September 17, 2005
BOYS' WATER POLO * Christian Cardey, Riverside Poly: Had five goals to lead the host Bears (4-0), ranked No. 1 in Division V, to an 18-5 victory over La Verne Bonita (2-2), No. 1 in Division VI, in the quarterfinals of the Riverside Invitational. * For more scores and highlights: www.latimes.com/preps
May 28, 2005 |
Combining his bulldog mentality with an unhittable slider, junior pitcher Hector Rabago saved top-seeded Riverside Poly from playoff elimination Friday, throwing seven innings of shutout relief to enable the Bears to pull out a 4-3, eight-inning victory over Newhall Hart in a Southern Section Division I quarterfinal baseball game. Poly (25-3) pushed across the winning run in the top of the eighth inning on Mike O'Neill's sacrifice fly that scored Sharif Othman.
June 5, 2004 |
Somehow, in Riverside Poly's celebration of winning its first Southern Section Division I softball title, Mindy Cowles got squeezed to the outside, which hardly seemed fair. She is, after all, the core of this team. But Cowles didn't mind because she had what she so desperately wanted in her senior season -- a title. And it was another player, junior Lindsey Ubrun, who had delivered it with one swing of her bat.
May 1, 2004 |
There was a moment four years ago that seemed to catch everyone off guard. On a Riverside Poly softball team that featured power-hitting catcher Elizabeth "Binky" Peterson, who had just been walked intentionally to load the bases, a wisp of a girl strode to the plate against Moreno Valley Valley View and slugged the ball over Poly's left-field fence. The ball sailed even beyond the baseball team's bullpen and into its outfield.
February 26, 2004 |
In basketball, free throws can make the difference in a game. In hockey, the power play provides the perfect chance for a team to attack an opponent's goal. Similarly, the water polo teams that take advantage of their six-on-five opportunities tend to enjoy the most success. Consider Chino Hills Ayala, which recently beat La Canada, 11-1, in a girls' playoff game. The Bulldogs scored six times in eight man-advantage chances and limited their opponent to one goal in 13 similar situations.
May 6, 2003
HIGHLIGHTS Fullerton Rosary Coach Tom Tice got his 200th victory in memorable fashion. Senior shortstop Lizzie Hagen hit for the cycle, in order -- single, double, triple, home run -- and had four runs batted in for the Royals in their 10-0 Serra League victory over Santa Margarita. In addition, senior first baseman Caitlin Carroll had five RBIs on two doubles. Tice is 201-88 in 10 seasons. Crescenta Valley's 55-game Pacific League winning steak was ended when Glendale scored a 2-1 victory on Thursday.