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 May 8 to May 13, and then vote for who you think is the best athlete this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, May 19.

Voting poll at bottom of the page.

Jabriel Smith

Smith qualified for the CIF-Southern Section Finals in three events Saturday, including the 100 meters, where he ran the fastest time (10.56) of the day in the Division 2 Prelims at Moorpark High School. Smith also qualified third in the 200, and advanced with the Huskies’ 400-relay team.

Zach Pettway

Pettway threw a complete-game shutout in Wilson’s 5-0 victory over Millikan Thursday. With the win, the Bruins forced a three-way league title between Lakewood, Millikan, and Wilson. The UCLA commit struck out 11 batters.

James Torrez
La Salle

Torrez had a strong showing at the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 finals last weekend. He broke 50 seconds in the 100 butterfly and backstroke. His time of 49.42 in the back set a new meet record. Torrez almost set another meet record in the butterfly, with his winning time of 49.55, but was just 0.08 off the current record mark.

Daniel Matheney
Bishop Montgomery

Matheney has been a force in Bishop Montgomery’s run to the CIF-SS Division 3 semifinals. Matheney had 18 kills Saturday in a quarterfinal sweep of Tustin and had 34 kills Thursday in a second-round win over Rio Mesa. Matheney had 14 kills and eight digs Tuesday in the Knights’ first-round sweep of Eastside.

Tanner Olson

The Texas A&M recruit turned in a record-setting performance to claim a CIF Southern Section title, breaking the Division 1 meet record in the 100-yard breaststroke at the CIF prelims and then lowering the record to 53.18 seconds at the CIF final.

Zane Scott

The junior split a 44.54 anchor in the 400 freestyle relay at the Division 2 finals to rally the Knights to victory in a school-record 3:04.25, clinching Foothill’s first section title since 1989. Scott also anchored the winning 200 free relay and placed second in the 50 (20.94) and 100 (45.10) free.

David Wang
Diamond Bar

Wang took first place in the 500-yard freestyle at the CIF-SS Division 2 championship meet at Riverside City College with a time of 4:27.60. He also placed fourth in the 200 IM (1:52.33) and was also part of a 400 free relay that placed sixth and a 200 medley relay that was eighth. The times in both individual events bettered his own school records. The 500 time is an All American-qualifying time and the IM is an All American-consideration time.

Oscar Rosas

Cajon had to defeat Redlands twice last week in order to make the playoffs, and Rosas was a big reason why it did. Cajon scored only seven runs in the two games, but Rosas drove in five of them, including a go-ahead three-run double in a 5-4 win Thursday.

Carter Rigsby
Arrowhead Christian Academy

Rigsby won all six of his sets in the Ambassador League-champion Eagles’ CIF-SS Division 5 playoff victories on Wednesday and Friday.

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