The sports staff of the Creston News Advertiser, Osceola Sentinel-Tribune, Fontanelle Observer and Adair County Free Press invites fans to take advantage of the opportunity to vote for who they think deserves the honor of being South Central Iowa Athlete of the Year.
Winners of the awards are selected by the sports staff, while winners of the fan poll will also be recognized in the Aug. 14 edition of the News Advertiser, the Aug. 15 Sentinel-Tribune and the Aug. 15 Adair County Free Press.
Athletes from Creston, Central Decatur, Clarke, Diagonal, East Union, Interstate 35, Lenox, Mount Ayr, Murray, Nodaway Valley, Orient-Macksburg and Southwest Valley are all eligible for the award.
The nominations on the boys side are Kylan Smallwood, Creston; Riley Domina, Clarke; John Shields, Mount Ayr; Teagan Lundquist, Southwest Valley and Mason Cassady, Interstate 35.
The girls side features nominations of Brielle Baker, Creston; Emily Newton, Diagonal; Emma Atwood, Central Decatur; Bre Klein, Murray and Des Stubbe, Clarke.
Fan vote closes at 10 p.m. Tuesday.
You can vote for the male Athlete of the Year here – http://bit.ly/33vJXQA
You can vote for the girls Athlete of the Year here – http://bit.ly/2KwobEW