Category archives for: Athletes of the Week

Athlete of the Week: Poway High’s Calegari bounces back to reach state

Poway sophomore Alex Calegari will run at Saturday's state cross country championships. Photo by Sherri Cortez

Alex Calegari had heard of and was prepared to face the sophomore slump this season. But that doesn’t mean the Poway High girls cross country runner did not get disappointed with the way things were going earlier this year.

Athlete of the Week: Rancho Bernardo High’s Murray learns to use arm strategically in pool

Broncos senior Andrew Murray.Photo by Martyn Collins

Andrew Murray spent most of his time on the baseball field and basketball court as a youngster. So he did exactly what you would expect him to do when he first jumped into the pool to play water polo — let it fly.

Athlete of the Week: Calhoun a workhorse for Rancho Bernardo High football team

RB High's Kameron Calhoun. File photo

The Rancho Bernardo High football team has a first-round bye in the San Diego Section Division II playoffs. Nobody probably appreciates that more than Kameron Calhoun.

Athlete of the Week: Cornwall leads Poway High girls tennis team to strong finish

Frances Cornwall helped lead Poway to a third-place finish in the Open Division playoffs. Photo by Sherri Cortez

The Poway High girls tennis program has continued its upward climb since the arrival of Frances Cornwall last year. And the sophomore’s play down the stretch this season helped the Titans to a fantastic finish.

Athlete of the Week: Reyes small in stature, but delivers big on golf course for Rancho Bernardo High

Freshman Calista Reyes capped a phenomenal season with an 11th-place finish at state. File photo

Calista Reyes stands just 5-feet tall and is smaller than most of her competition — but she can still drive a golf ball off the tee just as far as many of the other girls.

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

Sports web ftr Cortes

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.