La Salle Downs Flintridge Prep, 205-215

By Alexander Payne
The Outlook

The La Salle varsity boys’ golf team defeated Flintridge prep, 205-215, in a nonleague match at the Altadena Golf Course on Monday.
The Lancers look to extend their league title streak to seven consecutive years as they improved to 9-5 on the season, including a 6-4 mark in league play. Flintridge Prep fell to 9-3 overall and 3-1 in league.
Senior William Kinney led La Salle by shooting a 38, junior David Chen carded a 39 and Aiden Conley wasn’t far behind with a 41. Continue reading “La Salle Downs Flintridge Prep, 205-215”

Former Rebel Led UC Irvine to Historic Basketball Season

Photo courtesy UC Irvine Robert Cartwright
Photo courtesy UC Irvine
Robert Cartwright

Pasadena native Robert Cartwright proved he was a winner when he helped Flintridge Prep capture the CIF Southern Section Division 5AA championship in 2011 as a freshman, and he continues to show that on one of the largest stages in sports.
Cartwright recently led the UC Irvine men’s basketball program to a historic season with 31 victories and its first-ever NCAA Tournament win. The squad also put together a 17-game winning streak, the longest in program history.
The No. 13-seeded Anteaters (31-6 overall record) upset No. 4 Kansas State, 70-64, in the first round of the tourney on March 22 before suffering a 73-54 defeat two days later against Pac-12 Tournament champion Oregon, which entered the competition as the No. 12 seed. Continue reading “Former Rebel Led UC Irvine to Historic Basketball Season”

LCHS, Flintridge Prep, FSHA, St. Francis Earn All-CIF Honors

Photo courtesy David Thomas Ryan Graves made the Division 2A first team after averaging 18 points per game during his senior season.
Photo courtesy David Thomas
Ryan Graves made the Division 2A first team after averaging 18 points per game during his senior season.

The CIF Southern Section released its All-CIF honors list on Monday and it included athletes from La Cañada High School, Flintridge Prep, Flintridge Sacred Heart and St. Francis.
Two members of the LCHS boys’ basketball team and a girls’ water polo athlete earned places on the All-CIF teams. Ryan Graves was one of the best players in Division 2A, averaging 17 points and 5.11 rebounds per game. He shot 45% from beyond the arc and led the Spartans to a CIF-SS championship berth, earning him a spot on the All-CIF Division 2A first team. La Cañada fell short of winning the title, falling to Ontario Colony, 50-47.

Outlook Photo LCHS standout goalie Carolyne Stern, who committed to USC, made the Division 2 first team.
Outlook Photo
LCHS standout goalie Carolyne Stern, who committed to USC, made the Division 2 first team.

“His three-year varsity career is one of the best at La Cañada,” said LCHS head coach Tom Hofman. “He’d be a starter if we had an all-star team. There’s nothing flashy or out of the ordinary with him. He just scores well and is a good defender. He’s very talented and doesn’t have any real weaknesses. He’s the type of player who could have stepped onto any team and made it better.”
His teammate, Zack Feehan, made the Division 2A second team after an impressive season under the rim. The forward averaged 10 points and 12.35 rebounds per game in 34 contests. Feehan smashed the program’s single-season rebounding record of 311 set by Matt Faber in 2011. Feehan finished the year with 420 rebounds. Continue reading “LCHS, Flintridge Prep, FSHA, St. Francis Earn All-CIF Honors”

Polytechnic Downs Flintridge Prep; Maranatha, La Salle Pick Up League Wins

By Alexander Payne
The Outlook

The rivalry game between Flintridge Prep and Polytechnic was close early on, but Panthers Franco Alonso, Robby Wilson, Trent Steele and Jason Mayo broke the game open and led their squad to a 15-7 victory in a Prep League contest at the Glendale Sports Complex last Friday.
Franco blasted a home run and a double, scored five runs, had three runs batted in and stole two bases. Wilson finished with two hits, including a double, and three RBIs, Steele belted two doubles, drove in two runs and scored three times, and Mayo collected four hits, scored three runs and stole three bases. Continue reading “Polytechnic Downs Flintridge Prep; Maranatha, La Salle Pick Up League Wins”

Local Athletes, Coach Recognized by CIF-SS

Photo courtesy Eric Danielson Flintridge Prep senior Spencer Harris made the All-CIF Division 6 boys’ soccer first team after helping the Rebels win a Prep League title.
Photo courtesy Eric Danielson
Flintridge Prep senior Spencer Harris made the All-CIF Division 6 boys’ soccer first team after helping the Rebels win a Prep League title.

