ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
The senior won the Northwest League championship race, covering the 3.1-mile course in 16 minutes, 13 seconds, to power the Aggies to the team crown with 25 points, seven ahead of second-place Shadow Ridge.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
The senior won the Southeast League race by more than a minute, finishing the 3.1-mile race in 18 minutes, 42.8 seconds, to lead the Cougars to the team title.
The junior quarterback rushed for 89 yards and had TD runs of 2, 1, 2, 3 and 10 yards and completed 8 of 10 passes for 212 yards in a 44-20 win over Cheyenne. The victory gave the Chargers their first playoff berth since 2002.
The freshman topped Coronado’s Cassell King 6-3, 6-2 to win the Division I state singles championship.
The senior grinded out a pair of three-set victories on the final day, including a 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 win over Palo Verde’s Annie Walker in the final, to win the Division I state singles crown.
HEAD OF THE CLASS
BISHOP GORMAN — Girls tennis player Amber Del Rosario was 3-0 in singles against Palo Verde to lead the Gaels to a 10-8 victory for their third consecutive state team title.
BONANZA — Girls volleyball player Hayley Huntsman had a total of 55 assists and eight aces in two matches.
CORONADO — Girls golfer Natalie Yamamoto shot 14-over-par 158 over 36 holes to place sixth at the Division I state tournament.
DESERT OASIS — Girls soccer midfielder Cassidy Motis had a goal and an assist and also saw time in goal in a 5-0 victory over Legacy. Boys tennis player Ben Gajardo advanced to the semifinals of the Division I state singles tournament.
FAITH LUTHERAN — Girls volleyball outside hitter Courtney Hansen had a total of 44 kills, eight aces and 25 digs to help the Crusaders to a 5-1 record and a third-place finish in their division at the Nike Tournament of Champions.
GREEN VALLEY — Girls soccer forward Kayla Anderson had a goal and two assists in a 3-0 win over Rancho. Boys cross country runner Austin Rogers won the Northeast League race, covering the 3.1-mile course in 16 minutes, 47.9 seconds, to lead the Gators to the team title.
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Girls volleyball player Aariel Armstrong had a total of 14 kills and seven aces in matches against Needles and Pahranagat Valley.
PALO VERDE — Boys soccer player Griffin Mallas scored two goals in a 4-0 win over Spring Valley, and had the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Durango. Girls soccer player Serenity Grim had a total of six goals in wins over Durango and Spring Valley.
SHADOW RIDGE — Girls soccer player Lindsay Irwin scored twice in a 3-0 victory over Spring Valley.
SIERRA VISTA — Boys soccer goalkeeper Alberto Vazquez made three saves to get the shutout in a 2-0 win over Arbor View. Girls soccer forward Sophia Omidiji had four goals in a 12-0 win over Durango, and one goal in a 3-1 loss to Shadow Ridge.
SILVERADO — Girls cross country runner Anna Pineda was the team’s top finisher at the Northeast League meet, placing 25th.
TECH — Boys cross country runner Miguel Garcia placed fourth in the Sunrise League race with a time of 17 minutes, 40.1 seconds for 3.1 miles, helping the Roadrunners win the team title. Girls cross country runner Abigail Torres-Jimenez placed eighth at the Sunrise League meet with a time of 22:58.0 to lead the Roadrunners to the team title.