Sorry it took so long to post a thread today. Our server in Pasadena has been down all morning and it still is. Star-News staffers migrated to West Covina for the day and I sit in Fred Robledo’s desk for the day; he’s golfing somewhere in Vegas/Utah right now. Must be nice.
As you know, Star-News preps writer Keith Lair and I will be going head-to-head throughout the season, and I will update our records each Monday on the “Star Picks” thread.
Melendez: Last week 11-4, Overall 14-11
Lair: Last week 12-3, Overall 17-8
My bold prediction this week? Keppel breaks its 29-game losing streak on Friday at Gabrielino. I’m just going with my gut feeling. Guess the Gabrielino hype was just that, hype. Keith’s three wrong picks were Mojave (lost to Rio Hondo Prep), Alhambra (lost to Glendale) and Arroyo (lost to Temple City). My four wrong picks were Alhambra, Gabrielino, Arcadia (lost to St. Francis) and Campbell Hall (lost to Pasadena Poly).
South Pasadena at Hoover, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Hoover); Lair (South Pasadena)
Temple City at Alhambra, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Temple City); Lair (Temple City)
Long Beach Jordan at Pasadena, 7 p.m. — Melendez (LB Jordan); Lair (Jordan)
Glendale at La Canada, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Glendale); Lair (Glendale)
San Marino at La Salle, 7 p.m. — Melendez (San Marino); Lair (La Salle)
St. Francis at Crescenta Valley, 7 p.m. — Melendez (St. Francis); Lair (St. Francis)
Muir at Venice, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Muir); Lair (Muir)
Monrovia at Rosemead, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Rosemead); Lair (Rosemead)
Pomona at Duarte, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Pomona); Lair (Duarte)
Keppel at Gabrielino, 7 p.m. Melendez (Keppel); Lair (Gabrielino)
Serra at San Gabriel, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Serra); Lair (Serra)
Capistrano Valley Christian at Maranatha, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Maranatha); Lair (Capo Valley)
Bosco Tech vs. Gladstone at St. Matthias, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Bosco Tech); Lair (Gladstone)
Rio Hondo Prep at Brentwood, 4 p.m. — Melendez (Rio Hondo Prep); Lair (Brentwood)
Flintridge Prep vs. Villanova Prep at Occidental, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Villanova); Lair (Villanova)
Marshall at Pasadena Poly, 2 p.m. — Melendez (Pasadena Poly); Lair (Pasadena Poly)