High School Sports

Baseball Preview: Flintridge Prep, La Cañada hoping for rekindled success

Two seasons have passed since Guillermo Gonzalez took over the helm of Flintridge Prep baseball and Alex Valadez grabbed the reins at La Cañada.

Softball Preview: La Cañada looks to turn over more success

Softball Preview: La Cañada looks to turn over more success

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.

Girls' Track and Field Preview: Distance packs lead city trio

Girls' Track and Field Preview: Distance packs lead city trio

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.

Boys' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Prep looking for third straight Prep League crown

Boys' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Prep looking for third straight Prep League crown

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.

Girls' Swimming Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart has newer, larger goals

Girls' Swimming Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart has newer, larger goals

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.

Boys' Swimming Preview: Rebuilding for La Cañada, Flintridge Prep comes with high hopes

Boys' Swimming Preview: Rebuilding for La Cañada, Flintridge Prep comes with high hopes

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.

Penalty kick heartbreak ends La Cañada boys' soccer's playoff run

Penalty kick heartbreak ends La Cañada boys' soccer's playoff run

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...

Flintridge Prep girls' hoops goes cold in third quarter, loses to Ribet Academy

Flintridge Prep girls' hoops goes cold in third quarter, loses to Ribet Academy

LOS ANGELES — It was a nightmare third quarter that ended a dream season for the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team Saturday evening.

Boys' Golf Preview: La Cañada High looking to build off historic season

Boys' Golf Preview: La Cañada High looking to build off historic season

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...

Hoover High's Shahbazyan advances to second day of Masters

ONTARIO — Experience helps, but it’s not always a prerequisite for success.

La Cañada High boys' soccer earns berth into semifinals

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.

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball team on doorstep of championship game

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball team on doorstep of championship game

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.

Second-half stumble leads to playoff loss for Flintridge Prep boys' soccer

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.

Second-round win for La Cañada boys' soccer against Desert Mirage is reality

Second-round win for La Cañada boys' soccer against Desert Mirage is reality

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.

St. Francis basketball finds demise at hands of league rival

St. Francis basketball finds demise at hands of league rival

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.

Boys' Tennis Preview: La Cañada focusing on present and future

Boys' Tennis Preview: La Cañada focusing on present and future

There’s a fairly new approach being taken by the La Cañada High boys’ tennis team.

La Cañada basketball can't pull down quarterfinal win against Corona del Mar

LA CAÑADA — Size and strength prevailed in La Cañada High’s boys’ basketball’s CIF Southern Section Division III-A quarterfinal game.

La Cañada High wrestling's David Vardanian survives, advances

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.

Flintridge Sacred Heart basketball comes up short against Twentynine Palms

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.

Time runs out on La Cañada girls' basketball in second round

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...

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball turns in defensive gem in second round

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball turns in defensive gem in second round

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...

La Cañada wrestling moves four on to Saturday

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...

St. Francis basketball dethrones Junipero Serra in overtime

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...

La Cañada High boys' basketball's balanced attack stops San Bernardino

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...

La Cañada extinguishes Firebaugh with first-round playoff triumph

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...

St. Francis High soccer ousted by Corona in playoff opener

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.

Flintridge Prep boys' soccer nets elusive postseason win

Flintridge Prep boys' soccer nets elusive postseason win

LA CAÑADA — For the first time in three years, the Flintridge Prep boys’ soccer team is experiencing the joy of a playoff victory.

Flintridge Sacred Heart soccer taken out in first round

Flintridge Sacred Heart soccer taken out in first round

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.

Flintridge Sacred Heart basketball finishes up strong to post playoff win

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.

Flintridge Prep girls' soccer shut out by Cypress in first round

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.

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball dominates in playoff opener

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 High girls' basketball wins big in first round

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...

La Cañada girls' soccer can't cash in chances in first-round loss

After reaching the CIF Southern Section Division V finals last season, La Cañada High girls’ soccer team got bumped up a division this year.

La Cañada High wrestling prepares for Coastal championships

La Cañada High wrestling prepares for Coastal championships

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.

Flintridge Prep boys' basketball sees season come to conclusion

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 shoots out lights, South El Monte in CIF opener

LA CAÑADA—Well, that’s one way to begin the postseason.

La Cañada girls' water polo falls in opening-round playoff match

For the first time in five years, the La Cañada High girls' water polo team was a part of the CIF Southern Section playoffs.

Flintridge Sacred Heart water polo caps historic season

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, La Cañada, Flintridge Sacred Heart all host CIF girls' basketball openers

Flintridge Prep, La Cañada, Flintridge Sacred Heart all host CIF girls' basketball openers

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.

La Cañada boys' basketball hosts playoffs opener Wednesday night

La Cañada boys' basketball hosts playoffs opener Wednesday night

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.

La Cañada girls' water polo heading to Esperanza

La Cañada girls' water polo heading to Esperanza

Following a third-place finish in the Rio Hondo League, La Cañada girls’ water polo is back in the playoffs.

La Cañada High girls' basketball proves mettle versus Temple City

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 High girls' water polo downed by Temple City

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 girls' soccer finishes regular season on winning note

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...

