News From Prep
Posted March 23, 2012
Spring – Prep Sports Roundup #2
Boys’ Baseball Steals Victory From Panthers in the Final Inning
The Rebels defeated Poly 4-3 Tuesday on their own field, scoring three runs at the top of the 7th inning to come back from a 1-3 deficit and win their first League match. It began with an RBI single from Alex Sierra ’12 followed by a perfectly executed sacrifice fly by Royce Park ’12 to tie the game. Karlsen Termini ’13 hit an RBI double to give Prep the lead and an exciting victory. A great effort by Clayton Weirick ’13 was instrumental, as he pitched all 7 innings and allowed just 7 hits, 2 earned runs, and picked up 4 strikeouts. The Rebels are now 2-5 overall, 1-2 in League and play next on March 28th at home.
Girls’ Softball Goes the Distance, Losing Narrowly to Tigers
Playing Westridge at home Wednesday, the Rebels suffered a narrow 7-8 loss that showcased a dramatic Prep comeback by athletes who refused to quit fighting. Though the Tigers took a seemingly insurmountable 7-2 lead in the first inning, the Rebels kept chipping away at it while keeping Westridge from scoring, until they tied the game 7-7 at the bottom of the sixth inning. The Tigers scored one more point at the top of the seventh inning and Prep had no answer, giving the Tigers a win. Caitlin Gillman ’12 played a full game and struck out 9 batters while Chelsea Johnson ’14 hit 2 for 3, earning an RBI, 2 runs and 3 steals. Jenna Galper ’13 also hit 2 for 3 and earned an RBI. The Rebels’ next match is on Friday March 23rd at Poly.
Boys’ Swim Team Overcomes Gauls to Start League Season
The Rebels began the preseason with commanding wins over Sierra Canyon and Alhambra, outscoring both teams by large margins, before succumbing to South Pasadena High School last week. On Tuesday, they put their experience to work and faced down Webb in their own pool, banking 7 first place finishes and a victorious League opener. Outscoring the Gauls 93-83, the Rebels are now 3-1 overall and 1-0 in League.
Girls’ Swim Team Takes Back to Back Wins Over Gauls, Tigers, to Start League Season
With dominating preseason triumphs against Sierra Canyon and Alhambra, the Rebels began League competition with dual victories this week against Webb and Westridge. On Tuesday at Webb, divers Madi Witt ’15 and Kyla Bradley ’15 awed judges with their performances and took first and second place respectively. Clocking in at 26.14 seconds, Suzanna Tan ’12 made CIF consideration for the 50yd Freestyle and won her event. Fellow swimmers Savannah Hart ’13, Kate Woolley ’12, and Jennifer Langen ’14 also had first place photo finishes in their events contributing to their 98-81 win. On Wednesday, the Rebels maintained their momentum by defeating Westridge at home 102-68. The girls’ team is now 4-5 overall and 5-0 in League.
Boys’ Volleyball Goes the Distance to Stop the Gauls
The Rebels had an exciting, if nerve-wracking, start to their League season last Thursday, defeating Webb in a dramatic five set match at home. After losing the first set 15-25, the Rebels answered by winning the second and third sets 25-17 and 25-20. In spite of this, the Gauls refused to back down, going neck and neck with the Rebels through the entire fourth set. Tied at 25-25, the Gauls scored two points to stay alive. With high spirits, Webb opened the fifth set by taking an early lead that they extended to a 14-8 match point advantage. But the Rebels never gave up and proceeded to score 6 consecutive points to tie the set before eventually winning the fifth set 17-15 and grabbing their first League victory. Kareem Ismail ’13 contributed 18 kills and 11 blocks, Kory Hamane ’12 came up with 16 kills and 14 digs, and Mike Lii ’13 made an impressive 49 assists to secure the win.
On Friday and Saturday, the Rebels played in the San Gabriel Tournament. The smallest school of the 20 that participated, and facing off against division 3 and 4 teams, Prep started pool play Friday with back to back wins against Mark Keppel and Diamond Bar. The Rebels lost to eventual tournament champs Campbell Hall in an all out fight, forcing them to win the first two sets 25-17 and 30-28. Dropping into the Silver bracket on Saturday, Prep played 3 more games and won them all. The Rebels dispatched La Mirada and Diamond Ranch before facing Golden Valley for the Silver bracket final. Both teams came out on fire in the first set, with the Rebels putting enough points together by the end to win. In the second set, Golden Valley couldn’t break through blocking by Ismail and Tyler Weakland ’13 and Prep defeated them, taking home the Silver bracket trophy and finishing the tournament 5-1. Ismail finished the tournament with 43 kills and 20 blocks, Hamane picked up another 35 kills and 56 digs, and Lii created 115 assists in two days. The Rebels are now 9-6 overall and 1-0 in League.
Boys’ Track and Field Stays on Top in Second League Meet
The Rebels took first place on Tuesday in the Poly/Mayfield hosted meet at South Pasadena High School, finishing a solid 10 points ahead of Poly. The victory was a complete team effort. In field events, West Nowotny ’13 again took first place in shot put while Gareth and Barrett Weiss ’15 dominated in pole vault, taking first and second place respectively. The Rebels also took first place in the 4x100m, 4x400m, 4x600m, and Swedish relays and finished second in the distance medley. Alan Yoho ’14, Danny Weitekamp ’14 and Alex Orloff ’15 were strong in long distance running, finishing second, third and fourth respectively. The Rebels have won both of their League meets this season and several athletes are competing in the Pasadena Games at Pasadena City College this weekend while their next League competition is on April 6th.
Girls’ Track and Field Comes in Third at Pasadena High School Meet
The Rebels placed third on Tuesday in the Poly/Mayfield hosted meet at South Pasadena High School, a scant 6 points behind second place Poly. Kate Kennedy ’14 took third in the 100m hurdle and shaved off two tenths of a second to take first place in the 300m hurdle while teammates Kate Evans ’14 and Sarah Yoho ’14 placed second and third in the 3000m. Several athletes will compete in the Pasadena Games at Pasadena City College this weekend while their next League competition is on April 6th.