PHOTO: provided by SPARC | The South Pasadenan | The Kobe Bryant mural located in South Pasadena.

Kobe Bryant Mural Restoration Fundraiser

The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) is asking the public for help in raising funds for the restoration of the Kobe Bryant mural, extensively defaced by graffiti on November 5, 2023, at its location...
PHOTO: SPHS Boys Basketball | The South Pasadenan | South Pasadena High School Boys Varsity Basketball

SPHS Off to Solid Start in Boys CIF Basketball Action

It didn’t take long for South Pasadena High to dispatch its first round opponent in the CIF-Southern Section Division 3AA boys’ basketball playoffs as the Tigers rolled to lopsided 72-41 first round win over...
PHOTO: Henk Friezer | The South Pasadenan | Senior Sawyer Fox heads down the pitch. South Pasadena High fell to Chaminade 2-1 in a CIF Division 3 wildcard double overtime loss at home on Tuesday.

SPHS Soccer | Season Ends for SPHS Boys Soccer Team

Under soggy conditions, on and off rain and threatening skies throughout the contest, South Pasadena High boys’ varsity soccer team nearly came away with a CIF-Southern Section Division 3 wildcard win on Monday before...
PHOTO: SPHS Water Polo | The South Pasadenan | South Pasadena High lost 7-6 in triple overtime on Tuesday to Etiwanda in a first round CIF-SS Division 4 girls’ water polo contest at home.

SPHS Water Polo | Difficult Defeat for Girls’ Water Polo

CIF-Southern Section overtime losses seem to be setting an unfortunate trend at South Pasadena High this week as the school suffered its second straight on Tuesday. The Tigers’ boys’ varsity soccer team began the string...
PHOTO: mtb.fastpitch.photography | The South Pasadenan | The CIF-Southern Section playoffs start this week and South Pasadena High will host four games, including boys’ soccer, girls’ water polo and both boys’ and girls’ basketball.

SPHS Hosts Four CIF-SS Playoffs Contests This Week

Saying he’s “thrilled,” South Pasadena High Athletic Director CB Richards, with help from the California Interscholastic Foundation (CIF), announced the post-season schedule for the school’s winter sports on Sunday. The Tigers will host four first-round...
PHOTO: provided by SPUSD | The South Pasadenan | SPHS Advanced Sports Medicine students treat and stretch student athletes and staff during the inaugural Athlete Recovery Day.

SPHS Athlete Recovery Day Offers Care for Students and Staff

It wasn’t a typical late start day on either January 30 or 31, as SPHS Advanced Sports Medicine students transformed the practice gym into a rejuvenating TLC experience. With soothing music playing in the...
PHOTO: Jonathan Williams | The South Pasadenan | Rose Bowl Football 2024: No. 1 Michigan and No. 4 Alabama face-off in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game.

ROSE BOWL GAME 2024: MICHIGAN WIN OVER ALABAMA IN OVERTIME

https://youtu.be/f0ZO-MBW0Bo Michigan's J.J. McCarthy went 17 of 27 for 221 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions to lead the Wolverines to a 27-20 victory Monday night on New Year's Day over the Alabama Crimson...

Exclusive: Swim Instructor of Pasadena Rose Queen 2024 Naomi Stillitano

Swimming is her sport! A sit-down with Naomi's swim coach Katherine Tse 2024 Pasadena Rose Queen Bio - by Pasadena Tournament of Roses: Naomi Stillitano is a senior at Arcadia High School, and lives in Arcadia. She...
PHOTO: Henk Friezer | The South Pasadenan | SPHS Boys Basketball plays at the So Cal Christmas Classic.

