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Multiple Teams · Baseball falls to La Mirada on walk-off hit


With sole possession of first place in the Suburban League at stake, it was La Mirada who came out on top in walk-off fashion over the Mayfair baseball team. RJ Lan delivered the game-winning single in the bottom of the seventh to give La Mirada a critical 3-2 win with only two games remaining.

La Mirada jumped out to a quick start, loading the bases with only one out. Monsoon pitcher Eric Chavarria was able to limit the damage, however, only allowing a sacrifice fly by Eugene Jeon that gave the Matadors an early 1-0 lead.

Chavarria and La Mirada’s Jared Jones then went into lockdown mode as the teams went scoreless over the next three innings.

Mayfair was able to break through in the top of the fifth. Alberto Rios drove in Landon Anderson with an RBI double. Cody Ahrens followed with an RBI double of his own to bring Rios home and establish a 2-1 lead.

Chavarria got into trouble again in the bottom of the fifth inning when Matadors loaded the bases with no outs. They would score one to tie the game up, but Kenny Luna turned a solo double play to prevent La Mirada from taking the lead.

Anderson led off the top of the sixth with a double to center field, but the Monsoons were unable to bring him home.

La Mirada took advantage in the bottom of the seventh. Lan stepped to the plate with pinchrunner Zane Palemo on second. A single was all he needed to bring Palemo home for the win.

Mayfair (16-5, 8-2) will close out the regular season next week with a series against third place John Glenn (15-11, 6-4). One win will secure second place. La Mirada (21-6, 9-1) can clinch the title with two wins over fourth place Cerritos (18-11, 6-4). A loss opens the door for the Monsoons to tie for the Suburban League title.


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Boys Junior Varsity Volleyball, Boys Varsity Volleyball · Volleyball to face Firebaugh on Saturday in CIF Playoffs


The Mayfair boys volleyball team will play Firebaugh in the wildcard round of the CIF Southern Section Division 4 playoffs on Saturday. The game is scheduled to begin at 12 pm. 

Firebaugh (5-4, 2-3) finished in third place in the Prep league while the Monsoons (10-11, 7-5) tied for third with Norwalk in the Suburban League.

The winner will advance to face Hacienda League co-champions Los Altos on Tuesday. Los Altos was the eighth ranked Division 4 team in the regular season’s final poll.


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Multiple Teams · Softball celebrates senior night; Stram nearly perfect


IMG_6339The Mayfair softball team celebrated the contributions of five seniors with a 12-0 win over Bellflower in five innings on senior night. IMG_6352

Makenna Stram led the way with a nearly perfect performance on the mound. The Buccaneers opened the game with a hit, but the runner was thrown out trying to stretch a single into a double. The senior pitcher did not allow a baserunner again, putting away the last 14 Bellflower batters to make it 15 up, 15 down.

Other seniors on the team are Tena Spoolstra, Meagan Jue, Ashley Montes, and Samantha Morris.

Mayfair (14-6, 7-3) will play Artesia (8-7, 5-4) on Monday before closing league play out on Wednesday against La Mirada (20-6-1, 9-0).

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Monsoons News · Which region’s high schools had the strongest NFL Draft? – Presented by VNN


The NFL Draft took place last week in Philadelphia. Held on the Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, it was the first draft held entirely outdoors, and was the most attended in history with more than 250,000 people attending. Over three days, all 32 NFL teams chose players who they hope could be the future of their franchise.

In the next few pages, check out all the players drafted by their hometown high school, and vote for the region you think has grown the strongest draft class!

Voting closes on Sunday, May 14th at 3pm EST / 12pm PST.

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Boys Junior Varsity Tennis, Boys Varsity Tennis · Tovar and Andres win league; Ketema takes third


The Mayfair boys tennis team followed up their Suburban League championship with a solid performance at the Suburban League Individual Tennis Finals.

In doubles action, senior captain Jorge Tovar and sophomore Joshue Andres teamed up to win league. After rolling through the bracket they took down R. Pho and S. Long of Cerritos in the finals to secure the title.

Sophomore captain Simon Ketema also had a good showing in singles. After dropping a semifinals match, Ketema bounced back to win the third place game and secure a medal.

Bryan Tach and Randy Reza also took third in JV doubles for the Monsoons.

The team will now look forward to the CIF Southern Section Division 3 team playoffs. The bracket will be released on May 8.

 


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Multiple Teams · Anderson fuels baseball in win over La Mirada


Going into Wednesday afternoon’s game, the Mayfair baseball team had scored a league high 98 runs while the La Mirada pitching staff had allowed a league low eight runs. Behind timely hitting, a pair of defensive gems, and a dominant performance by Landon Anderson, Mayfair won the matchup as they rolled to a 4-0 win over La Mirada to pull into a first-place tie with the Matadors in league play.

The senior pitcher went the distance and struck out seven batters, including three in the sixth inning. La Mirada only had runners on second base three times, but went 0-for-4 against Anderson with runners in scoring position.

