Local High School Sports Teams Return to Action

Photo courtesy Jennifer Godwin-Minto
Poly held its first official high school athletics event last week, hosting Flintridge Prep in an outdoor volleyball match played on grass. The Panthers’ water polo teams also played matches against the Wolves in the pool.

It’s been a long journey for administrators, coaches and athletes, but high school sports are officially back in Pasadena.
Cross-country teams began running after being given the green light by state and county officials, and some schools have set up volleyball nets outdoors to give players an opportunity to play while adhering to health orders.
Mayfield Senior held its first sporting event in 358 days last Thursday, hosting San Marino High School and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy to outdoor volleyball matches. The sight of volleyball players competing outdoors while wearing masks was strange, but Cubs Athletic Director Steve Bergen was just glad to give the athletes a chance to play, even if it is a shortened season with no playoffs or championships.
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Poly, Mayfield, St. Francis Athletes Shine in Finals

Athletes from Polytechnic, Mayfield Senior, St. Francis, Maranatha and Flintridge Sacred Heart competed in the CIF Southern Section Track and Field Finals at El Camino College in Torrance last weekend.
Xian Shively concluded his career at Poly on a high note by winning the Division 4 crown in the 3,200-meter run. The senior standout finished in 9 minutes, 17.27 seconds and will move on to this Saturday’s Masters Meet at El Camino College.

Photo courtesy John Babcock Xian Shively won the CIF-SS Division 4 title for the 3,200-meter run with a time of 9 minutes, 17.27 seconds.
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Xian Shively won the CIF-SS Division 4 title for the 3,200-meter run with a time of 9 minutes, 17.27 seconds.

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Local Athletes Shine in Prelims, Qualify for Finals

Photo courtesy Polytechnic Polytechnic had three standout divers competing in the CIF-SS Division 3 finals. Tom Amsbry (left) won the Division 3 boys’ crown, Krystal Irwin (center) won the girls’ diving championship and Ben Smith placed second.
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Polytechnic had three standout divers competing in the CIF-SS Division 3 finals. Tom Amsbry (left) won the Division 3 boys’ crown, Krystal Irwin (center) won the girls’ diving championship and Ben Smith placed second.

Athletes from Polytechnic, Mayfield Senior, Maranatha High School, Flintridge Sacred Heart and St. Francis turned in solid performances in the CIF Southern Section preliminaries last week and qualified for the championship finals.
Three Panthers will move on to this weekend’s Division 4 finals. Xian Shively placed second in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 9 minutes, 39.81 seconds and fourth in the 1,600 with a time of 4:18.80 to qualify.
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Mayfield, Flintridge Prep Win Prep League Championships

Photo courtesy Eric Sun The Mayfield Senior cross-country team had five runners place among the top eight to win the Prep League championship at Pierce College last week. The talented group, guided by head coach Eric Sun, includes Cameron Gomez (from left), McKenna Smith, Emma Linde, Sidney Hendricks, Maggie Kiechler, Emma Cadena and Audrey Suarez.
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The Mayfield Senior cross-country team had five runners place among the top eight to win the Prep League championship at Pierce College last week. The talented group, guided by head coach Eric Sun, includes Cameron Gomez (from left), McKenna Smith, Emma Linde, Sidney Hendricks, Maggie Kiechler, Emma Cadena and Audrey Suarez.
Photo by Oscar Areliz / OUTLOOK The Flintridge Prep varsity boys’ cross-country team won the Prep League crown for the 26th time in the past 27 years. The squad, ranked No. 1 in CIF State Division 5, includes Ethan Moutes (from left), Carson Hasbrouck, Bennett Oakes, Evan Pattinelli, Seb Evans and Grady Morrissey.
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The Flintridge Prep varsity boys’ cross-country team won the Prep League crown for the 26th time in the past 27 years. The squad, ranked No. 1 in CIF State Division 5, includes Ethan Moutes (from left), Carson Hasbrouck, Bennett Oakes, Evan Pattinelli, Seb Evans and Grady Morrissey.

In a battle of No. 1 teams, it was the Mayfield Senior cross-country squad that came out on top with five runners placing among the top eight to defeat Flintridge Prep, 22-43, in the Prep League Finals at Pierce College on Saturday.
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Polytechnic Edges Rival Flintridge Prep, 4-3

The Polytechnic varsity softball team rallied from a two-run deficit and defeated visiting rival Flintridge Prep, 4-3, in a Prep League game last week.
Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the fifth, the Panthers got an RBI sacrifice fly from Maddie Magee and a run-scoring single from Megan Kelleher to tie the game. Poly recaptured the lead in the sixth when Ella Cornwell blasted a single to score Ali Ulin.
Pitcher Brennah Bronk retired three Rebels in the top of the seventh to pick up the win and help Poly improve to 4-0 in league. She allowed four hits, three runs and struck out seven. Continue reading “Polytechnic Edges Rival Flintridge Prep, 4-3”