High School Sports

Athletes of the Week for October 8, 2009

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


Erica Burmood, Sr., Walla Walla

She won the 100-yard butterfly in a state-qualifying time of 59.97 seconds, and also took third in the 200 IM at the Mukilteo Invite.


Brianna Casper, Sr., Connell

She scored four goals in a 6-1 win over Highland, then scored another goal and added three assists in a 4-0 win over Warden.


Israel Manzo, Soph., Sunnyside

He kicked a game-winning 27-yard field goal to beat Pasco, capping a day in which he rushed for 82 yards also caught a TD pass.


Krysta Olberding, Sr., Richland

She had 31 assists and 12 digs in a CBBN sweep of Pasco and 29 assists, nine aces and seven digs in a sweep of Chiawana.

Cross Country

Marisa Vander Malle, Sr., Pasco

She placed second in a CBBN meet, then won the Bulldog Invite by nearly 2 1/2 minutes at the Big Cross course on Road 36.

* 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.