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Flintridge Prep girls' hoops goes cold in third quarter, loses to Ribet Academy

Flintridge Prep girls' hoops goes cold in third quarter, loses to Ribet Academy

LOS ANGELES — It was a nightmare third quarter that ended a dream season for the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team Saturday evening.

Softball Preview: La Cañada looks to turn over more success

Softball Preview: La Cañada looks to turn over more success

With plenty of pop in the lineup, the La Cañada High softball team lifted itself to a surprising CIF Southern Section Division IV quarterfinal run a season ago.

Baseball Preview: Flintridge Prep, La Cañada hoping for rekindled success

Two seasons have passed since Guillermo Gonzalez took over the helm of Flintridge Prep baseball and Alex Valadez grabbed the reins at La Cañada.

Boys' Swimming Preview: Rebuilding for La Cañada, Flintridge Prep comes with high hopes

Boys' Swimming Preview: Rebuilding for La Cañada, Flintridge Prep comes with high hopes

A rebuilding effort is underway at La Cañada High, albeit one that should be smoother in the familiar waters of CIF Southern Section Division II.

Girls' Swimming Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart has newer, larger goals

Girls' Swimming Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart has newer, larger goals

The finish line for the 2015 season has been pushed back and there will be considerable reward for those who have enough for the extra mile.

Boys' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Prep looking for third straight Prep League crown

Boys' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Prep looking for third straight Prep League crown

Before the first serve of the season took place, the members of the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team had been bestowed with a top-10 ranking in the CIF Southern Section Division IV preseason poll.

Girls' Track and Field Preview: Distance packs lead city trio

Girls' Track and Field Preview: Distance packs lead city trio

If there’s a common thread that runs through the city of La Cañada’s three track and field programs, perhaps it’s that each has a steady cross-country program to poach from.

Boys' Track and Field Preview: City programs expected to undergo lots of changes

Boys' Track and Field Preview: City programs expected to undergo lots of changes

Major change came to the city of La Cañada's three boys' track and field programs, either through coaching switches or graduation.

Penalty kick heartbreak ends La Cañada boys' soccer's playoff run

Penalty kick heartbreak ends La Cañada boys' soccer's playoff run

LA CAÑADA — Following 80 minutes of regulation and an additional 20 minutes of overtime, the La Cañada High boys’ soccer team found itself entering a penalty kick session with something huge at stake — a trip to the...

La Cañada High boys' soccer earns berth into semifinals

MORENO VALLEY — Thanks to two-second half goals and a strong defensive effort, the La Cañada High boys’ soccer team is not only alive in this year’s CIF Southern Section Division VI playoffs, but the Spartans are rolling.

Boys' Golf Preview: La Cañada High looking to build off historic season

Boys' Golf Preview: La Cañada High looking to build off historic season

With a budding lineup, the La Cañada High boys’ golf team finally broke through a major barrier and advanced to the CIF Individual and Southern California Qualifying Tournament last season for the first time in the program’s...

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball team on doorstep of championship game

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball team on doorstep of championship game

If the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team is to reach its first CIF championship game since 2007, it must first get past an opponent that’s got some championship pedigree.

Hoover High's Shahbazyan advances to second day of Masters

ONTARIO — Experience helps, but it’s not always a prerequisite for success.

Second-round win for La Cañada boys' soccer against Desert Mirage is reality

Second-round win for La Cañada boys' soccer against Desert Mirage is reality

LA CAÑADA — With his team trailing by one goal in its CIF Southern Section Division VI second-round boys’ soccer match against Desert Mirage High, La Cañada Coach Alex Harrison was blunt with his team at halftime.

Second-half stumble leads to playoff loss for Flintridge Prep boys' soccer

LA CAÑADA — Protecting a one-goal lead with about 22 minutes remaining in regulation time didn’t figure to be an easy assignment for the Flintridge Prep boys’ soccer team.

Boys' Tennis Preview: La Cañada focusing on present and future

Boys' Tennis Preview: La Cañada focusing on present and future

There’s a fairly new approach being taken by the La Cañada High boys’ tennis team.

St. Francis basketball finds demise at hands of league rival

St. Francis basketball finds demise at hands of league rival

LA CAÑADA — St. Francis High’s performance in the CIF Southern Section Division IV-AA boys’ basketball quarterfinals Tuesday night against Mission League rival Crespi was a microcosm of its season.

La Cañada basketball can't pull down quarterfinal win against Corona del Mar

LA CAÑADA — Size and strength prevailed in La Cañada High’s boys’ basketball’s CIF Southern Section Division III-A quarterfinal game.

La Cañada High wrestling's David Vardanian survives, advances

Without a legitimate top-flight wrestler as in past years, expectations for the La Cañada High wrestling team varied heading into the CIF Southern Section Coastal Division Championships.

La Cañada extinguishes Firebaugh with first-round playoff triumph

LYNWOOD — La Cañada High made its first step into the boys’ soccer postseason with a road trip to face host Firebaugh, a squad that had eliminated the Spartans’ neighbor Flintridge Prep in the opening round each of the last...

