Two seasons have passed since Guillermo Gonzalez took over the helm of Flintridge Prep baseball and Alex Valadez grabbed the reins at La Cañada.
With plenty of pop in the lineup, the La Cañada High softball team lifted itself to a surprising CIF Southern Section Division IV quarterfinal run a season ago.
If there’s a common thread that runs through the city of La Cañada’s three track and field programs, perhaps it’s that each has a steady cross-country program to poach from.
Before the first serve of the season took place, the members of the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team had been bestowed with a top-10 ranking in the CIF Southern Section Division IV preseason poll.
The finish line for the 2015 season has been pushed back and there will be considerable reward for those who have enough for the extra mile.
A rebuilding effort is underway at La Cañada High, albeit one that should be smoother in the familiar waters of CIF Southern Section Division II.
LA CAÑADA — Following 80 minutes of regulation and an additional 20 minutes of overtime, the La Cañada High boys’ soccer team found itself entering a penalty kick session with something huge at stake — a trip to the...
LOS ANGELES — It was a nightmare third quarter that ended a dream season for the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team Saturday evening.
With a budding lineup, the La Cañada High boys’ golf team finally broke through a major barrier and advanced to the CIF Individual and Southern California Qualifying Tournament last season for the first time in the program’s...
ONTARIO — Experience helps, but it’s not always a prerequisite for success.
MORENO VALLEY — Thanks to two-second half goals and a strong defensive effort, the La Cañada High boys’ soccer team is not only alive in this year’s CIF Southern Section Division VI playoffs, but the Spartans are rolling.
If the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team is to reach its first CIF championship game since 2007, it must first get past an opponent that’s got some championship pedigree.
LA CAÑADA — Protecting a one-goal lead with about 22 minutes remaining in regulation time didn’t figure to be an easy assignment for the Flintridge Prep boys’ soccer team.
LA CAÑADA — With his team trailing by one goal in its CIF Southern Section Division VI second-round boys’ soccer match against Desert Mirage High, La Cañada Coach Alex Harrison was blunt with his team at halftime.
LA CAÑADA — St. Francis High’s performance in the CIF Southern Section Division IV-AA boys’ basketball quarterfinals Tuesday night against Mission League rival Crespi was a microcosm of its season.
There’s a fairly new approach being taken by the La Cañada High boys’ tennis team.
LA CAÑADA — Size and strength prevailed in La Cañada High’s boys’ basketball’s CIF Southern Section Division III-A quarterfinal game.
Without a legitimate top-flight wrestler as in past years, expectations for the La Cañada High wrestling team varied heading into the CIF Southern Section Coastal Division Championships.
Having advanced a step farther than it did last season in the playoffs, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy basketball team found itself up against a familiar opponent in the CIF Southern Section Division IV-AA playoffs.
LA CAÑADA — After La Cañada High’s girls’ basketball team saw visiting El Segundo take the lead in the closing seconds of its CIF Southern Section Division III-A second-round game, the Spartans needed to collect...
LA CAÑADA — It was a difference between fast and rushed play that separated the Flintridge Prep and Desert Christian High girls’ basketball teams in Saturday evening’s second round of the CIF Southern Section Division V-AA...
LAKE ELSINORE — While the chase for CIF Southern Section titles was blocked for the La Cañada High wrestling team on Friday, the road to the Masters Meet remains wide open for four Spartans at the CIF Southern Section Coastal Division...
Pardon the members of the St. Francis High basketball team if they don’t recall right now going winless in the Mission League. The Golden Knights have hit their stride during the first two rounds of the CIF Southern Section Division IV-AA...
One area that’s aided the La Cañada High boys’ basketball team throughout the season is the ability to have multiple players shoulder the offensive responsibilities.It played a role in the Spartans sharing the Rio Hondo League...
LYNWOOD — La Cañada High made its first step into the boys’ soccer postseason with a road trip to face host Firebaugh, a squad that had eliminated the Spartans’ neighbor Flintridge Prep in the opening round each of the last...
Entering the waning moments of the first half, it appeared the St. Francis High soccer team would be in good position to reach intermission in a scoreless deadlock with Corona on Friday.
LA CAÑADA — For the first time in three years, the Flintridge Prep boys’ soccer team is experiencing the joy of a playoff victory.
LOS ANGELES — This season, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer saw a return to the playoffs and a return to the sideline for co-coaches Frank Pace and Kathy Desmond.
LA CAÑADA — With nearly three minutes remaining in the third quarter, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy basketball team saw its lead dwindle to four points. The Tologs were briefly out of sync.
When Flintridge Prep’s girls’ soccer team had last taken on Cypress in the postseason, it was the Rebels who prevailed in dramatic fashion by a one goal margin.
LA CAÑADA — After a regular season that featured an undefeated run to a Prep League championship and just one loss overall, the members of the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team were eager to see how they would fare in the...
