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.
LA CAÑADA — While the final score may have been somewhat disappointing, perhaps the effort and style of play from the Flintridge Prep girls’ soccer team was more disheartening to Rebels Coach Esteban Chavez.
LA CAÑADA — When there’s a direct kick to be taken for the Flintridge Prep girls’ soccer team, there’s no question who will be assigned the task.
GLENDALE — In the most basic of terms, depth equated to a difference of 24 points between the La Cañada and Hoover high wrestling teams in Rio Hondo League action Thursday afternoon.
LA CANADA — Whether it was on offense or defense, the Crescenta Valley High girls’ water polo team was downright dominant versus La Cañada in nonleague play Wednesday afternoon.
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.
SAN MARINO — In a contest in which scoring was at a premium, clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch separated the Flintridge Prep and San Marino High boys’ basketball teams.
Trevor Goddard, Senior, Driver, Crescenta Valley
Artak Arzumanyan, Senior, Utility, Glendale
Throughout his decorated four-year run playing for the Glendale High boys’ water polo team, Manuk Piloyan experienced a plethora of highs and gained instant recognition.
After completing a cross-country season that included several peaks and only a couple of mild valleys, Burbank High junior Candela Fernandez knew she had one of two paths to take heading into the track and field season and beyond.
Half-slogan, half-challenge, there’s a common phrase uttered by the members of the Flintridge Prep boys’ cross-country team.
Andrew Barrondo, Burroughs, Junior
Kayla Grahn, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Senior
From Russia to Denver to Fresno and several local places in between, 2014 proved to be an interesting year for several La Cañada Flintridge individuals and high school teams.
LA CAÑADA — Even in a double-digit defeat, La Cañada High girls’ basketball first-year coach Jett del Mundo found positives on an otherwise negative evening.
GLENDALE — Perhaps it’s fate that continues to conspire in matching up the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and West Ranch soccer teams under similar circumstances at the Los Tacos Holiday Festival Tournament at the Glendale Sports...
LA CAÑADA — Balanced offense was key for the La Cañada High girls’ basketball team, as it rebounded from a loss in the opening game of its La Cañada New Year’s Ball Tournament to defeat nearby Flintridge...
LA CAÑADA — Bigger. Stronger. Faster.
La Cañada High tennis players Ally McKenzie and sister Cassie were experiencing a rough patch during a doubles match in the Rio Hondo League championship in late October.
When Lilit Vardanyan first showed up for practice this past summer in preparation for her senior season, Burbank High girls’ tennis Coach Loi Phan didn’t see the same player who enjoyed success as a junior.
Keilee Bessho, Senior, La Cañada
LA CAÑADA – Experience proved to be the difference and the downfall of the La Cañada High boys’ basketball team in Saturday’s third-place game of the La Cañada Tournament.
La Canada High boys’ basketball got back to winning at its host tournament, defeating Ribet Academy, 64-43.
LA CAÑADA — A return trip to the championship game of the La Cañada Holiday Classic appeared inevitable for the St. Francis High basketball team Friday night.
Though Irene Maemura missed achieving her ultimate goal of competing in the state tournament for the first time in her career, she doesn’t harbor any regrets.
LA CAÑADA — There are several things that Tala Ismail does well on the court for the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team.
LOS ANGELES — Depending on what juncture of the match was observed, the level of separation between the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and Flintridge Prep soccer teams appeared small to nonexistent.
LA CAÑADA — It didn’t take long for the Glendale High girls’ soccer team to have to play catch-up against La Cañada in its nonleague match Thursday.
BURBANK — The Burbank High boys’ soccer coach and players are going to have a long time to think about Wednesday’s 2-0 nonleague loss to Flintridge Prep.
GLENDALE — All it took was 30 seconds and a little bit of hustle for Burbank High sophomore forward Kira Bochard to break a season-long drought for her Bulldogs girls’ soccer team.
Searching for the program’s first league title since 1997, the St. Francis High football team ran roughshod over the Angelus League.
LA CAÑADA — After a rough first half, the St. Francis High basketball team quickly changed course in the second half.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
LA CAÑADA — After briefly slipping and sliding on the wet field, Alex Hall managed to gain traction at the right time.
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 — 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.
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.
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 football grabs recognition
When asked to describe her daily schedule, La Cañada High’s Kristina Kalb, the head of the school’s Social Sciences department, laughed.
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 — 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.
For the last three seasons, there’s been plenty of continuity throughout the lineup of the La Cañada High girls’ volleyball team.
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.
BURBANK — Halfway through the third quarter, the shots stopped falling.
A pairing of practicality has led to continued success for La Cañada High tennis players Ally and Cassie McKenzie.