The Mid-Columbia Athletes of the Week for September 21, 2010.
Tim Rude, Senior, Hermiston
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Rude bided his time for the last two seasons, working behind All-IMC quarterback Junior Ena.
But the Bulldogs senior made a name for himself Friday, passing for 396 yards and seven touchdowns -- breaking Ena’s existing school records of 6 TDs and 364 yards -- in a 58-23 win over Benson Tech.
“I pride myself in getting the ball to all my receivers,” Rude said. “Any of them can get open for a big play at any moment.”
Favorite food: mom’s clam chowder and garlic bread
Most like to meet: Peyton Manning
Favorite class: AP Government
Pre-game ritual: He has to high-five every coach before a game.
Career plans: Law enforcement
Favorite song: Cinderella Man, Eminem
Career plans: Physical therapy
Lisa Bratton, Freshman, Richland
One of Bratton’s favorite aspects of swimming is the fact that, for the most part, it remains an individual sport.
“If you don’t do good, it doesn’t hurt a whole group of people,” she said. “It keeps things light and fun.”
But the Bombers’ freshman sure didn’t hurt her team last week, winning the Tri-Cities Pentathlon on Saturday with state-qualifying times in the 100 back, 100 fly and 200 IM.
Favorite food: Italian pasta
Favorite class: Math
Pregame ritual: Staring at water before a race. “I get in a zone when I do that.”
Favorite movie: Star Trek (J.J. Abrams version)
Last book read: Maximum Ride by James Patterson
Favorite song: Turn on the Radio, Reba McIntyre
Career plans: Engineering
Nominations should be sent to email@example.com and must be received by noon on Sunday.