Posted Dec. 4, 2013, 10:59 pm
The St. Monica Tournament was a showcase of some of the local basketball teams, including putting the Mariners’ hoopsters on display. The Mariners lost two of the first three games they played in, dropping contests to Newbury Park and University.
Posted Dec. 4, 2013, 7:27 am
While boys basketball is getting underway, hoopsters on the girls side have already been doing their thing on the hardwood. The St. Monica girls basketball team is not same squad is was a year ago when it boasted CIF Division 4A Player of the Year Briana Harris.
Posted Nov. 20, 2013, 7:18 am
The St. Monica football had its season end in the first round of the CIF playoffs, falling to defending champ Rio Honda Prep, by the score of 62-28.
Posted Nov. 16, 2013, 9:20 am
The Santa Monica Vikings football team won Friday's home playoff game against Channel Islands 27-0.
Posted Nov. 14, 2013, 7:29 am
The St. Monica High School football team had a rough regular season. Hopefully, the postseason will be a bit kinder to the Mariners. After a season in which they finished last in the Santa Fe League, St. Monica found itself with an opportunity to play another game.
Posted Nov. 13, 2013, 6:23 am
At this time of year everything goes. Teams and individuals go up for league championships, hoping to get an extension to their season by getting an invite to the postseason. St. Monica is in that boat with its football team squeezing into the playoffs this week.
Posted Nov. 6, 2013, 5:31 am
The St. Monica football team is still considered to be a Top 15 team in the CIF Southern Section Northeast (XIII) Division. As of right now, the Mariners are the 14th ranked team in their division with their final game coming up against powerful Salesian on Thursday night.
Posted Oct. 27, 2013, 11:16 am
It’s been a tough season for the St. Monica football team. Friday night against Santa Fe League foe St. Anthony, the Mariners saw their tough luck season magnified at Santa Monica College. St. Monica scored 27 first half points and still would up on the short end of the stick, going down in defeat to St. Anthony, 33-27.
Posted Oct. 26, 2013, 9:23 am
After a nine-year planning process and more than five years of fundraising for construction of three new buildings and a parking garage, St. Monica Catholic Community will officially open their new facilities at 725 California Avenue on Sunday, Nov. 3.
Posted Oct. 10, 2013, 6:16 am
It was a tough day at the office for the St. Monica Mariners last Saturday night. The Mariners went up against one of the better teams they will face this season and came out on the short end of the stick of that encounter, falling to the Carpinteria Warriors, 38-7 in a non league game.
Posted Oct. 2, 2013, 10:22 am
St. Monica take advantage of two costly turnovers in fourth period to claim second win of the season.
Posted Aug. 30, 2013, 11:32 pm
Early in the second quarter St. Monica running back Jason Thomas had already scored his third touchdown of the game against Village Christian, but the Crusaders bounced back and pulled to within one touchdown at 29-21 by halftime at home Friday night. By the end of the game the score was 50-36 and the Crusaders were on top stopping Thomas in his tracks before he had a chance to gain yardage. St. Monica football head coach Adam Guerra said that the Mariners defense did not play a good game. "You score four rushing touchdowns and a special teams touchdown to get 36 points and then give up 50 points is just not acceptable," said Guerra. "Our defensive backs and linebackers have a lot of work to do."
Posted Aug. 21, 2013, 2:06 pm
The St. Monica Mariners will kick off their football season Aug. 30 boasting a strong team that has been itching to return to the field of battle after making it all the way to the CIF Semifinals in 2012. St. Monica edged-out hard-hitting teams in the playoffs such as Kern Valley and Boron to finish strong at 8-5 for the 2012 season. St. Monica Football Head Coach Adam Guerra said the Mariners have practiced hard in the off season and are ready for the upcoming 2013 football season.
Posted Apr. 13, 2013, 3:07 pm
St. Monica (28-7) girls basketball players have been awarded numerous honors for their play in the 2012-2013 basketball season with guard Briana Harris leading the team being named as CIF Division 4-A Player of the Year. Mariners girls basketball head coach John Skinner was named CIF Division 4-A Coach of the Year for his role in mentoring the girls through a season that saw the Mariners go 6-2 in the Camino Real League and go on to win the CIF Southern Section Crown.
Posted Mar. 27, 2013, 10:57 pm
It was the top of the third inning and the St. Monica (4-7) softball team was down 5-3 against Culver City (3-7) when Mariners Veronica Navarro bested Centaurs pitcher Jessica Faber by slapping an inside the park home run to make the game 5-4 at Veterans Memorial Park in Culver City Wednesday afternoon. Mariners Aliza Chacon got on base with a line drive grounder soon after and cautiously made her way to third base before she was hit in by Mariners Alyssa Gutierrez to tie the game 5-5. But that was as close as the Mariners would get to winning the game against the Centaurs who won the game 11-6.
