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Morikawa drives La Cañada High golf to breakthrough season

Morikawa drives La Cañada High golf to breakthrough season

Fresh off playing 18 holes at Soule Park Golf Club in the heart of Ojai in northern Ventura County, the members of the La Cañada High boys’ golf team quickly turned from athletes to mathematicians.

More than fun and games at annual Fremont Tennis Center camp

More than fun and games at annual Fremont Tennis Center camp

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.

Arroyo Seco dealt World Series loss

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.

Five new opponents added to St. Francis football 2014 schedule

Five new opponents added to St. Francis football 2014 schedule

Following an unpredictable offseason, the St. Francis High football team will embark upon a most unfamiliar 2014 schedule.

Arroyo Seco scores in bunches to win World Series opener

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...

Arroyo Seco Saints march back to Palomino World Series

Arroyo Seco Saints march back to Palomino World Series

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.

Burbank High's Candela Fernandez enjoys season of growth

Burbank High's Candela Fernandez enjoys season of growth

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.

Vince De Pinto captures Glendale City Golf Championship

Vince De Pinto captures Glendale City Golf Championship

GLENDALE — With just four holes left, things appeared a bit murky for Vince De Pinto.

Short-handed Arroyo Seco Saints come up short in West Zone final

Short-handed Arroyo Seco Saints come up short in West Zone final

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.

Golf tournament proves to be a success again

GLENDALE — Perhaps it was only fitting that a Glendale native won the Glendale City Golf Championship for the first time.

San Gabriel Valley All-Stars rally to win regional

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.

Arroyo Seco Saints earn spot in World Series

Arroyo Seco Saints earn spot in World Series

COMPTON — The Arroyo Seco Saints baseball team is accustomed to playing in extra-inning games.

Flintridge Prep basketball camp offers broad appeal

Flintridge Prep basketball camp offers broad appeal

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...

Flintridge Prep finalizes 2014 football schedule

Flintridge Prep finalizes 2014 football schedule

A schedule that was in flux through portions of the spring and into the summer has been finalized for the Flintridge Prep football team.

Arroyo Seco Saints survive to play another day

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.

La Cañada High School pool under construction

La Cañada High School pool under construction

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.

Ramsey Lambert football era set to begin for La Cañada High

Ramsey Lambert football era set to begin for La Cañada High

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.

Jake Ledbetter grabs lead in Glendale City Golf Championship

Jake Ledbetter grabs lead in Glendale City Golf Championship

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.

Arroyo Seco Saints baseball team falls in extra innings

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.

Arroyo Seco Palomino baseball team takes West Zone opener

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...

Arroyo Seco Saints prepare for West Zone Tournament

Arroyo Seco Saints prepare for West Zone Tournament

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.

Glendale City Golf Championship continues to gain traction

Glendale City Golf Championship continues to gain traction

As a spectator last season, Bob Merette watched the final round of the Glendale City Golf Championship unfold at Oakmont Country Club.

All-Area Boys' Tennis Singles Team

All-Area Boys' Tennis Singles Team

Cartier Juan, Sophomore, Flintridge Prep

All-Area Boys' Tennis Doubles Team

All-Area Boys' Tennis Doubles Team

Jason Chang, Junior, and Aren Abrahamian, Senior, Crescenta Valley

Award-winning season for Burroughs High's Sawyer Patterson

Award-winning season for Burroughs High's Sawyer Patterson

It was a symbolic gesture and the culmination of an eventful and sometimes grueling junior year for Burroughs High’s Sawyer Patterson.

Glendale High's terrific tennis tandem made a late charge

Glendale High's terrific tennis tandem made a late charge

Throughout most of the season, the Glendale High boys’ tennis team excelled in doubles competition.

Babe Ruth teams head up final local tournament action at Stengel Field

Babe Ruth teams head up final local tournament action at Stengel Field

Before the proverbial wrecking ball is set to descend upon Stengel Field, there will be baseball for one of the last times in the 65-year venue with perhaps hopes that the facility will see a new heyday.

La Cañada basketball holds off Glendale

GLENDALE — Veteran coaches Steve Snodgress and Tom Hofman are all too familiar with the summer league basketball season.

Crescenta Valley Junior baseball done in by Encino

LA CRESCENTA — Having to rally all night, the Crescenta Valley Junior baseball All-Stars were one comeback short in Thursday evening’s Section 2 Tournament championship.

Crescenta Valley Major All-Stars fall short of Section 2 championship

SIERRA MADRE — The Crescenta Valley Major Baseball All-Star team had to fight for its chance to play for the Section 2 championship.

Glendale Junior stars thumped by Granada Hills

What had been going around finally came back around on the Glendale Junior Softball All-Star team.

Crescenta Valley Major All-Stars force if-necessary game for championship

Crescenta Valley Major All-Stars force if-necessary game for championship

SIERRA MADRE — It was enough that the Crescenta Valley Major Baseball All-Star team had to deal with the pressure of a must-win in the championship game of the Section 2 Tournament against Encino.

All-Area Boys' Golf Team

All-Area Boys' Golf Team

Russell Caletena, Sophomore, Glendale

Spartan Basketball Camp still a show on floor

Spartan Basketball Camp still a show on floor

LA CAÑADA — One session being taught the fundamentals of basketball wasn’t enough. Neither was a second.

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Player of the Year: Flintridge Prep's Dante Fregoso didn't allow letdown

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Player of the Year: Flintridge Prep's Dante Fregoso didn't allow letdown

About the only known commodity for the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team heading into the start of 2014 season was that there would be plenty of unknowns.

Arat helps Long Beach capture gold

Fighting the rush-hour commutes six days a week from La Cañada Flintridge to Long Beach might leave most motorists irritated. Not so for Jared Arat.

All-Area Boys' Volleyball First Team

All-Area Boys' Volleyball First Team

Raymond Barsemian, Junior, Outside Hitter, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Second Team

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Second Team

Danny Casillas, Senior, Libero, Burroughs: The Pacific League first-team selection set a school record with 257 digs for the Indians. Was part of a defensive unit that shined and propelled Burroughs to a 19-6 record, a league title...

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