The Polytechnic varsity girls’ water polo team is no stranger to adversity. The squad opened the season ranked last out of 33 teams in CIF-Southern Section Division 5 and clawed its way to the No. 1 seed in the postseason.
That resiliency was on full display in the CIF-SS Division 5 championship match Saturday with the Panthers overcoming an early three-goal deficit to defeat No. 3-seeded Xavier Prep of Palm Desert, 10-5, at Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine on Saturday. Continue reading “Polytechnic Erases Deficit to Win 2nd CIF Championship”
The Flintridge Prep varsity girls’ remarkable postseason run came to an end on Tuesday. The No. 2-seeded Torrance South scored early and often, defeating the host Rebels, 5-2, in a CIF-Southern Section Division 3 semifinal on Tuesday. Continue reading “Flintridge Prep Falls in Semis”
The Flintridge Prep varsity girls’ basketball team looked well on its way toward another semifinal with a double-digit lead over visiting La Salle in the CIF-Southern Section Division 3A quarterfinals last week, but Julia Macabuhay scored 27 points in the second half to rally her team past the No. 2-seeded Rebels, 68-61. Continue reading “Rebels Knocked Off by La Salle”
The Flintridge Prep varsity girls’ soccer team did just about everything right against Polytechnic last Saturday. The Rebels fought for every loose ball and controlled the match, showing why their one of the best teams in the Prep League.
“They’re organized, they’re well coached, they play a good brand of soccer and are dangerous at all times,” said Panthers head coach Patrick Gray. “At a moment’s notice, they can attack.”
The Panthers showed they, too, are capable of attacking quickly, taking advantage of two counter attacks to defeat the Rebels, 2-0, in a league match at Babcock Field.
The Polytechnic varsity girls’ basketball team held visiting Mayfield Senior’s offense at bay to come away with a 34-26 victory in a Prep League game last Friday.
The Cubs (2-10 overall, 0-3 in league) were limited to only three points in the second and six in the third, allowing the Panthers to pull away for the win.
Sarah Johnson led Poly with 12 points and seven steals, and Kristin Toyota added 11 points. Juliana Lai netted eight points, Jennifer Lu contributed two points and Alexis Pappachan contributed one point.
Katie Tupy led Mayfield with seven points and four rebounds, and Trinity Gomez added six points, four assists and three steals. Jessica Zovak netted four points, Malayna Domingo had three points, Marguerite Irie finished with two points and six rebounds, and Amanda Mar and Jack Baggott contributed two points each.
Poly (11-2 overall, 4-1 in league) will host Lynwood Firebaugh in a Prep League game this Saturday, Jan. 21, at 2:30 p.m. Continue reading “Polytechnic, Flintridge Prep, Westridge Win League Games”
The Maranatha High School varsity boys’ basketball team clobbered visiting Whittier Christian of La Habra, 58-33, in the teams’ Olympic League opener last week.
Senior Jessie Elrod led the Minutemen with 16 points, nine rebounds and two steals, and Chris Austin added 10 rebounds and three rebounds. Terrance Lang totaled six points and five rebounds, Josh Kim finished with six points and three rebounds, Sean Espinosa chipped in five points, three rebounds, six assists and two steals, Khamron Cantrell scored five points, Wes Clarkson netted three points and grabbed three rebounds, Skyye DeCatur had two points and two assists, Brad Lee and Mason Swinnie contributed two points each, and Tevan Khudatyan finished with a point and four assists.
The Minutemen (7-7 overall record, 1-0 in league) will host Cerritos Valley Christian in a league contest this Friday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. Continue reading “Maranatha Wins League Game; Flintridge Prep, St. Francis Fall”
When pressed to recall a moment that stands out regarding Pasadena native Coleman Shelton, University of Washington offensive line coach Chris Strausser wasn’t able to come up with one.
“I don’t really have a story like that to share,” said Strausser, who is also the associate head coach. “[Shelton is] focused and competitive. That’s just how he is on a day-to-day basis. I’ve never had one day where I wished Coleman would have gone harder.” Continue reading “Pasadena Native Lining Up for College Football Playoff”
“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”
These are the poignant words of Jackie Robinson, one of the most significant pioneers in the history of a country founded by them. Before he became the first African-American to play major-league baseball, persevering through prejudice to pave the way for countless others in every walk of life, Robinson grew up right here on these Pasadena streets. Continue reading “Baseball Field Restored at Jackie Robinson’s Alma Mater”
On a recent afternoon at Door of Hope’s transitional apartment complex, several children who have been left homeless as a result of domestic violence emerged from their living quarters and stepped outside into the fresh air. Many reside here with their mothers and usually don’t venture beyond the building’s walls for security reasons. On this day, though, a surprise awaited them in the facility’s side yard. Continue reading “A Hoop of Hope Brightens Lives at Homeless Facility”