Boys Athlete of the Week/ May 12 2024

Arcadia Senior Pitcher, Gabriel Lopez, Named 210 Prep Sports Boys Athlete of the Week

Boys Athlete of the Week: Gabriel Lopez had almost zero room for error on Friday. The Arcadia High School lefty was facing the No. 1 seed and the eighth-ranked team in the state (MaxPreps) in the quarterfinal round of the CIF-SS Division 2 playoffs. The AHS senior would go the distance to defeat Westlake, 2-1, […]

By Brian Baiotto


Boys Athlete of the Week/ May 05 2024

Maranatha’s Zach Strickland & Monrovia’s Zach Menlove Named 210 Prep Sports Boys Athletes of the Week

Boys Athletes of the Week: What a way to open the CIF-SS playoffs for a couple of local pitchers. Maranatha (22-6) secured a 4-0 victory over visiting Royal on Thursday at Brookside Park. Zach Strickland threw a no-hitter and had an RBI triple to get the Minutemen on the board. Strickland improved to 9-0, issued […]

By Brian Baiotto


Boys Athlete of the Week/ Mar 31 2024

Charter Oak High School Pitcher, Zack Escalera, Named 210 Prep Sports Boys Athlete of the Week

Boys Athlete of the Week: Charter Oak needed a win in the worst way possible. The Chargers opened the week with an overall record of 2-9-1, and they were 0-2 in Valle Vista League games. They sat in the VVL cellar with Northview. COHS junior Zack Escalera decided to do something about it. On Wednesday, […]

By Brian Baiotto


Boys Athlete of the Week/ Feb 12 2024

Damien Senior, Xavier Clinton, Named 210 Prep Sports Boys Athlete of the Week

Boys Athlete of the Week: Xavier Clinton began his final postseason at Damien in style. After a first-round bye, the Spartans cruised to a 68-50 over Crossroads in the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs. The Spartans senior made more 3-pointers (6) than the entire Roadrunners team (4). Clinton scored a game-high 24 points. And he made […]

By Brian Baiotto


Boys Athlete of the Week/ Feb 04 2024

Pasadena Junior, Desmond Every, Named 210 Prep Sports Boys Athlete of the Week

Boys Athlete of the Week: Talk about saving your best for last. With two games to play in the regular season, Pasadena was tied for first in the Pacific League standings with Arcadia. The Apaches handed the Bulldogs their only loss (56-54 on Jan 4) in league play, and they met up Tuesday night at […]

By Brian Baiotto


Boys Athlete of the Week/ Jan 21 2024

Maranatha Senior, George Peterson, Named 210 Prep Sports Boys Athlete of the Week

Photo by Mitzi Yamashita Boys Athlete of the Week: The Maranatha boys soccer program and senior forward George Peterson had both a successful and prolific week. The Minutemen secured a pair of Olympic League victories. And they did so by a combined margin of 14-2. On Tuesday, MHS crushed visiting Heritage, 10-0, and it was […]

By Brian Baiotto


Boys Athlete of the Week/ Jan 14 2024

San Dimas Senior, Logan Hodson, Named 210 Prep Sports Boys Athlete of the Week

Photo by Robert Ketterling Boys Athlete of the Week: San Dimas opened Valle Vista League play this past week in style. The Saints went 3-0, and they stand alone atop the VVL standings. Two of the three wins came on the road. On Monday, SDHS claimed a 74-59 victory over Diamond Ranch. Two days later, […]

By Brian Baiotto


Boys Athlete of the Week/ Dec 31 2023

Pasadena Senior, Jovan Jester, Named 210 Prep Sports Boys Athlete of the Week

Photo provided by Jovan Jester Boys Athlete of the Week: What a start to the 2023-24 season its been for the Pasadena basketball program and their senior guard, Jovan Jester. The Bulldogs won the season-opening Rose City Classic in which Jester was named the tournament’s MVP. PHS went to Las Vegas for the Tarkanian Classic, […]

By Brian Baiotto


Boys Athlete of the Week/ Oct 15 2023

Ayala Two-Way Starter, Marquis Monroe, Named 210 Prep Sports Boys Athlete of the Week

Photo by Beth Oualline Boys Athlete of the Week: Quite simply, Marquis Monroe was the difference in Ayala’s 29-26 victory over their visitors from Bonita. It’s not politically correct to say, but the win likely secures the Bulldogs hopes of regaining the Mountain West League championship. Ayala still has Charter Oak and Alta Loma left, […]

By Brian Baiotto


Boys Athlete of the Week/ Oct 07 2023

South Hills Senior, Matt Moreno, Named 210 Prep Sports Boys Athlete of the Week After Six Rushing TD’s on Friday

Boys Athlete of the Week: South Hills improved to 4-3 on Friday night after its 54-41 victory over visiting Don Lugo. There were many contributors in white and green, but Matt Moreno had a game that any running back would dream of having. Moreno, a two-sport (baseball & football) star, who will play baseball at […]

