Ryen Smith, JT White earn CVMG Prep Player of the Week honors for Aug. 21-26 – Cache Valley Daily

LEFT – Sky View volleyball outside hitter Ryen Smith serves against Salem Hills on Aug. 18 | RIGHT – Ridgeline football running back JT White carries the ball against Stansbury on Aug. 25

LOGAN — For the week of August 21-26, Sky View outside hitter Ryen Smith was named Cache Valley Media Group Girls Prep Player of the Week while Ridgeline running back JT White earned Boys Prep Player of the Week, both awards presented by McDonalds.

Smith, the Girls Player of the Week winner, helped lead the Bobcats to an undefeated week with six games played, including a five-game showcase over the weekend on their home court in Smithfield. Throughout the week Smith averaged 4.0 kills and 3.2 digs per set. That included games of 18 kills, 14 digs against Blackfoot and 19 kills with 12 digs in a win over Region 11 rival Green Canyon.

White had his second game of 170 yards in as many weeks. He ran the ball 27 times for 172 yards with three rushing scores in Ridgeline’s 28-27 nailbiter win over Stansbury on Friday. White also caught four passes for an additional 32 yards, giving him a total of 204 all-purpose yards, his first career game of 200-plus yards from scrimmage.

Other nominees for this week’s award included Addy Sofonia (Mountain Crest girls soccer), Austin Miller (Green Canyon girls soccer), Brooklyn Coats (Green Canyon girls volleyball), Jace Roberts (Bear River football), Carter Stembridge (Green Canyon football), Reed Olsen (Logan football), Karson Butters (Mountain Crest football) and Easton Ballard (Sky View football).

Tune in to the Full Court Press on 106.9 FM and 1390 AM each Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. to hear the announcement of the Players of the Week throughout the 2023-24 high school sports year.

Candidates for the Player of the Week award were nominated by Cache Valley Media Group staff and voted on by all CVMG high school broadcast staff and crew, including “Hurricane” John Newbold, Rex Davis, Jason Walker, Josh Anderson, Trent Carter, Josh Theurer, Dave Simmons, “The Patriot” Nick Zollinger, Jake Ellis, “The Coach” John Olsen, Stockton Jewkes, Adam Loertscher and Eric Frandsen. Some stats may be unofficial. Thanks to the Cache and Box Elder McDonalds locations for sponsoring the Player of the Week award and supporting local high school sports!

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