NOTE: Each week, the sports editors of swews4u.com; A.J. Gates (Grant County Herald Independent), Jason Nihles (Platteville Journal), Tom "Gunner" Gunnell (Republican Journal) and Erik Olson (The Richland Observer) will combine to nominate our "Prep Performers of the Week" in volleyball, cross country, boys soccer, girls swimming and girls golf. If don't agree with our rankings or you feel we missed a standout performance, feel free to post a comment and plead your case.
PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK (Sept. 13-20) -
Rylie Bausch, middle hitter (Potosi, jr.) - had 11 kills and 6 aces in Potosi's 3-1 win at Cassville last Tuesday, then totaled 15 kills and 7 blocks in the Chieftains' sweep on Highland last Thursday. In her most recent match Bausch had another huge night with 18 kills, 7 blocks and 4 aces as Potosi's defeated in River Ridge in five games, 25-21, 21-25, 25-14, 20-25, 15-11, last night to take sole possession of first place in the Six Rivers West Conference.
Morgan McComish, setter (Shullsburg, sr.) – The Miners' setter distributed 24 assists in a three-game sweep of Benton last Tuesday. Her coach cited her spot-on setting as vital for the Miners' offense, which was struggling at the service line.
Alyssa Iserman, outside hitter (Southwestern, sr.) – formed a dynamic one-two punch with fellow senior Katelyn Hoppman as the Wildcats went 8-0 last week. Iserman floored 19 kills, had 21 digs and served up a team-high 17 aces as Southwestern went 6-0 on Saturday to win the Mayville Invitational. Last Tuesday Iserman contributed 10 kills in the Wildcats’ three-game sweep of Boscobel.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Jordan Jenks (Iowa-Grant, fr.) - finished 3rd out of 38 runners (18:39) and lead the I-G/Highland boys to the team title at the Sept. 13 North Crawford Invitational. For a team that was unable to field a full 7-man varsity roster at times in recent years, Tuesday's team victory is a big step for the Iowa-Grant boys' CC team.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Hannah Robiolio (Darlington, sr.) - finished third overall in 16:39 and placed first individually to lead the Lady Redbirds to the team title at the Dana Waddell Invitational in Marshall last Saturday.
Gian Pierre Manzette (Richland Center, jr.) - scored twice against Platteville/Lancaster to help the Hornets pull off a 2-2 draw with the league-leading Hillmen, then added another against River Valley as the Richland Center blanked River Valley 5-0 this past Tuesday. The Peruvian exchange student has led the Hornets to a 6-8-1 overall mark and a 5-2-1 second-place tie with Platteville/Lancaster in the Southwest Wisconsin Conference.
Stephanie Appleby (Southwestern) - finished second overall with a 50 at the Wildcat Triangular held at Cole Acres on Monday, Sept. 19.