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.
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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”

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”