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Athletes of the Week

Michelle Churnock

March 21, 1995

Foothill, Senior

Softball/Shortstop

Churnock started the week slowly, going hitless in four at-bats in a 5-1 victory over Capistrano Valley in the first round of the Laguna Hills tournament, but she soon picked up steam. She got a hit eight of her next 12 times at the plate and was named the offensive most valuable player after Foothill beat Marina in the title game. The Knights' leadoff batter, Churnock creates runs with her speed. For instance, she scored the winning run in a 7-6 victory over Fountain Valley by scoring from second after a fly ball to left center she was tagging up on dropped in.

Basketball

Rhonda Gondringer

* Mater Dei, junior. Had 17 points and 10 rebounds in the Monarchs' 52-50 loss to Atherton Sacred Heart in the State Division I championship game.

Melanie Pearson

* Woodbridge, junior. Had 15 points, seven rebounds, four steals and three assists as the Warriors beat Sacramento El Camino, 55-40, for the State Division II title.

Softball

Kathy Moore

* Garden Grove, sophomore. Pitched a no-hitter with eight strikeouts in an 11-0 victory over Rancho Alamitos in the Garden Grove tournament.

Track and field

Eliaser Estrada

* Santa Ana Valley, senior. Won the 800 meters in 2:24 and the 1,600 in 5:27 at the Santa Ana City meet.

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