La Cañada in Rio Hondo League Individual Tournament: Seven of nine Spartans advanced to the second day of the Rio Hondo League tournament, which had 12 golfers move on, at the Marshall Canyon Golf Club in La Verne on Wednesday.
Collin Morikawa owns a share of the lead, along with San Marino High’s Charlie Allen, with a two-under-par 69. Morikawa, a sophomore, won the individual league title last year by eight strokes with a pair of three-under 68s.
“This year, he’s got some people breathing down his neck, so it should be interesting,” La Cañada Coach Richard Tetu said.
The Spartans’ Robby Stehlin and San Marino’s Ben Allen also find themselves in a tie for third place with each carding one-under 71s.
Daniel Rhee and Joshua Suh tied for sixth place with each shooting 76 for La Cañada, which had Noah Bernstein and Adam Horne jammed in a four-way tie for 11th with 78s. The Spartans also had Colin Kreditor just move on to the second day of the tournament with a 79, which is where the cut was set.
The top five finishers in the two-day tournament, which picks back up Thursday at noon, will advance to the CIF Northern Individual Regional Tournament on May 13 at the River Ridge Golf Club in Oxnard. La Cañada, which won the league title with an 16-1, 8-0 in league record, is set to take park in the CIF Northern Team Divisional Tournament at Soule Park Golf Course in Ojai Monday at 1 p.m.
La Cañada 172, Monrovia 232: The Spartans capped off an undefeated run through the Rio Hondo League with a victory Thursday at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club.
Collin Morikawa was the day’s medalist with an impressive four-under-par 30. La Cañada’s teams score combined for two-over, as Robby Stehlin was at one-under 33, Adam Horne and Noah Bernstein were two-over at 36 and Joshua Suh carded a 37.
The Spartans will enter the Rio Hondo League Individual Tournament with a 16-1, 8-0 in league record.
Campbell Hall 3, Flintridge Prep 1: Karlsen Termini went one for three with a run batted in for the Rebels, who had just two hits, in a nonleague road loss Wednesday. Flintridge Prep slipped to 13-8 on the year.
The Rebels host Pasadena Poly on Friday in a crucial Prep League game.
Flintridge Prep piled on 13 hits and seven stolen bases in a six-inning Prep League 12-2 win over Chadwick at the Glendale Sports Complex Friday.
Karlsen Termini went three for four with three runs batted in, three runs and a stolen base for Flintridge Prep. Daniel Enzminger allowed two runs on a walk, two hit batters and four hits and struck out four in 5 2/3 innings. Enzminger also had a pair of hits, stolen bases, run and an RBI. Cole Pilar also went two for two with two stolen base and three runs for the Rebels.
Chaminade 3, St. Francis 2: The Golden Knights dropped another Mission League heartbreaker at home, 25-20, 22-25, 25-23, 22-25, 16-14. Charles McCarthy posted a season-high 29 kills for St. Francis, which also got 20 assists, 17 kills from Chris Thompson and 26 assists from David Thompson.
The Knights fell to 6-11, 2-10 in league after knocking off Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, 25-20, 25-23, 18-25, 25-18, Thursday.
McCarthy tallied 26 kills, David Thompson logged 33 assists and Markar Agakanian added 13 kills.
La Cañada 3, Gabrielino 0: The Spartans finished off the regular season with a Rio Hondo League sweep Monday at home. La Cañada had already locked up a top-two spot in league behind league champion South Pasadena and finished the league campaign a 6-2, 12-12 overall record.
Orion Burl tallied 15 kills and Jonathan Sullivan added seven kills and five aces for the Spartans, who also got 26 assists, nine digs and five kills from Connor Walbrecht, for Gabrielino. La Cañada also received 12 and six digs apiece from Connor Belcher and Ben Choi and Mel Schroeder tallied four blocks.
The Spartans were coming off a 2-4 run in the Crescenta Valley Tournament. They went 1-2 Friday in the pool-play portion of the tournament and 1-2 in the silver division Saturday at Crescenta Valley High.
La Cañada opened with a win over Montebello, 25-23, 25-21, and then lost to Heritage Christian, 25-17, 25-18, and Damien, 21-25, 25-10, 15-11, in the best-of-three format. On Saturday, the Spartans defeated host CV, 25-15, 26-24, fell to league-rival San Marino, 25-17, 25-19, in the division semifinals and dropped a marathon of a third-place match to Righetti, 24-26, 34-32, 15-12.
Pasadena Poly 11, Flintridge Prep 7: The Rebels lost on Tuesday in a Prep League match to the rival Panthers, falling to 8-6 overall and 2-3 in league. Cartier Juan had two singles wins for Prep.
St. Francis in Mission League prelims: A pair of singles and doubles players participated in the event Monday at L.A. Valley College.
In singles, Kristian Esteve and Alex Kevakian picked up first-round wins. Esteve, won, 6-0, 6-2. Kevakian earned a 6-4, 6-3 victory.
Esteve suffered a 6-0, 6-1 second-round loss. Kevakian fell, 6-0, 6-1, in the second round.
In doubles, Mostafa El-Harazi and Greg Alle opened with a 6-4, 6-2 win before suffering a 6-0, 6-1 second-round defeat. Darren Kunitake and Alfred Lee lost, 6-0, 6-1, in the first round.
Chaminade 15, St. Francis 3: The Golden Knights saw their season conclude Thursday with a Mission League home defeat at Fremont Tennis Center. St. Francis finished 8-9, 4-6 in league for fourth place.
Webb 15, Flintridge Prep 4: A three-run top of the sixth inning put the Rebels up, 4-2, but everything came apart in the bottom half, as they allowed 13 runs en route to a mercy-rule Prep League loss Tuesday at Webb.
Maddy Maker was three for three for Prep, which also had Ashley Kim drive in two runs. Chelsea Johnson also doubled and also had a run batted in the loss.
Flintridge Prep slipped to 1-16, 0-10 in league.
Harvard-Westlake 5, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy 1: The Tologs fell to 9-11-2, 1-6 in league on the road Tuesday.
La Cañada in Thousand Oaks Tournament: The Spartans dropped a pair of games Saturday to Granada Hills (9-8) and Thousand Oaks (13-2). La Cañada fell to 13-11, 7-3 in the Rio Hondo League.
The Spartans knocked off Temple City, 7-4, in the Rio Hondo League Friday, thanks to six runs batted in, including a grand slam and two-run batted in single, from Olivia Leyva in the first inning. Aubri Thompson also had a run-scoring single in the game.
La Cañada starting pitcher Maddy MacKenzie gave up four hits, seven walks and struck out one in the complete-game victory.
La Cañada 5, El Segundo 1: Dougie Williams scored a game-high four goals for La Cañada, which received two assists from Bryant Lai and another helper from Anders Iversen, Friday. Lai had the Spartans club team’s other goal. Larkin Iversen anchored La Cañada in net with Max Williams, Scott Platista and Michael Kapla aiding the defense.
The Spartans improved to 3-3 on the year, their best record since 2005.