High School Sports

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.

Flintridge Prep polo rides dominating second quarter to league win against Chadwick

LA CAÑADA —It is not something that’s a secret among the Flintridge Prep boys’ water polo players.

Angelus League preview: Favored St. Francis High ready for new league, some new foes

Angelus League preview: Favored St. Francis High ready for new league, some new foes

After all the speculation, appeals, changes to the league in terms of schools and name, change in division and plenty of hype and expectation, the Angelus League kickoff has finally arrived.

Rio Hondo League preview: La Cañada part of strong league start

Rio Hondo League preview: La Cañada part of strong league start

As the start of the Rio Hondo League football season gets going Friday evening, perhaps the league in total has not looked stronger in recent memory.

Rest equals continued success for La Cañada High girls' volleyball versus Temple City

LA CAÑADA — So far, the La Cañada High girls’ volleyball team hasn’t shown the least bit of rust.

Morning full of victories for local cross-country teams

Morning full of victories for local cross-country teams

LA CRESCENTA — It was a morning full of victories, top efforts and personal-best times for the six local schools that participated in Saturday’s 47th annual Staub Barnes Invitational at Crescenta Valley Park.

St. Francis High football runs to 5-0 with blowout of Calabasas

St. Francis High football runs to 5-0 with blowout of Calabasas

LA CAÑADA — While it was by a bit different means than accustomed, the St. Francis High offense certainly didn’t slow down Thursday night in its nonleague finale.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Grahn takes silver in second cross-country meet

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Grahn takes silver in second cross-country meet

LA CRESCENTA — Having already turned in successful debuts at the opening Mission League cross-country meet in September, both the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and St. Francis programs looked for improvement Thursday afternoon.

Flintridge Prep football wins third straight game

NORTH HOLLYWOOD — Things have changed quite considerably in favor of the Flintridge Prep football team during its last three games.

College Update: St. Francis' McAleenan in middle of everything for UNLV

College Update: St. Francis' McAleenan in middle of everything for UNLV

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

Weekly Previews: Jim Bonds leads St. Francis football against former pupil

Weekly Previews: Jim Bonds leads St. Francis football against former pupil

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

La Cañada High girls' tennis still can't get by San Marino

SAN MARINO — Both the La Cañada High girls’ tennis coach and his counterpart at San Marino shuffled their lineup for their first Rio Hondo League meeting of the season Tuesday.

Crescenta Valley High girls' golf places fourth in league match

ALHAMBRA — Through the first four Pacific League matches, the Crescenta Valley High girls’ golf team finished no worse than third place.

St. Francis High football offense scores at will en route to 49-32 win over Canyon

LA CAÑADA — Aside from one blemish, the St. Francis High offense was unstoppable on Friday night.

La Cañada High girls' cross-country wins Rio Hondo League's first meet

SAN MARINO — Had there been any question before the season of whether or not the La Cañada High boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams would factor in the Rio Hondo League race, Thursday afternoon’s first league meet at...

La Cañada High football scores 17 unanswered for wild 26-19 win over Rio Hondo Prep

La Cañada High football scores 17 unanswered for wild 26-19 win over Rio Hondo Prep

LA CAÑADA — Unable to force a stop or generate a turnover for much of the night, the La Cañada High football team did both at the most critical of junctures.

Weekly Previews: No. 1 St. Francis looks to stay undefeated against Canyon

Weekly Previews: No. 1 St. Francis looks to stay undefeated against Canyon

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

College Update: Shurie setting Clarkson volleyball to success

College Update: Shurie setting Clarkson volleyball to success

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

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball gets 32 kills from Lund in nonleague victory

LA CAÑADA — After enjoying a benchmark season as a freshman, Kayla Lund’s progress as a key player for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy has continued.

La Cañada girls' tennis edged by top-ranked Valencia at home

La Cañada girls' tennis edged by top-ranked Valencia at home

LA CAÑADA — With Rio Hondo League play set to begin later in the week, the La Cañada High girls' tennis team is in a stretch of facing prolific teams.

Brotherly matchup does not end well for La Cañada High boys' water polo

COMMERCE — Sometimes being the middle brother can have its disadvantages.

St. Francis High football relies on defense late to repel Monrovia

St. Francis High football relies on defense late to repel Monrovia

LA CAÑADA —Thanks to three fourth-quarter touchdowns and some clutch defense, bragging rights within the West San Gabriel Valley remained on Foothill Blvd.

Crescenta Valley High football shuts out La Cañada

Crescenta Valley High football shuts out La Cañada

GLENDALE — Late in a game that was decided more than a quarter earlier, the Crescenta Valley High football coaches were still yelling instructions to their second-string defense.

Flintridge Prep football, Jones haul in second win of season

BALDWIN PARK — The good news for the Flintridge Prep football team was that it could equal last year’s win total in just the fourth game of the season when it went on the road to take on Sierra Vista in a nonleague contest. The not-so-...

Burbank High golf's Irene Maemura medals in league match

Burbank High golf's Irene Maemura medals in league match

PASADENA — Irene Maemura of the Burbank High girls’ golf team and Crescenta Valley picked up breakthrough efforts during the third Pacific League match of the season Wednesday.

College update: Despite loss, Camille Coffey reaches career milestone

College update: Despite loss, Camille Coffey reaches career milestone

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

Minor league update: Another season in books for locals

The following are updates on local baseball players at the minor league level.

