High School Sports

Crescenta Valley High boys' doubles team, Juan, Yacoubian gear up for next stage

Crescenta Valley High boys' doubles team, Juan, Yacoubian gear up for next stage

Following successful runs throughout the season and in tournaments, a group of area boys’ tennis players have channeled their focus to the CIF Individual Tournament.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy softball tops Silverado to reach CIF quarterfinals

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy softball tops Silverado to reach CIF quarterfinals

LA CAÑADA — After Hannah Zika escaped a gigantic jam in the circle in the sixth inning, she had an inkling her teammates would string together some quality at-bats and put her in position to prolong the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy...

After one season, Lambert leaves La Cañada High football for Santa Monica

After one season, Lambert leaves La Cañada High football for Santa Monica

A year-one stint that included improved success for the La Cañada High football team also included one final setback on Tuesday afternoon.

Historic season comes to end for Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball squad

Throughout the season, the members of the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team reached plenty of milestone moments.

Flintridge Prep baseball utilizes huge first inning to rout Desert Christian

LANCASTER — While there may not have been a scoreboard present at Lancaster’s Rawley Duntley Park, there was no denying the opening-inning wallop delivered by the visiting Flintridge Prep baseball team.

Flintridge Prep's Weiss, St. Francis' Foster win CIF Southern Section track and field titles

Flintridge Prep's Weiss, St. Francis' Foster win CIF Southern Section track and field titles

NORWALK — While the CIF Southern Section Track and Field Championships proved once again unkind to the majority of area athletes, there were a few one-of-a-kind efforts that led the way.

Pilar propels Flintridge Prep baseball into second round

Pilar propels Flintridge Prep baseball into second round

GLENDALE — A one-out single from catcher Cole Pilar in the seventh inning delivered the Flintridge Prep baseball team a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over visiting Ventura Foothill Tech in Friday’s first round of the CIF Southern Section...

La Cañada golf's Morikawa moves on

DESERT HOT SPRINGS — With three holes remaining in his round Thursday and winds continuing to gust in excess of 35 mph at Mission Lakes Country Club, La Cañada High senior Collin Morikawa was on the verge of seeing his final season blown...

Late rally by La Cañada softball comes up short

Late rally by La Cañada softball comes up short

LA CAÑADA — Sammy Jedrey liked the chances of the La Cañada High softball team to mount a comeback bid after she hit a towering home run in the fourth inning in an opening-round game of the CIF Southern Section Division IV...

Area swimmers opt out of CIF State Championships

Area swimmers opt out of CIF State Championships

When the inaugural CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships get underway Friday morning at West Clovis High, there will be an interesting void.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy softball goes through Fillmore to get to second round

FILLMORE — It began with a move to the Sunshine League, a subsequent trip south to CIF Southern Section Division V and finally a journey to Fillmore.

Flintridge Prep softball goes down swinging against Vasquez

It had been a while since the Flintridge Prep softball team had been in the playoffs.

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball can't solve St. Margaret's

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO — A march that was supposed to propel the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team to its first-ever CIF Southern Section championship match ended one destination too short.

Championships, advancement at stake for city track quartet

Championships, advancement at stake for city track quartet

It will be an all-day affair for La Cañada Flintridge’s four high school track and field programs at Saturday’s CIF Southern Section Divisional Championships at Cerritos College in Norwalk.

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball glad to be part of final four

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball glad to be part of final four

There’s been plenty of sizzle throughout the CIF Southern Section Division IV playoffs for the Flintridge Prep and St. Margaret’s boys’ volleyball teams.

St. Francis, Crescenta Valley High boys' golf teams finish strong at CIF

Although the St. Francis High and Crescenta Valley boys’ golf teams weren’t able to get beyond their respective CIF Southern Section team divisionals, both squads came away pleased after earning top-10 finishes Monday.

Rested La Cañada softball ready for playoff run

Rested La Cañada softball ready for playoff run

The La Cañada High softball team got a little unexpected rest before opening the CIF Southern Section playoffs.

Sports Roundup: Flintridge Sacred Heart track strides forward at CIF prelims

Several 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.

Flintridge Sacred Heart's Vose dazzles in CIF swimming swan song

Flintridge Sacred Heart's Vose dazzles in CIF swimming swan song

RIVERSIDE — After a substandard prelims on Thursday, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy swimming Coach Steve Bergen thought perhaps a third-straight CIF Southern Section Division I top-10 finish might be out of the question.

