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La Cañada football tries to overcome coaching carousel

La Cañada football tries to overcome coaching carousel

Perhaps it’s fair to say that no area football program has had as tumultuous a four-week span from late May into June as has La Cañada High.

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.

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.

College Update: Slaught converts strong junior season into spot on U.S. team

College Update: Slaught converts strong junior season into spot on U.S. team

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

Plenty of appeal for Little League baseball all-stars

Plenty of appeal for Little League baseball all-stars

Not long after the Fourth of July celebrations have concluded, there might be plenty of immediate fireworks to follow on the local diamonds when the Little League District 16 baseball all-star teams begin to compete.

Graves, La Cañada girls' basketball too much for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

Graves, La Cañada girls' basketball too much for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

LA CAÑADA — Amber Graves has proven to be among the top players the past three seasons in the Rio Hondo League.

Kate Hansen shares luge experience with aspiring youngsters

Kate Hansen shares luge experience with aspiring youngsters

LA CAÑADA — Between servings of chips and salsa at Los Gringos Locos, La Cañada Flintridge resident Kate Hansen dished out her Olympic experiences to a group of youngsters during a question and answer luge session at the Mexican-...

Flintridge Prep football embraces change, familiarity in summer

Flintridge Prep football embraces change, familiarity in summer

Change and familiarity are two of the opposing and yet interlocking forces for the Flintridge Prep football team as its summer practices are underway.

All-Area Boys' Golfer of the Year: Collin Morikawa caps brilliant season with run to state championship

All-Area Boys' Golfer of the Year: Collin Morikawa caps brilliant season with run to state championship

After three seasons of falling short in qualifying for the CIF State Championship, Collin Morikawa came into the season on a mission to make all of the shots he needed throughout the playoffs to land him a spot in the prestigious event.

All-Area Boys' Golf Team

All-Area Boys' Golf Team

Russell Caletena, Junior, Glendale

St. Francis basketball topples Flintridge Prep, 59-39

St. Francis basketball topples Flintridge Prep, 59-39

LA CAÑADA — St. Francis High’s new-look basketball team and first-year coach Todd Wolfson, who came from Mission League rival Chaminade in May, have been working together to make a seamless transition.

Burbank 9-10 All-Stars take District 16 crown in dominant fashion

GLENDALE — Complete and utter domination by the Burbank 9-10 All-Stars in their sweep of the Tujunga-Jewel City/Jewish War Veterans-Foothill All-Stars in the District 16 Minor Softball championship round has them going to the Section 2...

Photo Gallery: Burbank Junior Allstars softball vs. Foothill CV Junior Allstars

Burbank Juniors ride momentum past Foothill to District 16 title

GLENDALE — When the Burbank Junior All-Stars rallied to defeat Crescenta Valley-Foothill-Vaquero on Saturday to even the District 16 softball championship series, they didn’t just force the deciding game, they carried the momentum into...

Burbank Major All-Stars rally past Foothill for District 16 softball title

Burbank Major All-Stars rally past Foothill for District 16 softball title

GLENDALE — Down to its final out and on the verge of having its summer season come an end, the Burbank Major All-Stars softball team needed a savior.

Foothill Major All-Stars force game three with win over Burbank

Foothill Major All-Stars force game three with win over Burbank

GLENDALE — A day after losing by 13 runs in a mercy-ruled game, the members of the Foothill-Crescenta Valley-Jewel City/Jewish War Veterans Major All-Stars softball knew that not many onlookers expected the 11-and 12-year-old team to defeat...

Flintridge Prep, Crescenta Valley baseball lauded by CIF

Flintridge Prep, Crescenta Valley baseball lauded by CIF

A magical season for the Flintridge Prep and Crescenta Valley High baseball teams translated into some postseason honors Monday afternoon.

Flintridge Prep's Fregoso gets boys' volleyball postseason recognition

Flintridge Prep's Fregoso gets boys' volleyball postseason recognition

After showing himself to be a force throughout the season for the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team, Dante Fregoso caught the attention of opposing coaches around the division.

Trio of local softball players secure All-CIF accolades

Trio of local softball players secure All-CIF accolades

Hailey Cookson, Sammy Fabian and Hannah Zika each provided huge contributions for their respective teams throughout the season.

Olmedo-Barrera decides to sign with Tampa Bay

Olmedo-Barrera decides to sign with Tampa Bay

A storybook season for Cal State Fullerton junior David Olmedo-Barrera will include a new chapter.

Barden's Soul Glow camp has silky smooth first run

Barden's Soul Glow camp has silky smooth first run

LA CAÑADA — It was neither the cadre of celebrity trainers, nor the applause or recognition that brought Flintridge Prep alumnus Ramses Barden the most joy at the former NFL player’s inaugural Soul Glow Skill Stretch and...

Four Flintridge Prep baseball players honored by Prep League

Four Flintridge Prep baseball players honored by Prep League

When the All-Prep League baseball team was decided prior to the start of the CIF Southern Section Division VI playoffs, it seemed very plausible that the honors may have ended up being the most prestigious earned by the Flintridge Prep baseball team.

