Top left to right: Lauren Calderon, Huang Cassandra, Lindsey Biggar. Bottom left to right: Maya Turun, Victoria Tskvitichvii, Katherine Anthony Photos by Joseph Ruiz

South Pasadena High School (SPHS) fall sports are making headway into the postseason with one team out and four teams ready for the next match, game or meet.

Single performers also have made their names shine with impressive victories in golf, according to Greg Luna, SPHS athletic director.

Freshman girl golfers Lauren Calderon and junior Victoria Tskvitichili qualified for CIF after impressive performances at the Rio Hondo League (RHL) Girls’ Golf Finals. Tskvitichili finished third overall in the two-day tournament. Calderon, meanwhile, had a combined score of 142 over 36 holes to set a new League record and claim the overall Individual League Title. Both moved on to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Individual Championships, which began on Monday Oct. 22.

The varsity girls golf team also made it into the CIF postseason with a record of 6-4 for league and 11-4 overall. The next step is to be seated for the postseason, which is announced on Oct. 29, according to Luna.

Girls varsity tennis also has fought its way into the CIF postseason with an overall record of 11-5 and league record of 4-4. They will know their next step on Oct. 30 when their opponent is revealed.

Lauren Calderon

And boys and girls varsity cross-country are off and running into the postseason. They are both in CIF and their next meet is Nov. 9, when they will compete against 20 other schools. To get that far, the boys’ cross-country team finished first in the RHL meets 1&2. The girls varsity cross-country also did well by finishing second in the RHL 1 and first in RHL 2. In those meets the teams competed against five schools.

Water polo, as predicted, is going into the CIF playoffs undefeated in league play, 7-0, at press time. They played Monrovia on Wednesday after the press deadline. They will be seated on Oct. 27.

Although girls volleyball made it into the CIF postseason, they lost in the first round to Alta Loma, 3-0, in Rancho Cucamonga on Oct. 18.

Steve Whitmore
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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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