Liam Carthy, the Marshall tract star, is the 2019 LA City Pole Vault Champion. | Photo by Dave Abbott, Splash Art Photography

Wrap Up: Spring Season, 2019

2019 Editions Featured June Sports


By Dave Abbott of NELA Sports One

Another year in high school sports has come to an end in Northeast Los Angeles. Here’s a recap of team and individual achievements in this spring’s championship playoffs.

Girls Softball

Elennie Hernandez, Eagle Rock senior pitcher named to Northern League First Team.

Northern League Results: Eagle Rock went undefeated in league play at 10-0 and won the Northern League Championship for the third consecutive year. Marshall was the runner-up with an 8-2 record. The Wolves of Sotomayor tied for 4th in the Northern League with the best season in their 8-year history.

Division Playoffs: Eagle Rock, Lincoln and Marshall competed in the Division 1 playoffs. Wilson and Franklin competed in the Division 2 playoffs. Sotomayor competed in the Division 3 playoffs – and went further in playoff competition than other Northeast teams before losing in the semi-finals, 8-6, to South East High School in South Gate.

Softball Honors: The 2019 All-Northern League players, selected by the coaches in the Northern League, are: Player of the Year, Nicolette Papavasiliou (Eagle Rock); Pitcher of the Year, Jazmin Frias (Marshall); First Team, Maya Cardoza (Eagle Rock), Lixie Flores (Wilson), Gwyn Hammond (Marshall), Elennie Hernandez (Eagle Rock), Jimena Ibarra (Sotomayor), Gizelle Leyva (Wilson), Jessica Lopez (Franklin), Kiana Lopez (Franklin), Miranda Padilla (Eagle Rock), Alyssa Puquirre (Marshall), Elianna Reyes (Eagle Rock), Lorena Terrazas (Sotomayor)


Declan O’Hare Marshall pitcher on the mound in City Championship game at Dodger Stadium

Northern League Results: The Marshall Barristers went undefeated with a record of 10-0 for the second consecutive year and won the Northern League Championship. The Barristers have won 26 consecutive league games in a row. The Lincoln Tigers came in second with a 7-3 record.

Playoffs: In the City championship baseball game on May 25, played at Dodger Stadium for the 51st consecutive year, Marshall lost to Narbonne High School, 4-0.

In the Division II playoffs, Lincoln, Sotomayor and Wilson all advanced to the quarterfinals. Eagle Rock did not qualify for the playoffs.


Boys Volleyball

Eagle Rock won the Northern League Championship and, for the second year in a row, was seeded in the Open Division of the City Championships. The team advanced to the quarterfinals, where a defeat by Chatsworth High ended their season.

Lincoln finished second in league play and won the L.A. City Section Division IV Championship for the second time in three years, defeating Birmingham Community Charter High of the San Fernando Valley, 3-1, on May 10. Lincoln’s coach, Edwin Yau, was selected Division IV Coach of the Year by the CIF L.A. City Section.

Lincoln Tigers Boys Volleyball Division IV Champions – Bottom Left to Right: Corbin Hernandez (10), Marwin Mata (9), Trong Vong (12), Sebastian Mejia (12), Christian Lopez (12), Justin Ha (12) Top L to R: Coach Esquivias, Jason Guan (12), Jose Pineda (12), Sergio Carrera (10), Alvin Zhou (10), Thanh Duong (10), Charlie Huang (12), Favio Orellana (12), Hung Ta (10), Ryan Hong (9), Coach Yau.

Franklin made it to the quarterfinals in Division IV where they lost a close match to Math and Science College Preparatory of West Adams, 3-2.

Volleyball Honors: All City First Team Honors went to Eagle Rock’s Mathieu Mahinan and Nivram Castro, Franklin’s Jose Pavilar and Lincoln’s Christian Lopez and Trong Vong, in their respective divisions.

All City Second Team Honors went to Franklin’s Pedro Rios.

Eagle Rock’s Mathieu Mahinan was selected to the All-CIF Los Angeles City Section Boys Volleyball Team. He also received First Team All-City Division I honors. The Eagles’ Nivram Castro was selected Third Team All-City.


Eagle Rock Girls varsity swimming was 6th out of 22 schools in city team rankings. Marshall girls were 13th.

In Boys varsity swim team rankings, Marshall was 14th and Eagle Rock 15th.
In the City Championship, Eagle Rock High’s Kailee Ruiz won both the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle and Johanna Pearson, also of Eagle Rock, placed first in the 500-yard freestyle.

Track and Field

Eagle Rock junior James Corrigan placed first among Los Angeles entrants in the Boys Varsity 3200 Meter Run with a time of 9:31.80. He participated in the State Finals where he placed 21st with a time of 9:22.29.

Liam Carthy, the Marshall track star, is the 2019 LA City Pole Vault Champion.

Sophomore Liam Carthy of Marshall won gold in the in Boys Varsity Pole Vault Championship with a clearance height of 11’ 6”.
Complete results of the CIF L.A. City Track Championships can be viewed at: 05172019lacitysectionfinals.html





Scholarships for Athletes at Cathedral High School

In baseball, Lorenzo Moreno, ’19, has signed with Simpson University and Brian Park, ’19, has signing with Vanguard University.

In soccer, Marco Bermudez, ’19, has signed with Azusa Pacific University and Jesus Rios, ’19, has signed with Marymount University; Jaime Gonzalez, ’19, has committed to Kansas Wesleyan University and Chris Urugutia, ’20, has committed to Cal State San Marcos.

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