Athlete of the Week Baseball Lakewood Long Beach Poly Softball St. Anthony Track & Field Volleyball Wilson’s Athletes Of The Week

Congratulations to all our winners and thanks again to Naples Rib Company for their sponsorship.

Aidan Grosz, St. Anthony Volleyball

St. Anthony senior Aidan Grosz, a Long Beach State commit, had a huge week and led his Saints to a 7-0 record. He had 13 kills and three blocks against Salesian, 11 kills and five blocks against Long Beach Poly and 4.24 kills per game during the Kennedy Tournament, where the Saints won the championship. Grosz also averaged 2.8 digs per game.

Jacob Ribitzki, Wilson Baseball

Wilson won their way back into the Moore League baseball championship hunt last week with an impressive 9-2 win over league-leading Poly. That was thanks in large part to Jacob Ribitzki, who had six innings pitched with five strikeouts, scattering three hits. Ribitzki opened the game with three innings of no-hit pitching as Wilson built a lead.

Kevin Kolb, Lakewood Baseball

Lakewood got a big win over Millikan last week, with Kevin Kolb providing some much-need firepower offensively. Kolb had a bases-clearing double to put Lakewood up 3-0 early, and then added a fourth RBI on a sac fly that made it 4-0 Lancers. They went on to win 6-0.

Jordan Kaeka, Lakewood Softball

The Lancers are going to reclaim the Moore League championship this year, and captain Jordan Kaeka has the RBIs that gave it to them. Kaeka’s two-RBI triple in the 10th inning gave Lakewood a 3-2 win over Millikan in a thriller last week, along with a stellar complete-game effort from pitcher Kaiya Yonamine.

Queen Okoh, Long Beach Poly Track

Long Beach Poly senior Queen Okoh brought home some hardware from the Arcadia Invitational last weekend. She finished second in the seeded 100 meter with a season PR of 11.98, a top ten mark in the state this year. She also brought home second as part of the 4×200 relay and was on the Poly 4×100 that was in the lead before a baton drop on the last leg.


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.