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Brentwood's Powers, Nolensville's McElvain earn Gateway Tire Athlete of the Week honors

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Brentwood High School senior Hollan Powers and Nolensville sophomore Ethan McElvain were tabbed the latest Gateway Tire Athletes of the Week for the week ending April 4.

Powers collected a pair of top jumps in the Scott Hartman Invitational track and field meet last week, while McElvain opened a busy stretch with a standout performance on the mound for the Knights baseball team.

The two were chosen as part of the Athletes of the Week awards sponsored by Gateway Tire & Service Center of Franklin. One male and one female athlete from Williamson County is selected and featured each week in the Williamson Herald.

Powers clinched the top performance last week with an 18-foot, 7-inch long jump in the 11-team meet hosted by Brentwood. She added another win by clinching the triple jump with a leap of 36-7. She leads the state in both events.

“Hollan had an awesome performance at our meet last week,” Brentwood coach Joe Fedoris said. “In less than ideal conditions, she put up some go the best marks in the state.

“One of the best things about Hollan is that she just goes out and competes.”

Powers also competed in both hurdle events and placed second in the 100-meter hurdles in 15.42 seconds and third in the 300 hurdles in 46.95.

“She is one of the hardest workers on the team and someone that we can rely on in any situation,” Fedoris said. “On top of all that, she is just an awesome person and she sows up every day with a great attitude that lifts up others.”

Powers and the rest of the Brentwood track and field team will compete in the Williamson County Championships at Nolensville this week.

McElvain began his week last Monday by throwing a one-hitter for the Knights in a 8-0 victory over Marshall County.

“Ethan has been dominant on the mound this year,” Nolensville coach Zach Hudson said. “Not only has he been great on the field, but off as well.

“He is a great leader for our team.”

McElvain struck out 18 in Monday’s win, surrendering just one hit and one walk. He added a single in a 10-2 win over Marshall County two pick up the sweep of the Tigers and then notched an RBI-double in a 6-5 win over Wilson Central. Nolensville went 3-1 last week, falling 7-2 to Ravenwood in a contest where McElvain drove in one run.

“He is putting together a tremendous season pitching as well as at the plate,” Hudson said of the sophomore.

McElvain opened this week with another one-hitter with 13 Ks in an 11-0 win over Community. The Knights are 8-6 overall and host Fairview Thursday before closing the week at Page Friday.

Help nominate potential Gateway Tire Athletes of the Week by emailing charles@williamsonherald.com to submit top performances. 

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