LOGAN — Green Canyon guard Layker Ward and Ridgeline guard Emilee Skinner have been named the Boys and Girls Cache Valley Media Group Prep Players of the Week, Presented by McDonalds, for the past week.

Ward helped Green Canyon finish the regular season on a four-game winning streak, especially with his career night at Bear River. The senior guard hit a career-best five 3-pointers en route to a likewise career-high 26 points. He also his a pair of triples against Sky View, giving Ward seven on the week.

Skinner and the Riverhawks closed out an undefeated Region 11 slate, cutting down the nets Tuesday after Skinner led the team to victory with her 29 points, eight rebounds, six assists and seven steals. The 29 points was her highest single-game total throughout region play and tied for second highest this season. Her seven steals is also tied for second highest in a game this year.

Other nominations for this week’s awards included Liam Guthrie (Sky View boys) Kyver Jensen (Bear River boys), Jalen Argyle (Logan boys), Jagger Francom (Ridgeline boys), Kaden Hess (Mountain Crest boys), Karlee Allen (Sky View girls), Aubree Fry (Bear River girls), Talyssa Nelson (Green Canyon girls) and Kali Jones (Mountain Crest girls).

Tune in to the Full Court Press on 106.9 FM and 1390 AM each week 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, Adam Loertscher, Trent Carter, Josh Theurer, Dave Simmons, “The Patriot” Nick Zollinger, Jake Ellis, “The Coach” John Olsen, Stockton Jewkes, Terrell Baldwin 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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