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Monrovia Football Struggles To Find Its Footing
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Monrovia Football Struggles To Find Its Footing

By Aaron Valdez It was grueling and hard-fought contest to say the least, but Monrovia football came up short by a last-minute field goal during its 23-21 loss to Alta Loma last Friday. The Wildcats were coming off a listless 45-12 defeat at the hands of Burbank in the opening game of the season but…

Monrovia Blitzes Burbank En Route To Third Straight Victory
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Monrovia Blitzes Burbank En Route To Third Straight Victory

By Aaron Valdez The Monrovia girls’ volleyball team is off to its best start in years as it opens the season 3-0 after defeating Burbank in straight sets on Tuesday. “It’s really important to start off the season strong, especially against tough competition,” said Monrovia Head Coach Ashlee Sinic. “We want to make a statement…

Monrovia Volleyball Seeks Significant Playoff Run
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Monrovia Volleyball Seeks Significant Playoff Run

By Aaron Valdez The Monrovia girls’ volleyball team looks to take a bite out of their competition as they head into the new school year and season. As dominant as the Wildcats have been during the regular season, they have struggled to get over the hump in postseason play. Despite maintaining a winning record in…

Blood Drive Slated June 2 for Monrovia High Student Battling Leukemia
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Blood Drive Slated June 2 for Monrovia High Student Battling Leukemia

More than 220 students, teachers, and community members have stepped up to donate blood during a drive benefitting Monrovia High School student-athlete James Speranta, who is facing an unexpected battle against leukemia. The numbers double the typical signups received by the American Red Cross, triggered by news of Speranta’s sudden diagnosis in mid-March. “The community…

Wild Comebacks Send Monrovia To Divisional Championship
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Wild Comebacks Send Monrovia To Divisional Championship

By Aaron Valdez There’s an ancient proverb that claims all cats have nine lives. And as crazy as that might seem, the events that unfolded during Monrovia’s CIF-SS quarterfinal and semifinal match-ups evidently built up a strong case. In the quarterfinal against Northview last Friday, the Wildcats found themselves in a 6-0 hole but rose…

Monrovia Suffers Setback In Loss To San Marino
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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…

Revamped Swim Program Goes The Distance
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Revamped Swim Program Goes The Distance

By Aaron Valdez In what was supposed to be another season of uncertainty, the Monrovia swim team has instead found much success under the tutelage of new Head Coach Julie Burns. Going into this year, there were many questions surrounding the boys’ and girls’ team since it was without a coach and experiencing a plateau…

Monrovia High School Offers Expanded College Counseling Program
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Monrovia High School Offers Expanded College Counseling Program

College Counselor, Amanda Ghezzi, meets with a family during the four-week registration period.  – Courtesy Photo By May S. Ruiz Kirk McGinnis, principal at Monrovia High School, grew up in this neighborhood.  He is very familiar with the San Gabriel Valley’s reputation as a family-oriented area where parents take pains to send their children to…

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