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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.

Girls' Soccer Preview: Plenty of change for La Cañada after historic season

Girls' Soccer Preview: Plenty of change for La Cañada after historic season

While it's not exactly out of the norm for La Cañada High girls' soccer Coach Louie Bilowitz to temper expectations for a season, it's clear that the Spartans will most assuredly have some big cleats to fill following the greatest season in...

College Update: Siepler ends stellar career, Leyva begins one

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

La Cañada High wrestling looks to build off solid campaign

La Cañada High wrestling looks to build off solid campaign

Beginning his first season in charge of La Cañada High wrestling, perhaps it’s fair to say that expectations weren’t too high for 2007 alumnus Justin Luthey entering the 2013-14 campaign.

Boys' Basketball Preview: City trio all has young talent

Boys' Basketball Preview: City trio all has young talent

While the jersey colors of the St. Francis High, La Cañada and Flintridge Prep boys’ basketball teams vary, each squad will share one distinct tint this season: green.

Girls' Basketball Preview: Flintridge Prep eyes another Prep League title

Girls' Basketball Preview: Flintridge Prep eyes another Prep League title

Having lost standout guard Maya Okamoto to graduation, the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team will begin a new transition.

Flintridge Prep girls' cross-country earns first-ever state crown

FRESNO — The area's most decorated cross-country program can now boast state champions in both genders.

Girls' Water Polo Preview: La Cañada High eyeing Rio Hondo League title

Girls' Water Polo Preview: La Cañada High eyeing Rio Hondo League title

In the mind of La Cañada High girls’ water polo Coach Davey Brown, he can’t help but be excited about the prospects of the upcoming season.

Flintridge Prep's Delgado tabbed All-Prep League Most Valuable Player

Flintridge Prep's Delgado tabbed All-Prep League Most Valuable Player

Diego Delgado wanted to make his senior season a memorable one with the Flintridge Prep boys’ water polo team.

Boys' Soccer Preview: La Cañada's depth might be key to winning Rio Hondo League title

Boys' Soccer Preview: La Cañada's depth might be key to winning Rio Hondo League title

In a concentrated effort to return to the top of the Rio Hondo League and go far in the postseason, the La Cañada High boys’ soccer team will look to carry more depth and versatility.

Flintridge Prep girls, boys lead way to Fresno

Flintridge Prep girls, boys lead way to Fresno

Perhaps it’s an already all-too familiar narrative, but history is on the line once again for the city of La Cañada Flintridge’s three surviving cross-country schools at Saturday’s CIF State Championships at Fresno’s...

Flintridge Prep cross-country girls repeat as Division V champs

Flintridge Prep cross-country girls repeat as Division V champs

WALNUT — It was the fleet feet of Natalie O’Brien that led the way, but it was the Flintridge Prep pack shortly behind her that won the day.

No. 1 St. Francis falls in quarterfinals against La Serna

No. 1 St. Francis falls in quarterfinals against La Serna

WHITTIER — In the end, it was not a 17-point deficit that was too much to overcome.

La Cañada, Flintridge Sacred Heart doubles teams on to CIF tournament

La Cañada, Flintridge Sacred Heart doubles teams on to CIF tournament

After winning their respective league doubles championships, Ally and Cassie McKenzie of the La Cañada High tennis team and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Holly MacVaugh and Margaux Blain are ready to try their hand at the next level.

Trio of La Cañada schools make way to CIF-SS cross-country finals

Trio of La Cañada schools make way to CIF-SS cross-country finals

There is a feeling that Saturday could end up being a big day for the Flintridge Prep, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and La Cañada High cross-country programs.

Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club: Team MVPs, scholar-athletes lauded

Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club: Team MVPs, scholar-athletes lauded

GLENDALE — The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 72nd year, meets Tuesdays at the Elk's Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the 11th and final meeting of the year.

La Cañada water polo can't stay close with No. 2 Murrieta Valley

La Cañada water polo can't stay close with No. 2 Murrieta Valley

PASADENA — Throughout the season, the members of the La Cañada High boys’ water polo team got used to playing close matches.

