Soccer/ Nov 29 2023

Maranatha Scores Twice in Second Half to Secure 3-3 Tie w/La Canada in 2023-24 Home Opener

Photos by Mitzi Yamashita Boys Soccer: La Canada looked to spoil Maranatha’s home opener on Tuesday. The Spartans scored twice to take a 2-0 lead. LCHS would go to the break with a 3-1 advantage. Maranatha’s only score in the first half was a header from freshman Caleb Freeman off Sawyer Throop’s free kick. Maranatha, […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Nov 18 2023

Freeman & Youssefian Score One Goal Each in Maranatha’s Season-Opening 2-2 Tie at Sierra Canyon

Photo by Mitzi Yamashita Boys Soccer: Maranatha opened the 2023-24 season with a 2-2 tie at Sierra Canyon. The Minutemen got both of their goals in the first half. Freshman Caleb Freeman had an unassisted goal to give MHS a 1-0 lead. After the Trailblazers tied the game at 1-1, sophomore Luca Youssefian gave Maranatha […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Mar 30 2023

Monrovia’s Micah Maljian & Rogelio Anguiano Torres Named Rio Hondo League’s Offensive & Defensive Players of the Year

Thanks to Monrovia for this report: Boys Soccer: When the Monrovia boys soccer program meets up on April 10th for their banquet, they’ll have a number of reasons to celebrate the 2022-23 season. The Wildcats played a very competitive nonleague schedule, and despite finishing third (5-3-2) behind South Pasadena and La Canada in Rio Hondo […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Feb 03 2023

Michael Hernandez Scores Two Goals in Marshall Fundamental’s 3-1 Mission Valley League Victory Over Second-Place South El Monte

Boys Soccer: On senior night, the Marshall Fundamental boys soccer program got two goals from a freshman. The Eagles knocked off second-place South El Monte, 3-1, to finish the regular season in the fourth spot of the Mission Valley League standings. Michael Henderson had goals in the first and second half of Thursday’s win. And […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Feb 02 2023

Maranatha Wins Olympic League Title After Wednesday’s 2-1 Victory at Whittier Christian; Peterson & Tatevossian Score for Minutemen

Boys Soccer: Winning a championship is never easy, or at least it shouldn’t be. And such was the case for the Maranatha boys soccer program. The Minutemen scored a pair of second-half goals to edge their host from Whittier Christian, 2-1, on Wednesday. George Peterson and Aren Tatevossian both scored off of assists from Miles […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Jan 28 2023

Maranatha Blows Out Heritage Christian, 4-0, on Senior Night; Minutemen Nearing Outright Olympic League Championship

Boys Soccer: Maranatha is just one win from securing an outright Olympic League championship. The Minutemen cruised to a 4-0 victory over visiting Heritage Christian. And on senior night, three of the four goals were scored by 12th graders. And that included captain Jay Lee, who scored in the game’s first minute. Jacob Brantingham and […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Jan 26 2023

Michael Hernandez Scored Twice in Marshall Fundamental’s 3-2 Mission Valley League Victory Over El Monte

Boys Soccer: Marshall Fundamental killed two birds with one victory on Wednesday. The Eagles edged visiting El Monte, 3-2, in a Mission Valley League game. The win snapped Marshall’s six-game MVL losing streak, and it also secured the Eagles their first league win since December 13th. Michael Hern√°ndez scored twice on Wednesday. One came on […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Jan 22 2023

Maranatha’s 3-1 Victory on Friday is First Over Valley Christian in 5 Years; Minutemen Take Over Olympic League’s Top Spot

Boys Soccer: Perhaps the only thing more satisfying than beating Valley Christian for the first time in five years is taking over sole possession of first place in the Olympic League standings. And that’s exactly what the Minutemen did on Friday. Jacob Brantingham scored first for Maranatha in the 18th minute. It was the lone […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Jan 18 2023

George Peterson Scores Three Goals & Has an Assist in Maranatha’s 5-0 Olympic League Victory Over Heritage Christian

Boys Soccer: Maranatha is now 2-0-1 in Olympic League games after Tuesday’s 5-0 victory over Heritage Christian. George Peterson was the star. Peterson scored three goals and assisted on another score. Miles Romero chipped in with a goal and two assists. Jacob Brantingham scored and assisted on one goal. Sawyer Throop had an assist in […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Jan 14 2023

Maranatha Picks Up First Olympic League Victory After Friday’s 3-0 Victory Over Whittier Christian

Pictured: Miles Romero Boys Soccer: Maranatha picked up Olympic League victory No. 1 on Friday. The Minutemen got two goals in the first half and cruised to a 3-0 victory over Whittier Christian. MHS stuck first when Miles Romero scored off a Jay Lee assist. Maranatha would extend the lead to 2-0 when Jacob Brantingham […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Jan 10 2023

