Brengel, Renfrow, Wiggins vie for Athlete of the Week

It’s that time again, sports fans. Time to vote for your favorite in the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week contest.

Last week’s ballot drew more than 25,000 votes – a new record and an amazing number considering it was only the fourth week. In the first month of the promotion, more than 60,000 votes have been cast.

Here’s this week’s list of deserving candidates. Vote early and often.

* Jackie Brengel, Carolina Forest, Cross Country: Brengel finished in third place individually at the Class AAAA Lower State Cross Country Championships on Johns Island with a time of 19:47, just 6 seconds off the winning pace. She led the Lady Panthers to a fourth-place showing and a berth to the state finals.

* Hunter Renfrow, Socastee, Football: The Braves’ triple-option quarterback showed he can get it done with his arm as well as his legs by rushing (10 carries for 88 yards) and passing (5-for-5 for 110 yards) for two touchdowns in a 56-34 victory over St. James. The win put Socastee in the Class AAA state playoffs as a No. 2 seed.

* Amy Wiggins, Myrtle Beach, Volleyball: The senior was named to the all-region team and backed it up by leading the Lady Seahawks to back-to-back sweeps to open the Class AAA state tournament. Wiggins had a combined 13 kills and eight blocks in Myrtle Beach’s playoff wins over Cane Bay and Airport.

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