Thursday Recap: Maranatha Girls softball scored 13 runs in the second inning to win Ramona Convent 19-6

Softball
Maranatha 19, Ramona Convent 6 — Michelle Lieng had a home run and a double, Kellie Natham had a home run and 4 RBIs and Channon Fluker had a home run to lead the Minutemen (1-2) to the Duarte Freeway Classic victory. Also contributing to Maranatha’s win were Karen Lieng and Grace Rose who each had a double and Kymber Yamamoto who had three RBIs. The Minutemen scored 13 runs in the second inning.
Boys golf
La Salle 205, Pasadena Poly 227 — Jesse Toribio shot a 36 and Sean Kelly shot a 39 for the Lancers (2-0) in a nonleague win. Manny Medrano shot a 41 and Charlie Foy shot a 42 for Pasadena Poly (1-1)
Boys tennis
Arcadia 18, Ganesha 0 — Henry Zhang and Gary Zhu swept in singles and the team of Eric Jiang and Matt Kim swept in doubles to lead the Apaches (4-0, 3-0) to the nonleague victory.

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Wednesday Recap: Matthew Arnst went 3 for 4 with a home run to lead Marshall baseball to shutout Muir 12-0

If you have any scores or stats from any local high school sporting events call them into the desk at 626-544-0992 or 0991 or scores@SGVN

Baseball
Marshall 12, Muir 0 — Matthew Arnst went 3-for-4 with a home run and David Braun went 2-for-3 with a double to lead the Eagles (1-0) to the nonleague victory.
Boys tennis
Pasadena Poly 13, Maranatha 5 — Henry La Soya and Jack Fleming swept in singles to lead the Panthers (1-0) to win the first game of the season. Matthew Alleman and Kelvin Ye swept in doubles for Maranatha (1-2).
Boys swimming
Pasadena 128, Eagle Rock 30 — Jamaal Amiryin-Clipps won both the 200 IM (2:24) and 100 Breaststroke (1:12.49) for the Bulldogs in a nonleague swim meet win. Chance Woods won the 50 freestyle, Jordan Guzman won the 100 Backstroke with a time of 1:09.74 and Cody Kalenderian won the 100 Butterfly for Pasadena. The Bulldogs also won both the 200 Medley Relay and 200 Free Relay.
Girls swimming
Pasadena 95, Eagle Rock 76 — Madeleine Lepesant won both the 200 IM (2:22.64) and 100 Butterfly (1:02.40) and Michaela Salinas won the 200 and 500 Freestyle for the Bulldogs (1-0) in a nonleague swim meet win. Lindsey Garcia won the 50 Freestyle and Samantha Martinez won the 100 Freestyle for Pasadena.

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Hitting will lead area’s Top 10 softball teams

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Softball is not quite what it used to be.

“The days when pitchers such as (La Canada High School’s) Lindsey Parker gave up three or four runs for one season (in 1994-95) are gone,” longtime Temple City High School coach Bob Ellingsworth said. “It used to be every pitcher had a coach. Now, every hitter has a coach.”

There are still quality pitchers that can overpower opponents, but Ellingsworth said that now it’s more of a matter of making sure pitchers get the ball over the plate and make the hitters make the mistakes.

“Pitchers do not have to be as dominate,” he said. “They just have to be good.”

First-year Pasadena Poly coach Jennifer Moulden agrees.

“Those are history,” she said of a plethora of shutouts in years past.”Games are most definitely higher scoring. It doesn’t seem as if many players are wanting to pitch anymore.”

See Top 10 list: www.pasadenastarnews.com/highschool-sports

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Monrovia, South Pasadena play on Saturday

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LA CANADA >> It’s not surprising that Monrovia and La Canada high schools played to a tie in a boys soccer game.

But it was the CIF-Southern Section Division 6 semifinals and no ties would be allowed. Monrovia scored on all four of its penalty-kick attempts, Wildcats goalkeeper Taylor Barstow stopped two shots and Monrovia will advance to the division’s finals against another Rio Hondo League opponent, South Pasadena, on Saturday at 5p.m. at Warren High in Downey.

