Boys Athlete of the Week

VOTE: SoCal Prep Legends Boys Athlete of the Week

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Click on the newspaper links below the athlete’s name to read about their performance from March 5 to March 10, and then vote for who you think is the best athlete this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, March 16.

Voting poll at bottom of the page.

Elijah Harkless
Harkless scored 15 points but it was the 6-foot-2 guard’s defense that stood out in Etiwanda’s 68-60 win at Westchester in the first round of the CIF State Open Division regional playoffs. 

Erik Tolman
El Toro
Tolman was named MVP of the Loara Tournament, which El Toro won with a 2-0 victory over San Clemente in the championship game. The senior, a left-handed pitcher and outfielder, threw six shutout innings with 12 strikeouts in a 2-0 win over La Mirada and had a complete game with 12 strikeouts in the win over San Clemente. 

Jonathan Salazar
St. John Bosco
Salazar led the Braves with 18 points in a 64-61 victory over Poly in the second round of the CIF Southern California Division I Regionals. Salazar made a pair of free throws with 45 seconds left to give Bosco the lead.

Jacob Morales
The Apaches pitcher threw a complete game in the championship of the Frozen Ropes Classic to help defeat Etiwanda 6-2 at Azusa Pacific University on Friday night. Morales limited Etiwanda, one of the best hitting teams in the area, to just six hits and retired 11 of his final 14 batters to earn the win.

Devonaire Doutrive
Doutrive’s play this week has been inspiring, lifting his No. 13-seeded Birmingham Patriots through the first two rounds of the CIF State Division II playoffs. The long and athletic senior tallied 26 points, 9 rebounds and seven assists against No. 4 Augustine (San Diego), then scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds this past Saturday against Crenshaw.

Makarios Page
Page set a meet record at the Redondo Nike Invitational, with a time of 48.5 in the 400 meters. The previous mark of 48.87 was set in 2011. Page wasn’t done. Later in the event, he helped the Cavaliers win the 4×400 relay with a time of 3:27.91.

Clayton Owens
Owens went 6 for 11 with four extra-base hits over three games last week to help the Cougars win the Brian Hamilton Memorial Tournament. Owens, a catcher who has signed with USC, had a double and triple in the 7-0 win over Glendora in the championship game. 

NOTE: SoCal Prep Legends coincides with The Southern California News Group’s 11 properties, which include the Orange County Register, L.A. Daily News, Press-Enterprise, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Long Beach Press-Telegram, The Daily Breeze, San Bernardino Sun, Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts, Whittier Daily News and Pasadena-Star News.