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La Cañada High football continues impressive start with shutout of Glendale

La Cañada High football continues impressive start with shutout of Glendale

LA CAÑADA —While the La Cañada High football team continues to be a work in progress under first-year coach Ramsey Lambert, the squad’s defense continues playing at a high level.

St. Francis High football impresses with 50-24 win over Moorpark

MOORPARK — Jeremiah Martin was largely an unknown commodity and a lingering question mark for the St. Francis High football team coming into the season.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, St. Francis High cross-country show improvement in first Mission League meet

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, St. Francis High cross-country show improvement in first Mission League meet

VAN NUYS — Even though the postseason is two months away, the jockeying, evaluating and analyzing began in regards to Mission League cross-country Wednesday afternoon.

Flintridge Prep football can't keep up with Brethren Christian

HUNTINGTON BEACH — At the end of the game, the final numbers told the tale of the Flintridge Prep football team's offense having produced enough for a victory.

La Cañada Gladiators tackling issue of concussions

La Cañada Gladiators tackling issue of concussions

Like many youth football organizations, the La Cañada Gladiators have seen their numbers go down a bit the last few years.

Undefeated La Cañada football set to clash with Glendale

Undefeated La Cañada football set to clash with Glendale

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

Girls' Cross-Country Preview: Flintridge Prep's numbers, confidence continue to swell

Girls' Cross-Country Preview: Flintridge Prep's numbers, confidence continue to swell

Defining success in cross-country can be a tricky business.

Boys' Cross-Country Preview: City cross-country trio has big aspirations

Boys' Cross-Country Preview: City cross-country trio has big aspirations

From banner seasons to incremental progress, the results last season varied greatly for the five local boys' cross-country teams.

St. Francis High football off and running versus Chino

St. Francis High football off and running versus Chino

LA CAÑADA — There were some major questions surrounding the St. Francis High football team as it prepared to open its season Friday against Chino.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball opens season with bit of revenge versus La Salle

LA CAÑADA — Over the last two years, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy girls’ volleyball coach Ernest Banaag vowed he would revive the once powerful program.

La Cañada High girls' tennis gets doubled up by Arcadia

LA CAÑADA —Despite the combined singles efforts of Cassie and Ally McKenzie, the La Cañada High girls’ tennis team dropped its first match of the season in a San Gabriel Valley showdown Tuesday afternoon.

Burbank High's Maemura ties for second in second Pacific League match

BURBANK — There isn’t anything surprising to Burbank High girls’ golf Coach Branco Sevic when he watches Irene Maemura perform on the course.

Flintridge Prep football can't keep up with Brentwood

LOS ANGELES — Winning its first game of the season and facing little resistance in doing so had the Flintridge Prep football team feeling good.

La Cañada High football recovers after sloppy first half to pounce on Alhambra

La Cañada High football recovers after sloppy first half to pounce on Alhambra

LA CAÑADA —Within a matter of less than five minutes, a frustrating first half of football disappeared for the La Cañada High football team.

Flintridge Prep boys' water polo pulls away from Burbank in season opener

Flintridge Prep boys' water polo pulls away from Burbank in season opener

LA CAÑADA — Rust and jitters played about as big a factor as an actual opponent for the Burbank High and Flintridge Prep boys' water polo teams.

Glendale girls' tennis doubles up Flintridge Sacred Heart

GLENDALE — Having had enough of practicing against each other, the members of the Glendale High girls' tennis team finally kicked of their season Thursday. Glendale found itself matched against Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, which had already...

St. Francis High football has highest of expectations for 2014

St. Francis High football has highest of expectations for 2014

Seasons come and seasons go for St. Francis High football.

John Carroll grows up in Golden Knight family

John Carroll grows up in Golden Knight family

From ball boy to NCAA Division I recruit, John Carroll has very much grown up under the roof of St. Francis High football.

La Cañada High girls' tennis too much for Burbank in nonleague clash

La Cañada High girls' tennis too much for Burbank in nonleague clash

BURBANK — Even with two solid returning singles players, Burbank High girls’ tennis Coach Loi Phan didn’t want to play straight up against La Cañada.

La Cañada ready to meet familiar foe in Alhambra

La Cañada ready to meet familiar foe in Alhambra

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

Boys' Water Polo Preview: La Cañada High boys' water polo returns with high aspirations

Boys' Water Polo Preview: La Cañada High boys' water polo returns with high aspirations

LA CAÑADA — Even though the city of La Cañada Flintridge possesses only a pair of water polo programs, the La Cañada High and Flintridge Prep squads are two of the most successful teams within the area.

Quick start propels Crescenta Valley High girls' tennis to win over Flintridge Sacred Heart

GLENDALE — Much like Tuesday afternoon’s season opener, the Crescenta Valley High girls’ tennis team is hoping for a fast start to the new season.

Burbank High's Maemura shares medalist honors in league opener

Burbank High's Maemura shares medalist honors in league opener

LA CAÑADA — Leading up to the first Pacific League match of the season Tuesday, Irene Maemura had some time to spare.

La Cañada High football edges Verbum Dei in opener

La Cañada High football edges Verbum Dei in opener

LOS ANGELES — Every facet of La Cañada High’s football team proved to be a major catalyst in its season-opening victory Friday evening.

Girls' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart has championship aspirations

Girls' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart has championship aspirations

Following a renaissance season that concluded with an appearance in the semifinals, the members of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team have some unfinished business they’d like to tend to in the next several months.

Flintridge Prep football blitzes Blair in season opener

Flintridge Prep football blitzes Blair in season opener

LOS ANGELES — Big things will be expected throughout the season by the Flintridge Prep football team as it relates to its passing attack.

Flintridge Prep football looks to rally around experience

Flintridge Prep football looks to rally around experience

With a returning quarterback and coaching staff, a veteran offensive line and a defense not short on experience, it would stand to reason that the upcoming 2014 season would be one of stability and consistency for the Flintridge Prep football team.

La Cañada High football looks to build staying power

La Cañada High football looks to build staying power

From a numbers perspective, the La Cañada High football team might be the smallest in school history.

Kevin McGowin embraces signal-calling role with La Cañada High football team

Kevin McGowin embraces signal-calling role with La Cañada High football team

Shortly after Kevin McGowin stepped on to the field to run offensive drills during a recent practice, music began to blare from a large black speaker and a portable clock ticked.

Flintridge Prep, La Cañada gearing up for season openers

Flintridge Prep, La Cañada gearing up for season openers

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

Tsangeos takes to new role(s) for Flintridge Prep football

Tsangeos takes to new role(s) for Flintridge Prep football

With a roster that consists of 22 players, the Flintridge Prep football team was pleased to announce two new additions during practice recently as the Rebels tuned up for their season-opener Friday versus Blair.

Girls' Tennis Preview:  La Cañada High girls' tennis hopes talent will lead to title

Girls' Tennis Preview: La Cañada High girls' tennis hopes talent will lead to title

It has become an interesting dynamic for the La Cañada High girls’ tennis team in Rio Hondo League competition.

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.

St. Francis names Terry Phillips as new baseball coach

Having been involved with coaching baseball for about a decade, Terry Phillips doesn’t view the diamond in all that different a light from the classroom.

Girls' Golf Preview: La Cañada High, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy golf teams looking to move up

With the season set to begin in two weeks, there’s reason for optimism surrounding the La Cañada High girls’ golf team.

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.

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Photo Gallery: La Cañada vs. Alhambra football

Photo Gallery: La Cañada vs. Alhambra football

Despite two first downs and 19 yards of offense through first 24 minutes, the La Cañada High Spartans scored 20 points in less than five minutes in 23-7 home win.

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