Monrovia’s Adrienne Guerra and Elise McCarthy (photo by Walt Mancini) A look at the softball Top 10:
The Wildcats have made long runs in the Rio Hondo League and CIF-Southern Section playoffs the last couple of years, but have come up empty in winning both. 2. La Salle The Lancers return eight starters and have added a freshman that coach Rich Diaz expects to make an immediate impact. 3. Maranatha The Minutemen have already lost two players to season-ending injuries, but they still have reasons to be confident, as nine players return. 4. La Canada The Spartans finished only one win away from the Rio Hondo League title and are legitimate contenders again. 5. Temple City The Rams have strength up the middle. 6. Rio Hondo Prep Prep League Player of the Year Alexis Parker returns, along with five other seniors. 7. Pasadena Poly The Panthers may not start off fast, but the they could finish by challenging for the Prep League title. 8. Alverno The Jaguars will have to wait on the five just-returned soccer players to get back into softball shape before they will make any headway. 9. South Pasadena The Tigers are rebuilding, but they return starting pitcher Cassie Baca and have some talented first-year players. 10. Duarte Falcons coach Paul Viteri knows it will likely be a tough season.
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Oaks Christian 2, Pasadena Poly 0 DIVISION 5
San Marino 2, Beaumont 0 DIVISION 7
St. Monica 2, Marshall 1
Gabrielino 3, University Prep 0 Monday’s game
La Canada at Sage Hill
San Marino at La Quinta
La Canada at Hemet (if Spartans win) DIVISION 7
Gabrielino at Tarbut V Torah/Santa Clarita Christian winner (they play Saturday)
Wednesday’s second-round scores
DIVISION 3 Pasadena Poly 2, Righetti 0
Oaks Christian 4, Arcadia 1
Granite Hills 4, Flintridge Prep 0 DIVISION 5 La Quinta 1, Maranatha 0, 2OT
San Marino 2, Grand Terrace 0
La Canada 2, California 0 DIVISION 7 Marshall 4, Alverno 0
Gabrielino 1, Montebello 0
DIVISION 3 Oaks Christian vs. Pasadena Poly at San Marino HS DIVISION 5 San Marino at Beaumont, 3 p.m.
La Canada at Sage Hill DIVISION 7 Marshall vs. St. Monica at Santa Monica Airport Park, 3 p.m.
University Prep at Gabrielino, 4 p.m.
TUESDAY’S BOYS BASKETBALL SCORES
Second round Pasadena 70, Eisenhower 60 DIVISION 3A
Quarterfinals La Canada 57, Pioneer 53
St. Francis 55, Gladstone 43 DIVISION 5AA
Quarterfinals San Gabriel Academy 67, Oakwood 51 DIVISION 5A
Quarterfinals Renaissance Academy 72, Lone Pine 46
Quarterfinals Pasadena at Westlake DIVISION 3A
Semifinals La Canada at St. Francis DIVISION 5AA
Semifinals Pacifica Christian at San Gabriel Academy DIVISION 5A
Semifinals Renaissance Academy at Orangewood Academy *Game sites might change