We have seven finalists for the Athletic Gaines-Ruden Report Player of the Week, a special unisex vote after most winter sports started yesterday.
The vote will run until noon on Wednesday. The winner will receive our Player of the Week T-shirt.
Here are the finalists:
Elle Fair, Staples Girls Basketball. Fair scored 18 points in a 53-43 loss to Bethel and 19 points in a 48-38 win over New Canaan.
Tyler Landsiedel, Stamford Boys Basketball. Landsiedel finished with 8 points, including the game-winning basket at the buzzer, in a 66-64 decision over Joel Barlow.
Ben Nash, Greenwich Boys Hockey. Nash, a sophomore goaltender making his first start, stopped 24 shots in a 10-2 win over St. Joseph.
Olivia Parisi, Fairfield Warde Girls Basketball. Parisi scored 24 points in a win over Wilbur Cross and 10 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Brien McMahon.
Zach Taylor, Fairfield Ludlowe Wrestling. Taylor won the 138-pound title and was named the most outstanding wrestler at the Ludlowe Invitational.
Ashley Wilson, Norwalk Girls Basketball. Wilson scored 21 points in a 61-52 win over Darien.
Zach Zeyher, Wilton Wrestling. Zeyher had three pins to win the title at 170 pounds at the Guilford Invitational.