Maranatha junior, Stella Hsieh, reached the quarterfinals of the prestigious CIF-SS Individuals Sectional Tournament, defeating Linfield Christian’s Maisy Randolph (6-2, 6-4) in the first round.
In the quarterfinal round, Hsieh cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 triumph of Sierra Vista’s Jerille Delim.
Hsieh played solid tennis all day and came within one victory of qualifying for the two-day Individuals finals tournament next week.
In a Pasadena affair, she was overpowered in the quarterfinals by the sectional’s No. 3 seed, Mayfield’s Samantha Frick (6-1, 6-0), who defeated La Salle’s top player, Sydney Sasaki, in the previous round.Hsieh joins Elizabeth Carpenter (’02), Natalie McNall (’05), and Madison Kane (’18) as the only Lady Minutemen to reach the sectional quarterfinals in the 21st century; Kane is the only one to qualify for the Finals Tournament. Five CIF-SS sectional tournaments were held today, all across Southern California, with the semifinalists from each section moving on to the finals tournament next week.
Photos by Robert Ketterling Boys Basketball: San Dimas jumped out quickly and took a 15-point halftime lead on Monday. The Saints would defeat their rival from Bonita, 62-45, and improved to 7-1. Zaye Salgado led SDHS with 16 points. Braeden Zemetra had 11 points and Aaron Park contributed 10 in the win. Bonita’s Colton Perez […]
Boys Basketball: Glendora opened its own tournament with an 81-58 victory over Don Lugo on Monday. Luke Jacobson had a monster game with 32 points, five rebounds and two assists. Noah Smith finished with 11 points, seven assists and four boards. Braydon Wooldridge had an impressive night with nine points, six rebounds and four assists. […]
Girls Basketball: To say that Monday night’s contest between Duarte and La Salle was a mismatch would be quite the understatement. The Lancers improved to 7-1 after a 61-19 victory over the Falcons. Duarte never scored more than eight points in a quarter. Elizabth Perez led the way for the Falcons with six points. Ryan […]
Boys Basketball: Damien has a history of putting games away early. And Monday was no different. The Spartans had a 17-point lead after the first quarter, and took a 28-point advantage into the halftime break. Thanks to its 65-33 beatdown of Gahr in the first round of the St. John Bosco Tournament, the Spartans improved […]
** This photo is from last year: Boys Athlete of the Week: What a week it was for the Glendora boys basketball program, and for its star senior, Noah Smith. The Tartans won the Gary Prestesater Classic with consecutive victories over Patriot, Keppel, Paramount and Diamond Bar. GHS entered the tournament 2-3, but thanks to […]
Girls Athletes of the Week: After seven days away from competition, the La Salle girls basketball program won three of their four games this week. The Lancers defeated El Segundo on Tuesday. One day later, Hart handed La Salle its first loss of the season, 46-43. La Salle, however, closed out the week with victories […]
Photo of John Honell with his beautiful and late wife, Judy Honell Editor’s Note: John Honell has covered San Gabriel Valley area sports for decades, and now in his early 80’s, he’s just as sharp, witty and observant as he’s ever been. I am extremely grateful for his help and will allow him to cover […]
Football: Story by John Honell It was a comeback for the ages. The Northview High School football program trailed Colony by 17 points in the second half of Saturday’s CIF-State Division-4A Southern California Regional in Ontario. The Vikings rallied and defeated the Titans, 27-26, by outscoring their hosts 20-6 in the second half. The game […]
Photo by Josh Thompson Football: CIF-State Regional Scores & Next Saturday’s Title-Game Schedule: Open Division Championship: Serra of San Mateo vs Mater Dei at Saddleback College Division 1-AA Scores: North: Folsom 28, De La Salle 27 South: Cathedral Catholic 71, Orange Lutheran 62 Division 1-AA Title Game: Folsom at Cathedral Catholic Division 1-A Scores: North: […]