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La Cañada football to open Zerbel era at home

La Cañada football to open Zerbel era at home

For the first time in three years, the La Cañada High football team will open the season at home.

Arroyo Seco baseball looks to avoid hiccups in West Zone Tournament

Arroyo Seco baseball looks to avoid hiccups in West Zone Tournament

Perhaps it’s fair to say that no squad looked more dominant and like more of a sure pick through the first two games of the just-concluded Palomino Pasadena Super Regional Tournament than did the Arroyo Seco 19-and-under baseball team.

Inaugural volleyball club camp takes learning to higher level

Inaugural volleyball club camp takes learning to higher level

LOS ANGELES — Even after recording hundreds of kills and helping the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team achieve plenty of success the past two seasons, junior outside hitter Kayla Lund found a minor flaw in an important facet of...

Arroyo Seco Saints stopped in extras by Arcadia

Arroyo Seco Saints stopped in extras by Arcadia

PASADENA — A game-winning single from Arcadia Astros third baseman Alex Briggs in the bottom of the ninth inning ended the hopes of a title for the Arroyo Seco Saints 19-and-under Palomino baseball team on Tuesday evening.

Passarella still enjoys sharing knowledge of basketball

Passarella still enjoys sharing knowledge of basketball

GLENDALE — At 6 years old, Giacomo Mencarelli can already speak three languages fluently.

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Player of the Year: Flintridge Prep's Dante Fregoso earns place in spotlight

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Player of the Year: Flintridge Prep's Dante Fregoso earns place in spotlight

There has been a steady stream of talented boys’ volleyball players who have done their handy work in the Flintridge Prep gym over the years.

All-Area Boys' Volleyball First Team

All-Area Boys' Volleyball First Team

Raymond Barsemian, Senior, Outside Hitter, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Second Team

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Second Team

Min Kim, Senior, Outside Hitter, Crescenta Valley

Arroyo Seco Saints bats cooled off in 3-1 defeat

Arroyo Seco Saints bats cooled off in 3-1 defeat

PASADENA — After scoring 30 runs and blanking its opponents in the first two games of the Palomino Super Regional Tournament, the members of the Arroyo Seco Saints 19-and-under summer baseball team were stymied Monday night.

Arroyo Seco baseball romps to Palomino Super Regional win

MISSION HILLS – Through two games of the Palomino Super Regional Tournament, the Arroyo Seco Saints 19-and-under summer baseball team has looked, well, rather super.

All-Area Boys' Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Weiss skies to new heights

All-Area Boys' Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Weiss skies to new heights

At the conclusion of his freshman season, two things became crystal clear for Flintridge Prep pole vaulter Barrett Weiss.

All-Area Girls' Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Melnyk went the distance for Crescenta Valley

All-Area Girls' Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Melnyk went the distance for Crescenta Valley

When asked of her goals throughout the season, Crescenta Valley High senior Megan Melnyk simply didn’t rattle off the same objectives.

Athletes, law enforcement carry the torch for Special Olympics World Games

Athletes, law enforcement carry the torch for Special Olympics World Games

Traffic along La Cañada’s Foothill Boulevard was temporarily halted Wednesday morning to make way for a rare procession, as athletes and law enforcement officers carried a torch ultimately on its way to the 2015 Special Olympics World...

Wohl continues basketball journey to Israel

Wohl continues basketball journey to Israel

A journey of jump shots that began in gyms around La Cañada Flintridge has now led Daniel Wohl to the Holy Land in fulfillment of a dream.

Interian, Savo earn top notch honors

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Mattie Interian and Lauren Savo earned some late accolades Wednesday morning when they were named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com California Winter All-Stars list.

Minor League Baseball Update: Olmedo-Barrera hits first professional home run

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

Section 2 run ends for Crescenta Valley 10-11 All-Stars

TUJUNGA — After the Crescenta Valley 10-11 All-Stars lost on Friday to Northridge City in the Section 2 Tournament, the path to the championship was clear.

Crescenta Valley Junior All-Stars fall short of championship

It turned out to be a rather strange weekend for the Crescenta Valley Junior All-Stars baseball team in the Little League Section 2 Tournament.

St. Francis football a little younger than expected

St. Francis football a little younger than expected

A season ago at this time, St. Francis High football was a hot topic off the field.

All-Area Girls' Swimmer of the Year: Vose's stellar success still surprising

All-Area Girls' Swimmer of the Year: Vose's stellar success still surprising

One might assume Kirsten Vose is used to posting incredible times and winning big races by now or that she might have long ago started to enter any given meet expecting to dominate the competition or even do something historic.

All-Area Boys' Swimmer of the Year: Records, championship highlight amazing year for Glendale's Julian

All-Area Boys' Swimmer of the Year: Records, championship highlight amazing year for Glendale's Julian

As he stood on the deck of the Riverside City College pool, in some ways Glendale High sophomore Trenton Julian had no peers.

Crescenta Valley Junior All-Stars ride Schaffer to Section 2 title game

It’s on to the Section 2 title game for the Crescenta Valley Junior All-Stars baseball team.

Crescenta Valley 9-10 All-Stars eliminated from Section 2 tourney

Crescenta Valley 9-10 All-Stars eliminated from Section 2 tourney

ARCADIA — The Crescenta Valley 9-10 All-Stars baseball team fell behind by five runs in the first inning of its Little League Section 2 game Wednesday against Quartz Hill.