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball turns in defensive gem in second round

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball turns in defensive gem in second round

LA CAÑADA — It was a difference between fast and rushed play that separated the Flintridge Prep and Desert Christian High girls’ basketball teams in Saturday evening’s second round of the CIF Southern Section Division V-AA...

Flintridge Prep boys' soccer nets elusive postseason win

Flintridge Prep boys' soccer nets elusive postseason win

LA CAÑADA — For the first time in three years, the Flintridge Prep boys’ soccer team is experiencing the joy of a playoff victory.

Flintridge Sacred Heart basketball comes up short against Twentynine Palms

Having advanced a step farther than it did last season in the playoffs, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy basketball team found itself up against a familiar opponent in the CIF Southern Section Division IV-AA playoffs.

Time runs out on La Cañada girls' basketball in second round

LA CAÑADA — After La Cañada High’s girls’ basketball team saw visiting El Segundo take the lead in the closing seconds of its CIF Southern Section Division III-A second-round game, the Spartans needed to collect...

La Cañada High boys' basketball's balanced attack stops San Bernardino

One area that’s aided the La Cañada High boys’ basketball team throughout the season is the ability to have multiple players shoulder the offensive responsibilities.It played a role in the Spartans sharing the Rio Hondo League...

St. Francis basketball dethrones Junipero Serra in overtime

Pardon the members of the St. Francis High basketball team if they don’t recall right now going winless in the Mission League. The Golden Knights have hit their stride during the first two rounds of the CIF Southern Section Division IV-AA...

La Cañada wrestling moves four on to Saturday

LAKE ELSINORE — While the chase for CIF Southern Section titles was blocked for the La Cañada High wrestling team on Friday, the road to the Masters Meet remains wide open for four Spartans at the CIF Southern Section Coastal Division...

St. Francis High soccer ousted by Corona in playoff opener

Entering the waning moments of the first half, it appeared the St. Francis High soccer team would be in good position to reach intermission in a scoreless deadlock with Corona on Friday.

La Cañada High wrestling prepares for Coastal championships

La Cañada High wrestling prepares for Coastal championships

It would figure that a week of rest in a physically demanding sport is just what the doctor ordered for the La Cañada High wrestling program.

La Cañada High girls' basketball wins big in first round

LA CAÑADA —The La Cañada High girls’ basketball team opened the postseason in the friendly confines of the Hotchkin Family Gymnasium, hosting Shadow Hills of Indio in a CIF Southern Section Division IIIA first-round game and...

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball dominates in playoff opener

LA CAÑADA — After a regular season that featured an undefeated run to a Prep League championship and just one loss overall, the members of the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team were eager to see how they would fare in the...

Flintridge Sacred Heart basketball finishes up strong to post playoff win

LA CAÑADA — With nearly three minutes remaining in the third quarter, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy basketball team saw its lead dwindle to four points. The Tologs were briefly out of sync.

Flintridge Sacred Heart soccer taken out in first round

Flintridge Sacred Heart soccer taken out in first round

LOS ANGELES — This season, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer saw a return to the playoffs and a return to the sideline for co-coaches Frank Pace and Kathy Desmond.

Flintridge Prep girls' soccer shut out by Cypress in first round

When Flintridge Prep’s girls’ soccer team had last taken on Cypress in the postseason, it was the Rebels who prevailed in dramatic fashion by a one goal margin.

La Cañada girls' soccer can't cash in chances in first-round loss

After reaching the CIF Southern Section Division V finals last season, La Cañada High girls’ soccer team got bumped up a division this year.

Trio of boys' soccer teams ready to begin CIF playoffs

Trio of boys' soccer teams ready to begin CIF playoffs

Of the three local boys' soccer teams that qualified for the CIF Southern Section playoffs, just one will enjoy the friendly confines of its home venue for first-round contests.

La Cañada shoots out lights, South El Monte in CIF opener

LA CAÑADA—Well, that’s one way to begin the postseason.

St. Francis basketball snaps skid with playoff victory

BARSTOW — St. Francis High basketball had the distinction of owning the longest losing streak of any seeded team in the CIF Southern Section Division IV-AA boys basketball playoffs, having dropped 12 in a row entering Wednesday's opening-...

Flintridge Prep boys' basketball sees season come to conclusion

Competing without their two top players, things became immensely more difficult for the members of the Flintridge Prep boys’ basketball when they took to the court for a CIF Southern Section Division V-AA first-round contest against fourth-...

La Cañada girls' water polo falls in opening-round playoff match

For the first time in five years, the La Cañada High girls' water polo team was a part of the CIF Southern Section playoffs.

Flintridge Sacred Heart water polo caps historic season

Not long after the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy water polo team concluded its historic season Wednesday, Tologs Coach Carlos Ponce proudly reflected on the strides made surrounding the program.

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Photo Gallery: La Cañada loses to Monrovia in CIF SS Division VI semifinal

Photo Gallery: La Cañada loses to Monrovia in CIF SS Division VI semifinal

The La Cañada High boys' soccer team last appeared in a CIF title match in 1996 and looked to end a 19-year drought. Instead, the Spartans encountered heartbreak at the expense of a familiar Rio Hondo League rival. Host La Cañada saw its season come to a close with a 1-1 (4-2) home defeat against second-seeded Monrovia on...

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