High School Sports

Burbank High golf's Irene Maemura medals in league match

Burbank High golf's Irene Maemura medals in league match

PASADENA — Irene Maemura of the Burbank High girls’ golf team and Crescenta Valley picked up breakthrough efforts during the third Pacific League match of the season Wednesday.

College update: Despite loss, Camille Coffey reaches career milestone

College update: Despite loss, Camille Coffey reaches career milestone

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

Minor league update: Another season in books for locals

The following are updates on local baseball players at the minor league level.

Weekly Previews: Top-ranked St. Francis ready for showdown with No. 1 Monrovia

Weekly Previews: Top-ranked St. Francis ready for showdown with No. 1 Monrovia

The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week.

La Cañada High girls' volleyball trips up top-ranked Mayfield

LA CAÑADA — Apparently the members of the La Cañada High girls’ volleyball team didn’t get the memo they were set to compete against a top-ranked squad Tuesday.

St. Francis High football impresses with 50-24 win over Moorpark

MOORPARK — Jeremiah Martin was largely an unknown commodity and a lingering question mark for the St. Francis High football team coming into the season.

La Cañada High football continues impressive start with shutout of Glendale

La Cañada High football continues impressive start with shutout of Glendale

LA CAÑADA —While the La Cañada High football team continues to be a work in progress under first-year coach Ramsey Lambert, the squad’s defense continues playing at a high level.

Flintridge Prep football can't keep up with Brethren Christian

HUNTINGTON BEACH — At the end of the game, the final numbers told the tale of the Flintridge Prep football team's offense having produced enough for a victory.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, St. Francis High cross-country show improvement in first Mission League meet

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, St. Francis High cross-country show improvement in first Mission League meet

VAN NUYS — Even though the postseason is two months away, the jockeying, evaluating and analyzing began in regards to Mission League cross-country Wednesday afternoon.

Girls' Cross-Country Preview: Flintridge Prep's numbers, confidence continue to swell

Girls' Cross-Country Preview: Flintridge Prep's numbers, confidence continue to swell

Defining success in cross-country can be a tricky business.

Boys' Cross-Country Preview: City cross-country trio has big aspirations

Boys' Cross-Country Preview: City cross-country trio has big aspirations

From banner seasons to incremental progress, the results last season varied greatly for the five local boys' cross-country teams.

Undefeated La Cañada football set to clash with Glendale

Undefeated La Cañada football set to clash with Glendale

The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball opens season with bit of revenge versus La Salle

LA CAÑADA — Over the last two years, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy girls’ volleyball coach Ernest Banaag vowed he would revive the once powerful program.

Burbank High's Maemura ties for second in second Pacific League match

BURBANK — There isn’t anything surprising to Burbank High girls’ golf Coach Branco Sevic when he watches Irene Maemura perform on the course.

La Cañada High girls' tennis gets doubled up by Arcadia

LA CAÑADA —Despite the combined singles efforts of Cassie and Ally McKenzie, the La Cañada High girls’ tennis team dropped its first match of the season in a San Gabriel Valley showdown Tuesday afternoon.

Flintridge Prep football can't keep up with Brentwood

LOS ANGELES — Winning its first game of the season and facing little resistance in doing so had the Flintridge Prep football team feeling good.

Hoover High football gets back to winning by topping Sotomayor

GLENDALE — Hoover High’s football team has prided itself over the years on being a running team that has relied on a steady stream of workhorses to carry the Tornadoes through a season.

St. Francis High football off and running versus Chino

St. Francis High football off and running versus Chino

LA CAÑADA — There were some major questions surrounding the St. Francis High football team as it prepared to open its season Friday against Chino.

La Cañada High football recovers after sloppy first half to pounce on Alhambra

La Cañada High football recovers after sloppy first half to pounce on Alhambra

LA CAÑADA —Within a matter of less than five minutes, a frustrating first half of football disappeared for the La Cañada High football team.

La Cañada High girls' tennis too much for Burbank in nonleague clash

La Cañada High girls' tennis too much for Burbank in nonleague clash

BURBANK — Even with two solid returning singles players, Burbank High girls’ tennis Coach Loi Phan didn’t want to play straight up against La Cañada.

