High School Sports

La Cañada High, Hoover wrestling qualify 14 at Rio Hondo League finals

La Cañada High, Hoover wrestling qualify 14 at Rio Hondo League finals

MONROVIA — On a day of championships and qualifying, the La Cañada High and Hoover wrestling programs did just that at the Rio Hondo League individual finals at Monrovia High on Saturday afternoon.

Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball halts Burroughs

LA CRESCENTA — Berj Krikorian wanted a fresh start while playing guard for the Crescenta Valley High boys’ basketball team against Burroughs on Friday night.

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball shows it's No. 1 in Prep League

LA CAÑADA — It was the sort of statement game the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team didn’t just want to send, but felt compelled to send.

La Cañada High girls' water polo rallies past Monrovia

MONROVIA — Looking to avoid being swept in a pair of head-to-head matchups, the La Cañada High girls’ water polo team turned to Heather Connolly for a spark.

La Cañada High boys' basketball rolls past Temple City and into first place

LA CAÑADA - Backed by what might have been their best first half of the season, the members of the La Cañada High boys’ basketball team find themselves with a share of the lead in the Rio Hondo League at the halfway point.

Flintridge Prep gets defensive in win against No. 2 Pasadena Poly

Flintridge Prep gets defensive in win against No. 2 Pasadena Poly

PASADENA — Late in the second half of its Prep League boys’ soccer match Wednesday, the Flintridge Prep defense had kept the potent Pasadena Poly offense in check.

La Cañada High girls' soccer gets last-minute goal to best Temple City

TEMPLE CITY — With time running down in the game, Chloe Kouyoumdian found herself unmarked about three yards from the goal line.

College Update: Powdrill, Cal Lutheran prevail in OT thriller

College Update: Powdrill, Cal Lutheran prevail in OT thriller

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

Flintridge Prep girls' soccer gets different effort, same result against Poly

Flintridge Prep girls' soccer gets different effort, same result against Poly

PASADENA — The first time Flintridge Prep played Pasadena Poly this season in girls’ soccer, the host Rebels lost and left Prep Coach Esteban Chavez unhappy with the effort of his squad.

Harrison exits, Beattie returns in Flintridge Prep football coaching change

Harrison exits, Beattie returns in Flintridge Prep football coaching change

It was in the fall of 2000 when Flintridge Prep two-way football player Antonio Harrison took his last snap for a program in which he starred as a quarterback and a safety under then head coach Glen Beattie.

Tran, Flintridge Sacred Heart basketball corral Simi Valley

LA CAÑADA — Locked in a close game entering the fourth quarter, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy basketball team turned to Jenna Tran to widen the Tologs’ lead.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer worn down by Harvard-Westlake

LA CAÑADA — With a spot atop the standings at stake Saturday afternoon, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer team surrendered the first three goals of its Mission League showdown to visiting Harvard-Westlake, which received a score...

Ismail's triple-double sparks Flintridge Prep girls' basketball against Mayfield

PASADENA — Backed by a triple-double from one of its stalwart players, the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team’s winning streak reached double digits.

Flintridge Sacred Heart water polo rallies back only to fall to Alemany in OT

Flintridge Sacred Heart water polo rallies back only to fall to Alemany in OT

LA CAÑADA — Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy’s water polo team was able to battle back twice Thursday in its Mission League match against Alemany.

Flintridge Prep girls' soccer remains in search of first league win

LA CAÑADA — Two matches into Prep League play and the members of the Flintridge Prep girls’ soccer team find themselves having to play catch-up in their quest to stay in playoff contention.

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball rolls past archrival Pasadena Poly

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball rolls past archrival Pasadena Poly

PASADENA — Last season, Flintridge Prep and Pasadena Poly shared the title of Prep League girls’ basketball champion and, so far this season, both schools were undefeated in defense of that crown.

Flintridge Prep boys' basketball shot down by rival Pasadena Poly

PASADENA — A crucial early Prep League tilt for the Flintridge Prep boys’ basketball team played out as such in a playoff environment Saturday evening at Pasadena Poly.

Aquatics returns to St. Francis High

Water polo and swimming will return to St. Francis High starting next fall, the school announced Friday morning. Both shuttered programs will be reinstated beginning in the fall of the 2015-16 school year, with varsity play set to take place two...

La Cañada High girls' basketball is no match for South Pasadena

La Cañada High girls' basketball is no match for South Pasadena

SOUTH PASADENA — Whether it was scoring depth or turnovers, the South Pasadena High girls’ basketball team owned virtually every phase of Friday afternoon’s Rio Hondo League showdown with rival La Cañada.

