State Athletes of the Week
Boys: Kevin Lewis
(Locke, Los Angeles)
What a season Kevin had in a week. In a 84-72 victory over Rolling Hills Prep, he scored 31 points. Next, he poured in 47 points and had 13 rebounds in a 77-66 loss to Crenshaw, and bounced back with 34 points in a 101-79 pounding of Jefferson.
Girls: Sheila Lerit
Girls wrestling teams from 57 schools gathered at Vallejo High last weekend for the second annual state high school girls wrestling championships and Lerit was one of the most impressive individuals. Lerit took top honors in the 110-pound weight class and earned her third straight state championship. She won the first title when only club teams were involved. She won last year at 109 pounds. The event is not sanctioned by the California Interscholastic Association, but figures to attract more schools each year. Lerit helped Vallejo to a third-place finish in team standings behind first-place Vintage of Napa and second-place San Leandro.