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2009 DIAMOND SPORTS
MAY 4-9
MAY 11-16
MAY 18-23
LORENA KLOPP, Steele Canyon
Klopp tossed a 2-hit shutout at South League co-leader Valhalla, while also hitting a grand slam in a 9-0 triumph. Klopp struck out eight Norsemen, never allowing any runners to reach second base.
DEAN MILLER, Granite Hills
Miller, the Eagles left-fielder, had a major hand in two of Granite Hills' three wins in a late run to make the CIF playoffs. Miller went 4-for-4 with four RBI to help down Mount Miguel, then went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and an RBI to top Helix.
 
AUSTIN GONZALEZ, Helix
Gonzalez, the Highlanders catcher, registered two RBI in both victories by Helix, moving to within a game of GSL leading Steele Canyon. Among his hits was the game-winning double in a 3-1 win over Monte Vista.
RACHEL STALFORD, Grossmont
Stalford, a sophomore, limited Santana to just four basehits in upsetting the Sultans to snap their 20-game Grossmont North League winning streak. Stalford struck out 10 batters in a 4-1 upset triumph. In 2 games, Stalford had 20 Ks.
 
APR. 13-18
APR. 20-25
APR. 27-MAY 2
MARY GRABOWSKI, Christian
Grabowski, a freshman, slugged her 4th home run of the season, leading the Patriots to a 6-3 win over host Serra in the teams' Eastern League opener. The blow gave Grabowski a share of the East County lead at four with Amanda Grable of Santana.
AARON GRIFFIN, Grossmont
Griffin, a senior, tossed six innings without allowing an earned run in a win over West Hills, then tossed the final three innings in combining with teammate Conor Meredith in an 11-0 no-hitter over Mission Bay.
JESSIE OWENS, Santana
Owens slugged her 22nd career home run – an East County record – to help extend the Sultans' win streak to five games. Her homer total ranks 14th-best in California history according to CalHiSports. The senior batted .429 with 5 RBI. She also gained a save in relief.
NOLAN MURRAY,
Steele Canyon

Murray, a senior second baseman, batted a solid .750 (6-for-8) last week, scoring 5 times and driving in three runs in two victories over Helix. Included was a double, triple and a stolen base. Murray ranks 7th in CIFSDS batting at .527.
KAITLIN McGINLEY, Valhalla
McGinley posted one of the top hitting performance in recent memory, batting .909 (10-for-11) in three Norsemen victories to take over first place in the Grossmont South League. The junior went 4-4 vs. Monte Vista (inc. an inside-the-park HR), 2-3 vs. Steele Canyon (inc. GW-RBI) and 4-4 vs. Helix.
CODY POTEET, Christian
Poteet, a freshman, gained the win after throwing a no-hitter at Serra. The right-handed struck out 11 Conquistadors and walked just one. At the plate, Poteet went 2-for-4 with an RBI double, scoring once.
MAR. 23-28
MAR. 30-APR. 4
APR. 6-11
JENNY LAHITTE, Granite Hills
Lahitte, a sophomore, tossed a pair of shutout for the Eagles last week, including her 4th no-hitter of her young career. She first blanked Grossmont on two hits to move into first place in the Gross-mont Conference Tournament, then gained her no-hitter against Oceanside.
DYLAN NICKERSON, Helix
Nickerson, a junior right-handed pitcher, gained his third straight complete-game victory, capped by a 5-1 decision over Santana to win the Grossmont Conference Tournament. He struck out seven Sultans batters.
LAURA NELSON, Mount Miguel
Nelson was the pitcher in a pair of shockers as the Matadors battled a pair of Top 10 ballclubs. Nelson limited San Pasqual to just six hits in a 1-1 draw, then allowed just four hits to Mt. Carmel in a 2-1 victory, when Mount Miguel scored twice in the 7th to take down the 4th-rated Sundevils. She also hit a 3-run HR in a 2-hitter vs. Eastlake.
CODY SMITH, Santana
Smith, a junior, sparked Santana to the top of the GCT standings by batting a cool .600 (9-for-15) in his last 3 games, with six runs and 7 RBI. His best single-game was a 5-RBI outing vs. Monte Vista.
JILL SCIARRA, Granite Hills
While Lahitte tossed a no-hitter in the GCT final against Mira Mesa, Sciarra paced the Eagles on both offense and defense, as the catcher batted over .400 for the week to help Granite Hills reach the championship round in two different tournaments last week. Included was the game-winning RBI against Mira Mesa (Sac fly).
ADAM TIMANUS, Monte Vista
Timanus, who can be found any-where from first base, to shortstop or pitcher, batted 5-for-11 for the Monarchs last week. Among his hits were a double, triple and HR, plus 5 runs, two SBs and two RBI.
MAR. 5-7
MAR. 9-14
MAR. 16-21
KYLE HAYES, Santana
Hayes, last year’s East County ERA champion with a mark of 0.74, limited 10th-ranked Vista to 4 hits and 1 earned run over 5 innings to capture the Sultans' season opener over the Panthers, 7-4.

