Athletes of the Week for the week of 10-31

Time now for our Athletes of the Week. We have some news on football week 10 matchups involving both Mount Si and Cedarcrest in a bit.

MOUNT SI – We head back to football this week, as we have our one and only “wild card” selection of the fall for the Wildcat boys’ fall sports teams. And it goes to a senior whose comeback story this fall has been nothing short of insanely spectacular. Trent Riley is a receiver, defensive back and kick returner for Mount Si, and he has scored 12 touchdowns this fall and logged over 1,100 all purpose yards, more than half of that receiving yardage. Three of those TD’s came last Friday in Mount Si’s 35-7 win over the Liberty Patriots, and Riley’s college stock has risen steadily throughout the season after he missed all of last season dealing with a knee injury. It would not surprise us in the least that some college will decide to give him a shot this fall, because if he can keep this up, he could be a considerable asset to a college football program somewhere.

CEDARCREST – The Red Wolves’ boys season for the most part came to an end last Saturday, as the team failed to qualify for state. It was a bittersweet end to what has been a strong era for the Cedarcrest boys’ XC program, but one which they hope to restart next season, and should be in good position to do so. Still, though, we want to recognize the four years that senior Cody Wanichek put into the program, which included a 32nd place finish in the district race at Lakewood High School in Arlington last Saturday, and two trips to state, one last year, the other in 2010, with an Athlete of the Week nod for this week. We would look for Wanichek to ply his running excellence next fall in a college program somewhere, and to build on the strong reputation Cedarcrest is developing in producing top men’s college cross country competitors.

A note that next week will end our Athletes of the Week for the fall with one last girls’ selection from both schools, then we will restart the AotW’s for the winter sports in a few weeks, probably around the first of December or so.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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