Titans Compete in CIF Division 4 Championship

Outlook file photo Senior Puja Balaji led the Titans by placing 68th with a time of 19:53.7.
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Senior Puja Balaji led the Titans by placing 68th with a time of 19:53.7.
Photo courtesy Cindy Wong Senior captain Katie Wong has competed in CIF in all four years at SMHS.
Photo courtesy Cindy Wong
Senior captain Katie Wong has competed in CIF in all four years at SMHS.

The San Marino High School varsity girls’ cross-country team traveled to Riverside for a second consecutive weekend and participated in the CIF Southern Section Division 4 championship race last Saturday.
The Titans recorded 546 points in the team standings, placing them 22nd ahead of Glendora St. Lucy’s and Big Bear. Orange Lutheran won the Division 4 crown with 75 points.
SMHS senior Puja Balaji paced the Titans and finished the race in 19 minutes, 53.7 seconds, placing her 68th, and Peyton Talt was 88th with a time of 20:24.8. Karen Lee posted a time of 21:18.5 and placed 127th, Lily Tong crossed the finish line in 21:45.1, which was good for 141st place, Katie Wong placed 152nd with a time of 22:04.9 and Katelyn Hansa was the final Titan to cross the finish line, posting a time of 24:11.1 and placing 170th.
Correction: Katie Wong was not included in last week’s coverage. The senior captain placed 73rd in the CIF-SS Division 4 prelims with a time of 22 minutes, 25.7 seconds behind Karen Lee, who finished 65th.

Tigers Edge Rowland, Capture First CIF Crown Since 1981

Head coach Gene You guided Westridge to its first CIF tennis title in 38 years.
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Head coach Gene You guided Westridge to its first CIF tennis title in 38 years.

As a sixth-grader, Caroline Lopez entered Westridge School’s gym and hoped to one day see a banner with her name on it. It took five years but she accomplished that mission last Friday as she helped the Tigers defeat Rowland, 11-7, in the CIF Southern Section Division 4 championship match at the Claremont Club. Continue reading “Tigers Edge Rowland, Capture First CIF Crown Since 1981”

San Marino Blanks Temple City, Qualifies for CIF Playoffs

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The Titans defeated the Rams, 35-0, and clinched a CIF Southern Section Division 10 playoff berth. They will travel to Santa Ana to take on Orange in a first-round game at Segerstrom High School this Friday at 7 p.m.

San Marino High School varsity football coach Justin Mesa hoped to accomplish a few goals in his first campaign and succeeded on the final day of the regular season as he guided the Titans to a 35-0 rout over visiting Temple City on senior night last Friday. Continue reading “San Marino Blanks Temple City, Qualifies for CIF Playoffs”

Spartan Offense Stalls in 42-7 Loss at San Marino

LC running back Jacob Hardy (21) fought for every yard against the Titans.
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LC running back Jacob Hardy (21) fought for every yard against the Titans.

The La Cañada High School varsity football team has already accomplished a number of achievements this season but head coach Jason Sarceda set a loftier goal for his program. He wants to guide the Spartans to their first CIF Southern Section playoff berth since 2016, a feat that is now in jeopardy following a 42-7 loss at San Marino High School last Friday. Continue reading “Spartan Offense Stalls in 42-7 Loss at San Marino”

Titans Defeat La Cañada, Closing in on Playoff Spot

Justin Mesa and the San Marino sideline celebrate during the Titans’ 42-7 homecoming victory over La Cañada last Friday. With the win, SMHS controls its own destiny and must defeat Temple City on Nov. 1 to qualify for playoffs.
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Justin Mesa and the San Marino sideline celebrate during the Titans’ 42-7 homecoming victory over La Cañada last Friday. With the win, SMHS controls its own destiny and must defeat Temple City on Nov. 1 to qualify for playoffs.

The San Marino High School varsity football team picked up a big victory on a memorable evening, defeating visiting La Cañada, 42-7, in a Rio Hondo League game on homecoming night last Friday. Continue reading “Titans Defeat La Cañada, Closing in on Playoff Spot”

Titans Edge South Pasadena, Retain Crowley Cup

The San Marino High School varsity football team defeated Rio Hondo League rival South Pasadena, 10-7, last Friday and retained the Crowley Cup. The Titans extended their winning streak over the Tigers to nine games. San Marino is now 1-1 in league play and will host La Cañada in a league contest this Friday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m.
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The San Marino High School varsity football team defeated Rio Hondo League rival South Pasadena, 10-7, last Friday and retained the Crowley Cup. The Titans extended their winning streak over the Tigers to nine games. San Marino is now 1-1 in league play and will host La Cañada in a league contest this Friday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m.

