Athlete of the Week Basketball Long Beach Poly Millikan Soccer St. Anthony Wilson’s Athletes of the Week

Congratulations to this week’s winners and thanks to Naples Rib Company for their sponsorship.


Jadon Jones, St. Anthony Basketball

St. Anthony senior Jadon Jones had a special week for the Saints at the Bosco Winter Classic. He led them in scoring in all four games, including 38 points against Long Beach Poly. Jones earned Tournament MVP honors as well as a scholarship offer from Long Beach State.

Peyton Watson, Long Beach Poly Basketball

Poly junior Peyton Watson showed his talent while competing for the Jackrabbits last week at the Bosco Winter Classic. Watson led Poly in scoring in all four games, including 32 points in a win over Warren and 30 points in a win over Crespi. Watson was named to the All-Tournament team.

Ashley Hawkins, Wilson Basketball

The Wilson girls’ basketball team had a big stretch last week with five games in six days, including competing in the Orangewood Tournament. Ashley Hawkins came up big in the tourney, earning All-Tournament honors after performances that included 22 points against Los Osos. Hawkins is averaging 19.9 points per game this year.

Alicia Calderon, Millikan Soccer

Millikan knocked off Wilson 2-0 last week to take a commanding hold of first place with wins over the Bruins and Poly. It wouldn’t have been possible without the heroics of goalkeeper Alicia Calderon, who turned away 10 shots on goal in the game to keep a clean sheet for the Rams.


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.