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.
LOS ANGELES — Every facet of La Cañada High’s football team proved to be a major catalyst in its season-opening victory Friday evening.
LOS ANGELES — Big things will be expected throughout the season by the Flintridge Prep football team as it relates to its passing attack.
The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week.
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.
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.
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.
From a numbers perspective, the La Cañada High football team might be the smallest in school history.
It has become an interesting dynamic for the La Cañada High girls’ tennis team in Rio Hondo League competition.
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.
With the season set to begin in two weeks, there’s reason for optimism surrounding the La Cañada High girls’ golf team.
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.
Cameron Briggs, Junior, Infielder, Burbank
Kevin Baker, Senior, Outfielder, St. Francis
Crescenta Valley High baseball is not short on memorable seasons and memorable performances — particularly on the pitching mound.
OF — Kaitlin Brooks, Senior, Burbank
P — Mia Acosta, Senior, Bell-Jeff
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.
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.
It began with a blowout and it ended with one.
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...
Following an unpredictable offseason, the St. Francis High football team will embark upon a most unfamiliar 2014 schedule.
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.
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.
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.
Fifteen feet, nine inches.
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...
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...
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.
A schedule that was in flux through portions of the spring and into the summer has been finalized for the Flintridge Prep football team.
Jason Chang, Junior, and Aren Abrahamian, Senior, Crescenta Valley
Cartier Juan, Sophomore, Flintridge Prep
It was a symbolic gesture and the culmination of an eventful and sometimes grueling junior year for Burroughs High’s Sawyer Patterson.
Throughout most of the season, the Glendale High boys’ tennis team excelled in doubles competition.
Russell Caletena, Sophomore, Glendale
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.
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.
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...
Raymond Barsemian, Junior, Outside Hitter, Crescenta Valley
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.
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.
PASADENA — It was a tiring day Tuesday for the Burroughs High boys’ basketball team.
LA CAÑADA — For the first several weeks of the summer season, the St. Francis High basketball team has had to shuffle its lineup.
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.
A promising start to a Major League Baseball career was momentarily derailed for Colorado Rockies pitcher Christian Bergman.
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.
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.
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...
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.
All-CIF Southern Section first teams for baseball were released by the CIF Southern Section office on Monday.
A day of celebration for the La Cañada High softball team was also mixed with disbelief and disappointment.
A rare meeting between two locals was likely a relatively forgettable experience for both the Milwaukee Brewers’ Marco Estrada and Colorado Rockies’ Christian Bergman.
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...
One of the better seasons by an area softball team came with a few postseason perks for La Cañada High.
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.
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.
GLENDALE — Michael Ibarra had quite an eventful few seconds with his team locked into a tight game.
During the past two seasons, the Flintridge Prep baseball team has enjoyed a renaissance.
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.
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...
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.
It certainly didn’t take long for St. Francis High alumnus Christian Bergman to achieve his ultimate career goal.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
What was apparent Friday evening became even more special three days later.
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.
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 — 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.
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.
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...
In virtually no time, Michael Akopians and Arin Meserkhani became a smash hit on the court.
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.
LOS ALAMITOS — For the time being, there is no change for the Prep and Rio Hondo leagues in regards to football.
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...
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.
After watching his team jump out to a large first-inning lead, La Cañada High softball Coach KC Mathews wasn’t particularly comfortable Saturday.
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...
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.
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 —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.
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...
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...
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....
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.
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.
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.
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.
LA CAÑADA — It was a playoff scenario the La Cañada High boys’ tennis team had found itself facing before.
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.
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.
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.
FULLERTON — It’s on to the second round for the La Cañada High boys’ tennis team.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE — After missing the playoffs last season, St. Francis High boys’ tennis Coach Ron Zambrano welcomed any sign of progress.