SPHS Basketball Holiday Tournament

After routing undefeated arch rival San Marino, South Pasadena's basketball team entered their So Cal Christmas Classic holiday tournament with high hopes, but coach Ernest Baskerville's team suffered two losses in the tournament that...
PHOTO: Emiko Essmiller | The South Pasadenan | Tiger Run 2023

SPHS TIGER RUN | 26th Annual Run has Record Breaking Year

The Tiger Run, along with the weekly Tiger Bingo, are the South Pasadena High School Booster Club’s primary fundraisers that support over 40 clubs, teams, and organizations at South Pasadena High School. The proceeds...

You’re Invited! Basketball, Kona Ice, and FUN!

The SPHS Boys Basketball Team cordially invites all elementary and middle school students and their families to the home basketball game this Friday, December 8, 2023 at 7 p.m. at the Tiger Dome. The...
PHOTO: provided by SPHS Cross Country | The South Pasadenan | SPHS runners Keeran Murray, Abby Errington, and Saidbh Byrne at the CIF Finals

SPHS Cross Country CIF Finals and State

Two top South Pasadena harriers were among top southland runners to advance to this weekend's state championship meet to be held in Clovis. Abby Errington will be a runner to be reckoned with at...

Turn it Over | L.A. Lakers fall to Sacramento Kings 125-110 despite LeBron James...

Sacramento’s Domantas Sabonis went 13 of 19 with 29 points, 16 rebounds, and seven assists to lead the Kings to a 125-110 victory Wednesday night over the Los Angeles Lakers at a near-capacity Crypto.com...

The Final Chapter | Arizona State Takes Down UCLA 17-7

Arizona State's Trenton Bourguet threw for 149 yards with one touchdown, leading the Sun Devils to a 17-7 victory on Friday over the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl, marking their last Pac-12 game...

SPHS Football | 4th and Inches: South Pasadena’s playoff run ends in a 30-27...

Senior quarterback Mason Overacker rifled a pass into the endzone with less than two minutes remaining to lift Los Osos to a 30-27 CIF Southern Section Football Division 9 opening round victory Friday night...
PHOTO: Dan Rider | The South Pasadenan News | SPHS/South Pasadena Football Homecoming Win over La Canada Oct. 20, 2023.

SPHS Football Preview | Three Players to Watch in Friday’s CIF Southern Section Playoff...

Tomorrow night, the South Pasadena Tigers will make the near 40-mile trek down the 210 freeway to face the Los Osos Grizzlies in the opening round of the CIF Southern Section Division 9 playoffs. The...
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | The South Pasadenan | Organizers of the ArroyoFest, a morning of fun in which thousands were given to opportunity to travel along a 7-mile stretch along the Arroyo Parkway, better known as the 110 Freeway, on foot, bicycle, skate board or a variety of other means, called the car-free event a giant success.

ArroyoFest Brings Thousands onto the 110 Freeway

Santa arrived early, rolling along the historic Arroyo Seco Parkway, better known as the 110 Freeway, on bike, waving to his many onlookers, some enjoying a good hearty laugh. Another cyclist towered over all others...

TURKEY TUSSLE 2023 | Muir Football Claims the Bell in Annual Rivalry Against Pasadena...

A Storied History https://youtu.be/dN0nZSGQ61s?feature=shared The first episode of the deep-seeded rivalry played between Pasadena Community College and John Muir Junior College took place in 1947. In 1954, the game evolved into where it is today, with...
PHOTO: Jonathan Williams | The South Pasadenan News | SPHS/South Pasadena Football Homecoming Win over La Canada Oct. 20, 2023.

SPHS Homecoming | A Big Night for South Pasadena High School

Most Royal Tiger Crowned As fireworks lit the sky above Ray Solari field, the most royal tiger was crowned, overshadowing the smell of popcorn, Tiger Dogs and nachos from the close to a dozen volunteers...
PHOTO: Dan Rider | The South Pasadenan News | SPHS/South Pasadena Football Homecoming Win over La Canada Oct. 20, 2023.

SPHS Football | Coming Home: Late Game Heroics Bring Home a Win For South...

