Bergmann, Sale Team Up to Improve SMHS Athletics

Photo by Oscar Areliz / OUTLOOK
San Marino High School made changes to its athletics department, adding athletic director to assistant principal Eric Bergmann’s (left) list of duties and promoting Nick Sale to the position of coordinator of athletics. The two hope to enhance the experience of San Marino athletics for players, coaches and parents.

The San Marino High School athletics department has gone through several changes the past decade, and the district has decided it’s time for another alteration.
The position of athletic director will now be overseen by assistant principal Eric Bergmann and Nick Sale, who was promoted to the position of coordinator of athletics.
“I think it began with the idea that we had to shore up our budget,” said Bergmann, who oversees activities, athletics, attendance and discipline as vice principal. “The district was looking at ways to save money, so the position of full-time athletic director was changed again.
“We went through the interview process and didn’t land on one solid candidate, so the district came to Nick and me. They said, ‘We could go back to the drawing board and reopen the position, or we can take a look at you two and splitting the responsibilities.’ We felt like, given the fact that Nick has done a good job here, it was the best way to go.” Continue reading “Bergmann, Sale Team Up to Improve SMHS Athletics”

Avramovich Makes Upward Jump in Young Life

Photo by Raymond Quan / OUTLOOK Dave Avramovich, the new Greater Los Angeles regional director for Young Life, has spent much of the last decade as the organization’s San Marino area director and also moonlighting as a football and baseball assistant coach at San Marino High School.
Photo by Raymond Quan / OUTLOOK
Dave Avramovich, the new Greater Los Angeles regional director for Young Life, has spent much of the last decade as the organization’s San Marino area director and also moonlighting as a football and baseball assistant coach at San Marino High School.

Dave Avramovich is looking for himself, to use a phrase.
More than a decade after taking on the duties of the San Marino Area director for the nondenominational Christian-based nonprofit Young Life, Avramovich becomes the regional director for the Greater Los Angeles area on Aug. 1. Among his many tasks to get acclimated to the new job are finding his replacement. Continue reading “Avramovich Makes Upward Jump in Young Life”

SMNLL 7-9 All-Stars Capture First District 17 Championship

Photo by Oscar Areliz / OUTLOOK Members of the San Marino National Little League 7-9 All-Star baseball team celebrate their 8-5 victory over Pasadena American Little League on Monday. The squad is the first to ever win the District 17 title in their division.
Photo by Oscar Areliz / OUTLOOK
Members of the San Marino National Little League 7-9 All-Star baseball team celebrate their 8-5 victory over Pasadena American Little League on Monday. The squad is the first to ever win the District 17 title in their division.

The San Marino National Little League 7-9 All-Star baseball team made history on Monday by winning the District 17 championship with an 8-5 victory over Pasadena American Little League at Longden Field in Arcadia.
The District title is first for SMNLL in the 7-9 division. Continue reading “SMNLL 7-9 All-Stars Capture First District 17 Championship”

San Marino Boys, Girls Win Rio Hondo League Crowns

The San Marino High School boys’ and girls’ swimming teams defeated South Pasadena and won the Rio Hondo League regular season titles. The teams, guided by Casey Holcomb and Mark Barr, include Agatha Augustynski, Sarah Broderick, Tzu-Yi Chan, Ellie Chen, Jasmine Chen, Kevin Chen, Rebecca Chen, Claire Chiu, Kyle Day, Jan Estandarte, Caitlin Hernandez, Matthew Hoo, Adrian Huang, Taylor Hughes, Zephanie Koh, Water Lam, Devin Lee, Megan Lien, Jill Lin, Maxwell Lin, Tristan Lin, Kyle Mauser, Jordan Ng, Alicia Ogawa, Nicholas Oo, Kurtis Tsai, Patrick Tulaphorn, John Van, Kalissa Villaluna, Ashley Wang, Serena Wang, Darren Wong, Kyle Wong, Preston Wong and Taylor Yang.

