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2014 Player of the Week Archive Stories

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  • Boys scholar-athlete: George Gleason, Huntington Beach By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    GEORGE GLEASON HUNTINGTON BEACH CROSS COUNTRY GPA: 4.02 Gleason is the Sunset League individual champion. He helped lead the Oilers to the Sunset League title. He’sa three-sport athlete for the Oilers. During the track season, he ear
    Sun Nov 23, 2014
  • Girls scholar-athlete: Skylar Hess, Fairmont Prep By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    SKYLAR HESS FAIRMONT PREP VOLLEYBALL GPA: 4.4 Hess is a four-year member of the Fairmont Prep varsity volleyball team. The Huskies finished third in the San Joaquin League this season. Hess is currently enrolled in AP Physics C: Mechanics,
    Sun Nov 23, 2014
  • Girls golf: Lilia Vu, Fountain Valley By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    Lilia Vu Fountain Valley High School She posted a 4-under-par 64 at Arrowhead Country Club on Thursday and won the WSCGA So Cal Championships on a card-off, which put her in the CIF State Ch
    Sat Nov 22, 2014
  • Girls tennis: Emilee Duong, Valencia By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Emilee Duong Valencia The Tigers capped off a stellar campaign with an 18-3 overall record and a runner-up finish in the CIF-SS Division 3 playoffs. Duong went 2-1 in both Valencia’s semifinal victory over Cerritos High and in its 10-8 loss to Pasadena Poly in the finals. In the semis, Duong’s third roun
    Sat Nov 22, 2014
  • Football-Defense: Joshua Sanchez, El Toro By DAN ALBANO
    Joshua Sanchez El Toro The senior linebacker racked up 15 total tackles, including four for losses,
    Fri Nov 21, 2014
  • Football-Offense: Gavin Pruett, Capistrano Valley
    GAVIN PRUETT CAPISTRANO VALLEY The Cougars quarterback threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns as Capistrano Valley defeated third-seeded La Habra, 44-42, in a Southwest Division first-rou
    Fri Nov 21, 2014
  • Boys water polo: Alex Wolf, Huntington Beach By DAN ALBANO
    Alex Wolf Huntington Beach High School The 6-foot-7 senior goalie made 16 saves in a 12-8 victory against Santa Margarita in the first round and had 11 saves and two steals in an 8-7 triumph aga
    Thu Nov 20, 2014
  • Girls volleyball: Brigette Waldrup, Esperanza By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Brigette Waldrup Esperanza The senior libero helped lead the Aztecs to Tuesday’s CIF-SS Division 2AA semifinals with steady performance in three playoff matches last week. Waldrup had 13 digs in a sweep over Monrovia, 36 is a five-set upset victory over third-seeded Laguna Beach and 12 in a sweep over Mayfield
    Thu Nov 20, 2014
  • Boys cross country: Anuare Magana, Costa Mesa BY ANDREW TURNER
    Anuare Magana Costa Mesa Magana won his Division 4 heat to advance to his second consecutive CIF-SS Individual Final. His time of 15:42 set a personal best on the Mt. SAC course.
    Wed Nov 19, 2014
  • Girls cross country: Brianna Bartello, Laguna Hills By ANDREW TURNER
    Brianna Bartello Laguna Hills Bartello ran a 17:57 in the CIF-SS Prelims at Mt. SAC to lift Laguna Hills to its fourth straight appearance in the sectional finals. The senior finished 18 seconds faster than the second-place runner.
    Wed Nov 19, 2014
  • Boys water polo: Alex Wolf, Huntington Beach By DAN ALBANO
    Alex Wolf Huntington Beach High School The 6-foot-7 senior goalie made 16 saves in a 12-8 victory against Santa Margarita in the first round and had 11 saves and two steals in an 8-7 triumph aga
    Mon Nov 17, 2014
  • Boys scholar-athlete: Matthew Chamberlain, JSerra By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    MATTHEW CHAMBERLAIN JSERRA CROSS COUNTRY GPA: 4.86 Chamberlain competes in cross country and track. He’s a four-year letterman in both. He was recently honored as a National Merit Commended Student and AP Scholar with Distinction honors. Chamberlain is a member of the National Hon
    Sun Nov 16, 2014
  • Girls scholar-athlete: Cooper Hall, Foothill By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    COOPER HALL FOOTHILL TENNIS GPA: 4.23 Hall, captain of the girls tennis team, has been a starter on doubles for four years. Hall earned the Coach’s Award for Sportsmanship and the Captain’s Award for leadership for the Knights. She’s currently enrolled in all AP course
    Sun Nov 16, 2014
  • Girls golf: Alyaa Abdulghnay, CdM By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    Alyaa Abdulghnay Corona del Mar She was the only golfer in the 118-player field at Western Hills Country Club to break 70, winning the CIF-SS Individual championship with a 3-under-par 69.