Posted Mar. 16, 2013, 6:00 am
Saint John’s Health Center Foundation hosted an intimate fundraiser dinner featuring an exclusive performance by Johnny Mathis Feb. 23 that raised $100,000 for Saint John’s Gastrointestinal Department.
Posted Mar. 13, 2013, 4:45 pm
St. Monica (28-7) was defeated by St. Bernard (28-8) in the CIF California State Girls Basketball Playoffs 75-51 with the Vikings gaining control of the game from the opening tip-off until the last basket at home Tuesday night. St. Monica all-league forward Melissa Maragnes and all-conference guard Briana Harris got into foul trouble early in the game limiting their playing time in the first half and played a large factor in the Mariners loss to the Vikings.
Posted Mar. 10, 2013, 5:48 pm
As if three victories weren't enough, St. Monica defeated Cantwell-Sacred Heart 52-43 for the fourth time this season with guard Briana Harris scoring 30 points for the Mariners in the CIF State Playoffs win in front of a sellout crowd at home Saturday night. St. Monica Basketball Head Coach John Skinner said that the Mariners won for the fourth time because they were able to outpace the Cardinals in the second half. “It is tough to beat a well coached team four times and we were fortunate enough to do that," said Skinner.
Posted Mar. 3, 2013, 4:43 pm
It was the third time St. Monica (29-6) had played St. Paul (19-13) in the 2012-2013 girls basketball season, but this time the Mariners overcame the Swordsmen 46-45 in the CIF Southern Section Finals at Mater Dei High School Saturday Night. St. Monica Girls Basketball Head Coach John Skinner said that he was impressed at how the coaching staff stuck together and stayed calm even after trailing by 17 points.
Posted Mar. 2, 2013, 9:58 pm
The Westside saw five of its teams enter the playoffs and compete in a winner advances tournament bracket to determine how far teams will advance toward the championship round of the CIF Southern Section Boys Basketball. Santa Monica High School won in the championship game against El Toro at the Anaheim Arena to win the CIF Southern Section Boys Basketball crown. Westside teams that competed for the 2013 CIF Southern Section crowns include: Santa Monica High School (23-6), Crossroads (15-10), St. Monica Catholic (12-15), Brentwood (28-3) and Windward (18-8).
Posted Feb. 28, 2013, 12:00 am
The Westside saw six of its teams enter the playoffs and compete in a winner advances tournament bracket to determine how far teams would advance toward the championship round of the CIF Southern Section Girls Basketball. Westside teams competing for the 2013 CIF Southern Section crowns include: Windward (30-0) Crossroads (21-3), St. Monica (27-6), Pacifica Christian (10-12), and Archer (6-18).
Posted Feb. 25, 2013, 12:20 pm
St. Monica defeated Cantwell-Sacred Heart 67-55 away in the CIF Semi-Finals Saturday night in front of a standing room only crowd breaking free of a late fourth quarter tie to solidify the victory and advance to the CIF championship game. St. Monica Girls Basketball Head Coach John Skinner thought that the game was played in a "tremendous atmosphere" and was proud of the way the Mariners played so well even without star guard Brianna Harris who played less then half the game.
Posted Feb. 23, 2013, 4:03 pm
St. Monica (15-6-2) fell to Lennox Academy (17-6-1) 2-0 in the CIF Quarterfinals eliminating the Mariners from the playoffs Friday afternoon at Airport Park. St. Monica Boys Soccer Head Coach Rimal Patel was proud of the Mariners for making it far into the CIF Southern Section playoffs. "We are in deep territory," said Patel. "This is the first time our school has ever been here.
Posted Feb. 22, 2013, 7:44 pm
The Westside saw four of its high school teams enter the playoffs and compete in a winner advances tournament bracket to determine how far teams would advance toward the championship round of the CIF Southern Section Boys Soccer. Westside teams that competed for the 2013 CIF Southern Section crowns include: Santa Monica (8-9-3), Crossroads (16-2-4), St. Monica (14-5-3) and Windward (19-9).
Posted Feb. 21, 2013, 10:16 pm
St. Monica (18-4-1) lost to University Prep (14-2-3) in the CIF Quarterfinals in a riveting sudden death shootout after the game was tied at 1-1 after double overtime handing the Mariners their first loss of the season at Airport Park Thursday afternoon.