The San Marino High School varsity boys’ and girls’ swimming teams defeated visiting rival South Pasadena last week to claim the regular season Rio Hondo League championships for the second consecutive year.
The boys, guided by head coach Casey Holcomb, concluded the regular season defeating the Tigers, 121-49, and a perfect 9-0 record, including a 5-0 record against Rio Hondo League opponents.
The girls, guided by head coach Mark Barr, dominated the Rio Hondo League meet against South Pasadena with a 109-59 win. The Titans (6-3 overall record) finished league play with a perfect 5-0 record.
Both teams will compete in the Rio Hondo League finals at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center this Friday, May 5, at noon.

Signing Day at San Marino High School

San Marino High School standouts Jadyn Torres, Tommy Hannan, Alessio Brunochelli, Kyle Day and Mason Chiu signed letters of intent last Friday and committed to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. Torres, who was an All-CIF basketball player this year, will attend Luther College in Iowa; Tommy Hannan will play baseball at MIT; Alessio Brunochelli, an All-CIF water polo athlete, will be going to Loyola; Kyle Day will swim at NYU; and Mark Chiu will continue to golf at Claremont McKenna College.

San Marino Shines at Mt. SAC Meet of Champions

Photo courtesy Casey Holcomb
The San Marino High School varsity boys’ swimming team won the Mt. SAC Meet of Champions banner with 585 points, which was more than enough to defeat second-place La Verne Damien (545 points). The squad includes (from left) head coach Casey Holcomb, Patrick Tulaphorn, Kyle Wong, Preston Wong, Taylor Hughes, Darren Wong, Jeff Chan, Tristan Lin, Kyle Day, John Van and Kevin Chen. Not pictured: Adrian Huang, Maxwell Lin and Kurtis Tsai.

The San Marino High School varsity swim teams have dominated their Rio Hondo League opponents this season, and the Titans proved their stellar performances are no fluke with a remarkable showing at the Mt. San Antonio College Meet of Champions in Walnut last weekend.
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SMHS Student Sees His Calling in Peer Mentoring

It was the eve of spring break for San Marino students, but that isn’t why Jamie Kreindler was so excited last Friday.

San Marino High School senior and peer mentor Jamie Kreindler (right) embraces friend and classmate Jason Liang at last week’s Special Olympics.
San Marino High School senior and peer mentor Jamie Kreindler (right) embraces friend and classmate Jason Liang at last week’s Special Olympics.

Kreindler, 18, was getting ready to cheer on his friends who were about to perform in the San Gabriel Valley Spring School Games for Special Olympics Southern California, which are held annually at the San Marino High School track and football field. The graduating senior has spent two years as a peer mentor for SMHS’ special education students. Continue reading “SMHS Student Sees His Calling in Peer Mentoring”

Basketball Standout Earns All-CIF Recognition

The San Marino High School varsity boys’ basketball team recently concluded its greatest season since 1978 with an unprecedented postseason run that ended in the Division 4AA quarterfinals, a feat that didn’t go unnoticed by the CIF-Southern Section.
The All-CIF awards were announced on Monday and named senior Jadyn Torres to the Division 4AA first team after leading the Titans in scoring and rebounding. Continue reading “Basketball Standout Earns All-CIF Recognition”

San Marino Splits League Games

Photo courtesy Eric Danielson Owen Koch scored eight points in the Titans’ 62-41 loss at La Cañada last Friday. He also netted eight points in San Marino’s 64-54 win over South Pas.
Photo courtesy Eric Danielson
Owen Koch scored eight points in the Titans’ 62-41 loss at La Cañada last Friday. He also netted eight points in San Marino’s 64-54 win over South Pas.

The San Marino High School varsity boys’ basketball team suffered its second Rio Hondo League loss of the season last Friday, falling to host La Cañada, 62-41.
Jadyn Torres hit a turnaround jumper midway through the first quarter to give San Marino a 5-3 lead over the home squad, but Spartan guard Justin Kouyoumdjian iced the Titans’ offense by drilling four consecutive shots from beyond the arc, giving La Cañada a 10-point cushion late in the first quarter. Continue reading “San Marino Splits League Games”