Led by Nazarian, No. 1 St. Francis football steams past Mayfair

Led by Nazarian, No. 1 St. Francis football steams past Mayfair

LA CAÑADA — On the opening play of the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division playoffs, top-seeded St. Francis High and Areg Nazarian, in particular, made their intentions of a long run ahead quite clear.

La Cañada High football falls to top-seeded Colony

ONTARIO — Faced with the arduous task of competing against the top seed in the CIF Southern Section Central Division playoffs, the La Cañada High football team tried to hold its own against a team built with plenty of speed.

La Cañada High girls' volleyball loses steam in five-game CIF loss to Arroyo Grande

In gauging the scope of the season, La Canada High girls’ volleyball Coach Brock Turner was quick to point out how prideful he was as it related to his Spartans.

Flintridge Sacred Heart volleyball comes up one rally too short versus Corona del Mar

LA CAÑADA — A season full of accomplishments for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team was short one, namely a comeback victory in the CIF Southern Section playoffs.

Flintridge Prep boys' water polo season of success ended by Arroyo Grande

Flintridge Prep boys' water polo season of success ended by Arroyo Grande

PASADENA — There were hugs, high-fives, well wishes and congratulatory speeches between the players and coaching staff from the Flintridge Prep boys’ water polo team in the aftermath of their CIF Southern Section Division IV first-round...

College Update: Kayla Mills, Katie Johnson help deliver USC soccer NCAA tourney berth

College Update: Kayla Mills, Katie Johnson help deliver USC soccer NCAA tourney berth

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

La Cañada High boys' water polo advances by narrow margin

PASADENA — By the narrowest of margins, the La Cañada High boys’ water polo team earned advancement to the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs.

Flintridge Sacred Heart volleyball enjoys block party

Flintridge Sacred Heart volleyball enjoys block party

LA CAÑADA — In perhaps less time than it would have actually taken to have driven to Palos Verdes Estates, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team found itself motoring into the second round of the CIF Southern Section...

La Cañada High girls' volleyball dominates Costa Mesa in CIF first round

LA CAÑADA — At one point in the second game of its CIF Southern Section Division II-AA first-round match, the La Cañada High girls’ volleyball team made its performance look a bit too easy.

La Cañada High football loses, but still heads to postseason

LA CAÑADA — All week, La Cañada High first-year coach Ramsey Lambert and his staff had not been shy about calling the Spartans’ regular-season Rio Hondo League finale against South Pasadena a playoff game, because for all...

La Cañada football loses, but still heads to postseason (updated)

LA CAÑADA — All week, La Cañada High first-year coach Ramsey Lambert and his staff had not been shy about calling the Spartans’ regular season Rio Hondo League finale against South Pasadena a playoff game, because for all...

Flintridge Prep football tumbles against rival Pasadena Poly

SOUTH PASADENA — Refreshed from its bye week, the Flintridge Prep football team came into Friday’s crucial game against rival Pasadena Poly in good shape.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy tennis concludes historic season

One of the greatest seasons in recent Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy tennis history will now include something that had been sorely missing: rest.

St. Francis High football rolls to 10-0, outright title

St. Francis High football rolls to 10-0, outright title

LA CAÑADA — Technically speaking, St. Francis High’s football team clinched the Angelus League title a week prior — at least a share anyway.

La Cañada High runners, Spartans girls' team capture league titles

SAN MARINO — With the temperature close to 90 degrees, the heat might have been uncomfortable for some of the runners in Thursday’s Rio Hondo League finals at Lacy Park in San Marino.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy tennis captures Sunshine League doubles crown

A busy and successful season continued with another title for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy tennis team Thursday afternoon.

Flintridge Sacred Heart tennis topples St. Lucy's in CIF opener

Flintridge Sacred Heart tennis topples St. Lucy's in CIF opener

GLENDALE — There hasn’t been much rest throughout the week for the members of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy tennis team. They certainly don’t seem to mind.

