Idle Flintridge Prep baseball wins Prep League title


May 10, 2013|From Staff Reports


Flintridge Prep wins share of Prep League title: Though Flintridge Prep closed out the regular season with a 10-2 win over Rio Hondo Prep on Wednesday, the Rebels won themselves a share of the Prep League title on Friday afternoon.

On the strength of Pasadena Poly defeating Webb Schools, 10-3, on Friday for the second time in as many days, the Panthers forced a three-way tie atop the standings, bestowing the Rebels with a share of their first league title in more than 15 years.


“Oh my, we’re really pumped — really pumped,” said first-year Rebels Coach Guillermo Gonzalez, whose team is 15-8 overall and shares a 9-3 league record with the Panthers and Gauls. “[The players are] really excited to have the opportunity to win a league title.”

Further excitement came in the form of the Rebels winning a tiebreaker before the game that sends them into next week’s CIF Southern Section Division 6 playoffs as the league’s No. 1 team, with Poly as No. 2 and Webb as No. 3.

“When I heard that, I was hoping even more Poly would pull it out,” said Gonzalez, who said he believed the last Rebels’ league title in baseball came in 1996 or 1997. “It’s a big accomplishment for [the players].”


Crescenta Valley High in CIF Southern Section Division II prelims: Aiming for consecutive CIF championships, the Falcons got a number of standout performances Friday at Riverside City College.

Crescenta Valley will have four entrants in individual championship races, along with three relay teams and four more participants in consolation events Saturday in the Division II finals, which begin at 10 a.m.

Crescenta Valley's lone victory Friday came in the 200-yard medley relay. Its team of Harrison Thai, Young Tea Seo, Edward Yi and Jacob Ksendzov trimmed .19 of a second off its seed time by touching the wall in one minute, 35.04 seconds. CV saw its two other relay teams – 200 (1:27.97) and 400 freestyle (3:12.91) – take fourth Friday.

The 200 freestyle relay team consisted of Stephen Woo, Eric Park, Antonio Camarillo and Ksendzov. The 400 freestyle relay team featured Yi, Eric Park, Thai and Seo.

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