Vote here to help choose the Patch Athlete of the Week of Oakland County for the week ending Feb. 11. Last week’s poll winner was Troy Chen, a member of the boys swimming and diving team from Troy.
Vote for one of the following or write in your own candidate in the comments:
Tyler McCullough – Royal Oak High School (Wrestling): The senior wrestler had a busy and successful week. He won a district championship on Saturday at Birmingham Groves in the 125-pound bracket. He won a 4-2 decision over Mark Wise of University of Detroit Jesuit in the finals and moves on to regionals next Saturday at L’Anese Cruese. Earlier in the week, he won both of his matches for the Ravens at the team districts on Thursday to help his team move on to regionals.
James Young – Troy High School (Boys Basketball): James Young might have had the game of the season on Tuesday night against Clarkston. Young set a new school record with 49 points to help his team win 79-74. He scored more than 30 points in the second half much to the delight of the home crowd. He came right back with a game-high 27 points in a 91-53 win over Berkley on Friday night.
Aarica McCray – Berkley High School (Girls Basketball): Aarica McCray didn’t make many friends in Ferndale this week. McCray scored nearly half her team’s points in a 48-36 win over University High School on Wednesday night. On Friday, her layup gave the Bears a 49-47 win over Ferndale High School. She finished the game with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 3 steals.
Chevez Farris – Ferndale High School (Wrestling): Farris won a district championship on Saturday at Warren Fitgerald. In the 171-pound bracket, he scored two technical falls and a majority decision on his way to the podium. In the quarters, the senior beat Holly’s Blake Cuthbert 15-0 and in the semifinals he won 20-5 over Centerline’s Jaocb Legree. In the finals, he won a majority decision 13-4 over Lamphere’s Shawn Miller.
Attention Coaches: Nominate Your Athletes
Email nominations to Patch sportswriter Mike Niziolek. Nominations must be received by noon Friday for consideration for the next week's poll. Please include a photo or photos of your nominee and detailed information on why he or she is a deserving candidate for the weekly award. Weekly winners are eligible for Patch Athlete of the Season recognition.
Previous winners and nominees:
- Athlete of the Week Jan. 30-Feb. 4: Troy Chen, Troy High School
- Athlete of the Week Jan. 23-27: John Yurich, West Bloomfield High School
- Athlete of the Week Jan. 16-20: Jacob Dotson, Ferndale High School
- Athlete of the Week Jan. 9-13: Ashley Moskal, Avondale High School
- Athlete of the Week Jan. 2-6: Aarica McCray, Berkley High School