La Cañada ready to meet familiar foe in Alhambra

La Cañada ready to meet familiar foe in Alhambra

The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week.

St. Francis High football has highest of expectations for 2014

St. Francis High football has highest of expectations for 2014

Seasons come and seasons go for St. Francis High football.

John Carroll grows up in Golden Knight family

John Carroll grows up in Golden Knight family

From ball boy to NCAA Division I recruit, John Carroll has very much grown up under the roof of St. Francis High football.

Quick start propels Crescenta Valley High girls' tennis to win over Flintridge Sacred Heart

GLENDALE — Much like Tuesday afternoon’s season opener, the Crescenta Valley High girls’ tennis team is hoping for a fast start to the new season.

Boys' Water Polo Preview: La Cañada High boys' water polo returns with high aspirations

Boys' Water Polo Preview: La Cañada High boys' water polo returns with high aspirations

LA CAÑADA — Even though the city of La Cañada Flintridge possesses only a pair of water polo programs, the La Cañada High and Flintridge Prep squads are two of the most successful teams within the area.

Burbank High's Maemura shares medalist honors in league opener

Burbank High's Maemura shares medalist honors in league opener

LA CAÑADA — Leading up to the first Pacific League match of the season Tuesday, Irene Maemura had some time to spare.

Girls' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart has championship aspirations

Girls' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart has championship aspirations

Following a renaissance season that concluded with an appearance in the semifinals, the members of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team have some unfinished business they’d like to tend to in the next several months.

La Cañada High football edges Verbum Dei in opener

La Cañada High football edges Verbum Dei in opener

LOS ANGELES — Every facet of La Cañada High’s football team proved to be a major catalyst in its season-opening victory Friday evening.

Flintridge Prep football blitzes Blair in season opener

Flintridge Prep football blitzes Blair in season opener

LOS ANGELES — Big things will be expected throughout the season by the Flintridge Prep football team as it relates to its passing attack.

Flintridge Prep, La Cañada gearing up for season openers

Flintridge Prep, La Cañada gearing up for season openers

The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week.

Flintridge Prep football looks to rally around experience

Flintridge Prep football looks to rally around experience

With a returning quarterback and coaching staff, a veteran offensive line and a defense not short on experience, it would stand to reason that the upcoming 2014 season would be one of stability and consistency for the Flintridge Prep football team.

Tsangeos takes to new role(s) for Flintridge Prep football

Tsangeos takes to new role(s) for Flintridge Prep football

With a roster that consists of 22 players, the Flintridge Prep football team was pleased to announce two new additions during practice recently as the Rebels tuned up for their season-opener Friday versus Blair.

Kevin McGowin embraces signal-calling role with La Cañada High football team

Kevin McGowin embraces signal-calling role with La Cañada High football team

Shortly after Kevin McGowin stepped on to the field to run offensive drills during a recent practice, music began to blare from a large black speaker and a portable clock ticked.

La Cañada High football looks to build staying power

La Cañada High football looks to build staying power

From a numbers perspective, the La Cañada High football team might be the smallest in school history.

Girls' Tennis Preview:  La Cañada High girls' tennis hopes talent will lead to title

Girls' Tennis Preview: La Cañada High girls' tennis hopes talent will lead to title

It has become an interesting dynamic for the La Cañada High girls’ tennis team in Rio Hondo League competition.

St. Francis names Terry Phillips as new baseball coach

Having been involved with coaching baseball for about a decade, Terry Phillips doesn’t view the diamond in all that different a light from the classroom.

Girls' Golf Preview: La Cañada High, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy golf teams looking to move up

With the season set to begin in two weeks, there’s reason for optimism surrounding the La Cañada High girls’ golf team.

Top 10 Female Athletes: Kirsten Vose's All-American standards were hard to match

Top 10 Female Athletes: Kirsten Vose's All-American standards were hard to match

Versatility was the name of the game in La Cañada during this past season with single-sport athletes showing their ability to master several positions and roles and multi-sport competitors shining in different fields.

