Oceanside High School’s Gavin Allen and Ashley Tuggle got their respective spring sports seasons off to a flying start, which earned them the Knockout Pizza Athletes of the Week.
Allen led the OHS boys golf team to three consecutive victories and was the medalist (lowest scorer) in two of the three matches. The junior shot a season-low round of 41 and was the first Pirate golfer to earn medalist honors in more than two years. Oceanside defeated Mission Vista and Bonsall twice during their 3-0 week.
Tuggle, a senior, was a key contributor in the circle and at the plate as the Pirates’ softball team looked to improve on last year’s trip to the semifinals. In a 9-8 road win over Mar Vista, Tuggle came on in relief to defeat the Mariners, who knocked OHS out of the playoffs last season. Then, against Christian, Tuggle had a two-run single that sparked a Pirates’ rally en route to an 11-7 victory.