It’s time to vote for the Sun Herald’s MS Coast Athlete of the Week for April 22

The playoffs have officially arrived on the diamond for classes 1A-4A. The bigger schools will follow suit soon, meaning the competition is as important as ever.

This week a record-breaking track and field performance and clutch outings from the mound, circle and plate fill the Athlete of the Week poll.

This is not a scientific poll, and you can vote as many times as you’d like until voting ends at noon on April 29, at

To submit a nominee for next week’s poll, please send game stats from an event that occurred this week to

Get to know the nominees here:

  • Yasmyne McCann, Kenya Payne, Alexis Rogers, and Ashtyn Bradley, Gautier track and field: The four broke the 4x100 relay school record and hold the fastest time in 5A.

  • Anderson Hickman, Stone baseball: Hickman pitched a complete game with 11 strikeouts in a 5-1 win over Gautier.

  • Anthony Tanner, East Central baseball: Tanner recorded three hits with a double and a home run and three runs scored in a win over Wayne County.

  • Brady Robertson, Picayune baseball: Robertson picked up five hits during a three-game sweep of Long Beach with two doubles and five RBIs.

  • Peyton Collins, George County softball: Collins pitched a five-inning one-hitter with 10 strikeouts in a 13-0 win over Pascagoula.

  • K’lee Gum, Ocean Springs softball: Gum pitched a complete game shutout against Biloxi while also recording three hits, a double and two RBIs.

  • Chaley Peterson, Hancock softball: Peterson had six hits over two wins against Picayune, including two doubles, a triple and six RBIs.