All-Area Baseball Second Team

All-Area Baseball Second Team

Cameron Briggs, Junior, Infielder, Burbank

All-Area Baseball First Team

All-Area Baseball First Team

Kevin Baker, Senior, Outfielder, St. Francis

Brian Gadsby pitches Crescenta Valley High baseball to greatness

Brian Gadsby pitches Crescenta Valley High baseball to greatness

Crescenta Valley High baseball is not short on memorable seasons and memorable performances — particularly on the pitching mound.

All-Area Softball Second Team

All-Area Softball Second Team

OF — Kaitlin Brooks, Senior, Burbank

All-Area Softball First Team

All-Area Softball First Team

P — Mia Acosta, Senior, Bell-Jeff

Caitlyn Brooks was complete player for Burbank High softball

Caitlyn Brooks was complete player for Burbank High softball

Burbank High’s Caitlyn Brooks has made a name for herself as a successful pitcher since she broke onto the high school scene three years ago as a freshman.

La Cañada's Katy Campbell captures national title

La Cañada's Katy Campbell captures national title

With a modest goal of cutting time and setting a personal record, La Cañada High alumna Katy Campbell accomplished so much more at the USA Swimming Senior National Championships in Irvine.

Arroyo Seco Saints' World Series run concluded

It began with a blowout and it ended with one.

Arroyo Seco scores in bunches to win World Series opener

COMPTON — The Arroyo Seco Saints might only have two players on their roster with experience in a Palomino World Series tournament, but to coach Aaron Milam and his players, the 40-odd games they’ve played together this summer are...

Five new opponents added to St. Francis football 2014 schedule

Five new opponents added to St. Francis football 2014 schedule

Following an unpredictable offseason, the St. Francis High football team will embark upon a most unfamiliar 2014 schedule.

Arroyo Seco Saints survive to play another day

Following a long afternoon that ended with a 10-inning loss, the Arroyo Seco Saints had a long day in store on Sunday in the Palomino West Zone Tournament.

Arroyo Seco Saints baseball team falls in extra innings

COMPTON – Twice only a handful of outs away from closing out and advancing through the upper half of the Palomino West Zone baseball tournament, the Arroyo Seco Saints are instead on the brink of elimination.

Burbank High's Candela Fernandez enjoys season of growth

Burbank High's Candela Fernandez enjoys season of growth

As she crossed the finish line at Cerritos College and concluded a season of growth and records, Burbank High sophomore runner Candela Fernandez took special delight at something she didn’t do.

Arroyo Seco Palomino baseball team takes West Zone opener

COMPTON — The Arroyo Seco Saints looked to get off to a strong start in the Palomino West Zone Tournament in their quest for a third straight West Zone title. With this in mind, coach Aaron Milam sent Angel Lerma to the mound against the Police...

Flintridge Prep basketball camp offers broad appeal

Flintridge Prep basketball camp offers broad appeal

LA CAÑADA — While teaching, training and working with impressionable young basketball players was certainly at the heart of the annual Flintridge Prep summer basketball camp, hosted by the boys' basketball coaching staff, there were more...

Arroyo Seco Saints prepare for West Zone Tournament

Arroyo Seco Saints prepare for West Zone Tournament

Hoping to win a third consecutive West Zone Tournament championship, the Arroyo Seco Saints 18U baseball team begins defense of its title in the Palomino Tournament hosted at the Urban Youth Academy in Compton on Friday.

Flintridge Prep finalizes 2014 football schedule

Flintridge Prep finalizes 2014 football schedule

A schedule that was in flux through portions of the spring and into the summer has been finalized for the Flintridge Prep football team.

All-Area Boys' Tennis Doubles Team

All-Area Boys' Tennis Doubles Team

Jason Chang, Junior, and Aren Abrahamian, Senior, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Boys' Tennis Singles Team

All-Area Boys' Tennis Singles Team

Cartier Juan, Sophomore, Flintridge Prep

Award-winning season for Burroughs High's Sawyer Patterson

Award-winning season for Burroughs High's Sawyer Patterson

It was a symbolic gesture and the culmination of an eventful and sometimes grueling junior year for Burroughs High’s Sawyer Patterson.

Glendale High's terrific tennis tandem made a late charge

Glendale High's terrific tennis tandem made a late charge

Throughout most of the season, the Glendale High boys’ tennis team excelled in doubles competition.

