Delta's Bond wins Athlete of the Week, candidates for 11/1-11/8

Delta senior Kaiden Bond was voted as the Ball State Daily News Delaware County Athlete of the Week for the week of 10/25-11/1.

Delta senior Kaiden Bond runs July 14 during a scrimmage against Jay County at Delta High School. Zach Carter, DN.
Delta senior Kaiden Bond runs July 14 during a scrimmage against Jay County at Delta High School. Zach Carter, DN.

Delta senior football player Kaiden Bond is the Daily News Athlete of the Week from the week of 10/25-11/1. 

“It just shows that our community is really strong and our class is pretty good at what we do,” Bond said.

In the sectional semifinal win over Yorktown on Friday, Oct. 27, Bond ran for 90 yards and had a touchdown. To him, his teammates have been a big part of his recent success. 

“I think the confidence that our team has really affected me,” he said. “ …It made us think that we can do whatever we put our minds to.”

Delta athletic director Tilmon Clark believes that Bond represents Delta in the best ways. 

“Kaiden is a WEoverME type of guy,” Clark said via email. “Whatever role the coaching staff has asked him to play, he accepts the challenge and does what he can to help the team win. “This type of mentality will have a lasting impact on the football program!” 

The Ball State Daily News will use this program to honor athletes who had an impressive week or a breakout performance. A candidate from each school will be chosen and the community can vote for the winner. 

Candidates will be announced every Wednesday with the voting closing on the following Saturday at 5 p.m. If you believe a certain student-athlete should be your school’s candidate, email the Daily News high school sports reporter Zach Carter at

To vote for the athletes, check the Daily News Sports account on X. 

Here are your nominees for athlete of the week from 11/1 - 11/8. 

Delta: Junior football player Nash Keesling - In the Eagles’ sectional championship victory, Keesling had three tackles and two sacks. His second sack was the dagger to give Delta their first sectional title since 2016. 

Yorktown: Sophomore girls’ basketball player Addy Barnes - In the Tiger’s first two games, Barnes recorded 31 points, eight assists, and seven steals. 

Burris: Senior volleyball player Aubrey Miller - In the 2A State Championship game, Miller led the Owls with 16 kills. She was named the 2A Volleyball Mental Attitude Award winner following the victory. 

Daleville: Senior girls’ basketball player Isabelle Williams - In the Broncos’ 42-37 win over Anderson Prep on Saturday, Nov. 4, Williams led with 24 points.