The Mid-Columbia Athletes of the Week for November 11, 2011.
Devyn Humphreys, Senior, Walla Walla
Last week had its highs and lows for Humphreys and her Blue Devils teammates.
The Walla Walla volleyball team fell a set short of advancing to the Class 4A state tournament, falling to Central Valley in five sets in a regional tournament match.
“We gave it everything we had,” Humphreys said. “So it was a good bittersweet kind of feeling.”
What wasn’t bittersweet for Humphreys was beating Richland — and then Wenatchee — to win the CBBN 4A district tournament late last month.
“Beating Richland was something we’ve been wanting to do for a long time. They are so good,” she said. “Winning the district championship was just amazing. That was my favorite volleyball memory for sure.”
The win against the Bombers was the first in Humphreys’ three-year varsity career.
Favorite food: Chinese
Favorite athlete: Misty May-Treanor
Most like to meet (living or dead): Marlon Brando
Any unusual talents?: Can drink a giant slurpee in under 30 seconds
Favorite class: Agriculture Business
Pregame/race ritual: We always do a dance that is called Ride the Pony
Favorite movie: Pride and Prejudice
Favorite TV show: Friends
Best song on your iPod: Vienna by Billy Joel
Dream vacation: Going back to Italy, as she did last summer.
Million dollars: Buy a slurpee machine, and a boat
Isaac Anderson, Senior, Prosser
Anderson scor-ed three rushing touchdowns and rushed for 108 yards and caught a touchdown pass as the Mustangs wrapped up an undefeated CWAC 2A league title with a 54-6 win at Grandview last Friday.
Now the real season begins for Anderson and his teammates: The playoffs.
Prosser hosts Spokane-West Valley at 1 p.m. Saturday hoping to make up for a poor showing against the last Spokane school it played — East Valley, which hammered it in the 2010 quarterfinals.
“We’re feeling pretty strong,” Anderson said. “We have a lot of guys whose heads are in it. We have a lot of talent on this team and we are ready to play. Everyone is pumped.”
Favorite food: Everything. I like to eat.
Favorite nonsport activity: Hanging out with friends.
Favorite athlete: Adrian Peterson
Most like to meet (living or dead): Peyton Manning
Favorite class: Calculus.
Pregame/race ritual: I always take a 5-hour energy drink. I guess it works. I’ve never played without one.
Must-have on the road: Music
Favorite movie: The Hangover
Last book read (not for school): Uncommon by Tony Dungy
Best song on your iPod: Lose Yourself, Eminem
Career plans: Physical Therapist
Favorite stadium/course/field: Lampson or Moses Lake
Dream vacation: Go to Tacoma
Million dollars: Go buy a car
Coaches nominations: Nominations should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received by noon Sunday.