Sports / May 23, 2018 Wildcats Run Riot In Second-Round Victory

By Aaron Valdez The Wildcats of Monrovia baseball are one step closer to championship glory after a remarkable 11-0 victory over Sierra Vista in the second round of the Division 4 CIF Southern Section Playoffs on Tuesday. Coming off a narrow 3-2 win over Pacifica in the first round last Thursday, it seemed the Wildcats...

Sports / May 15, 2018 Monrovia Makes Big Splash At League And CIF Meets

By Aaron Valdez To cap off its renaissance season under newly appointed Head Coach Julie Burns, the Monrovia swim program had a representative team qualify and compete in a CIF competition for the first time in over 12 years. Just last year, the future of Monrovia High School swimming was looking quite murky. However, once...

Sports / May 9, 2018 Monrovia Suffers Setback In Loss To San Marino

By Aaron Valdez The Monrovia baseball team’s crusade of winning another Rio Hondo League title was put on hold as the Wildcats came out flat in a 4-0 home defeat to the San Marino Titans on Tuesday. It was a potential title-clinching game for the Wildcats as they were undefeated in nine games of league...

Sports / May 3, 2018 Discover the Thrill of Sabre Fencing at West Coast Fencing Academy in Monrovia

By Susana Bonis In the San Gabriel Valley, opportunities abound for youth sports like soccer, baseball, basketball, and volleyball.  The West Coast Fencing Academy in Monrovia is ready to introduce youth to the fascinating sport of sabre fencing. Fencing is the martial art of fighting with blades; there are three types:  sabre, foil, and épée. ...

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The 2018 Rose Bowl Low-Down
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The 2018 Rose Bowl Low-Down

By Galen Patterson The 2018 Rose Bowl pits the second and third best teams in college football against each other in Pasadena. University of Oklahoma is ranked number two in this year’s seating, while the University of Georgia is ranked number three. However, the 2018 Rose Bowl Game represents more than just the semi-finals before…

Remembering Monrovia Great Hardiman Cureton
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Remembering Monrovia Great Hardiman Cureton

By Spencer Stueve Hardiman Cureton is a largely forgotten name, even at his old high school.  Cureton was born in Duarte, California, but he would make a name for himself in Monrovia. In the fall of 1951, the Monrovia Wildcats football fielded one of their greatest teams in school history, and their best player was…

Monrovia Girls Basketball Searching for Answers
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Monrovia Girls Basketball Searching for Answers

  By Spencer Stueve Every athletic season begins with hope, and for every team the meaning of hope differs.  The Monrovia girls basketball team is not strong, they are not likely to make a run to the playoffs, and they are not likely to fill the stands at many games. The Wildcats hope to improve…

Monrovia Basketball Begins Season in Sierra Vista Tournament
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Monrovia Basketball Begins Season in Sierra Vista Tournament

By Spencer Stueve The Monrovia Wildcats began their 2017-2018 boys basketball season with an impressive win last Tuesday against Adelanto High School.  The Adelanto Saints are coming off back to back Desert Sky League titles, but the Wildcats had no problem in the season opener.  MHS won 62-53 to open the Sierra Vista Tournament on…

Youth Volleyball in Duarte
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Youth Volleyball in Duarte

Non-profit offers boys and girls fun, safe, supervised environment for volleyball The United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL) today announced that registration for the 2018 Spring program in Duarte, California is open. The instructional volleyball league will provide boys and girls ages 7-15 the opportunity to learn and play volleyball in a fun, safe, and…

Monrovia Basketball Season Preview
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Monrovia Basketball Season Preview

By Spencer Stueve Building a successful program in amateur school affiliated athletics is unlike anything in the professional ranks.  While NBA and NFL teams can count on keeping their best players on a continuing basis year after year, high school and college is a continuous cycle of players coming and going.  At the college level,…

Monrovia Athletics Fall Season Recap
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Monrovia Athletics Fall Season Recap

By Spencer Stueve The fall athletic season at Monrovia High School is headlined by a surprise on the gridiron. The Wildcats Varsity football team began their season with five straight losses, but would win four out of their final five games to make a run to the CIF playoffs, where they would fall to Yorba…

Monrovia Football Falls to Yorba Linda, Season Over
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Monrovia Football Falls to Yorba Linda, Season Over

By Spencer Stueve Monrovia High School started their 2017 Varsity football season with five straight losses, and after the slow start, few, if any thought they would still be playing on the second Friday in November.  Coach Jerry Chou and the Wildcats would rally, however, and what could have been a lost season, turned into…

Monrovia Football Finishes Undefeated in League Play
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Monrovia Football Finishes Undefeated in League Play

By Spencer Stueve Coach Jerry Chou and the Monrovia Wildcats did what few thought was possible one month ago.  After starting the regular season with a 0-6 record, the Wildcats find themselves not watching the playoffs from afar, but strapping up their helmets and shoulder pads once again.  Last Friday, Monrovia capped off their streaky…

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