St. Aloysius’ Carrie Wood is The Post’s Athlete of the Week

Published 1:00 pm Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Carrie Wood was unstoppable on the tennis court and in The Vicksburg Post’s Athlete of the Week contest.

Wood, a member of St. Aloysius’ team, received 2,959 of the 4,452 votes cast in an online poll of The Post’s readers to claim this week’s honor.

Porter’s Chapel Academy baseball player Thomas Azlin received 765 votes to hold off Vicksburg High baseball player Tyler Carter for second place. Carter received 591 votes. Warren Central powerlifter Katie Wallace finished fourth, with 183 votes.

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Wood won two individual matches last week to help St. Al win a pair of team matches as well. She won 6-1, 6-1 in girls’ singles as as the Flashes beat East Rankin Academy 7-2 on April 4. On April 5, she teamed with Michael Moore in mixed doubles to win 6-3, 6-3 against Laurel Christian as St. Al again won 7-2.

Congratulations to Carrie and the other nominees, and thank you to our readers for voting.

The nominees for the Athlete of the Week award are announced each Sunday, and voting is open until midnight Tuesday. Links to the poll will be posted on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter/X pages, as well as

About Ernest Bowker

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured reporters in the paper's 140-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

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