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No. 1 St. Francis falls in quarterfinals against La Serna

No. 1 St. Francis falls in quarterfinals against La Serna

WHITTIER — In the end, it was not a 17-point deficit that was too much to overcome.

La Cañada, Flintridge Sacred Heart doubles teams on to CIF tournament

La Cañada, Flintridge Sacred Heart doubles teams on to CIF tournament

After winning their respective league doubles championships, Ally and Cassie McKenzie of the La Cañada High tennis team and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Holly MacVaugh and Margaux Blain are ready to try their hand at the next level.

Trio of La Cañada schools make way to CIF-SS cross-country finals

Trio of La Cañada schools make way to CIF-SS cross-country finals

There is a feeling that Saturday could end up being a big day for the Flintridge Prep, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and La Cañada High cross-country programs.

La Cañada water polo can't stay close with No. 2 Murrieta Valley

La Cañada water polo can't stay close with No. 2 Murrieta Valley

PASADENA — Throughout the season, the members of the La Cañada High boys’ water polo team got used to playing close matches.

Led by Nazarian, No. 1 St. Francis football steams past Mayfair

Led by Nazarian, No. 1 St. Francis football steams past Mayfair

LA CAÑADA — On the opening play of the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division playoffs, top-seeded St. Francis High and Areg Nazarian, in particular, made their intentions of a long run ahead quite clear.

La Cañada High football falls to top-seeded Colony

ONTARIO — Faced with the arduous task of competing against the top seed in the CIF Southern Section Central Division playoffs, the La Cañada High football team tried to hold its own against a team built with plenty of speed.

Flintridge Prep boys' water polo season of success ended by Arroyo Grande

Flintridge Prep boys' water polo season of success ended by Arroyo Grande

PASADENA — There were hugs, high-fives, well wishes and congratulatory speeches between the players and coaching staff from the Flintridge Prep boys’ water polo team in the aftermath of their CIF Southern Section Division IV first-round...

La Cañada High girls' volleyball loses steam in five-game CIF loss to Arroyo Grande

In gauging the scope of the season, La Canada High girls’ volleyball Coach Brock Turner was quick to point out how prideful he was as it related to his Spartans.

Flintridge Sacred Heart volleyball comes up one rally too short versus Corona del Mar

LA CAÑADA — A season full of accomplishments for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team was short one, namely a comeback victory in the CIF Southern Section playoffs.

La Cañada High boys' water polo advances by narrow margin

PASADENA — By the narrowest of margins, the La Cañada High boys’ water polo team earned advancement to the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs.

La Cañada football loses, but still heads to postseason (updated)

LA CAÑADA — All week, La Cañada High first-year coach Ramsey Lambert and his staff had not been shy about calling the Spartans’ regular season Rio Hondo League finale against South Pasadena a playoff game, because for all...

College Update: Kayla Mills, Katie Johnson help deliver USC soccer NCAA tourney berth

College Update: Kayla Mills, Katie Johnson help deliver USC soccer NCAA tourney berth

The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.

Flintridge Sacred Heart volleyball enjoys block party

Flintridge Sacred Heart volleyball enjoys block party

LA CAÑADA — In perhaps less time than it would have actually taken to have driven to Palos Verdes Estates, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team found itself motoring into the second round of the CIF Southern Section...

La Cañada High girls' volleyball dominates Costa Mesa in CIF first round

LA CAÑADA — At one point in the second game of its CIF Southern Section Division II-AA first-round match, the La Cañada High girls’ volleyball team made its performance look a bit too easy.

St. Francis football gets top seed, Mayfair to begin CIF Southeast playoffs

St. Francis football gets top seed, Mayfair to begin CIF Southeast playoffs

For the St. Francis High football team, the hype and sky-high expectations began in the offseason when many quickly predicted the Golden Knights would be the odds-on favorites to win the Angelus League and realigned CIF Southern Section Southeast...

Quartet of local girls' volleyball teams qualify for CIF playoffs

Quartet of local girls' volleyball teams qualify for CIF playoffs

Four local girls’ volleyball teams now have their attention turned to the CIF Southern Section playoffs.

Flintridge Prep football tumbles against rival Pasadena Poly

SOUTH PASADENA — Refreshed from its bye week, the Flintridge Prep football team came into Friday’s crucial game against rival Pasadena Poly in good shape.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy tennis concludes historic season

One of the greatest seasons in recent Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy tennis history will now include something that had been sorely missing: rest.

