Polytechnic Denied Second Straight Baseball Title

Polytechnic varsity baseball team f
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The Polytechnic varsity baseball team fell to Palm Desert Xavier Prep, 3-0, in the CIF Southern Section Division 5 championship at the Riverside Sports Complex last Saturday. The squad, guided by head coach Nicholas Wagner and assistant coaches Stephen Gleason and Kyle Murray, includes Franco Alonso, Maxi Alsoufiev, Van Fichtner, Thibeaux Hirsh, Samuel Howell, Edward Konjoyan, David Mathias, Jason Mayo, Sean McTigue, Jacob Shafia, Jacob Sherwindt, Trent Steele and Robert Wilson.

The Polytechnic varsity baseball team found itself in familiar territory at the Riverside Sports Complex last Saturday. The Panthers were playing in the same field where they captured their CIF Southern Section Division 6 title one year ago. Continue reading “Polytechnic Denied Second Straight Baseball Title”

Panthers Denied Title by Calabasas

Polytechnic varsity boys’ tennis team
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The Polytechnic varsity boys’ tennis team fell to Calabasas, 13-5, in the CIF Southern Section Division 2 championship match at the Claremont Club last Friday. The Panthers include Kareem Ansari (front row, from left), Harry Foy, Renzo Soatto and Henry Slan. Back: Assistant coach Natalie Langan, Nick Yoong, Walter Corngold, Carson Yu, Mustafa Ansari, Kian Soltani, Ray Fleming, Spencer Wilson, Will Robles and head coach Sam Kang.

The Polytechnic varsity tennis team boasted an unbeaten record going into the CIF Southern Section Division 2 championship match and it required a perfect performance from its players to top No. 1-seeded Calabasas.
The Panthers were solid in the first round of matches with two set victories but the Coyotes pulled away in the second to hand Poly its first defeat of the season, 13-5, at the Claremont Club last Friday. Continue reading “Panthers Denied Title by Calabasas”

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”

Polytechnic Falls to No. 1 Seed in Championship

Photo courtesy Eric Danielson The Polytechnic varsity girls’ volleyball team finished as the CIF Southern Section Division 4 runners-up after falling to No. 1 seed Quartz Hill in three sets. The young, talented Panthers include (from left) Ella Mao, Ella Kenny, Kate Salembier, Maggie Jameson, Julia Queen, Deborah Hong, Olive O’Beirne, Kayla Chu, Laila Ward, Lauren Kidman and head coach Katrina Damasco. Not pictured: Zoey Mao and Alex Pappachan.
Photo courtesy Eric Danielson
The Polytechnic varsity girls’ volleyball team finished as the CIF Southern Section Division 4 runners-up after falling to No. 1 seed Quartz Hill in three sets. The young, talented Panthers include (from left) Ella Mao, Ella Kenny, Kate Salembier, Maggie Jameson, Julia Queen, Deborah Hong, Olive O’Beirne, Kayla Chu, Laila Ward, Lauren Kidman and head coach Katrina Damasco. Not pictured: Zoey Mao and Alex Pappachan.

A young Polytechnic varsity girls’ volleyball team made a surprising run in the postseason, knocking down the No. 2 and 3 seeds on its way to the program’s first CIF Southern Section championship match in seven years.
The Panthers fought toe-to-toe with No. 1-seeded Quartz Hill of Lancaster, showing the host squad how it reached the title match, but a hardened Rebels squad came through with big plays to defeat Poly in three sets, 30-28, 25-23, 25-16, last Saturday. Continue reading “Polytechnic Falls to No. 1 Seed in Championship”