sweeney, Marquette hockey: The senior scored in three games last week to help the Hilltoppers extend their winning streak to five games and climb to second place in the Classic 8. The key wins in that regard were a 12-2 victory over Kenosha Friday and a 2-1 win over Waukesha Saturday. Sweeney finished with five points (two goals, three assists) to equal a single-game season high against Kenosha. The next day he scored twice in a come-from-behind victory over Waukesha. Sweeney entered the week with 15 goals and team highs in assists (18) and points (33).

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