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Arsyn Sadlier, McAllen wrestling standout, is SBLive's Texas High School Athlete of the Week

We gathered the week's top performers across every sport. Dive into the nominees, poll results
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Editor's note: Congratulations to McAllen girls wrestling standout Arsyn Sadlier, who received nearly 45% of the more than 41,000 votes cast to win SBLive's Texas Athlete of the Week poll for Dec. 26-30. Scroll down to learn more about Sadlier's prowess and view the final poll count.

Who was the top high school athlete in Texas last week?

Throughout the year, SBLive takes a look at the top high school athletes across the Lone Star State each week, gathering the top performers and putting the best of the best up for reader vote.

Here are SBLive's Texas Athlete of the Week nominees for Dec. 26-30. Now, we want to hear from you. Scroll down to read about this week's nominees and cast your vote in the poll below.

Know of a performance worthy of recognition we may have missed? Let us know who we missed. Drop a note to or @SBLiveTX on Twitter and Instagram and back it up with stats.


Jordan Beggs, Bellaire Episcopal boys basketball

The George Mason signee had 22 points and was named the MVP of the VYPE Holiday Invitational on Friday in Houston.

Rance Berney, Martinsville boys basketball

The 6-foot-3 forward heated up late with 15 of his 24 points coming in the final two quarters in a 53-42 win over Woden on Thursday.

Candra Bridgewater, Alvarado girls basketball

She set a new school record with 39 points in a win over Waskom, 83-43, in the Aggieland Tournament on Dec. 28. She was named to the all-tournament team.

Addy Burns, New Home girls basketball

The Angelo State signee had 2 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists as New Home beat Panhandle at the 64th Annual Caprock Classic in the MCM Elegante bracket on Saturday.

Bella Castillo, Prosper Walnut Grove girls wrestling

She posted eight wins, all by pins, to take first place in the 145-pound division of the New Year’s Eve Scuffle this weekend at Frisco Independence.

Colton Collins, Katy Tompkins boys basketball

The senior set a new school record with 53 points in a win versus Houston Aldine on Saturday, which included 9 3-pointers.

Aiden Cooley, Allen boys wrestling

A returning state medalist, Cooley went 5-0 and took first place at the New Year’s Eve Scuffle held Friday and Saturday in Frisco.

Josephine Craig, Temple girls wrestling

She went 5-0 and had all pins on her way to winning the 165-pound bracket at the 2023 Raider Ruckus on Dec. 29 in Leander.

Julie Cuellar, Anthony girls basketball

In three games at the Irvin Tournament, she had 25, 28 and 37 points as the Wildcats went 2-1 in the event.

Kayde Dotson, Beaumont United boys basketball

The New Mexico commit had nine 3-pointers and finished with 30 points and United beat Allen, 70-62 to win the Gold bracket at the In-N-Out Burger Holiday Invitational in Allen on Friday.

Kayden Edwards, Duncanville boys basketball

The junior scored a career-high 45 points, while adding 7 rebounds and 5 assists — also career-highs — in a 90-85 win over Silsbee at The King Cotton Holiday Classic.

Kimora Fagan, Edinburg girls basketball

The Edinburg standout recorded 27 points, 12 assists, seven boards and four steals in a win over Los Fresnos on Dec. 28.

Jamerson Green, Arlington Pantego Christian boys basketball

At the Geneva School Christmas Tournament, the sophomore had a double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds in a 69-56 win over Houston Awty International Academy on Dec. 30.

DJ Hall, Plano East boys basketball

He was named the MVP of the Championship Basketball Tournament and helped the Panthers beat Round Rock Stony Point, 55-50, on Saturday. He had 18 points in the finals.

Kasen Hastings, Krum boys basketball

In a 78-45 win over Peaster on Thursday, the senior guard surpassed the 1,000-point mark for the Bobcats in the Championship Tournament in Fort Worth.

Thaddeus Heckman, Salado boys soccer

The senior had two goals and added an assist as the Eagles beat Taylor, 5-1, on Friday.

Leon Horner, Irving Dynamic Prep boys basketball

The 6-foot-6 guard scored 25 points to help Dynamic Prep beat No. 2-ranked Prolific Prep in the Chick-fil-A Classic/Steve Smith National Bracket Championship on Saturday in South Carolina.

Jeremiah Jones, El Paso Eastlake boys basketball

The junior scored a season-high 21 points as the Falcons hammered Crane, 94-33, at the Monahans Chamber of Commerce Classic on Dec. 29.

Isaiah Kalala, Dallas W.T. White boys basketball

The 6-foot-9 junior had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Longhorns beat Lubbock Cooper, 56-53, at the Caprock Classic on Friday.

Ruke Ogbevire, Fulshear girls basketball

In a 57-54 win over Pearland Shadow Creek at the Fort Bend ISD Tournament, the junior surpassed the 1,000-point mark in her career thanks to scoring 20 points.

Alyssa Reyes, Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial girls wrestling

At the Snakebite Invitational held on Dec. 29 in Rio Grande City, Reyes went 3-0 to win the 138-pound bracket. She pinned all three foes in the first period.

Landri Richey, Farwell girls basketball

She was named the MVP of the United Supermarkets bracket at the 64th annual Caprock Classic, which wrapped up on Saturday. She had a team-high 16 points while adding 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks in a 55-28 win over Muenster.

Jack Roland, Rockwall Heath boys wrestling

The 106-pounder won all of his matches as the Hawks went 7-0 at the J.J. Pearce Holiday Duals/Stickler Memorial Tournament held Dec. 29-30 in Richardson.

Arsyn Sadlier, McAllen girls wrestling

The Bulldogs 145-pound wrestler went 4-0 and took first place at the Raider Ruckus on Dec. 29 in Leander. She had pins in three of the wins for McAllen, which took second place.

Nunu Walker, Lufkin Pineywoods Community Academy girls basketball

She had 28 points in a 53-41 win over Douglass on Thursday in the Tenaha ISD Holiday Hoops Tournament. She was named to the all-tournament team.

Melinda Winston, Alief Hastings girls basketball

The Georgia Southern signee became the Bears' all-time leading score with 1,891 points, breaking a school record that has stood since 1998.

-- Cody Thorn | @sblivetx