Every high school team has high hopes before the season — some realistic, some maybe not so much.
LA CAÑADA — Just past the midway point of the season and the La Cañada High boys’ volleyball teams remains a work in progress.
GLENDALE — Cartier Juan believes the Flintridge Prep boys’ tennis team is heading in the right direction.
LA CAÑADA — Thanks to a friendly homecourt advantage, a key absence and the power of hitters Trip Westmoreland and Dante Fregoso, the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team took a big step toward defending its Prep League...
ARCADIA — While top efforts were at a premium at the 47th annual Arcadia Invitational Track and Field Meet, that didn’t stop a handful of athletes from Crescenta Valley, Flintridge Prep and St. Francis high schools from thriving...
LA CAÑADA —With San Marino High pitching ace Jeff Bain not in the lineup, the prospects, if not odds, certainly seemed in favor of the La Cañada baseball team at the onset of its Rio Hondo League home game Friday afternoon.
ARCADIA — Reactions and accomplishments certainly differed for the several area athletes who competed on the first day of the 47th annual Arcadia Invitational Track and Field Meet at Arcadia High on Friday evening.
Devin Aubert, senior, hole/set, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
Ani Aghakhanian, junior, utility, Crescenta Valley
To look at the body of work compiled by the Crescenta Valley High girls’ water polo team this past season is to grab a snapshot of another successful campaign for the area’s top program.
PASADENA — For 6 2/3 innings, the script seemed oh so perfect for the Flintridge Prep baseball team.
Keilee Bessho, Junior, Guard, La Cañada
Katia Dabbaghian, Junior, Guard, Providence
Regardless of whether the La Cañada High girls’ basketball team played at home or on the road this past season, the Spartans’ jerseys had a certain uniformity of cardinal, gold and white.
MONROVIA — Olivia Lam understands the pressure of handling two-out at-bats with runners in scoring position. It’s something she’s been successful at during her career.
MONROVIA — While neither the La Cañada High or Monrovia baseball teams could claim they hit exceptionally well in clutch situations in Wednesday afternoon’s Rio Hondo League meeting, the Spartans walked away with two distinct...
GLENDALE — More than a week removed from its last game, the Flintridge Prep baseball team didn’t appear rested, but rusty versus Prep League rival Pasadena Poly on Tuesday afternoon.
PASADENA — Shortly after the La Cañada High and St. Francis boys’ golf teams arrived at Brookside Golf Course No. 2 to compete in a nonleague match Monday, it didn’t take long to spot a potential inconvenience on the greens.
LA CAÑADA — The La Cañada and Burbank High softball teams faced off in a nonleague double-header among area powers before returning to play in the Rio Hondo and Pacific leagues respectively, in which each squad has started with...
LA CAÑADA — A laid back afternoon produced three unexpected results for the Flintridge Prep track and field program at the team’s Prep League cluster meet Thursday afternoon at La Cañada High.
With the tying run on second base and two outs away from disaster or triumph, La Canada High baseball reliever Michael Selsor came on and delivered the latter.
Andres Aguilar, Junior, Midfielder, Burroughs
Jake Anderson, Soph., Midfielder, St. Francis
It was something that Brandon Gerlach had done hundreds, maybe even thousands of times since he took up soccer as a boy.
GLENDALE — Daniel Choi made sure the Glendale High baseball team left with at least one victory Saturday afternoon.
A 14-year coaching career that included more than 200 victories and eight league titles concluded Friday afternoon when La Cañada High girls’ basketball coach Tamar Hill announced to her team that she is stepping away from a program...
LA CAÑADA — With relative ease, the St. Francis High volleyball team got back on track Thursday night.
LA CAÑADA — Dylan Sweet had no difficulty comparing this season’s St. Francis High lacrosse team to last year’s version.
LA CAÑADA — How big an impact the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy softball team will make within the competitive Mission League may very well center on how much the squad treats those contests as anything other than league play.
Grant Arthur, Sophomore, Guard, La Canada
Robert Cartwright, Senior, Guard, Flintridge Prep
Relatively unknown, Kyle Leufroy showed up on the doorstep of the St. Francis High gymnasium seeking an opportunity.
BURBANK — With a tremendous amount of depth throughout the La Cañada High boys’ golf team’s lineup, it’s no coincidence the Spartans have been on quite a streak lately.
A tough season wasn’t without rewards for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer team.
For the St. Francis High basketball team, it enjoyed its most successful season in program history.
LA CAÑADA — A two-run, fifth-inning triple from La Cañada High junior infielder Alex Vaughn broke up what was a frustrating effort for the host Spartans, who benefited from the extra-base hit and some solid pitching in picking...
LA CAÑADA — After opening its campaign at home earlier this month, the St. Francis High volleyball team went on the road for the next four matches, including its first three in the Mission League. The Golden Knights finally found their...
With a league championship and a deep postseason run under its belt, perhaps it's not surprising that the La Cañada High girls' basketball team earned a big share of recognition when the Rio Hondo League awards were recently released.
Throughout much of the season, Tala Ismail, Lacy Coan and Maya Okamoto proved to be a dangerous unit for the Flintridge Prep girls' basketball team.
STUDIO CITY — With the core of its team back and a few talented underclassmen on board, it might be difficult to wrestle the Mission League title away from the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy swimming team.
GLENDALE — There wasn’t much concern on the part of the players of the Flintridge Prep baseball team when they fell behind in the early innings Monday in their Prep League opener against Webb.
SANTA BARBARA — Having already delivered the program its greatest ascent, the La Cañada High girls’ basketball team delivered top-seeded Santa Barbara quite a fright on Saturday night.
A relatively youthful Flintridge Prep girls' soccer team relied on the experience and leadership of senior fullback Chelsea Johnson this past season.