Flintridge Prep upsets No. 2 Bellflower en route to CIF semifinals

BELLFLOWER — Right after Will Penn put the finishing touch on the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team’s victory with a kill, his teammates swarmed him inside the Bellflower High gymnasium for a celebration.

La Cañada softball officially outright Rio Hondo League champion

La Cañada softball officially outright Rio Hondo League champion

After clinching a share of the Rio Hondo League championship on Tuesday, the La Cañada High softball team had its league finale canceled.

Flintridge Prep baseball beats league champ to secure second place

PASADENA — In its first two tries this season, the Flintridge Prep baseball team had no answer for nemesis Pasadena Poly, losing in both contests.

Biermann adds one more title at Crescenta Valley

Biermann adds one more title at Crescenta Valley

Through holding a variety of prominent titles over a career that spanned parts of three decades, Ken Biermann had the opportunity to witness Crescenta Valley High evolve first hand academically and athletically.

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball outlasts Rio Mesa in five-game classic

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball outlasts Rio Mesa in five-game classic

LA CAÑADA — From the outset of Thursday’s CIF Southern Section Division IV second-round match between Flintridge Prep and Rio Mesa, there was a sense in the Rebels gym that the contest was going to be a five-game thriller.

Young Flintridge Prep swimming team finds consolation at CIF

RIVERSIDE — A strong swim from its boys’ 400-yard freestyle relay team in the final event of the CIF Southern Section Division III swimming finals on Thursday allowed the Rebels to leave Riverside City College on a slightly more upbeat...

La Cañada boys' volleyball bested by Aliso Niguel in second-round playoff match

It’s been a constant learning experience throughout the season for the La Cañada High boys’ volleyball team.

St. Francis tennis topped by second-seeded Beverly Hills

For the second consecutive season, the St. Francis High tennis team qualified for the postseason. Unfortunately for the Golden Knights, they haven’t quite figured out how to clear the hurdle of advancing past the first round. Then again, they&...

La Cañada boys' tennis no match for Northwood

LA CAÑADA — Despite facing a third-place squad, the La Cañada High boys’ tennis team was given no favors in its opening-round match of the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs.

Quartet of La Cañada schools head to swimming finals

Quartet of La Cañada schools head to swimming finals

Over the next three days, the city of La Cañada Flintridge will have a participant from all four of its schools in competition at the CIF Southern Section Swimming and Diving Championships at Riverside City College.

Flintridge Prep volleyball sweeps into second round

Flintridge Prep volleyball sweeps into second round

LA CAÑADA — Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball has a young and relatively inexperienced squad going into the opening round of the CIF Southern Section Division IV playoffs, but it also has heavy hitter Dante Fregoso.

La Cañada softball trounces Temple City to win league

La Cañada softball trounces Temple City to win league

TEMPLE CITY — La Cañada High softball was atop the Rio Hondo League standings going into its second-to-last regular season game against host Temple City, which, along with Monrovia, was tied for second one game back, nipping at the...

La Cañada volleyball recovers to win CIF first-rounder

LA CAÑADA — Connor Walbrecht knew it couldn’t get much worse for the La Cañada High boys’ volleyball team than it did in the first game of Tuesday night’s CIF Southern Section Division II playoff opener.

La Cañada's Morikawa shoots for second at CIF individual

Everything seemed to click for Collin Morikawa shortly after beginning his round at the CIF Southern Section Northern Individual Tournament on Monday.

La Cañada, St. Francis tennis on to Division I dance

La Cañada, St. Francis tennis on to Division I dance

Over the course of the 10-week regular season, the La Cañada High and St. Francis boys' tennis teams competed in their their share of tough matches that have them battled-tested for the playoffs.

La Cañada swimming's Bell, Wong claim Rio Hondo League titles

PASADENA — The 2015 Rio Hondo League swimming finals provided a final chance for two accomplished Spartans swimmers to add to their league accolades and gear up for a return to the waters of the upcoming CIF Southern Section Division II finals.

Flintridge Sacred Heart track and field rises at Sunshine League final

After locking up the Sunshine League dual-meet championship, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy track and field team had additional business to settle.

Morikawa makes it four straight Rio Hondo League individual titles

Morikawa makes it four straight Rio Hondo League individual titles

LA VERNE — Relatively strong winds from the nearby foothills couldn’t derail La Cañada High boys’ golfer Collin Morikawa in his quest to win a fourth Rio Hondo League individual championship in a row.

