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There are 11 athletes up for the Santa Maria Times Player of the Week award, including Righetti's Sylena Heredia, St. Joseph's Caedin Hamilton, Righetti's Terry Butler and Orcutt Academy's Elizabeth Johnson. 

Voters can choose from nearly a dozen candidates for Times area Player of the Week. This time, the voting is for the week of Jan. 16-21.

Here is a rundown of the candidates and their accomplishments. Readers can vote online at santamariatimes.com, lompocrecord.com and syvnews.com. There will be one winner announced after the voting ends on Friday at 2 p.m. 

Taevon Pierre-Louis, Hancock College men's basketball

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Kenny Cress is a sports reporter for the Santa Maria Times, covering local sports in northern Santa Barbara County.  You can send information or story ideas to him by emailing it to KCress@SantaMariaTimes.com.  


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Kenny Cress, sportswriter for the Santa Maria Times since September of 2000. BA in political science from Cal Poly Pomona. BA in journalism from Cal State Northridge.

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