The Mid-Columbia Athletes of the Week for October 2, 2008.
Chani Brisby, Sr., River View
She had 19 assists, 14 kills and two aces in an SCAC East victory over Kiona-Benton, then had nine kills, 15 assists and four aces in a win over Royal.
Maggie Jones, Soph., Richland
She finished 15th in the elite field of the Nike Pre-Nationals in Portland, leading the Bombers to a third-place finish in the team standings.
Josh Loera, Sr., Moses Lake
He ran for 102 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and was a perfect 16-of-16 passing for 121 yards in leading the Chiefs to a 14-3 road win over Pasco.
Natilee Ruiz, Fr., Othello
Swimming unattached with Moses Lake, she swam a 2A state-qualifying time of 1:00.89 in the 100-yard butterfly and 1:58.73 in the 200 freestyle.
Jori Skorpik, Jr., Kamiakin
She had both goals in the Braves' CBBN victory over Eastmont and a hat trick in their win over Walla Walla -- the 300th of coach Chris Erikson's career.
* Athletes of the Week are selected by the Herald sports staff and run Thursdays. Coaches with an athlete to nominate should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by noon Mondays.