Category archives for: Athletes of the Week

Athlete of the Week: Rickard setting up Del Norte High for strong season

Del Norte High setter Gracie Rickard. Courtesy photo

Chemistry between setters and hitters oftentimes takes several months to develop. But for Del Norte High’s Gracie Rickard it took just a two-day tournament to get accustomed to her talented offensive weapons.

Athlete of the Week: Celestine delivers in crucial moment for Poway High

Devin Celestine breaks free during the Titans 30-28 win over Rancho Buena Vista Friday. Photo by Sherri Cortez

Not many sophomores playing in their first varsity football game could have even stomached the play call that came in with Poway High down to its final chance Friday night.

Athlete of the Week: Poway High grad Newman captures Cape Cod League batting title for second straight year

Poway High grad Kevin Newman became the first player in history to win consecutive batting titles in the Cape Cod League. Photo courtesy of UOA Athletics.

Many Major League Baseball stars played in the Cape Cod League in Massachusetts before making it to The Show. Some of the bigger names include Mark Teixeira, Evan Longoria, Sean Casey and Frank Thomas.

Athlete of the Week: Poway High’s Beeson helps all-star team win title

Nick Beeson finished the season as a starter for the Poway High boys lacrosse team last year. Photo by Sherri Cortez

Nick Beeson had always pictured himself donning a Poway High baseball uniform during the spring for his four years of high school. But a little taste of lacrosse in the sixth grade changed that path.

Athlete of the Week: Poway High grad Paur excited for opportunity with Pepperdine University

PHS grad Sam Paur earned a preferred walk-on spot at Pepperdine University. Photo by Sherri Cortez

There is a lot of value in a 6-foot, 6-inch left-handed pitcher in baseball. There is just as much in a 6-6 lefty driver in water polo.

Athlete of the Week: Lohner swinging a hot bat for Poway American

Shane Lohner hit over .750 for the PALL All-Star team in the District 31 tournament.

Shane Lohner is always striving to get better.

Athlete of the Week: Poway High’s O’Donnell earns more accolades

Jacob O'Donnell rewrote the record book during his four-year career on the Poway boys lacrosse team. Photo by Sherri Cortez

Zack Burke has only been the Poway High boys lacrosse coach for two years, but he had little trouble calling Jacob O’Donnell the best player that has ever come through the school.

Athlete of the Week: Broken bones help Poway High’s Lucas pick path

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Poway High’s Brandon Lucas got the hint.

Athlete of the Week: Rancho Bernardo High’s Chen going out on a high note

Rancho Bernardo High's Steven Chen. File photo

The Rancho Bernardo High boys tennis program has a history filled with talented players. But none could match the all-around success that Steven Chen has produced in high school.

Athlete of the Week: ALL JOKING ASIDE: Homick turns off comedic switch for Rancho Bernardo High

Rancho Bernardo High senior right-hander Alex Homick enters the playoffs with a perfect 11-0 record. Photo by Sherri Cortez

Alex Homick can often be found in the dugout after games laughing it up with his Rancho Bernardo High teammates.