A pair of local athletes were honored when the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced its Athlete of the Week winners for April 1-7.
Each week throughout the school year, the WIAA recognizes varsity athletes who exhibited an outstanding performance for the previous week (based off of nominations). All varsity level students in good academic standing at their schools are eligible to receive the WIAA award.
Nominations are open to athletic administrators, coaches, fans and members of the media.
Winners from April 1-7 included Sumner High soccer standout Alec Labarge and Bonney Lake softball sensation Brooke Nelson.
Labarge, a senior, capped a four-goal and one-assist week with a hat trick, leading the Spartans to a pair of victories.
Nelson, a junior pitcher, retired 24 batters in a row by strikeout and completed her third no-hitter of the season. Not one ball was put in play by the Stadium High lineup. She also ended the game with a walk-off homer in the bottom of the eighth inning.
WIAA is a membership organization of more than 800 schools from every corner of the state. Member schools set the structure, rules and regulations for five different activities and 16 athletics programs at the high school and middle/junior high school level.