Titans Fall to Woodcrest Christian in Quarterfinals

Photos courtesy Eric Danielson San Marino outfielder Jessica Van Fossan had the second most putouts on the team. She scored two runs in the Titans’ playoff win over Sierra Vista.
Photos courtesy Eric Danielson
San Marino outfielder Jessica Van Fossan had the second most putouts on the team. She scored two runs in the Titans’ playoff win over Sierra Vista.

The San Marino High School varsity softball team’s stellar postseason run came to an end last week as the Titans were edged by host Riverside Woodcrest Christian, 4-2, in a CIF Southern Section Division 6 quarterfinal last week.
The Titans jumped out to a two-run lead in the first inning but the Royals fought back with a run in the second and added three more in the third frame.
Four runs turned out to be enough for junior pitcher Paige Markley, who settled down following a rough start and held San Marino’s offense at bay through the rest of the contest. The ace allowed two runs on six hits, walked two and struck out four in a complete game.
SMHS ace Claire Streeter was also solid in the circle, surrendering four runs on nine hits and striking out 11 in six innings of work. Continue reading “Titans Fall to Woodcrest Christian in Quarterfinals”

San Marino Cruises Into 2nd Round of Playoffs

Jessica Van Fossan scored two runs in San Marino’s 22-0 rout over Saddleback Valley Christian last week.
Jessica Van Fossan scored two runs in San Marino’s 22-0 rout over Saddleback Valley Christian last week.

The San Marino High School varsity softball team carried over its winning ways from the regular season into the postseason, most recently defeating host United Christian Academy of Rancho Cucamonga, 13-1, in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 5 playoffs last week.
The Titans scored early and broke out in the bottom of the third with nine runs to build an 11-0 lead. The umpire called the game after five innings because of the mercy rule.
Macy Mooney led San Marino’s offense with four runs batted in, and Erin Hill was 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and one run. Kinu Takasugi was 2-for-3 with three runs, Charis Chung was 2-for-3 with a double, one RBI and one run, Justene Huang singled twice, scored three runs and drove in a run, Sierra DuNah doubled, scored and had two RBIs, Kate Brunner drove in a run and scored, Jessica Van Fossan singled and scored, and Alyssa Beck and Peyton Diaz each scored a run. Bella Escobar, Mooney and Van Fossan each stole a base. Continue reading “San Marino Cruises Into 2nd Round of Playoffs”

San Marino Girls Win League Title; Boys Finish 2nd

San Marino standout Tristan Lin won the 100-yard butterfly and breaststroke events.
Photos by Oscar Areliz / OUTLOOK
San Marino standout Tristan Lin won the 100-yard butterfly and breaststroke events.

San Marino High School was well represented in the Rio Hondo League Swimming Championships with the boys’ and girls’ teams fighting for first place down to the final race last Friday at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center.
The girls’ team tallied 442 points and finished just behind La Cañada (459 points), but the Titans clinched at least a share of the of the league crown by winning all league meets prior to the finals. Head coach Mark Barr guided San Marino to its third league title in the past four years. Continue reading “San Marino Girls Win League Title; Boys Finish 2nd”

Titans Back in Postseason Race With Win Streak

Photos courtesy Eric Danielson Calvin Ryan earned a win in the Titans’ 6-3 upset victory over first-place La Cañada last Wednesday.
Photos courtesy Eric Danielson
Calvin Ryan earned a win in the Titans’ 6-3 upset victory over first-place La Cañada last Wednesday.

The San Marino High School varsity baseball team extended its winning streak to four games, most recently defeating visiting Monrovia, 2-1, in a Rio Hondo League contest last Friday.
Two runs were enough for pitcher Noah Herrera, who tossed five innings and allowed one unearned run on four hits and three walks and struck out five. Kade Wentz relieved his teammate and allowed only one hit and walked one and struck out three in two innings of work to pick up the save.
Dihlan Anvekar was 1-for-2 with a run batted in, and Jazz de Perio and Tommy Long each scored a run. Beau Hobbie had an RBI, Wentz hit a double and Sean Richardson collected two singles and stole a base.
The Titans (5-7 overall record, 4-3 in league), who moved from fourth place to third last week with three league wins, hosted Brea Olinda in a nonleague game on Tuesday, April 2. San Marino will take a small break and return to action on Wednesday, April 10, against visiting South Pasadena at 3:30 p.m. Continue reading “Titans Back in Postseason Race With Win Streak”

San Marino Looks to Win 1st League Title Since 2004

Photo courtesy SMHS Athletics The San Marino High School varsity boys’ golf team is on a mission to end its 14-year drought and win the Rio League title this season. The squad includes Aaron Im (front row, from left), Adrian Chiu, Alec Cabalinan, Ryan Ko, Taylor Suetsugu, Leo Ke and Jia Hu. Back: Head coach Matt Jiggins, Elvin Syiau, Thomas Agajanian, Dawson Yang, Andrew Cronk, Tony Chen and Alex Chuang.
Photo courtesy SMHS Athletics
The San Marino High School varsity boys’ golf team is on a mission to end its 14-year drought and win the Rio League title this season. The squad includes Aaron Im (front row, from left), Adrian Chiu, Alec Cabalinan, Ryan Ko, Taylor Suetsugu, Leo Ke and Jia Hu. Back: Head coach Matt Jiggins, Elvin Syiau, Thomas Agajanian, Dawson Yang, Andrew Cronk, Tony Chen and Alex Chuang.

