Men's Athletes of the Week

 Men’s honors go to G-House’s Holdgrafer, SBVC’s Ortega


MAY 22, 2017 - The Pacific Coast Athletic Conference has selected Grossmont College baseball pitcher Tim Holdgrafer and San Bernardino Valley track & field distance runner Luis Ortega as Men’s Athletes of the Week for May 15-21.

PCAC 2016-17 MEN'S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Mar 22 Tim Holdgrafer, Grossmont
Luis Ortega, SBV
Baseball
Track & Field
Mar 15 Hector Hernandez, SBV
Colton Clark, Cuyamaca
Track & Field
Track & Field
Mar 8 Justen Burkey, Grossmont
Grant Buck, Palomar
Baseball
Baseball
May 1 Richard Schweitzer, Mt. San Jac
Matt Schmitt, COD
Golf
Golf
Apr 24 Cabot Van Til, Grossmont Baseball
Apr 17 Peter Trhac, Palomar Tennis
Apr 10 Hayden Shenefield, Grossmont Baseball
Apr 3 Mitch Cannon, Palomar Golf
Mar 27 Ryan Semon, Palomar
Tyler Arroyo, San Diego Mesa
Baseball
Track & Field
Mar 20 Nicco Birdsong, Grossmont Swimming
Mar 13 Robert Taylor, San Diego City Basketball
Mar 6 Alex Makhmudyautsev, SD Mesa
Robert Bostedt, Grossmont
Swimming
Baseball
Feb 27 Michael Cartwright, Southwestrn Baseball
Feb 20 Marc Williams, San Diego Miramar Basketball
Feb 13 Tymorae Glover, San Bernardino
Carl Brown, Mt. San Jacinto
Basketball
Basketball
Feb 6 Jonathan Vizcaino, Palomar
Sloan Blanscet, San Diego Mesa
Baseball
Baseball
Jan 30 Ja Morgan, San Bernardino Valley Basketball
Jan 23 Tre Nottingham, Mt. San Jacinto
Romario Wilson, San Diego City
Basketball
Basketball
Jan 16 Takoda Browne,  Miramar
Josh Piling, MiraCosta
Basketball
Basketball
Jan 9 Brandon Jolley, San Bernardino Basketball
Jan 3 Javan Perry, San Diego Miramar Basketball
Dec 26 LaVale Coleman, Palomar Basketball
Dec 19 Emanuelle Bradbury, Imperial Vly
Austin Bryant, MiraCosta
Basketball
Basketball
Dec 12 Chance Eskam, Palomar
Oscar Limon, Grossmont
Wrestling
Basketball
Dec 5 Darien McClain, San Diego City
Alberto Garcia, Palomar
Basketball
Wrestling
Nov 28 Alex Wilbourn, San Diego City Basketball
Nov 21 Steven Lepe, Cuyamaca Cross Country
Nov 14 Seville Hayes, Palomar
Sergio Torres, San Bernardino
Wrestling
Soccer
Nov 7 Anthony Ellison, COD
Tony Oreb, Palomar
Football
Water Polo
Oct 31 Brad Cagle, Grossmont Football
Oct 24 Humberto Ramirez,
San Bernardino Valley
Football
Oct 18 Jake Schaeffer, Palomar
Cameron Woldt, San Diego Mesa
Wrestling
Water Polo
Oct 10 Eddie Franco, MiraCosta
Michael Teran, San Bernardino
Soccer
Cross Country
Oct 3 Ryan Stokes, Southwestern
Adrian Tolbert, Grossmont
Football
Football
Sep 26 Sam Tapia, Palomar
Patrick Koch, Palomar
Football
Football
Sep 19 Luis Ortega, San Bernardino Vly
Francisco Contreras, SD City
Cross Country
Soccer
Sep 12 Jomari Becnel, Mt. San Jacinto
Rockne O'Brien, Grosmont
Football
Water Polo
Sep 5 Joe Joe Hudson, Southwestern
Fred Zaragoza, San Bernardino
Football
Soccer

Holdgrafer, a sophomore right-handed pitcher from La Jolla High School and a bounce-back transfer from St. Mary’s College of California, threw seven innings of three-hit ball as the Griffins swatted aside Long Beach City College 16-2 to sweep the teams’ best-of-3 sectional playoff series 2 games to 0. He and his G-House teammates will take a 10-game win streak into this weekend’s CCCAA State Championship Final Four at Fresno City College. The Griffins haven’t lost since April 20, when they fell to second-place Palomar 4-2.

Holdgrafer allowed one run against the Vikings, striking out nine and walking one, as he and Donovan McCrystal combined to pitch a six-hitter. Holdgrafer advanced to 9-0 with one save and a 2.45 earned run average for the PCAC champion Griffins.

Holdgrafer pitched for Saint Mary’s College of California last season, logging 10 appearances and a 4.50 ERA on the Division I level.

Ortega, a sophomore out of Jurupa Hills High School in Fontana, placed second in the 10,000 meters in the CCCAA State Track & Field finals on Saturday at American River College in Sacramento.

Ortega ran 32:11.84 in placing a close second to Orange Coast’s Danny Dominguez, who won with a 32:10.89.

Honorable mention was awarded to San Diego Mesa track & field athletes Tyler Arroyo, Cooper Bibbs and Qwayjon Walker.

Arroyo, a freshman from Westview High School, cleared 2.06 meters (6 feet, 9.01 inches) to finish third behind College of San Mateo’s Jack Phillips, the winner, and City College of San Francisco’ Rudy Morgan, the second-place finisher, in the high jump at the state championships. Phillips and Morgan both went 6-11. Arroyo, who had a 7-foot, 1-inch jump during the season, couldn’t win an Athlete of the Week award for a second time after taking AOTW honors on March 27.

Bibbs, a freshman out of Oceanside High School, placed third in the 100 meters in the state finals, running 10.69 in finishing behind Kelly Brown (10.43) and Ryan Hall (10.45), both from state team champion College of the Sequoias. Bibbs also placed fourth in the 200 meters at 21.36 and anchored the Olympians’ 4x100 relay team to a fifth-place finish.

Walker, a sophomore out of Western High School in Las Vegas, placed fifth in the javelin at the state meet, getting out 50.11 meters (164 feet, 4.8 inches).

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