In a rough-and-tumble battle between last year’s Rio Hondo League (RHL) water polo champs and the So Pas varsity boys’ squad, the Tigers took the match Tuesday afternoon and are the new league champions, the first such accomplishment for the local squad in several years.

The boys varsity water polo squad beat Temple City (TC), 8-5, to take the league crown away from them. Temple City was water polo league champions last year.

The Tigers still have one more league match tomorrow against Monrovia but even if they lose that contest, their record is the best in league. Today they are 7-0 and have beaten TC twice, who are now 5-2.

“It’s been a very tough year but I am so proud of these guys,” Head Coach Michael Gonzales said after the match. “I am just so proud of these guys.”

Stay tuned for more interviews in the next print edition of The Review.


Steve Whitmore is the editor for the South Pasadena Review. Steve has spent more than four decades as an award-winning print and broadcast journalist with a 16-year stint as the senior media advisor for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Steve comes to us from the Keene Sentinel in Keene, New Hampshire, where he covered politics and was a columnist.

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