Shelton at Home With Los Angeles Rams

Photo courtesy Los Angeles Rams Coleman Shelton (center with ball), a Pasadena native, was signed by the Los Angeles Rams six days prior to the team’s season opener.
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Coleman Shelton (center with ball), a Pasadena native, was signed by the Los Angeles Rams six days prior to the team’s season opener.

Coleman Shelton had visited the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum numerous times throughout his life, most notably as a member of the Washington Huskies football team. The Pasadena native mostly set foot on the stadium’s real grass as a rival taking on USC, but that changed last September. Continue reading “Shelton at Home With Los Angeles Rams”

Pasadena Poly Football Set to Join Rio Hondo League

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The Pasadena Poly varsity football team will be competing in the Rio Hondo League in the 2020 season. Panthers head coach Chris Schmoke (above) is 3-2 against RHL squads since taking over in 2013.

The 2020 high school football season is already looking interesting with the Rio Hondo League adding Pasadena Poly. Continue reading “Pasadena Poly Football Set to Join Rio Hondo League”

Announcer White Adds to Rose Bowl Tradition

Rose Bowl public address announcer Chuck White will be calling his 20th game when Oregon faces Wisconsin on Jan. 1.
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Rose Bowl public address announcer Chuck White will be calling his 20th game when Oregon faces Wisconsin on Jan. 1.

The experience of the Rose Bowl Game is a memorable one that includes Southern California weather, the San Gabriel Mountains in the background, a battle between two of college football’s best teams and one voice to guide the 94,000-plus fans in attendance. Continue reading “Announcer White Adds to Rose Bowl Tradition”

Local Quarterback Committed to Play at Alabama

Bryce Young
Bryce Young

After leading Santa Ana Mater Dei to a memorable 12-1 season, Pasadena resident Bryce Young was to have signed a national letter of intent as early as Wednesday to play football for head coach Nick Saban at the University of Alabama.
Young was recently named the Gatorade California Player of the Year, becoming the fourth Monarch to win the award.
The announcement of the signing was set to occur during the Outlook’s press deadline. Continue reading “Local Quarterback Committed to Play at Alabama”

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”

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”

Rebels Down San Marino; La Salle Defeats FSHA in Tourney Final

Flintridge Prep’s Alex Kyriakakis had seven kills in a victory over San Marino.
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Flintridge Prep’s Alex Kyriakakis had seven kills in a victory over San Marino.

The Flintridge Prep varsity girls’ volleyball team didn’t get off to the best start at San Marino High School on Monday.
The Rebels committed errors on serves and gave up the first game against the Titans in a nonleague match but battled back and came away with a four-set victory, 19-25, 25-21, 25-10, 25-14.
“I call it a Monday wake-up call,” said Prep head coach Sean Beattie. “San Marino is a good team, and we strolled in thinking we were a better team, maybe? We got smacked in the face and woke up. They served very well in the first game and we did not.”
Flintridge Prep (12-3 overall record, 4-3 in league) trailed in the third game, 5-2, and responded with a 17-2 run, the biggest of the match. The Rebels cruised to a nonleague victory following the run.
“We served better as the match went on and passed better,” Beattie said. “Once we pass better, we’re able to use our middles, and once we use them, it opens up the outside.” Continue reading “Rebels Down San Marino; La Salle Defeats FSHA in Tourney Final”

St. Francis Edges Mira Costa, 23-21

SFHS quarterback Jack Clougherty threw two touchdowns in his debut.
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SFHS quarterback Jack Clougherty threw two touchdowns in his debut.

By Alexander Payne
The Outlook


The St. Francis varsity football team opened its season by winning a nail biter, 23-21, over Mira Costa of Manhattan Beach last Friday.
In his first start with the Golden Knights, junior quarterback Jack Clougherty, completed 20 of 32 passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns. Senior running back Kevin Armstead rushed for 71 yards on 20 carries and one score. Junior receiver Bryson Reeves finished with 10 receptions for 128 yards and one key interception. Sophomore Max Garrison also made his presence known through big hits, hard runs and a couple of big-time catches. Continue reading “St. Francis Edges Mira Costa, 23-21”

Local Athlete Sprints to 3rd Place in Pan American Games

Cravon Gillespie
Cravon Gillespie

Pasadena native Cravon Gillespie accomplished just about everything he could at the University of Oregon, earning him the George Scharpf Outstanding Athlete Award that is given to a male track and field athlete with outstanding athletic achievement.
The local sprinter added another accolade as a 23-year-old professional at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, last Friday. Gillespie won a bronze medal by helping Team USA post a time of 38.79 seconds in the 4×100-meter relay along with Jaret Eaton, Bryce Robinson and Michael Rodgers.
“He’s been doing what he needs to do,” said Gillespie’s father Tommy. “He’s been working so hard in all the races he’s been in. I think he’ll get better after he rests in the fall and comes back in 2020.” Continue reading “Local Athlete Sprints to 3rd Place in Pan American Games”

Knights’ Tale: Bonds Marks 2 Decades as Head Coach

Jim Bonds
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After winning a CIF title with Newhall Hart, Jim Bonds went on to play quarterback at UCLA.

Much has changed in the area since 2000, with local football programs having their ups and downs and coaches on the move. The sport of football and its players have certainly evolved in the past two decades, but there remains one constant in St. Francis High School football.
The Golden Knights are a consistent power in the football world, with 18 CIF Southern Section playoff appearances in the last 19 years — a remarkable feat for Jim Bonds, who is entering his 20th season as St. Francis’ head coach.
“A few people had asked me about how many years, and I had to go back and do the math,” he said. “I saw that it’s going to be 20. I can’t believe it.”
That kind of loyalty to one school is rare nowadays, and Principal Tom Moran is glad Bonds chose St. Francis in 2000.
“It’s remarkable,” Moran said. “I’m sure he has had opportunities and will continue to have them. We’re very blessed he’s decided to make St. Francis his home.” Continue reading “Knights’ Tale: Bonds Marks 2 Decades as Head Coach”