ALEX MILLER, West Hills
Miller, a junior centerfielder, registered keys hits in all four ball-games last week, lifting the Wolf Pack into the Cougar Classic Gold bracket (1st-place teams). She has an RBI single to help top Westview, a run-scoring triple and two sacrifices vs. Brawley, a pair of RBI singles vs. Rancho Buena Vista, then ran her hitting streak to 5 games with a hit vs. Escondido.

CONOR MEREDITH, Grossmont
Meredith hit a 2-run homer, a double and a sacrifice fly during a 3-for-3, 5-RBI effort to help down Eastlake, then went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI vs. Montgomery in the championship contest of the Aztecs-Foothiller Classic.

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BOBBI WOLFENDEN,
Monte Vista

Wolfenden leads the Monarchs in batting (.444), RBI (3), doubles (2) extra-base hits (2), helping the team post an undefeated record (2-0-1) to open the season -- the best record of any East County program.
LEVI STEVENS, Grossmont
Stevens, a senior left-hander, won a pair of ballgames for the Foothillers last week. He tossed a complete-game 3-hitter in a 2-1 triumph over Mater Dei. He later defeated Steele Canyon on a 5-hitter with 4 strikeouts, aiding himself with a double. With his two victories, Grossmont (3-1) is off to the best start of any East County baseball program.
CHELSEA WILSON,
El Cajon Valley

The Braves are off to their best start this decade after Wilson tossed a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts against Crawford, then combined with Miranda Mullens in a 21-1 victory over San Ysidro. ECVHS went 3-0 for the week, outscoring their foes by a combined 46-1 count.
2008-09 BASKETBALL
FEB. 16-21
FEB. 23-28 / CIF
MAR. 2-7 / CIF

JON MOLZEN,
El Capitan

Molzen, the Vaqueros senior capitan, guided the team to a pair of playoff victories, advancing to the CIF Final Four for the first time since 1986. Molzen posted 32 pts on Valhalla, then 19 pts and 10 reb on 4th-seeded Steele Canyon.

KALOB HATCHER,
Foothills Christian

Hatcher, who is only a junior, established a new CIF-San Diego Section career record for assists, helping the defending CIF Div. V champions post two postseason wins. Hatcher now has 857, and
is within range of the state record.

DANESIA WILLIAMSON,
Mount Miguel

The USD bound Williamson totaled 52 points in two playoffs victories, advancing the Matadors to the CIF Final Four in Division II. Included were 27 pts, 7 stl and 6 ast vs. San Ysidro, and 25 pts, 9 stl and 7 assists against Scripps Ranch.

ASHLEY DUFFY,
El Capitan

The SDSU bound Duffy registered 14 pts and 19 reb in the Vaqueros' playoff-opening win vs. Oceanside, then posted 27 pts (including all of the team's 19 first-half poiints), 10 reb and 7 steals in a loss in the quarterfinals at Westview.
JAMIE ELIAS, Santana
Elias came through with a career effort on Senior Night, capping her final regular season with a career-high 36 points in an huge upset of El Capitan. Elias also posted nine rebounds.
JVONTE BROOKS, Foothills Chr.
Brooks, a center, successfully battled 6-foot-8 center Chen Cai of Maranatha, hauling down 15 rebounds (11 offensive boards) to help the Knights capture their third straight CIF Division V crown.
JEBARI ROBINSON,
Steele Canyon
Robinson scored 19 points against Monte Vista, then posted 17 points and 6 assists in a winner-take-all finale against Valhalla, as the Cougars stormed back to steal the Grossmont South League title.
SHERIKA MILLER, West Hills
Miller scored the game-winning layin just before the buzzer sounded, giving the Wolf Pack their first-ever CIF basketball title, taking the Division II crown over top-seeded Mount Miguel. She had 8 points, 5 boards and 3 blocks.
JAN. 26-31
FEB. 2-7
FEB. 9-14
SABRINA JIMENEZ,
Granite Hills

Jimenez, a junior guard, helped the Eagles extend their winning streak to 4 entering Tuesday's GSL first-place showdown with Mount Miguel. She scored 19 points in a win over Valhalla, then added 23 more, along with 5 rebounds and 4 steals to help top Helix.
JON MOLZEN,
El Capitan

Molzen paced the Vaqueros to two victories to move into a tie for first place with Grossmont in the North League. Molzen posted 28 points and 11 rebounds against the Foot-hillers, then had 21 points and 15 rebounds versus West Hills.