Rio Hondo hopes for La Cañada High boys' tennis are dashed by San Marino

TEMPLE CITY — Despite its best efforts, the La Cañada High boys’ tennis team was unable to extend its individual season beyond Thursday afternoon.

Trio of La Cañada High tennis players advances to league semifinals

TEMPLE CITY — A trio of La Cañada High boys’ tennis players is all that’s standing in the way of total domination of the Rio Hondo League by powerhouse San Marino.

Lintvedt of St. Francis golf advances to CIF Southern Section Northern Individual

Lintvedt of St. Francis golf advances to CIF Southern Section Northern Individual

PASADENA — Stian Lintvedt liked his chances of putting together a good round once he arrived at Brookside Golf Course No. 1 for the Mission League individual final on Wednesday.

Trio of La Cañada High tennis players advances to league semifinals

TEMPLE CITY — A trio of La Cañada High boys’ tennis players is all that’s standing in the way of total domination of the Rio Hondo League by powerhouse San Marino.

La Cañada boys' golfer Morikawa takes lead at league individual final

LA VERNE — After helping the La Cañada High boys’ golf team win its fourth straight Rio Hondo League championship, Collin Morikawa appears primed to make it four straight individual league titles.

La Cañada volleyball sweeps into second place

La Cañada volleyball sweeps into second place

LA CAÑADA — In the final regular season match of the season, second place in the Rio Hondo League was still on the line for the La Cañada High boys’ volleyball team as it hosted Temple City, which had designs on moving...

Flintridge Sacred Heart softball stymied by Louisville

WOODLAND HILLS — Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's softball team got the strong start it desired Tuesday and produced an impressive rally midway through its Sunshine League first-place showdown with Louisville.

Crescenta Valley High boys' volleyball comes up short in tournament finals

LA CRESCENTA — With respective league seasons winding down and the postseason looming, high school teams from all areas met at Crescenta Valley High for the 14th Annual CV boys’ volleyball tournament on Saturday.

Flintridge Prep boys' swimming repeats at Prep League championships

Flintridge Prep boys' swimming repeats at Prep League championships

PASADENA — After going through the dual meet portion of the Prep League unblemished once again this season, the Flintridge Prep boys’ swim team looked to put the finishing touches on its third straight league title in the Prep League...

Flintridge Prep track's Van Scoter, Barakat win two league titles each

REDONDO BEACH — Coming off a successful cross-country season, Flintridge Prep’s Jack Van Scoter has endured a few bumps in the road during the track and field season.

One big inning leads La Cañada softball past South Pasadena

SOUTH PASADENA — Facing a team that had not scored against it in two previous meetings, it wouldn’t be beyond the realm of thinking that one big inning early the third time around would suffice.

La Cañada boys' tennis breezes past Temple City, 12-6

TEMPLE CITY — Having already clinched second place in the Rio Hondo League, the members of the La Cañada High boys’ tennis team still had some unfinished business to tend to Friday.

Flintridge Prep boys' golfer Sacks captures Prep League individual championship

Flintridge Prep boys' golfer Sacks captures Prep League individual championship

PASADENA — It had been a tough previous two seasons for Jonah Sacks at the Prep League individual finals.

St. Francis baseball struggles against Notre Dame

St. Francis baseball struggles against Notre Dame

PASADENA — With a stifling three-game losing streak in the Mission League heading into Tuesday’s game against Sherman Oaks Notre Dame High, St. Francis was in need of changing its fortunes.

Flintridge Sacred Heart swimming wraps up fourth straight league title in dominant fashion

Flintridge Sacred Heart swimming wraps up fourth straight league title in dominant fashion

PASADENA — Even with one of the most impressive resumes of any swimmer in area history, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy senior Kirsten Vose says she still has doubts before big races.

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball keeps rolling with sweep of Rio Hondo Prep

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball keeps rolling with sweep of Rio Hondo Prep

LA CAÑADA — Occupying the top rung of the Prep League standings, the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team is prepared for its share of challenges during the final stretch of the league campaign.

Flintridge Sacred Heart swimming topples Harvard-Westlake

LOS ANGELES — Harvard-Westlake was the final obstacle in the way of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy swimming team finishing the Mission League dual meet schedule on top and undefeated once again.