The CIF Southern Section released its All-CIF honors list on Monday and it included athletes from Flintridge Prep, Polytechnic, La Salle, Maranatha, Westridge, Flintridge Sacred Heart and St. Francis.
Five Rebels were recognized by CIF-SS in three winter sports. Flintridge Prep junior Kaitlyn Chen made the Division 2A girls’ basketball first team after averaging 18.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.7 steals per game. Boys’ soccer standouts Silas Chavez and Spencer Harris made the Division 6 first team, and Makenna Dominguez and Mikaela Celeste earned sports on the Division 2 girls’ soccer first team. Dominguez scored 36 goals and recorded 35 assists in 23 matches, and Celeste scored 28 and finished with a team-high 43 assists.

Photo courtesy Eric Danielson Sophie Markarem earned a spot on the Division 5 girls’ soccer first team after helping Westridge reach the CIF-SS title match.
Photo courtesy Eric Danielson
Sophie Markarem earned a spot on the Division 5 girls’ soccer first team after helping Westridge reach the CIF-SS title match.

Three Panthers were among those listed by CIF in boys’ soccer and girls’ water polo. Alexander Walsh helped the Poly boys’ soccer team finish its season with an overall record of 11-7-3, earning him a spot on the Division 6 first team. Talie Wilmans and Caroline Kelleher both made the All-CIF Division 6 girls’ water polo first team after leading the Panthers to a Prep League championship. Wilmans scored 122 goals, averaging nearly six per match, and recorded 59 assists and 81 steals. Kelleher was second on the team in scoring with 90 goals and finished with 40 steals. Continue reading “Local Athletes, Coach Recognized by CIF-SS”

Ohara to Step Down as Flintridge Prep A.D., Coach

Photo courtesy Eric Danielson Garrett Ohara resigned as the Flintridge Prep boys’ basketball coach and will step down as athletic director this summer.
Photo courtesy Eric Danielson
Garrett Ohara resigned as the Flintridge Prep boys’ basketball coach and will step down as athletic director this summer.

After reflecting on the most recent season and his career, Garrett Ohara decided to resign as Flintridge Prep athletic director and boys’ basketball coach.
Ohara said he met with Headmaster Peter Bachmann last Monday to let him know of his decision. The longtime coach will continue his duties as athletic director until the end of the school year. Sean Beattie will transition into the role during the summer.
“I just thought, ‘Is Flintridge Prep where I will end up?’” Ohara said. “‘Is it forever my vocation?’ I’m getting older, and after 20 years here coaching and working as A.D., I think I’m losing the passion and fire I had. I don’t want to shortchange the kids. It’s demanding doing both, and I’ve been very appreciative of what I’ve had here at Prep. It’s just time to step away and allow someone else to take these positions.” Continue reading “Ohara to Step Down as Flintridge Prep A.D., Coach”

La Salle, Poly Pick Up League Wins

By Alexander Payne
The Outlook

Photo courtesy David Thomas Mark Daley scored the lone run in a 1-0 victory over Montebello Cantwell-Sacred Heart last Friday. La Salle improved to 7-2 on the season.
Photo courtesy David Thomas
Mark Daley scored the lone run in a 1-0 victory over Montebello Cantwell-Sacred Heart last Friday. La Salle improved to 7-2 on the season.

The La Salle varsity baseball team edged visiting Montebello Cantwell-Sacred Heart, 1-0, in a Del Rey League contest last Friday.
The game’s low score is reflective of it being a battle of pitchers. Sophomore Casey Spencer turned in a stellar performance for the Lancers recording eight strikeouts and surrendering only three hits.
Cardinals senior pitcher Mikie Gill faced 22 batters and recorded five strikeouts and gave up five hits.
The lone run of the game came in the bottom of the sixth inning from La Salle junior Mark Daley, who got on base by way of a double that went in between the second- and third-base gap. Daley was able to slide into third following a sacrifice fly from Blake Hardy. After a long pitch count, junior Matt Oliden hit the ball right at the second basemen who bobbled it and gave Daley enough time to score. Continue reading “La Salle, Poly Pick Up League Wins”

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”