San Marino’s Devon Jack and La Canada’s Ally and Cassie McKenzie won Rio Hondo League individual tennis championships at Live Oak Park in Temple City.
Jack scored a 6-0, 6-0 win over Molly Round of South Pasadena in the finals.
“I tried very hard to never lose focus,” Jack said. “My coach taught me to always respect your opponent and never underestimate their abilities regardless of what level you are playing.”
Emily Hsaio of San Marino beat Sawa Keymeulen of South Pasadena for third place.
The McKenzie sisters defeated San Marino’s Madeleine Gandawidjaja and Sophia Lee 6-2, 6-0 in the final. Serena Lin and Katherine Wu of Temple City defeated Sabrina Lieu and Maddi Schmidt of San Marino 4-6, 6-4, 21-19 for third place.
San Marino has won eight consecutive league team titles.
LA CANADA >> League champions find a way to dig deep and pull out victories.
Somehow, that is what South Pasadena High School did in its Rio Hondo League volleyball showdown against La Canada on Tuesday afternoon.
The senior-laden Spartans, playing their final regular-season home game, certainly found a way that made the league-champion Tigers figure that out in the fifth game. La Canada rallied from a 20-9 deficit in the fourth game to force a final fifth game.
“We were all very mad,” South Pasadena senior Sophia Hathaway said. “We shouldn’t have gone (five). We came out mad and said we were not going to lose that game. We were going to do anything it took to win.”
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Arcadia plays Burroughs at Burroughs High School in Burbank during Thursday night’s game, on October 23, 2014. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz/Pasadena Star-News)
By Keith Lair BURBANK >> The Arcadia High School football coaching staff was yelling out what host Burroughs was going to run in Thursday night’s Pacific League matchup,
The problem was that the Apaches had difficulty stopping the Indians’ offense.
“We didn’t have many answers,” Arcadia coach Andrew Policky said. “They are just the better football team than we are right now.”
Burroughs scored the first 10 times it had the ball en route to a 70-23 victory. Arcadia has yet to defeat Burroughs in the current league configuration and it was the most points the Apaches have given up in more than a decade.
Burroughs quarterback Andy Amela, who had missed the last three games because of a concussion, threw for four first-half touchdowns and completed 13 of 16 passes for 244 yards. He played on the opening series of the second half, but did not throw a pass.
“It felt good to finally get back,” the junior said. “It sucked sitting and watching. I came in pumped and wanting to play.”
The Indians (5-3, 3-2) scored on every drive of the first half for a 49-9 halftime lead. Erick Hernandez caught three of those touchdown passes and had six catches for 152 yards in the first half.
Mayfield Senior School’s path to a potential CIF-Southern Section postseason volleyball tournament berth took a side trip through Arizona.
The Cubs apparently learned they have a chance to make a postseason run while playing at last weekend’s Tournament of Champions in Tempe, Ariz. They did not win the event, but the 3-3 finish apparently changed the direction of the team.
Mayfield showed that new direction in Tuesday evening’s three-game Prep League sweep of visiting Westridge. The Cubs (14-7, 6-2) remained in the hunt for the league title with the 25-18, 25-23, 25-13 victory.
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