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Here are the Review-Journal’s Winter Athletes of the Year

Updated June 21, 2017 - 3:40 pm

A look at the athletes of the year for the winter sports season.

Boys basketball

Chuck O’Bannon, Bishop Gorman

The senior was the co-Most Valuable Player in the Southwest League and led the Gaels to a sixth consecutive state championship. O’Bannon averaged 21.4 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.0 assists, and had 36 points in the state final. He committed to Southern California.

Girls basketball

Samantha Thomas, Centennial

The senior forward was the Player of the Year in the Northwest League and averaged 16.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 3.0 steals and 3.0 blocks to help the Bulldogs win their third straight Class 4A state title. Thomas signed with Arizona.

Boys bowling

Caleb Andrews, Clark

The surprise star of the Class 4A individual state tournament, Andrews won the state title with a 709 series. He also helped lead Clark to the region final.

Girls bowling

Leah Glazer, Bishop Gorman

Glazer posted the highest score regardless of gender at the state individual tournament. Her 747 series score easily clinched the Class 4A state title.

Flag football

Tiarra Del Rosario, Cimarron-Memorial

The sophomore, who was named the Class 4A state Player of the Year by coaches, led Southern Nevada in completion percentage (68.3 percent), passing yards (5,046) and touchdown passes (66). She also ran for 751 yards and 15 touchdowns for the Spartans.

Boys skiing

Cole Matteson, Galena

The sophomore finished first overall at state (2:03.9) and won two regular-season races.

Girls skiing

Gigi Taylor, Bishop Manogue

The junior finished first in the overall state race (2:08.8) and in the individual slalom (1:03.8). She finished in the top five in every race, including two wins and two second-place finishes.


Ian Timmins, Wooster

The senior overcame a knee injury in the Class 4A 126-pound state title match to become the 11th wrestler in Nevada history to win four state championships. He was named the Northern Region lower weight wrestler of the year.

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