Athletes of the Week

Mariyah Banks, Golden Valley; Jordan Kemps, Merced

Mariyah Banks

School: Golden Valley

Sport: Track and Field

Class: Senior

Events: 800 and 1600

The Week: Banks won a pair of individual titles at the County Clash Meet this past weekend at Veterans Stadium. Banks won the 800 meter race in a time of 2 minutes and 24.32 seconds. She recorded a time of 5:19.56 in the 1600.

Jordan Kemps

School: Merced

Sport: Baseball

Class: Senior

Position: Pitcher

The Week: Kemps threw a complete game to pick up the win in a 7-1 win over Buhach Colony. Kemps struck out seven and gave up just one walk and two hits. He didn't allow an earned run.

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This story was originally published April 3, 2014 1:28 PM.

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