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Athletes of the Week — Oct. 11


Boys cross country

Conner Nicholas, Desert Oasis

The junior won the junior-senior boys race at the Falcon Invitational with a time of 16 minutes, 33 seconds for 3.1 miles.

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Girls cross country

Myna Buckley, Foothill

The junior ran a 3.1-mile race in 19 minutes, 15 seconds to win the Falcon Invitational.

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Braeden St. John, Moapa Valley

The junior scored two touchdowns in the final eight minutes as the Pirates scored 21 unanswered points to beat visiting Chaparral 28-14. St. John caught a 16-yard TD pass with 7:41 to play to tie the game, then scored on a 26-yard TD run with 1:44 left to give Moapa Valley the lead.

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Girls golf

Lani Potter, Boulder City

The senior shot 1-under-par 71 on Thursday at Las Vegas National to earn medalist honors and lead the Eagles to victory in a six-team Class 3A Sunrise League match.

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Boys soccer

Angel Arreola, Sunrise Mountain

The junior had five goals and three assists in two games to help keep the Miners undefeated and untied with three weeks to play.

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Girls soccer

Brinkley McCoy, Las Vegas

The Wildcats played just once last week, but the sophomore had a goal and two assists in a 4-1 win over Rancho to lift Las Vegas into first place in the Northeast League.

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Boys tennis

Artem Iermolov, Clark

The sophomore posted a 3-0 mark in singles to lift the Chargers to a 11-7 win over Palo Verde for the Sunset Region team title.

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Girls tennis

Olivia Maalouf and Karissa Matthews, Bishop Gorman

The duo went 3-0 in doubles to help the Gaels secure a 11-7 win over Faith Lutheran and their second Sunset Region team title.

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Girls volleyball

Natalie Starlin, Centennial

The senior outside hitter totaled 18 kills last week to help the Bulldogs to wins over Spring Valley and Desert Oasis.

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