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Coach Nate Retires, C/O 2021 Griffin Jeanette in the Jr Congressional Cup

Updated April 26, 2018


Apologies for no spring updates since February.  



Coach Natan Bershtel has guided Poly's Girls' X-Country Team for 11 years to 11 Moore League titles and appearances at State since 2014!  Notable CIC graduate, Jessica Gonzales (c/o 2014), and many others have worked tirelessly with Coach Nate to bring victory after victory to Poly HS, and with a league record of 592:2, Coach Nate's "retirement" is well-deserved as he focuses on home and family, and of course his Math classes and department.


GIRLS WATER POLO - First Moore League Title in Poly History

Darby Huff (CIC c/o 2018), Sydney Brightenberg (CIC c/o 2018), Sydney Balle (CIC c/o 2018), Kate Sarantos (CIC c/o 2019), and many others (hard to tell who was who in the flurry of splashes) took down crosstown rival, Wilson, in an exciting match for the ages, winning the elusive Moore League title.  The team fell short of a State Championship, but taking down Wilson's unblemished record was likely just as rewarding in many respects.  Good job, ladies!



EJ Andrews (CIC c/o 2018) received a very nice write-up by CIC alum, Mike Guardabascio, for EJ's transition from Football as a freshman to captain of this year's Varsity Baseball team.  Keep fighting to take down crosstown rivals, Millikan and Lakewood!  We have a team full of CIC standouts on the squad: Andrew Bain ('18), Austin Carradine ('18), Jeff Evans ('18), Daniel Garcia ('19), Ben Garza ('19), Robert Guerrero ('19), Jordan Guevara ('19), Dominic Salerno ('19), Jesse Simon ('19), Tim Fife ('20), Will Hallock ('20), Joe Rodriguez ('20), Ethan Tapia ('20), Patrick Tucker ('20), Troy Criss ('21), Collin Griffin ('21), and Edgar Rosales ('21)


Junior Congressional Cup

Griffin Jeanette (CIC c/o 2021) took part in the Junior Congressional Cup dinghy regatta in Los Alamitos Bay this past weekend, falling short of a win but doing Poly proud in a sport that doesn't often make the headlines.  Twin brothers, Jack and Peter Sangmeister, who were slated to come to CIC, but ultimately opted for St. Anthony's down the street, also participated.

Congratulations! CIC c/o 2019 Will Frankenfeld and Coach Mike Fillipow

Congratulations! CIC c/o 2019 Will Frankenfeld and Coach Mike Fillipow


CIC Class of 2019's Will Frankenfield  was selected by the Long Beach Press-Telegram as the 2017 Cross Country Athlete of the Year
Alongside this honor, CIC's Lab Physical Science teacher and Poly's Long-Distance Boys' Coach, Mike Fillipow, was also selected as the 2017 Coach of the Year


Updated Nov 30, 2017


LB Poly has earned yet another round of MOORE LEAGUE titles to add to its championship belts along with a few other accolades.


BOYS' X-COUNTRY Moore League Champs 2017 CIF-SoSectional Div I Rank#6, State Championships Div I Rank #6

   CIC's William Frankenfeld (c/0 2019) continued to post the best time for the team at each event

GIRLS' X-COUNTRY Moore League Champs 2017

GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL Moore League Co-Champs 2017 (with Lakewood HS)

FOOTBALL Moore League Champs 2017



SAILING at POLY and more X-COUNTRY #6 in the State!

Updated October 20, 2017

CIC's Will Frankenfeld c/o 2019 continues to pound the dirt with times of 16:38 and 15:36 for the BOYS X-COUNTRY TEAM helping the team to victories at both the Signal Hill Moore League meet (Oct 11) and the Rough Rider Invitational State Meet (Oct 13)-  Poly now tanks #6 in the State of CALIFORNIA.


On the water, CIC's Capts. Jake Zieba and Cameron Feves (both c/o 18) are bringing a new sport into the spotlight, competing this past weekend in scenic Monterey Bay up in NoCal at the Sea Otter Regatta against 62 other teams. Placing #18 to Wilson's #24, the Long Beach Poly team is looking to take away another sport from the historic Wilson domination (just have to find a way to repeat this trend in Boys' Swim and Water Polo-Support Coach Ish-another CIC grad c/o 2011)

Poly X-Country Congratulations at Woodbridge Invitational

Updated Sep 22, 2017

Coach Fillipow's Boys' X-Country travel team took 4th place in the highly competitive Sweepstakes Championship Race at the national Woodbridge Invitational in Norco (300 teams, 5 out-of-state top contenders and 11 teams ranked in the Top 10 in their CIF divisions), and again, CIC's own William Frankfenfeld (c/o '19) placed #8, securing his spot in the history books with the SECOND fastest time EVER for a POLY athlete at 14:27.  The team ran to a new school record of 74:09 (avg of 14:49 for the top 5 runners).


Good job, Will, Coach Fillipow and the rest of the Boys' X-C Team



Updated Sep 7, 2017

Coach Fillipow's Boys' X-Country travel team took top honors in Reno over the long weekend.  They took down the top team in Nevada (defending Nev. State Champions) for the win in the 4000 m Large School Varsity Division at the Univ. of Nevada: Reno Twilight XC Invitational! 

The team earned the best score and individually several CIC students earned top marks as well.

William Frankfenfeld (c/o '19) #3 overall

Jack Raymond (c/o '18) #4 overall

Ronan McMahon-Staggs (c/o '20) #16 overall

Hank Anderson (c/o '18) #20 overall

Aidan Johnson (c/o '18) #28 overall

Marcelo Murillo (c/o '19) #83 overall

PACE's Thomas Fleming placed #6, Nate Cooper, #19, Bryce Barbee, #46, Zane Witter, #49, and Aldo Khiev, #61 and JUSTICE's Daniel Bautista, #12, as well

Good job, guys!

CIC's Ellie Andrews and Girls' Golf

Updated Sep 7, 2017

Continuing her solid successes from last year, Ellie Andrews (CIC c/o '19) was Coach Munger's Girls' Golf team's low finisher on Aug 31 at the Navy Destroyer Golf Meet.  Though the team lost overall to LosAl and Ft Valley, we salute the team and Ellie's efforts! 

CIC in SoCal's Hi School All-Star Jazz Ensembles

CIC's MARCELO MURILLO (c/o 2019) who distinguished himself all through the fall as part of the Moore League Champ Boys X-C team added another accolade to his roster for his accomplishments as a JAZZ DRUMMER by being selected for the





Mr. STEVENS added to Poly's accolades by being selected as the MIDDLE SCHOOL CONDUCTOR for the All-Star Jazz Band as well

Poly Marching Band Takes First Place!

Updated Oct 18, 2017

 Congratulations to Mr. Stevens and all the instrumentalists in the LB Poly Marching Band for taking FIRST PLACE in the Valencia High School Marching Band competition.