Who were the top athletes in the foothills this past school year? The Auburn Journal sports staff is looking for your help in answering that tough question this week. We’ve nominated four boys and four girls for the Journal’s Athlete of the Year award, but it’s up to readers and online users to determine the winners. Candidates for the girls award are Placer seniors Kasey Riecks and Jordan Burke, Del Oro senior Emilie Johnson and Bear River senior Kelley Shepard. Boys candidates are Colfax senior Scott Krizman, Del Oro seniors Mike Makela and Ryan Otten along with Placer senior Chris Cox and Ryan Otten. See page B2 for bios on each candidate. Vote by logging on to www.auburnjournal.com and clicking on the “Auburn Journal’s Athlete of the Year” icon on the left side of the page. The poll will run through Friday and results of the poll along with the rest of the All-Journal selections for the 2007-2008 school year will be unveiled in Sunday’s Auburn Journal.