It's time, once again, to pick St. Charles County's favorite athlete.
Be heard by picking our Patch Athlete of the Week for the week ending March 4.
Austin Rugraff of . Coming off a Class 3 State title in the 160-pound weight class, Rugraff won the poll with a staggering 95 percent of the vote. Rugraff picked up 210 of the 221 votes cast.
The nominees this week are: (Vote for one of the following or write in your own candidate in the comments):
Sharese Jones—Francis Howell Central: Jones, a senior on the girls basketball team, ended her high school career on a high note. She netted 37 of her teams 45 points in against Fort Zumwalt West. Jones averaged 20.4 points per game this year during her final season for the Spartans.
Lance Lehmann—: O'Fallon's Christian High School won the Class 3, District 8 Tournament behind the strong play of many different players. Lehmann contributed at least 10 points in each of the Eagles' three wins in the tourney. In the three games he scored 45 points. Against Centralia, Lehmann scored a game-high 23 points on 9-of-10 shooting.
Lexie Moe—: Moe scored a team-high 15 points to help West advance to the Final Four. Moe was incredibly efficient for the Jaguars. She was a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line, 3-for-3 from 3-point land and missed just one shot all game long.
Trevor Tune—: Tune scored a team-high 18 points for Duchesne in the season finale. Against Soldan, Tune was a perfect 8-for-8 from the charity stripe. He also was a spark on the other end of the floor, notching five steals for the Pioneers.
Want to write in your own candidate? Go ahead! But be sure to explain your pick in the comments and be sure to vote by 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 8.
Have your own nomination? Email your Athlete of the Week nomination to Joe Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll do our best to put them in the mix next week!