Tyler Kolek was expected to be a dominant pitcher this season for Shepherd, Texas, and he hasn’t disappointed. On Friday, he threw a five-inning no-hitter in a 10-0 defeat of Liberty, striking out 11 batters, pushing his no-hit total to 15 innings to start the season.
The 6-6, 245-pound right-hander threw 64 pitches, including 45 for strikes. He has 35 strikeouts in only 16 innings.
In his first two outings, he threw five no-hit innings in a 3-0 defeat of Lumberton and five innings in a 2-0 defeat of Tarkington (Cleveland).
Kolek leads the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Performances of the Week. The rest of the top performances:
Brady Baer, boys basketball, Akron, Colo.
Senior guard broke the state record for career points with a 40-point game in his team’s 81-64 defeat of Meeker in a state 2A quarterfinal on Thursday. He went on to score 31 points in a 66-57 state semifinal defeat of Lutheran (Parker) on Friday and 34 points in a 58-53 state final loss to Sanford on Saturday. He finished his career with 2,627 points. The previous mark was 2,551, set by Brian Wood of Buena Vista from 1997 to 2001.
Tyler Bench, baseball, Palmetto, Fla.
Senior left-hander threw his second no-hitter of the season, defeating Manatee (Bradenton) 1-0 on March 12. In seven innings, he threw 89 pitches, including 69 for strikes, with 12 strikeouts.
Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, N.J., boys track and field
The Colts led three schools that improved upon the national record in the boys indoor 4xmile relay Saturday at the New Balance Nationals at the New York City Armory. CBA finished in 17 minutes, 7.17 seconds, besting the old record of 17:20.20, set in 2012 by Chariho (Wood River Junction, R.I.). Gig Harbor, Wash., was second in 17:08.44 and Brentwood, Tenn., was third in 17:15.58. CBA’s Tommy Rooney, running the anchor leg, passed and then held off Gig Harbor’s Wolfgang Beck to clinch the win for CBA.
Jaden Hobbs, girls basketball, Alva, Okla.
Sophomore guard scored a state-tournament single-game record 45 points, including the winning free throw, in a 63-62 defeat of Washington in a state 3A semifinal on Friday. One night later, she scored 31 points to help her team defeat Adair 49-40 for the state 3A title. She also set the tournament record with 107 points in three games.
Sabrina Ionescu, girls basketball, Miramonte, Orinda, Calif.
Sophomore forward scored 35 points, including eight in the final minute and 17 seconds of a 92-87 defeat Tuesday of Carondelet (Concord) in CIF Open Division Northern regional championship.
Stanley Johnson, boys basketball, Mater Dei, Santa Ana, Calif.
Senior guard scored 38 points in a 67-64 double-overtime defeat of Etiwanda (Rancho Cucamonga) in state Open Division semifinal on Tuesday.
Gardenia Machuca, softball, Homedale, Idaho
Sophomore went 6-for-10 with eight RBI in a doubleheader sweep of McCall-Donnelly (McCall) on Saturday.
Justin Steele, baseball, George County, Lucedale, Miss.
Senior left-hander threw a seven-inning no-hitter with 16 strikeouts in a 6-0 defeat of Pascagoula on Tuesday. An infield error in the seventh cost him a perfect game.
Colin Tierney, boys track and field, Bishop Hendricksen, Warwick, R.I.
Senior distance runner broke a five-year-old Rhode Island record, finishing the 5,000-meter run at the New Balance Nationals in 15 minutes, 4.15 seconds. The old mark of 15:13.13 was set in 2009 by Nick Ross of East Greenwich.