The San Marino High School varsity boys’ basketball team remained in the hunt for a CIF Southern Section playoff berth by defeating host Pasadena Blair, 69-32, in a Rio Hondo League contest last Friday.
The Titans (13-9 overall record, 3-2 in league) found success against the Vikings’ zone defense, scoring 19 points in the first quarter to build a double-digit lead early. San Marino kept its foot on the pedal and led comfortably, 52-24, through three quarters of play. Continue reading “San Marino Rebounds at Blair; Holds On to 3rd Place in Standings”
The San Marino High School varsity boys’ basketball team’s four-game winning streak came to an end last Friday following a tough 59-58 loss to visiting Temple City.
The matchup was close from the start as the Rams led by only one after one quarter of play. The Titans played stingy defense in the second quarter to go into the half with a 26-22 lead. Continue reading “Titans’ Win Streak Snapped by Temple City”
The San Marino High School varsity boys’ basketball team got off to a stellar start in Rio Hondo League play with a dominant 56-40 victory over visiting rival South Pasadena last Saturday.
The Titans (11-7 overall record) managed to build a double-digit lead at the half because of its stingy defense. They pressured the Tigers’ shooters and limited them to only two 3-pointers in the first two quarters. South Pasadena (2-13 overall) improved on offense in the second half but was unable to muster a good run to get back in the game. Continue reading “San Marino Clobbers South Pasadena in League Opener”
The winter sports season is well under way but local news outlets and organizations are still recognizing the high school football athletes from the fall.
The most recent recognition comes from online publication Cal-Hi Sports, which covers all major sports and athletes in the state. A list of All-State football nominees from the Southern Section was recently released and San Marino High School running back Beau Hobbie was the lone Rio Hondo League player to be named. Continue reading “Hobbie Nominated for Cal-Hi Sports All-State Team”
The San Marino High School varsity boys’ basketball team competed in the Vista Tri-City Holiday Tournament last week and finished with a 2-2 record.
The Titans (9-7 overall record) opened the competition by defeating Avalon, 72-41, last Thursday. The squad then played two tough opponents in Encino Holy Martyrs and Newport Beach Sage Hill on Friday.
San Marino battled Holy Martyrs in a close game, but the Armens pulled away for the 50-44 victory. The Titans suffered another defeat hours later when they fell to the Lightning, 67-62. SMHS struggled to contain Sage Hill’s 6-9 center. Continue reading “Titans Win Two Games in Tri-City Holiday Tournament”
The San Marino High School varsity boys’ basketball team will be traveling to Vista this week to compete in the Tri-City Classic.
The Titans participated in the tournament last year and turned in a stellar performance. They defeated Lancaster Desert Christian, King’s Academy of Sunnyvale and San Diego Francis Parker to clinch a berth in the championship game. The Titans closed out the competition falling to Los Angeles Pilibos and placing second. Continue reading “San Marino Basketball Returns to Action, Soccer Takes a Break”
The San Marino High School varsity boys’ basketball team fell to San Gabriel, 44-36, in the final game of the Pasadena Polytechnic Tournament last Saturday.
The Titans pressured the Matadors and limited them to only 25 points in the first half. However, San Marino struggled to find its rhythm offensively and trailed by 14 after two quarters of play. Continue reading “San Marino Drops Final Tournament Game”
After a memorable playoff run two years ago, San Marino High School head basketball coach Mihail Papadopulos and his program suddenly had high expectations to live up to last season.
The Titans managed to qualify for the CIF Southern Section playoffs despite a 4-6 record in Rio Hondo League play and won a first-round game before falling to No. 4-seeded San Luis Obispo. Continue reading “San Marino Showing Signs of Good Chemistry”