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Top 10 Female Athletes: Kirsten Vose's All-American standards were hard to match

Top 10 Female Athletes: Kirsten Vose's All-American standards were hard to match

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.

Top 10 Male Athletes: St. Francis' Leufroy guided team to first-ever championship appearance

Top 10 Male Athletes: St. Francis' Leufroy guided team to first-ever championship appearance

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.

All-Area Baseball First Team

All-Area Baseball First Team

Kevin Baker, Senior, Outfielder, St. Francis

All-Area Baseball Second Team

All-Area Baseball Second Team

Cameron Briggs, Junior, Infielder, Burbank

Brian Gadsby pitches Crescenta Valley High baseball to greatness

Brian Gadsby pitches Crescenta Valley High baseball to greatness

Crescenta Valley High baseball is not short on memorable seasons and memorable performances — particularly on the pitching mound.

La Cañada's Katy Campbell captures national title

La Cañada's Katy Campbell captures national title

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.

Caitlyn Brooks was complete player for Burbank High softball

Caitlyn Brooks was complete player for Burbank High softball

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.

All-Area Softball First Team

All-Area Softball First Team

P — Mia Acosta, Senior, Bell-Jeff

All-Area Softball Second Team

All-Area Softball Second Team

OF — Kaitlin Brooks, Senior, Burbank

La Cañada High swimmer Garrett Chin grabs top billing

La Cañada High swimmer Garrett Chin grabs top billing

Like the anchor of a relay, Garrett Chin waited patiently on deck for his opportunity to bring it all home.

Flintridge Sacred Heart's Kirsten Vose led Tologs to even more success

Flintridge Sacred Heart's Kirsten Vose led Tologs to even more success

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.

Ramses Barden signs with Jacksonville Jaguars

Ramses Barden signs with Jacksonville Jaguars

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.

Minor League Update: Christian Bergman spending time on DL in Tulsa

Minor League Update: Christian Bergman spending time on DL in Tulsa

The following are updates on local baseball players at the minor league level.

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 Saints' World Series run concluded

It began with a blowout and it ended with one.

Joshua Suh wins junior tournament

Joshua Suh wins junior tournament

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.

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

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