Athlete of the Week Compton Football Golf Long Beach State Millikan Water Polo’s Athletes of the Week

Congratulations to our Athletes of the Week and thanks to Naples Rib Company for their support.


Tacario Davis, Millikan Football

Millikan senior Tacario Davis is one of the top players in the city this year, and the senior Arizona commit showed it in a 28-21 win over Wilson last week. Davis had three touchdown catches and an interception to lead the Rams to a W.

Deon Johnson, Compton Football

Compton junior Deon Johnson was sensational for the Tarbabes last week, piling up 182 yards rushing and two touchdowns on offense and six tackles in the win, which gave Compton its first victory of the season, 34-21 over Lakewood.


Sarah Barker, Long Beach State Water Polo

Sophomore Sarah Barker scored two goals in Long Beach State’s win over No. 19 Loyola Marymount last week, giving the Beach their first victory of the season. It was also the first victory for Shana Welch as head coach of the team.

Holland Shourds, Long Beach State Golf

Senior Holland Shourds helped lead Long Beach State to a win in the Black and Blue Challenge against UC Irvine last weekend. After Angelina Kim led the Beach as the low scorer in round one, Shourds led the Beach to the victory as the low scorer in round two.


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.