High School Sports

Athletes of the Week for January 8, 2009

The Mid-Columbia Athletes of the Week for January 8, 2009.

Girls Basketball

Laura Hughes, Jr., Hanford

The 6-foot-2 post scored 51 points and grabbed 41 rebounds in nonleague wins over Lapwai, Cheney and Southridge.


Nicco Moreno, Fr., Moses Lake

He won 130-pound titles and Outstanding Wrestler honors at the Pacific Northwest Classic and the Free-Berry Classic in Pendleton.


Tristan Peterson, Soph., Southridge

She swept all four events and won the all-around with 34.5 points at a CBBN meet at Garland’s Gym in Kennewick.

Boys Basketball

Clint Smith, Sr., Richland

He had a career-high 29 points, 10 rebounds and four steals in a win over Hermiston; also scored 9 points in a victory over Davis.

* Athletes of the Week are selected by the Herald sports staff and run Thursdays. Coaches with an athlete to nominate should e-mail rferran@tricityherald.com by noon Mondays.