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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.

La Cañada High football program looks for spring intensity

La Cañada High football program looks for spring intensity

LA CAÑADA — As beads of perspiration turned into streams of sweat on the field of La Cañada High, two truths became obvious for members of the Spartans football team during spring practice.

Flintridge Prep's Weiss brothers double their pleasure at Masters

Flintridge Prep's Weiss brothers double their pleasure at Masters

NORWALK — On an afternoon in which local track and field athletes were considerable long shots to extend their seasons past Friday’s CIF Southern Section Masters Meet, two such competitors skied to new heights at Cerritos College.

Melnyk, Weiss brothers prepare for Masters statement

Melnyk, Weiss brothers prepare for Masters statement

Flintridge Prep junior pole vaulters Barrett and Gareth Weiss and Crescenta Valley High junior middle distance runner Megan Melnyk represent a local trio with high hopes of advancing to next week's CIF State Track and Field Preliminaries and...

Glendale doubles team, Flintridge Prep singles player march to CIF

Glendale doubles team, Flintridge Prep singles player march to CIF

In virtually no time, Michael Akopians and Arin Meserkhani became a smash hit on the court.

College Update: Horner, Hurricane turn in terrific season

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

Prep, Rio Hondo leagues remain unchanged after latest appeal

Prep, Rio Hondo leagues remain unchanged after latest appeal

LOS ALAMITOS — For the time being, there is no change for the Prep and Rio Hondo leagues in regards to football.

La Cañada High boys' golf concludes historic season

On one hand, there was a sense of disappointment felt by the La Cañada High boys’ golf team in the immediate aftermath of the CIF Individual Championship and Southern California Golf Association Qualifying Tournament held Tuesday...

Flintridge Prep baseball surrenders six straight runs, falls at Malibu

Flintridge Prep baseball surrenders six straight runs, falls at Malibu

MALIBU — Up by five runs through three and a half innings of its CIF Southern Section Division VI second-round playoff contest, the Flintridge Prep baseball team’s inclusion into the quarterfinals seemed a mere formality.

La Cañada softball team's playoff journey ends in desert

After watching his team jump out to a large first-inning lead, La Cañada High softball Coach KC Mathews wasn’t particularly comfortable Saturday.

Flintridge Prep track and field leads way at divisional championships

Flintridge Prep track and field leads way at divisional championships

NORWALK – Two of the more difficult accomplishments at Saturday’s CIF Southern Section Divisional Track and Field Championships at Cerritos College are to win a title and advance to the following week’s elite Masters Meet back in...

Flintridge Prep baseball remains relaxed heading into second round

Flintridge Prep baseball remains relaxed heading into second round

A relaxed and somewhat casual practice held by the Flintridge Prep baseball team Friday afternoon at the Glendale Sports Complex seemed to showcase a confident squad.

Local foursome ready, set for CIF finals

Local foursome ready, set for CIF finals

When the CIF Southern Section Track and Field Divisional Championships get underway Saturday at Cerritos College, the area will be more than well-represented.

La Cañada High softball knocks off No. 1 seed Loara

LA CAÑADA —Not too many of the members of the La Cañada High softball team realized the Herculean task they were up against leading into their CIF Southern Section Division IV second-round contest Thursday.

Frank Pace, Kathy Desmond return to Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer sidelines

Frank Pace, Kathy Desmond return to Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer sidelines

Cesar Hidalgo stepped down as Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer coach last Friday and in his place stepped in Kathy Desmond and Frank Pace, who teamed up to previously coach the Tologs to the area’s only CIF Southern Section Division I...

Flintridge Prep baseball is sharp in 4-0 first-round win over New Community Jewish

Flintridge Prep baseball is sharp in 4-0 first-round win over New Community Jewish

GLENDALE — Behind a two-hit effort from starting pitcher Daniel Enzminger, a much-needed save from closer Brendan McKiernan and just enough timely hitting, the Flintridge Prep baseball team is advancing to the second round of the CIF Southern...

Releaguing hits La Cañada-area schools

Releaguing hits La Cañada-area schools

A change to the postseason formatting was made by the CIF Southern Section office, which released its 2014-2106 playoff groupings Tuesday. Each of the four local schools were affected in either the make-up of their league or respective division....

Big bats key big playoff win for La Cañada High softball over Hawthorne

Big bats key big playoff win for La Cañada High softball over Hawthorne

LA CAÑADA —Steady play in all three facets from the La Cañada High School softball team resulted in its first-ever victory in Division IV play in the CIF Southern Section playoffs Tuesday afternoon against visiting Hawthorne.

La Cañada High boys' golf finally makes team history

La Cañada High boys' golf finally makes team history

After nearly a decade of fielding talented teams and coming up short in its quest to get beyond the first round of the playoffs, the La Cañada High boys’ golf program can now rest easy.

Flintridge Sacred Heart swimming defends relay title, takes 6th overall

RIVERSIDE – Crowning an overall team champion was the principle item on the agenda at the CIF Southern Section Division 1 Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday night at Riverside Community College.

