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Aaron Valdez Bids Farewell to Readers

To our valued readers and members of the Arcadia, Monrovia and Pasadena communities, As my stint with Beacon Media News crosses the one-year mark, it’s good to look back on not only how my skills as a journalist have grown, but on how deep of...

Knowing These Trends Can Help You Identify March Madness Upsets

When March Madness begins, millions of people are formulating the perfect bracket of the2019 NCAA tournament. Last year, UMBC shocked the nation with their 74-54 win over Virginia, becoming the first No. 16 seed in the history of NCAA basketball. This has people wondering,...

Wildcats Seek Return to CIF Title Game, Open Season with Dave Moore Classic

By Aaron Valdez Across all sports, it always stings the most when a team makes it all the way to the championship game but ends up falling short. For Monrovia baseball, making it all the way to last season’s CIF-SS Division 4 title game and losing...

Monrovia Wrestlers Make Record-Setting Strides at Regionals, Finals

By Aaron Valdez In the midst of a program emergence, Monrovia wrestling continued to build on one of its most successful eras in history as a few of their wrestlers placed very high in this month’s CIF Regionals and Finals. At the end of January, the...

Wilson Cuts Monrovia’s Playoff Run Short

By Aaron Valdez The claws were out in this clash of the Wildcats, but it was ultimately Wilson (Hacienda Heights) that emerged victorious over Monrovia 2-0 in the second round of the boys’ soccer CIF Division 6 playoffs on Saturday. Monrovia had put together a nice...

Monrovia Impresses at League Finals as CIF Approaches

By Aaron Valdez With the grueling regular season out of the way, the Monrovia wrestling team has proved its worth as the team shifts its focus to CIF action in the coming weeks. The Wildcats are coming off an impressive showing at the Rio Hondo League...

Johnson’s brace lifts Monrovia past Temple City

By Aaron Valdez Monrovia boys’ managed to overtake Temple City for second place in the Rio Hondo League as David Johnson and the Wildcats came back to defeat the Rams 2-1 on Tuesday. Despite having a respectable record under their belts, the Wildcats have their work...

Monrovia Comes out Flat in Loss to League-Leading La Cañada

By Aaron Valdez This season was a promising one for Monrovia boys’ basketball, but the team’s latest 77-38 loss to La Cañada signals a bitter end to its 2018-19 campaign. Outside of a few nice wins here and there, the Wildcats have had a rough year...

Monrovia Splits Pair of League-Opening Matches

By Aaron Valdez The Monrovia girls’ soccer team has experienced some turbulence this season but can still manage to make a serious run at the Rio Hondo League crown. After opening the season 4-0-1, Wildcats seemed very poised to not only compete for the league title,...

Monrovia Overcomes Sluggish Start to Trounce San Marino

By Aaron Valdez In a highly competitive Rio Hondo League, the Monrovia boys’ soccer team can’t afford to slip up not even one game. Fortunately for the Wildcats, they were able to get the job done on Tuesday after an erratic first half in their 3-0...
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