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Round Table Athletes of the Week Named

For the second straight week, a girls tennis player from Orcutt Academy captured top honors at the Northern Santa Barbara County Athletic Round Table.

At the weekly luncheon at Giavanni’s Pizza in Orcutt, Amanda Hsiung was awarded female athlete of the week after a pair of impressive performances. The senior swept six sets in two league wins, including a big 10-8 victory over Cabrillo last Tuesday.

Her final set win in the match with the Conquistadores, clinched the team win for the Spartans, who improved to 6-0 with the victory.

Two days later, Orcutt Academy beat Morro Bay to stay undefeated on the season. With a current record of 7-0, the Spartans are now ranked 7th in CIF-Southern Section Division 3.

Last week, Hsiung’s teammate Megan Vise was also named athlete of the week. The Spartans are seeking to win the first league championship in any sport in school history.

Meanwhile, Gabe Prendergast was named male athlete of the week after a big performance last Friday. The junior wide receiver/defensive back played an instrumental role in the Pirates 42-28 victory over Santa Maria.

In the game, Prendergast caught 14 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns. He also added a 50-yard touchdown run. On defense, he recorded five tackles, including a crucial tackle for loss of yardage on 4th down while the game was tied 28-28. He also added a sack in helping the Pirates stayed undefeated at 5-0. Santa Ynez is currently ranked 4th in CIF-SS Division 10.

For the season, Prendergast has caught 32 passes for 764 yards and eight touchdowns. He also has two rushing touchdowns to lead the team with 10 total.

At the Santa Barbara Round Table, athlete of the week awards went to Demetrius Vinson of Santa Barbara City College and Alex Pitchford of San Marcos.

Vinson rushed for 188 yards and scored a team-record five touchdowns in the Vaqueros 47-18 win over College of hte Desert. Pitchford posted a career-best 39 to help lead the Royals girls golf team to a 217-222 over Dos Pueblos. The loss was the first in Channel League action for the Chargers in 17 years.

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