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Anticipation for special season builds for Flintridge Prep football

Anticipation for special season builds for Flintridge Prep football

There’s a certain undeniable feeling at Flintridge Prep this summer.

Chang, Hosseinion serve as important building blocks for Flintridge Prep

Chang, Hosseinion serve as important building blocks for Flintridge Prep

Standing at 6-foot-3 and weighing in at about 205 pounds, Flintridge Prep senior quarterback Andrew Tsangeos is hard to miss.

Weekly Football Previews: La Cañada, Flintridge Prep ready to kick off season

Weekly Football Previews: La Cañada, Flintridge Prep ready to kick off season

Even though every area football team has at least nine games on its schedule this season, maybe no contest is given the same amount of significance as does the season opener.

Girls' Tennis Preview: La Cañada led by new pair of sisters

Girls' Tennis Preview: La Cañada led by new pair of sisters

Success was certainly enjoyed when it came to high school girls’ tennis in La Cañada.

Girls' Golf Preview: La Cañada starts new regime under Turner

Girls' Golf Preview: La Cañada starts new regime under Turner

As a United States Army sergeant for several years, one of Kyle Turner’s main responsibilities was to train soldiers before they were sent to different parts of the world.

Breneman, Weiss look to be even more formidable for La Cañada High football

Breneman, Weiss look to be even more formidable for La Cañada High football

Twice within about a 20-minute span, a gentle breeze engulfed the sun-splashed La Cañada High football field during a recent practice smack in the middle of a hot afternoon. The light wind signaled a moment or two of instant comfort for many...

Competitiveness will be key to success for La Cañada football

Competitiveness will be key to success for La Cañada football

Success for the La Cañada High football team will be measured in ways beyond wins and losses in 2015.

Beattie takes over La Cañada girls' basketball

Beattie takes over La Cañada girls' basketball

With summer work clearly behind him, La Cañada High girls’ basketball coach Jett del Mundo started the month of August in preparation for the 2015-16 season.

Boys' Water Polo Preview: La Cañada, Flintridge Prep strive to continue league supremacy

Boys' Water Polo Preview: La Cañada, Flintridge Prep strive to continue league supremacy

Winning league championships has been a staple for the La Cañada High boys’ water polo team. Flintridge Prep would like to begin its own tradition.

Moffly, Kyaw share lead halfway through Glendale City Golf Championship

Moffly, Kyaw share lead halfway through Glendale City Golf Championship

GLENDALE — In each of its first three years of existence, the Glendale City Golf Championship saw an increase in participants. When the fourth rendition of the event began Thursday at Scholl Canyon Golf Course, organizers expected a field of...

Top 10 Male Athletes: Flintridge Prep's Barrett Weiss skied above all others

Top 10 Male Athletes: Flintridge Prep's Barrett Weiss skied above all others

Behind every deep postseason run for the city of La Cañada Flintridge’s schools, there was one athlete who played a special role in his team’s success.

Top 10 Female Athletes: Flintridge Sacred Heart's Kirsten Vose has one last brilliant effort

Top 10 Female Athletes: Flintridge Sacred Heart's Kirsten Vose has one last brilliant effort

It was an impressive year for La Cañada Flintridge athletes in many different sports. There were brilliant efforts across the board with individual championships and personal-best records highlighting many of the accomplishments.

Minor League Baseball Update: Olmedo-Barrera continues to sizzle at plate with Princeton Rays

Minor League Baseball Update: Olmedo-Barrera continues to sizzle at plate with Princeton Rays

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

Field expected to rise for Glendale City Golf Championship

Field expected to rise for Glendale City Golf Championship

On and off the course, there’s been plenty of build up leading to the fourth rendition of the Glendale City Golf Championship.

Topsy-turvy schedule nearly final for Flintridge Prep football

Topsy-turvy schedule nearly final for Flintridge Prep football

When Glen Beattie retook the reins as Flintridge Prep head football coach back in January, the longtime assistant figured there would be some hurdles along the way.

All-Area Baseball Player of the Year: Gadsby's greatness shines through once more

All-Area Baseball Player of the Year: Gadsby's greatness shines through once more

A lanky right-hander who was a buck-60 soaking wet, Brian Gadsby hardly ever looked intimidating when he stepped up onto the hill, his uniform hanging loose upon a thin frame.

All-Area Baseball First Team

All-Area Baseball First Team

Anthony Bocanegra, Senior, Outfielder, Burroughs

All-Area Baseball Second Team

All-Area Baseball Second Team

Fidel Hernandez, Senior, Infielder, Hoover

Burbank High's Brooks commanded respect from league she dominated

Burbank High's Brooks commanded respect from league she dominated

Over the last four years, the awards and accolades have certainly flowed for Burbank High pitcher Caitlyn Brooks.

All-Area Softball First Team

All-Area Softball First Team

Melanie Abzun, Senior, Outfielder, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Softball Second Team

All-Area Softball Second Team

Adela Alatraca, Senior, Pitcher, Crescenta Valley

Little change, headaches for St. Francis football on 2015 slate

Little change, headaches for St. Francis football on 2015 slate

Sorting out the St. Francis High schedule for 2015 has been a whole lot easier than last season.

Final Crescenta Valley cross-country summer series race serves many purposes

Final Crescenta Valley cross-country summer series race serves many purposes

LA CRESCENTA — It’s often said that the area’s toughest cross-country course is located at Crescenta Valley Park.

Flintridge Prep football stays close to home this season

Flintridge Prep football stays close to home this season

For the first time in a few years, there are no exotic locales or long road trips in store for the Flintridge Prep football team as its 2015 schedule was recently released.

Little League Recap: More success achieved across diamonds

Little League Recap: More success achieved across diamonds

Plenty of snapshot moments and exciting games took place throughout the 2015 Little League season on diamonds across the state involving local baseball and softball teams.

Minor League Update: Turley posts another victory for Sacramento River Cats

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

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 have World Series hopes denied

COMPTON — A fourth straight appearance in the Palomino World Series beckoned for the members of the Arroyo Seco Saints 19-and-under summer baseball team.

Errors doom Arroyo Seco baseball in 4-3 loss

COMPTON — When the Arroyo Seco Saints Palomino 19-and-under baseball team is playing well, typically it’s easy to tell.

Arroyo Seco baseball jumps out to big lead, cruises in opener

COMPTON — After three consecutive games in which the offense of the Arroyo Seco Palomino 19-and-under summer baseball team was held in check, the Saints returned to their high-flying selves Friday evening.

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.

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

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.

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Second Team

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Second Team

Min Kim, Senior, Outside Hitter, Crescenta Valley

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.

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.

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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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