October 19, 2016 - 5:41 pm
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Ian Jackson, Arbor View
The junior posted the fastest time at the Southern Nevada league meets at Equestrian Park, winning the 3.1-mile Northwest League race with a time of 16 minutes, 45.8 seconds and leading the Aggies to the team title.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Alexis Gourier, Centennial
The junior won the Northwest League championship race in dominating fashion at Equestrian Park, with a time of 19 minutes, 21.5 seconds for 3.1 miles. She was 38 seconds ahead of the nearest competitor.
Malik Lindsey, Shadow Ridge
The senior running back rushed for 274 yards and four touchdowns in leading the Mustangs to a 61-46 win over Centennial. It was the school’s first win over the Bulldogs in 11 years.
Annick Haczkiewicz, Palo Verde
The junior shot 9-under-par 63 at Siena Golf Club to claim the Sunset Region individual title. It was her second consecutive region crown, and her score in relation to par is a state postseason record.
John Lynam, Coronado
The junior had almost all the Cougars’ goals last week, recording a hat trick in a 3-0 win over Silverado and scoring once in a 2-1 victory over Liberty.
Kaitlyn Banks, Shadow Ridge
The freshman had two goals and two assists in a 5-1 win over Legacy and then added one goal in the Mustangs’ 3-0 win over Centennial.
Ben Gajardo, Desert Oasis
The senior won the Sunset Region championship in dominating fashion, dropping just three games in four matches to get through the semifinals. Gajardo then won the region crown with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Cesar Castro of Durango.
Audrey Boch-Collins, Clark
The freshman didn’t lose a game in the Sunset Region tournament until the semifinals, and even then she only lost two games in her two-set victory. Boch-Collins proceeded to win the region title with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Averiana Mitchell of Durango.
Mary Vancura, Faith Lutheran
The junior setter helped the Crusaders remain in second place in the Northwest League with a pair of five-set victories. Vancura had 43 assists in a win over Centennial and finished with 53 assists and 13 digs against Arbor View.
HEAD OF THE CLASS
ARBOR VIEW — Girls soccer player Jolie Meyers had two goals and an assist in a 7-0 victory over Faith Lutheran.
CHEYENNE — Football player Derionte Green rushed for 205 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries in a 20-19 win over Mojave. Girls cross country runner Starr Hawkins placed fourth in the Sunset League championship, covering the 3.1-mile course in 24 minutes, 23.4 seconds.
CIMARRON-MEMORIAL — Boys soccer player Dresdan Quackenbush had a total of three goals and three assists in victories over Legacy and Palo Verde.
DURANGO — Boys socer player Oscar Rodriguez had two goals and three assists in a 7-0 win over Pahrump Valley.
FAITH LUTHERAN — Football player Sagan Gronauer completed 14 of 22 passes for 232 yards and three TDs in a 57-20 win over Cimarron-Memorial. Girls volleyball player Tayah Washington had a total of 34 kills, 20 digs and six blocks in wins over Centennial and Arbor View.
GREEN VALLEY — Girls golfer Katherine Kares shot a 1-over-par 73 to finish fifth at the Class 4A Sunrise Region tournament. The score was Kares’ lowest of her prep career and helped the second-place Gators qualify for the state tournament.
LAUGHLIN — Football player Coda Abatti rushed for 278 yards and four TDs in a 26-8 win over Mountain View.
LIBERTY — Girls tennis players Payton Burk and Parker Burk teamed to win their fourth Sunrise Region doubles title with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win over teammates Madison Knoblock and Megan Quandt.
MOJAVE — Boys cross country runner Louis Garcia-Rivas posted a time of 21 minutes, 46.8 seconds for 3.1 miles in the Class 3A Sunset League race at Equestrian Park.
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Football player Terrence Brooks had seven catches for 67 yards, 16 tackles and a fumble recovery against Laughlin. Girls volleyball player Nia Van Kempen had 13 digs against Laughlin.
PAHRUMP VALLEY — Football player Parker Hart rushed for two touchdowns and passed for a score in a 35-14 win over Western. Girls volleyball player Alexis Trieb had a season-high 23 kills in a 3-2 victory over Mojave.
PALO VERDE — Boys cross country runner Daniel Ziems finished second in the Northwest League championship with a time of 17 minutes, 17.3 seconds for 3.1 miles.
SANDY VALLEY — Football player Brandon Eastham passed for 113 yards and two TDS, rushed for 179 TDs and returned an interception for a touchdown against Beaver Dam.
SIERRA VISTA — Girls soccer midfielder Calista Reyes had the team’s lone goal in a 1-1 tie with Bonanza. Football player Shane Alcantra had 13 tackles, including five solos and one tackle for loss, in a 14-7 win over Desert Oasis.
SILVERADO — Boys cross country runner Omar Aguilar-Espinoza placed second in the Southeast League championship at Equestrian Park with a time of 16 minutes, 56.3 seconds for 3.1 miles.