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NHS Athlete of the Week: Ciara Bryan
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After recording four hits in back-to-back games against Luella and Alcovy in the Region 2-AAAAAA softball postseason tournament, Newton shortstop Ciara Bryan has been named Rams Athlete of the Week.

Bryan finished the first two games of the tournament with a 4-for-6 mark at the plate, while scoring three runs at the lead-off position for the Rams.

The Newton sophomore recorded triples in both contests, while helping the Rams to a 5-3 victory over Luella in the tournament's first round.

"Athletically, she has everything you could want in a ball player," Newton head coach Virginia Waters said. "She's quick, she can bunt, she can hit for power and she has an amazing arm."

Bryan said her teammates are the best part about playing softball.

"Having them by my side and fighting through every game is the best part," she said. "I know that my teammates always have my back."

Bryan and the Newton Rams return to action today in tournament play. The Rams will take on Luella at 4:30 p.m. at Alcovy for a spot in the tournament final.