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Santa Monica High pitcher Alex Gironda pitches a no-hitter against West Covina in the Vikings' 5-0 CIF Southern Section Division III first round playoff game.

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Samohi's Alex Gironda Hurls Playoff No-Hitter

Posted May. 24, 2014, 5:29 am

Alex Gironda finally has his no-hitter. Behind the senior pitcher's 86-pitch, eight-strikeout, no-hit performance, the Santa Monica High School Vikings defeated the West Covina High School Bulldogs in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs 5-0, Friday afternoon.

Samohi's Mikhail Brown battles for a rebound against Rancho Cucamonga. The Vikings ended their season with a 74-56 defeat at home.

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End Of The Road For Samohi's Basketball Ride

Posted Feb. 27, 2014, 6:19 am

Hopes for Santa Monica High to repeat as CIF boys basketball champs were abruptly dashed by a visiting Rancho Cucamonga team on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Rancho Cucamonga took the lead in all four quarters to roll to a 74-56 CIF-SS Division 1AA win against Samohi.

Crossroads' Alexander Miles plays up close defense against a Windward player. Miles had nine points in the Roadrunners' 60-52 defeat to Windward.

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No Rebounds, No Victory For Crossroads Basketball

Posted Feb. 26, 2014, 5:06 am

The Crossroads boys basketball team had a good run this season. But that season is now officially over. The Roadrunners went through a tough shooting stretch in the third quarter and that proved to be the team's detriment in a 60-52 CIF-SS Division 4A quarterfinal loss to Windward at home on Tuesday night.

Samohi's Matt Tapia getting in on the action against Montebello.

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Samohi Boys Basketball Team Cruises To First Round Playoff Win

Posted Feb. 24, 2014, 5:55 am

Samohi senior Matt Tapia made a bit of school history when he tossed in a “buzzer beater” basket in the final second’s of the Vikings' 76-45 first round playoff win against Montebello. In the last five minutes of the game, a roar came up from the stands as the student body loudly chanted: “ We Want Matt, We Want Matt.”

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