    Sat Nov 15, 2014
  • Girls tennis: Farah Modarres, Yorba Linda By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Farah Modarres Yorba Linda High School The Mustangs senior went unbeaten in playoff wins over Pacifica and Long Beach Millikan last week alongside her doubles partner, Katie Byrens. Modarres and Byrens are 50-1 this season and earned the North Hills League doubles title two weeks ago. Modarres also was the Empire Le
    Sat Nov 15, 2014
  • Fooball-Offense: Humberto Maciel, Westminster By STEVE FRYER
    HUMBERTO MACIEL WESTMINSTER He rushed for 176 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries to lead the Lions to a 24-7 win over Ocean View in the game that decided the Golden West League championship. Maciel, a 5-foot-9 and 190-poun
    Fri Nov 14, 2014
  • Football-Defense: Jack Campbell, Foothill By DAN ALBANO
    The senior defensive end (6-1, 210) racked up three sacks and forced a fumble to help the Knights secure an automatic playoff berth with a 17-0 victory against Esperanza in a Crestview League finale. Campbell set up Foothill’s first score by forcing a fum
    Fri Nov 14, 2014
  • Boys cross country: Jake Ogden, Dana Hills By ANDREW TURNER
    Jake Ogden Dana Hills Ogden picked up the pace in Thursday’s South Coast League Finals at Irvine Regional Park. His winning time of 14:35 was 16 seconds faster than his O.C. Championships result on the same course earlier this season.
    Thu Nov 13, 2014
  • Girls cross country: Brooke Caravello, Canyon By ANDREW TURNER
    Brooke Caravello Canyon Caravello staved off a furious challenge at the finish to help the Comanches win the Crest League Finals. The senior won the race by two seconds to pick up her second individual league crown in three years.
    Thu Nov 13, 2014
  • Boys water polo: Zack Minott, Kennedy
    Zack Minott Kennedy The senior center had six goals and an assist in a 14-12 victory against Valencia and six goals and two assists in a 13-10 victory at Tustin to lead the Fighting Irish to the outright Empire League title. Minott is tied with San Clemente’s Chase Hamming for the Orange County lead with 147 g
    Wed Nov 12, 2014
  • Girls volleyball: Alyse Ford, Mater Dei By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Alyse Ford Mater Dei Ford had 16 kills and three aces in a sweep of Rosary and 20 kills and four aces in a sweep of Dana Hills to conclude the regular season for the Monarchs. Mater Dei will host Long Beach Millikan in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 1AA playoffs.
    Wed Nov 12, 2014
  • Boys scholar-athlete: Noah Thompson, Trabuco Hills By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    NOAH THOMPSON TRABUCO HILLS FOOTBALL GPA: 4.67 Thompson has 22 receptions for 241 yards and seven touchdowns for the Mustangs this season. He has gained 631 all-purpose yards for the Mustangs and also has three rushing touchdowns. He’s enrolled in AP Calculus, AP Physics, AP Econo
    Sun Nov 09, 2014
  • Girls scholar-athlete: Julia Van Marter, Canyon By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    JULIA VAN MARTER CANYON CROSS COUNTRY GPA: 4.3 Van Marter is four-sport athlete at Canyon. She also competes in water polo in the winter and track and swimming in the spring. She’s described as the team leader and a big reason why Canyon finished fifth as a team at the Orange Coun
    Sun Nov 09, 2014
  • Girls golf: Ysabel Tran, Troy By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    Ysabel Tran Troy She became the first Troy girls golfer to win a CIF-SS individual tournament when she won the Southern Regional on a card-off after shooting a 4-under-par 66 at Dad Miller Golf Course.
    Sat Nov 08, 2014
  • Girls tennis: Rachel Kim, Villa Park By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Rachel Kim Villa Park The senior capped the regular season by winning her fourth consecutive league singles title. From her freshman to junior years, Kim claimed Century League supremacy. In her final varsity campaign, the four-star recruit won the Crestview League crown over teammate Constance Branstine. Kim is unbeaten t
    Sat Nov 08, 2014