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The562.org’s Athletes of the Week

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Arnold Giron, Cabrillo Soccer

Arnold Giron is only a sophomore, but he’s already attained legendary status at Cabrillo as one of the school’s greatest athletes ever. Last Saturday on the road at Riverside Poly he scored three goals in a 3-1 win to put the Jaguars in their first-ever CIF championship.

Jonny Riquer, Cabrillo Soccer

Jonny Riquer was a big part of the reason Cabrillo got to the semifinals in the first place. He scored a goal in a 4-1 win over Fountain Valley and was a critical part of the defense that held FV without a shot on goal in the second half.

Ashlee Lewis, Long Beach Poly Basketball

Long Beach Poly’s girls’ basketball team made the semifinals where they fell on the road to King. Their win in the quarterfinals came in part thanks to Ashlee Lewis’ big night, as she put up 12 points and 16 rebounds in a win over Harvard-Westlake.

Kelsey Adams, Long Beach Poly Soccer

Long Beach Poly sophomore Kelsey Adams had a huge game in the quarterfinals for Poly against Ventura. In the span of 13 minute she scored two goals in what ended up being a 2-1 Jackrabbit victory.


Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.