Athlete of Winter Season: Wrestlers come out on top

nmbwrestle-celebJust as they did so many times during the 2016-17 winter sports season, wrestlers came out on top in our Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Season voting.

North Myrtle Beach sophomore Curtis Wolfe, who finished fourth in the state in the 170-pound division, scored a runaway decision over the rest of the field of Athlete of the Week winners to earn the title for the winter sports season.

Wolfe was one of three wrestlers to take gold, silver and bronze in the voting. He was followed by Socastee’s C.J. Armstrong and Carolina Forest’s Matt Jacoby to account for a wrestling sweep of the top spots in the polls.

Girls basketball standouts claimed the next two positions, led by Carolina Forest’s Alexis Tomlin. She averaged a double-double and led the Lady Panthers to the Lower State semifinals. Carolina Forest was knocked out of the playoffs by Socastee and standout Shayla Baldwin, who rounded out the top five.

North Myrtle Beach boys basketball player Cooper Chandler was sixth in the voting, followed by another pair of girls basketball players – Myrtle Beach’s Kiana Adderton and North Myrtle Beach’s Aquera Johnson. St. James female wrestler Mackenzie Tecco, Myrtle Beach girls basketball player Nia Sumpter and Conway’s Zakera Chadmon closed out the list.

The Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week voting for the spring season begins Monday.

Photo by Louis E. Keiner

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