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After one season, Lambert leaves La Cañada High football for Santa Monica

After one season, Lambert leaves La Cañada High football for Santa Monica

A year-one stint that included improved success for the La Cañada High football team also included one final setback on Tuesday afternoon.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy softball tops Silverado to reach CIF quarterfinals

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy softball tops Silverado to reach CIF quarterfinals

LA CAÑADA — After Hannah Zika escaped a gigantic jam in the circle in the sixth inning, she had an inkling her teammates would string together some quality at-bats and put her in position to prolong the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy...

Crescenta Valley High boys' doubles team, Juan, Yacoubian gear up for next stage

Crescenta Valley High boys' doubles team, Juan, Yacoubian gear up for next stage

Following successful runs throughout the season and in tournaments, a group of area boys’ tennis players have channeled their focus to the CIF Individual Tournament.

Flintridge Prep baseball utilizes huge first inning to rout Desert Christian

LANCASTER — While there may not have been a scoreboard present at Lancaster’s Rawley Duntley Park, there was no denying the opening-inning wallop delivered by the visiting Flintridge Prep baseball team.

Historic season comes to end for Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball squad

Throughout the season, the members of the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team reached plenty of milestone moments.

Flintridge Prep's Weiss, St. Francis' Foster win CIF Southern Section track and field titles

Flintridge Prep's Weiss, St. Francis' Foster win CIF Southern Section track and field titles

NORWALK — While the CIF Southern Section Track and Field Championships proved once again unkind to the majority of area athletes, there were a few one-of-a-kind efforts that led the way.

Pilar propels Flintridge Prep baseball into second round

Pilar propels Flintridge Prep baseball into second round

GLENDALE — A one-out single from catcher Cole Pilar in the seventh inning delivered the Flintridge Prep baseball team a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over visiting Ventura Foothill Tech in Friday’s first round of the CIF Southern Section...

La Cañada golf's Morikawa moves on

DESERT HOT SPRINGS — With three holes remaining in his round Thursday and winds continuing to gust in excess of 35 mph at Mission Lakes Country Club, La Cañada High senior Collin Morikawa was on the verge of seeing his final season blown...

Late rally by La Cañada softball comes up short

Late rally by La Cañada softball comes up short

LA CAÑADA — Sammy Jedrey liked the chances of the La Cañada High softball team to mount a comeback bid after she hit a towering home run in the fourth inning in an opening-round game of the CIF Southern Section Division IV...

Area swimmers opt out of CIF State Championships

Area swimmers opt out of CIF State Championships

When the inaugural CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships get underway Friday morning at West Clovis High, there will be an interesting void.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy softball goes through Fillmore to get to second round

FILLMORE — It began with a move to the Sunshine League, a subsequent trip south to CIF Southern Section Division V and finally a journey to Fillmore.

Championships, advancement at stake for city track quartet

Championships, advancement at stake for city track quartet

It will be an all-day affair for La Cañada Flintridge’s four high school track and field programs at Saturday’s CIF Southern Section Divisional Championships at Cerritos College in Norwalk.

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball can't solve St. Margaret's

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO — A march that was supposed to propel the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team to its first-ever CIF Southern Section championship match ended one destination too short.

Flintridge Prep softball goes down swinging against Vasquez

It had been a while since the Flintridge Prep softball team had been in the playoffs.

Rested La Cañada softball ready for playoff run

Rested La Cañada softball ready for playoff run

The La Cañada High softball team got a little unexpected rest before opening the CIF Southern Section playoffs.

La Cañada High boys' golf marches on in playoffs

For a second straight season, the members of the La Cañada High boys' golf team found themselves waiting in suspense to see if they had extended their season beyond the first round of the CIF playoffs.

Crescenta Valley, Flintridge Prep baseball teams get opening-round home playoff contests

Crescenta Valley, Flintridge Prep baseball teams get opening-round home playoff contests

Following second-place finishes in their respective leagues, the Crescenta Valley High and Flintridge Prep baseball teams will look to turn in successful playoff runs.

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball glad to be part of final four

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball glad to be part of final four

There’s been plenty of sizzle throughout the CIF Southern Section Division IV playoffs for the Flintridge Prep and St. Margaret’s boys’ volleyball teams.

St. Francis, Crescenta Valley High boys' golf teams finish strong at CIF

Although the St. Francis High and Crescenta Valley boys’ golf teams weren’t able to get beyond their respective CIF Southern Section team divisionals, both squads came away pleased after earning top-10 finishes Monday.

Flintridge Sacred Heart's Vose dazzles in CIF swimming swan song

Flintridge Sacred Heart's Vose dazzles in CIF swimming swan song

RIVERSIDE — After a substandard prelims on Thursday, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy swimming Coach Steve Bergen thought perhaps a third-straight CIF Southern Section Division I top-10 finish might be out of the question.

Glendale's Julian, La Cañada's Bell swim to CIF championships

Glendale's Julian, La Cañada's Bell swim to CIF championships

RIVERSIDE — Eight meet records fell at the CIF Southern Section Division II swimming finals Saturday at Riverside Aquatics Center, making it one of the faster meets the division has ever seen.