Boys Soccer: La Salle, Maranatha & Northview Ranked in Most Recent CIF-SS Poll

Boys Soccer: CIF-SS Poll, January 9, 2023 Division 1/2 1.JSerra Catholic 2.Servite 3.Mira Costa 4.Santa Ana Valley 5.Montclair 6.Valencia/Placentia 7.Godinez 8.Poly/Riverside 9.Sunny Hills 10.Channel Islands 11.El Rancho 12.Cathedral 13.Pacifica/Oxnard 14.Montebello 15.Arlington 16.Citrus Hill Division 3 1.Quartz Hill 2.El Dorado 3.Crescenta Valley 4.Hart 5.Carter 6.Fontana 7.Crossroads 8.Mission Viejo 9.Cabrillo LB 10.Sierra Vista Division 4 1.Harvard Westlake […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Dec 16 2022

Marshall Fundamental & Arroyo Tie, 1-1, in Battle of Mission Valley League Powers; Cristian Villegas Scores Early For Eagles

Boys Soccer: In a battle of reigning Mission Valley League co-champs, Arroyo and Marshall Fundamental met up Thursday in Pasadena. The Eagles would get a goal from Cristian Villegas within the first six minutes of the game to take an early 1-0 lead. Christian Lim assisted on the Eagles’ lone goal. The Knights would tie […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Dec 13 2022

Maranatha Earns Third Place at Monrovia’s Winter Classic w/1-0 Victory Over Rowland in OT

Boys Soccer: After falling 2-0 in Saturday’s semifinal round of the Monrovia Winter Classic, you couldn’t blame Maranatha if they had a little hangover from Saturday night’s setback. Fast forward approximately 36 hours and the Minutemen faced Rowland with third place on the line. And while the goalies and defenders held the other scoreless throughout […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Dec 11 2022

La Salle Edges CV, 1-0, in Title Game of 29th Annual Ralph Brandt Tourney; Caden Brown Scores & Julian Gomez Blocks 8 Shots in Goal

Thanks to Alex Veliz for the photos & the Lancers’ program for this recap: Boys Soccer: What a start it has been for the La Salle boys soccer program. After Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Crescenta Valley in the Burroughs Tournament’s championship game, the Lancers are now 7-0. Camden Brown’s goal with three minutes to play, […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Dec 10 2022

Maranatha Edges Monrovia, 1-0, on Friday; Brantingham’s First-Half Goal Enough for Minutemen

Boys Soccer: Maranatha won its third consecutive game on Friday. The Minutemen edged Monrovia, 1-0, to improve to 5-2-1. Jacob Brantingham scored off a Jay Lee corner kick in the first half and that was all Lorenzo Rodriguez needed. Rodriguez had six saves in Friday’s shutout. Up next: MHS will battle King/Drew this morning (Saturday) […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Dec 09 2022

Maranatha’s Second-Half Surge Key in 4-1 Victory Over Poly; MHS Got Goals From Peterson, Tatevossian, Brantingham & Wang

Boys Soccer: After spotting Poly a first-half goal just 13 minutes into Thursday’s contest, Maranatha would go on to claim a 4-1 victory. It took the Minutemen just four minutes to catch the Panthers at 1-1, when George Peterson scored off a Jay Lee assist. MHS would take their first lead of the game in […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Dec 07 2022

Boys Soccer: Covina, La Salle, Maranatha, Pasadena & Walnut Ranked in First CIF-SS Poll

Boys Soccer: CIF-SS Poll, December 5: Division 1/2: 1 JSerra Catholic 2 Servite 3 Mira Costa 4 Santa Ana Valley 5 Montclair 6 Valencia/Placentia 7 Godinez 8 Poly/Riverside 9 Sunny Hills 10 Channel Islands 11 El Rancho 12 Cathedral 13 Pacifica/Oxnard 14 Montebello 15 Arlington 16 Citrus Hill Division 3: 1 Sierra Vista 2 Carter […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Dec 07 2022

Throop & Brantingham Score in Maranatha’s 2-0 Victory Over Blair; Minutemen Improved to 3-2-1 in 2022-23

Boys Soccer: Maranatha opened a very busy week with a win. In the first of four games, the Minutemen claimed a 2-0 victory over Blair. Sawyer Throop got MHS on the board just six minutes in. Throop scored off a free kick by Jaden Brainard. And Jacob Brantingham put the game away with his goal […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Nov 23 2022

Youssefian & Lee Score in Maranatha’s 2-0 Victory at North Valley Military Institute

Photo by Mitzi Yamashita Boys Soccer: Maranatha improved to 2-1 to start the new season after Tuesday’s 2-0 victory at the North Valley Military Institute in Sun Valley. MHS got on the board midway through the first half when Luca Youssefian scored on a cornerkick by Jay Lee. In the second half, Jay Lee scored […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Nov 17 2022

Maranatha Gets Five Second-Half Goals & Cruises to 6-1 Victory Over Pacifica Christian in 2022-23 Season Opener

Thanks to Maranatha soccer for this report Boys Soccer: Maranatha met up Pacifica Christian in its season opener. And it’s the first showdown since the Minutemen claimed a 3-0 victory in last season’s postseason. This time around MHS defeated the Sea Wolves, 6-1. Pacifica Christian did get out to a 1-0 lead, but it would […]

By Brian Baiotto