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La Cañada boys' basketball's Kurdoghlian repeats as league MVP

La Cañada boys' basketball's Kurdoghlian repeats as league MVP

A share of a Rio Hondo League championship and a three-round playoff run were accompanied with some league honors for the La Cañada High boys’ basketball team and, in particular, junior Koko Kurdoghlian.

All-Area  Girls' Water Polo First Team

All-Area Girls' Water Polo First Team

Ani Aghakhanian, Senior, Utility, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Girls' Water Polo Second Team

All-Area Girls' Water Polo Second Team

Gaby Aghakian, Senior, Driver, Burbank

All-Area Girls' Basketball Player of the Year: Burroughs High's Del Castillo makes decision that leads to history

All-Area Girls' Basketball Player of the Year: Burroughs High's Del Castillo makes decision that leads to history

From the time she was just 5 years old, Davina Del Castillo excelled on the diamonds throughout Burbank. Along with competing in softball, she also participated in Little League baseball against the boys.

All-Area Girls' Basketball First Team

All-Area Girls' Basketball First Team

Josie Brock, Junior, Forward, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Girls' Basketball Second Team

All-Area Girls' Basketball Second Team

Sienna Brown, Senior, Center, Burroughs

La Cañada baseball can't win back-and-forth battle against South Pasadena

La Cañada baseball can't win back-and-forth battle against South Pasadena

SOUTH PASADENA — It was a battle of baseball teams looking for their first win in Rio Hondo League competition Thursday when La Cañada hit the road to play South Pasadena.

Missing key players, La Cañada still wins De Bell golf tournament

Missing key players, La Cañada still wins De Bell golf tournament

BURBANK — Most of the top boys' golfers from La Cañada High were missing Wednesday from the 51st Burbank High Schools' Invitational at De Bell Golf Club.

Crescenta Valley baseball takes two from St. Francis

GLENDALE — Jaimy Blank got himself involved. Just the way he wanted it, too.

La Cañada softball loses Rio Hondo League opener to Monrovia

LA CAÑADA — Last season proved to be a two-team race between the La Cañada High and Monrovia softball teams in the quest to win the Rio Hondo League championship.Monrovia ultimately won the league crown, leaving La Cañada...

La Cañada High's Reilly notches defensive acclaim

La Cañada High's Reilly notches defensive acclaim

In the time Louie Bilowitz has been the coach of the La Cañada High girls’ soccer team, he’s placed a large value on defense.

Kurdoghlian again secures All-CIF first-team honors in boys' basketball

Kurdoghlian again secures All-CIF first-team honors in boys' basketball

After enjoying a breakthrough season last year, Koko Kurdoghlian set out to elevate his overall game for the talented La Cañada High boys' basketball team this past season.

Ismail honored with All-CIF first-team recognition in girls' basketball

Ismail honored with All-CIF first-team recognition in girls' basketball

Tala Ismail had a big hand in the Flintridge Prep girls' basketball team enjoying one of its finest seasons in program history.

La Cañada High boys' soccer team grabs nine Rio Hondo League honors

La Cañada High boys' soccer team grabs nine Rio Hondo League honors

A successful season translated into quite a bit of recognition for the La Cañada High boys’ soccer team.

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball reels in league accolades

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball reels in league accolades

En route to helping the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team win the Prep League championship this season, it appeared that Tala Ismail might be recognized as the league’s most valuable player.

St. Francis High baseball grabs momentum en route to Mission League win

WEST HILLS — In its Mission League opener Monday, the lights went out on St. Francis High when it was hosting Chaminade at Jackie Robinson Field in Pasadena in the bottom of the seventh with one out, the bases loaded and the Golden Knights...

Flintridge Sacred Heart softball wallops Westridge

Flintridge Sacred Heart softball wallops Westridge

LA CAÑADA — With her team trailing by one to visiting Westridge School and having allowed just one hit through four innings of work, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy starting pitcher Hannah Zika gathered up her belongings and jogged...

La Cañada soccer pair earns All-CIF accolades

La Cañada soccer pair earns All-CIF accolades

The La Cañada boys' soccer team made the best of its first season in CIF Southern Section Division VI after moving down from Division V a year earlier.

Flintridge Prep baseball grabs elusive win No. 1

ARCADIA — Maybe no area baseball team was more looking forward to starting off league play than Flintridge Prep.

Flintridge Prep boys' soccer's Evans grabs league's top honor

Flintridge Prep boys' soccer's Evans grabs league's top honor

Hamilton Evans did everything he could to give the Flintridge Prep boys’ soccer team an opportunity to win its share of games throughout the season.

Spartans Mora, Connolly earn All-CIF accolades in girls' water polo

Spartans Mora, Connolly earn All-CIF accolades in girls' water polo

Looking to get back into the postseason for the first time in five years, the La Cañada High girls' water polo team appeared to have several key pieces to its lineup to steer it in the right direction.

