Vote for the Des Moines Register's male and female athlete of the week candidates Sept. 17-23

The fifth week of high school sports action for the 2022-23 Iowa school year is complete.

Several talented athletes turned in outstanding individual performances during the fifth week.

On the boys side, there were several phenomenal performances during Week 5 of football and we had quality scores shot in golf. The girls saw excellent volleyball and swimming performances.

Both the boys and girls turned in some terrific times in cross country.

Here are the Register's top five candidates for athletes of the week for both the boys and girls. Readers will be able to choose their pick for the winners, who will be revealed at the end of next week.

Johnston senior Olivia Swalley swims in the 200 freestyle during the Southeast Polk vs. Johnston meet on September 6.
Johnston senior Olivia Swalley swims in the 200 freestyle during the Southeast Polk vs. Johnston meet on September 6.

Girls

Geneva Timmerman, ADM

Timmerman won the varsity girls race at the Tiger Invitational in Adel last Monday.

Timmerman, ranked third individually in Class 3A, completed the 5-kilometer course in 18 minutes, 45.4 seconds. She won the race by 53 seconds over Woodward-Granger's Eva Fleshner, who is ranked sixth in 1A.

Olivia Swalley, Johnston

Swalley swam the fastest 100-yard freestyle time in the state and won the 100 backstroke time during Johnston's 122-64 dual loss to defending state champion Waukee Sept. 20.

Swalley clocked in at 52.31 seconds in the 100 freestyle, which is more than a second faster than any other recorded time in the state. She completed the backstroke in 59.54.

Emily Goodner, Manson-Northwest Webster

Goodner had a huge match for the Manson-Northwest Webster volleyball team in a victory at Sioux Central last Tuesday.

Goodner hammered down 30 kills on 20% efficiency and she also had 26 digs and two blocks to lead the Cougars past the Rebels in five sets.

Haley Willett, East Union

Willett came up big in defeat for the East Union volleyball team against Wayne Thursday.

Willett racked up 13 blocks, the most in Iowa for a match this season, and also recorded eight kills and seven aces in five sets.

Paityn Noe, Ballard

Noe took second in the Gold Division girls high school race at the prestigious Roy Griak Invitational cross country meet in Minnesota Friday.

Noe ran a 5k time of 18:08.1 to trail only the 17:37.9 run by Abbey Nechanicky of Wayzata High School in Minnesota. West Des Moines Valley's Addison Dorenkamp was sixth in 18:20.0.

Carlisle linebacker Jes Krcil (18) attempts to block Bondurant-Farrar linebacker Jacob VanderLinden (34) and cornerback Reed Pfaltzgraff (3) during Friday's game in Carlisle.
Carlisle linebacker Jes Krcil (18) attempts to block Bondurant-Farrar linebacker Jacob VanderLinden (34) and cornerback Reed Pfaltzgraff (3) during Friday's game in Carlisle.

Boys

Brennan Hayes, Creston

Hayes put up eye-popping numbers at running back for the Creston football team in a 39-0 victory over Knoxville Friday.

Hayes rushed for an amazing 433 yards on just 21 carries. Two of those rushing attempts went for touchdowns.

Trace Obbink, Le Mars

Obbink entered the week unranked in boys cross country.

But the Le Mars junior pulled off a meet victory at the Sioux Center Invitational Thursday at the Dordt University cross country course in Sioux Center. Obbink ran a 5k time of 16:05.37 to edge the 16:09.67 time by Okoboji's Evan Osler, the No. 6 runner in 3A.

Jes Krcil, Carlisle

Krcil was instrumental in No. 7 Carlisle's 36-20 comeback victory over No. 4 and previously unbeaten Bondurant-Farrar in a big Class 4A District 5 battle Friday at Carlisle.

Krcil ran for 124 yards and 24 carries and continued his outstanding season on defense at linebacker to help the Wildcats improve to 4-1 and hand the Blujeays their first loss.

Dallas Sauser, Ames

Sauser set a new state single-game passing record during Ames' 57-28 victory at Sioux City North Friday.

Sauser completed 34 of 47 passes for 590 yards and six touchdowns. He broke the old record of 583 yards set by West Sioux's Porter Hummel in 2014.

Jaxon Cherry, Webster City

Friday was a big day for running backs in the state of Iowa and Cherry turned in one of the biggest performances.

Cherry carried the ball 27 times for 245 yards and he found the end zone an incredible six times for the Lynx in their 62-23 victory over a Fort Dodge team ranked No. 4 in 4A.

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