LA CAÑADA —The La Cañada High girls’ basketball team opened the postseason in the friendly confines of the Hotchkin Family Gymnasium, hosting Shadow Hills of Indio in a CIF Southern Section Division IIIA first-round game and...
After reaching the CIF Southern Section Division V finals last season, La Cañada High girls’ soccer team got bumped up a division this year.
It would figure that a week of rest in a physically demanding sport is just what the doctor ordered for the La Cañada High wrestling program.
Competing without their two top players, things became immensely more difficult for the members of the Flintridge Prep boys’ basketball when they took to the court for a CIF Southern Section Division V-AA first-round contest against fourth-...
LA CAÑADA—Well, that’s one way to begin the postseason.
For the first time in five years, the La Cañada High girls' water polo team was a part of the CIF Southern Section playoffs.
Not long after the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy water polo team concluded its historic season Wednesday, Tologs Coach Carlos Ponce proudly reflected on the strides made surrounding the program.
Flintridge Prep’s girls’ basketball team is riding a wave of momentum into the CIF Southern Section Division 5-AA playoffs, having won 15 straight games.
Fresh off winning a share of the Rio Hondo League championship, the La Canada High boys’ basketball team will return home Wednesday to host South El Monte in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 3-A playoffs.
Following a third-place finish in the Rio Hondo League, La Cañada girls’ water polo is back in the playoffs.
TEMPLE CITY — There was a moment in Thursday afternoon’s regular season finale where the La Cañada High girls’ basketball team had its character tested.
LA CAÑADA — Before it could get settled, the La Cañada High girls’ water polo team found itself having to climb out of a huge hole.
LA CAÑADA — After wrapping up the regular season Thursday on an impressive note by virtue of a huge second half, the members of the La Cañada High girls’ soccer team have turned their focus to the CIF Southern Section...
TEMPLE CITY — As the three-point shots rained down for the La Cañada High boys’ basketball team, the Spartans took on a different appearance.
STUDIO CITY — Having concluded the regular season Wednesday night on a sour note, the members of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer team have already begun looking ahead to the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs.
LA CAÑADA — Shortly after falling in a Mission League home contest Monday night, the members of the St. Francis High soccer team received some positive news — they will be competing in the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs...
LONG BEACH — For the La Cañada High wrestling team, Saturday afternoon’s first round of the CIF Southern Section Western Division Dual Meet Championships came down to one bout and, ultimately and unfortunately, one point.
Carl Boldt, a former All-American basketball player at Glendale Community College who went on to help the University of San Francisco win the NCAA championship in 1956, died Friday after a long period of declining health, according to his family,...
LA CAÑADA — History was not on the side of the La Cañada High boys’ soccer team in Friday afternoon’s heated Rio Hondo League match versus visiting Monrovia, in which nine yellow cards were called.
LA CAÑADA — Pride mixed with disappointment left a bitter feeling for the St. Francis High soccer team Friday afternoon.
LA CAÑADA — The Flintridge Prep boys’ basketball team fell behind by 23 points early in the third quarter in its Prep League game Thursday against visiting Chadwick.
LA CAÑADA — Protecting a one-goal lead in the waning moments can be a tough assignment for a goalkeeper.
Following a second-place run in the Rio Hondo League, there was small doubt that the La Cañada High wrestling team would earn an at-large berth into the CIF Southern Section Western Division Dual-Meet Wrestling Playoffs/Championships.
After falling behind early, the La Cañada High boys' basketball team quickly regrouped before taking over sole possession of first place in the Rio Hondo League on Wednesday night.
LA CAÑADA — For a while on Wednesday afternoon, the La Cañada High boys’ soccer team appeared to be on the verge of leapfrogging into first place in the Rio Hondo League.
LA CAÑADA — Having overcome a 10-point deficit in the closing minutes of regulation, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy basketball team appeared to be in control entering overtime during Tuesday’s Sunshine League home contest...
LA CAÑADA — A tie against the third-ranked team in CIF Southern Section Division VI poll left the members of the Flintridge Prep boys’ soccer team with positive vibes. At least for the most part.
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.
LA CRESCENTA — Berj Krikorian wanted a fresh start while playing guard for the Crescenta Valley High boys’ basketball team against Burroughs on Friday night.
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.
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 - 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.
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.
TEMPLE CITY — With time running down in the game, Chloe Kouyoumdian found herself unmarked about three yards from the goal line.
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.
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.
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.
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.
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...
PASADENA — Backed by a triple-double from one of its stalwart players, the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team’s winning streak reached double digits.
LA CAÑADA — Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy’s water polo team was able to battle back twice Thursday in its Mission League match against Alemany.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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 — 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.
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.
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.
GIRLS’ WATER POLO
Rose Cowart, senior, outside hitter, Burbank
Emily Develle, senior, libero, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
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.
2014 went down as one of the greatest football seasons in local history.
GLENDALE — It was the sort of contest the Flintridge Prep boys’ soccer team needed.