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PCH Prep Athletes of the Week - Prescott's Alex Helmer and Spring Valley's Taylor Leach

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The Pierce County Herald's Athletes of the Week were Prescott's Alex Helmer and Spring Valley's Taylor Leach.

Helmer did well on multiple fronts in last week's PHS shutout of St. Croix Falls in football.  He threw a touchdown pass, had a pair of interceptions and had big punt return as the Cardinals improved to 2-0.

Leach, a newcomer to the Spring Valley girls' cross country team this fall, was impressive in her very first varsity race at the Boyceville Varsity Invitational. Making it through a fast-paced race in brutally hot conditions, Leach was able to finish the 4000-meter course in the top 25 under 20 minutes.

The PCH Athletes of the Week award is sponsored by State Farm Insurance of Ellsworth.