SPHS Sports Update: Jan 13-17 | Full Swing for Winter Season

Here is a quick look at how South Pasadena High teams are doing as the winter season is currently in full swing

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Action continues as South Pasadena High School teams are at the midway point of January and nearing the first-round of Rio Hondo League play. The following is an up-to-date look at how the local teams are fairing during the winter season.

Boys’ Basketball

South Pasadena High split a pair of Rio Hondo League encounters last week, defeating Blair on the road 74-68 on January 8 before dropping a 48-36 contest to La Cañada last Friday night.

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On Monday, the Tigers travel to play Bellflower in a 7 p.m. contest. Going into the contest, South Pasadena is 12-4 overall, 1-1 against league competition.

League action resumes Wednesday when Temple City comes to town for a 7 p.m. game against the Tigers at South Pasadena Middle School. On Friday, January 17, the Tigers travel to Monrovia.

Girls’ Basketball

Under coach Cody Masden, South Pasadena High is now 8-10 overall on the season, including a 53-40 setback to La Cañada last Friday in their Rio Hondo League opener.

South Pas had a three-point edge after the first quarter but fell behind 25-24 at the break and never looked back in picking up the 11-point victory.

The Tigers host Temple City on Wednesday in search of their first league win. The game played at South Pasadena Middle School starts at 5:15 p.m.

South Pasadena then takes on Rancho Cucamonga on January 18 in the first game of the Bishop Amat Lancer Winter Classic.

Following tournament action, South Pasadena hosts rival San Marino at 5:15 p.m. on January 22.

Girls’ Soccer

South Pasadena High is 5-6-3 overall in girls’ soccer, 0-1 in Rio Hondo League after falling to La Cañada 3-1 last Friday in their league opener.

The Tigers are back in action Wednesday when they travel to Temple City and continue their road trip on Friday to Monrovia. Both games start at 3:30 p.m.

Boys’ Soccer

South Pasadena High’s boys’ soccer team is off to a 4-5 overall start, including 1-1 record in Rio Hondo League.

The Tigers opened the league season on January 8 with a 5-4 victory against Blair on the road before dropping a 4-2 match last Friday at home against La Cañada.

Aaron Cho and Jake Carless scored for South Pasadena against the Spartans.

On Wednesday South Pasadena is home against Temple City and travel to play Monrovia on Friday. Both matches start at 3:30 p.m.


Several South Pasadena High wrestlers came home from solid performances over the weekend at the San Fernando Tournament.

The Tigers’ Devin Peries was the champion in the 160-pound weight class, Alex Garza took second in the 145-pound division and Abdel Alkhatibq was 5th among 145 pound wrestlers.

As a team, South Pasadena will be back in action Thursday when it travels to Monrovia.

Girls’ Water Polo

South Pasadena High opened the Rio Hondo League campaign on January 8 with an 8-6 loss to Temple City and followed that up with a 13-9 defeat against La Cañada to fall to 0-2 in league play.

Tigers coach Michael Gonzales continues to get strong play out of Grace Markus, Amanda Kanaly, Allison Lee, Emma Kucera, and Krystal Lee.

South Pas plays host to Monrovia on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.