July 15, 2011 |
It has been a summer for learning a new offense and getting used to new coaches for the state's most prolific sophomore quarterback from a year ago, Andrew Elffers of Pasadena Maranatha. He passed for 3,328 yards and 37 touchdowns while throwing mostly from a shotgun formation. The new coach, Peter Karavedas, a 27-year-old former defensive coordinator at Whittier Christian, hired Mike Owens, a former Van Nuys High and Oregon quarterback, to install a West Coast passing scheme, in which the quarterback takes the snap from under center, looks for quick releases and must make pinpoint passes.
May 6, 2010 |
On a cold, drizzly night, the baseball diamond at Jackie Robinson Stadium in Pasadena needs repairs if a game between Pasadena Maranatha and Brentwood is going to be played, and the person showing the best form handling a rake is one of the scheduled starting pitchers, Dylan Covey. In a couple of months, Covey, 18, figures to have enough money to buy his own landscaping company, but the fact that he isn't hiding in the warm, cozy Maranatha clubhouse in the middle of a steady rain validates what people have been saying about his impeccable character.
May 18, 2004 |
The Ambassador Auditorium and other key structures on the former Ambassador College campus in Pasadena have been purchased by a church and school, which plan to turn the vacant facilities into a private high school and concert venue. Harvest Rock Church and Maranatha High School, both based in Pasadena, bought the 13-acre site with five buildings from Worldwide Church of God last week for an undisclosed amount. The property is bounded by St. John Avenue, Green Street and Del Mar Avenue.
November 18, 2000 |
6:30 TONIGHT CYPRESS COLLEGE Whittier Christian advanced to its first section final by knocking out top-seeded San Pedro Mary Star of the Sea to reach the Division IV-A final against second-seeded Maranatha. These Olympic League rivals split their two previous meetings, with Whittier Christian winning the first match, 15-3, 15-5, 15-12, and Maranatha winning three weeks ago, 16-14, 11-15, 15-13, 15-4.
October 8, 2000 |
Capistrano Valley Christian's offense awoke in time to rally for a 14-10 victory over Sierra Madre Maranatha Saturday at Laguna Beach High School. Trailing by three with 1 minute 12 seconds left in the game, Capistrano Valley Christian's Jamie Bray scored on a six-yard run to finish a 69-yard drive. The Eagles had gotten the ball on their 31-yard line with 3:22 left. Jason Ward connected with Tyler Graves for a 30-yard pass play to move the ball into Maranatha territory.
October 1, 2000 |
Kyle Painter threw for 245 yards and four touchdowns and Micah Tatum returned two interceptions for touchdowns as Brethren Christian won at San Marino High. After taking a 7-0 lead on a 78-yard interception return by Tatum, Brethren Christian (1-2-1) scored three touchdowns on just five plays from scrimmage. After Nick Escanes recovered a fumble, Tatum caught a 43-yard touchdown pass with 7:21 left in the first quarter.