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

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


Bella Yakel, Long Beach Poly Soccer

Bella Yakel stole the show for the Jackrabbits in a must-win game against a shorthanded Lakewood squad last week. Yakel had four goals in a 6-0 win.

Jennine Osorio, Millikan Water Polo

Millikan leader Jennine Osorio helped lead the Rams to a huge 6-3 win over Poly. Osorio had a hat trick along with eight steals and two assists.

Kian Lawrence, Wilson Soccer

Wilson boys’ soccer remains atop the Moore League thanks in big part to the heroics of defender Kian Lawrence, who scored a game-winner in a 1-0 win over Cabrillo in the 74th minute.


Jadon Jones, Long Beach State Basketball

St. Anthony alum Jadone Jones scored a career-high 27 points on the road at No. 5 UCLA and led the team in scoring over three games last week, averaging 15.0 points per game.



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.