Boys Athlete of the Week

VOTE: Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week


Click on the newspaper links below the athlete’s name to read about their performance from April 23 to April 28, and then vote for who you think is the best athlete this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, May 4.

Voting poll at bottom of the page.

Kevin Ishimaru
South Torrance
Ishimaru turned in another dominant performance on the mound. The right-hander allowed one run on two hits and struck out seven in a 7-1 win over West. That outing followed a one-run, four-hit complete game with nine strikeouts in a 2-1 win over Torrance.

Blaine Traxel
The Cal State Northridge-bound pitcher was the catalyst for Alemany’s big week against Notre Dame. Traxel threw over 90 pitches and struck out five batters in the Warriors’ 3-2 win Wednesday. He also had three hits. Alemany closed the week with a 7-5 win Friday to take second place in the Mission League. Traxel had a hit and scored a run in Alemany’s 10th win in its past 11 games.

Darius Perry
La Mirada
The 6-foot-2 Perry belted a two-run home run in a 3-2 win over Glenn to move the Matadores into first place in the Suburban League, and that win gave them momentum to beat Glenn again later in the week to improve to 21-3-1 overall and 8-0 in league. Perry is having a sensational season, batting .405 with 10 home runs and 47 RBIs. 

Stefan Dostanic
Dostanic won the CIF boys singles championship at the prestigious Ojai Tennis Tournament on Saturday. Dostanic, the top-seeded player, beat No. 2 seed Benjamin Gollin of La Jolla Country Day 6-1, 7-6 (7-3). Dostanic is the first Orange County player to win the Ojai since University’s Gage Brymer did so in 2013. Dostanic was CIF-Southern Section singles champion last season. He has committed to USC. 

Demetre Gossett
Gossett registered 23 kills and 13 digs as the Trojans defeated Roosevelt in five sets to clinch at least a share of the Big VIII League championship for a third consecutive season. Gossett followed up with a 19-kill, 12-dig performance against Norco later in the week.

Abel Madueno
Grand Terrace
Madueno tossed five scoreless inning and struck out nine as the Titans defeated Kaiser 5-0 to take sole possession of first place in the Sunkist League standings. He improved to 7-0 with the victory. Later in week, Madueno had a triple and scored a pair of runs as Grand Terrace avenged its only league loss by beating Bloomington 7-2.

Sebastian Irwin
Irwin tossed his third straight complete game in the Lancers’ 2-1 win over Poly. Irwin allowed three hits, one run and stuck out two in seven innings. In his last three starts he is 3-0 and has allowed only two runs in 23 innings.

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