Your prep editor is on vacation this week, but don’t blame him, all of us have to take at set amount of vacation or furlough by the end of March, and it was Miguel’s turn. So, I will do my best to keep up with my blog and this one for the rest of the week, so bare with me. Aram also will help out when he can posting scores and providing updates, so wake-up, it’s Monday morning and I’m ready to go … Really quick, if the FSHA girls soccer team doesn’t win CIF, I’m going to be extremely disappointed, because I think they’re the best team in Southern California, and that was based on what I saw last year … Hey, would love to watch a Maranatha-La Salle boys hoops semifinal, the Minutemen showed me a lot of heart in Friday’s win over Covina. Will have plenty more later…..Let’s start with your playoff schedule…
Hoops note: I forgot how many small schools advance each year, and there are some good ones, Blair at Flint Prep, RH Prep at AGBU, Pasadena Poly at Renaissance and Don Bosco Tech at Muir … BTW, don’t hate us if we can’t cover all of them, we will do the best we can. Aram will be in the office taking calls for games we can’t cover, our way of covering the most that we can with a short staff.
Tuesday’s quarterfinals, 7 p.m.
Bishop Montgomery at La Canada
Buckley at La Salle
Ontario Christian at Maranatha
Blair at Flintridge Prep
Don Bosco Tech at Muir
Pasadena Poly at Renaissance Academy
Rio Hondo Prep at AGBU Pasadena
Girls soccer Note: Like I said, FSHA is something special, though I still think the Arcadia teams earlier this decade were just as good if not better, you know the ones with Brittany Klein and Co.. In any case, I’m covering Alverno at San Dimas tomorrow, and Keith Lair will be at Sierra Vista at San Marino.
Tuesday’s second round
All games at 3 p.m.
Flintridge Sacred Heart at Aliso Niguel
Cypress at Flintridge Prep
Beaumont at South Pasadena
Sierra Vista at San Marino
Alverno at San Dimas
La Canada at Tahquitz
ST. Genevieve at Marshall
Girls hoops note: Would love to see Muir win and face Diamond Ranch from our area on Saturday, provided the Ranch wins also. Keppel, what can you say, they’re always in the mix, and as usual, a handful of small area Pasadena schools are alive in the lower divisions.
All games at 7 p.m.
Mayfair at Keppel
Serra at Muir
Duarte at Cerritos Valley Christian
St. Anthony at La Salle
Flintridge Sacred Heart at St. Bernard
Pasadena Poly at Lifield Christian
Mesa Grande at Mayfield
AGBU Pasadena at Lone Pine
Rio Hondo Prep at California Lutheran
Boys soccer note: Kind of surprised there are only a handful left this early in the second round. St. Francis is usually always the best, but La Canada from what I hear is the best this year. Lucky for them Mountain View was knocked out of the tournament. In any case, expect the Spartans to go deep, deep in the postseason.
Wednesday’s second round
all games at 3 p.m.
St. Francis at Ventura
Whittier Christian at La Canada
Victor Valley at Monrovia
West Shores at Bosco Tech
Note: How silly is it that two San Gabriel Valley based teams have to go to Irvine to play a semifinal at 5 p.m.? They should call CIF and say thanks, but no thanks, we’ll do it right here at PCC where we can play in front of big home crowds, right? Well, I tried anyway. FYI, sorry South Pas, this St. Lucy’s team is gonna roll…
Girls Water Polo
St. Lucy’s vs. South Pasadena at William Woollett Aquatic Center, Irvine, 5 p.m.
P.S., see you all on Tuesday, will have more….