VOTE NOW: SoCal Prep Legends Boys Athlete of the Week

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Click on the newspaper below the athletes name to read about their performance from Mar. 21-26, and then vote for who you think is best this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, Apr. 1.

Wolfgang Novogratz

In his final high school game, Novogratz produced 26 points, eight rebounds, two assists and four steals to help Harvard-Westlake post a 66-49 victory over Palma to capture the CIF State Division IV title. Novogratz scored 11 points in the first quarter to set the tone.

Troy Ellis
South Torrance

Ellis had 21 kills and a pair of blocks as South Torrance avenged two losses to rival Torrance a year ago with a Pioneer League opening 25-20, 31-29, 25-16 sweep. The Pioneer League title likely be decided by these two teams.

Mike Killeen

The right-hander went the distance Friday night at Blair Field in a Moore League showdown against Wilson. He held the Bruins to one run on four hits while striking out six and walking none over seven innings before the Rams (9-4, 2-0) won 2-1 on on a walk-off single by Diego Alarcon. Millikan returns to Moore League action April 5 at Cabrillo.

Paul Rojas
Redlands East Valley

The center fielder was a huge part of REV’s success at the Coach Bob Invitational, hitting .588 in five games (10 for 17) with four runs and a perfect 5-for-5 in stolen bases while earning All-Tournament honors. Rojas also did not commit an error at center field and his catch and throw in the opening game sent REV to extra innings for an eventual 2-1 win.

Nick Johnson

The 6-foot right-hander hurled a no-hitter in a 13-0 win over Pacific Grove at the Anaheim Lions tournament over the weekend. Johnson, normally the team’s top reliever, was called on to start and responded with the gem, which was highlighted by five strikeouts. He’s 2-0 for Bonita (10-1), the top-ranked team in CIF Division 2.

Jake Larson

The senior infelder/pitcher went 6-for-11 with a double, three runs and three RBI to help Woodbridge go 3-0, including two wins at the Ryan Lemmon Invitational last week. He also pitched a complete game, allowing two earned runs, five hits, one walk and striking out six in a 6-5 win over Northwood on Thursday.

Jakob Gonzalez
La Mirada

Gonzalez did it all for the Matadores last week as they won three games. On Thursday, he struck out 10 in a one-hit win over Mayfair. Gonzalez also shined at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs in a win over Alhambra and 2-for-4 with a double in the win over Mayfair. Gonzalez will play at San Jose St. next season.

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