First published in the Sept. 15 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.
The St. Francis High School varsity boys’ water polo team narrowly lost a nonleague game at Arcadia, 15-12, last Thursday. SFHS was in a 3-3 deadlock at the end of the first quarter and ultimately fell behind 8-4 at halftime.
St. Francis outscored Arcadia 8-7 in the second half, as senior Jason Alietti scored six of his eight goals. Senior Noel Gutierrez and sophomore Nick Karamarian each finished with a pair of goals.
SFHS (3-6 overall, 0-2 in league) will battle Crescenta Valley High in a nonleague game at Glendale High School on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 5:45 p.m.
The Wolves competed in the two-day Malibu Tournament last weekend, finishing fifth overall with a 3-1 record.
The Wolves finished tournament play with a pair of victories on Saturday, defeating Rio Mesa High of Oxnard, 13-10, and Brentwood School of Los Angeles, 11-6. Flintridge Prep lost its first tournament game to last year’s defending CIF-SS Division V champion Carpinteria, 11-8, on Friday, after opening tournament play with a dominant 19-6 victory over Oxnard.
The Wolves previously lost their first game of the season in a nonleague matchup at Temple City, 16-13, last Tuesday.
Flintridge Prep (10-2 overall) will visit Glendale for a nonleague game on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 3:30 p.m.
The Spartans competed in the Westminster Tournament last weekend, defeating El Rancho High of Pico Rivera and falling to El Modena High of Orange. LCHS moved to 2-6 overall after its third-place tournament finish. However, individual statistics and final results were not reported to the Outlook Valley Sun by the La Cañada coaching staff.