DOMINIC DOVE,
El Cajon Valley

Dove's play on defense and on the boards helped the Braves grab a pair of GNL victories. Dove posted 8 points and 12 rebounds to help down Santana, then had 12 points and 14 boards to win on the road at El Capitan. The Braves have now won 14 games, the best total by the school this decade.

KYLE KREIBEL,
Valhalla

Kreibel tallied 14 points and 14 rebounds in lifting the Norsemen past Steele Canyon to gain the uudisputed lead in the Grossmont South League. He also scored 14 points and grabbed 13 boards as Valhalla limited Granite Hills to just 24 total points in another GSL win.
DANESIA WILLIAMSON,
Mount Miguel

Williamson, a senior point guard, directed the Matadors to a pair of Grossmont South League wins, including a decivison over Granite Hills to snap a deadlock between the schools for first place. She also had 17 points and 10 assists to defeat Valhalla.

CONNIE HINES,
West Hills

Hines, a forward, registered a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, helping the Wolf Pack top Grossmont to clinch a second straight Grossmont North League championship. The senior ranks 7th in GNL rebounding.

JAN. 5-10
JAN. 12-17
JAN. 19-24
JANVIER “JV” BARBARIN,
Steele Canyon

Barbarin powered the Cougars to their 11th straight victory without a defeat after registering her 9th double-double of the season. The win streak finally ended, but the junior forward still starred with 20 points and 14 rebounds vs. Grossmont.
SINOI LEASAU,
Helix

Leasau, a senior, scored 19 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and led a defensive effort which held Steele Canyon to its lowest point total of the season in a GSL opener win. Leasau also registered a double-double in a non-league loss to Santana.
ASHLEY DUFFY,
El Capitan

Duffy, the East County scoring leader, moved the Vaqueros back into second place with a pair of impressive outings. The senior registered a triple-double (14 pts, 13 reb, 13 stl) vs. Monte Vista, then poured home 19 points along with 10 boards, 7 steals and 6 assists vs. El Cajon Valley.
JORDAN SHIVERS,
El Cajon Valley

Shivers powered the high-flying Braves to three victories last week. Included was a revenge victory over Granite Hills, a thumping of Monte Vista, then the school's first victory over Helix in 22 years. The senior guard scored 61 points in during the week (20.3 average).
CAMERON MOSS,
Steele Canyon

Moss, a senior, converted his first 8 shots from the field en roure to a 20-point, 14-rebound performance, helping the Cougars open Grossmont South League play by upending 2-time defending champion Helix. Moss also led the defense in a win over ECVHS.
KALOB HATCHER,
Foothills Christian

Hatcher, the CIFSDS leader in assists, scored 9 points including the game-winning foul shots to nip No. 5 Torrey Pines, 47-46, at the MLK Classic at Hoover. Hatcher also dished out 7 assists. He later posted 13 points and 11 assists in a CSL victory over Midway Baptist.
DEC. 15-20
DEC. 22-27
DEC. 29-JAN. 3

DEAN MILLER, Granite Hills
Following a 40-point effort against Vista, Miller score 97 points over four tournament contests in Las Vegas, registering a double-double in each outing. Against LV -Faith Lutheran, he just missed a triple-double with 32 points 13 boards and 8 assists.

TROY LEAF, Foothills Christian
Leaf, a junior, paced the Knights to the Grossmont Winter Classic championship. In the semifinals, he scored 30 points to knockoff previously undefeated University City. In the title game, he tallied 11 of the Knights' final 13 points to hold off Rancho Bernardo.
MARIAH BENNETT, West Hills
Bennett was named the Sapphire Division MVP, helping the Wolf Pack capture its 16-team pool championship of the 144-team West Coast Jamboree in Northern California.

ERIN ROBINSON, El Cajon Valley
The Braves remain over .500 for the season, with Robinson (14, on right) scoring in double figures in three victories last week. Included was a 16-point 13-rebound effort vs. Valhalla. Her high game was 17 points against San Ysidro.

