Thursday Gameday Countdown: Arcadia looks for positive vibe, travels to Burroughs

Arcadia's Bradley Mills (33) during a game earlier this season. The Apaches are in a must-win situation tonight at Burroughs.  (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz/Pasadena Star-News)

Arcadia’s Bradley Mills (33) during a game earlier this season. The Apaches are in a must-win situation tonight at Burroughs. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz/Pasadena Star-News)

Burroughs (4-3, 2-2) is still very much alive in the Pacific League playoff race. Arcadia? Not so much.
Nonetheless, if the Apaches (2-5, 1-3) want anything tangible to play for later this season, then it has to find a way to win tonight. That means scoring more than the 18 points per game the Apaches are averaging in league.
Keith Lair will be at the game and provide updates at @KeithLLair on Twitter

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD

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Mayfield sweeps Westridge in volleyball

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Mayfield Senior School’s path to a potential CIF-Southern Section postseason volleyball tournament berth took a side trip through Arizona.
The Cubs apparently learned they have a chance to make a postseason run while playing at last weekend’s Tournament of Champions in Tempe, Ariz. They did not win the event, but the 3-3 finish apparently changed the direction of the team.
Mayfield showed that new direction in Tuesday evening’s three-game Prep League sweep of visiting Westridge. The Cubs (14-7, 6-2) remained in the hunt for the league title with the 25-18, 25-23, 25-13 victory.

See full story: http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/sports/20141021/mayfield-volleyballs-arizona-trip-sparks-sweep-of-westridge

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Gabrielino volleyball tournament results

Championship (Gold) Division
1. Hemet def. Gabrielino 25-20
3. San Gabriel
4. Duarte
5. Serra
6. Pioneer
7. San Marino
8. Immaculate Heart

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9. Pasadena (Silver Division champion) def. Pomona Catholic 25-18
11. Rio Hondo Prep
12. Upland Christian Academy
13. Glen Wilson
14. Covina
15. Diamond Bar
16. Whittier
17. Alhambra (Bronze Division champion) def. L.A. Wilson 25-16
19. San Gabriel Mission
20. Hoover
21. Bell
22. Schurr
23. St. Genevieve
24. Sotomayor LC
25. Panorama (Copper Division champion) def. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy 25-22
27. Ramona Convent
28. Garfield
29. Mark Keppel

Tournament M.V.P.
Mallory Marcus, Hemet
All-Tournament Team
Grace Johnson, Hemet
Jill Nickens, Hemet
Chantal Chen, Gabrielino
Leslie Rivera, Gabrielino
Kathy McKiernan, Duarte
Jaleen Lujan, San Gabriel

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FSHA still atop Volleyball Top 10 poll

Here is the San Gabriel Valley-area poll for the week:
1. Flintridge Sacred Heart (21-4)
Won prestigious San Diego tournament
2. Pasadena Poly (15-2)
League showdown at Chadwick Wednesday
3. St. Paul (23-6)
Tough stretch in Tempe, Ariz. tourney
4. Gabrielino (22-3)
Lost in finals of own tournament
5. South Pasadena (9-5)
All alone atop Rio Hondo League
6. St. Lucy’s (10-6)
Key game vs. Rancho Cucamonga Tuesday
7. Whittier Christian (14-10)
Critical league game at Village Thursday
8. Arcadia (14-5)
Unbeaten in Pacific League
9. Mayfield (13-7)
Played Westridge in key game Tuesday
10. La Habra (17-6)
Lost to Troy in five games
Others: Glendora (14-6), La Mirada (16-4), San Dimas (15-5), Westridge (19-5), La Canada (7-5), Walnut (11-8), Duarte (20-8), San Gabriel (8-3), La Serna 9-7, Diamond Ranch 13-5.

Players of the week

Sophia Coffey, Flintridge Sacred Heart, Senior: The senior led the Tologs to the San Diego Nfinity Classic title. She was named tournament MVP.
Chantel Chen, Gabrielino, Senior: The outside hitter helped the Eagles to a runner-up finish in their own tournament.

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Top 10 water polo poll

Here is the San Gabriel Valley-area poll for the week:
1. Montebello (19-3)
Made finals of South Bay tournament
2. La Serna (9-8)
Faces El Rancho on Wednesday
3. Damien (10-3)
Lost to Los Osos by goal
4. Los Altos (5-2)
Played Walnut on Tuesday
5. La Canada (6-11)
Record is very deceiving
6. Flintridge Prep (15-5)
Ended losing streak vs. Pasadena Poly
7. San Dimas (14-10)
Impressive tournament showing
8. San Marino (13-3)
Making noise in Rio Hondo
9. Pasadena (12-7)
Still needs to overcome Crescenta Valley
10. Rowland (10-4)
One-point loss to San Dimas
Others: Charter Oak (9-3), Temple City (16-6), Walnut (5-6), Schurr (11-6), Glendora (12-10).

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Arcadia girls still No. 1 in cross country poll

Here is the San Gabriel Valley-area poll for the week:

Boys Top 10
1. California
2. Arcadia
3. Bishop Amat
4. Flintridge Prep
5. Schurr
6. Covina
7. Los Altos
8. Glendora
9. Walnut
10. San Marino

Girls Top 10
1. Arcadia
2. Bishop Amat
3. Mayfield
4. Flintridge Prep
5. Glendora
6. Covina
7. St. Lucy’s
8. Bonita
9. El Rancho
10. La Canada

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Friday Night Rewind: St. Francis takes lead in Angelus with win at Cathedral; Muir looking good; San Marino routs rival South Pas

St. Francis celebrates after defeating Cathedral 52-41 during a prep football game at Cathedral High School in Los Angeles, Calif., Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)

St. Francis celebrates after defeating Cathedral 52-41 during a prep football game at Cathedral High School in Los Angeles, Calif., Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)


