SPORTS ROUNDUP: Flintridge Prep swimming takes to CIF Southern Section Division III prelims

BOYS’ SWIMMING

Flintridge Prep in CIF Southern Section Division III prelims: With an eye on a CIF championship, the Rebels put together some quality performances but may not have advanced as many swimmers to championship races as they need.

Flintridge Prep started strong when its 200-yard medley relay team finished runner-up in one minute, 41.13 seconds. Other Rebels swimmers who kept their chances at an individual title alive were Marco Flores, who took fifth in the 200 individual medley (2:00.99) and 100 breaststroke (1:02.47), and Carlo Sivilotti, who moved on in the 50 freestyle (seventh, 22.23).

The top 10 finishers in each event advanced to the championship race with the 11th-20th swimmers competing in the consolation finals and 21st and 22nd placers being named alternates. The Rebels’ 400 freestyle relay team also moved on to the championship with a sixth-place finish (3:19.69).

Prep’s 200-medley relay team (1:32.81) and Bruce Park both just missed the championship cut with 12th place finishes — Park doing so in the 100 butterfly (55.20). Kevin Park also qualified for the 100-back consolation race (19th, 58.87).

Kevin Park earned alternate status in the 200 individual medley (22nd, 2:09.30) for the Rebels, who also had Gabriel Fernandez take 24th in the 500 free (5:17.16).

Bruce Park also competed in the 200 freestyle (26th, 1:53.46), along with Gabriel Fernandez (31st, 1:55.47) with both failing to advance to Thursday in the race. William Newman took 29th in the 100 backstroke (1:01.36)

Gary Lee took 33rd in the 100 free (51.60) for Prep.

GIRLS’ SWIMMING

Flintridge Prep in CIF Southern Section Division III prelims: Jennifer Langen advanced to the championship finals in the 100- and 200-yard freestyle races Wednesday at Riverside City College.

Langen took third in the 200-free prelims with a time of one minute, 56.97 seconds and finished sixth in the 100 (54.93).

Lauren Au also competed in the 100 breaststroke (29th, 1:17.12) for the Rebels, whose 200-medley relay team took 32nd in 2:07.25. The top 10 finishers in each event advanced to the championship race with the 11th-20th swimmers competing in the consolation finals and 21st and 22nd placers being named alternates.

BASEBALL

Flintridge Prep 10, Rio Hondo Prep 2: The Rebels closed out the Prep League season with a win Wednesday at the Glendale Sports Complex. Prep, at 15-8 and 9-3 in league, is currently in second place, but can finish as high as first as Pasadena Poly (7-3 in league) and Webb (9-1) have two games remaining against each other.

SOFTBALL

San Marino 4, La Cañada 1: The Spartans saw their hopes of a Rio Hondo League title all but ended Wednesday in a road loss to the Titans. La Cañada fell to 13-13, 7-4 in league and has one last chance at staying on top in league. In order to do so, it needs to defeat San Marino at home Friday at 3:30 p.m. and hope Monrovia can knock off first-place Temple City (13-12, 8-3) for the second game in a row.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy 5, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 2: Sumner Hanula finished with two hits and scored two runs Wednesday to lead the host Tologs in a Mission League game. Kelly Jacobs added a two-run double for Flintridge Sacred Heart (11-11-2, 3-6 in league).

BOYS’ TENNIS

Walnut 11, Flintridge Prep 7: A small 5-4 edge in singles play was not enough to carry the day for the visiting Rebels, who fell in the wild-card round of the CIF Southern Section Division II playoffs Tuesday afternoon.

“We probably should have won two more sets, but I think we still would have lost on games,” Flintridge Prep first-year Coach Hratchia Sargsyan said. “You have to give Walnut credit. They were a deep team.”

The loss caps an 8-8 season for the Rebels, who finished third in the Prep League.

Cartier Juan led the charge for Flintridge Prep as the singles ace finished 3-0.

Juan’s effort, coupled with a 2-1 effort from No. 2 singles player Albert Lee, allowed the Rebels to overcome a 0-3 outing from the No. 3 singles spot in still taking the singles competition, 5-4.

Unfortunately for Flintridge Prep, there wasn’t enough success on the doubles side, as five pairs combined for a 2-7 mark.

The Rebels’ top tandem of William Dixon and Koby Hiyashi finished 2-1 in registering their team’s only points in doubles competition.

“Even though we lost, I think it was still a good season. It’s actually surprising that we made the playoffs,” Sargsyan said. “We’re only graduating two players (Hiyashi and Lee), so we’re hoping to have a good team next year.”

SOFTBALL

Rio Hondo Prep 16, Flintridge Prep 6 (five innings): The Rebels lost their 17th straight game on Tuesday at home, losing to first-place Rio Hondo in a Prep League game.

Alex Tutwiler had a pair of hits, including a double, and two RBI for Prep.

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