St. Francis High football rolls to 10-0, outright title

St. Francis High football rolls to 10-0, outright title

LA CAÑADA — Technically speaking, St. Francis High’s football team clinched the Angelus League title a week prior — at least a share anyway.

La Cañada High runners, Spartans girls' team capture league titles

SAN MARINO — With the temperature close to 90 degrees, the heat might have been uncomfortable for some of the runners in Thursday’s Rio Hondo League finals at Lacy Park in San Marino.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy tennis captures Sunshine League doubles crown

A busy and successful season continued with another title for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy tennis team Thursday afternoon.

Weekly Previews: St. Francis football gunning for perfect regular season

Weekly Previews: St. Francis football gunning for perfect regular season

The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week.

Flintridge Sacred Heart tennis topples St. Lucy's in CIF opener

Flintridge Sacred Heart tennis topples St. Lucy's in CIF opener

GLENDALE — There hasn’t been much rest throughout the week for the members of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy tennis team. They certainly don’t seem to mind.

Flintridge Sacred Heart cross-country turns in best effort on Grahn stage

VAN NUYS — Saving her greatest performance for a big stage, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy’s Kayla Grahn made history at Wednesday afternoon’s Mission League cross-country finals at Woodley Park.

 Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy tennis advances group to league semifinals

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy tennis advances group to league semifinals

WOODLAND HILLS — Playing on the seventh floor above a parking structure might not be the most conducive setting for tennis match. Yet, it was the situation several members of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy squad had to deal with Monday...

La Cañada High girls' tennis takes down San Marcos in wild card

LA CAÑADA — Despite the absence of its No. 3 singles player and an illness to one of its top-two singles players, the La Cañada High girls’ tennis team had plenty left in the tank.

Area girls' tennis teams learn CIF division playoff matchups

Area girls' tennis teams learn CIF division playoff matchups

After winning their first league championship in nearly 30 years, the members of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy tennis team are eager to see how they will fare in the CIF Southern Section Division IV playoffs.

Flintridge Prep cross-country squads run to Prep League titles in record times

Flintridge Prep cross-country squads run to Prep League titles in record times

WOODLAND HILLS — Flintridge Prep’s girls’ cross-country team found itself in a nailbiting battle for a title.

La Cañada High football gives Monrovia all it can handle in Rio Hondo League loss

MONROVIA — Despite a stellar defensive effort by visiting La Cañada High, which did not give up an offensive touchdown until there was 5:17 left in the contest, Monrovia, the third-ranked team in the CIF Southern Section Central...

St. Francis football dominates La Salle to claim Angelus League title

St. Francis football dominates La Salle to claim Angelus League title

LA CAÑADA — While many prognosticated that the most arduous obstacles on the Angelus League docket had already been overcome by the St. Francis High football team, it still had business to take care of to make official the crowning...

Flintridge Prep boys' water polo team grabs share of Prep League crown

PASADENA —During the last several seasons, the Flintridge Prep boys’ water polo team spent plenty of time learning from mainstay rival Pasadena Poly.

La Cañada tennis' McKenzie sisters take league doubles championship

La Cañada tennis' McKenzie sisters take league doubles championship

TEMPLE CITY — Sisters Ally and Cassie McKenzie didn’t play together this season in doubles for the La Cañada High girls’ tennis team.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball notches another sweep against rival

STUDIO CITY — Winning matches at Harvard-Westlake hasn’t occurred very often lately for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team.

Weekly Previews: St. Francis football a win away from league crown

Weekly Previews: St. Francis football a win away from league crown

The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week.

College Update: Shurie, Clarkson cleaning up in Liberty League

College Update: Shurie, Clarkson cleaning up in Liberty League

The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.

La Cañada High girls' tennis sends three to Rio Hondo League semifinals

Ally McKenzie’s reign as Rio Hondo League singles champion concluded for all intents and purposes on Wednesday afternoon at Live Oak Park in Temple City.

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Photo Gallery: La Cañada High School water polo season ends in playoff game

Photo Gallery: La Cañada High School water polo season ends in playoff game

The La Cañada boys' water polo tean yielded five second-quarter goals and saw its season wrap up with a 14-5 defeat at Pasadena City College.

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