LA CRESCENTA — Crescenta Valley High’s and St. Francis’ tennis teams have enjoyed similar success thus far this season.
It didn’t take long for the St. Francis High basketball team to recover from a heartbreaking defeat in the CIF Southern Section Division III-A championship contest.
EAGLE ROCK — La Cañada High’s girls’ basketball’s run in the CIF Southern Section Division III-A tournament ended in the semifinals with a road loss to the Eagles of Santa Margarita, who went on to win the III-A title,...
LA CAÑADA — Potent play from its pitching and defense lifted the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy softball team to a nonleague win over visiting Alverno on Wednesday afternoon.
After finishing runner-up in the CIF Southern Section Division III-A championship game, the St. Francis High basketball team will now get its first taste of competition in the CIF State playoffs.
GLENDALE — Behind a fast start and versus a short-handed opponent, the Glendale High girls’ lacrosse team made quick work of visiting La Cañada High in an early Pacific League matchup.
CORONA — Throughout the perfect run of the La Cañada High girls’ soccer team this season, perhaps the most overlooked aspect of the squad’s success was its defense.
CORONA — A handball call in the 97th minute within a second overtime session and a penalty-kick goal seconds later ended a perfect season for the La Cañada High girls’ soccer team by quite imperfect means.
AZUSA — During part of its historic playoff run, the St. Francis High basketball team had some incredible fourth-quarter rallies to land a spot in the CIF Southern Section Division III-A championship game.
From a nerve-wracking marathon penalty-kick session to recording shutouts, it's been a dramatic and historic postseason run for the La Cañada High girls' soccer team.
When the St. Francis High basketball team takes the court Friday afternoon at Azusa Pacific University’s Felix Event Center, the Golden Knights will have a chance to not only make history, but to continue a process of remaking an identity.
LA CAÑADA —Two neighboring schools with respective boys’ volleyball teams not yet solidified and looking to go nowhere but up took to the court in an early season match-up on Wednesday.
GLENDALE — Crescenta Valley High’s Brian Gadsby turned in a pitching performance that, in hindsight, didn’t need much run support.
NEWPORT BEACH — Emma Tapp sat at midfield watching her teammates take penalty kicks with plenty at stake.
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA — Early as it was, the first two minutes of Saturday evening’s CIF Southern Section Division 3-A semifinal at Santa Margarita High very much proved to be the deciding factor in the conclusion of the La Cañada...
While prognostications of a third consecutive CIF Southern Section championship were not exactly at the forefront leading into last season, missing out on the postseason all together was, indeed, a disappointment for the La Cañada High...
PASADENA — From the opening tip-off right through to the final horn, the St. Francis High and La Cañada boys’ basketball teams gave the community something to cheer about for 32 minutes Friday night and most likely something to...
PASADENA — At times, it felt like the roof was caving in on the St. Francis High boys’ basketball team.
Two schools, separated by only a long driveway, will see their respective boys' basketball teams play Friday night for something more crucial than just city bragging rights, but for the right to play in the CIF Southern Section Division III-A...
BRENTWOOD — The Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team stuck to its strategy against Brentwood in Wednesday’s CIF Southern Section Division IV-A quarterfinal contest.
LA CAÑADA — In the 59th minute of its biggest game to date, pitted against what proved to be one of the more formidable opponents of the season, the La Cañada High girls’ soccer team broke a scoreless tie and prompted cheers...
LA CAÑADA — A first half that saw seven lead changes was soon followed by a second half the La Cañada High girls’ basketball team controlled and dominated en route to prevailing in the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern...
WHITTIER — Down by 11 points midway through the third quarter, prospects appeared bleak for the La Cañada High boys’ basketball team in Tuesday evening’s CIF Southern Section Division III-A quarterfinal playoff game at upset-...
LA CAÑADA — Kyle Leufroy wasn’t aware that he made only five shots from the floor Tuesday night.
Out of a group of eight, the La Cañada High wrestling team will be represented by two grapplers at next week’s CIF Southern Section Masters Meet.
LA CAÑADA — Down by 14 points after one quarter and 13 at the half against a team that was shooting lights out, the odds against the La Cañada High girls’ basketball squad making Saturday evening’s CIF Southern Section...
After an 80-mile journey east to the Inland Empire, the members of the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team got comfortable in a hurry on the court Saturday.
Aquartet of La Cañada High wrestlers will attempt to prolong their season beyond this weekend and earn a major accomplishment when the second day of the CIF Southern Section Eastern Division Individual Wrestling Championships gets underway...
Aspirations for a deep postseason run instead ended with a long trip home for the La Cañada High boys’ soccer team.
Following a fifth-place finish in the ultra-competitive Mission League, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy basketball team found itself in unchartered territory.
LA CAÑADA — Mission Prep dared Tala Ismail to shoot by giving her space on the perimeter and she took advantage with clutch outside shots.
LYNWOOD — Last season’s postseason run for Flintridge Prep’s boys’ soccer team ended before it really got going with a shutout loss on the road to Firebaugh High.
LA CAÑADA – Tom Hofman could see his La Cañada High boys’ basketball team was a little anxious.
LA CAÑADA —There were several caveats to take into account as the Flintridge Prep boys’ basketball team ventured into this year’s postseason.
After struggling throughout most of the second half of Mission League play, the St. Francis High basketball team entered the CIF Southern Section Division III-A playoffs looking to clean things up and get back on track.
Somewhere close to the intersection of poise and passion, youthfulness and experience is what La Cañada High officials believe they have in Ramsey Lambert.
Championships and Masters Meets berths are up for grabs, as a total of seven qualifiers and two alternates from the La Cañada High wrestling team prepare for the two-day long CIF Southern Section Eastern Division Individual Wrestling...