Category archives for: Athletes of the Week

Athlete of the Week: Wang dissecting defenses for Del Norte High

Del Norte High's Joshua Wang. Photo by Sherri Cortez

Some players use their speed and strength to score goals. Joshua Wang knows he is not always the fastest or the strongest in the pool, so he tends to rely on another weapon to find the back of the net: his brain.

Athlete of the Week: Maranatha Christian’s Cortes rewarding supportive teammates

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Things can spiral out of control quickly when starting a young quarterback at the varsity level.

Athlete of the Week: Del Norte High diggin’ Evans’ versatility

Kayla Evans has played all four years on the varsity girls volleyball team at Del Norte High. Photo by Sherri Cortez

Kayla Evans played volleyball, basketball, soccer and softball as a youngster. The Del Norte High senior even made time to do dance, as she searched for her passion.

Athlete of the Week: Zack focusing on positive finish for Poway High

A simple flip of thoughts and a secured college scholarship can make all the difference on a golf course. At least that’s what Poway High’s Maddelyn Zack is beginning to find out. Photo by Sherri Cortez

A simple flip of thoughts and a secured college scholarship can make all the difference on a golf course. At least that’s what Poway High’s Maddelyn Zack is beginning to find out.

Athlete of the Week: Fuller continues to overcome adversity for Rancho Bernardo High

Bryanna Fuller from Rancho Bernardo reacts to seeing her time as she approaches the finish in first place. Fuller won the senior girls 2.75 mile race with a time of 15:38 at the Mt Carmel Invitational High School Cross Country held at Morley Field in Balb

The barriers put in front of Bryanna Fuller over the last three years are daunting: exercise-induced asthma, a knee injury, mononucleosis and — her latest — a dog bite that required 11 stitches to her leg.

Athlete of the Week: Range making the grade at Rancho Bernardo High

Tyree Range has rushed for eight TDs this season. File photo

The numbers next to Tyree Range’s name are outstanding: 377 yards rushing, over 9 yards per carry and eight TDs.

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.