HEATHER SPRINGE, Grossmont
A bunch of East County teams went 2-0 this past week, but Springe registered the best individual performance, recording 24 points and 7 rebounds against Valley Center, then a double-double (17 pts/10reb) vs. Brawley.
LUIZ BIDART, Christian
Bidart, a junior point guard, scored 91 points over the final 3 games of the Valley Christian Tournament in Santa Maria -- all Patriots victories for a second-place finish. Bidart's best effort was a 38-point outing against Kern Valley.
2008 FOOTBALL
WEEK 13 - NOV. 29
WEEK 14 - DEC. 5
WEEK 15 - DEC. 12

Toilolo, in white, making a tackle.
PHILLIP COOK, WR,
El Capitan

Cook burned the St. Augustine secondary for three touchdowns – each against a different defender – finishing with nine catches for 204 yards in the CIF Division III playoff contest. The touchdowns covered 26, 25 and 57 yards.
LEVINE TOILOLO, LB/TE,
Helix

Toilolo registered both key plays down the stretch on offense and defense. After he was interferred with on a pass play, the yardge placed Helix in position for the go-ahead field goal. He then helped record a GW goaline stand tackle.
TRELAN TAYLOR, DB/WR,
Helix
Taylor, a two-way performer, posted one of three interceptions by the Scotties and was one of the leading tacklers. He also finished with two receptions for 56 yards in the CIF Division II championship game against Oceanside.
WEEK 10 - NOV. 8
WEEK 11 - NOV. 15
WEEK 12 - NOV. 22
ZACH BREIDT, QB,
Santana
Breidt threw for 185 yards and two touchdown, including the game-winning strike to Travis Reynolds with 50 seconds remaining to help upend El Cajon Valley, 33-26. He also rushed 10 times for 31 yards.
GARRET CAMPBELL, QB,
Foothills Christian

Campbell led the Knights to their first-ever league title with 331 all-purpose yards. He forced a fumble which led to the game-winning drive, kicking a field goal on the game's final play for the victory.
TANNER RUST, QB
El Capitan

Rust tossed four touchdowns to lead the Vaqueros to a 41-22 CIF Division III playoff victory over Brawley. Two of his touchdowns were of 40 yards to Phillip Cook; two others went to Jon Molzen.
WEEK 7 - OCT. 17
WEEK 8 - OCT. 24-25
WEEK 9 - OCT. 31-NOV. 1

DERALL HUNTER, RB,
Mount Miguel

Hunter established school records for rushing yards (338), points scored (38) and touchdowns (6) in leading the Matadors past host Granite Hills, 49-35. His point total is the 2nd-most in Grossmont Conference history.

CHARLES THOMPSON, RB,
Christian

Thompson took over the scoring lead (120 points) in East County after scoring 5 more touchdowns in the Patriots' 45-21 triumph over Santa Fe Christian. The senior rushed for 150 yards; the Pats have won 22-of-23 ballgames.
CHRISTIAN FONSECA, RB,
West Hills

Fonseca, a senior, posted an all-around effort in both rushing and receiving, gaining 202 yards and scoring 3 TDs on the ground, while making 7 catches for 128 yards — a total offense accumulation of 330 yards.
WEEK 4 - SEPT. 25-27
WEEK 5 - OCT. 3-4
WEEK 6 - OCT. 10-11
AARON HARRIS, RB,
Granite Hills

Harris rushed for 303 yards and 6 TDs to paced the Eagles past visiting Orange Glen, 42-21. Included were 262 yards and 5 TDs in the first half. The 303 yards were the second-most in school history; the 6 TDs were the second-most in both CIFSDS and conference history. Included was a 96-yard romp.
PETE THOMAS, QB,
Valhalla

Thomas, the Norsemen junior quarterback, completed 26-of-33 passes for 323 yards and three touchdowns, leading the visiting Norsemen to a 34-0 blanking of Grossmont at Lt. Thomas M. Adams Field.
JERRAD SCOTT, DB,
Monte Vista

Scott, a senior defensive back, returned an interception 51 yards for the decisive points, and was among the leading tacklers, pacing Monte Vista past West Hills, 20-14, for a homecoming victory at Monarchs Stadium.
WEEK 1 - SEPT. 5-6
WEEK 2 - SEPT. 11-13
WEEK 3 - SEPT. 19-20
ANTHONY SOLIS, DB,
El Capitan

The senior intercepted 3 passes, returning one 37 yards for the victory-clinching touchdown, in a 24-0 pasting of host Morse. Solis' three thefts was one short of the school record.
DESEAN WATERS, RB,
Grossmont

Waters rushed for 160 yards on 18 carries in his second varsity start, lifting the Foothillers over Montgomery, 34-6. Included was a 72-yard TD run on the team's first play from scrimmage.
ALEX PERLIN, RB,
Steele Canyon

Perlin established a Cougars single-game record with 309 rushing yards, scoring three times on 32 carries to propel Steele Canyon past Grossmont.
In a tradition dating back to the days of The Daily Californian, an athlete can win only once per season per sport during the regular season, then one additional time during the postseason. Selections made by the Editorial staff of East County Sports. Polls for Athlete of the Week are for entertainment purposes only.

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