All-Area Girls' Soccer Second Team

All-Area Girls' Soccer Second Team

Jillian Brady, Flintridge Prep, Sophomore, Midfielder

All-Area Girls' Soccer First Team

All-Area Girls' Soccer First Team

Kira Bochard, Burbank, Sophomore, Forward

All-Area Girls' Soccer Player of the Year: Intangibles lead Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Savo to be the best

All-Area Girls' Soccer Player of the Year: Intangibles lead Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Savo to be the best

Lauren Savo is a terrific soccer player who turned in an exceptional season.

La Cañada softball bested again by Monrovia, 7-1

MONROVIA — While there’s still a bit more than half of league play to go, things might have gotten a bit tougher for the members of the La Cañada High softball team in their bid to grab a hold of first place.

Flintridge Prep boys' tennis stifled by rival Pasadena Poly

GLENDALE — Cartier Juan had quite an afternoon Thursday while competing for the Flintridge Prep boys’ tennis team.

Flintridge Prep baseball finds similar fate against rival Pasadena Poly

Flintridge Prep baseball finds similar fate against rival Pasadena Poly

GLENDALE — The frustration felt by the Flintridge Prep baseball players and coaches Thursday had a familiar ring to it.

La Cañada tennis no match for San Marino

SAN MARINO — In the grand scheme of things, the final set of the day between the La Cañada High and San Marino boys’ tennis teams Wednesday had no bearing on the outcome.

Flintridge Sacred Heart softball opens Sunshine League with big win

LA CAÑADA — In the top half of the fourth inning, she showcased her composure in the circle. Moments later, in the bottom half of the inning, she displayed her power at the plate.

Miscues lead to Flintridge Prep baseball's demise against Poly

PASADENA — Flintridge Prep’s baseball team had a chance to be the last team with an unblemished record in the Prep League when the Rebels went on the road to face Pasadena Poly, winner of 19 straight league crowns, in a game in which both...

La Cañada High's Pereira delivers special season

La Cañada High's Pereira delivers special season

In his three previous seasons at La Cañada High, senior striker Nicolas Pereira had been part of a variety of teams.

All-Area Boys' Soccer First Team

All-Area Boys' Soccer First Team

Sam Adida, Sophomore, Defender, La Cañada

All-Area Boys' Soccer Second Team

All-Area Boys' Soccer Second Team

Tim Bates, Senior, Defender, Flintridge Prep

La Cañada High softball slams Temple City, 10-0

LA CAÑADA — It was one of those innings that was equal parts unexpected and spectacular.

La Cañada High girls' lacrosse notches first 'W' against Crescenta Valley

La Cañada High girls' lacrosse notches first 'W' against Crescenta Valley

LA CAÑADA — Behind four goals from senior Christine Noh, the host La Cañada High girls’ lacrosse team picked up win No. 1 at the expense of rival Crescenta Valley, 8-1, in Pacific League action Friday afternoon.

All-Area Boys' Basketball Second Team

All-Area Boys' Basketball Second Team

Grant Arthur, Junior, Guard, La Cañada

All-Area Boys' Basketball First Team

All-Area Boys' Basketball First Team

Isaac Etter, Junior, Guard, Bellarmine-Jefferson

All-Area Boys' Basketball Player of the Year: Transformation complete for Bellarmine Jefferson's Abid Oses

All-Area Boys' Basketball Player of the Year: Transformation complete for Bellarmine Jefferson's Abid Oses

Abid Oses had a great deal to become acclimated to when he first arrived at Bellarmine-Jefferson High three seasons ago.

Flintridge Prep boys' swimming leads off league with impressive win

PASADENA — Flintridge Prep’s girls’ swimming team got a head start to the Prep League season with a league-opening loss to Mayfield School, but against host Pasadena Poly, it was time for the boys to join in on the league season....

Production at top pushes Flintridge Prep softball past Providence

Production at top pushes Flintridge Prep softball past Providence

LA CAÑADA — It was production at the top of its order that paced the Flintridge Prep softball team Thursday in its nonleague game against Providence.

St. Francis volleyball blasts past Flintridge Prep

St. Francis volleyball blasts past Flintridge Prep

LA CAÑADA — Following an exhausting third game that lasted nearly 40 minutes, the members of the St. Francis High volleyball team had just three minutes to regroup.Still in control in a nonleague match against Flintridge Prep, St....

La Cañada tennis tops Flintridge Prep with surprising ease

La Cañada tennis tops Flintridge Prep with surprising ease

LA CAÑADA — La Cañada High and Flintridge Prep carry a combined 12 freshman starters on their varsity tennis squads.