Savo, Keller secure All-CIF first-team soccer accolades

Savo, Keller secure All-CIF first-team soccer accolades

Lauren Savo and Grace Keller were used to playing big minutes and stepping up for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and Crescenta Valley High girls’ soccer teams, respectively.

St. Francis High baseball falls late to Village Christian

St. Francis High baseball falls late to Village Christian

TUJUNGA — Through nearly the first three weeks of the season, the members of the St. Francis High baseball team have found themselves involved in several one-run games.

St. Francis High tennis upends Crescenta Valley

St. Francis High tennis upends Crescenta Valley

GLENDALE — Though still early in the season, things appear to be promising for the doubles units on the St. Francis High tennis team.

Burroughs High boys' volleyball sweeps St. Francis, moves on to tourney semifinals

Burroughs High boys' volleyball sweeps St. Francis, moves on to tourney semifinals

BURBANK — It was a plan hatched by a pair of Pacific League boys' volleyball coaches: Joel Brinton of Burroughs High and John Nelson of Crescenta Valley.

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball stunned by Douglass in state

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball stunned by Douglass in state

LA CAÑADA — Even with a 15-point halftime lead, it didn’t appear the members of the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team seemed comfortable Wednesday night.

College Update: Leyva continues stellar freshman year on diamond

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

La Cañada High boys' soccer plays well, but loses to No. 1 seed in regional

La Cañada High boys' soccer plays well, but loses to No. 1 seed in regional

LOS ANGELES — It was a historical appearance when the La Cañada High boys’ soccer team took the field Tuesday for its CIF Division II Southern California Regional Championship quarterfinal.

St. Francis tennis rolls past Flintridge Prep

St. Francis tennis rolls past Flintridge Prep

GLENDALE — Through the first three matches of the season, the St. Francis High tennis team appears to have its singles lineup set.

Flintridge Prep track and field highlighted by distance runners

Flintridge Prep track and field highlighted by distance runners

LOS ANGELES — Jack Van Scoter proved to be one of the state's elite boys' cross-country runners last season, winning a CIF Southern Section Division V individual championship.

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball returns to state tournament

SShortly after arriving back in Los Angeles following an international business trip in Canada on Sunday, Flintridge Prep girls' basketball co-Coach Kevin Kiyomura turned on his cell phone. Kiyomura's phone then began to light up with multiple text...

La Cañada boys' volleyball takes down St. Francis

La Cañada boys' volleyball takes down St. Francis

LA CAÑADA — Junior setter Connor Walbrecht helped get La Cañada High’s boys’ volleyball team’s season off on the right note Thursday, as he finished with 17 kills and 21 assists in a 21-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-23...

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball claims elusive Providence Tournament title

BURBANK — After consecutive years of finishing runner-up, the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team would not settle for silver this time around.

Girls' Swimming Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart has newer, larger goals

Girls' Swimming Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart has newer, larger goals

The finish line for the 2015 season has been pushed back and there will be considerable reward for those who have enough for the extra mile.

Boys' Swimming Preview: Rebuilding for La Cañada, Flintridge Prep comes with high hopes

Boys' Swimming Preview: Rebuilding for La Cañada, Flintridge Prep comes with high hopes

A rebuilding effort is underway at La Cañada High, albeit one that should be smoother in the familiar waters of CIF Southern Section Division II.

Softball Preview: La Cañada looks to turn over more success

Softball Preview: La Cañada looks to turn over more success

With plenty of pop in the lineup, the La Cañada High softball team lifted itself to a surprising CIF Southern Section Division IV quarterfinal run a season ago.

Baseball Preview: Flintridge Prep, La Cañada hoping for rekindled success

Two seasons have passed since Guillermo Gonzalez took over the helm of Flintridge Prep baseball and Alex Valadez grabbed the reins at La Cañada.

Boys' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Prep looking for third straight Prep League crown

Boys' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Prep looking for third straight Prep League crown

Before the first serve of the season took place, the members of the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team had been bestowed with a top-10 ranking in the CIF Southern Section Division IV preseason poll.

Girls' Track and Field Preview: Distance packs lead city trio

Girls' Track and Field Preview: Distance packs lead city trio

If there’s a common thread that runs through the city of La Cañada’s three track and field programs, perhaps it’s that each has a steady cross-country program to poach from.

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Photo Gallery: La Cañada vs. South Pasadena Rio Hondo League baseball

Photo Gallery: La Cañada vs. South Pasadena Rio Hondo League baseball

The La Cañada baseball team dug themselves in a hole early against South Pasadena Thursday, only to battle back from a four-run deficit to take the lead late in the contest. The Spartans also had a chance to tie the score in the final inning. However, La Cañada couldn’t capitalize on that chance, as they...

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