San Marino High School varsity football coach Justin Mesa hoped to accomplish a few goals in his first campaign and succeeded on the final day of the regular season as he guided the Titans to a 35-0 rout over visiting Temple City on senior night last Friday. Continue reading “San Marino Blanks Temple City, Qualifies for CIF Playoffs”
The San Marino High School varsity football team picked up a big victory on a memorable evening, defeating visiting La Cañada, 42-7, in a Rio Hondo League game on homecoming night last Friday. Continue reading “Titans Defeat La Cañada, Closing in on Playoff Spot”
San Marino High School varsity football coach Justen Mesa said his team was going to have to play in “playoff” mode in order to win out the remaining Rio Hondo League games on the schedule, and the Titans heeded his call as they executed on both sides of the football to defeat host rival South Pasadena, 10-7, last Friday. Continue reading “Titans Edge South Pasadena, Retain Crowley Cup”
San Marino High School girls’ tennis head coach Melwin Pereira does not envision his squad as an Open Division team, but his players are making a case for it as the Titans picked up another big win on Monday.
SMHS, ranked No. 7 in CIF Southern Section Division 1, traveled to Arcadia High and defeated the No. 10-ranked Apaches, 10-8, in a nonleague match on Monday.
Pereira, who was without his top player Anessa Lee, got six sets in doubles play and managed to get four singles victories from two freshmen. Selena Wu swept her opponents, 6-0, 6-2, 6-0, and Nathalie Genyk added one victory. Continue reading “San Marino Picks Up Another Win Against Top 10 Opponent”
The San Marino High School varsity football team faced a tough preseason schedule and it didn’t get any easier in its Rio Hondo League opener last Friday. Continue reading “San Marino Shut Out by Monrovia in League”
The San Marino High School varsity football team couldn’t keep up with host Newport Harbor of Newport Beach, falling to the Sailors, 48-7, in a nonleague game last Friday.
Newport Harbor, No. 2 in CIF Southern Section Division 9, scored 48 unanswered points and brought the Titans down to 1-5 on the season.
San Marino was the first team to get on the board early when Niko Mavridis connected with Trond Grizzell for a 71-yard touchdown pass with just more than 10 minutes remaining in the first quarter.
That’s as good as it got for the Titans’ offense as junior quarterback Cole Lavin threw five touchdown passes for the Sailors, who improved to 5-0 on the season. He completed 20 of 25 passes for 222 yards. Continue reading “Titans Can’t Slow Down Newport Harbor in 48-7 Defeat”
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.”
The San Marino High School football team was finally able to celebrate a victory last week as the Titans shut out visiting Bell Gardens, 12-0, in a nonleague game. Continue reading “Titans Snap Losing Streak With Victory Over Bell Gardens”
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”
For head coach Robert Zirovich, it was difficult to gauge the potential of this year’s varsity boys’ water polo team with a young roster and two losses to open the regular season.
The Titans fell to Alta Loma High School of Rancho Cucamonga, 13-11, and followed that with a 10-8 defeat against Glendale Hoover, which is ranked No. 5 in CIF Southern Section Division 5. Continue reading “Titans Win Silver Division of Ayala Tournament”