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Athletes of the Week

Billy Newman

September 17, 1996

Santa Margarita, Senior; Football/Running Back

The Eagles' longest play from scrimmage against Trabuco Hills was their first, a 75-yard touchdown pass by quarterback Carson Palmer. After that it was all Newman. He rushed 33 times for 353 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-24 victory. "Every time he touched the ball we were getting first downs," Coach Jim Hartigan said.

Chris Hayward/Football/Quarterback

* San Clemente, senior. Passed for 324 yards and rushed for 117 in a 33-20 loss to El Toro.

Dave Ploog/Water Polo/Two-Meter Man

* La Habra, senior. Scored 14 goals in a 21-10 victory over Cypress in a nonleague game.

Nick Russell/Cross-Country

* Orange, senior. Won the Division II senior race at the Laguna Hills Invitational, running three miles in 15 minutes 16 seconds.

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