Polytechnic Downs Flintridge Prep; Maranatha, La Salle Pick Up League Wins

By Alexander Payne
The Outlook

The rivalry game between Flintridge Prep and Polytechnic was close early on, but Panthers Franco Alonso, Robby Wilson, Trent Steele and Jason Mayo broke the game open and led their squad to a 15-7 victory in a Prep League contest at the Glendale Sports Complex last Friday.
Franco blasted a home run and a double, scored five runs, had three runs batted in and stole two bases. Wilson finished with two hits, including a double, and three RBIs, Steele belted two doubles, drove in two runs and scored three times, and Mayo collected four hits, scored three runs and stole three bases. Continue reading “Polytechnic Downs Flintridge Prep; Maranatha, La Salle Pick Up League Wins”

Local Athletes, Coach Recognized by CIF-SS

Photo courtesy Eric Danielson Flintridge Prep senior Spencer Harris made the All-CIF Division 6 boys’ soccer first team after helping the Rebels win a Prep League title.
Photo courtesy Eric Danielson
Flintridge Prep senior Spencer Harris made the All-CIF Division 6 boys’ soccer first team after helping the Rebels win a Prep League title.

The CIF Southern Section released its All-CIF honors list on Monday and it included athletes from Flintridge Prep, Polytechnic, La Salle, Maranatha, Westridge, Flintridge Sacred Heart and St. Francis.
Five Rebels were recognized by CIF-SS in three winter sports. Flintridge Prep junior Kaitlyn Chen made the Division 2A girls’ basketball first team after averaging 18.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.7 steals per game. Boys’ soccer standouts Silas Chavez and Spencer Harris made the Division 6 first team, and Makenna Dominguez and Mikaela Celeste earned sports on the Division 2 girls’ soccer first team. Dominguez scored 36 goals and recorded 35 assists in 23 matches, and Celeste scored 28 and finished with a team-high 43 assists.

Photo courtesy Eric Danielson Sophie Markarem earned a spot on the Division 5 girls’ soccer first team after helping Westridge reach the CIF-SS title match.
Photo courtesy Eric Danielson
Sophie Markarem earned a spot on the Division 5 girls’ soccer first team after helping Westridge reach the CIF-SS title match.

Three Panthers were among those listed by CIF in boys’ soccer and girls’ water polo. Alexander Walsh helped the Poly boys’ soccer team finish its season with an overall record of 11-7-3, earning him a spot on the Division 6 first team. Talie Wilmans and Caroline Kelleher both made the All-CIF Division 6 girls’ water polo first team after leading the Panthers to a Prep League championship. Wilmans scored 122 goals, averaging nearly six per match, and recorded 59 assists and 81 steals. Kelleher was second on the team in scoring with 90 goals and finished with 40 steals. Continue reading “Local Athletes, Coach Recognized by CIF-SS”

Ohara to Step Down as Flintridge Prep A.D., Coach

Photo courtesy Eric Danielson Garrett Ohara resigned as the Flintridge Prep boys’ basketball coach and will step down as athletic director this summer.
Photo courtesy Eric Danielson
Garrett Ohara resigned as the Flintridge Prep boys’ basketball coach and will step down as athletic director this summer.

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”

La Salle, Poly Pick Up League Wins

By Alexander Payne
The Outlook

Photo courtesy David Thomas Mark Daley scored the lone run in a 1-0 victory over Montebello Cantwell-Sacred Heart last Friday. La Salle improved to 7-2 on the season.
Photo courtesy David Thomas
Mark Daley scored the lone run in a 1-0 victory over Montebello Cantwell-Sacred Heart last Friday. La Salle improved to 7-2 on the season.

The La Salle varsity baseball team edged visiting Montebello Cantwell-Sacred Heart, 1-0, in a Del Rey League contest last Friday.
The game’s low score is reflective of it being a battle of pitchers. Sophomore Casey Spencer turned in a stellar performance for the Lancers recording eight strikeouts and surrendering only three hits.
Cardinals senior pitcher Mikie Gill faced 22 batters and recorded five strikeouts and gave up five hits.
The lone run of the game came in the bottom of the sixth inning from La Salle junior Mark Daley, who got on base by way of a double that went in between the second- and third-base gap. Daley was able to slide into third following a sacrifice fly from Blake Hardy. After a long pitch count, junior Matt Oliden hit the ball right at the second basemen who bobbled it and gave Daley enough time to score. Continue reading “La Salle, Poly Pick Up League Wins”

