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Athletes of the Week | May 3

By Staff | May 2, 2024

Mikayla Nieves



Ida Baker Bulldogs

The Bulldogs’ offensive leader in nearly every category this year helped her team pick up three wins last week with great performances at the plate. Nieves went 7-for-10, collecting six RBI, blasting a home run, and scoring six runs.

“Those at bats mark some of my final moments playing at the high school level. I have been making an effort to slow down and enjoy the moments I have left. The coaching staff at Ida Baker chooses to challenge its players every day. I thrive in this environment. Coach Castellano truly helps embrace the competitiveness that I was raised with. The practices have pushed me to improve my craft.”

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James Little IV


Track & Field

Bishop Verot Vikings

The junior finished first in three different events at the District 2A-12 finals last week. Little IV was tops in the triple jump, 110-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles. He also was part of the winning 4×400-meter relay team for the district champion Vikings.

“It feels great to take home three district wins. I worked for this all season. I will continue to prepare for the next stage of the postseason by training the same way I have been, with extra recovery. But this time, I will watch over my other races and correct my mistakes in time for regionals.”