Click on the newspaper links below the athlete’s name to read about their performance from Oct. 23 to Oct. 28, and then vote for who you think is the best athlete this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, Nov. 3.
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Valley Christian senior Tess Kersey recently won a Reserve Championship at The Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park. Kersey and her horse, Moana (Moon) both won the varsity jumper ring championship on October 4th and 5th. The next competition is November 3rd and 4th.
Westlake needed every one of Crisp’s 16 kills to win in five sets over rival Oaks Christian to close out the regular season. In the fifth set, Crisp started Westlake’s final run with three consecutive kills as Westlake clinched a second consecutive perfect Marmonte League title.
Hance swept her three matches in last week’s victory (9-9, 78-73) over Palos Verdes and then captured the Bay League title, winning 6-1, 6-0 in the semifinals and 6-3, 6-2 in the finals. She’s the first freshman under coach Mike Hoeger to win the Bay League title.
Richards won the Mountain Pass League singles championship in dominating fashion. Richards posted identical 6-0, 6-0 wins over San Jacinto’s Elena Cantu in the semifinals and her Hemet teammate Zoe Marsh in the finals. Richards is 54-0 on the season for the Bulldogs.
Bolock won the Citrus Belt League singles title for the second straight year, this season beating teammate Allison Castro 6-0, 6-0 for the championship. In the event she won four matches without dropping a set to improve her record this season to a stellar 38-2. She will compete in the CIF individual championships next month at Riverside Community College.
The uncommitted senior swept the Trinity League singles final 6-0 6-1 to improve her overall record to 50-1.
Hernandez helped Los Altos clinch a tie for the Hacienda League title in the league finale against Diamond Ranch. Hernandez led the way with 12 kills in the 25-20, 25-21 and 21-16 sweep over Diamond Ranch. Los Altos and Walnut both finished 8-2 to tie for the league title with Diamond Ranch third at 7-3. Los Altos will host second-seed Alemany in the first round of the Division 4 playoffs on Thursday.
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