After reflecting on the most recent season and his career, Garrett Ohara decided to resign as Flintridge Prep athletic director and boys’ basketball coach.
Ohara said he met with Headmaster Peter Bachmann last Monday to let him know of his decision. The longtime coach will continue his duties as athletic director until the end of the school year. Sean Beattie will transition into the role during the summer.
“I just thought, ‘Is Flintridge Prep where I will end up?’” Ohara said. “‘Is it forever my vocation?’ I’m getting older, and after 20 years here coaching and working as A.D., I think I’m losing the passion and fire I had. I don’t want to shortchange the kids. It’s demanding doing both, and I’ve been very appreciative of what I’ve had here at Prep. It’s just time to step away and allow someone else to take these positions.” Continue reading “Ohara to Step Down as Flintridge Prep A.D., Coach”
The San Marino High School varsity baseball team squandered a two-run lead and fell to visiting Temple City last Friday, 4-2, in a Rio Hondo League contest.
The Titans jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning and held on to that advantage for two more innings. The Rams broke out in the top of the fourth with three runs and added an insurance run in the final frame. Continue reading “Titans Edged by Temple City in League, 4-2”
Kate Brunner powered the San Marino High School varsity softball team to a 5-4 victory over visiting Temple City in a Rio Hondo League game last Friday.
Brunner belted a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Titans (5-3-1 overall record, 1-1 in league) their first league win of the season. She finished the game 2-for-4 with a run scored and two runs batted in. The Rams struck first in the top of the second, but two runs in the bottom of the third inning and another in the sixth frame erased the deficit. Temple City scored the equalizer in the seventh and took the lead in the following inning, setting up Brunner’s big play. Continue reading “San Marino Picks Up 1st Rio Hondo League Win”
The Flintridge Prep varsity boys’ golf team looks to capitalize on newfound momentum after a 3-0 start with victories over Temple City and Los Angeles Milken.
The Rebels rallied behind senior captains Ben Sacks and Preston Ho with their consistent play. In the team’s home opener at Altadena Golf Course, Sacks finished with a score of 36 for even par and Ho recorded a 43. Continue reading “Rebels Win Three Straight”
The San Marino High School varsity baseball team dropped its first Rio Hondo League game of the season last Friday, falling to visiting La Cañada, 5-0.
The Spartans got on the board in the fifth inning and added three more runs in the top of the seventh to build a five-run advantage.
The Titans (1-5 overall record, 0-1 in league) were held to only two hits in the contest. Sean Richardson and Grant Spitzer each singled for SMHS and stole a base. Continue reading “Titans Shut Out in Rio Hondo League Opener”
Members of the San Marino High School varsity basketball, soccer and water polo teams recently earned All-Rio Hondo League honors, league officials announced. The highest honors went to the SMHS boys’ and girls’ soccer programs. Senior goalkeeper Emily Boutin was named the league’s most valuable defensive player, and teammates Amanda Grannis, Kenzie Tokuchi and Mackenzie Dawes earned a spot on the girls’ soccer first team. Malia Evans, Carly Hittner and Puja Balaji made the second team, and Margaret Hannan and Jillian Tse each received an honorable mention. Continue reading “San Marino Athletes Recognized by League Coaches”
The La Cañada High School varsity boys’ basketball team fell short of adding another CIF Southern Section plaque to its mantle as top-seeded Ontario Colony edged the Spartans, 50-47, in the Division 2A championship game at Azusa Pacific University’s Felix Center last Saturday. La Cañada led by as many as eight points, 19-11, in the second quarter, but Pepperdine-bound Sedrick Altman helped the Titans fight back and recapture the lead in the third quarter. Timely shots and free throws allowed Colony to pull away for the victory in the final quarter. LCHS head coach Tom Hofman guided the program to its fifth CIF-SS championship appearance in the school’s 56-year history. The Spartans won titles in 1992 and 2011, both under Hofman. Continue reading “Spartans’ Season Ends With Defeat”
The La Cañada High School varsity boys’ basketball team was looking for another historic shot to tie Ontario Colony in the fourth quarter of the CIF Southern Section Division 2A championship at Azusa Pacific University’s Felix Center last Saturday. A missed free throw gave the Spartans possession with 6.2 seconds remaining in the game. However, Ryan Grande’s rushed 3-pointer at the buzzer was off the mark and the Titans held on for a 50-47 victory and their second CIF-SS title in the past three years. Continue reading “La Cañada Edged by Colony in CIF Title Game”
On paper, the No. 5-seeded La Cañada High School varsity boys’ basketball team was the favorite in a CIF State Division 2 first-round playoff game against visiting No. 12 Cathedral Catholic of San Diego.
However, LCHS head coach Tom Hofman knew exactly what his squad was up against and was not disappointed when the Spartans fell to the Dons, 67-55, on Tuesday, ending their stellar season.
“We battled and gave them a good game,” Hofman said. “We needed to hit everything to beat a team like them. They defended us real well in the perimeter. The kids, as they did all year, battled and showed heart and never gave up.”
Cathedral Catholic (24-9 overall record) boasts a balanced squad with five athletes 6-5 or taller. Zach Feehan is the only Spartan taller than 6-5.