Joaquin Alvarez and Tariq Byrd, Jefferson football. Alvarez put on a show in the Grizzlies’ third straight win, a 48-8 rout of South City. The senior was 16-of-22 passing for a season-high 272 yards and a career-best six touchdown throws. Byrd was his best target on the night, as the junior receiver totaled five catches for a career-high 120 yards and two touchdowns.
Emma Madgic, Aragon girls’ cross-country. The Lady Dons took fifth place at the Earlybird Cross-Country Invitational Saturday at Toro Park. And Madgic led the way. The senior recorded the top time of five solid Aragon performances, crossing the finish line in 19 minutes, 21 seconds, the ninth-best overall girls’ time and fourth among seniors. Aragon senior Beata Gold added a time of 20:16; freshman Caitlin Clark a 20:53; freshman Mary Torres a 21:44; and sophomore Niyati Reddy a 21:44.
Josh Poulos, Menlo School boys’ water polo. The Knights captured the championship at the St. Francis Invitational for the second time in three years, and Poulos was a big reason why. The junior goalkeeper dominated the cage, totaling 25 saves vs. 10 goals allowed in Menlo’s three victories. In a defensive standoff against De La Salle in the semifinals, a 4-2 Knights win, Poulos totaled 12 saves. He went on to total nine in the championship game, a 9-7 victory over Buchanan.
Tommy Barnds, Sacred Heart Prep football. The senior running back had never rushed for triple-digits in three varsity seasons — until Friday night. Then Barnds broke loose in a 39-6 drudging of Hillsdale, carrying 10 times for career-high 162 yards and two touchdowns.
Carly Watts, Terra Nova girls’ water polo. The Lady Tigers are off to a 4-0 start in PAL Ocean Division play and Watts has been the team’s anchor in the cage. The junior keeper allowed just one goal in two wins last week, 7-1 over San Mateo and 23-0 over Capuchino. The shutout against Cap marks Watts’ second of the year in league play.
Giovanni Fabiani-Wyatt and Jared Julian, Terra Nova football. The Tigers are off to a 4-0 start for the first time since 2013, most recently knocking off Piedmont in a 59-39 barnburner. Fabiani-Wyatt enjoyed a career night out of the backfield, as the senior carried 16 times for a career-high 178 yards and a touchdown. Julian, meanwhile, hit pay dirt six times, as the senior quarterback was 5-of-12 passing for 131 yards and two touchdowns, and rushing 15 times for 108 yards and four more TDs.
Stephanie Hu, Pacific Bay Christian volleyball. The Eagles opened Private School Athletic League North Division play with sweeps over Mid-Peninsula and Kehillah Jewish-Palo Alto last week. Despite making quick work of the latter, Pacific Bay got a big performance from Hu, as the senior outside hitter recorded a triple-double with 10 kills, 16 digs and 10 assists.
Julian Morin, Carlmont football. It was no secret Carlmont and San Mateo were going to attack each other via the ground game. Even keying on Morin was not enough to stop the senior, who rushed 14 times for 181 yards and a touchdown.
San Mateo girls’ golf. Senior Lynn Sasaki, sophomore Zoe Pang and freshman Lindsey Huang have each earned medalist honors as the Bearcats have jumped out to a 4-0 start in league play to find themselves atop the PAL Bay Division standings.
Elena Campell, Woodside volleyball. When the junior outside hitter gets going, look out. Her presence was certainly felt in the Wildcats’ four-set win last Tuesday over Burlingame. Campell didn’t record a single kill in Game 1, the only set Burlingame won. From there, she rocked a career-high 19 kills. She also totaled 15 digs to record a double-double, her first of two on the week. She also went for 16 kills and 12 digs during a pool-play win against Sacred Heart Prep in the Chris Chandler Invitational tournament Saturday at Menlo School.