La Cañada High boys' basketball shoots way to co-league championship

La Cañada High boys' basketball shoots way to co-league championship

TEMPLE CITY — As the three-point shots rained down for the La Cañada High boys’ basketball team, the Spartans took on a different appearance.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer blanked by Harvard-Westlake

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.

St. Francis soccer suffers loss, but clinches postseason spot

St. Francis soccer suffers loss, but clinches postseason spot

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...

La Cañada High wrestling comes up one point short to Gabrielino

La Cañada High wrestling comes up one point short to Gabrielino

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.

Glendale Community College Hall of Famer Boldt passes away at 82

Glendale Community College Hall of Famer Boldt passes away at 82

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 High boys' soccer sees yellow in 2-0 loss to Monrovia

La Cañada High boys' soccer sees yellow in 2-0 loss to Monrovia

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.

St. Francis High soccer's upset bid of Loyola comes up short

LA CAÑADA — Pride mixed with disappointment left a bitter feeling for the St. Francis High soccer team Friday afternoon.

Flintridge Prep basketball can't complete comeback in loss to Chadwick

Flintridge Prep basketball can't complete comeback in loss to Chadwick

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.

Flintridge Prep girls' soccer holds off Mayfield, 2-1

LA CAÑADA — Protecting a one-goal lead in the waning moments can be a tough assignment for a goalkeeper.

La Cañada wrestling grabs at-large postseason berth

La Cañada wrestling grabs at-large postseason berth

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.

Arthur's double-double lifts La Cañada boys' basketball to first place

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 High boys' soccer misses out on chance to take first

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.

Flintridge Sacred Heart falls in overtime, 60-55, to Notre Dame

Flintridge Sacred Heart falls in overtime, 60-55, to Notre Dame

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...

Flintridge Prep boys' soccer notches hard-earned tie against Pasadena Poly

Flintridge Prep boys' soccer notches hard-earned tie against Pasadena Poly

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.

La Cañada High, Hoover wrestling qualify 14 at Rio Hondo League finals

La Cañada High, Hoover wrestling qualify 14 at Rio Hondo League finals

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.

Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball halts Burroughs

LA CRESCENTA — Berj Krikorian wanted a fresh start while playing guard for the Crescenta Valley High boys’ basketball team against Burroughs on Friday night.

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball shows it's No. 1 in Prep League

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.

La Cañada High girls' water polo rallies past Monrovia

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 High boys' basketball rolls past Temple City and into first place

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.

Flintridge Prep gets defensive in win against No. 2 Pasadena Poly

Flintridge Prep gets defensive in win against No. 2 Pasadena Poly

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.

La Cañada High girls' soccer gets last-minute goal to best Temple City

TEMPLE CITY — With time running down in the game, Chloe Kouyoumdian found herself unmarked about three yards from the goal line.

College Update: Powdrill, Cal Lutheran prevail in OT thriller

College Update: Powdrill, Cal Lutheran prevail in OT thriller

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

Flintridge Prep girls' soccer gets different effort, same result against Poly

Flintridge Prep girls' soccer gets different effort, same result against Poly

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.

Harrison exits, Beattie returns in Flintridge Prep football coaching change

Harrison exits, Beattie returns in Flintridge Prep football coaching change

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.

Tran, Flintridge Sacred Heart basketball corral Simi Valley

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.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer worn down by Harvard-Westlake

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...

Ismail's triple-double sparks Flintridge Prep girls' basketball against Mayfield

PASADENA — Backed by a triple-double from one of its stalwart players, the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team’s winning streak reached double digits.

Flintridge Sacred Heart water polo rallies back only to fall to Alemany in OT

Flintridge Sacred Heart water polo rallies back only to fall to Alemany in OT

LA CAÑADA — Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy’s water polo team was able to battle back twice Thursday in its Mission League match against Alemany.

Flintridge Prep girls' soccer remains in search of first league win

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.

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball rolls past archrival Pasadena Poly

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball rolls past archrival Pasadena Poly

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.

Flintridge Prep boys' basketball shot down by rival Pasadena Poly

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.

Aquatics returns to St. Francis High

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...

La Cañada High girls' basketball is no match for South Pasadena

La Cañada High girls' basketball is no match for South Pasadena

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.

La Cañada High boys' soccer falters late to South Pasadena

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.

Flintridge Sacred Heart soccer notches big win over Chaminade

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.

La Cañada High wrestling rallies late, but falls to San Marino

La Cañada High wrestling rallies late, but falls to San Marino

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 High girls' water polo rallies past South Pasadena

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.

Fradet carries Flintridge Sacred Heart basketball past rival Louisville

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.

La Cañada girls' soccer loses league opener to San Marino

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.

All-Area Girls' Volleyball Second Team

All-Area Girls' Volleyball Second Team

Rose Cowart, senior, outside hitter, Burbank

All-Area Girls' Volleyball First Team

All-Area Girls' Volleyball First Team

Emily Develle, senior, libero, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

Coffey served up more than just assists for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball

Coffey served up more than just assists for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball

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.

Crescenta Valley High's Gadsby, Hakobyan garner CIF's highest honors

Crescenta Valley High's Gadsby, Hakobyan garner CIF's highest honors

2014 went down as one of the greatest football seasons in local history.

Flintridge Prep boys' soccer kicks off new year with 5-0 win

GLENDALE — It was the sort of contest the Flintridge Prep boys’ soccer team needed.

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