Rebels Win Three Straight

By Alexander Payne
The Outlook

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”

Flintridge Sacred Heart Wins Regional; La Salle Edged in Rematch

Photo by Oscar Areliz / OUTLOOK The Flintridge Sacred Heart varsity girls’ soccer team defeated visiting Culver City, 3-0, to claim its first CIF State Southern California Regional title since 2010.
Photo by Oscar Areliz / OUTLOOK
The Flintridge Sacred Heart varsity girls’ soccer team defeated visiting Culver City, 3-0, to claim its first CIF State Southern California Regional title since 2010.

A week removed from having been denied a CIF Southern Section Division 3 championship, the Flintridge Sacred Heart varsity girls’ soccer team was determined to not let history repeat itself in the state playoffs at St. Francis High School’s Friedman Field on Saturday. Continue reading “Flintridge Sacred Heart Wins Regional; La Salle Edged in Rematch”

Flintridge Sacred Heart Edged in Final

By Alexander Payne
The Outlook

Photo courtesy Eric Danielson FSHA junior Lauren Bolte created opportunities for her team in the Tologs’ 1-0 loss to Oak Hills of Hesperia last Saturday.
Photo courtesy Eric Danielson
FSHA junior Lauren Bolte created opportunities for her team in the Tologs’ 1-0 loss to Oak Hills of Hesperia last Saturday.

The Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy varsity girls’ soccer team fell short of capturing its second CIF Southern Section title in the program’s history, falling to visiting Oak Hills of Hesperia, 1-0, in the Division 3 championship at St. Francis High School last Saturday.
The lone goal of the match came in the 21st minute when freshman Kolo Suliafu held off a defender and chipped the ball into the back of the net after receiving a long pass from her sister, Tupou.
The Bulldogs (22-2-2 overall record) backed off their attack in the second half and switched to a 4-4-2 formation after opening with a 4-3-3. Continue reading “Flintridge Sacred Heart Edged in Final”

Lancers Edge Tartans in PKs

Photo by Oscar Areliz / OUTLOOK Anaise Nugent and Tatum Mediano helped La Salle defeat St. Margaret’s, 4-2, in a penalty kick shootout to capture the CIF-SS Division 4 title.
Photo by Oscar Areliz / OUTLOOK
Anaise Nugent and Tatum Mediano helped La Salle defeat St. Margaret’s, 4-2, in a penalty kick shootout to capture the CIF-SS Division 4 title.

The La Salle varsity girls’ soccer team had to defeat visiting St. Margaret’s of San Juan Capistrano twice to claim the CIF Southern Section Division 4 championship at Kohorst Field last Saturday.
The Lancers edged the Tartans, 4-2, in a penalty kick shootout following a 2-2 tie in regulation and overtime to claim the program’s third CIF plaque in school history.
“It feels so amazing,” said sophomore Celine Akroush. “We’ve worked so hard throughout the season. We’ve had our ups and downs, but we got it. We made it, and we won twice, not once, because of the ref.” Continue reading “Lancers Edge Tartans in PKs”

Westridge Denied in Shootout, 4-1

Photo courtesy Eric Danielson N-Dea Goodwin constantly pressured the defense of Fountain Valley Los Amigos but couldn’t score in regulation and overtime. The Tigers fell to the Lobos, 4-1, in a penalty kick shootout.
Photo courtesy Eric Danielson
N-Dea Goodwin constantly pressured the defense of Fountain Valley Los Amigos but couldn’t score in regulation and overtime. The Tigers fell to the Lobos, 4-1, in a penalty kick shootout.

The Westridge varsity girls’ soccer team did everything it could to win a CIF Southern Section title.
The Tigers controlled the ball, generated more scoring opportunities than and completely shut down Los Amigos of Fountain Valley at Garden Grove High School last Friday. However, they couldn’t get that final touch to get the ball into the back of the net in regulation or overtime, allowing the Lobos to defeat Westridge, 4-1, in the Division 5 championship.
“I just feel like we couldn’t put it in the back of the net,” said Westridge head coach Tulio Marroquin. “It was going to be a game of long balls, and we knew that coming into it. It was going to be a physical match. Credit to them, they knew what to do and did it well. We had every chance from every angle and just couldn’t find the back of the net.” Continue reading “Westridge Denied in Shootout, 4-1”