HEAD OF THE CLASS: Samuel Turner tops 300 rushing yards in win over Centennial
A look at some of the top performances for the week of Sept. 26 to Oct. 1.
October 5, 2016 - 5:46 pm
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Bryce Odegard, Pahrump Valley
The junior finished sixth in the Section 2 race at the Central Park Invitational in Huntington Beach, California, with a time of 16 minutes, 10.97 seconds for 3 miles.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Amy Amezcua, Green Valley
The senior finished second at the Spartan Pre-Region Invitational at Craig Ranch Park, posting a time of 20 minutes, 4 seconds for 3.1 miles to lead the Gators to the team title.
Samuel Turner, Legacy
The senior rushed for 305 yards and three touchdowns to help the Longhorns move to 5-0 with a 27-20 win over Centennial.
Annick Haczkiewicz, Palo Verde
The junior was the medalist at both of the Panthers’ matches, shooting 1-under-par 35 in Palo Verde’s nine-hole win over Bishop Gorman at TPC Las Vegas and even-par 72 to help Palo Verde win a Northwest League match at Aliante.
Nevo Ziv, Adelson School
The senior had seven goals and six assists in four victories last week as the Lions remained undefeated.
Ellyson Reynada, Western
The senior scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Sunrise Mountain and then added four goals and two assists in a victory over Desert Pines.
Ben Gajardo, Desert Oasis
The senior went 3-0 in singles in the team’s most important match of the season, carrying Desert Oasis to a 10-9 tiebreaker victory over Clark and sending the Diamondbacks to the Class 4A Sunset Region title match.
Shelly Alvarado and Yazaret Arredondo, Desert Pines
The doubles team of Alvarado, a senior, and Arredondo, a junior, went 3-0 to lift the Jaguars to a 10-9 tiebreaker victory over Moapa Valley in the Class 3A Southern Region semifinals.
Eden Whitmore, Moapa Valley
The junior outside hitter guided the first-place Pirates to two key Class 3A Sunrise League victories. She had 12 kills in a 3-0 victory over rival Virgin Valley, and put away 17 kills in a 3-1 road victory over Boulder City.
HEAD OF THE CLASS
ARBOR VIEW — Football player Andrew Wagner had four carries for 115 yards and two touchdowns and recorded six tackles in a 45-6 win over Shadow Ridge. Girls cross country runner Danielle Walker finished first in the varsity B race at the Spartan Pre-Region Invitational with a time of 22 minutes, 31.4 seconds for 3.1 miles.
BISHOP GORMAN — Football safety Bubba Bolden intercepted two passes, then blocked a potential game-winning field goal in the second overtime as the Gaels escaped with a 25-24 triple-overtime win over St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida).
CIMARRON-MEMORIAL — Girls cross country runner Alexys Arroyo placed ninth at the Spartan Pre-Region Invitational, setting a new personal record with a time of 21 minutes, 40.3 seconds for 3.1 miles.
DEL SOL — Football running back Taariq Flowers rushed for 288 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries in a 39-7 victory over Boulder City.
DURANGO — Football player Alhaji-Ibrahim Kamara rushed for 164 yards and a touchdown on 34 carries in a 21-20 win over Bonanza.
FAITH LUTHERAN — Football wide receiver Elijah Kothe had six catches for 172 yards and three touchdowns in the Crusaders’ 26-21 win over Palo Verde. Girls soccer player Bella Gutierrez had three goals in a 5-2 victory over Legacy.
GREEN VALLEY — Boys cross country runner Omar Rubio finished first at the Spartan Pre-Region Invitational with a time of 16 minutes, 15 seconds for 3.1 miles. Girls volleyball player Rachel Klopfer had a total of 35 kills, two aces, two blocks and 17 digs in wins over Coronado and Basic.
LIBERTY — Football quarterback Kenyon Oblad threw for 332 yards and six touchdowns in a 49-13 victory over Green Valley.
MOJAVE — Girls volleyball player Sua Estrada had a total of 83 assists in victories over Cheyenne, Sunrise Mountain and Del Sol.
PAHRUMP VALLEY — Football kicker Joey Sladek had a field goal against Cheyenne, his third of the season. Girls soccer player Kaitlyn Carrington scored a goal against Cheyenne.
PALO VERDE — Girls volleyball setter Arien Farfard had a total of 28 assists, 11 kills and five aces against Faith Lutheran and Shadow Ridge. Football player Jonathan Schofield rushed for 225 yards and a touchdown against Faith Lutheran.
SIERRA VISTA — Girls soccer player Calista Reyes had a goal and four assists in two games. Boys soccer player Daniel Perez had two goals in a 3-0 victory over top-ranked Durango.