ATHLETE OF THE WEEK (Oct. 8-16): Andrew Gignac

Andrew Gignac has time to build his high school golf game; he’s still a sophomore. But the Warren Dragon has come a long way in a short time, finishing second in District 10 Class AAA last week with an 18-hole 76 at the D10 championships at the Country Club of Meadville. Then, on Wednesday at the PIAA West Region tournament in Blairsville, he ended one shot from the score that would qualify him for the PIAA championships – with an 18-hole 80 at a soaked Tom’s Run. Already a region all-star as a freshman, he’s made his mark as a sophomore. Gignac is the Times Observer Male Athlete of the Week, sponsored by McDonald’s.