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Student Athlete of the Week: UCLA’s Turquoise Thompson
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 15 May 2013
Suffering from the sickle cell trait has not prevented Thompson from becoming a potential Olympic athlete.   Thompson has achieved on a high level on the track and also in the classroom.  She graduated ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: USC’s Barry Wilkins
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 07 May 2013
USC track athlete Barry Wilkins does not allow obstacles, such as being partially deaf, get in the way of his goals.         Wilkins has lofty goals.  After he receives his degree in Real Estate ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: Long Beach Poly’s Grant Lewis
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 12 April 2013
Grant Lewis keeps his eyes on his goals, which has led him to become a standout athlete and an excellent student.  Photo courtesy of The Long Beach Telegram/Scott Varley   Lewis prefers to play ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: Dorsey High School’s Deijenee Nelson
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 03 April 2013
Deijenee Nelson has a 4.2 grade point average and she has been on the honor roll every year at Dorsey High School.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Nelson started off as a cheerleader, but her great athletic ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: University High School’s Amira Heath
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 12 December 2012
Amira Heath not only excels on the tennis court and as an equestrian horse rider, but also in the classroom where she is working towards her goal of becoming a lawyer.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Amira ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: University's Myles Jackson
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 13 November 2012
Myles Jackson is tough, relentless, smart, and he loves to hit people...on the football field.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Andrew "AJ" Jackson is a personal trainer who has helped a number of young ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: USC’s Autumn Altamirano
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 06 November 2012
USC junior Autumn Altamirano has a bright future in soccer, and after that with the FBI as a criminal profiler.  Photo by Jason Lewis      Autumn Altamirano’s athletic abilities and intelligence ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: Fairfax High School's Bill-Bijon Parker
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 24 October 2012
Bill-Bijon Parker is close to fulfilling his dreams of playing college football.  The Fairfax senior wide receiver/cornerback is 6-1, 170 pounds, runs a 4.5 second 40 yard dash, and he has a 3.5 grade ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: View Park's Cameron Griffin
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net 18 October 2012
View Park junior linebacker Cameron Giffin uses size, speed, math, and physics to "bring the pain" on opposing ball carriers.  And his 3.67 gpa will help him get to college.  Photo by Jason Lewis  ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: Verbum Dei’s Darius Spates
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 25 April 2012
When a defender is looking at Darius Spates from this angle, he’s either going to watch Spates drive right by him, or hit a jump shot in his face.  Photo by Jason LewisSpates two favorite basketball ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: Notre Dame Academy’s Danya Grundy
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 25 January 2012
Danya Grundy starts on the basketball team, runs hurdles in track, and she wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps by going to medical school.  Her 4.45 GPA should help her achieve that goal.  Photo ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: Fairfax's Brittany Byrd
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 05 October 2011
Brittany Byrd is a two-time All City girl's basketball player who carries a 3.5 grade point average at Fairfax High School.  Her dream is to play at USC while attending film school. Photo by Jason Lewis Byrd ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: Los Angeles High School’s Christopher Agee
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 29 September 2011
    Christopher Agee is following in the footsteps of his mother and his siblings, who all attended Los Angeles High School.  The junior excels at linebacker and has a 3.5 grade point average.  Photo ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: Manual Arts’ Davion Gude
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 14 September 2011
Davion Gude and his Manual Arts teammates attend study hall everyday, which has helped the senior guard achieve a 3.5 grade point average.  Photo by Jason Lewis Manual Arts Head Coach Dwayne Polee ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: Dorsey’s Jeremiah Allison
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 September 2011
Jeremiah Allison has made a habit of sacking the quarterback while achieving a 4.25 grade point average.  Photo by Jason Lewis Allison was presented with the Student Athlete of the Week award by ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: View Park’s Elona Williams
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 04 August 2011
Elona Williams is quick, has great moves, and she likes to hit people.  Football is not much of an option for the 4.0 grade point average student, so rugby is right up her alley. Photo by Jason LewisWilliams ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: Joel Burkett
Written by Robert Gillard III, Contributing Writer 27 July 2011
Joel Burkett takes tennis, and his schoolwork, very serious. Photo by Jason LewisBurkett has spent many hours on tennis courts, such as the one at Rancho Cienega Sports Complex. Photo by Jason LewisJoel ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the week: Tyrin Marks
Written by Robert Gillard III 10 February 2011
Verbum Dei’s Tyrin Marks has a lot to juggle around.  He maintains good grades while playing on his high school’s football and basketball team, and he also models and acts in commercials. Photo by ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: Palisades high school’s Malcolm Creer
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 03 February 2011
Malcolm Creer was a decent running back as a junior, but with training from B2G Sports, he rushed for 1,270 yards, 19 touchdowns as a senior, and he is heading to the University of Colorado to play college ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: View Park's Danielle Pruitt
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 27 January 2011
View Park point guard Danielle Pruitt is an All City player who already has been on two City championship teams.  She’s reached great heights on the court while carrying a 4.2 GPA, which she’s taking ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: Blair Holliday
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 December 2010
Standing at 6'3", 195 lbs, running a 4.5 40 yard dash and carrying a 3.7 grade point average, Oaks Christian wide receiver Blair Holliday can pretty much write his own ticket anywhere. By Jason LewisSports ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: Washington's Reshanda Gray
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 19 November 2010
Reshanda Gray is heading to Cal, but before she goes she wants to bring home the City title. Photo by Jason LewisWashington's Reshanda Gray signs with CalBy Jason LewisSports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.netWashington ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: Barbara Nwaba
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 04 September 2010
 With help from her parents, Barbara Nwaba has maintained the focus to excel as an athlete and a student. (Photo by Jason Lewis)Barbara Nwaba won the city title in the 300-meter hurdles while at University ... read more >>
Student Athletes of the Week: Yohance Salimu & Junior Alexis
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 26 August 2010
 Yohance Salimu loves hitting quarterbacks, but his 4.2 GPA is going to lead him to the Air Force Academy to study Electrical Engineering.Junior Alexis won All City honors last year, and his 3.4 GPA makes ... read more >>
Student Athlete of the Week: Matthew Lyons
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 19 August 2010
 Dorsey linebacker Matthew Lyons intelligence and love for the game has allowed him to become a star player at Dorsey, and he will be heading to Washington on a football scholarship. (Photo by Jason ... read more >>

 

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