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Bettendorf's Matthew Garside hits his tee shot on the ninth hole at TPC Deere Run during the Cedar Rapids Washington Invitational earlier this season. Garside was the Iowa Class 4A state medalist last weekend. 

Athletes of the week

Cole Franks

School: Ridgewood

Sport: Football

Year: Senior

The quarterback completed 7 of 9 passes for 285 yards and four touchdowns last Friday in the Spartans' 42-14 win over West Central. Franks, who had missed the previous two games with injury, also ran in a two-point conversion and threw for one along with making a pair of point-after kicks. The 6-foot-1 and 210-pound standout has thrown for more than 750 yards this season.

Matthew Garside

School: Bettendorf

Sport: Boys golf

Year: Senior

The Iowa recruit became the school's third state medalist and first in 15 years after shooting a 6-under 65 at Brown Deer Golf Club in Coralville last Friday at the Class 4A state tournament. Garside had seven birdies and just one bogey in his round as the event was shortened to 18 holes because of weather. The 65 was the lowest round shot in a state tournament in 17 seasons. 

Payton Heath

School: Davenport West

Sport: Football

Year: Junior

The 6-foot-1 and 180-pound tight end caught a career-high seven passes for 112 yards and three touchdowns in West's 28-27 win over Burlington last Friday. Heath had touchdown receptions covering 11, 26 and 12 yards from quarterback Zach Trevino. His last two TDs allowed the Falcons to overcome a 14-point deficit in the second half for their first district win in program history.

Teams of the week

Moline girls tennis

Last week: claimed Big Six championship

Thanks to a title from the doubles team of Monika Birski and Lauren Myers, Moline dethroned Alleman to earn its first league title in four years. Birski and Myers beat teammates Olivia Sander and Makayla Castillo in the final. It was Sander and Castillo that clinched the team championship with its upset win over Alleman's Lucy Rector and Brooke McKeown in three sets in the semifinals.

Riverdale boys golf

Last week: won regional and sectional titles

The defending Illinois Class 1A champions captured a regional title at Putnam County and a sectional crown at Oregon. The Rams shot 320 at Silver Ridge to win sectionals by nine shots over Winnetka North Shore. Riverdale's Anthony Ruthey was the medalist with a 73 while Gannon Haskins (81), Ryan Bussert (83) and James Moorhusen (83) were among the team's low four. 

Wilton volleyball

Last week: placed first at Washington tournament

Coach Brenda Grunder's team went 5-0 and didn't drop a set in claiming the tournament at Washington last Saturday. The state-ranked Beavers have won seven straight and were 28-3 for the season going into Tuesday night's River Valley Conference tournament. Senior Aubrey Putman compiled 41 kills and freshman Peyton Souhrada had 85 assists in the weekend tournament. 

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