Nathan Celusta captures amateur championship at Oakmont by four strokes

Nathan Celusta captures amateur championship at Oakmont by four strokes

GLENDALE — Buoyed by an exceptional short game, Nathan Celusta steered clear of the remainder of the field en route to a milestone victory.

Crescenta Valley Junior baseball keeps on winning

Crescenta Valley All-Stars Junior baseball continued its winning ways Tuesday evening with a 9-6 victory over host American Indian in the opening round of the Section 2 Tournament at Tehachapi Little League.

Crescenta Valley 9-10 All-Stars drop Section 2 baseball opener to Encino

ARCADIA — Even after dropping the opening game of the Little League Section 2 Tournament on Tuesday, the Crescenta Valley 9-10 All-Stars baseball team can draw upon a recent experience in its attempt to turn things around.

Crescenta Valley 9-10s win nailbiter over Burbank for District 16 title

Crescenta Valley 9-10s win nailbiter over Burbank for District 16 title

MONTROSE — A tightly contested game that went down to the final at-bat concluded the District 16 9-10 All-Star Tournament on Sunday at Montrose Park.

Crescenta Valley 10-11 All-Stars roll to District 16 title

Crescenta Valley 10-11 All-Stars roll to District 16 title

MONTROSE — Similarly to what they’ve done throughout the 10-11 District 16 All-Star tournament, Crescenta Valley’s All-Stars again showed overall superiority against an overwhelmed opponent in their latest tilt Sunday at Montrose...

Crescenta Valley Junior baseball outlasts Burbank for District 16 title

TUJUNGA — In a contest in which the walks were as plentiful as the sands of Tujunga Ball Fields, the Crescenta Valley All-Stars Junior baseball team claimed a District 16 championship by defeating visiting Burbank, 11-7, on Saturday afternoon.

Celusta stays atop SCGA Amateur Championship leaderboard

Nathan Celusta stayed consistent and maintained his spot atop the leaderboard Saturday afternoon at the Southern California Golf Assn. Amateur Championship at Oakmont Country Club.

Crescenta Valley 9-10s force deciding game with 15-1 win over Burbank

Crescenta Valley 9-10s force deciding game with 15-1 win over Burbank

LA CRESCENTA—After a series-opening game in which offense came at a premium, Crescenta Valley’s 9-10 All Stars knew what they needed to do to avoid another uncharacteristic game and force a third and deciding must-win with Burbank on...

Burbank Junior All-Stars stay alive, go to game three with Crescenta Valley

Burbank Junior All-Stars stay alive, go to game three with Crescenta Valley

TUJUNGA — Members of the Burbank Junior All-Stars baseball team were not pleased with their District 16 Tournament performance Thursday in which they lost to Crescenta Valley by six runs.

Nathan Celusta grabs first-day lead at Southern California Golf Assn. Amateur Championship

Nathan Celusta grabs first-day lead at Southern California Golf Assn. Amateur Championship

GLENDALE — Following 35 holes and with daylight about to evaporate, Nathan Celusta had enough energy to cap a superior effort during the first two rounds of the 116th annual Southern California Golf Assn. Amateur Championship on Friday at...

Fundamentals remain work in progress at Spartan Basketball Camp

Fundamentals remain work in progress at Spartan Basketball Camp

LA CAÑADA — Inside the air-conditioned La Cañada High south gymnasium, nearly 75 participants began to break a sweat after being put to the task of taking part in a series of passing and dribbling drills.

Schaffer's bat, arm lead Crescenta Valley Junior baseball to opening victory

TUJUNGA — Nothing hardly rattled JD Schaffer when he stood on the mound or in the batter’s box.

Long-standing tournament makes return to Oakmont Country Club

Long-standing tournament makes return to Oakmont Country Club

One of the most prestigious and long-standing tournaments in the state will make its return to scenic Oakmont Country Club for the first time since 1980.

College Update: Horner leads way for former Spartans softball standouts

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

Crescenta Valley routs Vaquero in 9-10 baseball all-star opener

Crescenta Valley routs Vaquero in 9-10 baseball all-star opener

TUJUNGA — After receiving a first-round bye in the Little League District 16 9-10 All-Star tournament, the members of the Crescenta Valley No. 1 baseball team were eager to finally have the opportunity to step into the batter's box. Once they...

All-Area Boys' Tennis Singles Player of the Year: Burroughs' Patterson has no regrets

All-Area Boys' Tennis Singles Player of the Year: Burroughs' Patterson has no regrets

By Sawyer Patterson’s standards, his senior season and his boys’ tennis career at Burroughs High didn’t end the way he would have liked.

All-Area Boys' Tennis Doubles Team of the Year: Crescenta Valley tandem showed instant success

All-Area Boys' Tennis Doubles Team of the Year: Crescenta Valley tandem showed instant success

Fatigue had finally caught up to Albert Chtchyan while recovering from a lengthy illness.

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Photo Gallery: Flintridge Prep baseball wins first-ever CIF championship

Photo Gallery: Flintridge Prep baseball wins first-ever CIF championship

The Flintridge Prep baseball team defeated Long Beach St. Anthony High, 3-2, Saturday at UC Riverside to claim its first-ever CIF Southern Section Division VI championship.

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