The Mid-Columbia Athletes of the Week for October 1, 2009.
Sydney Disselkamp, Sr., Tri-Cities Prep
She had 55 kills, 28 blocks and nine aces in five wins, including two league matches, and then led Prep to the Jaguar Invite title.
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Jori Skorpik, Sr., Kamiakin
She scored a goal in a CBBN win over Moses Lake, then had two goals and two assists in a CBBN win over Eastmont.
Dyrel Whitby, Sr., Connell
He rushed for 108 yards and two touchdowns, and at middle linebacker had 11 tackles and an interception in a win over River View
Stephanie Tixier, Fr., Hanford
She won the 50- and 100-yard freestyles at separate meets in state times and also anchored two state-qualifying relay teams.
Ethan Tonnemaker, Jr., Royal
He won the Connell Invite, running a career-best 16:27 on the 5-kilometer course, and led the Knights to the 1A team title.
* Athletes of the Week are selected by the Herald sports staff and run Thursdays. Coaches with an athlete to nominate should e-mail email@example.com by noon Mondays.