Westridge’s Historic Season Ends In Defeat

Westridge varsity softball team
Photo by Oscar Areliz / OUTLOOK
The Westridge varsity softball team fell to Upland Western Christian, 3-0, in the CIF Southern Section Division 7 championship at Deanna Manning Stadium in Irvine last Friday. The squad, which brought home its first runner-up plaque, includes Olivia Bulow (front row), Sophie Haydon-Khan, Hailey Lam, Franny Chilton, Paloma Salseda, Mina Alvarado Goldberg, Sonaya Vazquez-Wright and Ava Ferrante. Middle: Natalie Vandergriff, Nica Kinser, Zelia Mauro, Kaley Penichet-Khaw and Julia Valenzuela. Back: Hailey Yoshida, Corina Dunn, Sosi Day, Deijah Bradley, Celeste Teran , Molly Morgan, Claire Coffman, Annie Gold, assistant coaches Ginny Garofalo and Allison Clark, head coach Karen Hanselman and assistant coach Christine Valenzuela.

The Westridge varsity softball team entered Deanna Manning Stadium in Irvine last Friday having already made history. The squad earned a spot in the CIF Southern Section Division 7 championship game, a feat no other has accomplished in the program’s history.
Unfortunately, the Tigers were unable to control the nerves that came with playing on a big stage, and Upland Western Christian took advantage of Westridge’s mistakes to claim the CIF championship with a 3-0 victory.
The Tigers (13-8 overall record) committed eight errors in the game, which allowed the Fighting Lancers (22-7 overall) to score unearned runs in the second, third and fifth innings. Continue reading “Westridge’s Historic Season Ends In Defeat”

Flintridge Prep Denied First CIF Crown by Katella

Photo by Oscar Areliz / OUTLOOK The Flintridge Prep varsity girls’ water polo team fell to Anaheim Katella, 5-4, in the CIF-SS Division 7 final last Saturday. The squad, guided by head coach Andrew Phillips and assistant coach Edin Memisevic, includes Lauren Bennett, Elise Desjarlais, Lara Friedman, Lauren Ginn, Natalie Kaplanyan, Danielle Maxwell, Gracie McKiernan, Paige Nixon, Mona Patterson, Lu Patterson, Tess Robertson-Neel, Isabela Simons, Emeline Tolleson and Makena Walklett.
Photo by Oscar Areliz / OUTLOOK
The Flintridge Prep varsity girls’ water polo team fell to Anaheim Katella, 5-4, in the CIF-SS Division 7 final last Saturday. The squad, guided by head coach Andrew Phillips and assistant coach Edin Memisevic, includes Lauren Bennett, Elise Desjarlais, Lara Friedman, Lauren Ginn, Natalie Kaplanyan, Danielle Maxwell, Gracie McKiernan, Paige Nixon, Mona Patterson, Lu Patterson, Tess Robertson-Neel, Isabela Simons, Emeline Tolleson and Makena Walklett.

It was a year of many firsts for the Flintridge Prep varsity girls’ water polo team. The Rebels won their first-ever quarterfinal and semifinal matches to clinch a berth in the CIF Southern Section Division 7 championship match, a feat that had never been accomplished in the program’s history.
Unfortunately for the Rebels, they were denied their first title by No. 1 seed Anaheim Katella, whose stout defense kept Flintridge Prep’s offense at bay for a 5-4 victory at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center in Irvine last Saturday. Continue reading “Flintridge Prep Denied First CIF Crown by Katella”