GAMES OF THE WEEK
ST. FRANCIS 52, CATHEDRAL 41


LOS ANGELES >> St. Francis High School ran for 271 yards and had 509 total, but the Golden Knights are in first place today because of their defense.
Avery Williams had two interceptions and St. Francis had three during a two-minute stretch in the fourth quarter to score a 52-41 victory over host Cathedral on Friday in a key Angelus League game.
Jeremiah Martin also accounted for 334 yards and three touchdowns for the Golden Knights, who improved to 7-0 and 2-0 in league play. Areg Nazarian rushed for 144 yards and two scores, and Williams also had a touchdown run for St. Francis, which opened the game with three scores on its first three possessions and closed it by scoring on four of six possessions in the second half.
Andrew Tovar threw for 456 yards and six touchdowns for the Phantoms, who slipped to 6-1 and 1-1. Tovar had 332 yards passing during the first two quarters.
“It’s just a great feeling to bounce back and come back in a game like this,” St. Francis coach Jim Bonds said. “We won the second half, 31-7. It was all three phrases. We said we’re going to get the ball kicked to us, we’re going to go down and score, stop them, and score again.
“The only thing different was we kicked a field goal on that second drive and were down by three instead of being up by a point. Guys hung in there, and they just kept battling. Our guys never gave up, and that tells a lot about our team.”
— Stephen Ramirez
MUIR 56, ARCADIA 16
ARCADIA — After a lackadaisical first half, Muir came out in the second half and looked like the dominating team many expect to see every Friday night. The Mustangs improved to 4-3 overall, but more importantly remain undefeated in Pacific League play at 3-0 as they beat host Arcadia 56-16 Friday night.
Normally such a lopsided win, especially in league play, would make a coach at the very least, content. But coach John Hardy Jr was not happy at all with his team’s effort.
“We had a bad week of practice and it showed,” said Hardy. “Guys didn’t take this game seriously like they needed to. I could’ve bailed them out by calling a couple of different plays (offensively and defensively). But I wanted them to struggle to see what it takes for a championship team. You have to practice hard every week and do the things to be a successful team.”
When asked what changed from the first half to the second half, Hardy didn’t mince any words.
“I had a conversation with them and I asked them if they were done ‘playing around’ and are ready to play football. Or do they want a repeat of the first half. And they responded.”

– Guillermo Tovar
SAN MARINO 57, SOUTH PASADENA 14
SAN MARINO — San Marino High School hosted South Pasadena in the 60th meeting between the schools with the all-time series tied at 28-28-3 for the Titans’ Rio Hondo League opener, and the Tigers came in riding a five-game win streak.
On Friday night the host Titans, who appeared this week in the rankings of the CIF-SS Central Division for the first time at No. 10 despite losing their league opener to Monrovia, got back to their winning ways as San Marino defeated South Pasadena 57-14 to claim the traveling Paul Crowley Cup and the overall series lead.
“It was a great victory, absolutely a great victory,” San Marino coach Mike Hobbie said. “I knew they were going to be tough. I didn’t know we’d beat them like this, but we were lucky we got the turnovers in key spots.”
The win for San Marino (5-2, 1-1) means Hobbie, who is in his fourth year as head coach, extends his perfect record against the rest of the Rio Hondo, other than four losses to perennial champion Monrovia, to 13-0.
Titan quarterback Carson Glazier, who threw for six touchdowns last week with five in the first half, threw for another four before the break against the Tigers and finished with six once again. The junior finished 21 of 28 for 375 yards, the six scores, and no turnovers.

– Nathan Cambridge
ROUNDUP
ROSEMEAD 33, GABRIELINO 14

Rosemead High School scored twice in the first two minutes of the third quarter to take a 33-14 victory over Gabrielino and a commanding lead in the Mission Valley League on Friday night.
Robbie Franco scored on a 45-yard run and Jordan Parham returned an interception 23 yards in the opening minutes of the third quarter for a 27-7 Panthers (3-4, 3-0) lead.
Junior quarterback Steven Nava passed for 211 yards on 10 of 25 attempts with two TDs, 5 yards to Joseph Rosales and 59 yards to Louis Luna. The Panthers intercepted Gabrielino quarterback Elijah Peters three times and they also recovered a fumble.

HOW THE TOP 10 FARED
1. St. Francis (7-0) def. Cathedral, 52-41
2. Monrovia (6-1) def. Temple City, 56-6
3. Muir (4-3) def. Arcadia, 56-16
4. Maranatha (8-0) def. Village Christian, 26-3
5. San Marino (5-2) def. South Pasadena, 57-14
6. La Canada (6-1) def. Blair, 36-0
7. Pasadena Poly (7-0) def. CSDR, 48-14 (Thurs)
8. Rio Hondo Prep (3-4) lost to Fillmore, 27-0
9. South Pasadena (5-2) lost to San Marino, 57-14
10. La Salle (3-4) lost to Harvard-Westlake, 39-3
OTHER SCORES
Rosemead 33, Gabrielino 14
Gladstone 47, Duarte 7
Bell Gardens 36, Alhambra 7
Montebello 23, Keppel 0
Schurr 55, San Gabriel 0
Burroughs/Burbank 17, Pasadena 14
St. Monica 50, Bosco Tech 12
TODAY’S GAME
Firebaugh vs. Flintridge Prep at La Canada HS, 7 p.m.

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South Pasadena volleyball picking up steam

Not very many girls volleyball teams have been able to extend a match against Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy.

After a slow start, South Pasadena High School showed it could stay close to the highly ranked Tologs. The Tigers went to four games against FSHA and then followed it up with a four-game victory over La Canada.

Read more: http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/sports/20141015/south-pasadena-making-some-noise-in-girls-volleyball

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