Girls basketball the focus of Athlete of the Week poll

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With the arrival of 2010, we are back on line with our Placer Sports Athlete of the Week feature. Three new candidates have been chosen from the high schools throughout the Gold Country Media footprint – covering Placer County as well as the communities of Folsom and El Dorado Hills. Voting will run from Monday through Sunday each week. Log on each week to check out the new nominees and cast your vote. The new poll includes a trio of girls basketball players who enter their respective league seasons on a roll. Whitney High senior guard Kristina Fahey, the team captain, has been a force for the Wildcats this season. She scored in double figures in all five games last week. Audrey Lewis, a senior guard for the Colfax High girls basketball team, helped the Lady Falcons post a 3-1 record and finish in seventh place at the recent 16-team Folsom Tournament. Lewis bucketed 11 points against Elk Grove in a 54-35 Colfax win and also had the winning free throws in a 42-41 victory over Livermore. Sara James has led the Oak Ridge varsity girls' team to a 10-0 start to the season, averaging 21 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals a game. She's was named the Most Valuable Player in all three of the team's tournaments. Which athlete do you prefer? Log on to and vote. While you’re there, leave us a comment giving the reasons for your choice, and then hang around the site and check out the other features available there.