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PREPS: Athletes of the week

03/04/2013, 2:44pm PST
By The Californian

A look at last week's top performances ...

Tim Borst

Tahquitz | Baseball

The senior homered in the first inning and threw two scoreless innings for the save Thursday as the Titans defeated Hemet 6-3 to earn a share of the Mountain Pass League championship.

Jordan Cavazos

Temecula Valley | Baseball

Cavazos doubled in two runs and pitched 5 1/3 innings for the victory Friday afternoon as the Golden Bears clinched a share of the Southwestern League championship with an 11-6 victory over Vista Murrieta. Temecula Valley entered the playoffs as the top-seeded team out of the Southwestern League.

Katie Cleary

Temecula Valley | Softball

Cleary twirled a complete-game masterpiece Thursday, successfully negotiating her way through a tough Vista Murrieta lineup as the Golden Bears earned a 3-1 Southwestern League victory. Cleary also drove in three runs in the contest.

Devin Deckert

Temescal Canyon | Boys swimming

Deckert's anchor leg of the 200-yard medley relay on Friday helped push his team to a victory in the event and to a section championship. Temescal Canyon's boys won the team title with 275 points, 20 ahead of second-place Beaumont.

David Groh

Chaparral | Baseball

Groh threw eight innings of no-hit ball against Murrieta Valley on Friday, and while he didn't get the win, the Pumas did, prevailing in a contest that began Friday night at The Diamond and ended at Murrieta Valley High School on Saturday morning. Chaparral's win in the 10-inning affair improved it to 13-13 on the regular season, making it eligible for a wild-card playoff berth.

Michael Howe

Great Oak | Boys golf

Howe shot a 72 on Thursday as the Wolfpack tied a program-best with a third-place finish at the CIF Southern Section team finals at Santa Barbara's Rancho San Marcos Golf Course. As a team, Great Oak shot 373.

Daniel Naus

Elsinore | Baseball

Just a sophomore, the right-hander took a no-hitter into the fifth inning and threw a two-hit shutout as the Tigers clinched the Sunbelt League title with an 18-0 whitewash of Paloma Valley. Naus also helped his cause at the plate, going 3-for-5 with three RBIs.

Brandon Porter

Murrieta Valley | Boys swimming

Porter won the 100 fly in a time of 49.54 on Saturday at the CIF SS Finals meet at Riverside City College. Porter also swam a leg of the Nighthawks' fifth-place 400 free relay team, and their third-place 200 medley relay.

Kate Santilena

Chaparral | Girls swimming

The junior was a double-winner at Saturday's CIF Southern Section Finals meet at Riverside City College, as she won section titles in both the 100-yard freestyle (51.49 seconds) and the 100 backstroke (56.31).

Corey Whitaker

Vista Murrieta | Boys track and field

The Nebraska-bound senior set a new Valley record in the shot put Saturday after he tossed the shot 61 feet to break a 23-year-old record that set by Hemet's Matt Wiley in 1989.

Michael White

Vista Murrieta | Boys tennis

White swept his singles matches at 6-3, 6-2, 6-0 on Friday afternoon as the Broncos downed Redlands and moved on to the Division III team tennis quarterfinals.

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