The San Marino High School varsity girls’ volleyball team showed flashes of its potential against visiting Flintridge Prep but wasn’t consistent enough as the Rebels came away with a four-set victory, 25-19, 21-25, 10-25, 14-25, in a nonleague match on Monday.
“Well, I have to take into consideration that we’re a young team in terms of leadership,” said SMHS head coach Joseph Rios. “We’re growing still, and hiccups are still going to happen. It’s one of those years where we have to iron out the wrinkles and roll with the punches.
“We didn’t lose a lot of pieces but we lost pieces of leadership. As far as I’m concerned about this year, we’re just looking for the next leader.”
The Titans (6-10 overall record) served well and took advantage of the Rebels’ mistakes in the first game but couldn’t make it two in a row as Flintridge Prep battled for a 25-21 win in Game 2.
San Marino seemed determined to take the third set by scoring five of the first seven points. However, that lead was short-lived as Flintridge Prep (12-3 overall) went on a 17-2 run to build a big lead.
The visiting squad won the third game and carried its momentum into the fourth to take the match.
Erin Hill led San Marino with 14 kills, Leela Anvekar recorded five blocks, Kira Glasse had two aces and Caitlin Nguyen finished with 16 digs.
The Titans went on to host La Cañada in a Rio Hondo League match on Tuesday and will host rival South Pasadena today at 6:30 p.m.
Rios feels confident his young group can bounce back and make a run for one of the league’s postseason berths.
“I feel pretty good about it,” said Rios, who guided last year’s team to its first Rio Hondo League championship in decades. “Last year, our best time was during the second half of league. Now that we know our opponents, we should be able to play better. Also, we played on the road most of the time, so that should give us an edge.”
Now on month three of retirement, Tim Sloan spent some of his time at the Rotary Club of San Marino luncheon last week reflecting on his banking career, but mostly focused on his five lessons in leadership.
Speaking frankly on his retirement, which took effect at the end of June, the former Wells Fargo CEO expressed affection for the company he called home for more than three decades, often using “we” and “us” when referring to the institution. His departure from Wells Fargo occurred amid continued scrutiny of the account fraud scandal, though he was never directly linked to it — he was chief financial officer at the time it was unfolding. Continue reading “Ex-Wells Fargo CEO Imparts Leadership Lessons to Rotary”
The City Council plans to resume closed-session labor negotiations with the municipality’s unions at a special meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 25.
The meeting comes after a closed special meeting on Friday, Sept. 13. Negotiations have taken place throughout a half-dozen similarly closed sessions since the spring. Continue reading “City, Public Employee Unions Keep Striving for Contract”
The San Marino High School varsity girls’ tennis program is usually known for what it has accomplished in the postseason. The Titans have captured 12 CIF Southern Section Championships and numerous Rio Hondo League titles in the school’s history.
Two matches into the season, the Titans are already making headlines and being recognized by CIF by defeating Peninsula of Rolling Hills Estates, 11-7, at home last week. The Panthers have won 15 CIF titles since 1991.
“I’m very happy for the seniors,” said SMHS head coach Melwin Pereira, who doesn’t recall a victory over Peninsula with the girls’ team. “It’s about improving, and they definitely are.” Continue reading “San Marino Off to Stellar Start With Big Win”
The Huntington Library will take on a (slightly) new name to usher in its next 100 years.
Unveiled last Thursday during the institution’s centennial celebration kickoff, the new formal name — the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens — adopts a simple word switch, with “Museum” taking the place of “Collections.” Nevertheless, the change is meant to reflect the Huntington’s evolving attitude for the future. Continue reading “While Marking 100 Years, Huntington Library Focuses on Future”