Flintridge Sacred Heart cross-country turns in best effort on Grahn stage

VAN NUYS — Saving her greatest performance for a big stage, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy’s Kayla Grahn made history at Wednesday afternoon’s Mission League cross-country finals at Woodley Park.

Weekly Previews: St. Francis football gunning for perfect regular season

Weekly Previews: St. Francis football gunning for perfect regular season

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

La Cañada High girls' tennis takes down San Marcos in wild card

LA CAÑADA — Despite the absence of its No. 3 singles player and an illness to one of its top-two singles players, the La Cañada High girls’ tennis team had plenty left in the tank.

Flintridge Prep cross-country squads run to Prep League titles in record times

Flintridge Prep cross-country squads run to Prep League titles in record times

WOODLAND HILLS — Flintridge Prep’s girls’ cross-country team found itself in a nailbiting battle for a title.

La Cañada High football gives Monrovia all it can handle in Rio Hondo League loss

MONROVIA — Despite a stellar defensive effort by visiting La Cañada High, which did not give up an offensive touchdown until there was 5:17 left in the contest, Monrovia, the third-ranked team in the CIF Southern Section Central...

Flintridge Prep boys' water polo team grabs share of Prep League crown

PASADENA —During the last several seasons, the Flintridge Prep boys’ water polo team spent plenty of time learning from mainstay rival Pasadena Poly.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball notches another sweep against rival

STUDIO CITY — Winning matches at Harvard-Westlake hasn’t occurred very often lately for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team.

La Cañada tennis' McKenzie sisters take league doubles championship

La Cañada tennis' McKenzie sisters take league doubles championship

TEMPLE CITY — Sisters Ally and Cassie McKenzie didn’t play together this season in doubles for the La Cañada High girls’ tennis team.

La Cañada High girls' tennis sends three to Rio Hondo League semifinals

Ally McKenzie’s reign as Rio Hondo League singles champion concluded for all intents and purposes on Wednesday afternoon at Live Oak Park in Temple City.

College Update: Shurie, Clarkson cleaning up in Liberty League

College Update: Shurie, Clarkson cleaning up in Liberty League

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

Weekly Previews: St. Francis football a win away from league crown

Weekly Previews: St. Francis football a win away from league crown

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

La Cañada High girls' volleyball unable to force split atop Rio Hondo League standings

LA CAÑADA — Despite a valiant and stunning comeback, the La Cañada High girls’ volleyball team’s attempt to force its way into first place in the Rio Hondo League was halted by rival South Pasadena.

La Cañada High boys' water polo, Lowe edge South Pasadena in OT again

La Cañada High boys' water polo, Lowe edge South Pasadena in OT again

LA CAÑADA — For a second straight time, the La Cañada High and South Pasadena boys’ water polo teams found themselves deadlocked in a Rio Hondo League contest.

La Cañada tennis wins match, loses chance at second place

La Cañada tennis wins match, loses chance at second place

LA CAÑADA — The La Cañada tennis team won its match Monday against South Pasadena.

St. Francis High football stays on track, stymies St. Paul

SANTA FE SPRINGS — The focus all week for the St. Francis football team following an emotional come-from-behind Angelus League victory at Cathedral was to avoid an emotional letdown in Friday's showdown at St. Paul.

La Cañada High football sunk by Glazier, San Marino

La Cañada High football sunk by Glazier, San Marino

LA CAÑADA — A relentless offense, fueled by an aerial attack led by one of the more polished quarterbacks in the San Gabriel Valley, handed the La Cañada High football its first defeat at home of the season and first loss in Rio...

Flintridge Prep football left seeing Stars in nonleague defeat

SAN PEDRO — Having entered the homestretch of the regular season, things took a turn for the worse for the Flintridge Prep football team.

League title chase goes south for Flintridge Sacred Heart versus Marymount

LA CAÑADA — A hope for a second consecutive Mission League girls’ volleyball title may have very well ended for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy squad on a night in which many of the players who delivered the program its first...