All-Area Boys' Golf Team

All-Area Boys' Golf Team

Russell Caletena, Sophomore, Glendale

Morikawa drives La Cañada High golf to breakthrough season

Morikawa drives La Cañada High golf to breakthrough season

Fresh off playing 18 holes at Soule Park Golf Club in the heart of Ojai in northern Ventura County, the members of the La Cañada High boys’ golf team quickly turned from athletes to mathematicians.

La Cañada High School pool under construction

La Cañada High School pool under construction

When La Cañada Unified school officials sat down to prioritize maintenance projects to undertake during summer, resurfacing of the La Cañada High School pool made the list.

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Second Team

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Second Team

Danny Casillas, Senior, Libero, Burroughs: The Pacific League first-team selection set a school record with 257 digs for the Indians. Was part of a defensive unit that shined and propelled Burroughs to a 19-6 record, a league title...

All-Area Boys' Volleyball First Team

All-Area Boys' Volleyball First Team

Raymond Barsemian, Junior, Outside Hitter, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Player of the Year: Flintridge Prep's Dante Fregoso didn't allow letdown

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Player of the Year: Flintridge Prep's Dante Fregoso didn't allow letdown

About the only known commodity for the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team heading into the start of 2014 season was that there would be plenty of unknowns.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy basketball is held down by Burbank High

BURBANK – For the Burbank High girls’ basketball team, Wednesday’s game against Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy was a chance to see how it could manage without its top player.

Burroughs High basketball makes move in second half to defeat Flintridge Prep

PASADENA — It was a tiring day Tuesday for the Burroughs High boys’ basketball team.

Reserves lead St. Francis High basketball past Flintridge Prep

LA CAÑADA — For the first several weeks of the summer season, the St. Francis High basketball team has had to shuffle its lineup.

Kids, coaches enjoy St. Francis High football camp experience

Kids, coaches enjoy St. Francis High football camp experience

While the 35 or so kids who attended Thursday and Friday afternoon's third annual Golden Knight Youth Football Camp were guaranteed a chance to participate in various drills and run wild all over Friedman Field, they weren't the only ones having fun.

St. Francis High alumnus Bergman out indefinitely after injury

St. Francis High alumnus Bergman out indefinitely after injury

A promising start to a Major League Baseball career was momentarily derailed for Colorado Rockies pitcher Christian Bergman.

Minor league update: Kevin Swick notches first professional hit, run

Kevin Swick (La Cañada native) Arizona League White Sox third baseman: In his first game as a professional, Swick recorded his first hit and his first run scored.

Ramsey Lambert football era set to begin for La Cañada High

Ramsey Lambert football era set to begin for La Cañada High

A final Friday in August will represent the beginning of the Ramsey Lambert football era at La Cañada High according to the recently released 2014 season schedule.

Despite absences, La Cañada High girls' basketball outlasts Hoover

Despite absences, La Cañada High girls' basketball outlasts Hoover

LA CAÑADA —With both the La Cañada High and Hoover girls’ basketball teams missing quite a few players from Tuesday afternoon’s Flintridge Prep Summer League game, each squad used the absences as an opportunity to...

Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball handles La Cañada

GLENDALE — Throughout the last decade, the Crescenta Valley High and La Cañada boys’ basketball teams have been two of the marquee programs in the area.

Flintridge Prep, La Cañada High baseball garner All-CIF second-team picks

Flintridge Prep, La Cañada High baseball garner All-CIF second-team picks

All-CIF Southern Section first teams for baseball were released by the CIF Southern Section office on Monday.

La Cañada High's Leyva earns All-CIF again

La Cañada High's Leyva earns All-CIF again

A day of celebration for the La Cañada High softball team was also mixed with disbelief and disappointment.

Glendale Community College's Estrada, Brewers survive slugfest over Bergman's Rockies

A rare meeting between two locals was likely a relatively forgettable experience for both the Milwaukee Brewers’ Marco Estrada and Colorado Rockies’ Christian Bergman.

Crescenta Valley High softball's Cookson, Bellarmine-Jefferson's Acosta lead East All-Stars to dominating victory

LAKE BALBOA — Behind the offensive exploits of Crescenta Valley High’s Hannah Cookson and Bellarmine-Jefferson’s Sam Casarez and the pitching prowess of the Guards’ Mia Acosta and Burroughs’ Cheyenne Steward, softball...

