Rebels Down San Marino; La Salle Defeats FSHA in Tourney Final

Flintridge Prep’s Alex Kyriakakis had seven kills in a victory over San Marino.
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Flintridge Prep’s Alex Kyriakakis had seven kills in a victory over San Marino.

The Flintridge Prep varsity girls’ volleyball team didn’t get off to the best start at San Marino High School on Monday.
The Rebels committed errors on serves and gave up the first game against the Titans in a nonleague match but battled back and came away with a four-set victory, 19-25, 25-21, 25-10, 25-14.
“I call it a Monday wake-up call,” said Prep head coach Sean Beattie. “San Marino is a good team, and we strolled in thinking we were a better team, maybe? We got smacked in the face and woke up. They served very well in the first game and we did not.”
Flintridge Prep (12-3 overall record, 4-3 in league) trailed in the third game, 5-2, and responded with a 17-2 run, the biggest of the match. The Rebels cruised to a nonleague victory following the run.
“We served better as the match went on and passed better,” Beattie said. “Once we pass better, we’re able to use our middles, and once we use them, it opens up the outside.” Continue reading “Rebels Down San Marino; La Salle Defeats FSHA in Tourney Final”

Titans Can’t Slow Down Newport Harbor in 48-7 Defeat

San Marino’s Cole Cribbs (white jersey) defends a pass against Newport Harbor.
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San Marino’s Cole Cribbs (white jersey) defends a pass against Newport Harbor.

The San Marino High School varsity football team couldn’t keep up with host Newport Harbor of Newport Beach, falling to the Sailors, 48-7, in a nonleague game last Friday.
Newport Harbor, No. 2 in CIF Southern Section Division 9, scored 48 unanswered points and brought the Titans down to 1-5 on the season.
San Marino was the first team to get on the board early when Niko Mavridis connected with Trond Grizzell for a 71-yard touchdown pass with just more than 10 minutes remaining in the first quarter.
That’s as good as it got for the Titans’ offense as junior quarterback Cole Lavin threw five touchdown passes for the Sailors, who improved to 5-0 on the season. He completed 20 of 25 passes for 222 yards. Continue reading “Titans Can’t Slow Down Newport Harbor in 48-7 Defeat”

San Marino Falls to Flintridge Prep in 4 Sets

Marelene Ketelaar led the Titans in assists against the Rebels on Monday.
Marelene Ketelaar led the Titans in assists against the Rebels on Monday.
Kira Glasse led San Marino with two aces during Monday’s nonleague match.
Kira Glasse led San Marino with two aces during Monday’s nonleague match.

The San Marino High School varsity girls’ volleyball team showed flashes of its potential against visiting Flintridge Prep but wasn’t consistent enough as the Rebels came away with a four-set victory, 25-19, 21-25, 10-25, 14-25, in a nonleague match on Monday.
“Well, I have to take into consideration that we’re a young team in terms of leadership,” said SMHS head coach Joseph Rios. “We’re growing still, and hiccups are still going to happen. It’s one of those years where we have to iron out the wrinkles and roll with the punches.
“We didn’t lose a lot of pieces but we lost pieces of leadership. As far as I’m concerned about this year, we’re just looking for the next leader.”
The Titans (6-10 overall record) served well and took advantage of the Rebels’ mistakes in the first game but couldn’t make it two in a row as Flintridge Prep battled for a 25-21 win in Game 2.

Erin Hill recorded 16 kills in a four-set loss to visiting Flintridge Prep.
Erin Hill recorded 16 kills in a four-set loss to visiting Flintridge Prep.
Connor Sund and her teammates served well in the first set against Prep.
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Connor Sund and her teammates served well in the first set against Prep.

San Marino seemed determined to take the third set by scoring five of the first seven points. However, that lead was short-lived as Flintridge Prep (12-3 overall) went on a 17-2 run to build a big lead.
The visiting squad won the third game and carried its momentum into the fourth to take the match.
Erin Hill led San Marino with 14 kills, Leela Anvekar recorded five blocks, Kira Glasse had two aces and Caitlin Nguyen finished with 16 digs.
The Titans went on to host La Cañada in a Rio Hondo League match on Tuesday and will host rival South Pasadena today at 6:30 p.m.
Rios feels confident his young group can bounce back and make a run for one of the league’s postseason berths.
“I feel pretty good about it,” said Rios, who guided last year’s team to its first Rio Hondo League championship in decades. “Last year, our best time was during the second half of league. Now that we know our opponents, we should be able to play better. Also, we played on the road most of the time, so that should give us an edge.”

Aquatics Center’s Master Stroke: Lifesaving Water Skills for PUSD Kids

Rose Bowl Aquatics Center swim instructor Aaron Akers referees a kicking competition among Jefferson Elementary School 3rd-graders who participate in the nonprofit’s free “Learn to Swim” program.
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Rose Bowl Aquatics Center swim instructor Aaron Akers referees a kicking competition among Jefferson Elementary School 3rd-graders who participate in the nonprofit’s free “Learn to Swim” program.

Jefferson Elementary School teacher Gloria Barrera proudly watched over her 3rd-graders as they happily splashed and swam at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center last week, delighted squeals piercing the steamy morning as instructors guided the students in formation on strengthening kick exercises.
She loves her students’ enthusiasm for the program, but more important is that teaching them water skills will help save lives and introduce the children to a love of all the things you can do around the water, Barrera explained. Continue reading “Aquatics Center’s Master Stroke: Lifesaving Water Skills for PUSD Kids”

LCF’s Mazin Wins Emmy Acclaim for ‘Chernobyl’

The team from “Chernobyl,” including La Cañada Flintridge resident Craig Mazin (at microphone), accepts the award for outstanding limited series or movie at the Emmy Awards on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
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The team from “Chernobyl,” including La Cañada Flintridge resident Craig Mazin (at microphone), accepts the award for outstanding limited series or movie at the Emmy Awards on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

La Cañada Flintridge resident and “Chernobyl” creator Craig Mazin struck Emmy gold last weekend, picking up two trophies for the HBO drama that altogether collected 10 of the statuettes, including seven Creative Arts Emmys the show received the previous weekend. Continue reading “LCF’s Mazin Wins Emmy Acclaim for ‘Chernobyl’”

Big Dig Trucks Due to Restart Monday

About 50 people listen to LCF 4 Healthy Air’s Elizabeth Krider present information about the Devil’s Gate Dam sediment removal project during a Tuesday night meeting at La Cañada Unified School District headquarters.
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About 50 people listen to LCF 4 Healthy Air’s Elizabeth Krider present information about the Devil’s Gate Dam sediment removal project during a Tuesday night meeting at La Cañada Unified School District headquarters.

A Los Angeles County official said this week that haul trucks used for the Devil’s Gate Dam sediment removal project would restart on Monday and would be able to use two wheel washers to address dust issues that shut down the diesel vehicles for about three weeks. Continue reading “Big Dig Trucks Due to Restart Monday”

Five Verbs Illustrate Huntington Library’s ‘Nineteen Nineteen’ Show

James Glisson and Jennifer Watts co-curated the “Nineteen Nineteen” exhibition at the Huntington Library, a major piece of the institution’s centennial celebration.
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James Glisson and Jennifer Watts co-curated the “Nineteen Nineteen” exhibition at the Huntington Library, a major piece of the institution’s centennial celebration.

Five verbs make up the foundation of the “Nineteen Nineteen” exhibition, which opened at the Huntington Library last weekend as one of the institution’s first presentations in observance of its centennial year. Continue reading “Five Verbs Illustrate Huntington Library’s ‘Nineteen Nineteen’ Show”