Player of the Week nominations

Published 7:53 pm Saturday, May 18, 2013

Following are this week’s Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week nominees:

  • Jake Grady, junior for Nansemond-Suffolk Academy baseball — In the first round of the state playoffs, he led a challenge to the supremacy of No. 1-seeded Atlantic Shores Christian School that it has rarely endured this season. While the Saints lost, Grady helped bring about the high and close final score of 17-16 by going 3-for-6, including a grand slam home run, and seven RBIs.
  • Davon Grayson, senior for King’s Fork High School track and field — He won the Southeastern District championship in the long jump event with a state-qualifying leap of 23’11”. He also recorded a state qualifying mark in the high jump with a height of 6’6” which earned him second place at the district championships.
  • Tucker Rhoads, senior for Nansemond River High School baseball — Despite the loss to Western Branch High School, he went 2-for-3, including a double and a two-run home run and batted in three runs to give the Warriors a strong chance against the Bruins in the quarterfinals of the district tournament.

Vote by 7 p.m. Wednesday by sending an email with the subject “Player of the Week” to You can also vote on our Facebook page.

Next Sunday, we’ll feature the readers’ choice in a story on the sports page.

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