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Sports Round Up: Sept. 27, 2023
Photo credit: Carin Yates

Boys cross country had a strong showing at the Brentwood Invitational. Out of approximately 200 runners, two Wolves finished in the top 11, helping the team finish third out of 17 teams. The team, ranked seventh in CIF, will race this Friday, September 29, at the Palos Verdes Invitational. 

Girls cross country were ranked eighth in CIF going into their meet last Saturday at theBrentwood Invitational. The Wolves ran well. Three athletes finished in the top 20 and two in the top 10 out of 162 competing runners, allowing the team to capture fifth place overall out of the 15 participating teams. The Wolves will race again this weekend at theBell-Jeff Invitational on Saturday, September 30

The undefeated football team traveled to Thacher last weekend. After a somewhat slow start, the Wolves began to pull away from Thacher halfway through the second quarter and took a 20-6 lead into halftime. From there, the Wolves put away Thacher and thewhole Wolves bench was part of the action. Flintridge Prep won the game 42-20 and remains undefeated. The Wolves have a bye this week and will play next on Saturday, October 7 vs. Santa Clarita Christian at 7:30 p.m. 

Girls tennis played two league games last week after winning all four of their non-league matches this year. They first played Westridge on the road and fought to win 11-7. They then hosted Mayfield, the league champs for the past two years, tied 9-9, and ended up winning in overall games 86-75. This is the first time the Wolves have defeated Mayfield in eight years! The Wolves are now 4-0 overall and 2-0 in league. Their next match will be Thursday, September 28 vs. Poly at Caltech at 3:30 p.m. 

The girls volleyball team went 2-1 overall in last week’s matches. The Wolves started the week off traveling to Rio Hondo and dropping a tough match, losing in five games. The Wolves then hosted the defending league champs Mayfield on Thursday. After dropping the first game 16-25, the Wolves turned things around and played one of thebest matches this year, pulling off a win in five sets! This is the first win over Mayfield in the last 10 years! The Wolves improved their record to 11-5 and 4-4 in league. The next two games will be at home vs. Poly on Tuesday, September 26, and vs. Chadwick on Thursday, September 28, 5:15 p.m. 

Boys water polo played one non-league game and a tournament last week. They started off playing Glendale High School on Tuesday and, despite a solid start, Glendale took the lead and pulled away to win the match. The Wolves went to the Gary Cheever tournament last Friday and Saturday, where the team played big schools like Santiago, Chino Hills, and Rio Mesa. Despite their best efforts, the Wolves lost three of the four matches. They gained valuable experience that will help the team moving forward. Their overall record is now 6-8 as they start league play this week vs. Poly on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and vs. La Salle on Friday at 3:30 p.m., both in the Flintridge Prep pool.