Flintridge Prep 3, Pasadena Poly 0: Despite a strong challenge from the host Panthers, the Rebels secured a 25-20, 29-27, 27-25 Prep League victory on Thursday afternoon.
Rebels senior middle blocker Trip Westmoreland totaled 13 kills and six blocks, while Kyle Law added 11 kills and 19 digs and libero Zack Picker finished with 10 digs.
“The league is a lot closer this year than it’s been in previous years,” Rebels Coach Sean Beattie said. “I expected a battle here like I expect one against Chadwick next Tuesday.”
Glendale 7, Arcadia 5: Led by a clutch go-ahead three-run double by Alex Howard, the Nitros won their Pacific League home game on Thursday.
Howard also pitched the first two inning and allowed a run, while Jordan Lousararian got the win with five innings of work having allowing two earned runs.
“The girls rebounded beautifully from a tough loss earlier in the week,” said Glendale Coach Greg Martin in reference to a 10-0 loss to Crescenta Valley on Tuesday. “They really showed resilience and grit today. I am very proud of them.”
Sammy Fabian had two hits and a pair of runs, while Sophie Georges had a two-run single in the fourth.
Glendale is now 10-3 and 2-2 in league.
Pasadena Poly 9, Flintridge Prep 4: The Rebels fell Thursday in a Prep League game. Flintridge Prep (3-10, 0-5 in league) received a double and an RBI from Julie Yi.
San Gabriel Mission 6, Holy Family 4: Errors did in the Gaels in Horizon League action as the squad allowed four unearned runs and fell at the Glendale Sports Complex.
Junior Ginnes Paladini went three for four with two homers, a double, two RBI and two runs scored, while sophomore Mariah Rodriguez connected on three bunt singles and scored two runs.
Pitcher Amy Brennan tossed seven innings and allowed six runs (two earned) with seven hits.
“We were close, but mistakes killed us,” Gaels Coach Burt Ogata said.
Holy Family (2-8, 1-2) heads into spring break and won’t be back in action until May 1.
St. Francis 179, Crespi 214: Michael Mozilo shot a two-under-par 33 to earn medalist honors in Wednesday’s Mission League match at Brookside Golf Course No. 2 in Pasadena. Johnny Brandt fired a 35 for the Golden Knights, who improved to 7-4, 5-3 in league. Michael Finney added a 36 for St. Francis, which received a 37 from Nathan Han and a 38 from Eric Lin.
Buckley 197, Flintridge Prep 213: The visiting Rebels received a one-under-par 35 from Jonah Sacks in a Prep League match Thursday at Woodley Lakes Golf Course in Van Nuys. The Rebels dipped to 6-3, 0-3 in league.
Loyola 3, St. Francis 0: David Thompson finished with 18 kills on Thursday for the host Golden Knights, who saw Loyola post a 25-10, 25-13, 25-13 Mission League win. St. Francis fell to 6-6, 3-5 in league.
Loyola 15, St. Francis 3: The host Golden Knights suffered a Mission League defeat at Fremont Tennis Center on Thursday. St. Francis is 11-3, 5-3 in league.
BOYS’ TRACK AND FIELD
Burbank 115, Glendale 21: The visiting Nitros fell Wednesday in a Pacific League meet.
GIRLS’ TRACK AND FIELD
Burbank 109, Glendale 27: Glendale suffered a Pacific League road defeat Wednesday.
MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD
Vuncannon in Heptathlon and Decathlon Southern California Championships: The sophomore Vaquero finished sixth overall in the two-day event, which concluded Wednesday and was held at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut. Vuncannon registered 6,213 and earned a spot into the state meet at the same venue May 16-17.
Vuncannon had personal-best performances in eight events and tied his personal-best mark in the high jump en route to scoring 851 in last season’s meet.
He clocked 11.60 seconds in the 100-meter dash for 732 points, 5.86 meters in the long jump (556 points), 12.31 meters in the shot put (625 points), 1.71 meters in the high jump (552 points), 52.47 in the 400 (704 points). 17.0 in the 110 hurdles (624 points), 42.60 in the discus (718 points), 3.50 meters in the pole vault (482 points), 47.03 in the javelin (545 points) and 4:40.80 in the 1,500 (675 points).