Here are two finalists for The World-Herald’s Nebraska high school athlete of the year award, which will be announced Sunday, June 30. Each day leading up to the announcement, we will release two more nominees until all 12 are revealed.

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Isaiah Alford, Lincoln High

The Husker wrestling signee also was on the All-Nebraska football team. He was a two-time state wrestling champ, going 45-1 as a senior at 170 pounds to finish 89-1 in his final two seasons. On the field, he set school records with 25 touchdowns and 1,442 rushing yards — no fumbles on 199 carries — and made the honor team as a big-play defender.

Kalynn Meyer, Superior

The first sophomore named Nebraska girls athlete of the year had another stellar season as a junior. The Husker volleyball recruit was first-team All-Nebraska in volleyball and second team in basketball. In track, her gold-medal marks of 176-8 (meet record) in the discus and 49-5 in the shot rank first and second, respectively, in the nation.

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Stu is The World-Herald's lead writer for high school sports and for golf. Follow him on Twitter @stuOWH. Phone: 402-444-1041.

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