CIF prelims roundup: St. Francis sends trio to CIF finals

Four 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.

Depleted La Cañada High boys' tennis team no match for Palm Desert in CIF loss

LA CAÑADA — It was a playoff scenario the La Cañada High boys’ tennis team had found itself facing before.

La Cañada High boys' volleyball stopped in second round by Crossroads

LA CAÑADA — Though the members of the La Cañada High boys’ volleyball team saw their playoff run cut short, they already had turned their attention to next season.

Flores, 200 freestyles relay team win CIF titles for Flintridge Prep swimming

RIVERSIDE — Throwing a disappointing start to the day to the wayside, Marco Flores and the Flintridge Prep boys’ swimming team ended Thursday night with the CIF success they were striving to accomplish.

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball comes up one rally too short versus Damien

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball comes up one rally too short versus Damien

LA CAÑADA — Forced to rally for most of the evening, the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team was hoping to push its CIF Southern Section Division IV second-round playoff match versus visiting Damien to a deciding fifth game.

La Cañada High boys' tennis rolls to win at Troy

FULLERTON — It’s on to the second round for the La Cañada High boys’ tennis team.

St. Francis tennis succumbs to Westlake in first round

WESTLAKE VILLAGE — After missing the playoffs last season, St. Francis High boys’ tennis Coach Ron Zambrano welcomed any sign of progress.

La Cañada High boys' volleyball sweeps to first-round victory

Having gained some valuable playoff experience last season, the La Cañada High boys’ volleyball team has its sights set on making another deep postseason run this year.

Flintridge Prep baseball team's league title bid foiled by rival Pasadena Poly

PASADENA — Having loaded the bases twice with no outs, it appeared one or two hits from the Flintridge Prep baseball team would move it a step closer in its quest to share the Prep League championship for the second season in a row.

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball rolls through first round

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball rolls through first round

LA CAÑADA — In a contest that had the feel of a summer practice, the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team earned advancement to the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division IV playoffs after a 25-12, 25-16, 25-8 victory...

Long ball not enough to propel La Cañada High softball past Monrovia

MONROVIA — There was no argument that the two longest hits of the day belonged to the La Cañada High softball team Tuesday.

La Cañada High, St. Francis to face league champs in first round of CIF playoffs

La Cañada High, St. Francis to face league champs in first round of CIF playoffs

The La Cañada High and St. Francis boys' tennis teams both enjoyed success during the regular season, dropping only a handful of matches between them.

Flintridge Prep, Crescenta Valley High and La Cañada boys' volleyball teams punch postseason tickets

Flintridge Prep, Crescenta Valley High and La Cañada boys' volleyball teams punch postseason tickets

Having posted winning records and finishing no worse than third in their respective leagues, the Flintridge Prep, Crescenta Valley High and La Cañada boys’ volleyball teams can now shift their attention to the playoffs.

St. Francis High's Mozilo takes third in Mission League final

Despite some early struggles with striking the ball to his liking, Michael Mozilo found relief with his wedge.

St. Francis High track and field's Knowles rules Mission twice

St. Francis High track and field's Knowles rules Mission twice

LOS ANGELES — Eric Knowles understands the recent past with his family. Now, it’s his turn to uphold the family tradition of excellence in track and field.

La Cañada High's Lucas Chmielewski takes third at Rio Hondo League Tournament

TEMPLE CITY — Chances are, the freshman season for La Cañada High singles player Lucas Chmielewski came to a close on Thursday afternoon.

La Cañada High's Morikawa stands alone at Rio Hondo League boys' golf championships

LA VERNE — For a third year in a row, it was Collin Morikawa and everyone else at the Rio Hondo League boys’ golf individual championships at par-71 Marshall Canyon Golf Course on Thursday afternoon.

La Cañada boys' tennis advances two to league semifinals

La Cañada boys' tennis advances two to league semifinals

TEMPLE CITY — Lucas Chmielewski arrived at Live Oak Park on Wednesday prepared to learn and compete.

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball recovers versus Poly to take crown

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball recovers versus Poly to take crown

LA CAÑADA — A near blunder morphed into a banner effort for the Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball team Tuesday afternoon.

St. Francis High volleyball highlights strong local presence at Crescenta Valley Volleyball Tournament

LA CRESCENTA – While the 16-team Crescenta Valley High boys’ volleyball tournament featured only three local varsity squads in St. Francis, Crescenta Valley and La Cañada, the area wasn’t without its strong efforts, led by...

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball's title celebration put on hold by Chadwick

PALOS VERDES PENINSULA — With an opportunity to clinch a league championship and simultaneously knock out a title aspirant, the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team instead was treated to a rude awakening Friday afternoon.

La Cañada High swimming picks up momentum

LA CAÑADA — A final regular season tune-up perhaps delivered the La Cañada High swimming program something it craved.

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