LA South: Athletes of the week

Ammar Moussa, Arcadia, Sr.

Moussa tied the course record at the Mt. SAC Invitational Team Sweepstakes on Saturday, running the 2.91 miles in 14:24 to guide the Arcadia boys' cross country team to a first-place finish. It was just the latest in a long list of accomplishments for the senior. Moussa won the state title last year and was named Gatorade Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. Teammate Sergio Gonzalez (14:44) came in second while Arcadia's other three runners also finished in the top 20, showing exactly why the Apaches are ranked No. 2 nationally. The group is slated to return to the scene for the preliminaries on Nov. 13.

Anne Cheng, Torrance, So.

Cheng claimed the Ocean League individual girls' golf championship by edging teammate Luciane Lee in a three-hole playoff Wednesday at Lakewood Country Club. The teammates each shot a 1-under-par 73 in the final round, but Cheng birdied the final hole to take the title. Torrance earned five of the league's seven individual berths for the upcoming CIF-SS Northern Regional.