La Cañada High boys' soccer falters late to South Pasadena

SOUTH PASADENA — Attempting to open the Rio Hondo League season with consecutive victories, the La Cañada High boys’ soccer team came up short in more ways than one.

Flintridge Sacred Heart soccer notches big win over Chaminade

LA CAÑADA — One minute of opportune offense followed by 79 minutes of strong play, particularly on the defensive end, added up to a pivotal victory for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer team.

La Cañada High wrestling rallies late, but falls to San Marino

La Cañada High wrestling rallies late, but falls to San Marino

SAN MARINO — Despite a late rally from the visiting La Cañada High wrestling team, it seems all but assured that a third straight Rio Hondo League championship will again rest at San Marino High.

La Cañada High girls' water polo rallies past South Pasadena

LA CAÑADA — In a back-and-forth contest between two league rivals entering the waning moments of regulation time, it figured Miranda Mora would be called upon to make a big contribution.

Fradet carries Flintridge Sacred Heart basketball past rival Louisville

LA CAÑADA — A season ago, Kelly Fradet wasn’t comfortable when she had possession of the basketball. Now, that’s no longer the case for the junior guard on the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy basketball team.

La Cañada girls' soccer loses league opener to San Marino

SAN MARINO — A second consecutive unbeaten record in the Rio Hondo League won’t be in the cards for the La Cañada High girls’ soccer team.

All-Area Girls' Volleyball Second Team

All-Area Girls' Volleyball Second Team

Rose Cowart, senior, outside hitter, Burbank

All-Area Girls' Volleyball First Team

All-Area Girls' Volleyball First Team

Emily Develle, senior, libero, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

Coffey served up more than just assists for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball

Coffey served up more than just assists for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball

Those in attendance at any Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball match this past season are probably familiar with one of announcer Kenny Lund’s more popular phrases.

Crescenta Valley High's Gadsby, Hakobyan garner CIF's highest honors

Crescenta Valley High's Gadsby, Hakobyan garner CIF's highest honors

2014 went down as one of the greatest football seasons in local history.

Flintridge Prep boys' soccer kicks off new year with 5-0 win

GLENDALE — It was the sort of contest the Flintridge Prep boys’ soccer team needed.

Flintridge Prep soccer takes lumps in 3-0 loss to Poly

Flintridge Prep soccer takes lumps in 3-0 loss to Poly

LA CAÑADA — While the final score may have been somewhat disappointing, perhaps the effort and style of play from the Flintridge Prep girls’ soccer team was more disheartening to Rebels Coach Esteban Chavez.

Flintridge Prep girls' soccer edges out La Cañada

Flintridge Prep girls' soccer edges out La Cañada

LA CAÑADA — When there’s a direct kick to be taken for the Flintridge Prep girls’ soccer team, there’s no question who will be assigned the task.

La Cañada High wrestling has too much depth for Hoover

La Cañada High wrestling has too much depth for Hoover

GLENDALE — In the most basic of terms, depth equated to a difference of 24 points between the La Cañada and Hoover high wrestling teams in Rio Hondo League action Thursday afternoon.

Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo proves dominant versus La Cañada

Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo proves dominant versus La Cañada

LA CANADA — Whether it was on offense or defense, the Crescenta Valley High girls’ water polo team was downright dominant versus La Cañada in nonleague play Wednesday afternoon.

College Update: La Cañada High's Shurie turns in All-American season

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

Flintridge Prep boys' basketball takes down San Marino at free-throw line

SAN MARINO — In a contest in which scoring was at a premium, clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch separated the Flintridge Prep and San Marino High boys’ basketball teams.

All-Area Boys' Water Polo Second Team

All-Area Boys' Water Polo Second Team

Trevor Goddard, Senior, Driver, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Boys' Water Polo First Team

All-Area Boys' Water Polo First Team

Artak Arzumanyan, Senior, Utility, Glendale

Piloyan's grit, determination carried Glendale High boys' water polo team

Piloyan's grit, determination carried Glendale High boys' water polo team

Throughout his decorated four-year run playing for the Glendale High boys’ water polo team, Manuk Piloyan experienced a plethora of highs and gained instant recognition.

Burbank High's Fernandez settles for spectacular season

Burbank High's Fernandez settles for spectacular season

After completing a cross-country season that included several peaks and only a couple of mild valleys, Burbank High junior Candela Fernandez knew she had one of two paths to take heading into the track and field season and beyond.

