Boys Soccer: La Canada plays old-fashioned survive and advance, beats Whittier Christian in PKs; St. Francis advances with 2-0 victory over Ventura

CIF-SS playoffs
Boys Soccer second round results
Division 1

St. Francis 2, Ventura 0
Division 5
La Canada 2, Whittier Christian 2; La Canada advances on PKs, 5-4
Victor Valley 3, Monrovia 1
Division 6
Marshall def. Coast Union in penalty shootout (that’s all I have).
Division 7
West Shores at Bosco Tech, 3 p.m.

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Boys hoops quarterfinals: Muir gets uplifting win at home, La Canada stuns Bishop Montgomery in 2OT, Maranatha’s dream run still going …

By Keith Lair
The Muir High School boys basketball team figured out how to knock out pesky Bosco Tech, 58-54, in the CIF-Southern Section Division 5AA quarterfinals Tuesday night. All the Mustangs had to do was work the ball inside to Jelani Mitchell. Trailing 52-47 with 4:30 to play, the Mustangs outscored the Tigers 11-2 down the stretch. (To continue click thread)


Muir celebrates narrow win over Bosco Tech.

La Canada survives in double overtime: La Canada High School needed two overtimes to close out visiting Bishop Montgomery, 72-68, in a CIF-Southern Section Division 3AA boys basketball quarterfinal on Tuesday night.

Flint Prep crushes Blair: The top-seeded Flintridge Prep boys basketball team used a dominant second quarter to defeat visiting and ninth- seeded Blair, 79-57, in their CIF-Southern Section Division 5AA quarterfinal Tuesday night in the Crawford Family Gymnasium.

Hoops Roundup: Maranatha, Pasadena Poly and Rio Hondo Prep all advances; La Salle goes down.

Boys Hoops
Tuesday’s quarterfinals
Division 3AA

La Canada 72, Bishop Montgomery 68, 2 OT
Division 4A
Buckley 64, La Salle 57, OT
Maranatha 67, Ontario Christian 49
Division 5AA
Flintridge Prep 79, Blair 57
Muir 58, Bosco Tech 54
Division 5A
Pasadena Poly 55, Renaissance Academy 51
Division 6AA
Rio Hondo Prep 76, AGBU Pasadena 73


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Girls Soccer: FSHA survives penalty kick thriller; San Marino wins; Alverno goes down

Thursday’s quarterfinals set
Division 1
Flintridge Sacred Heart at Tesoro, 3 p.m.
Division 3
Flintridge Prep at Ayala, 3 p.m.
Division 4
Ramona Convent at Don Lugo, 3 p.m.
Division 6
South Pasadena at St. Margaret’s, 3 p.m.
Ocean View at San Marino, 3 p.m.
Division 7
Citrus Valley at Marshall, 3 p.m.

By Fred J. Robledo, Staff Writer
The better the opponent, the more Maribel Duran feels she rises to the occasion. Just from her body language and the way she was fighting defenders on fifty-fifty balls, the junior wasn’t going to leave anything for chance, delivering a dominating performance with a hat-trick against fourth-seed Alverno in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 6 girls soccer playoffs on Thursday. Not only did Maribel Duran score three goals, her freshman sister Daisy Duran scored the other, leading the Saints to a 4-1 victory and into the quarterfinals on Thursday, where the Saints (18-2-2) will be on the road against the Tahquitz-La Canada winner. (To continue reading click thread)

Girls Soccer
Tuesday’s second round results

Division 1
Flintridge Sacred Heart 0, Aliso Niguel 0, FSHA advances on Pks, 4-3
Division 3
Flintridge Prep 2, Cypress 1
Division 4
Ramona Convent 2, Santa Monica 1
Division 6
South Pasadena 1, Beaumont 0
San Marino 1, Sierra Vista 0
San Dimas 4, Alverno 0
Tahquitz 1, La Canada 1, Tahquitz advances on PKs, 4-3
Division 7
Marshall 2, St. Genevieve 1

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Maranatha hires Pete Karavedas as new football coach

By Aram Tolegian
Staff Writer

Maranatha High School named Whittier Christian defensive coordinator Pete Karavedas as its next head varsity football coach on Tuesday afternoon.

Karavedas spent the past four seasons at Whittier Christian, the last three as defensive coordinator, where he was part of a very successful run, that culminated with the Heralds finish last season 12-2 and reach the championship game of the Mid-Valley Division.

He replaces Joel Murphy, who resigned in January after compiling a 47-16 record in five seasons at the school.

“What I’m looking to do is take everything I’ve learned at Whittier Christian and bring it to Maranatha,” Karavedas said. “My goal has always been to become a head coach and when this opportunity came up, my eyes got wide because I knew it would be a good place to begin my career.”

Karavedas, 26, inherits a program on the rise thanks to the return of quarterback Andrew Elffers, who was dazzling as a sophomore and figures to become one of the top quarterback recruits on the West Coast over the next two seasons.

Elfers threw for 3,328 yards and 37 touchdowns as Maranatha finished 8-4 and reached the second round of the Mid-Valley Division playoffs.

“As a new head coach, it’s nice to be able to walk into a situation where you have the No. 1 sophomore quarterback in Southern California,” Karavedas said. “I got to coach against him last season, so I know. He passed for 330 yards against us. We’re going to build our offense around him for the next two years.”

Karavedas was a finalist for the Temple City job last season before pulling out toward the end of the process to remain at Whittier Christian.

Maranatha had contact earlier this month with South Hills coach Steve Bogan about the position before Bogan opted to remain at South Hills.

Aram’s take: Like it! Coach K was definitely ready for a head job and it looks like he’s stepping into a great situation for himself and the school, given his experience at a Christian school.

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