Tigers senior Luke Riffle intercepted a pass in overtime to lift South Pasadena to a 34-27 Rio Hondo league victory Friday over the La Cañada Spartans at Ray Solari Stadium in front of hundreds...
PHOTO: Henk Friezer | The South Pasadenan | The Ray Solari Stadium at South Pasadena High School

Ray Solari Honored at SPHS Homecoming 2023

With many former players and alumni in attendance, South Pasadena High School held its traditional homecoming game with a lot of fanfare. Prior to the game's kickoff, legendary coach Ray Solari (for whom the...

The Inside Story | PCC SPORTS: How two equipment managers run the most prestigious...

Nestled beneath the Hutto-Patterson Gym on the Pasadena City College campus, lies the equipment room. Huddled in between a workout room and the athletic training department, two equipment managers spend eight hours, and often more,...
PHOTO: provided by D.U.D.E.S. | The South Pasadenan | L-R: Stephen McAlpin, Paul Kikuchi (1st place winner), T Kurera, Michael Noe (1st place winner), Michele Pusateri, Ittai Shadmon, Ernie Arnold.

D.U.D.E.S. and KIWANIS Pickleball Tournament Great Success

The 1st Annual South Pasadena Pickleball Tournament was a great success! The event raised over $2,500 to benefit the South Pasadena High School Wellness Center. The first-ever South Pasadena Pickleball Tournament took place this past...
PHOTO: Henk Friezer | The South Pasadenan | Crowley Cup - San Marino vs South Pasadena, September 29, 2023

San Marino Gets Past South Pasadena to Win Crowley Cup

In what turned into a defensive battle marred by inopportune penalties, South Pasadena battled archrival San Marino for the coveted Crowley Trophy last Friday night. The trophy is named for former mayor and late...

KUBB CLUB | Fall Scramble Tournament

Attention local Kubb players, The L.A. Kubb Club Fall Scramble Tournament commences October 2, 2023. There are currently close to 20 players signed up and sign-ups remain open this week. Email organizer Julian Petrillo...
PHOTO: provided by The D.U.D.E.S. | The South Pasadenan | Pickleball Tournament organizers T Kurera, Michele Pusateri, Ittai Shadmon, and Mike Noe.

Pickleball Tournament | The D.U.D.E.S. and Kiwanis Club Host 1st Annual Tourney at Orange...

The Dudes and Kiwanis Club of South Pasadena are hosting the 1st annual Pickleball Tournament of South Pasadena. It will be held at the Orange Grove Park Tennis courts on Saturday, September 30, from 4...
PHOTO: Henk Friezer | The South Pasadenan | SPHS Cross Country at Rio Hondo League meet held at San Marino's Lacy Park.

SPHS Cross Country Comes Out Strong

Proving once again they are the teams to be reckoned with, both the girls and boys varsity Cross Country teams from South Pasadena High School led the way at the Rio Hondo League meet...
PHOTO: Henk Friezer | The South Pasadenan | Future cheerleaders take to the field with SPHS cheerleaders

Future Cheerleaders Take to the Field at SPHS

Youngsters from local elementary schools and the middle school were invited to experience the exhileration of the big leagues by joining the high school cheerleaders in leading fans at the SPHS vs. Alhambra football...
PHOTO: Henk Friezer | The South Pasadenan | Mayor Jon Primuth serving up hot popcorn at the SPHS football game Friday evening.

Serving The Crowd | Mayor Jon Primuth in Service to SPHS Football Fans

A familiar face at the SPHS snack bar during football games is none other than Mayor Jonathan Primuth. He joins numerous parents and volunteers to serve refreshments and food at the stadium snack bar....
PHOTO: Henk Friezer | The South Pasadenan | SPHS vs Alhambra, September 16, 2023.

TIGER FOOTBALL | Bring on San Marino

Ending their  non-conference season on a high note, South Pasadena High School varsity football routed neighboring Alhambra 46-7. It was the final tuneup before meeting arch-rival San Marino in the league opener in 2...
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