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Athletes of the Week — Oct. 18


Boys cross country

Milton Amezcua, Green Valley

The senior won the large school boys race at the Lake Mead Invitational at Veterans’ Memorial Park, covering the 3.1-mile course in 16 minutes, 48 seconds.

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Girls cross country

Sarriah Brown, Sierra Vista

The junior posted a time of 20 minutes, 5 seconds to win a 3.1-mile race at the Lake Mead Invitational at Veterans’ Memorial Park.

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Jayden Perkins, Virgin Valley

The senior rushed for 214 yards and two touchdowns, had two catches for 44 yards and a TD and recorded six tackles and a sack in a 26-14 road win over rival Moapa Valley.

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Girls golf

Sami Penor, Coronado

The senior overcame a three-stroke deficit from the first round and shot 1-under-par 71 at Bear’s Best to finish 5-over and claim her second Sunrise Region title.

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Boys soccer

Ben Stang, Liberty

The senior had five goals and an assist in two Patriots’ wins last week, including both goals in a 2-1 victory over Green Valley.

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Girls soccer

Isabella Robins, Somerset-Sky Pointe

The senior had six goals in two victories last week, and helped the Eagles reach .500 on the season and move into the top three in the Class 3A Sunrise League.

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Boys tennis

Rua Elmore, Western

The sophomore coasted to a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Boulder City’s Connor Mikkelson in the Class 3A Southern Region final on Saturday morning.

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Girls tennis

Isabella Shelton and Shelby Graber, Palo Verde

The duo beat Sierra Vista sisters Andrada and Ariana Stanciu 6-4, 6-3 for the Class 4A Sunset Region doubles title.

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Girls volleyball

Arien Fafard, Palo Verde

The sophomore setter had 98 assists, 19 kills and three aces last week to help the Panthers to wins over Arbor View, Spring Valley and Sierra Vista.

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