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La Cañada High soccer's Megan Decker led Spartans' success with a smile

La Cañada High soccer's Megan Decker led Spartans' success with a smile

Every high school team has high hopes before the season — some realistic, some maybe not so much.

College update: Former Spartans standouts doing well on diamond

College update: Former Spartans standouts doing well on diamond

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

St. Francis High golf caps spectacular week on course

PASADENA — With its spring break about to begin, the St. Francis High golf team will enter its well-earned vacation having generated plenty of momentum.

All-Area Girls' Soccer First Team

All-Area Girls' Soccer First Team

Casey Basso, Senior, Midfielder/Forward, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

All-Area Girls' Soccer Second Team

All-Area Girls' Soccer Second Team

Brianna Albarian, Senior, Midfielder, La Cañada

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball takes key match versus Chadwick

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball takes key match versus Chadwick

LA CAÑADA — Thanks to a friendly homecourt advantage, a key absence and the power of hitters Trip Westmoreland and Dante Fregoso, the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team took a big step toward defending its Prep League...

La Cañada High boys' volleyball swept aside by Temple City

LA CAÑADA — Just past the midway point of the season and the La Cañada High boys’ volleyball teams remains a work in progress.

Flintridge Prep boys' tennis falls in league opener to rival Poly

GLENDALE — Cartier Juan believes the Flintridge Prep boys’ tennis team is heading in the right direction.

Elissa Arnold, Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo maintain tradition of greatness

Elissa Arnold, Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo maintain tradition of greatness

To look at the body of work compiled by the Crescenta Valley High girls’ water polo team this past season is to grab a snapshot of another successful campaign for the area’s top program.

Trio of local schools perform well at Arcadia Invitational

ARCADIA — While top efforts were at a premium at the 47th annual Arcadia Invitational Track and Field Meet, that didn’t stop a handful of athletes from Crescenta Valley, Flintridge Prep and St. Francis high schools from thriving...

La Cañada High baseball can't solve Glazier, San Marino

LA CAÑADA —With San Marino High pitching ace Jeff Bain not in the lineup, the prospects, if not odds, certainly seemed in favor of the La Cañada baseball team at the onset of its Rio Hondo League home game Friday afternoon.

Flintridge Prep leads the way at Arcadia Invitational

ARCADIA — Reactions and accomplishments certainly differed for the several area athletes who competed on the first day of the 47th annual Arcadia Invitational Track and Field Meet at Arcadia High on Friday evening.

All-Area Girls' Water Polo First Team

All-Area Girls' Water Polo First Team

Ani Aghakhanian, junior, utility, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Girls' Water Polo Second Team

All-Area Girls' Water Polo Second Team

Devin Aubert, senior, hole/set, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

La Cañada High's Chen pushed her team to new heights

La Cañada High's Chen pushed her team to new heights

Regardless of whether the La Cañada High girls’ basketball team played at home or on the road this past season, the Spartans’ jerseys had a certain uniformity of cardinal, gold and white.

All-Area Girls' Basketball First Team

All-Area Girls' Basketball First Team

Katia Dabbaghian, Junior, Guard, Providence

All-Area Girls' Basketball Second Team

All-Area Girls' Basketball Second Team

Keilee Bessho, Junior, Guard, La Cañada

Flintridge Prep baseball dealt heartbreaking loss to Poly

Flintridge Prep baseball dealt heartbreaking loss to Poly

PASADENA — For 6 2/3 innings, the script seemed oh so perfect for the Flintridge Prep baseball team.

La Cañada boys' golf shoots down St. Francis

La Cañada boys' golf shoots down St. Francis

PASADENA — Shortly after the La Cañada High and St. Francis boys’ golf teams arrived at Brookside Golf Course No. 2 to compete in a nonleague match Monday, it didn’t take long to spot a potential inconvenience on the greens.

La Cañada High softball gets clutch victory over Monrovia

MONROVIA — Olivia Lam understands the pressure of handling two-out at-bats with runners in scoring position. It’s something she’s been successful at during her career.

La Cañada High baseball holds on at Monrovia

MONROVIA — While neither the La Cañada High or Monrovia baseball teams could claim they hit exceptionally well in clutch situations in Wednesday afternoon’s Rio Hondo League meeting, the Spartans walked away with two distinct...

Flintridge Prep baseball struggles with errors in loss to Poly

GLENDALE — More than a week removed from its last game, the Flintridge Prep baseball team didn’t appear rested, but rusty versus Prep League rival Pasadena Poly on Tuesday afternoon.

Burbank High softball sweeps La Cañada behind strong effort from Brooks

La Cañada High softball can't contain Burbank's Brooks in double-header sweep

LA CAÑADA — The La Cañada and Burbank High softball teams faced off in a nonleague double-header among area powers before returning to play in the Rio Hondo and Pacific leagues respectively, in which each squad has started with...

Flintridge Prep's Weiss vaults to new heights

Flintridge Prep's Weiss vaults to new heights

LA CAÑADA — A laid back afternoon produced three unexpected results for the Flintridge Prep track and field program at the team’s Prep League cluster meet Thursday afternoon at La Cañada High.

La Cañada baseball wins Gladstone Tournament

With the tying run on second base and two outs away from disaster or triumph, La Canada High baseball reliever Michael Selsor came on and delivered the latter.

All-Area Boys' Soccer Player of the Year: Burroughs High's Gerlach finds his niche on pitch

All-Area Boys' Soccer Player of the Year: Burroughs High's Gerlach finds his niche on pitch

It was something that Brandon Gerlach had done hundreds, maybe even thousands of times since he took up soccer as a boy.

All-Area Boys' Soccer First Team

All-Area Boys' Soccer First Team

Jake Anderson, Soph., Midfielder, St. Francis

All-Area Boys' Soccer Second Team

All-Area Boys' Soccer Second Team

Andres Aguilar, Junior, Midfielder, Burroughs

Hill steps down as La Cañada High girls' basketball coach after 14 years

Hill steps down as La Cañada High girls' basketball coach after 14 years

A 14-year coaching career that included more than 200 victories and eight league titles concluded Friday afternoon when La Cañada High girls’ basketball coach Tamar Hill announced to her team that she is stepping away from a program...

St. Francis High golf gets back on track, tops Alemany

PASADENA — Just past the halfway point of his nine-hole round, Michael Finney got things organized.

Glendale High baseball takes one from Flintridge Prep

Glendale High baseball takes one from Flintridge Prep

GLENDALE — Daniel Choi made sure the Glendale High baseball team left with at least one victory Saturday afternoon.

All-Area Boys' Basketball Player of the Year: Grand season draws St. Francis' Leufroy deserved recognition

All-Area Boys' Basketball Player of the Year: Grand season draws St. Francis' Leufroy deserved recognition

Relatively unknown, Kyle Leufroy showed up on the doorstep of the St. Francis High gymnasium seeking an opportunity.

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Photo Gallery: Olympian Kate Hansen throws out first pitch of Dodger game

Photo Gallery: Olympian Kate Hansen throws out first pitch of Dodger game

La Cañada resident and Olympian Kate Hansen threw the first pitch of the Dodger game on Monday, April 21, 2014.

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