Click on the newspaper links below the athlete’s name to read about their performance from April 3 to April 8, and then vote for who you think is the best athlete this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, April 14.

Voting poll at bottom of the page.

Shae Anderson
Norco

Anderson finished second in the 300 hurdles at the Arcadia Invitational but set a Riverside County record with a time of 40.41 seconds. That’s the top time in the state and No. 2 in the nation this season. Anderson also won the 200-meter race in a time of 23.73 (second fastest in state this season) and placed second in the 100 meters with a time of 11.76.

Maddy Dwyer
Orange Lutheran

The senior ace tossed three shutouts and won four games in leading the Lancers to a runner-up finish in the Michelle Carew Classic. Dwyer won five starts, four in the Carew Classic and another against Rosary in a league contest. The Stanford-bound right-hander also went 7 for 18 at the plate, tallied eight RBI and hit a pair of home runs. Dwyer ripped the eventual game-winning two-run single in the Lancers’ comeback victolry against Canyon del Oro of Arizona in the quarterfinals.

Alyssa Kumiyama
Gahr

Kumiyama went 3 for 4 with three solo home runs and four RBIs in Gahr’s 6-4 victory over Los Altos in the La Mirada Showtime Tournament on Saturday. Kumiyama is second on the team with a .545 batting average for the 16-0 Gladiators.

Jasmin Reed
Serra

Reed had a stellar weekend at the Arcadia Invitational. On Saturday, she capped off the weekend by winning the 100 meter dash in 11.58 seconds and taking second in the 200 in 23.84. On Friday night, Reed and Serra’s 4×200 relay team blazed to a first-place finish with the 14th fastest time in the state.

Jessica Yzaguirre
Crescenta Valley

The Mercy College recruit enjoyed a prolific week to help Crescenta Valley go 4-0 last week, beating Burroughs and Glendale to move into sole possession of first place in the Pacific League while also notching Lincoln Tournament pool-play victories over Marshall and Barstow. Yzaguirre went 11 for 14 with four doubles, a homer, six RBIs and eight runs.

Jantzen Owen
Charter Oak

The Chargers catcher was named the most valuable player of the Northview tournament after leading the Chargers to a 5-0 record, which included a 15-0 win over Northview in the championship game. Owen belted a grand slam and finished with five RBIs in the title game and was 7-for-13 in the tournament, which also included another home run and nine RBIs.

Sam Blazek
Diamond Bar

Blazek took first place in both the shot put and discus in a Palomares League meet against Ayala and was second in both against Glendora in the tri-meet. For the second time this season, she set a personnel best in the discus, this time the mark being 105 feet, 8 inches. She is a dual-sport standout, also excelling as the goalkeeper for the soccer team in the winter.

Maxine Ortega
Citrus Valley

Ortega batted .666 (4 for 6) over two Citrus Belt League wins over Miller with three home runs and six RBIs. She’s batting .568 with 23 RBIs for the first-place Blackhawks.


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