The Rio Hondo League has been dominated by one program for more than a decade and the San Marino High School varsity boys’ golf team is determined to put an end to that.
The Titans have shown potential during the preseason with a mixture of young talent and seasoned golfers.
“It’s actually a really young team, which is exciting,” said SMHS head coach Matt Jiggins. “We have three freshmen, one sophomore and two seniors making up our top six.” Continue reading “San Marino Looks to Win 1st League Title Since 2004”

Titans Edged by Temple City in League, 4-2

Photos courtesy Eric Danielson Grant Spitzer hit a double and drove in a run in the Titans’ 4-2 loss against Temple City last Friday. San Marino fell to 1-6 on the season.
Photos courtesy Eric Danielson
Grant Spitzer hit a double and drove in a run in the Titans’ 4-2 loss against Temple City last Friday. San Marino fell to 1-6 on the season.

The San Marino High School varsity baseball team squandered a two-run lead and fell to visiting Temple City last Friday, 4-2, in a Rio Hondo League contest.
The Titans jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning and held on to that advantage for two more innings. The Rams broke out in the top of the fourth with three runs and added an insurance run in the final frame. Continue reading “Titans Edged by Temple City in League, 4-2”

San Marino Picks Up 1st Rio Hondo League Win

Photos courtesy Eric Danielson Kate Brunner belted a walk-off, two-run home run in the Titans’ 5-4 victory over the Rams last Friday.
Photos courtesy Eric Danielson
Kate Brunner belted a walk-off, two-run home run in the Titans’ 5-4 victory over the Rams last Friday.
Erin Hill helped the Titans defeat Temple City, Rancho Dominguez and King/Drew last week. San Marino improved to 5-3-1 on the season.
Erin Hill helped the Titans defeat Temple City, Rancho Dominguez and King/Drew last week. San Marino improved to 5-3-1 on the season.

Kate Brunner powered the San Marino High School varsity softball team to a 5-4 victory over visiting Temple City in a Rio Hondo League game last Friday.
Brunner belted a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Titans (5-3-1 overall record, 1-1 in league) their first league win of the season. She finished the game 2-for-4 with a run scored and two runs batted in. The Rams struck first in the top of the second, but two runs in the bottom of the third inning and another in the sixth frame erased the deficit. Temple City scored the equalizer in the seventh and took the lead in the following inning, setting up Brunner’s big play. Continue reading “San Marino Picks Up 1st Rio Hondo League Win”

Titans Shut Out in Rio Hondo League Opener

Sean Richardson singled and stole a base for San Marino in the Titans’ 5-0 loss against La Cañada last Friday.
Sean Richardson singled and stole a base for San Marino in the Titans’ 5-0 loss against La Cañada last Friday.

The San Marino High School varsity baseball team dropped its first Rio Hondo League game of the season last Friday, falling to visiting La Cañada, 5-0.
The Spartans got on the board in the fifth inning and added three more runs in the top of the seventh to build a five-run advantage.
The Titans (1-5 overall record, 0-1 in league) were held to only two hits in the contest. Sean Richardson and Grant Spitzer each singled for SMHS and stole a base. Continue reading “Titans Shut Out in Rio Hondo League Opener”

San Marino Athletes Recognized by League Coaches

Photo courtesy Eric Danielson Senior goalkeeper Emily Boutin was named the Rio Hondo League’s most vaulable defensive player.
Photos courtesy Eric Danielson
Senior goalkeeper Emily Boutin was named the Rio Hondo League’s most vaulable defensive player.
Despite the losses, Dhilan Anvekar was one of the best goalies in the league, earning him the most valuable defensive player award.
Despite the losses, Dhilan Anvekar was one of the best goalies in the league, earning him the most valuable defensive player award.

Members of the San Marino High School varsity basketball, soccer and water polo teams recently earned All-Rio Hondo League honors, league officials announced.
The highest honors went to the SMHS boys’ and girls’ soccer programs.
Senior goalkeeper Emily Boutin was named the league’s most valuable defensive player, and teammates Amanda Grannis, Kenzie Tokuchi and Mackenzie Dawes earned a spot on the girls’ soccer first team. Malia Evans, Carly Hittner and Puja Balaji made the second team, and Margaret Hannan and Jillian Tse each received an honorable mention. Continue reading “San Marino Athletes Recognized by League Coaches”

Poly, Flintridge Prep Fall in CIF; St. Francis Moves On

Photo courtesy Eric Danielson Poly fell to San Marino, 43-30, in a CIF-SS Division 4AA wild card contest last week. Senior Nicholas Tu scored five points in his final game as a Panther.
Photo courtesy Eric Danielson
Poly fell to San Marino, 43-30, in a CIF-SS Division 4AA wild card contest last week. Senior Nicholas Tu scored five points in his final game as a Panther.

The Polytechnic varsity boys’ basketball team had everything it needed to challenge visiting San Marino in a CIF Southern Section Division 4AA wild card playoff game.
The Panthers had a seven-point lead, a good rhythm on offense and momentum on its side early in the second half, but that all went away with the brief departure of one player. Continue reading “Poly, Flintridge Prep Fall in CIF; St. Francis Moves On”