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Here are this week’s candidates:
Eli Evans, Farragut baseball: Evans hit the game-winning 3RBI double to secure Farragut’s Class 4A state championship victory 4-1 over Houston. He also hit a grand slam in the team’s opening round game against Hendersonville and averaged .438 batting across the four games of the tournament.
Dylan Loy, Pigeon Forge baseball: The Tennessee commitment led Pigeon Forge both hitting and pitching en route to a runner-up finish in Class AA. He batted .400 with five RBIs, five runs scored and a home run over four games. In the quarterfinal game he pitched, Loy threw 10 strikeouts and allowed just one hit over 4.2 innings of work.
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Maryville 4×200-meter relay: The relay team of Tezz Dozier, Markel Fortenberry, Davis Ernsberger and Eli Cobble took second at the Class AAA state championships in 1:27.28, finishing behind only Memphis Central’s new state record time. The same team placed fourth in the 4×100.
Major Newman, Alcoa track and field: A week after winning the Class A decathlon state championship, Newman added another gold medal in the triple jump. He took first with a leap of 44 feet, 2.5 inches, and he also finished second in long jump with a leap of 22 feet, four inches.
Lucas Nordin, Bearden soccer: Nordin broke Bearden’s single-season scoring record in the first round of the Class AAA state tournament. He netted a hat trick in a 4-1 win over Franklin to surpass the previous record of 33 goals, then added two more goals against Oakland in the semifinals to end with 38 goals for the season.
Jaden Stevenson, Greeneville track and field: Stevenson completed the sprint triple crown, winning the 100, 200, and 400-meter dashes at the Class AA state championship. He ran a personal best time of 48.58 in the 400, more than a second faster than his previous best. He also placed second in long jump.
Jeffri Valladares, Gatlinburg-Pittman soccer: The freshman goalkeeper led Gatlinburg-Pittman to its first Class A state championship since 2018, recording saves on three out of five penalty kick attempts to secure a 3-2 win for the Highlanders. He also made four saves during regulation time.
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