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”

San Marino Downs Monrovia for 1st League Victory

Kylie Bonavich scored 12 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in San Marino’s 44-31 victory over Monrovia.
Kylie Bonavich scored 12 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in San Marino’s 44-31 victory over Monrovia.
San Marino senior Angelina Karepetyan recorded three steals against the Wildcats and scored five points in the Titans’ loss to Temple City.
San Marino senior Angelina Karepetyan recorded three steals against the Wildcats and scored five points in the Titans’ loss to Temple City.

The San Marino High School varsity girls’ basketball team earned their first Rio Hondo League victory of the season by defeating visiting Monrovia, 44-31, on Tuesday, Jan. 8.

The Titans built an 8-point advantage in the first quarter and led 25-16 at halftime. They kept the Wildcats’ offense at bay in the second half and held on for the victory. Continue reading “San Marino Downs Monrovia for 1st League Victory”

San Marino Clobbers South Pasadena in League Opener

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”

Hobbie Nominated for Cal-Hi Sports All-State Team

Photo courtesy Eric Danielson San Marino High School senior running back Beau Hobbie is considered for Cal-Hi Sports All-State football honors.
Photo courtesy Eric Danielson
San Marino High School senior running back Beau Hobbie is considered for Cal-Hi Sports All-State football honors.

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”

Titans Win Two Games in Tri-City Holiday Tournament

Photo courtesy Mihail Papadopulos The San Marino varsity boys’ basketball team finished 2-2 in the Vista Tri-City Holiday Tournament last week with victories over Avalon and San Bruno Capuchino.
Photo courtesy Mihail Papadopulos
The San Marino varsity boys’ basketball team finished 2-2 in the Vista Tri-City Holiday Tournament last week with victories over Avalon and San Bruno Capuchino.

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”

San Marino Basketball Returns to Action, Soccer Takes a Break

Photo courtesy Eric Danielson Ethan Deng has been one of the Titans’ best scorers this season. San Marino will travel to Vista to compete in the Tri-City Classic this weekend.
Photo courtesy Eric Danielson
Ethan Deng has been one of the Titans’ best scorers this season. San Marino will travel to Vista to compete in the Tri-City Classic this weekend.

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”

San Marino Showing Signs of Good Chemistry

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”