Flintridge Prep upsets No. 2 Bellflower en route to CIF semifinals

BELLFLOWER — Right after Will Penn put the finishing touch on the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team’s victory with a kill, his teammates swarmed him inside the Bellflower High gymnasium for a celebration.

Sports Roundup: Flintridge Sacred Heart track strides forward at CIF prelims

Several local schools participated Saturday in the CIF Southern Section Division prelims at various locations across Southern California. The following is a roundup of those who advanced to the CIF finals next Saturday.

La Cañada softball officially outright Rio Hondo League champion

La Cañada softball officially outright Rio Hondo League champion

After clinching a share of the Rio Hondo League championship on Tuesday, the La Cañada High softball team had its league finale canceled.

Flintridge Prep baseball beats league champ to secure second place

PASADENA — In its first two tries this season, the Flintridge Prep baseball team had no answer for nemesis Pasadena Poly, losing in both contests.

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball outlasts Rio Mesa in five-game classic

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball outlasts Rio Mesa in five-game classic

LA CAÑADA — From the outset of Thursday’s CIF Southern Section Division IV second-round match between Flintridge Prep and Rio Mesa, there was a sense in the Rebels gym that the contest was going to be a five-game thriller.

La Cañada boys' volleyball bested by Aliso Niguel in second-round playoff match

It’s been a constant learning experience throughout the season for the La Cañada High boys’ volleyball team.

La Cañada softball trounces Temple City to win league

La Cañada softball trounces Temple City to win league

TEMPLE CITY — La Cañada High softball was atop the Rio Hondo League standings going into its second-to-last regular season game against host Temple City, which, along with Monrovia, was tied for second one game back, nipping at the...

Young Flintridge Prep swimming team finds consolation at CIF

RIVERSIDE — A strong swim from its boys’ 400-yard freestyle relay team in the final event of the CIF Southern Section Division III swimming finals on Thursday allowed the Rebels to leave Riverside City College on a slightly more upbeat...

Quartet of La Cañada schools head to swimming finals

Quartet of La Cañada schools head to swimming finals

Over the next three days, the city of La Cañada Flintridge will have a participant from all four of its schools in competition at the CIF Southern Section Swimming and Diving Championships at Riverside City College.

La Cañada boys' tennis no match for Northwood

LA CAÑADA — Despite facing a third-place squad, the La Cañada High boys’ tennis team was given no favors in its opening-round match of the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs.

St. Francis tennis topped by second-seeded Beverly Hills

For the second consecutive season, the St. Francis High tennis team qualified for the postseason. Unfortunately for the Golden Knights, they haven’t quite figured out how to clear the hurdle of advancing past the first round. Then again, they&...

La Cañada volleyball recovers to win CIF first-rounder

LA CAÑADA — Connor Walbrecht knew it couldn’t get much worse for the La Cañada High boys’ volleyball team than it did in the first game of Tuesday night’s CIF Southern Section Division II playoff opener.

Flintridge Prep volleyball sweeps into second round

Flintridge Prep volleyball sweeps into second round

LA CAÑADA — Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball has a young and relatively inexperienced squad going into the opening round of the CIF Southern Section Division IV playoffs, but it also has heavy hitter Dante Fregoso.

La Cañada, St. Francis tennis on to Division I dance

La Cañada, St. Francis tennis on to Division I dance

Over the course of the 10-week regular season, the La Cañada High and St. Francis boys' tennis teams competed in their their share of tough matches that have them battled-tested for the playoffs.

La Cañada's Morikawa shoots for second at CIF individual

Everything seemed to click for Collin Morikawa shortly after beginning his round at the CIF Southern Section Northern Individual Tournament on Monday.

After undefeated league run, Flintridge Prep ready to step up in CIF playoffs

After undefeated league run, Flintridge Prep ready to step up in CIF playoffs

After battling through the regular season and winning the Prep League championship, the members of the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team expect the competition to be much tougher in the CIF Southern Section playoffs.

La Cañada swimming's Bell, Wong claim Rio Hondo League titles

PASADENA — The 2015 Rio Hondo League swimming finals provided a final chance for two accomplished Spartans swimmers to add to their league accolades and gear up for a return to the waters of the upcoming CIF Southern Section Division II finals.

Flintridge Sacred Heart track and field rises at Sunshine League final

After locking up the Sunshine League dual-meet championship, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy track and field team had additional business to settle.

Morikawa makes it four straight Rio Hondo League individual titles

Morikawa makes it four straight Rio Hondo League individual titles

LA VERNE — Relatively strong winds from the nearby foothills couldn’t derail La Cañada High boys’ golfer Collin Morikawa in his quest to win a fourth Rio Hondo League individual championship in a row.

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Photo Gallery: La Cañada High School softball vs. Ocean View High School

Photo Gallery: La Cañada High School softball vs. Ocean View High School

La Cañada fell, 4-3, to visiting Ocean View on Thursday, May 21, 2015 despite a late rally in the game by the Spartans. 

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