This weekend, the Panthers hosted the Winter Tailgate, during which three Poly teams competed. Girls water polo teams started the day hosting Mark Keppel. The Panthers took control of the pool and beat the Aztecs 16-2. The boys basketball teams hosted the Gauls from Webb. The Varsity team rounded out the day beating the Gauls handedly 63-37. The big win was achieved by girls soccer as they hosted Prep League rival, Flintridge Prep. After a tough 80 minutes, the Panthers held the Rebels scoreless, winning 2-0. For a recap and remarks about the game, see this LA Times article and this Pasadena Star-News article. Congratulations to the Panthers for a successful Winter Tailgate!
The Panther Club will be hosting a Winter Tailgate tomorrow, Jan. 14, throughout the day. Poly's winter teams will be competing; the lineup is as follows:
Fencing USFA Mixed Open Foil Tournament at Hemet High School, 10 a.m. JV girls soccer versus Mark Keppel High School, 11 a.m. JV girls water polo versus Mark Keppel High School, noon Varsity girls soccer versus Flintridge Prep, 1 p.m. Varsity girls water polo versus Mark Keppel High School, 1 p.m. Frosh/soph boys basketball versus Webb, 3 p.m. JV boys basketball versus Webb, 4:30 p.m. Varsity boys basketball versus Webb, 6 p.m.
Wear your orange, show your Panther pride, and come out to support our student-athletes.
Last Friday, all four of Poly’s basketball teams traveled to Rio Hondo Prep to face the Kares for the second time this season. The Panthers first faced Rio Hondo just before winter break. This time, home court advantage was not the deciding factor, as all three levels of boys basketball defeated the Kares by at least 12 points . The Varsity girls team followed suit, beating Rio Hondo for the second time this season. These wins give the teams momentum as they get ready to face Chadwick today. The girls face Mayfield Senior on Thursday.
The Varsity girls soccer team also faced Prep League opponent Westridge for the second time. This time, the Panthers traveled to Westridge. The first meeting was a well-fought match, but in the end Westridge defeated Poly 4-1. This time around, the Panthers played better, worked harder, and defeated Westridge 3-2. The girls travel to Lynwood on Wednesday to face another Prep League opponent, Firebaugh. For the full schedule, visit the Athletic Calendar.
Before the new year, the boys soccer team played in the three-day Ontario Christian Christmas classic. The Panthers had a good tournament despite having only 13 players available. They opened up the tournament facing Grace Brethren High School. At the end of regulation, the score was 0-0 forcing a round of penalty kicks. Poly defeated Grace Brethren 4-3 in PK’s with senior Zealand McLean driving home the winning kick. Later that day, Poly faced Granite Hills, to whom they fell 0-3. The next day, the Panthers faced host school Ontario Christian and defeated the Knights 4-1. Senior Matt Alison had a hat trick and the fourth goal from sophomore Alec Walsh. Poly finished off the tournament holding Rowland Heights scoreless at 1-0. The Panthers took fifth place of 16 teams with a record of 3-1, and McLean was named to the all-tournament team. Today they travel to Whitsett Fields Park to face Oakwood School at 3:30 p.m. Check the Athletic Calendar for details and directions.