Versatility was the name of the game in La Cañada during this past season with single-sport athletes showing their ability to master several positions and roles and multi-sport competitors shining in different fields.
While CIF Southern Section championships were in short supply in La Cañada this past sports season, deep playoff runs, league titles and individual accomplishments were all the rage, highlighted by a selected group of talented boys' athletes.
Kevin Baker, Senior, Outfielder, St. Francis
Cameron Briggs, Junior, Infielder, Burbank
Crescenta Valley High baseball is not short on memorable seasons and memorable performances — particularly on the pitching mound.
With a modest goal of cutting time and setting a personal record, La Cañada High alumna Katy Campbell accomplished so much more at the USA Swimming Senior National Championships in Irvine.
Burbank High’s Caitlyn Brooks has made a name for herself as a successful pitcher since she broke onto the high school scene three years ago as a freshman.
P — Mia Acosta, Senior, Bell-Jeff
OF — Kaitlin Brooks, Senior, Burbank
Like the anchor of a relay, Garrett Chin waited patiently on deck for his opportunity to bring it all home.
In a sport characterized by individual accomplishment in which success is most often defined by tenths of a second, Kirsten Vose's past season at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy was hardly one that ran along traditional definitions.
After playing for and then being released by the New York Giants, Flintridge Prep graduate Ramses Barden explored the possibility of joining a new team to revive his career.
The following are updates on local baseball players at the minor league level.
GLENDALE — With time on their hands and looking for something constructive and fun to do during their summer break, 14-year-olds Elin Alexan and Preny Baghoomian found just what they were looking for.
It began with a blowout and it ended with one.
Joshua Suh, who graduated from La Cañada High in the spring, registered an eagle on the final hole to win the Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior Classic on Thursday at River Ridge Golf Club’s Victoria Lakes Course in Oxnard.
COMPTON — After suffering a tough loss Friday night in the Palomino World Series, the members of the Arroyo Seco Saints brushed aside the defeat and found themselves in a familiar position they encountered last week.
Following an unpredictable offseason, the St. Francis High football team will embark upon a most unfamiliar 2014 schedule.
COMPTON — The Arroyo Seco Saints might only have two players on their roster with experience in a Palomino World Series tournament, but to coach Aaron Milam and his players, the 40-odd games they’ve played together this summer are...
A return trip to the Palomino World Series was a chief goal for the Arroyo Seco Saints. They have appeared in the event the previous two seasons, advancing to the semifinals each time.
As she crossed the finish line at Cerritos College and concluded a season of growth and records, Burbank High sophomore runner Candela Fernandez took special delight at something she didn’t do.
Fifteen feet, nine inches.
GLENDALE — With just four holes left, things appeared a bit murky for Vince De Pinto.
COMPTON — Arroyo Seco Saints Coach Aaron Milam wasn’t too concerned after his Palomino Baseball team fell in the championship game of the West Zone Tournament.
GLENDALE — Perhaps it was only fitting that a Glendale native won the Glendale City Golf Championship for the first time.
In the past two weeks, the members of the San Gabriel Valley Babe Ruth 18-and-under All-Star team have been involved in their share of elimination games. That type of situation doesn't seem to fluster San Gabriel.
COMPTON — The Arroyo Seco Saints baseball team is accustomed to playing in extra-inning games.
LA CAÑADA — While teaching, training and working with impressionable young basketball players was certainly at the heart of the annual Flintridge Prep summer basketball camp, hosted by the boys' basketball coaching staff, there were more...
A schedule that was in flux through portions of the spring and into the summer has been finalized for the Flintridge Prep football team.
Following a long afternoon that ended with a 10-inning loss, the Arroyo Seco Saints had a long day in store on Sunday in the Palomino West Zone Tournament.
When La Cañada Unified school officials sat down to prioritize maintenance projects to undertake during summer, resurfacing of the La Cañada High School pool made the list.
A final Friday in August will represent the beginning of the Ramsey Lambert football era at La Cañada High according to the recently released 2014 season schedule.
GLENDALE — For someone who has played golf for about two years, Jake Ledbetter caught the attention of the field Wednesday during the qualifying round of the third annual Glendale City Golf Championship.
COMPTON – Twice only a handful of outs away from closing out and advancing through the upper half of the Palomino West Zone baseball tournament, the Arroyo Seco Saints are instead on the brink of elimination.
COMPTON — The Arroyo Seco Saints looked to get off to a strong start in the Palomino West Zone Tournament in their quest for a third straight West Zone title. With this in mind, coach Aaron Milam sent Angel Lerma to the mound against the Police...
Hoping to win a third consecutive West Zone Tournament championship, the Arroyo Seco Saints 18U baseball team begins defense of its title in the Palomino Tournament hosted at the Urban Youth Academy in Compton on Friday.
Fifteen feet, nine inches.
As a spectator last season, Bob Merette watched the final round of the Glendale City Golf Championship unfold at Oakmont Country Club.
Cartier Juan, Sophomore, Flintridge Prep
Jason Chang, Junior, and Aren Abrahamian, Senior, Crescenta Valley