VOTE: Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week, February 17

Each week, publications from the Southern California News Group’s 11 properties (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) select the Athletes of the Week for their respective region.

Each athlete is then entered into the overall Southern California Athlete of the Week vote.

Click on the newspaper links below the athlete’s name to read about their performance from last week, and then vote for who you think deserves the top honor.

Readers are allowed to vote multiple times. Voting ends at Friday at noon, but final totals aren’t always immediately reflected due to processing.


The overall winner will be announced on Friday, February 17.

Voting poll at bottom of the page.

Andrew Mora, Sierra Vista: The high school baseball season began last week and Mora had a big opening day for Sierra Vista. The junior threw a five-inning perfect game and struck out 12 of the 15 batters he faced in an 11-0 win over El Monte.

Michael Hill, Westchester: Hill, a guard, led the Comets with 19 points and added five steals in an upset victory over top-seeded Narbonne 60-56 in the City Section Open Division quarterfinals. The Comets will face Taft in the semifinals Saturday.

Marquis Bradley, Ontario Christian: Bradley, a 5-foot-11 guard, averaged 24 points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals over two games to help the Knights advance to the CIF Southern Section Division 3A quarterfinals. He opened the playoffs with 19 points, seven rebounds, five assists and five steals in Ontario Christian’s 72-59 victory over Moreno Valley. Bradley matched his season-high with 29 points and added seven rebounds, three assists and three steals in an 84-59 win over Mission Viejo. Bradley also is a standout receiver and defensive back on the football team.

Jerome Wilson, Long Beach Jordan: The 6-foot-5 senior forward averaged 12.5 points and 11.5 rebounds in two victories and was a big reason why Jordan advanced to the CIF-SS Division 4A quarterfinals. Wilson had 15 points and 13 rebounds in a 79-30 first-round win over Montclair. He followed that with 10 points and 10 rebounds in a 76-69 win at Liberty on Friday, Feb. 10. Wilson can score inside and is one of the best 3-point shooters on the team.

TJ McDonnell, Fountain Valley: He was named upper-weights outstanding wrestler at the CIF Southern Section Inland Division championships after winning his third CIF-SS title. McDonnell, wrestling in the 182-pound weight class, pinned his five opponents in less than two minutes each. McDonnell is ranked No. 3 in the state by He will compete in the CIF Southern Section Masters Meet on Friday at Palm Springs High. He was a CIF-SS champion his freshman and junior years, too. There were no wrestling championships his sophomore season because of COVID-19.

Bryce Bedgood, Valencia: Bedgood helped his team advance to the quarterfinals in the CIF Southern Section Division 4AA playoffs. The 6-foot-7 junior tallied 18 points and 11 rebounds in a 81-57 win over Don Lugo before logging a triple-double — 28 points, 20 rebounds and 10 blocks — in the Vikings’ 63-48 win over Warren. Valencia will play at Gabrielino in the quarterfinals Tuesday night.

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