Athletes of the Week

| Sports | November 1, 2018

Brittany Buckingham competes in multiple sports for the Santa Clarita Special Olympics. She is a member of the all-women’s basketball team, the Divas, along with tennis, bowling, and swimming. She also currently plays on one of the volleyball teams.

According to Brittany’s current father-daughter coaches, Jay and Taylor Schubert, “Brittany has the best attitude and is always works hard.”

Brittany says she likes Special Olympics because she “likes to hang out with people and make
friends. It is good exercise too!”

Brittany works in a local day program during the week.

David Escobedo began competing in Special Olympics (SO) while attending Valencia High. He has competed in floor hockey, bowling, and


“I feel powerful when I spike the ball. Our team has at least 10 medals with Coach Jay’s volleyball team,” said David.

Coach Jay Schubert and his daughter, Coach Taylor, have this to say about David: “He has made great improvements in his volleyball playing. He was phenomenal in the fall games and helped in our win.”

The biggest reason David likes SO is because of the friends he has and continues to make. David is also in a local day work program.

Zach Johnson, Hart Football

The junior quarterback combined to score six total touchdowns in Hart’s 60-27 win over Golden Valley on Friday. Johnson completed 20-of-30 pass attempts for 313 yards and four touchdowns in through the air. He added another 80 yards and two touchdowns on four carries for the Indians.

Kelli Butler, Trinity Classical Academy Cross-Country

Repeating as the Heritage League Girls Cross Country champion, Butler finished in first place with a time of 22 minutes and 24 seconds at the Heritage League finals, which were held at the American Jewish University on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Butler led the Trinity girls’ team to a Heritage League title, beating Faith Baptist by one point.

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