Titans Drop Two Rio Hondo League Games

Photos courtesy Eric Danielson Ethan Deng scored 15 points in the Titans’ loss to South Pasadena last week.
Photos courtesy Eric Danielson
Ethan Deng scored 15 points in the Titans’ loss to South Pasadena last week.

The San Marino High School varsity boys’ basketball team suffered two setbacks in Rio Hondo League play, falling to South Pasadena and La Cañada last week.
The Titans opened the week at South Pasadena last Tuesday and trailed 55-54 through three quarters. The Tigers ultimately pulled away for a big 83-77 victory that put them one game ahead of San Marino in the league standings.
Sean O’Brien led SMHS with 22 points, three rebounds and three assists, and Joey Fuerst chipped in 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Ethan Deng netted 15 points and recorded five assists, Ethan Mo had nine points, Lemuel Li finished with five points and five rebounds, and Trond Grizzell contributed five points.
San Marino then hosted first-place La Cañada in a league contest last Friday. The Titans kept up with the Spartans in the first quarter and trailed by only three points. La Cañada’s defense held SMHS at bay in the second, limiting the home squad to only nine points and building a 34-22 lead at the half. Continue reading “Titans Drop Two Rio Hondo League Games”

Titans Fall in League, Shift Focus to Postseason

Photos by Oscar Areliz  / OUTLOOK San Marino High School standout Luka Wick dominated his La Cañada opponent last week.
Photos by Oscar Areliz / OUTLOOK
San Marino High School standout Luka Wick dominated his La Cañada opponent last week.

The San Marino High School varsity wrestling team won the majority of matches it competed in at La Cañada High School last week. Unfortunately for the Titans, it wasn’t enough as they forfeted too many contests in a 52-25 defeat. Continue reading “Titans Fall in League, Shift Focus to Postseason”

Titans Split League Games, Remain Hopeful of Winning Title

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Trond Grizzell is one of San Marino’s top outside shooters this season.

The San Marino High School varsity boys’ basketball team finished 1-2 last week, splitting its first two Rio Hondo League games and then suffering a 65-59 nonleague loss against visiting La Habra Whittier Christian on Saturday.
The Titans have a solid overall record of 12-6, but SMHS head coach Mihail Papadopulos knows his squad needs to continue to work to reach its potential.
“I love my team,” he said. “They’re really good guys and there’s a genuine love and brotherhood in the locker room. I know they’re going to show up and get better. We haven’t peaked yet, and it will stem from our defense. Once we clean things up defensively, we’ll be better. A lot of it is just trust. We just need to make the right play.” Continue reading “Titans Split League Games, Remain Hopeful of Winning Title”

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”

Titans Compete in CIF Division 4 Championship

Outlook file photo Senior Puja Balaji led the Titans by placing 68th with a time of 19:53.7.
Outlook file photo
Senior Puja Balaji led the Titans by placing 68th with a time of 19:53.7.
Photo courtesy Cindy Wong Senior captain Katie Wong has competed in CIF in all four years at SMHS.
Photo courtesy Cindy Wong
Senior captain Katie Wong has competed in CIF in all four years at SMHS.

The San Marino High School varsity girls’ cross-country team traveled to Riverside for a second consecutive weekend and participated in the CIF Southern Section Division 4 championship race last Saturday.
The Titans recorded 546 points in the team standings, placing them 22nd ahead of Glendora St. Lucy’s and Big Bear. Orange Lutheran won the Division 4 crown with 75 points.
SMHS senior Puja Balaji paced the Titans and finished the race in 19 minutes, 53.7 seconds, placing her 68th, and Peyton Talt was 88th with a time of 20:24.8. Karen Lee posted a time of 21:18.5 and placed 127th, Lily Tong crossed the finish line in 21:45.1, which was good for 141st place, Katie Wong placed 152nd with a time of 22:04.9 and Katelyn Hansa was the final Titan to cross the finish line, posting a time of 24:11.1 and placing 170th.
Correction: Katie Wong was not included in last week’s coverage. The senior captain placed 73rd in the CIF-SS Division 4 prelims with a time of 22 minutes, 25.7 seconds behind Karen Lee, who finished 65th.

San Marino Blanks Temple City, Qualifies for CIF Playoffs

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The Titans defeated the Rams, 35-0, and clinched a CIF Southern Section Division 10 playoff berth. They will travel to Santa Ana to take on Orange in a first-round game at Segerstrom High School this Friday at 7 p.m.

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”

Titans Defeat La Cañada, Closing in on Playoff Spot

Justin Mesa and the San Marino sideline celebrate during the Titans’ 42-7 homecoming victory over La Cañada last Friday. With the win, SMHS controls its own destiny and must defeat Temple City on Nov. 1 to qualify for playoffs.
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Justin Mesa and the San Marino sideline celebrate during the Titans’ 42-7 homecoming victory over La Cañada last Friday. With the win, SMHS controls its own destiny and must defeat Temple City on Nov. 1 to qualify for 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”

Titans Edge South Pasadena, Retain Crowley Cup

The San Marino High School varsity football team defeated Rio Hondo League rival South Pasadena, 10-7, last Friday and retained the Crowley Cup. The Titans extended their winning streak over the Tigers to nine games. San Marino is now 1-1 in league play and will host La Cañada in a league contest this Friday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m.
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The San Marino High School varsity football team defeated Rio Hondo League rival South Pasadena, 10-7, last Friday and retained the Crowley Cup. The Titans extended their winning streak over the Tigers to nine games. San Marino is now 1-1 in league play and will host La Cañada in a league contest this Friday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m.

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”