Girls varsity basketball beats Cleveland 54-43 to advance to final round of Division II playoffs
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BASEBALL PLAYOFFS | Los Lobos knock down Monroe Vikings

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Andre Davancens | THE MIRROR
#12 Steven Tostado hitting a homerun vs Panorama High School. When facing Monroe on Wednesday he threw 110 pitches pulling the wolves through the first half of the game.

After placing third in the Valley Mission League, Wolves Baseball moved onto the CIF LA Division 2 playoff series.

Being seeded twelfth in the bracket the Wolves had a lot to prove going into their game against fifth seed Monroe High School.

“It could have gone either way,” Coach Alfredo Avila says. “Monroe is a really good team with a great coach. But, my boys stayed focused for 7 innings and got a great win out of it.”

There were a few coinflip innings that were decided by a few key hits but, thanks to skilled pitches from Steven Tostado and Bryan Cruz the wolves were able to keep the Vikings in check.

“We took the lead early and never lost it,” Outfielder Gilberto Gutierrez says. “We played as a team and never gave up, we came in with confidence believing that the game was ours to take.”

“Our defense got some tough outs, I always say defense wins championships and yesterday we had both,” Avila says.

With a final score of 9-6 The Wolves brought the game home advancing to the second round of the playoffs. Their next game will see which school is the best of the wolves, facing fifth seed the Maywood CES Wolfpack on June 10.

“This playoff run is dedicated to Ms.Gardea,” says Avila. “We are working extra hard to win a championship for her.”

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Andre Davancens, Photographer, Sports Analyst
Andre Davancens is a Photographer and Sports Analyst for The Mirror. He has been juggling his many interests photography, athletics and fitness, and music, among others— as high schoolers tend to do. Upon entering high school in the 2017-2018 school year he decided to follow in the footsteps of his father and do as he did in high school. Andre joined both the Van Nuys aquatics programs and the wresting team. Outside of school he enjoys competitive swimming, biking, and weight lifting.  Documenting these sports that he was involved in were consequential to his love for photography to grow into full bloom. Now he takes photographs of anything, and everything including events and stories covered by The Mirror.
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