Boys Volleyball: TC gets a scare, dispatches Titans in 5

Here’s what I wanna know: Where was Aaron Kappe when the boys basketball team needed him? I posed that question to the 6-foot-7 senior after the game. His response: He said it just wasn’t his sport and played club volleyball instead. OK, I understand that. But it’s still hard to overlook what would have been of the Rams’ basketball season if they had Kappe clogging up the middle, dunking here and there and making some crazy blocks. *gasp* The Temple City boys volleyball team jumped to a 2-0 lead and had to overcome a frantic attack by San Marino to dispatch the Titans in a five-set, 25-20, 25-20, 20-25, 26-28, 15-12 victory in Rio Hondo League action Thursday afternoon in front of a boisterous crowd at Temple City High. The Rams stayed on course with the win and in Gabrielino’s rear view mirror. The Eagles (16-2, 4-0) are on a 10-game winning streak. They’ll take on La Canada (Tuesday) and San Marino (Thursday) before visiting Temple City on Cinco de Mayo. If Temple City is to topple Gabrielino they’ll have to limit its silly mistakes like missing serves and working on their passes. By the way, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Our very own award-winning Star-News staff photographer Keith Birmingham is the best in the business. If you look at the picture above it’s the back side of Temple City’s Kappe. The picture below is what it looks like on the other side with San Marino’s Charles Liao, Phillip Cheung and Sean Su trying to get the block. Click here to check out his photo gallery from Thursday’s match.