SOFTBALL: Interesting games in Pacific and Rio Hondo Leagues

Key battles highlight softball schedules

Arcadia hosts Burbank Thursday hoping to jump into a tie for second in the Pacific League. The Apaches lost the first meeting to the Bulldogs 12-1.

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In the Rio Hondo League, the much-anticipated game for sole possession of first place Friday between Temple City and La Canada has turned into one team trying to catch the other after the Spartans fell to San Marino 7-5 Wednesday. La Canada will definitely remember the Titans, but can still make its mark in the league title race with a victory. Both teams enter the game with a win in the three-game series. Friday’s tilt will decide the tiebreaker.
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FOOTBALL, GIRLS BASKETBALL: Do not adjust your sets, Sanders, Jensen leaving Blair

Two Star-News Coaches of the Year announced their resignation as Blair High School football coach Tip Sanders and girls basketball coach David Jensen have announced they are moving on.

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Above: Lavell (Tip Sanders)

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Above: Former Blair girls basketball coach David Jensen, right, at the Tribune/Star-News All-Star Basketball Classic. (Staff photo Keith Birmingham)
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SWIMMING: Saeta not thinking too far ahead

Pasadena Poly swimmer to compete in Olympic Trials backstroke races June 29-July 6 in Omaha, Neb.

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Above: Pasadena Poly swimmer Andrew Saeta. (Staff Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz)

My thoughts: This kid reminded me of a human windmill last year at the CIF and Masters meets. He’s fast, talented and has an incredible wingspan. There is nothing but upside for Saeta, and he has a chance to do something special.
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BASEBALL: Area and CIF Rankings

After Alhambra, who are the best teams in the area this week? Also, since they lost since the rankings, should the Moors drop from the top next week?
Lots of Rio Hondo League presence in the CIF polls this week.

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Above: San Marino’s Nick Wilson. (SGVN/Staff Photo Keith Birmingham/SXSports)

STAR-NEWS RANKINGS
Records before Tuesday
BASEBALL

1. Alhambra (18-1)
School-record win streak at 17
2. Monrovia (12-5)
Wildcats have won three straight
3. San Marino (12-3-1)
Two of three losses to Monrovia
4. St. Francis (12-10)
Banged up and fading fast
5. Temple City (13-6)
Tough loss to San Marino
6. Gabrielino (14-5)
Won seven straight and 13 of 14
7. Pasadena Poly (14-3)
Winner of 12 consecutive
8. La Salle (12-8)
Solid out of league play
9. Arcadia (10-9)
Tripped up by La Salle
10. La Caada (10-5)
Spartans on four-game win streak
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SOFTBALL: Area and CIF Rankings

There were no reports from Division V or VI, which means the CIF polls are the same. Why don’t the reps from each division post each week? Is it low on the priority list?

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Big game this week in the Rio Hondo League with La Canada visiting Temple City Friday.

STAR-NEWS RANKINGS
Records before Tuesday
1. Alverno (17-3)

14 consecutive wins, 11 by shutout
2. Temple City (13-4-1)
2-1 in Charter Oak Tournament
3. La Caada (10-4)
Beat South Pasadena again
4. Keppel (12-3)
Tough 3-2 loss at Montebello
5. Flintridge Sacred Heart (7-7)
Won once in past six games
6. South Pasadena (10-10)
Doubleheader sweep of La Salle
7. Arcadia (8-6)
Showdown for second on Thursday
8. Flintridge Prep (10-3)
Five consecutive victories
9. Gabrielino (8-5)
Lost hold on MVL lead
10. Mayfield (9-6-1)
Big win over Pasadena Poly
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