Van Scoter pushes Flintridge Prep boys' cross-country back onto podium

Van Scoter pushes Flintridge Prep boys' cross-country back onto podium

Half-slogan, half-challenge, there’s a common phrase uttered by the members of the Flintridge Prep boys’ cross-country team.

All-Area Boys' Cross-Country Team

All-Area Boys' Cross-Country Team

Andrew Barrondo, Burroughs, Junior

All-Area Girls' Cross-Country Team

All-Area Girls' Cross-Country Team

Kayla Grahn, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Senior

2014 Top 10 Sports Stories: La Cañada High's Kate Hansen introduces nation to luge, dance routine

2014 Top 10 Sports Stories: La Cañada High's Kate Hansen introduces nation to luge, dance routine

From Russia to Denver to Fresno and several local places in between, 2014 proved to be an interesting year for several La Cañada Flintridge individuals and high school teams.

La Cañada High girls' basketball turns to bench in loss to Thousand Oaks

LA CAÑADA — Even in a double-digit defeat, La Cañada High girls’ basketball first-year coach Jett del Mundo found positives on an otherwise negative evening.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer falls to familiar foe West Ranch

GLENDALE — Perhaps it’s fate that continues to conspire in matching up the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and West Ranch soccer teams under similar circumstances at the Los Tacos Holiday Festival Tournament at the Glendale Sports...

La Cañada girls' basketball surges past Flintridge Sacred Heart

La Cañada girls' basketball surges past Flintridge Sacred Heart

LA CAÑADA — Balanced offense was key for the La Cañada High girls’ basketball team, as it rebounded from a loss in the opening game of its La Cañada New Year’s Ball Tournament to defeat nearby Flintridge...

Pairing of La Cañada High's McKenzie sisters worked strikingly well

Pairing of La Cañada High's McKenzie sisters worked strikingly well

La Cañada High tennis players Ally McKenzie and sister Cassie were experiencing a rough patch during a doubles match in the Rio Hondo League championship in late October.

Burbank High's Vardanyan bounces back for triumphant tennis season

Burbank High's Vardanyan bounces back for triumphant tennis season

When Lilit Vardanyan first showed up for practice this past summer in preparation for her senior season, Burbank High girls’ tennis Coach Loi Phan didn’t see the same player who enjoyed success as a junior.

All-Area Girls' Golf Team

All-Area Girls' Golf Team

Keilee Bessho, Senior, La Cañada

La Cañada High boys' basketball's lack of experience costs team late versus Keppel

LA CAÑADA – Experience proved to be the difference and the downfall of the La Cañada High boys’ basketball team in Saturday’s third-place game of the La Cañada Tournament.

La Cañada High boys' basketball gets classic win over Ribet

La Canada High boys’ basketball got back to winning at its host tournament, defeating Ribet Academy, 64-43.

St. Francis High basketball sputters down stretch against Renaissance Academy

LA CAÑADA — A return trip to the championship game of the La Cañada Holiday Classic appeared inevitable for the St. Francis High basketball team Friday night.

Girls' Golfer of the Year: Burbank High's Maemura enjoys swinging success in senior season

Girls' Golfer of the Year: Burbank High's Maemura enjoys swinging success in senior season

Though Irene Maemura missed achieving her ultimate goal of competing in the state tournament for the first time in her career, she doesn’t harbor any regrets.

Ismail, Flintridge Prep girls' basketball turns back Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

Ismail, Flintridge Prep girls' basketball turns back Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

LA CAÑADA — There are several things that Tala Ismail does well on the court for the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer holds off gritty Flintridge Prep

LOS ANGELES — Depending on what juncture of the match was observed, the level of separation between the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and Flintridge Prep soccer teams appeared small to nonexistent.

Early goal is all La Cañada High soccer needs to defeat Glendale

Early goal is all La Cañada High soccer needs to defeat Glendale

LA CAÑADA — It didn’t take long for the Glendale High girls’ soccer team to have to play catch-up against La Cañada in its nonleague match Thursday.

Flintridge Prep boys' soccer sends Burbank on holiday break with loss

Flintridge Prep boys' soccer sends Burbank on holiday break with loss

BURBANK — The Burbank High boys’ soccer coach and players are going to have a long time to think about Wednesday’s 2-0 nonleague loss to Flintridge Prep.

