The Caledonian-Record Athletes Of The Week: Ballots For Jan. 3-9

The Caledonian-Record seeks your help in naming Athletes of the Week during the 2021-22 high school sports season.

The CR covers seven high schools in New Hampshire’s North Country (Littleton, White Mountains, Profile, Lisbon, Woodsville, Groveton and Colebrook) and seven in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom (St. Johnsbury, Lyndon, Danville, Lake Region, North Country, Hazen and Blue Mountain).

This week, and every week during the three sports seasons, members of the public may vote for a top girls athlete and a top boys athlete (see below for this week’s ballot).

Casting A Vote

All voting is through the two ballots below. We will not accept votes through email or social media.

Voting began Monday and continues through midnight Thursday.

And The Winner Is…

The two winners will be announced in a story published at on Fridays and in the newspaper on Saturdays.

Nominations Please

Please nominate a deserving high school athlete by sending an email to (Subject Line: Athletes of the Week Nomination)

Vote Here For Boys Athlete of the Week (Jan. 3-9)

More On Each Candidate

Tyler Hicks, White Mountains Basketball: The senior forward finished with 12 points, 11 assists and eight boards as the undefeated Spartans rallied for a 56-46 win over Littleton.

Aiden Hale, Lyndon Hockey: The senior right-winger popped in a pair of goals as the Vikings powered past Missisquoi 5-2.

Christian Young, Danville Basketball: The junior guard finished with 18 points, 15 in the second half, as the Bears snagged their first win, 42-33 at Northfield.

Mike Hampson, Littleton Basketball: The senior guard scored 11 of his game-high 20 points in the fourth quarter as the Crusaders rallied for a 48-40 win at Gorham.

Cam Davidson, Woodsville Basketball: The junior forward pumped in 15 points to help power the undefeated Engineers to a 57-27 triumph at Profile.


Vote Here For Girls Athlete of the Week (Jan. 3-9)

More On Each Candidate

Lauren Joy, Blue Mountain Basketball: The sharp-shooting junior fired in 18 points to help Blue Mountain knock off host Danville 64-50.

Kadienne Whitcomb, Lyndon Basketball: The senior sharp-shooter hit double figures in three games — 11 in a 59-39 win over Lake Region, 12 in a rout of Harwood and 11 in a 56-51 victory over Spaulding — as the Vikings ran their win streak to five.

Sophie Bell, Profile Alpine Skiing: The junior standout delivered the fastest single run of the day and won a two-run giant slalom while leading the Patriots to an alpine ski win at Loon Mountain.

Brooke White, St. J Indoor Track and Field: The sophomore won shot put (28-10.75), placed second in the 600 meters (1:48.72, PR) and was third in triple jump (29-11.75, PR) at a meet at University of Vermont.

Ainsley Savage, White Mountains Basketball: The sophomore center tallied 16 points and the Spartans used a late rally to upend rival Littleton 35-34.


Previous Athlete Of The Week Winners

Winter 2021-22

Dec. 13-19: White Mountains’ Morgan Doolan and Lyndon’s Aiden Bogie

Fall 2021

Oct. 18-24: Lyndon’s Ella Buckingham and North Country’s Alex Giroux

Oct. 11-17: North Country’s Charli Kellaway and Ian Applegate

Oct. 4-10: Danville’s Ava Marshia and St. Johnsbury’s Jorge Trade

Sept. 27-Oct. 3: North Country’s Josi Fortin and Profile’s Alex Leslie

Sept. 20-26: Danville’s Lilah Hall and Lyndon’s Max McClure

Sept. 13-19: North Country Clarissa Demers and Austin Giroux

Sept. 6-12: White Mountains’ Olivia Scalley and Lisbon’s Dylan Colby


(1) comment

Eddy R. Woodchuck III

An Olympic athlete was diagnosed with a potentially career-ending illness after taking a Covid-19 booster shot.Doctors told Swiss runner Fabienne Schlumpf that she had myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, which caused her heart rate to skyrocket after a recent run.“When the 31-year-old felt very tired before Christmas in everyday life and even after a casual endurance run, including a violent heartbeat, she had herself exampled,” a Swiss paper reported, translated from German.Interestingly, the paper pointed out that myocarditis is usually caused by a viral infection, but that Schlumpf never tested positive for Coronavirus, only that she had been vaccinated.“Usually a viral infection leads to myocarditis, Schlumpf does not see a connection with Corona,” the paper stated. “She has been vaccinated and boostered and has not been infected so far.” The runner joins a growing group of elite athletes who have developed sudden, severe heart problems after taking a Covid shot, including numerous soccer players who had collapsed suddenly.

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