Athlete of the Week: Jaron Meno (youth football)
Youth football player Jaron Meno is this week's Dial Rent to Own Athlete of the Week. Meno plays running back and linebacker for the Cowboys in the Metgot division. The Cowboys came from behind to beat the Steelers for this year's championship trophy.
Jaron scored a touchdown in his teams win and came up with some plays on defense to help seal the deal. He will donate his check to the Southern Cowboys Youth Football Organization.
The Island Wolves Youth Basketball Organization will be hosting a basketball game between their 16U and 18U teams tomorrow at the "Jungle" in Mangilao. Coach Leonard Aguon wanted to get the players some time on the court so they can showcase their skills in front of friends and family. Clutch Guam will be at the game capturing the action along with A-Squad Productions, Jared Aguon AKA Mister Magic providing the music to get the players and fans hyped up for the showdown.
Coach Aguon said, "The game has evolved so much over the years. I would say in the past decade it has evolved so much that trash talking has also evolved. It's part of the game like any other sport. So amongst our players respectively they talk trash to each other and the 18U kind of feels like they are the more dominant. So this is kind of their way to prove to each other that it can go either way. These kids have been putting in work since the 10U division and they have gotten so much better and it's just a way for them to settle it and have bragging rights for a year. We are going to try a new tradition where this is an annual event where when the 14U starts playing for the 16U they can now challenge the up and coming 18U."
Tip off for the game is set for 12:00 pm so come out and show your support.
Aguon added, "Our aim was always to recruit troubled and underprivileged kids from such communities to try to send them in a different direction and we have been pretty successful. Hopefully this event kind of captures that and more kids from those types of communities and we can move forward from there."