Flintridge Sacred Heart's Zika named All-Sunshine League Most Valuable Pitcher

Flintridge Sacred Heart's Zika named All-Sunshine League Most Valuable Pitcher

After seasons spent competing in the tough Mission League and several seasons not qualifying for the postseason, the landscape changed dramatically for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy softball team.

La Cañada High softball runs away with awards

La Cañada High softball runs away with awards

A pivotal six-game winning streak to conclude the regular season set the wheels in motion for the La Cañada High softball team.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy basketball gets through Hoover, 49-32

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy basketball gets through Hoover, 49-32

LA CAÑADA — It’s essentially the same team back that took third in the Sunshine League and qualified for the playoffs last season.

La Cañada girls' basketball looks sharp in summer win over Flintridge Prep

LA CAÑADA — Summer certainly took on a different look and had a different feel for the La Cañada High and Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball teams Tuesday evening.

College World Series run ends for Olmedo-Barrera, Cal State Fullerton

College World Series run ends for Olmedo-Barrera, Cal State Fullerton

David Olmedo-Barrera had plenty of big hits throughout the regular season for the Cal State Fullerton baseball team. It carried over to the playoffs, with Olmedo-Barrera supplying power and helping the Titans make their first NCAA College World...

St. Francis basketball holds off Hoover to deliver Wolfson first win

St. Francis basketball holds off Hoover to deliver Wolfson first win

GLENDALE — If there was one definitive advantage for the St. Francis High basketball team as it took the floor to face Hoover in Glendale College Summer Shootout action, it was obvious when the teams lined up.

Olmedo-Barrera ends drought, doubt for Cal State Fullerton baseball

Olmedo-Barrera ends drought, doubt for Cal State Fullerton baseball

What was supposed to have been one of the most thrilling occasions of his life instead seemed to drag on forever.

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah a 'different animal' says trainer Bob Baffert

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah a 'different animal' says trainer Bob Baffert

It’s been a whirlwind last few days for Hall of Fame horse trainer Bob Baffert.

Warren knocks Gangi from ranks of unbeaten in Major baseball final

Warren knocks Gangi from ranks of unbeaten in Major baseball final

GLENDALE — Going into the District 16 Tournament of Champions Major baseball championship, Crescenta Valley Gangi Construction had not lost all season.

Olmedo-Barrera, La Bruna hear Major League Baseball call

Olmedo-Barrera, La Bruna hear Major League Baseball call

An already thrilling week was accompanied by a little more excitement for former St. Francis High standout David Olmedo-Barrera.

Flintridge Prep baseball brings home first CIF championship

Flintridge Prep baseball brings home first CIF championship

RIVERSIDE — Two harmless flyball outs delivered the Flintridge Prep baseball team something it had never owned.

College Update: St. Francis product powers Cal State Fullerton into NCAA World Series

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

Flintridge Prep pole vaulter Barrett Weiss gets second chance, takes third at state

CLOVIS -- When Barrett Weiss left Buchanan High's Veterans Memorial Stadium following the CIF State track and field prelims Friday, the Flintridge Prep senior thought his high school pole vaulting career was over.

American Pharoah ends Triple Crown drought

American Pharoah ends Triple Crown drought

Elusive for 37 years in the world of horse racing and across three oh-so-close attempts for trainer Bob Baffert, the Triple Crown was finally realized once again upon the fleet feet and strong gait of American Pharoah.

Pair of aces propel Flintridge Prep baseball to title

Pair of aces propel Flintridge Prep baseball to title

RIVERSIDE — On an afternoon when the offense waned and the base running had its blunders, Flintridge Prep Coach Guillermo Gonzalez was annoyed, but not at all alarmed.

Local-laden Public All-Stars volleyball sweeps Private squad

BURBANK — With his squad holding a comfortable lead and moments away from clinching a victory in the San Gabriel Valley All-Star Boys’ Volleyball Underclassmen Game, Public School Coach Taase Moe decided to call a timeout.

Despite Burroughs volleyball's Chamberlain's best efforts, Public loses to Private in senior all-star match

Despite Burroughs volleyball's Chamberlain's best efforts, Public loses to Private in senior all-star match

BURBANK — For the past four seasons, senior boys’ volleyball players from Crescenta Valley and Burbank highs tried to stop Burroughs’ Max Chamberlain from causing havoc against the Falcons and Bulldogs during Pacific League play.

Flintridge Prep baseball finds similar CIF final opponent in St. Anthony

Flintridge Prep baseball finds similar CIF final opponent in St. Anthony

In terms of similarities, the Flintridge Prep and Long Beach St. Anthony High baseball teams have shared many common traits this season en route to their head-on collision at the CIF Southern Section Division VI championship game at UC Riverside on...

St. Francis' Foster sets another personal best en route to state finals

It was a bittersweet evening for the area’s three athletes at Friday evening’s first day of the 97th annual CIF State Track and Field Championships at Clovis Buchanan High’s Memorial Field.

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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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