The Mid-Columbia Athletes of the Week for October 1, 2009.
Sydney Disselkamp, Sr., Tri-Cities Prep
She had 55 kills, 28 blocks and nine aces in five wins, including two league matches, and then led Prep to the Jaguar Invite title.
Jori Skorpik, Sr., Kamiakin
She scored a goal in a CBBN win over Moses Lake, then had two goals and two assists in a CBBN win over Eastmont.
Dyrel Whitby, Sr., Connell
He rushed for 108 yards and two touchdowns, and at middle linebacker had 11 tackles and an interception in a win over River View
Stephanie Tixier, Fr., Hanford
She won the 50- and 100-yard freestyles at separate meets in state times and also anchored two state-qualifying relay teams.
Ethan Tonnemaker, Jr., Royal
He won the Connell Invite, running a career-best 16:27 on the 5-kilometer course, and led the Knights to the 1A team title.
* Athletes of the Week are selected by the Herald sports staff and run Thursdays. Coaches with an athlete to nominate should e-mail email@example.com by noon Mondays.