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Chelan schools recognize their Student Athletes of the Week!

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Xitlali Cruz and Benjy Williams are chosen as this week’s Chelan Student Athletes of the week. (Photos courtesy of Lake Chelan Schools)

Each week, coaches from Chelan High School and Chelan Middle School nominate Student Athletes in their programs that excel in their sport that week. The schools recognize their Student Athletes for their efforts and appreciate them representing the Lake Chelan School District wearing the “Chelan” uniform.

Each Student Athlete of the Week winner will receive a FREE cheeseburger, fries and drink from B.C. MacDonalds in downtown Chelan, and their picture hung outside Chelan HS/MS athletic office for the week.

Thank you to Brent and Afni MacDonald of B.C. MacDonalds for their support of Chelan Athletics and the Lake Chelan School District.

Benjy Williams.

This week’s CMS Student Athlete of the Week is Benjy Williams. Benjy plays 7th Grade Basketball.

“Benjy recorded 15 points, 6 assists, 6 steals and 5 rebounds in 2 games against Ephrata and Orchard Middles schools,” Coach Boyd said. “Benjy is a great teammate and hard worker.  He has been a consistent contributor, helping the 7th grade team get off to a 5-1 start to the season.”

Other CMS nominees this week were:

Pablo Mendez – 7th grade Basketball

Pablo was able to swing with both the B and the A team. He came in for one quarter on the B team and was able to score 8 consecutive points to put the B team ahead by 6. His defense allowed us to create an even larger lead that grew to around 12 and Orchard could not recover. Good work on the offensive as well as the defensive end. – Coach Reister

Nate Harding – 8th grade Basketball                           

Nate has had a great season. This week scored in double figures in both games, with victories over Ephrata and Orchard.  Nate is becoming the coach on the floor, and he is learning all those things that go into being a true point guard. – Coach Stamps

Xitlali Cruz.

This week’s CHS Student Athlete of the Week is Xitlali Cruz. Xitlali plays High School Girls Basketball.

“Xitlali had an outstanding start to her high school career,” Coach Nygreen said. “Xitlali had 25 points in the games against Granger and Tonasket. She combined with her teammates to hold Tonasket to 7 points in the first half and 2 points in the 2nd quarter. Cruz is a tenacious defender who anticipates ball movement and is routinely in the proper defensive place. She works hard at practice and is constantly seeking to improve.”  

Other CHS nominees this week were:

Billie Corter – Wrestling

Billie has been working hard all season and is a first year wrestler. This weekend at the Deer Park Tournament we needed a varsity 113 lb wrestler Friday night for our team dual and then for our tournament Saturday. She stepped up and volunteered to step in and cover our 113 lb spot. This means she had to wrestle guys and fought the whole time. Great job Billie. – Coach Chambers

Quinn Stamps – Boys Basketball

Quinn had 19 points, 10 rebounds vs. Tonasket and he had 21 points, 14 rebounds vs. Granger. Quinn was a tireless worker and iron man for the team in both of his first 2 games.  – Coach Jeff Pearl 

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees for Student Athlete of the Week!

(Submitted by Rob Rainville)




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