A pair of highlight reel plays prevented La Mirada from scoring on two occasions. With runners on first and second with one out in the first inning, La Mirada’s Andrew Diaz sent a line drive down the first base line. First baseman Devin Mendez snagged the ball which would have scored at least one run and tagged first to turn the double play.

In the top of third inning, Kevin Kendall stepped to the plate with two outs and RJ Lan on first. He sent a deep fly ball to right and Lan took off. Mayfair’s Zach Morris misplayed the ball and dropped it for an error. He recovered and found his cutoff man, shortstop Eric Chavarria, who in turn threw Lan out at the plate to keep the game tied.

The play served as a spark for the Monsoon offense. Chavarria picked up Mayfair’s first hit of the game with a double down the first base line. After Noel Soto struckout, Anderson helped himself out and brought Chavarria home with an RBI single to put Mayfair up 1-0.

A couple of batters later Mendez delivered a blast off the fence with the bases loaded for a double that scored two to extend the lead to 3-0.

Mayfair tacked on an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth with an RBI single by Soto.

Anderson and Chavarria each finished with two hits and a run for the Monsoons. Alberto Rios and Abraham Ortiz also scored runs.

Mayfair (16-4, 8-1) and La Mirada (20-5, 8-1) are now tied for first in league with a game on Friday to break the tie. Next week is the last week of league season.

 


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Boys Junior Varsity Volleyball, Boys Varsity Volleyball · Volleyball finishes third in league on senior night


The Mayfair boys volleyball team fell to league champion Cerritos on senior nightfullsizeoutput_1066 in three sets to close out the Suburban League season.

Coming into the game the Dons were 11-0 in league and had not lost a single set to a Suburban League opponent. After Mayfair fell 25-21 in a hard-fought first set, the Monsoons got the jump on the Dons in the second set with a 20-11 lead. It looked like Mayfair might use the senior night magic to hand Cerritos their first set loss, but the Dons showed why they are league champions with 14-2 run to close the set and go up 2-0.fullsizeoutput_103d

The rally left the Monsoons stunned and Cerritos (22-9, 12-0) rolled to a 25-15 third set win to cap off an undefeated league run that saw them sweep every team.

Mayfair (10-11, 7-5) finishes league tied for third with Norwalk and will move on to the CIF Southern Section Division 4 playoffs. The brackets are set to be released on Friday.

 

 


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Multiple Teams · Home runs doom softball in loss to Cerritos


fullsizeoutput_107bA pair of home runs proved to be the difference in Mayfair softball’s 3-0 loss to Cerritos on Tuesday afternoon. In what started as a pitcher’s dual, Celeste Borza and Kiarra Pope went deep, while Jennifer Morinishi stifled the Monsoons to earn the win.

After three and a half scoreless innings in which the pitchers combined to only allow six base runners, Borza sent a ball over the right center fence to put the Dons up 1-0 in the bottom of the fourth. She scored again in the sixth inning when Pope blasted the Don’s second homer of the game to extend their lead to 3-0.

The Monsoons put baserunners on in each of the first five innings but were unable to capitalize. In the second inning they had runners on first and second before Morinishi threw out Julia Enzmann at third on a sacrifice bunt and forced Kara Spoolstra into a pop out.fullsizeoutput_106b

Haley Davis reached second base in the third inning and Spoolstra reached third in the fifth inning, but Mayfair could not find the hit they needed. Mayfair finished the afternoon 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position.

Makenna Stram was solid on the mound again for the Monsoons. She gave up only three hits through the first four innings and allowed only three Cerritos players to get past first base in the game. The only time she was in trouble was in the fifth inning when the Dons put runners on second and third with one out. Stram worked out of the jam, however, forcing a ground out and fly out to end the inning.

The Monsoons (13-6, 6-3) will look to rebound on Thursday when they host Bellflower. Cerritos (14-4, 8-1) likely secured second place in league and remains in the hunt for the league title.

 

 


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Monsoons News · All Teams Schedule: Week of May 1 – May 7


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Mayfair High School, May 1 – May 7

MONDAY

May 01, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

May 02, 2017

2:45 PM Boys Varsity Track
TBA
SCHEDULE
2:45 PM Girls Varsity Track
TBA
SCHEDULE
3:15 PM Boys Varsity Volleyball
vs. Cerritos High School
SCHEDULE
3:15 PM Boys Junior Varsity Volleyball
vs. Cerritos High School
SCHEDULE
3:15 PM Girls Varsity Softball
@ Cerritos High School
SCHEDULE
3:15 PM Girls Junior Varsity Softball
@ Cerritos High School
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

May 03, 2017

3:15 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. La Mirada
SCHEDULE
3:15 PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
@ La Mirada
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

May 04, 2017

3:15 PM Girls Junior Varsity Softball
vs. Bellflower High School
SCHEDULE
3:15 PM Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Bellflower High School
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

May 05, 2017

2:45 PM Boys Varsity Track
TBA
SCHEDULE
2:45 PM Girls Varsity Track
TBA
SCHEDULE
2:45 PM Boys Varsity Swimming
TBA
SCHEDULE
3:15 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ La Mirada
SCHEDULE
3:15 PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
vs. La Mirada
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

May 06, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

May 07, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!