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Vote Now: Birmingham Athlete of the Winter Season

Vote from a list of very deserving candidates on who should be named the Patch Athlete of the Season from the Birmingham area.

Birmingham-area high schools had a lot of great sports performances this season. We want to hear from our readers which one they thought was the best.

Be sure to vote by 9 p.m. Friday, April 13. Final results will be posted on Monday, April 16.

Here are the candidates:

Scott Crosthwaite (senior, swimming): Scott Crosthwaite was one of the top swimmers in Oakland County this season for . He in the 200-yard freestyle (1:39.47) and the 500-yard freestyle individual championship (4:33.26). He also won a championship in the 400-yard freestyle relay race with his teammates Steven Curry, Noah Zamler and Tom Power (3:07.93). At the Oakland County Championships, he finished second place in the 200 yard freestyle and 500 freestyle. He leaves the Falcons as one of the most decorated swimmers in school history.

Aerial Powers (senior, basketball): Aerial Powers was a Miss Basketball finalist this season and it was easy to see why. She led the Detroit Country Day high school girls basketball team in scoring with more than 19 points per game while also averaging six rebounds, three assists and three steals. She’s committed to play basketball at Michigan State next season.

Tim List (junior, wrestling): Tim List helped the varsity wrestling team get back on the map, or maybe mat would be more appropriate. The junior finished the season with an overall record of 38-10 and He qualified for the individual state finals by making it all the way to the finals at district and regionals. He lost in the finals at both to Brother Rice’s Andrew Napieraj.

Grant Henderson (senior, basketball): Grant Henderson showed a lot of heart and determination battling his way back from a broken leg he suffered last season. The guard led the Groves varsity boys basketball team in scoring this season with 13 points per game. He was the only Falcons player to average double digits. He helped Groves reach the district finals where his season ended on a down note.

Paris Bass (sophomore, basketball): Paris Bass came out of nowhere and showed why he might be one of the most promising young players in Oakland County. A growth spurt in the offseason helped Bass go from a 5-foot-10 junior varsity player to a 6-foot-5 varsity starter. Bass led the Maples in scoring with 16 points per game, in rebounding with over eight a game and two blocks.

Other Athlete of the Season polls

Monica Dixon April 13, 2012 at 04:06 AM
As captain of the Groves Falcons basketball team, Grant Henderson was a natural leader and was definitely the "go-to" guy. If you needed a last-second buzzer-beater, a half-court shot or a free-throw to catapult the team into the district finals, Grant was THE guy the play was designed around. First team OAA All Association Gold Division was much deserved!
Pam Perry April 13, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Grant
Cynthia A. Johnson April 13, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Grant
Deangelo Wright April 13, 2012 at 06:03 PM
GOOD LUCK GRANT!!!
Aaron Hightower April 13, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Come on Aerial! Where you at???!!
Jonita Mitchell April 13, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Go Grant!!!!!
Shanick Moore April 13, 2012 at 06:44 PM
Go Grant!
Jewel Chapman April 13, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Grant is the BEST! Go Grant!
Angela Davis April 13, 2012 at 07:45 PM
Grant is the best!
Ralph Sylvester II April 13, 2012 at 07:51 PM
Go Grant
Mrs. JO JO SANFORD April 13, 2012 at 08:22 PM
Grant, JOY BELLS ,GOD LOVE BLESSINGS AND GREATEST! CHEERS
Tracy Rice April 13, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Go Grant Go!!!
d April 13, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Grant!!
Beverly Nichols April 13, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Good luck to you Grant!
Rev. Dr. Philip T. Garland April 13, 2012 at 10:00 PM
I have known this young man when he was just a baby and now he's playing the game that I love basketball. you go grant Rev. Dr. Philip T. Garland
Pam Perry April 13, 2012 at 10:34 PM
GRANT GOT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monica Young Eason April 13, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Go Grant!
Pamela White April 13, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Continued blessings, Grant
thomas moss, jr. April 13, 2012 at 11:51 PM
Stay encouraged Son, "Quitters never win and Winners(YOU!!!!)never quit !" Tom Moss, Jr.
paula j tharpe April 14, 2012 at 12:24 AM
Go Grant
Stacey M. Skipp April 14, 2012 at 12:37 AM
Grant Henderson Rocks!!!
Diana Cromer April 14, 2012 at 12:43 AM
We R 1..... Go Grant Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Destinee Henderson April 14, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Grant Henderson #1
Peggy Joseph April 14, 2012 at 12:47 AM
Go Grant!!
Pam Perry April 14, 2012 at 12:56 AM
Congrats Grant!
J. Alfred Smith, Jr. April 14, 2012 at 12:56 AM
Grant take it to the hole!
Yolande Smithers Moore April 14, 2012 at 01:26 AM
FBIC is voting for Grant!!! Go Grant!
Tia Burt April 14, 2012 at 03:09 AM
Best Wishes Grant!
Seretha April 15, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Winter Haven FL is voting for you Grant. Tinsley's on the case. God bless.

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