Brown, Johnson, Strang vie for Athlete of the Week title

Forget about “Who’s your daddy?” The big question these days is who’s your “Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week”?

In cooperation with Mammy’s Kitchen, GrandStrandSportsReport.com announced Monday it’s program to reward the top athlete from the area each week.

And best of all, we’re letting you – the website visitor and local sports fan – decide which of the three nominees will be honored by your vote in the right hand corner of our home page. This week’s nominees are:

* Brianna Strang, Carolina Forest, Swimming: Won the 200 and 500 individual freestyle and anchored the 200 freestyle relay team to victory in the regional swimming championships.

* Ellen Johnson, North Myrtle Beach, Volleyball: Led the Lady Chiefs to a second place finish in the Best of the Beach tournament, tallying 16 kills in the championship match.

* Daquan Brown, Socastee, Football: Ran for 120 yards rushing and a touchdown in last Friday’s 35-20 victory over North Myrtle Beach.

Fans are encouraged to vote early and often, and to pass the word along to parents, teammates and classmates to help put your home team’s hero in the spotlight. The winner of the inaugural award will be announced Monday.

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