SPHS Sports Update | Playoff Action for Tigers Water Polo

South Pasadena High hosts Newbury tonight at 5 p.m. in a CIF-SS first round Division 3 playoff game

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena High rolled to a 11-6 first round CIF-Southern Section Division 3 victory over Newbury Park on Tuesday at home

A team that’s on a hot streak hopes to keep its winning ways alive, as South Pasadena High has the home pool advantage tonight when it hosts a first round CIF Southern Section Division 3 water polo match.

The Tigers finished the Rio Hondo League season with a perfect 8-0 record, 17-10 overall on the season. The league champs will be facing Newbury Park in the CIF postseason opener.

The following is a look at how other Rio Hondo League teams stand as the fall season is wrapping up.

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South Pasadena has secured an at-large berth in CIF-SS Division 13 berth, and on Friday will make the nearly 60-mile drive to Fillmore High School in Ventura County on Friday for a first round 7:30 p.m. contest. The Tigers finished an impressive 7-3 season and is coming off a lopsided 40-10 victory over La Cañada, in which they trailed by 10 early and came back to score 40 unanswered points.

With the win, South Pasadena finished third in league play behind Monrovia and San Marino, respectively.

Girls’ Tennis

The Tigers, 8-7 overall, finished third in the Rio Hondo League with a 3-2 record and secured a playoff berth and will go on the road Wednesday to play JSerra Catholic at San Juan Capistrano in a first round CIF match.

The Rio Hondo League Finals were cancelled due to poor air quality.

Cross Country

South Pasadena High’s cross country team finished first in CIF Division 4 in both boys and girls competition at the Apache Invitational.

Both teams look to finish the season in first place in the Rio Hondo League before continuing onto CIF action.

Girls’ Volleyball

After making history this season, South Pasadena High’s girls’ volleyball team lost to Norco High School on Saturday in the CIF-SS semifinals.

It was a historical year for the Rio Hondo League champion Tigers as they became one of the first South Pasadena High girls’ volleyball teams to go that far in CIF play.

The Tigers finished league play undefeated at 10-0. Despite Saturday’s loss, South Pasadena has earned a state playoff berth with its outstanding 33-7 overall mark and is waiting to hear who it will play next.

Girls’ Golf

South Pasadena High finished fourth in league play, losing a tiebreaker for third to Gabrielino.

The Tigers lose Victoria Tskvitichvili next year to graduation but bring back Lauren Calderon who holds the league record of 30 strokes over nine holes. Following league play, Tskvitichvili and Caleron went on to play in first round of CIF action in Ojai, but did not qualify for the next round.