Last week’s top high school athletes:
Boys basketball: Stefen Romero, Sunnyside. The Blue Devils got wins over Douglas, Santa Rita and Chandler, and Romero played a sizable role in all three victories.
Romero averaged 19 points a game versus the three teams, getting 25 in a 61-60 win over Santa Rita and 23 in the 67-61 win over Chandler.
Girls basketball: Alani Gaxiola, Nogales. She may barely stand 5 feet tall in her shoes, but the guard had a couple of big games to lead the Apaches.
Gaxiola smoked Pueblo for 37 points in a 68-56 win, hitting eight 3-pointers and notching a season’s best in scoring for local players. She then added 16 points later in the week in a 41-32 win over Mountain View.
Boys soccer: Frankie Parks, Tucson High. Parks played a role in several goals during the Badgers’ two wins last week.
Parks set up the game-tying goal in the 72nd minute during a 2-1 win over Sahuaro. Tucson later won the game in penalty kicks.
He then scored a goal in the 78th minute against Amphi to give his team a 1-0 lead. He then set up another goal in the 79th minute in the 2-0 victory.
Girls soccer: Jessica Switzer, Pueblo. Getting two game-winning goals in a season is tough enough, but Switzer did it twice in a week.
She scored the goal in a 1-0 win over Sunnyside. She was equal to the task two days later, getting a goal in the 32nd minute against Desert View to lead the Warriors to a 1-0 win.
Wrestling: Andrea Hughes, Catalina Foothills. While Hughes isn’t the first girl to compete in wrestling, very few girls had the day she had during a quadrangular meet with Salpointe Catholic, Flowing Wells and Cholla.
Hughes went 3-0 on the day, winning two matches by pins and earning another win by forfeit in the 103-pound class.