College Update: McAleenan tackling success on Saturdays

College Update: McAleenan tackling success on Saturdays

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

Weekly Previews: La Cañada football has toughest Rio Hondo League game yet

Weekly Previews: La Cañada football has toughest Rio Hondo League game yet

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

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy girls' tennis enjoys day in Sunshine

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy girls' tennis enjoys day in Sunshine

GLENDALE — Years of frustration gave way to yells of elation Tuesday afternoon for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy tennis team.

Flintridge Prep football rallies for Prep League victory over Firebaugh, 25-21

LA CAÑADA — Navigated by the fleet feet and clutch play of junior Andrew Tsangeos, the Flintridge Prep football team founds its way to a thrilling homecoming victory Saturday night.

La Cañada High football routs Blair, 36-0

PASADENA — Despite showcasing superior play through two quarters, the La Cañada High football team looked less than thrilled going into the halftime break.

St. Francis High football responds in second half for 52-41 league win over Cathedral

St. Francis High football responds in second half for 52-41 league win over Cathedral

LOS ANGELES — Facing its most arduous test thus far, the St. Francis High football team responded with its most clutch performance yet.

La Cañada High girls' tennis can't match up with San Marino

LA CAÑADA — In its quest to upset longtime reigning Rio Hondo League champion San Marino High, the La Cañada girls’ tennis team found itself losing an overwhelming numbers game from the start.

Flintridge Prep boys' water polo scratches seven-year itch versus archrival Pasadena Poly

Flintridge Prep boys' water polo scratches seven-year itch versus archrival Pasadena Poly

LA CAÑADA — Scribbled across a mounted white dry-erase board about five feet from the Flintridge Prep pool was an ominous date in Rebels’ history.

Weekly Previews: St. Francis, Cathedral clash in Angelus League undefeated matchup

Weekly Previews: St. Francis, Cathedral clash in Angelus League undefeated matchup

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

Flintridge Sacred Heart volleyball sweeps Harvard-Westlake

LA CAÑADA — A sweep of its mainstay rival proved to be anything but easy for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball sweeps rival La Cañada

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball sweeps rival La Cañada

LA CAÑADA — There are a couple of things that bring out the best in the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and La Cañada High girls’ volleyball teams when they meet for their annual matchup.

Flintridge Prep football falls in league opener to Rio Hondo Prep

Flintridge Prep football falls in league opener to Rio Hondo Prep

LOS ANGELES — A spirited showing in the second half by the Flintridge Prep football team wasn’t enough to nullify a forgettable first half, as the Rebels dropped the first game of Prep League play to visiting Rio Hondo Prep on Friday...

St. Francis High football regroups in second half to thwart Harvard-Westlake

STUDIO CITY — After not touching the ball in the first half, things changed instantly in the second half for Dylan Crawford .

La Cañada High football runs past Temple City

TEMPLE CITY — A year ago, the La Cañada High football team ended Rio Hondo League play with a convincing win against Temple City that not only displayed its improvements, but also clinched the league’s final playoff berth.

La Cañada girls' volleyball can't serve up win against South Pasadena

SOUTH PASADENA — It’s unusual when the members of the La Cañada High girls’ volleyball team encounter problems serving and passing throughout a match.

La Cañada water polo holds off rival South Pasadena

La Cañada water polo holds off rival South Pasadena

SOUTH PASADENA — Matt Olson felt the impact of the ball after he partially blocked it. He then looked over his shoulder to see what his alert defensive effort would warrant.

Prep League preview: Change is key as season gets underway

Prep League preview: Change is key as season gets underway

Change was both swift and impactful this offseason for the Prep League in regards to football.

Crescenta Valley golf's Chung, Han, Burbank's Maemura, La Cañada's Bessho advance to league final

VAN NUYS — With the Pacific League finals on deck, a handful of area girls’ golf players came into Wednesday’s final league match at Woodley Lakes Golf Course with plenty at stake.

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