Pasadena Games in steady hands

High school track and field programs tossed around the Pasadena Games like it was a hot potato.

But since Pasadena City College regained control of the meet in 2012, everything seems to be back on an upswing.

“Now we have to turn people away,” Pasadena track and field coach Armand Crespo said. “It’s big. I think we revived it and pumped life into it.”

The 72nd annual meet will be Friday and Saturday. Colleges and open athletes will compete Friday and high schools will compete on Saturday. Friday’s meet will be mostly for community college athletes, with a smattering of NCAA athletes seeking qualifying marks. Fifty high schools are scheduled to compete in Saturday’s high school meet.

Story: http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/sports/20150326/pasadena-games-in-strong-hands-heading-into-72nd-edition-of-track-and-field-meet

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Shooting has helped Keppel to state title game

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ALHAMBRA >> Defense may win games, but without the ability to score, playing solid defense is moot.
The Keppel High School girls basketball teams have consistently been able to do both well. The Aztecs have an incredibly quick and killer pressure defense and have had a lot of offensive spark at the same time. It is one reason they are consistently considered one of the top programs in Southern California and why they are playing in their first CIF State championship game on Saturday.

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Monrovia’s big seventh-inning rally beats Temple City

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TEMPLE CITY >> No lead, apparently how big, is safe in the Rio Hondo League this baseball season.
Monrovia High School proved that point on Thursday afternoon. The Wildcats scored six times in the top of the seventh inning to defeat Temple City, 8-6.

See story: http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/sports/20150326/monrovia-scores-six-runs-in-the-seventh-inning-to-rally-past-temple-city-8-6

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Thursday Recap: Maranatha Softball scored three runs in the third and fifth inning to lead to 8-5 win

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Softball
Maranatha 8, Pasadena 5 — Kellie Natham went 2 for 2 with two RBIs and a homer, Caroline Diehl went 2 for 3 with three RBIs and Grace Rose went 2 for 4 with a double to lead the Minutemen (5-4) to the nonleague win. Also, for Maranatha Karen Lieng went 2 for 4 with a double and two runs scored, Caroline Sommers had a double and Michelle Lieng had a triple. Noel Villalobos pitched a complete game, Melissa Cortez hit a home run and Sophia Courtney had a triple for Pasadena.
Monrovia 11, Temple City 6 — Vicky Gutierrez went 3 for 3 with three runs scored, Tanya Galvan had three RBIs and Brooke Mann had a double to lead the Wildcats (7-3, 3-0) to the Rio Hondo League victory. Also contributing to Monrovia’s win were Alyssa Salva and Alyssa Mendoza who each had two hits. Juliette Marini had two hits with three runs scored and Sierra Singer had two hits to for Temple City (3-6, 1-1).

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Wednesday Recap: Pasadena Baseball unable to get the win at the Cougar Classic

Baseball
Carter 6, Pasadena 4 — Jacob Stetchel, Frankie Garriola and Sumner Smith each drove in a run in a four-run fifth inning, but the Bulldogs (5-5) fell short at the Cougar Classic.
Boys golf
La Salle 197, Cathedral 257 — Tyler Anastasia and Jesse Toribio shared medalist honors, shooting 2-over 38s at Brookside No. 2, to lead the Lancers (9-0, 2-0) to a Camino Real League win over Cathedral (5-3, 1-1). La Salle’s Sean Kelly finished a shot behind in third.
Girls swimming
Pasadena 114, Hoover 55 — Mia Hepner won the 200 IM (2:18.05) and the 500 freestyle (5:36.47), and Shannon Brierty claimed the 50 freestyle (27.24) and the 100 freestyle (59.41), leading the Bulldogs (3-1, 1-1) to a Pacific League victory.
Boys swimming
Pasadena 86, Hoover 83 — The Bulldogs (3-1, 1-1) edged Hoover in the Pacific League meet behind a double-win by Matt Klein, who was first in the 50 freestyle (24.45) and 100 freestle (54.81).

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