In a whirlwind week of high school sports in the Iowa City area, wrestlers secured spots in the Iowa boys state wrestling tournament, while girls basketball wrapped up its regular season and boys basketball heads toward postseason. The Iowa City Press-Citizen's nominees for high school Athletes of the Week for Feb. 5-11 include standout performances by athletes such as Natalie Ramsey, Hailey Miller, Morgan Miller, August Palmer, Ava Locklear, TaeVeon Stevens, Tate Wallace, Jake Benzing, Kael Voinovich, and Vincenzo Lima.

By the Numbers
  • Natalie Ramsey scored 22 points in a win over Dubuque Senior and 19 points in a win over Cedar Rapids Jefferson
  • Hailey Miller contributed 20 points in a win over Independence and 19 points in a win over Fairfield
  • Morgan Miller scored 21 points with five 3-pointers in a win over West Liberty and 23 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists in a blowout win over Wilton
  • August Palmer scored 27 points in a win over Cedar Rapids Kennedy and 24 points in a loss to Waukee Northwest
  • Ava Locklear secured 10+ rebounds in each of Clear Creek Amana's three games and finished with 20 rebounds in a game against Williamsburg
  • TaeVeon Stevens scored 22 points in a win over Cedar Rapids Washington
  • Tate Wallace scored 16 points in a win over West Liberty and 14 points in a loss to Wilton
  • Jake Benzing scored 20 points in a game against Independence and another 20 points in a game against Williamsburg
  • Kael Voinovich won the 3A district wrestling tournament with a pair of falls to extend his record to 37-1
  • Vincenzo Lima won a wrestling district title and earned two wins to clinch a spot in the state wrestling tournament, pushing his record to 29-2
Bottom Line

The nominees for Press-Citizen's Athletes of the Week showcase exceptional talent and outstanding performances across various high school sports, reflecting the strength and depth of athletic achievement in the Iowa City area.