Darrion Bartley, Pittsburg football: Rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns in 17carries as Pittsburg opened Bay Valley Athletic League play with a 47-33victory over the league’s defending champion, Freedom. Meika Beaudoin-Rousseau, Bellarmine College Prep cross
country: Had a dominant performance in the Crystal Springs Invitational championship race, breezing past his competition in 14:45.8, more than 13seconds faster than his time in the race last season and the 22nd-best time in the course’s history. Erika Cates, Gilroy water polo: Scored 15goals, to go with nine assists and nine steals, as Gilroy went 3-0for the week to run its record to 12-4on the season. Scott Chen, Monte Vista football: In his first varsity start at quarterback, Chen completed 9-of-13passes for 252yards and two touchdowns to help Monte Vista cruise past Dougherty Valley 46-7in East Bay Athletic League play. Zainab Hassanin, American-Fremont water polo: Had 18 goals, eight assists and eight steals to help American win four of its five matches on the week. Hassanin began this week with 54goals on the season. Chase Hofmann, Half Moon Bay football: Reached the end zone four times as Half Moon Bay improved to 6-0with a 3915 victory over Burlingame. Nick Hulman, Hillsdale football: Rushed for 125 yards and three touchdowns in 22carries as Hillsdale ran its record to 6-0with a 35-16victory over Sequoia. Isiah Kendrick, Serra football: Scored five touchdowns while rushing for 136yards in 12carries to help keep Serra undefeated in West Catholic Athletic League play with a 6421 victory over Archbishop Mitty. Gabriella Matafora, Mountain View water polo: Had seven goals, three assists and three steals as Mountain View cruised past rival Los Altos 21-11in SCVAL De Anza Division play.
Robert Miranda, Menlo cross country: Won the West Bay Athletic League meet at Crystal Springs, finishing the 2.95 miles in a course-record 15:21.1. Followed that up two days later with a win at Artichoke Invitational, running the 2.3-mile course in 11:49, the best time of the day and fifth fastest in the course’s history. Miranda, a senior, has won all four meets he has entered this season. Griffin Nelson, Bellarmine College Prep football: Back from injury for the first time this season, Nelson had four sacks, forced a fumble and made nine tackles to help lead the Bells to a 21-14victory over Archbishop Riordan.
Theori Oliver, Encinal football: Threw for 212 yards and four touchdowns and also ran for 78yards to help Encinal improve to 6-0with a 35-14victory over Mt. Eden. Zedric Petitt Brown, Kennedy-Fremont football: Inonly one half of action, he completed 7-of-15passes for 193yards and four touchdowns with zero interceptions in a 50-12victory over American. Gabriel Reclusado, Piedmont Hills football: Threw for 299yards and five touchdowns and also rushed for 102yards as Piedmont Hills defeated Westmont 49-21in BVAL Mt. Hamilton Division play. Donovan Rubin, Alhambra football: Scored on runs of 80, 30, and 67 yards, finishing with 250 all-purpose yards, as Alhambra topped Ygnacio Valley 28-12in a Diablo Athletic League Valley Division opener.
Emilio Simbeck, Menlo football: Completed 15-of-23 passes for 254yards and four touchdowns and also ran for a touchdown as Menlo improved to 2-0 in PAL Ocean Division play with a 48-13win over South San Francisco.
Kaleigh Tompkins, Freedom water polo: Had seven goals, two assists and three steals in a 15-9loss to Granada.
Anna Weirich, Harker cross country: Had the fastest time of the day among freshmen while taking seventh in her first varsity race, completing the Artichoke Invitational in 14:52.