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Spartans Edge South Pas, 6-5

First published in the Oct. 13 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

The La Cañada High School varsity boys’ water polo team edged host South Pasadena on Tuesday in a Rio Hondo League game, 6-5, behind stellar defense from goalie Max Ratcliffe who had 14 saves. With the game tied 5-5, Nathan Honbaum scored the deciding goal with 31 seconds remaining in the last quarter to seal a Spartan victory.
Ian Wipfli scored a game-high three goals, while Alexander Abramian and Tait Landswick each added one goal.
LCHS lost a nonleague game at last Friday Birmingham High in Lake Balboa, 15-8, as Wipfli produced four goals. Abramian finished with a pair of goals, while Honbaum and Ratcliffe each registered one goal.
La Cañada (4-10 overall, 2-1 in league) will continue league action at San Marino on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 4 p.m.


The Wolves competed in the Claremont Tournament last weekend from Oct. 7-8, finishing with a 2-2 record. Flintridge Prep lost its tournament finale last Saturday against Santana High of Santee, 22-8. Sophomore Ridley Tolleson scored three goals, senior Noah Corral and sophomore Charlie Simonian each tallied a pair of goals, and senior Ty Young had one goal.
The Wolves narrowly defeated Glendora, 10-8, to open action on the second day of tournament play. Sophomore goalie Elliott Oakes stopped up in the cage and registered eight saves, while Corral posted a game-high four goals. Young and Simonian each recorded a pair of goals, while seniors Henry Brookbanks and Aidan Grimm each finished with one goal.
Flintridge Prep ended the first day of tournament play with an 8-6 victory over Temescal Canyon High of Lake Elsinore, as freshman goalie Carter Morrell had five saves. Simonian collected three goals, Brookbanks added a pair of goals, and Corral, Young and Oakes each registered one goal.
The Wolves opened tournament action last Friday by falling to Roosevelt High of Los Angeles, 12-9, as Corral led with a game-high four goals. Brookbanks tallied three goals, while Young and Oakes each had one goal.
The Wolves were previously edged in a Prep League match by visiting Palos Verdes Chadwick, 9-8.
Flintridge Prep (14-6 overall, 1-1 in league) will battle La Salle College Preparatory of Pasadena in a league game on Friday, Oct. 14, at 3:30 p.m.


The Golden Knights competed in the Claremont tournament last weekend, finishing 13th overall in the Open Division bracket with a 1-3 record.
St. Francis lost to Chaparral High of Temecula, 12-9, after defeating Temescal Canyon, 16-, on the second day of tournament play. SFHS opened the tournament with a pair of losses to Glendora, 13-10, and Rancho Bernardo High of San Diego, 18-11. Individual statistics were not reported to the Outlook Valley Sun.
The Golden Knights (10-12 overall, 0-3 in league) will visit Upland for a nonleague game on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m.


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