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
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.
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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.
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).
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)
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.
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.