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Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Missouri high school athlete of the week for Dec. 20-26. Read through the nominees and cast your vote. Voting will conclude Sunday at 11:59 p.m. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, email

Aydan Gladstone, Worth County boys basketball

Gladstone dropped a game-high 19 points en route to Worth County’s 63-60 win over Green City.

Alva Mayer, Carrollton girls wrestling

Mayer used three straight pins to claim first place in the 110-pound class at the Center Girls Western Missouri Tournament. She is now off to a 16-0 start to her senior season.

Tony Osburn, Mound City boys basketball

Osburn hit seven 3-pointers on his way to a 31-point performance during a 69-43 win over Garden City.

Zoe Cunio, Eureka girls basketball

Cunio was willing to do it all during the Wildcats’ 60-37 win over Lafayette, scoring 13 points to go along with five rebounds and four steals.

Caden Stoecklein, Maryville boys basketball

Stoecklein is in his third year as the point guard of the Spoofhounds’ offense, and despite a 67-60 loss to Battle, the junior dropped a game-high 30 points.

Haley Yount, Northwest Cedar Hill girls basketball

Yount was two rebounds shy of a double-double during a 65-13 win over Affton, scoring 17 points and adding eight rebounds.

Hayden Ecker, North Andrew boys basketball

The Cardinals were able to nab a 65-56 win over the Lathrop Mules, and Ecker spearheaded things on the offensive end with 21 points.

Brylee Durbin, St. Paul Lutheran girls basketball

Durbin scored 22 points to go along with seven rebounds, nine assists and five steals during a 60-39 win over Bourbon.

Connor Turnbull, Fort Zumwalt North boys basketball

During a 70-61 win over St. Charles, Turnbull dropped a massive double-double with 34 points and 17 rebounds. 

Raegan McCowan, Lebanon girls basketball

McCowan is establishing herself as one of the most dangerous threats in Missouri girls basketball, and she continued to show it with 23 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists and six steals during an 84-55 win over Bolivar.

Raynard Horry, Fort Zumwalt West boys basketball

Horry had 22 points, eight boards, five steals and four assists during a 62-51 win over Liberty.

Natalie Allen, Capital City girls basketball

Allen has been on a scoring spree, and that continued with a 32-point performance during a 71-67 win over Eldon.

Oliver Kokal, Parkway Central boys basketball

Parkway Central squeaked by St. Mary’s with a 61-57 win, and Kokal played a key part in the triumph with 18 points and 11 rebounds.

Daniel Rudman, Fort Zumwalt West boys hockey

Rudman, a senior, scored a hat trick during Fort Zumwalt West’s 10-0 win over Timberland.

Jack Steinbach, Ladue boys basketball

Ladeu nabbed a 62-36 win over Parkway South last week, and Steinbach accounted for almost as many points as South’s entire team with 17 points and eight assists.

Nick Kramer, SLUH boys basketball

Kramer was the difference in the Bills’ 66-57 win over Chaminade, dropping 34 points and hitting 7-of-8 shots from the charity stripe. 

Anastyn Pettlon, Maryville girls basketball

Pettlon, a junior point guard, had 23 points during the Spoofhounds’ 65-20 win over Mound City.

Tre’ Bell, Parkway West boys basketball

Bell did everything for Parkway West during a 65-45 win over Francis Howell North, dropping 17 points to go along with six rebounds and five assists.

Mattie Allen, Greenville girls basketball

Despite a 93-88 loss to East Carter, Allen tried to keep Greenville afloat with a 37-point, four-rebound outing.

Ade Popoola, Parkway North boys basketball

Popoola scored a game-high 19 points to go along with seven rebounds, four assists and four steals during a 60-49 win over Ritenour.

Lexi Etchason, Parkway West girls basketball

Etchason was prolific in a 52-23 win over rival Parkway Central, tallying a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds.

Caleb Walker, Eugene boys basketball

Whether it was scoring or rebounding, Walker lived around the rim during Eugene’s 69-51 win over Vienna. He had 23 points in addition to 23 rebounds.

Katelynn Karsten, Lutheran South girls basketball

Despite a 52-49 loss to Lafayette (St. Joseph), Karsten had a team-high 18 points and three steals.

Brock Lucas, St. Elizabeth boys basketball

Lucas and company snuck by Russellville with a 69-68 win, and he was a crucial part in that with 21 points, eight rebounds, six assists and four steals.

Danika Dutel, Odessa girls wrestling

Dutel is off to a 4-1 start to her junior season, and she was able to win two matches in a row by fall en route to a first-place finish in the 105-pound weight class at the Center Girls Western Missouri Tournament.

Corbin Axtell, Grundy County boys basketball

Axtell dropped a game-high 18 points and added six rebounds during a 54-53 win over Hardin-Central.

Cady Pauley, Milan girls basketball

Pauley had a monstrous double-double during a 53-43 win over Atlanta, scoring 38 points in addition to 25 rebounds.

Chase Conrad, Meadow Heights boys basketball

Conrad dropped a double-double with 27 points and 13 rebounds during a 70-53 win over Chaffee.

Ronnie Welch, Higbee girls basketball

Higbee got a massive, 68-10 win over Hale, and Welch was a key part in that with 25 points and eight steals.

Zane Reed, Pattonsburg boys basketball

Reed, also the quarterback of Pattonsburg’s football team, scored 21 points to go along with six steals despite a 70-54 loss to Gallatin.

India Willis, Mack Creek girls basketball

Willis spearheaded the offensive operations during Mack Creek’s 58-51 win over Fordland, scoring 21 points and grabbing eight rebounds to go along with six steals.

Cale Plowman, Billings boys basketball

During Billings’ 64-53 win over Lighthouse Christian, Plowman had 21 points and five rebounds.

Nicole Hagerman, Bronaugh girls basketball

Despite a 44-38 loss to Drexel, Hagerman had a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds.