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WEEK 12 / May 10-May 15
WEEK 13 / May 17-May 22
WEEK 14 / May 24-May 29
MOLLY HUTCHISON, Steele Canyon — Hutchison, a freshman catcher, batted 4-for-6 with a 3-run homer and a double last week, to raise her batting average to .500 in GHL play in leading the Cougars to a pair of 10-0 run-rule victories and moving the ballclub into a tie for second place with Grossmont. AMANDA GRABLE, Santana
Grable gained one SDCIF record and just missed another. Her three doubles against Mount Miguel tied both the school and East County record, falling one shy of the section mark of four. However, the three doubles gives her 20 for the season, a new SDCIF standard, snapping a 19-year old mark.
In four CIF contests, Koria batted .436 (7-for-16), with 4 RBI and 4 runs. The senior also stole seven bases, giving her 29 for the season. Noteworthy: twin sister FAITH KORIA set an East County record with 41 stolen bases this season, as both lifted the Wolf Pack into the CIF Division II final.
The Vaqueros’ junior shortstop batted at a .750 clip (9-for-12) against the likes of Mount Miguel , Mt. Carmel and Monte Vista. The San Diego State University-bound Wiggins pounded out two doubles, three triples, one home run and scored nine runs. He also stole four bases. His biggest burst came against Mount Miguel when he went 5-for-5 with five runs, three extra-base hits and three steals.
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound junior right-hander pitched the Norsemen to a complete-game upset 7-3 victory over Helix, costing the Highlanders the Grossmont Hills League championship on the final day of the regular season. Petersen (3-2) scattered six hits and rationed Helix to two earned runs while walking none and striking out 9.
SHELDON GABRIELS, El Capitan — Featuting a 4-for-4 outing against University City, Gabriels, a junior 2nd baseman, batted .778 for the week in leading the Vaqueros to the pool final in the CIF Division III playoffs. Among his hits were 3 doubles and a pair of home runs for a 1.778 slugging percentage, good for 4 RBI and 4 runs scored. In addition, previous winner TYRONE WIGGINS hits 3 HR's (2 slams) vs. Mission Bay.
WEEK 9 / Apr. 19-Apr. 24
WEEK 10 / Apr. 26-May 1
WEEK 11 / May 3-May 8
Stalford, a junior, continues the rise by the Foothillers, blanking 9th-ranked Valhalla with a 2-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts, plus a 3-hit triumph over Helix, giving Grossmont a share of the league lead with top-ranked West Hills.
ALLIE SCOTT, Christian
Scott, the Harvard bound senior catcher slugged three doubles and batted .625 (5-for-8) in a pair of Eastern League victories, keeping the Patriots (17-6) within one game of first-place Scripps Ranch. Scott is also a San Diego County all-academic honoree (4.5 GPA).
AUBRIE MAY, Grossmont
May, a sophomore third baseman, scored the game-winning run to nip ranked Scripps Ranch, batted 5-for-5 with a pair of doubles to top Helix, then slugged a home run in extra innings against Granite Hills. She also went errorless for the week to lead the Foothillers.
DYLAN GARCIA, Granite Hills
The Eagles senior designated hitter batted at a .636 clip in three games with four of his seven hits going for doubles. Garcia drove in five runs and scored three runs as Granite Hills made a move for the top spot in the Grossmont Hills League.
The 6-foot-5, 225-pound junior batted .583 (7-for-12) leading the Foothillers to victories over Granite Hills and Steele Canyon (twice). The junior slugger hammered three home runs and a pair of doubles while driving in six runs and scoring five. The fire-balling right-hander also hurled five shutout innings against Granite Hills to post his 7th victory in 8 decisions.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound senior right-hander batted .400 with a home run and seven RBI in two key Grossmont Valley League games against rival El Capitan . Hayes was 2-for-2 with five RBI in the Sultans 10-0 romp on Thursday (May 6). Hayes deserved a better fate in the battle at Petco Park , as he drove in two runs with a single and allowed only 2 earned runs and struck out 11 in 5 2/3 innings.
WEEK 4 / Mar. 29-Apr. 3
WEEK 5 / Apr. 5-Apr. 10
WEEK 6 / Apr. 12-Apr. 17
Rook, clearly the most outstand-ing player of the Charger Classic in Las Vegas, earned four pitching victories, and homered in another game, as the Norsemen swept all six contests to claim the overall championship. Valhalla has now won 10 consecutive ballgames.
Johnson, a sophomore, ran her pitching record to an East County best 9-1 after blanking crosstown rival Santana, 4-0. Johnson threw a 3-hitter in the Wolf Pack's third victory by shutout last week. Her career record is now 17-5 with five complete-game shutouts.

Koria, the Wolf Pack's senior second baseman, batted 2-for-3 in the team's Grossmont Conference Tournament final victory, raising her batting average to .471. Koria also stole her 20th base, and is on pace to challenge the conference's single-season record for steals.

Olivarria, a junior second-baseman, had a batting spree at the Cherry Field Classic in Tucson. For the week, Olivarria batted a torrid .684 (13-for-19) with 8 RBI in five games hitting from the No. 2 slot, helping the Scotties post a 4-1 record.
NICK SABO, Monte Vista
The Monarchs’ junior center fielder batted .750 in Grossmont Conference Tournament games against Helix, West Hills and Steele Canyon. Sabo collected three hits in each of those games while totaling seven RBI. He fell a single short of hitting for the cycle against West Hills.
BRAD BOEHMKE, Steele Canyon Boehmke pitched five strong innings before delivering a walk-off, game-winning hit, as the Cougars topped West Hills, 9-8, in the teams' GHL opener. At the plate, Boehmke went 2-for-3 with 4 RBI, including a 3-run homer. The junior right-hander only allowed a pair of earned runs.
WEEK 1 / Mar. 8-13
WEEK 2 / Mar. 15-20
WEEK 3 / Mar. 22-27
JENNY LAHITTE, Granite Hills
Lahitte, a senior, equalled a Grossmont Conference career record with her 7th no-hitter in a
2-0 win over Mt. Carmel, capping
a perfect 3-0 week (21 shutout innings) to advance the Eagles to the championship round of the Cougar Classic.
Gourley, a freshman, opened her varsity career with a 1-hitter over 11 innings against Grossmont, then tossed a no-hitter in a 2-0 triumph at Boniat Vista. She struck out 21 in her debut, followed by 17 Ks against the Barons in a 2-0 shutout victory.
LORENA KLOPP, Steele Canyon — Klopp, a San Diego State bound senior, was named MVP of the Hilltop Tournament after leading the Cougars to the championship. Klopp was the winning pitcher in a 3-2 triumph in 8 innings over Bonita Vista in the first of three final-day victories.
Whisman, a junior catcher, batted .455 with a pair of doubles, a homer and six RBI, leading the Vaqueros to the championshio of the Hilltop-Lolita's Tournament after a 4-3 victory over Cathedral.
WES JUDISH, Steele Canyon
Judish batted 3-for-4, all for extra bases, to lead the Cougars to a victory. All of his hits went for doubles while driving in a pair of runs to help defeat Coronado.
A senior left-hander, Brault posted a pitching win and a save as the 2nd-ranked Foothillers swept past Monte Vista and El Cajon Valley in the Grossmont Conference Tournament. At the plate, Brault was 4-for-8 with a double, home run, three runs and three RBI.
WEEK 10 / Feb. 1-6
WEEK 11 / Feb. 8-13
WEEK 12 / Feb. 15-20
Harris registered a game-high 17 points, lifting the Eagles past West Hills to prevent the Pack from clinching the Grossmont Hills League title. Harris tallied 8 of her points in the first period to build an early 17-3 advantage.
DANIELLE BALDERAS, Grossmont — Balderas poured in a season-high 21 points in a win over Helix, then heavily aided the Foothillers on both ends of the court in a triumph over Valhalla, moving Grossmont within a game of GHL leading West Hills. NICOLE FOUNTAIN, Mount Miguel — Fountain became just the second player in Grossmont Conference history to go unbeaten over four varsity seasons. She capped the 38-game streak with an effort of 19 points and 7 steals against El Cajon Valley.
KALOB HATCHER, Foothills Christian — Hatcher, the CIFSDS career assists record-holder, beat defending Division V state champ L.A. Windward by converting two foul shots with 0:00.4 seconds left to cap an outing of 18 points and 11 assists. ZSOLT LAKOSA, Christian
Lakosa helped lead the Patriots to their 21st straight victory to secure the Central League championship. The Hungarian was the leading scorers in victories over Kearny (24 points, 6 assists) and at Coronado (19 points, 9 rebounds).
Overson made a strong bid for All-GVL recognition with three big games over the final week of the regular season, scoring 78 points (26.0 avg) and grabbing 45 boards (15.0), plus 11 steals, 8 assists and 4 blocked shots.
WEEK 7 / Jan. 11-16
WEEK 8 / Jan. 18-23
WEEK 9 / Jan. 25-30
MARILYN NADERHOFF, West Hills — Naderhoff registered 7 of her 11 points in the fourth period, including the late go-ahead foul shot, as the Pack downed Granite Hills in a battle Grossmont Hills League favorites in the league opener. She also recorded 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. SHAMONIQUE BOYD, Monte Vista — Boyd registered a double-double with 19 points and 14 rebounds, giving the Monarchs a 52-43 come-from-behind triumph over Helix. It was Monte Vista's first win over the Scotties since Jan. 31, 2003. JANVIER BARBARIN, Steele Canyon — The Cougars were the lone East County ballclub to collect two victories this week, as Barbarin posted a double-double (10 pts, 11 reb) to top Mira Mesa, then led the defense in a win over Valhalla.
JASON GAINES, Granite Hills
Gaines had contributed 30 points and 15 rebounds in help garner the Eagles' 10th straight victory, a 77-59 win over West Hills in the teams' Grossmont Hills League debut. He also had a triple-double (13p, 15r, 10b) in a non-league pasting of Bonita Vista.
JAKE HAAR, Grossmont
Haar, a senior center, posted a pair of near identical double-doubles to pace the GHL co-leading Foothillers to a pair of wins. Haar posted 18 points against both El Cajon Valley and Helix, grabbing 21 rebounds during the week.
ANDRE LEWIS, Granite Hills
Lewis, a senior guard and the Grossmont Conference leader in both scoring and assists, burned Helix for 25 points and 5 assists in a 64-55 win, maintaining a share of the Grossmont Hills League lead with Grossmont.
WEEK 4 / Dec. 21-26
WEEK 5 / Dec. 28-Jan. 2
WEEK 6 / Jan. 4-9
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Clark scored a game-high 16 points, helping the Wolf Pack down 25th state-ranked Woodbridge of irvine, 52-44, at the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions. Clark shot 50 percent from floor on outside shots, then aided the defense with two steals.
DANIELLE MILLER, Mount Miguel — Miller collected 16 points, 4 rebounds and a pair of steals to power the No. 2-rated Matadors past No. 4 The Bishop's, 83-47, in the title game of the Mission Bay Holiday Premiere Classic. Mount Miguel's record is now 15-0.  
TROY LEAF, Foothills Christian
After becoming the third-leading career scorer in CIF-San Diego Section history earlier in the tournament, Lead posted a season-best 39 points in the Grossmont Winter Classic title game over La Jolla Country Day in a 93-68 romp.
Parisotto was named tournament MVP of the Tri-City Christian Tournament after scoring a game-high 18 points in a 56-47 victory over Santa Fe Christian in the title contest. He also collected a game-high 16 points against Canyon Crest to complete the Patriots' perfect pool play record.
Linson posted a pair of double-doubles to place the Highlanders at the top of the Grossmont Conf. crossover standings. He recorded 12 points and 16 rebounds to help down El Capitan, then went 20/15 in an overtime triumph over Mount Miguel in the team's home opener.
WEEK 1 / Nov. 27-Dec. 5
WEEK 2 / Dec. 7-12
WEEK 3 / Dec. 14-19
Bembry opened the season with 16 points against Oceanside, then tallied 21 points and 11 rebounds on Otay Ranch in propelling the Monarchs to a 3-0 start – their best since the 2003-04 season.
YVONTE NEAL, Mount Miguel
Neal, who owns a scholarship to Cal State Fullerton, averaged just shy of a double-double for the week with 30 points and 17 boards in a pair of victories for the undefeated Matadors (6-0).

SABRINA JIMENEZ, Granite Hills Jimenez helped the Eagles gain a berth in the Granite Hills Holiday Invitational finale. She hit a buzzer-beating 3-point shot to tip San Pasqual, scored 26 points to bury SFC, then added 19 more to whip Brawley in the semis. Despite falling to Mount Miguel in the final, the senior led both teams with 13 points.

The often-injured Vargas seems back to full health; not surprisingly the Sultans are off to a 2-0 start. The senior point guard tallied 22 points against Clairemont in the opener, then posted 19 points vs. Montgomery.
HARRY BRAZELTON, Mount Miguel — The Matadors earned a berth in the San Diego Division III Challenge tournament final after the guard averaged 21.7 points/ game, including a high of 25 vs. Kearny. Brazelton also posted 13 steals, including 5 thefts twice.

YUEL HAGOS, Mount Miguel
Hagos connected on back-to-back 3-point shots in the final 48 seconds, powering Mount Miguel over GVL rival Santana, 61-58, in the championship final of the San Diego Division III challenge. The game-winner came with 0:02 left.

WEEK 13 / NOV. 26
WEEK 14 / DEC. 4
WEEK 15 / DEC. 11
Milo, a freshman nose guard, anchored a Highlanders defense which limited second-seeded Valhalla to its third-lowest point total of the season in securing an upset road win in the CIF Div. II quarterfinals. The Helix pass rush limited East County passing leader Pete Thomas to just 143 yards.
In a night of big defensive stops of the Highlanders, Pruitt returned an interception 58 yards for a score which gave Helix a 14-0 advantage in the upset of host Scripps Ranch, gaining a berth into the Div. II final at Qualcomm Stadium against undefeated Oceanside.

Meredith, a junior defensive end who was later named to the All-CIF team by the San Diego Hall of Champions, led a defensive surge which limited top-seeded and undefeated Oceanside to a mere 124 yards in total offense in the CIF Div. II championship contest.

ALEX PERLIN, Steele Canyon
Perlin equaled a Cougars school record with 5 touchdowns, along with 220 rushing yards, leading to a 49-14 upset of host Ramona in the CIF Div. III quarterfinals. The senior's TD runs covered 76, 13, 2, 70 and 5 yards.

Nailon registered the final of the Scotties' three interceptions, then teammed with SAM MEREDITH for an important sack in the game's final minutes to upset the host Falcons in the CIF Division II playoffs.

WEEK 10 / NOV. 5-6
WEEK 11 / NOV. 12
WEEK 12 / NOV. 19
Thomas, the senior quarterback, guided the Norsemen to their first-ever league title after 35 years in stopping Steele Canyon, 14-7. The victory also gained possession of The Jamcha Helmet. The winner score came on Thomas' 65-yard TD pass to Jevon Hasten with 4:47 left in the fourth quarter.
Hunter rushed for 5 touchdowns and 330 yards, become the Matadors' career ground-gaining leader, helping the Matadors claim the Claymore Sword for the first time since 1987 in downing Helix, 44-21. Mount Miguel scored 34 points in the 2nd to spring to the triumph. A rare, 2-time winner.
Musgrove led a Hillers defensive effort which registered a second-half shutout in a playoff road win at Bonita Vista. Musgrove, the defensive end, made 11 tackles (along with several assists) and recovered a fumble on a Barons' game-tying field goal attempt in the final minutes.
Reed accumulated 308 yards in total offense to pace the Scotties past Granite Hills. He passed for 197 yards and four touchdowns on 10-for-17 accuracy, including scoring strikes of 33 and 45 yards to Austin Gonzalez.
El Cajon Valley

Jackson hauled in a pair of fourth-quarter TD passes from Alex Hann to rally the Braves past Santana, 42-35. Jackson actually scored the go-ahead points on a 56-yard interception return in the 4th.
Lewis, a sophomore, third-string QB with just three varsity passes under his belt, tossed a TD pass with 31 seconds left, followed by a 2-point PAT pass for the conversion to stun Westview, 18-17, in a CIF playoff opener.
WEEK 7 / OCT. 16-17
WEEK 8 / OCT. 23-24
WEEK 9 / OCT. 29-30
Pruitt, a sophomore, rushed for 154 yards on 16 carries, including an 18-yard, go-ahead touchdown late in the third quarter to power the visiting Highlanders and avoid the upset bid by Monte Vista.
TYRONE IAULUALO, Mount Miguel — Iaulualo, a senior, is the main cog among the Matadors'
O-line which has allowed DERALL HUNTER (234 yds vs. Granite Hills) a chance to become the 6th player in conference history to reach 4,000 career yards.
Brown rushed for 132 yards and three touchdowns, lifting the Norsemen to their first triumph over Helix since 1997. In addition, Valhalla moved into position to clinch its first-ever league title.
Pitts, a senior, opened the scoring with a 37-yard touchdown with an interception return, then paced the offense with a career-high 154 rushing yards and a pair of TDs to lead the Patriots over Horizon in the teams' Coastal League opener.
TAYLOR MISHLER, Steele Canyon — Mishler, primarily a defensive back, scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to lead the Cougars past 8th-ranked Helix. He scored on a 24-yard rush, then hauled in a 76-yard TD pass from quarterback BRAD BOEHMKE. MAURICE PAYNE, Monte Vista
Payne rushed for 241 yards and three touchdowns, while also passing for an additional 89 yards, to back the Monarchs to their first GSL victory after nipping Granite Hills, 24-23.
WEEK 4 / SEPT. 25-26
WEEK 5 / OCT. 2-3
WEEK 6 / OCT. 9

Gonzalez, a junior linebacker, got the Highlanders on the scoreboard with a tackle in the end zone for a safety, then collected a 17-yard TD pass for a 9-0 lead to jump-start visiting Helix past Otay Ranch.

CORY LOCKMAN, Granite Hills
Lockman, the Eagles' quarterback, completed 11 of 16 passes for 220 yards and a pair of TDs, helping Granite Hills build a 31-point lead in its romp over El Centro-Central Union.

Addison capped a game-winning drive in the final seconds with a 67-yard TD reception from Gary Isaacson with 0:33 remaining to stun Granite Hills, 27-26, on the blue carpet.

Isaacson, a junior quarterback, completed 10-of-16 passes for 178 yards and touchdowns to Adam Coyle (15 yards), Donte Addison (30) and Kyle Velovich (3) to top Clairemont. Isaacson entered the contest completing 81 percent of his pass attempts.

Campbell became the first player in CIF-San Diego Section history to reach double-figures in kickoff return touchdowns with his 10th – an 88-yarder – to lead the Knights past Midway Baptist. The senior also rushed for 67 yards and passed for 61 more.

JOEL ALESI, Christian
With the Patriots leading 23-22, Alesi, better known as a punter, prevented an El Cajon Valley comeback while on defense. Alesi returned a fumble 45 yards for a touchdown, then posted a 43-yard TD runback with an interception in Christian's 36-22 triumph.
WEEK 1 / SEPT. 4-5
WEEK 2 / SEPT. 11-12
WEEK 3 / SEPT. 18-19
Hunter rushed for an East County high 217 yards and 3 touchdowns, including a 79-yard TD romp, to pace the Matadors past Morse in the first regular season meeting between these neighborhood schools in 50 years.
ALEX PERLIN, Steele Canyon
Perlin ran for three touchdowns – bolts of 26, 24 and 5 yards – as the Cougars christened the blue turf at West Hills High Stadium by scoring a school-record 48 points. Perlin finished with 97 yards on 12 carries, building a 41-7 lead..
Water opened the second half with a touchdown run of 80 yards to give him five scores, equaling the school record for TDs and points in a single game to lift the Hillers past Castle Park, 42-0. He finished with 160 yards on 18 carries.
ALEX HANN, El Cajon Valley
Hann passed for 310 yards and 4 touchdowns, leading the Braves to a road victory over Montgomery. The senior left-hander completed 22-of-41 passes, including four touchdowns. He also rushed for another score on a 34-yard gallop in his varsity debut.

Prouty, a strong safety better known as "Bubba" to teammates, registered an amazing 28 tackles and deflected away a pass, as the Vaqueros' defense shutout host Ramona in a 9-0 setback. The Bulldogs scored all their points on defense (INT return, safety).

Gallivan registered a pair of pass interceptions and had 7 tackles in another strong defensive effort by the Vaqueros in a disappointing
9-7 setback at Point Loma. El Cap (1-2) has yielded just 18 points all season, half of them by the offense in the team's slow start.

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