Athletes of the Week for April 28

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDApril 28, 2013 

TAYLOR AND MADISON HARRIS

School: Sehome

Sport: Girls' tennis

Year: Sophomores

Event: No. 1 doubles

What they did: The Harris sisters beat Ferndale's Taylor Knutson and Hannah Pitch 6-1, 6-0 on Monday, April 22, Bellingham's Kate Troutman and Cari Pearsall 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday, April 23, Burlington-Edison's Mariah Swanson and Heaven Henry 7-6 (7), 2-6, 6-3 on Wednesday, April 24, and Squalicum's Makena DeGolier and Zoe Roberts 6-2, 6-1 on Friday, April 26. The wins over Bellingham and Burlington were instrumental in keeping the Mariners perfect this year and in line for a NWC team championship. The Harris sisters are 11-0 so far this season.

Coach's quote: "Twins, Taylor and Madison were meant to be partners. They communicate well together, always encourage each other and they can get the other fired-up when needed. They are very coachable kids, and they take advice and constructive criticism in the spirit in which it is meant. They are fun to have on the team." - Bonna Giller

RYAN WALLEN

School: Blaine

Sport: Boys' golf

Year: Senior

What he did: Wallen shot a 2-under par 70 to win a Northwest Conference match at Similk Beach Golf Course on Tuesday, April 16, becoming the first NWC golfer to shoot below par this spring. Wallen leads the conference through four matches with a 73.8 scoring average.

Coach's quote: "To shoot a 2-under par at any golf course is a nice job. He played really well. ... He was just hitting his shots well. He was finding the greens in regulation and then made a few of his putts. He was really consistent. He's been fairly consistent all year. He had a stretch where he played par for three straight matches. I know he's been a little frustrated getting on a lot of greens in regulation and singeing the hole. It was nice to see a few putts drop for him." - Steve Barthlow

Athletes of the Week are selected by the Sports staff of The Bellingham Herald from a list of student athletes nominated by their coaches for their accomplishments. Coaches, please submit your nominations to david.rasbach@bellinghamherald.com by 3 p.m. on Friday for consideration.

OTHER NOMINEES

? Mariah Miller, Bellingham girls' tennis

? Taylor Paul, Bellingham boys' golf

Reach DAVID RASBACH at david.rasbach@bellinghamherald.com or call 715-2271.

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