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Another week, another wild AOTW contest.
After more than 5,000 votes cast, two winners have been crowned.
Santa Maria freshman Cesar Garcia, a newcomer on the Saints baseball team, earned the male Athlete of the Week award as St. Joseph tennis standout Michahjuliana (MJ) Lundberg cruised to the female Athlete of the Week award.
What a week of voting. Not that there were dramatic finishes when the polls closed Friday. Rather, there were two dominant performances.
The girls Athlete of the Week is Righetti's Madisyn Cutliff. The Warrior basketball standout landed 1,241 total votes when the polls were closed on Friday. That was just enough to edge Santa Maria basketball star Carlissa Solorio, who finished with 1,044 total votes.
Though there were many deserving athletes at the Northern Santa Barbara County Athletic Round Table luncheon on Monday, two put fourth performances that rose above the rest.
Padhal was named Female Athlete of the Week after she helped the Spartans earn two Ocean League wins and clinch the school's first-ever girls basketball league title. Padhal had 24 points on 11-of-13 shooting in the 67-23 win over Tempton on Feb. 7. She had 12 points on 5-for-8 shooting on Feb. 4 in the Spartans' 53-38 win over St. Joseph.
Cabrillo wrestler Patrick Durham and VCA basketball player Lindsay Mikkelson earned Athlete of the Week honors at Monday's Northern Santa Barb…