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Athletes of the Week — Sept. 12

Boys Cross Country

Christian Franklin, Valley

The junior finished second in the small school race at the Larry Burgess Las Vegas Invitational at Sunset Park with a time of 15 minutes, 31.8 seconds for 3 miles.

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Girls Cross Country

Emilia Puskas, Bishop Gorman

The sophomore won the large school race at the Larry Burgess Las Vegas Invitational at Sunset Park with a time of 18 minutes, 25.7 seconds for 3 miles.

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Football

DeSaun Smith, Mojave

The senior sent a Class 4A state record for receiving yards against Cimarron-Memorial, finishing with seven catches for 244 yards and three TDs. He had scoring receptions of 86, 6 and 90 yards.

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Girls Golf

Kyndall Newman, Arbor View and McKenzi Hall, Centennial

The two sophomores both shot 3-under-par 69 to share medalist honors in a Northwest League match at Paiute.

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Boys Soccer

Juan Beltran-Diaz, Clark

The senior had a goal and five assists in a 9-0 win over Virgin Valley, then recorded a hat trick in a 4-1 victory over Spring Valley in the Southwest League opener.

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Girls Soccer

Marcella Brooks, Centennial

The Bulldogs played just once last week, but the senior scored six goals and assisted on another as Centennial beat Bonanza on Wednesday, 7-0.

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Boys Tennis

Tyler Parlade, Desert Oasis

The junior posted a 3-0 record in a 10-8 victory over Spring Valley, and a 3-0 record in a 10-9 win over Basic.

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Girls Tennis

Regi Gibbs, Boulder City

The freshman went 2-0 in singles in a victory over Adelson School, and teamed with Katelyn Fox later in the week for a 3-0 doubles in a win over Del Sol.

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Girls Volleyball

Sasha Bolla, Coronado

The 6-foot-3-inch senior blocker/hitter combined for 24 kills in victories over Liberty and Silverado for the Cougars, who are 11-1 this season.

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