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Athletes of the Week

June 04, 1996

Brandon Smith

Canyon, Junior

Baseball/Designated hitter

Smith, one of the Comanches' top hitters, suffered a slight slump late in the Century League season, but he fully recovered during the playoffs, when he had 14 runs batted in five games. Last week, he was especially productive. He had seven RBIs, including a grand slam, in a 9-1 victory over Tustin in the Division II semifinals Tuesday and two more RBIs in a 5-1 victory over Upland in the title game Saturday. "He's seeing the ball really well right now," Canyon Coach Mike Najera said. "It looks like a beach ball to him."

Tennis

Adam Artunian

Chase Exon

* Woodbridge, sophomores. Artunian and Exon each swept his singles sets in the Warriors' 10-8 victory over Palos Verdes Peninsula in the Division I championship match.

Shaun Harris

David Lin

* Sunny Hills. Harris, a senior, and Lin, a freshman, won their doubles sets, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2, in the Lancers' 10-8 loss to San Marino in the Division II final.

Track and Field

Scott Moser

* Huntington Beach, junior. Won the state title in the discus in a personal-best 185 feet 7 inches.

Steve Michels

* Brethren Christian, senior. Won the state pole vault title, clearing 16-2.

Elliott Parks

* El Toro, junior. Won the high jump at the state championships, clearing 6-10.

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