San Marino High School varsity football coach Justen Mesa said his team was going to have to play in “playoff” mode in order to win out the remaining Rio Hondo League games on the schedule, and the Titans heeded his call as they executed on both sides of the football to defeat host rival South Pasadena, 10-7, last Friday. Continue reading “Titans Edge South Pasadena, Retain Crowley Cup”

La Cañada Picks Up 1st League Win Since 2016

La Cañada head football coach Jason Sarceda is fired up after guiding his team to a 56-42 victory over Temple City on homecoming night last Friday.
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La Cañada head football coach Jason Sarceda is fired up after guiding his team to a 56-42 victory over Temple City on homecoming night last Friday.

The La Cañada High School varsity football program has accomplished several feats this season, such as winning its first season opener since 2016. However, none was sweeter for LCHS head coach Jason Sarceda than what his team pulled off on homecoming night last Friday. Continue reading “La Cañada Picks Up 1st League Win Since 2016”

FSHA Defeats Mayfield Senior; Poly Wins League Crown

Flintridge Sacred Heart defeated host Mayfield Senior in a Dig for the Cure match that raised money for cancer research on Monday. The two teams include Abby Kim (front row, from left), Emma Willingham, Zoe Grace, Caitlin Du, Maddie Kaufman, Hayley Eaves, Ashlynn Hurley, Amelia Velasquez, Grace Brewer and Alex Lewis. Back: Ferryn Drake, Peyton Dejardin, Ivana Alejo, Ellie Lund, Katherine Collins, Tatum Anderson, Nikki Garriola, Emmie Barnard, Mariana Trujillo, Sarah Tupy, Sarah Smith, Evy Favretto, Kate Grinnell, Jessica Maalouf and Annelise Rising.
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Flintridge Sacred Heart defeated host Mayfield Senior in a Dig for the Cure match that raised money for cancer research on Monday. The two teams include Abby Kim (front row, from left), Emma Willingham, Zoe Grace, Caitlin Du, Maddie Kaufman, Hayley Eaves, Ashlynn Hurley, Amelia Velasquez, Grace Brewer and Alex Lewis. Back: Ferryn Drake, Peyton Dejardin, Ivana Alejo, Ellie Lund, Katherine Collins, Tatum Anderson, Nikki Garriola, Emmie Barnard, Mariana Trujillo, Sarah Tupy, Sarah Smith, Evy Favretto, Kate Grinnell, Jessica Maalouf and Annelise Rising.

The Flintridge Sacred Heart varsity girls’ volleyball team snapped a three-match losing streak by sweeping host Mayfield Senior, 25-19, 26-24, 25-18, in a nonleague contest on Monday. Continue reading “FSHA Defeats Mayfield Senior; Poly Wins League Crown”

San Marino Picks Up Another Win Against Top 10 Opponent

Senior Grace Carter teamed up with Elaine Wu and won two doubles sets.
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Senior Grace Carter teamed up with Elaine Wu and won two doubles sets.

San Marino High School girls’ tennis head coach Melwin Pereira does not envision his squad as an Open Division team, but his players are making a case for it as the Titans picked up another big win on Monday.
SMHS, ranked No. 7 in CIF Southern Section Division 1, traveled to Arcadia High and defeated the No. 10-ranked Apaches, 10-8, in a nonleague match on Monday.
Pereira, who was without his top player Anessa Lee, got six sets in doubles play and managed to get four singles victories from two freshmen. Selena Wu swept her opponents, 6-0, 6-2, 6-0, and Nathalie Genyk added one victory. Continue reading “San Marino Picks Up Another Win Against Top 10 Opponent”

San Marino Shut Out by Monrovia in League

Nick Singhal was one of San Marino’s highlights in a 35-0 loss to Monrovia last Friday. The junior ran for 115 yards on 26 carries. The Titans fell to 1-6 on the season and will travel to South Pasadena for a league game this Friday.
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Nick Singhal was one of San Marino’s highlights in a 35-0 loss to Monrovia last Friday. The junior ran for 115 yards on 26 carries. The Titans fell to 1-6 on the season and will travel to South Pasadena for a league game this Friday.

The San Marino High School varsity football team faced a tough preseason schedule and it didn’t get any easier in its Rio Hondo League opener last Friday. Continue reading “San Marino Shut Out by Monrovia in League”