High School Sports

Athletes of the Week for February 12, 2009

The Mid-Columbia Athletes of the Week for February 12, 2009.


Kayla Curtis, Soph., Kamiakin

She won district titles on the vault, uneven bars and floor exercise en route to capturing the all-around title with a 35.7 score.

Girls Basketball

Debbie Molsbarger, Sr., Connell

She had 16 points and seven assists in a victory over Kiona-Benton, and 19 points and three steals in a win over River View.

Boys Basketball

Robert Montano, Sr., Pasco

He averaged 15 points in wins over Post Falls, Sunnyside and Wenatchee; vs. the Panthers, he added six assists, five rebounds and four steals.


Shawn Olivarez, Sr., Sunnyside

He beat two top 10-ranked wrestlers to win the 135-pound title at the CBBN/GSL 3A subregional championships.


Tyler Pickett, Soph., Richland

He won district titles in the 100-yard breaststroke and 200 individual medley -- the latter in a meet-record 2 minutes, 0.86 seconds.


Yvette Yzaguirre, Sr., Pasco

She was the top area finisher at the 4A state championships, placing fourth with a total pinfall of 1,119 -- including a high game of 223.

* 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.