West SGV CIF-SS playoff volleyball pairings

Today’s first-round matches
All matches 7 p.m. unless noted
Division 2
Arcadia at No. 1 seed San Marcos, 6 p.m.
Division 3
Brentwood at No. 1 seed South Pasadena
La Canada at Yorba Linda
Viewpoint at San Gabriel
Temple City at Beverly Hills
Alhambra at Santa Ana
Division 4
La Salle at No. 3 seed Cerritos
Rio Hondo Prep at Santa Fe
Nuview Bridge at Flintridge Prep
Division 5
St. Monica Academy at San Gabriel Academy, 3:15 p.m.
Garden Grove Santiago at Waverly
Second round: Thursday
Quarterfinals: Saturday
Semifinals: May 21
Finals: May 24 at Cerritos College

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Pasadena swimmers win CIF athletic academic award

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Captain Ashley Ramos with coach Jennie Jacobsen-Huse at Angel Stadium

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The team

The Pasadena High School girls swim team was awarded the CIF-Southern Section athletic academic team award for schools with an enrollment of 1,500 or more.
It is the first time the team has been honored. The 13 swimmers have a combined 3.82 grade-point average.
Team members are: seniors Ashley Ramos and Savannah Woods, juniors Caroline Champlin, Dania Chawkins, Roxana Honowitz, Ivette Morales, Mia Hepner, Sophia Kownatzki, Irma Sarac and Camille Thomas, sophomore Raquel Baghdjian and freshman Sophia Cimino and Eleanor Strotz.

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Numbers add up for Alhambra’s Briones

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Marco Briones / Photo by Keith Birmingham

By Keith Lair, San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The image of an overpowering pitcher is one who is tall with incredible arm strength and velocity.
The best pitcher in the San Gabriel Valley does not fit any of those profiles. Alhambra High School’s Marco Briones is 5-feet-10 and weighs about 155 pounds.
“I feel that if I really work hard enough, I can do anything,” the left-handed senior said. “I’m not that big of a guy and it makes me work a lot harder. I do not look overpowering and I have to counter (other team’s) talk and show them what I can do.”
And what Briones can do has made him arguably the best pitcher in the valley, perhaps in Southern California.
A 27-1 high school record with an ERA of 0.72 should put away any doubters. How many pitchers in the valley, and in Southern California for that matter, can claim anything close to those type of numbers?
Continue reading at: www.pasadenastarnews.com/sports/20140501/numbers-add-up-for-alhambra-pitcher-marco-briones

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Prep League track and field records fall, Pasadena Poly sweeps

Pasadena Poly scored a sweep in the first CIF-Southern Section track and field final of 2014, taking both the boys and girls Prep League titles at Redendo Union HS on Thursday.
The Panthers’ girls 4×100 broke a school and league record. Noel Askins, Jessica Lopez, Kayla Valencia and Ryan Casey ran a 48.27.

Flintridge Prep’s Alan Yoho set a meet record in winning the 1,600 in 4:21.75 to earn league Boys Running Event MVP. Teammate Jack Van Scoter also went faster than the previous record time. He ran a 4:22.27. Prep’s Tyler Fong was third. Poly’s Richard Hathaway ran a 10:04.00 to finish fourth and break the school record.

The Rebels’ Weiss brothers continued their assault on school and league records. Barrett and Gareth Weiss both cleared 14-7, Barrett winning on misses. He broke his own meet record by 11 inches and school record by 2 inches.

The Poly girls edged Flintridge Prep by 2 1/2 points for the title.

Poly’s Parker Mathews won the Boys Field Event MVP. Mayfield’s Annie Peacock won the Girls Running Event MVP award and teammate Remy Traglio the Field Event MVP.
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Poly boys

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Poly girls

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