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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.

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.

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Photo Gallery: La Cañada High School football vs. Verbum Dei High School

Photo Gallery: La Cañada High School football vs. Verbum Dei High School

In Ramsey Lambert's coaching debut, La Cañada High School beat Verbum Dei High School 13-12 Friday evening at at Los Angeles Southwest College.

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