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Athlete of the Week Football Golf Long Beach Poly Long Beach State St. Anthony Tennis Volleyball Wilson’s Athletes of the Week

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


Darius Curry, Long Beach Poly Football

Long Beach Poly senior Darius Curry had a historic game against Jordan, throwing 27/41 for 359 yards and seven touchdowns. That ties Poly’s single-game passing touchdown record with Josh Love and Chris Lewis.

Victoria Valenzuela, St. Anthony Golf

St. Anthony junior Victoria Valenzuela  made history again for the school becoming the Del Rey League MVP and Champion for the second year in a row. She shot a phenomenal round of (+3) 75 at Wilson Golf Course this Thursday.

Aaya McLyn, Long Beach Poly Flag Football

Poly quarterback Aaya McLyn led the Jackrabbits to an undefeated Moore League championship last week, as Poly took down second-place Jordan 28-0 with four total touchdowns from McLyn.

Vivian Hall, Wilson Tennis

Vivian Hall didn’t quite accomplish her goal of winning the Moore League single title, as she fell to CAMS’ Mandy Oliveros. But Hall did make it to the singles championship match for the second consecutive year, representing the Bruins.

Babi Gubbins/Chloe Pravednikov, Wilson Volleyball

Wilson made a run to the CIF-SS semifinals, and wouldn’t have done it without a crazy five-set win at Newport Harbor. Their senior stars came up big, as they combined for 50 kills in the quarterfinal win on the road.


Jasmine Leovao, Long Beach State Golf

Sophomore Jasmine Leovao broke a 15-year old record held by LBSU Athletics Hall of Famer Kay Hoey, shooting an 8-under par 64 in the second round at The Clash at Boulder Creek for the lowest score in program history, helping the Beach win their second straight tournament title. 

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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.