The Mid-Columbia Athletes of the Week for November 24, 2010.
Dom Davis, Sr., Kamiakin
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At 6-foot, 200 pounds, Davis is quite a load for opposing defenses to bring down.
He rushed 16 times for 100 yards and a touchdown during Saturday’s 44-19 win over Mt. Spokane in the 3A quarterfinals.
He’s a monster on defense, too. Don’t think players haven’t heard.
“I think (Mt. Spokane RB Chase Naccarato) was actually scared I was going to hit him,” said Davis of his 32-yard interception return to open the scoring. “He looked at me, then looked back at the ball and it hit him in the shoulder pads. I caught it and ran it in.”
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite hobby: Playing basketball
Pregame routine: Zoning out in dead silence
Favorite athlete: Kobe Bryant
Most like to meet: Muhammad Ali
Best song on your iPod: Can’t be Touched, Roy Jones Jr.
Career plans: Underwater welding
Michelle Foster, Fr., Southridge
She’s only a freshman, so Foster will get a few more chances to bring a state title home to Southridge.
But her first time was something to remember. The agile midfielder scored the only goal of the match in the Suns’ 1-0 win over Prairie at the 3A Final Four in Lakewood, giving Southridge a third-place trophy — it’s second-highest finish ever in any sport.
“It’s a really good feeling and a great experience to have,” she said. “On the bus ride home, we were all in high spirits. I’ll remember it all.”
Favorite food: Fettucine alfredo
Favorite athlete: David Beckham
Favorite class: Computer applications
Must-have on the road: Water (“That’s all I drink.”)
Best song on iPod: I’m Going In, Lil Wayne
Last book read: Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson
Favorite movie: P.S. I Love You
Coaches nominations: Brittany Blackketter, Kennewick bowling. In four games last week, she averaged 202.25 pins, including a high game of 212 in the Lions’ home opener against West Valley.
Nominations should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received by noon on Sunday.