Sport: Boys' basketball
What he did: After being a key component in Lynden's run to the Class 2A state championship in football, Shagren opened the 2012-13 boys' basketball season by scoring 12 points and logging five assists in the Lions' 68-34 victory over Sehome on Monday, Dec. 10. He scored six points in a 64-32 win over Mount Baker a night later, before scoring 25 points and making seven steals in a 61-51 win over Anacortes on Wednesday, Dec. 12.
Coach's quote: "Dak is a complete high school player. He can be a top-line defender and has the ability to score in a variety of ways. Best of all he is a heady kid who brings a lot of intangibles to our team." - Brian Roper
Sport: Boys' swimming
Events: 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 500 freestyle and 100 breaststroke
What he did: Sloley was instrumental in Bellingham's 96-79 NWC victory over Squalicum on Dec. 4, picking up a win in the 500 freestyle (5:30.75) and was second in the 100 breaststroke. He also won the 200 freestyle at the Northwest Conference Invitational on Dec. 8 in Anacortes with a time of 1:57.19 and was second in the 100 freestyle with a time of 55.51 seconds. On Tuesday, Dec. 11, against Lynden, Sloley won the 200 freestyle (2:01.4) and the 100 freestyle (55.2).
Coach's quote: "Martin has a lot of potential. He's a freshman with (four) victories and (two) second-place (finishes) in six (individual) events thus far. I think we're just starting to scratch the surface with Martin." - Jeff Anderson
Athletes of the Week are selected by the Sports staff of The Bellingham Herald from a list of student athletes nominated by their coaches for their outstanding accomplishments. Coaches, please submit your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3 p.m. on Friday for consideration.
? Neall Koetje, Squalicum boys' swimming
? Titi Lamosetele, Sehome wrestling
? Andy Small, Sehome boys' swimming
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