The Caledonian-Record Athletes Of The Week: Ballots For May 23-29

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 (May 23-29)

More On Each Candidate

Javier Berenguer and Agustin Gil, St. Johnsbury Tennis: The Hilltopper pair, playing only one match together during the regular season, teamed up to win the Vermont high school state doubles tournament, setting down Burlington’s Khiem Nguyen and Nevin Morton in straight sets — 6-4, 6-2.

John Dennis, Blue Mountain Baseball: The senior was 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI in the Bucks’ 10-2 win over rival Woodsville. He also went 2-for-3 with a triple as the Bucks thumped Williamstown 14-4 to finish the program’s first unbeaten regular season in at least 17 seasons.

James Cilwik, North Country Track and Field: The senior powered to first place in the 1,500 meters (4:04.24) and ran to second-place finishes in the 800 (1:56.91) and 3,000 (8:55.13) at the New England Qualifier Essex Invitational.

Wyatt Mason, Lyndon Baseball: The freshman continued his strong season, going 2-for-2 with a triple and three RBI in the Vikings’ 14-0 win over Lamoille.

Andrew Thornton-Sherman, St. Johnsbury Track and Field: The freshman ran a PR of 41.87 to win the 300 hurdles at the New England Qualifier Essex Invitational. He also teamed with brother, Evan, Hale Boyden and Nathaniel Bernier to reset the Division I state record and meet mark in the 4x800 (7:59.95), and was also part of St. J’s winning 4x400 squad.


Vote Here For Girls Athlete of the Week (May 23-29)

More On Each Candidate

Kadienne Whitcomb, Lyndon Softball: A reserve pitcher and starting third baseman, the senior threw a five-inning no-hitter and had three RBI at the plate in the unbeaten Vikings’ 16-0 romp over Lamoille.

Maren Nitsche, St. Johnsbury Lacrosse: The junior midfielder scored four times, including the game-tying goal, as the Hilltoppers rallied for a 13-12 win at Stowe. She then produced three goals in St. J’s 14-7 victory over U-32.

Rylie Cadieux, Danville Softball: The senior third baseman went 3-for-3 with three doubles and five runs as Danville pounded Thetford 17-5.

Sakoya Sweeney, Lake Region Softball: The junior scattered four hits in five innings to snag the win in the circle and went 3-for-3 with a triple, three RBI and scored four runs in the Rangers’ 19-4 victory at Harwood.

Ciera Challinor, White Mountains Softball: The sophomore pitched three innings and allowed one run while reaching base all four times and scoring three runs to key the Spartans’ 6-4 win over Bishop Brady.


Previous Athlete Of The Week Winners

Spring 2022

May 16-22: Woodsville’s Mackenzie Griswold and St. Johnsbury’s Andrew Bugbee

May 9-15: White Mountains’ Lexus McIntosh and Karter Deming

May 2-8: Profile’s Mya Brown and White Mountains’ Brody LaBounty

April 25-May 1: Lyndon’s Isabelle Priest and Littleton’s Juan Hernandez

April 18-24: St. Johnsbury’s Keating Maurer and Lyndon’s Austin Wheeler

April 11-17: St. Johnsbury’s Avery Tomczyk and Will Fowler

Winter 2021-22

Feb. 21-27: Lyndon’s Brooke’lyn Robinson and Evan Sanborn

Feb. 14-20: St. Johnsbury’s Cassidy Kittredge And White Mountains’ Avery Hazelton

Feb. 7-13: Lake Region’s Maya Auger and Hazen’s Carter Hill

Jan. 31-Feb. 6: North Country’s Sabine Brueck and Cayde Micknak

Jan. 24-30: Danville’s Colleen Flinn and White Mountains’ Brody LaBounty

Jan. 17-23: Colebrook’s Haley Rossitto and Lyndon’s Logan Miller

Jan 10-16: Danville’s Allie Beliveau and St. Johnsbury’s Evan Thornton-Sherman

Jan. 3-9: Lyndon’s Kadienne Whitcomb and Aiden Hale

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’s Clarissa Demers and Austin Giroux

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

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