Leyva, La Cañada High softball earn league acclaim

Leyva, La Cañada High softball earn league acclaim

One of the better seasons by an area softball team came with a few postseason perks for La Cañada High.

St. Francis High alumnus Christian Bergman settling in after Major League Baseball debut

St. Francis High alumnus Christian Bergman settling in after Major League Baseball debut

LOS ANGELES — Amid the hustle and hubbub, chaos and circumstance that has defined Christian Bergman’s introduction into Major League Baseball, the St. Francis High graduate seems to have found calm within the storm of opportunity.

La Cañada High boys' basketball takes step back versus Oak Park

La Cañada High boys' basketball takes step back versus Oak Park

PASADENA — Reminders of the 2013-14 season were all around for the La Cañada High boys’ basketball team at Tuesday afternoon’s pool play action of the Maranatha High Summer Block Party.

St. Francis High basketball outlasts Hoover in overtime

St. Francis High basketball outlasts Hoover in overtime

GLENDALE — Michael Ibarra had quite an eventful few seconds with his team locked into a tight game.

Six Flintridge Prep baseball players grab all-league accolades

Six Flintridge Prep baseball players grab all-league accolades

During the past two seasons, the Flintridge Prep baseball team has enjoyed a renaissance.

St. Francis, La Cañada High sports medicine squads produce formula for success

On a national high school level, perhaps there is no city that can claim the same level of success in the study of sports medicine than can La Cañada Flintridge.

Flintridge Prep football eases into summer

Flintridge Prep football eases into summer

LA CAÑADA — With a new offense to install, a new identity to mold and players still trickling in, Tuesday morning's second football practice of the summer at Flintridge Prep would have seemed a perfect time for Rebels Coach Antonio...

College Update: Rachel Fox helps make history for Chapman tennis

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

Bergman gets MLB chance and delivers

Bergman gets MLB chance and delivers

It certainly didn’t take long for St. Francis High alumnus Christian Bergman to achieve his ultimate career goal.

Burroughs High boys' volleyball leads push for victorious public school squad

Burroughs High boys' volleyball leads push for victorious public school squad

PASADENA — Behind a strong effort from the four-player contingent of Burroughs High, public schools reigned again at the third annual San Gabriel Valley Boys’ Volleyball All-Star Game hosted at Pasadena Poly on Saturday afternoon.

Public All-Star underclassmen sweep to victory at SGV volleyball match

Public All-Star underclassmen sweep to victory at SGV volleyball match

PASADENA — The third annual San Gabriel Valley Boys’ All-Star Volleyball Match, featuring players from public schools versus those from private institutions, was contested this year at Pasadena Polytechnic and got started with the...

Flintridge Prep's Weiss brothers conclude season at state prelims

A season of unforeseen heights and new records ended at nearly the highest level for the Flintridge Prep brother pole vaulting duo of Barrett and Gareth Weiss.

Roller coaster spring concludes for St. Francis High football

Roller coaster spring concludes for St. Francis High football

As every spring is very much associated with fresh starts and new beginnings, there has perhaps been no spring that better exemplified that notion than that which just passed for St. Francis High football.

Simenc makes splash at Flintridge Prep water polo clinic

Simenc makes splash at Flintridge Prep water polo clinic

LA CAÑADA — Whether it was his ability to dissect game footage, give one-on-one pool instruction or just relay a life lesson, three-time water polo Olympian Dudo Simenc certainly left an impression at Thursday’s Flintridge Prep...

Weiss brothers find rarefied air in Clovis

Weiss brothers find rarefied air in Clovis

What was apparent Friday evening became even more special three days later.

La Cañada High tabs del Mundo as new girls' basketball coach

Looking for an experienced coach with a proven track record, La Cañada High selected veteran Jett del Mundo II as its next girls’ basketball coach the school announced Wednesday afternoon.

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball team, Fregoso honored by league

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball team, Fregoso honored by league

An unexpected run to a share of a second straight Prep League boys' volleyball championship for Flintridge Prep was eventually followed by an anticipated and easy awards decision.

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