All-Area Girls' Water Polo Second Team

All-Area Girls' Water Polo Second Team

Gaby Aghakian, Senior, Driver, Burbank

All-Area  Girls' Water Polo First Team

All-Area Girls' Water Polo First Team

Ani Aghakhanian, Senior, Utility, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Girls' Basketball Second Team

All-Area Girls' Basketball Second Team

Sienna Brown, Senior, Center, Burroughs

All-Area Girls' Basketball First Team

All-Area Girls' Basketball First Team

Josie Brock, Junior, Forward, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Girls' Basketball Player of the Year: Burroughs High's Del Castillo makes decision that leads to history

All-Area Girls' Basketball Player of the Year: Burroughs High's Del Castillo makes decision that leads to history

From the time she was just 5 years old, Davina Del Castillo excelled on the diamonds throughout Burbank. Along with competing in softball, she also participated in Little League baseball against the boys.

La Cañada baseball can't win back-and-forth battle against South Pasadena

La Cañada baseball can't win back-and-forth battle against South Pasadena

SOUTH PASADENA — It was a battle of baseball teams looking for their first win in Rio Hondo League competition Thursday when La Cañada hit the road to play South Pasadena.

La Cañada softball loses Rio Hondo League opener to Monrovia

LA CAÑADA — Last season proved to be a two-team race between the La Cañada High and Monrovia softball teams in the quest to win the Rio Hondo League championship.Monrovia ultimately won the league crown, leaving La Cañada...

La Cañada High's Reilly notches defensive acclaim

La Cañada High's Reilly notches defensive acclaim

In the time Louie Bilowitz has been the coach of the La Cañada High girls’ soccer team, he’s placed a large value on defense.

Kurdoghlian again secures All-CIF first-team honors in boys' basketball

Kurdoghlian again secures All-CIF first-team honors in boys' basketball

After enjoying a breakthrough season last year, Koko Kurdoghlian set out to elevate his overall game for the talented La Cañada High boys' basketball team this past season.

La Cañada High boys' soccer team grabs nine Rio Hondo League honors

La Cañada High boys' soccer team grabs nine Rio Hondo League honors

A successful season translated into quite a bit of recognition for the La Cañada High boys’ soccer team.

St. Francis High baseball grabs momentum en route to Mission League win

WEST HILLS — In its Mission League opener Monday, the lights went out on St. Francis High when it was hosting Chaminade at Jackie Robinson Field in Pasadena in the bottom of the seventh with one out, the bases loaded and the Golden Knights...

La Cañada boys' basketball's Kurdoghlian repeats as league MVP

La Cañada boys' basketball's Kurdoghlian repeats as league MVP

A share of a Rio Hondo League championship and a three-round playoff run were accompanied with some league honors for the La Cañada High boys’ basketball team and, in particular, junior Koko Kurdoghlian.

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball reels in league accolades

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball reels in league accolades

En route to helping the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team win the Prep League championship this season, it appeared that Tala Ismail might be recognized as the league’s most valuable player.

Flintridge Prep baseball grabs elusive win No. 1

ARCADIA — Maybe no area baseball team was more looking forward to starting off league play than Flintridge Prep.

Savo, Keller secure All-CIF first-team soccer accolades

Savo, Keller secure All-CIF first-team soccer accolades

Lauren Savo and Grace Keller were used to playing big minutes and stepping up for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and Crescenta Valley High girls’ soccer teams, respectively.

Flintridge Prep boys' soccer player Hamilton Evans gets All-CIF nod

Throughout the season, the members of the Flintridge Prep boys’ soccer team could count on goalkeeper Hamilton Evans to make big saves during a match.

Flintridge Prep boys' soccer's Evans grabs league's top honor

Flintridge Prep boys' soccer's Evans grabs league's top honor

Hamilton Evans did everything he could to give the Flintridge Prep boys’ soccer team an opportunity to win its share of games throughout the season.

St. Francis High baseball falls late to Village Christian

St. Francis High baseball falls late to Village Christian

TUJUNGA — Through nearly the first three weeks of the season, the members of the St. Francis High baseball team have found themselves involved in several one-run games.

La Cañada soccer pair earns All-CIF accolades

La Cañada soccer pair earns All-CIF accolades

The La Cañada boys' soccer team made the best of its first season in CIF Southern Section Division VI after moving down from Division V a year earlier.

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