NIAA honors local athletes
November 2, 2002
Carson High School’s Frank Bleuss, along with Javier Vega and Jesse Gutierrez of Dayton and Amanda Crabb of Virginia City were among the NIAA-Chevron High Performance Athletes of the Week for the week of October 14-19.
Bluess, a senior who missed the better part of three games with a concussion earlier in the season, rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns on 14 attempts (8.2 yards per carry) and passed for 53 yards and two touchdowns in Carson’s 56-7 Sierra League football victory at North Valleys.
Teammate Chris Kotter, a senior running back, was also honored for the week of Oct. 7-12 for a performance in which he had 18 carries for 215 yards and three touchdowns in Carson’s 42-14 victory at Wooster.
On the soccer field, Vega tallied six goals and four assists as Dayton posted a 2-1 record in Norther 3A action for the week of October 16-19.
Vega, a senior, had two hat tricks in the three games.
“Two hat tricks in one week is impressive. He has never been carded. He is a great leader,” said Dayton coach Tim Logan.
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Gutierrez added eight goals and three assists for the week. Gutierrez, a junior, has 16 goals on the season. The Dust Devils fell 6-5 against Yerington before rebounding for a 9-0 win at Fernley and a 4-1 victory against Lowry.
“He is a team captain and a great team player. He (also) had two hat tricks in one week,” said Logan.
Crabb had five kills, 11 digs and eight service points in a 1A Northern volleyball win against McDermitt. Crabb, a senior, served at a 100-percent clip for the Muckers.
The NIAA staff selects one boy and one girl each week from each of the four classifications to be the NIAA-Chevron High Performance Athlete of the Week. Coaches and administrators are responsible for nominating candidates.