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Royal Oak's Tyler McCullough: Feb. 6-11 Patch Athlete of the Week

Royal Oak wrestler Tyler McCullough tops Berkley’s Aarica McCray with late surge in the polls.

Royal Oak wrestler Tyler McCullough won the Patch Athlete of the Week title for Feb. 6-11 with 1,026 votes after a week of unscientific polling among Patch readers in Oakland County, or 41 percent of the votes cast last week.

He edged out Aarica McCray from Berkley, who had 38% of the votes (934 votes).

The senior wrestler had a busy and successful week. He won a district championship on Saturday at Birmingham Groves in the 125-pound bracket.

He won a 4-2 decision over Mark Wise of University of Detroit Jesuit in the finals and moves on to regionals next Saturday at L’Anese Cruese. Earlier in the week, he won both of his matches for the Ravens at the team districts on Thursday to help his team move on to regionals.

Other athletes in the poll included:

James Young – The junior forward set a new single game scoring record for Troy High School last week with 49 points against Clarkston.

Aarica McCray – McCray scored nearly half of Berkley’s points in a 48-36 win over University High School on Wednesday night. On Friday, her layup gave the Bears a 49-47 win over Ferndale High School. She finished the game with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 3 steals.

Chevez Farris – Farris won a district championship on Saturday at Warren Fitgerald for Ferndale High School

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Email nominations to Patch sportswriter Mike Niziolek at redbankchi@aol.com. Nominations must be received by noon on Friday for consideration. Please include a photo or photos of your nominee and detailed information on why he or she is a deserving candidate for the weekly award. Weekly winners are eligible for Patch Athlete of the Season recognition.

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