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Spartans Win, to Battle South Pasadena for CIF Berth

First published in the Oct. 27 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

The La Cañada High School varsity boys’ water polo team defeated host Monrovia, 17-13, in a Rio Hondo League game last Thursday.
Ian Wipfli amassed a game-high 12 goals, Alexander Abramian scored four goals and Michael Kwan added one goal.
The Spartans lost a nonleague game at Schurr High in Montebello, 16-6, last Wednesday. Wipfli led the team with three goals, while Max Ratcliff, Tait Landswick and Abramian each scored once.
La Cañada previously lost a league game at Temple City, 14-3, as Abramian, Wipfli and Nathan Honbaum each recorded one goal.
LCHS (5-15 overall, 3-3 in league) will conclude the regular season with a potentially crucial game at South Pasadena on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m., as both teams are fighting for a postseason berth. The CIF-SS playoff brackets will be released on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 9 a.m.

ST. FRANCIS

The St. Francis High School varsity boys’ water polo team includes (front row, from left) Jason Chaidez, Cooper Klosterman, Donovan Esquivel and Josh Li. Back: Gavin Johnson, Jason Alietti, Noel Gutierrez, Jozef Gutierrez, Nick Karamarian and Esai Somilleda. Not pictured: Kalani Quiroz and Nicola Notaro.

The Golden Knights concluded the regular season by losing a Mission League matchup against visiting Crespi High of Encino, 13-6, last Wednesday.
Senior Jason Alietti tallied three goals, senior Noel Gutierrez added a pair of goals and sophomore Nick Karamarian scored once.
SFHS finished last in the league standings with an 0-4 record (11-13 overall).

FLINTRIDGE PREP

The Wolves concluded the regular season with a pair of Prep League losses at Palos Verdes Chadwick, 16-6, and against visiting Brentwood School of Los Angeles, 13-3, last week.
Flintridge Prep previously edged host Pasadena Polytechnic, 10-9, in a crucial league game as both teams are fighting for third place in the standings. Individual statistics were not reported to the Outlook Valley Sun.
The Wolves finished the regular season with a 5-3 league record (19-8 overall) and will wait for the CIF-SS playoff brackets to be released on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 9 a.m.

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