Burbank High girls' soccer knocks off Flintridge Prep late for win No. 1

GLENDALE — All it took was 30 seconds and a little bit of hustle for Burbank High sophomore forward Kira Bochard to break a season-long drought for her Bulldogs girls’ soccer team.

St. Francis football's Carroll, Martin share Angelus League's top honor

St. Francis football's Carroll, Martin share Angelus League's top honor

Searching for the program’s first league title since 1997, the St. Francis High football team ran roughshod over the Angelus League.

Big third quarter lifts St. Francis High basketball past Glendale

Big third quarter lifts St. Francis High basketball past Glendale

LA CAÑADA — After a rough first half, the St. Francis High basketball team quickly changed course in the second half.

La Cañada High boys' basketball regroups to knock off Arcadia

LA CAÑADA — After seeing a 21-point second-half lead vanish, the members of the La Cañada High boys’ basketball team showed no signs of panic.

College Update: Mills, Johnson propel Trojans to playoffs

College Update: Mills, Johnson propel Trojans to playoffs

Kayla Mills (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 2013) USC soccer sophomore: Mills and fellow Flintridge Sacred Heart alumna Katie Johnson had an eventful season, which came to a close in penalty kicks during the first round of the NCAA...

Flintridge Sacred Heart's Coffey earns All-CIF first-team volleyball accolade

Flintridge Sacred Heart's Coffey earns All-CIF first-team volleyball accolade

In each of her four seasons playing for the talented Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team, Sophia Coffey showed she could handle numerous roles responsibly.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer stymies Crescenta Valley, 5-0

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer stymies Crescenta Valley, 5-0

LA CRESCENTA — Crescenta Valley High and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy’s soccer teams are both very much still building continuity on the field and establishing their identities.

Glendale High girls' water polo creates separation in win over Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

Glendale High girls' water polo creates separation in win over Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

BURBANK — Glendale High’s and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy’s girls’ water polo teams were pretty evenly match during the first quarter of Friday’s pool-play match in the Burbank Tournament.

St. Francis High soccer edges Thousand Oaks, 2-1

LA CAÑADA — After briefly slipping and sliding on the wet field, Alex Hall managed to gain traction at the right time.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer shuts down Glendale

GLENDALE — After opening the season with a scoreless tie, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer team got on track offensively in a hurry Thursday night

La Cañada High girls' water polo holds down Burroughs

La Cañada High girls' water polo holds down Burroughs

LA CAÑADA — With the way the La Cañada High girls’ water polo team dominated Burroughs in the early going of the teams’ nonleague match Thursday, it looked as if the Spartans would roll to a likely victory.

Youth movement pushes La Cañada High girls' soccer past Burbank

Youth movement pushes La Cañada High girls' soccer past Burbank

BURBANK — The La Cañada High girls’ soccer team that took the field Wednesday in a nonleague game against Burbank didn’t much resemble the squad that advanced to the CIF Southern Section championship last season.

St. Francis High soccer blanks Canyon

LA CANÑDA — After a handful of quality scoring chances didn’t result in any goals in the first half for the St. Francis High soccer team, it got a more favorable outcome in the second half.

La Cañada High athletics turns to Kristina Kalb

When asked to describe her daily schedule, La Cañada High’s Kristina Kalb, the head of the school’s Social Sciences department, laughed.

Flintridge Sacred Heart volleyball's Kayla Lund earns Mission League MVP

Flintridge Sacred Heart volleyball's Kayla Lund earns Mission League MVP

A reconfigured league and a move up into the highest division in Southern California proved a challenge for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team during the recently concluded 2014 season.

La Cañada High boys' soccer suffers late setback to Mountain View

LA CAÑADA — Thirty seconds away from accepting what would have been a frustrating tie, the La Cañada High boys’ soccer team instead found itself swallowing a more difficult pill.

Five La Cañada girls' volleyball players receive all-league recognition

Five La Cañada girls' volleyball players receive all-league recognition

For the last three seasons, there’s been plenty of continuity throughout the lineup of the La Cañada High girls’ volleyball team.

La Cañada's McKenzie sisters fall in CIF doubles semifinal

La Cañada's McKenzie sisters fall in CIF doubles semifinal

SEAL BEACH — The disappointment was so overwhelming that Ally and Cassie McKenzie had to get off the tennis court at the Seal Beach Tennis Center as fast as possible.

La Cañada High McKenzie sisters advance to CIF doubles semifinal

La Cañada High McKenzie sisters advance to CIF doubles semifinal

A pairing of practicality has led to continued success for La Cañada High tennis players Ally and Cassie McKenzie.

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