By Brian Baiotto


Boys Athlete of the Week/ Oct 02 2023

Arcadia Two-Way Starter, Mikal Reed, Named 210 Prep Sports Boys Athlete of the Week

Boys Athlete of the Week: After starting the season 0-2, the Arcadia football program has found its stride. The Apaches have consecutive victories over Brea Olinda, Nordhoff and Morningside by a combined margin of 166-44. More importantly, Arcadia’s fourth straight win was a 59-14 beatdown of visiting Burbank in the Pacific League opener for both […]

By Brian Baiotto


Boys Athlete of the Week/ Sep 24 2023

Monrovia Quarterback, Brian Salazar, Named 210 Prep Sports Boys Athlete of the Week

Photos by RT Tolentino Boys Athlete of the Week: While most area programs have played six games, the Monrovia football team has just four games under their belt. That’s due to a game canceled by Palm Springs after the heavy rain that saturated the desert and an early-season bye week for the Wildcats. MHS has […]

By Brian Baiotto


Boys Athlete of the Week/ Sep 17 2023

Maranatha Running Back, Miles O’Malley, Named 210 Prep Sports Boys Athlete of the Week After Six Total TD’s on Friday

Pictured L-R: Carter Shupper, Miles O’Malley & Luke McNulty Boys Athlete of the Week: Maranatha went into Friday’s showdown with undefeated Western Christian knowing the Lancers would objectively be their toughest remaining regular season opponent on their schedule. It would be an experience, win or lose, that would help prepare the Minutemen for what they […]

By Brian Baiotto


Boys Athlete of the Week/ Sep 10 2023

Glendora Quarterback, Eric Najarro, Named 210 Prep Sports Boys Athlete of the Week

Boys Athlete of the Week: There are a number of athletes responsible for Glendora starting the 2023 season at 4-0. And that long list includes the offensive line, running backs, receivers, defense and special teams. But one could make the argument that no one has played a bigger role in their success as has Eric […]

By Brian Baiotto


Boys Athlete of the Week/ Sep 03 2023

Covina High School Quarterback, Jacob Duronslet, Named 210 Prep Sports Boys Athlete of the Week

Boys Athlete of the Week: Covina is off to a 3-0 start for the first time in recent memory. Through week two, the Colts have wins over California (42-0), South Hills (40-14), and Diamond Bar (42-32). CHS handed the Brahmas their first loss of 2023. The only thing better than being 3-0 has to be […]

By Brian Baiotto


Boys Athlete of the Week/ Aug 27 2023

Bonita Running Back, Jayden Montenegro, Named 210 Prep Sports Boys Athlete of the Week

Photos by Beth Oualline Boys Athlete of the Week: Bonita’s Jayden Montenegro is off to a great start to his senior season. The Bearcats two-way contributor played a huge role in road victories over Monrovia (56-21) and Ontario Christian (34-31) in weeks zero and one, respectively. On Friday night, Montenegro anchored the BHS ground game […]

By Brian Baiotto


Boys Athlete of the Week/ Aug 21 2023

St. Francis Quarterback, John Sanders, Named 210 Prep Sports Boys Athlete of the Week After Six Total TD’s

Photo by Ryan Tomey  Boys Athlete of the Week: There is something special about being the quarterback at St. Francis High School. Leading one of the SGV area’s premier programs into battle every Friday night in front of a packed house at Jim Bonds Stadium is part of that experience. The Golden Knights’ signal callers […]

By Brian Baiotto


Boys Athlete of the Week/ May 15 2023

Upland’s Aiden Dufour & AJ Contreras, Members of the 2023 CIF D-2 Champs, Named 210 Prep Sports Boys Athletes of the Week

Boys Athletes of the Week: The Upland High School boys volleyball program has turned in a 2023 season that has been nothing short of incredible. Dating back to 2022, the Highlanders have now won 24 consecutive Baseline League matches without dropping a single set. Unlike 2022, where UHS was swept by Royal in the CIF-SS […]

By Brian Baiotto


Boys Athlete of the Week/ May 06 2023

Charter Oak Junior, Athen Malone, Named 210 Prep Sports Boys Athlete of the Week

Photos by Gwen Pointer Boys Athlete of the Week: There isn’t a more unsettling feeling for a baseball player than falling behind early in a CIF-SS playoff game. It’s that knowledge that one’s season and in many cases a career is rapidly running out of oxygen that makes it so unpleasant. But don’t tell that […]

By Brian Baiotto


Boys Athlete of the Week/ Apr 29 2023

Arcadia’s Fernando Palencia Named 210 Prep Sports Boys Athlete of the Week After Leading AHS to a Sweep of Crescenta Valley

Boys Athlete of the Week: Arcadia entered the final week of the 2023 regular season trailing first-place Crescenta Valley by one game, and that meant they’d need a two-game sweep of the Falcons to secure a fourth consecutive Pacific League title. After edging CV, 5-4, on Tuesday, the Apaches secured the sweep with an 11-2 […]

By Brian Baiotto