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”
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”
By Alexander Payne
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”
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”
Taylor Stimmler wasn’t born with a superpower, but she embraces the one she has now.
“People point to a dish and I can tell them exactly how many carbs are in it,” joked Stimmler, 18, who just three short years ago was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at her pediatrician’s office.
It’s typical off-the-cuff humor for Stimmler, the lead volunteer for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Los Angeles chapter’s Youth Ambassador Program. Apart from organizing family-centered events intended to spread awareness of T1D, provide mentorship to young children and raise funds for research of the disease, Stimmler has created her own community online through group chats with young children of all ages, lending a listening ear, giving encouragement and suggestions or just sharing some “diabetic humor.” Continue reading “Poly Senior Walks the Walk, and More, to Fight Diabetes”