Local golfer Madalyn Ardueser, a two-time 5A Girl's District Champion, was recently chosen to play in the 2014 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach.
Ardueser was chosen for the official champions tour event by national panel of judges who evaluated golfers on playing ability and a comprehension of life skills.
“It's one of the best courses in the world, you know, and I've heard so many great things about it, like the scenery. I've also heard it's really tough. So it will be a great challenge i can't wait,” said Ardueser.
Alycia Wodke’s competitive talent came at a young age. When she was in the sixth grade she was already competing with on the eighth grade team. Now a senior in high school, Wodke is trying to lead her team to successful season.
Last season, the Willamette Wolverines Girl’s Volleyball team made it all the way to the 5A state title game, an unforgettable experience for Wodke.
"We finally made it to that spot, I mean first time ever at Willamette so I was super proud that we did that as a team together,” the Prep Athlete of the Week said.
“The biggest thing I've tried to grow at is a leader. I think my freshman year I struggled trying to get people to play with me and you know I'm still working at that every day so I can make my team work together as a group so we can win together.”
In last week's 2A state title baseball game, Monroe junior pitcher Austin Crowson was faced with adversity.
Tied at 1 in the top of the 7th inning, a routine groundball turned into an error.
"You can't worry about something that happened," he said. "You can't worry about the last play, you have to keep just going."
And keep going he did, striking out 11 and giving up just four hits on the way to a state championship.
If there was anyway Crowson's performance could have been overshadowed, this may have been it: tied up at 1 in the bottom of the 7th, Monroe's Zach Gwillim - subbed in to pinch hit for the first time in the postseason - stepped to the plate and hit a walk-off game-winning homerun.
Marist Track and Field star Liam Henshaw took the state crown long jump at Hayward Field on Friday while dealing with a nagging ankle injury.
He edged out the next closest opponent by just a quarter of an inch with a jump of 23’, ¾”.
“Every time I come to Hayward I seem like I compete better, and I think it's the Hayward magic, you know? To be able to come here the next four years and compete at the same place is awesome, I’m so excited,” Henshaw said.