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McKenzie Anderson, James Logan volleyball: Anderson, a sophomore, helped James Logan go 6-1 last week. She had 62 kills, 96 digs, 12 aces, six blocks in games against teams such as Bishop O’Dowd and Castro Valley.
Mackayla Chojnacky, San Ramon Valley flag football: Chojnacky, a freshman, pulled a total of 13 flags during Wednesday’s games against Dublin and California. The week before, Chojnacky returned an interception 25 yards.
Siena Ebeid, Priory volleyball: Ebeid, a sophomore libero, had six aces and 15 digs in a 3-0 victory over Pinewood. She has 26 aces and 43 digs in seven games this season.
Lauren Grgurina, California flag football: Grgurina, a senior, scored the only touchdown of Cal’s 7-0 victory over San Ramon Valley on Wednesday. Later in the week, the senior caught two touchdowns from Kylie Tabor, and returned one of her two interceptions for a touchdown.
Ariya Kaushek, Menlo School cross country: Kaushek, a sophomore, won the varsity girls’ race at the Woodbridge Invitational with a time of 18:15.9, ahead of 151 other runners on the 3.078-mile course.
Isabella Moen, Granada flag football: Moen, a senior, threw for 12 and 53-yard touchdowns, ran for a touchdown and passed for two 2-point conversions in a 42-6 victory over Livermore. Moen completed 10 of 19 passes for 171 yards, and ran the ball three times for 34 yards.
Alexa Musser, Los Gatos field hockey: Musser, a senior captain, scored a goal in a 2-0 victory over Archbishop Mitty. Musser, who also letters in softball, followed that up with a trio of goals in a 3-0 victory against St. Ignatius.
Reza Po, Sacred Heart Cathedral flag football: Po, a senior, caught two touchdown passes from quarterback Nicole Abunda to help SHC win its first flag football game. Po was named all-Bay Area News Group in basketball last season.
Selamawit Richardson, Oakland Tech flag football: Richardson, a wide receiver on the Oakland Tech flag football team, helped the Bulldogs get their first victory in program history against Benicia. She caught a touchdown in triple-coverage, one of four touchdown passes from QB Jhai Johnson.
Lyla Rivers, Antioch tennis: Rivers, a junior, shined in her first match at the No. 1 singles position. She defeated an opponent from Concord 6-1, 6-2 to lead Antioch to a 6-3 victory.