“We’ve been working since August on fitness,” Monrovia coach Mike Williams said. “We worked hard and they’re seeing it pay off. At the end of regulation, they looked pretty beat. We still had gas left.”

The Wildcats, with the 1-1 (4-2) victory, advance to the finals for the first time.

Story: www.pasadenastarnews.com/highschool-sports

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Tuesday’s soccer scores

Tuesday’s semifinals
Boys
Division 3
No. 3 Chaffey 2, Pasadena 1, OT
No. 1 Cathedral 2, No. 4 Alta Loma 0
Division 6
No. 1 South Pasadena 2, Sage Hill 0
No. 2 Monrovia 1, La Canada 1 (Monrovia advances on PKs, 4-2)
Division 6 finals
Friday or Saturday
No. 1 South Pasadena (13-3-4) vs. No. 2 Monrovia (22-1-5), TBA

Tuesday’s semifinals
Girls
Division 6
No. 2 Paloma Valley 1, No. 3 Maranatha 0
Temescal Canyon 2, Sierra Vista 1

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Tuesday Recap: Angelique Ramos had five strikeouts and went 2-for-4 with an RBI to lead San Gabriel Mission to 10-9 softball win

If you have any scores or stats from any local high school sporting events call them into the desk at 626-544-0992 or 0991 or scores@SGVN

Girls softball
San Gabriel Mission 10, Flintridge Prep 9 — Angelique Ramos had five strikeouts and went 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Pioneers (2-1) in a nonleague win. Tristen Oliva had a triple for San Gabriel Mission. Maia Cohen went 2-for-3 with a double, triple and two RBIs and Therese Oshiro struck out seven and went 2-for-5 for Flintridge Prep.
Boys golf
Pasadena Poly 205, South Pasadena 251 — The Panthers (1-0) had the top four finishers of the day at Almansor Golf Course to defeat the Tigers (0-1). Nick Foker led the way with a 37, Daniel Zhu shot a 39, Manny Medrano shot 41 and Andrew Feldmeth shot a 43.
Boys volleyball
Oakwood 3, Pasadena Poly 0 — The Panthers got swept in a 26-24, 25-20, 25-19 nonleague loss.
Boys tennis
Arcadia 18, Pasadena 0 — Teams of Cibi Pari and Ken Nakamine and Brian Kim and Stanley Lim swept in doubles for the Apaches (3-0, 3-0) in a Pacific League victory.
Temple City 17, San Gabriel 1 — Brian Wei, Jeffrey Li and Jimmy Xu swept in singles to lead the Rams (3-0) to the nonleague win. In doubles play David Brackbill and Jun Yu and Hugh Zhang and Spencer Chen went 3-0 for Temple City.

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Defense leads Poly to water polo championship

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IRVINE >> Getting young athletes to play defense is a near-impossible task.

“It’s hard, especially with a scoring mind-set,” Pasadena Poly water polo player Lindsey Kelleher said.

But the senior and her teammates played nearly 28 minutes of flawless defense Saturday and the Panthers emerged with their first CIF-Southern Section Division 6 championship with a 10-4 victory over Ocean View at Irvine High’s William Woollett Jr. Aquatics complex.

See story: www.pasadenastarnew.com/highschool-sports

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Soccer, basketball playoffs this week

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The schedule for playoff games this week:

BASKETBALL
Friday’s final
Division 4A

D4A: No. 1 Maranatha (19-8) vs. No. 2 Campbell Hall (22-8) at Azusa Pacific, 5 p.m.

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SOCCER
Boys semifinals
Tuesday
Division 3
No. 3 Chaffey (21-1-5) at Pasadena (19-1-2), 5 p.m.
No. 1 Cathedral (21-2-4) vs. No. 4 Alta Loma (24-3-3) at Chaffey HS, 5:30 p.m.
Division 6
Sage Hill (15-9) at No. 1 South Pasadena (12-3-4), 5 p.m.
No. 2 Monrovia (21-1-5) at La Canada (13-7-5), 5 p.m.
Finals: Friday or Saturday, TBA
Girls semifinals
Tuesday
Division 6
No. 3 Maranatha (18-4-4) at No. 2 Paloma Valley (13-7-4), 5 p.m.
Temescal Canyon (19-4-2) at Sierra Vista (22-4-1), 5 p.m.
Finals: Friday or Saturday, TBA

