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”

Titans Win Four CIF Individual Titles, Place Second in Southern Division

Photo courtesy San Marino Athletics The San Marino High School varsity boys’ wrestling team placed second in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division Wrestling Championships last Saturday. Koa Ruiz, Luka Wick, Kurt Trumbull, Caleb Trumbull, Beau Perez, Raul Jimenez, Josh Trumbull and Devyn Che qualified for the Masters Meet.
Photo courtesy San Marino Athletics
The San Marino High School varsity boys’ wrestling team placed second in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division Wrestling Championships last Saturday. Koa Ruiz, Luka Wick, Kurt Trumbull, Caleb Trumbull, Beau Perez, Raul Jimenez, Josh Trumbull and Devyn Che qualified for the Masters Meet.

The San Marino High School varsity boys’ wrestling team recently proved it is no longer in rebuilding mode after claiming its first Rio Hondo League crown since 2016, and the program reestablished itself as one of the best in the CIF Southern Section last weekend by placing second in the Southern Division Wrestling Championships at Brea Olinda High School.
Eight Titans placed among the top five and qualified for this weekend’s CIF-SS Masters Meet at Cerritos College in Norwalk. San Marino tallied 212 points to take home the runner-up plaque. Villa Park finished with 256.5 points to win the Southern Division championship. Continue reading “Titans Win Four CIF Individual Titles, Place Second in Southern Division”

San Marino Wins Wild Card, Falls in 1st Round

Photo courtesy Eric Danielson Ethan Deng scored a game-high 18 points and led the Titans to a 43-40 victory over Pasadena Poly in a wild card game last week.
Photo courtesy Eric Danielson
Ethan Deng scored a game-high 18 points and led the Titans to a 43-40 victory over Pasadena Poly in a wild card game last week.

The San Marino High School varsity boys’ basketball team’s playoff run came to end in last Friday as the Titans fell to No. 5-seeded host Hacienda Heights Wilson, 73-58, in a CIF Southern Section Division 4AA first-round game.
The Wildcats (22-7 overall record) jumped out to an 18-2 lead in the first quarter and built a 44-21 advantage at the half.

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Two San Marino Seniors Earn All-CIF Accolades

The San Marino High School football team turned in another memorable season under the guidance of Mike Hobbie with a Rio Hondo League championship and a CIF Southern Section quarterfinals appearance last fall.
Two key members of the squad were recognized for helping the Titans finish with an overall record of 9-3-1. Seniors Beau Hobbie and Chris Wicke were named to the All-CIF Division 9 first team, the Southern Section announced on Monday. Continue reading “Two San Marino Seniors Earn All-CIF Accolades”

Hobbie, Who Made SMHS Football a Local Power, to Retire

Mike Hobbie
Mike Hobbie

San Marino High School football coach and physical education teacher Mike Hobbie has announced he will retire at the end of the school year and step down from his coaching duties.
Hobbie, who took over the varsity baseball program last year, said Monday he will continue to coach the baseball team in the spring before resigning from the position. Continue reading “Hobbie, Who Made SMHS Football a Local Power, to Retire”

Baldocchi Leads Titans to 74-35 Rout Over Blair

 

Photo courtesy Mihail Papadopulos San Marino seniors Eric Fu (from left), Chris Wicke, Michael Baldocchi, Cristian Mata and Jason Wee were honored prior to the Titans’ 74-35 victory over Pasadena Blair last Saturday.
Photo courtesy Mihail Papadopulos
San Marino seniors Eric Fu (from left), Chris Wicke, Michael Baldocchi, Cristian Mata and Jason Wee were honored prior to the Titans’ 74-35 victory over Pasadena Blair last Saturday.

The San Marino High School varsity boys’ basketball team kept its postseason hopes alive with a 74-35 victory over visiting Pasadena Blair in a Rio Hondo League game last Saturday.
The five seniors on the team were honored prior to the game, and one of them finished as the top scorer for the Titans. Michael Baldocchi turned in a stellar performance, draining five 3-pointers in the third quarter and exploding for 20 points along with four rebounds, four steals and a block. Continue reading “Baldocchi Leads Titans to 74-35 Rout Over Blair”

San Marino Rebounds at Blair; Holds On to 3rd Place in Standings

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”

Titans’ Win Streak Snapped by Temple City

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”