Orange County: Athletes of the week

Emily Scharmann, Tesoro, So.

In the 44th running of the Orange County Championships hosted by Foothill, Scharmann had the best overall time (17:22) among girls as she led Tesoro to its first Sweepstakes title. The Titans' collective 89:14 was third-best all time on the modern course at Irvine Regional Park. On the boys' side, Trabuco Hills set a meet record (74:50) and TH's Jantzen Oshier (14:40) had the best overall time.

Chris Whitelegge, Newport Harbor, Sr.

The fifth-ranked Sailors won three matches, including a 6-4 victory over third-ranked El Toro with a strong defensive show anchored by the play of its goalkeeper. Whitelegge totaled 15 saves, the defense forced 17 turnovers and the Sailors (15-2) continued to excel despite having lost two players who transferred and one to disciplinary action this season. David Jorth scored three of Newport's six goals against El Toro (16-2).