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Wrestling: San Marino wins 2015 CIF-SS Masters title; Arroyo’s Jackie Quinones wins girls state title

Zander Wick, from San Marino, celebrates after defeating Corona Santiago's Jeremy Thomas during their 145 pound match Saturda at the CIF-SS Master Meet at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario February 28, 2015. (Will Lester/Staff Photographer)

Zander Wick, from San Marino, celebrates after defeating Corona Santiago’s Jeremy Thomas during their 145 pound match Saturda at the CIF-SS Master Meet at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario February 28, 2015. (Will Lester/Staff Photographer)

By Stephen Ramirez

ONTARIO –
San Marino High School had big expectations entering the 2015 wrestling season.
The Titans lived up to that billing Saturday.
San Marino, a few years removed from being the doormat in the Rio Hondo League, is the best in Southern California after taking the CIF-Southern Section Masters title in dominating fashion at Citizen’s Business Bank Arena.

The Titans, led by two-time Masters champion Zander Wick (145 pounds) scored four individual championships and had six qualifiers to the CIF State championships en route to a first-place finish, St. John Bosco was second with Northview third. The Titans and Vikings each qualified six competitors to next weekend’s state championships, scheduled for Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield.
The other individual champions for San Marino were Zander Silva (113), Julian Flores (132) and Luke Troy (152).
“We did really well,” said Wick, who won at 126 last season. “It was awesome. It’s amazing, because three years ago we weren’t even league champions, we were like last in our league. We got good coaches to come in and we got a lot better.

“Nobody would have thought back then we could come in and take first at Masters. It’s great.”
The rest of the area had a pretty solid day as well, with six champions. The other two were Northview’s Richie Casillas (120) and Ricky Padilla (160). The area qualified 21 to next week’s state championships.

The other area qualifiers were Montebello’s Nico Gomez (103, fifth); Bishop Amat’s Eddie Flores (103, seventh) and Nigel Ruiz (145, fourth); San Dimas’ David Gonzalez (113, second); Sonora’s Russell Rohlfing (126, third) and Josh Kawaguchi (132, second); Northview’s Andres Hooper (126, sixth), Andres Estrada (132, fourth), Joe Dominguez (145, third) and Roger Arce (170, fifth); California’s Richard Pocock (132, fifth); San Marino’s Evan Wick (138, second) and Aaron Padilla (160, third); Charter Oak’s Antonio Zavala (152, seventh) and Damien’s Patrick Sanchez (285).

Zander Wick was one of two from the area to repeat as Master champions. He was joined by Padilla, who won at 152 last season.
Wick, ranked No. 3 in the state, beat No. 2 Jeremy Thomas, of Corona Santiago, 7-2. He led 3-2 late getting a takedown and near-fall to win by 5.
“My match was very tough,” Wick said. “He had me on a single leg, and I can’t remember what I did but I was able to put him on his back to win 7-2.”
Padilla was steady in beating Hemet’s Caleb Wilson, 3-0.
“It’s a great feeling to be two-time Masters champion,” Padilla said. “Not too many people have done it. It’s a tough section, so its real good.”

GIRLS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
It was mission accomplished for Arroyo High School’s Jackie Quinones Saturday.
The senior had a season-long of goal of winning CIF-Southern Section and CIF state wrestling titles this season. She accomplished the former two weeks ago and finished off the aspiration by winning at 189 pounds at the CIF State championships at Visalia Convention Center.
Quinones’ title quest was the area highlight, which also included Northview finishing second for the second consecutive season.
The Vikings, who won a state title in 2013, had three competitors score a top-eight medal. They were Izzy Valles (137, second), Deidra Valles (150, fifth) and Azusenna Molina (170, second).
The area had 10 athletes win medals. The others were Walnut’s Alyssa Barredo (101, second) and Mia Dow (121, fourth); California’s Nadia Escamilla (111, sixth); West Covina’s Jennifer Lopez (116, seventh); Arroyo’s Lesly Ramirez (150, sixth) and San Dimas’ Daishea Jaime (121, second).

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