FOOTBALL: CIF PLAYOFFS – First Round: Plenty of shockers

Muir, Alhambra bounced in opening round


San Gabriel running back Nick Castillo (20) runs for a first down during the first half against Santa Fe in the opening round of the CIF-Southern Section Southeast Division playoffs. Castillo scored a pair of touchdowns, including one in overtime to give the Matadors a 14-7 victory. (Pasadena Star-News Staff Photo Keith Birmingham)

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BOYS WATER POLO: Spartans swim into championship round

La Canada cruises past Ayala to advance to title match

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La Canada’s Spencer Borisoff (2) scores past Ayalas goalie Troy Kurz during the second half of the Spartans’ 18-7 win over Ayala in the CIF-SS Division III semifinals. The Spartans advanced to the finals where they will take on Montebello. (Pasadena Star-News Staff Photo Keith Birmingham)
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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Tologs advance to CIF finals

Tologs stun No. 1-seeded Santa Barbara in three-game sweep


Flintridge Sacred Heart’s Katie Condon (10) Celebrates with her teammates following a three-game sweep over No. 1-seeded Santa Barbara. (Pasadena Star-News Staff Photo Keith Birmingham)


Flintridge Sacred Heart players celebrate beating Santa Barbara in three games, including 25-11 in the third game, to advance to the CIF-Southern Section finals. (Pasadena Star-News Staff Photo Keith Birmingham)
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FOOTBALL: You know the Drill, CIF Playoffs Round 1

Pasadena Star-News prep sports editor Scott Galetti gives you an inside look at this week’s first round CIF playoff action.

Central Division

East Valley Division

Mid-Valley Division

Northeast Division

Southeast Division