Weekly Previews: Top-ranked St. Francis ready for showdown with No. 1 Monrovia

Weekly Previews: Top-ranked St. Francis ready for showdown with No. 1 Monrovia

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

La Cañada High girls' volleyball trips up top-ranked Mayfield

LA CAÑADA — Apparently the members of the La Cañada High girls’ volleyball team didn’t get the memo they were set to compete against a top-ranked squad Tuesday.

St. Francis High football impresses with 50-24 win over Moorpark

MOORPARK — Jeremiah Martin was largely an unknown commodity and a lingering question mark for the St. Francis High football team coming into the season.

La Cañada High football continues impressive start with shutout of Glendale

La Cañada High football continues impressive start with shutout of Glendale

LA CAÑADA —While the La Cañada High football team continues to be a work in progress under first-year coach Ramsey Lambert, the squad’s defense continues playing at a high level.

Flintridge Prep football can't keep up with Brethren Christian

HUNTINGTON BEACH — At the end of the game, the final numbers told the tale of the Flintridge Prep football team's offense having produced enough for a victory.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, St. Francis High cross-country show improvement in first Mission League meet

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, St. Francis High cross-country show improvement in first Mission League meet

VAN NUYS — Even though the postseason is two months away, the jockeying, evaluating and analyzing began in regards to Mission League cross-country Wednesday afternoon.

Girls' Cross-Country Preview: Flintridge Prep's numbers, confidence continue to swell

Girls' Cross-Country Preview: Flintridge Prep's numbers, confidence continue to swell

Defining success in cross-country can be a tricky business.

Boys' Cross-Country Preview: City cross-country trio has big aspirations

Boys' Cross-Country Preview: City cross-country trio has big aspirations

From banner seasons to incremental progress, the results last season varied greatly for the five local boys' cross-country teams.

Undefeated La Cañada football set to clash with Glendale

Undefeated La Cañada football set to clash with Glendale

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

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball opens season with bit of revenge versus La Salle

LA CAÑADA — Over the last two years, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy girls’ volleyball coach Ernest Banaag vowed he would revive the once powerful program.

Burbank High's Maemura ties for second in second Pacific League match

BURBANK — There isn’t anything surprising to Burbank High girls’ golf Coach Branco Sevic when he watches Irene Maemura perform on the course.

La Cañada High girls' tennis gets doubled up by Arcadia

LA CAÑADA —Despite the combined singles efforts of Cassie and Ally McKenzie, the La Cañada High girls’ tennis team dropped its first match of the season in a San Gabriel Valley showdown Tuesday afternoon.

Flintridge Prep football can't keep up with Brentwood

LOS ANGELES — Winning its first game of the season and facing little resistance in doing so had the Flintridge Prep football team feeling good.

Hoover High football gets back to winning by topping Sotomayor

GLENDALE — Hoover High’s football team has prided itself over the years on being a running team that has relied on a steady stream of workhorses to carry the Tornadoes through a season.

St. Francis High football off and running versus Chino

St. Francis High football off and running versus Chino

LA CAÑADA — There were some major questions surrounding the St. Francis High football team as it prepared to open its season Friday against Chino.

La Cañada High football recovers after sloppy first half to pounce on Alhambra

La Cañada High football recovers after sloppy first half to pounce on Alhambra

LA CAÑADA —Within a matter of less than five minutes, a frustrating first half of football disappeared for the La Cañada High football team.

La Cañada High girls' tennis too much for Burbank in nonleague clash

La Cañada High girls' tennis too much for Burbank in nonleague clash

BURBANK — Even with two solid returning singles players, Burbank High girls’ tennis Coach Loi Phan didn’t want to play straight up against La Cañada.

La Cañada ready to meet familiar foe in Alhambra

La Cañada ready to meet familiar foe in Alhambra

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

St. Francis High football has highest of expectations for 2014

St. Francis High football has highest of expectations for 2014

Seasons come and seasons go for St. Francis High football.

John Carroll grows up in Golden Knight family

John Carroll grows up in Golden Knight family

From ball boy to NCAA Division I recruit, John Carroll has very much grown up under the roof of St. Francis High football.

Quick start propels Crescenta Valley High girls' tennis to win over Flintridge Sacred Heart

GLENDALE — Much like Tuesday afternoon’s season opener, the Crescenta Valley High girls’ tennis team is hoping for a fast start to the new season.

Boys' Water Polo Preview: La Cañada High boys' water polo returns with high aspirations

Boys' Water Polo Preview: La Cañada High boys' water polo returns with high aspirations

LA CAÑADA — Even though the city of La Cañada Flintridge possesses only a pair of water polo programs, the La Cañada High and Flintridge Prep squads are two of the most successful teams within the area.

Burbank High's Maemura shares medalist honors in league opener

Burbank High's Maemura shares medalist honors in league opener

LA CAÑADA — Leading up to the first Pacific League match of the season Tuesday, Irene Maemura had some time to spare.

Girls' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart has championship aspirations

Girls' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart has championship aspirations

Following a renaissance season that concluded with an appearance in the semifinals, the members of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team have some unfinished business they’d like to tend to in the next several months.

La Cañada High football edges Verbum Dei in opener

La Cañada High football edges Verbum Dei in opener

LOS ANGELES — Every facet of La Cañada High’s football team proved to be a major catalyst in its season-opening victory Friday evening.

Flintridge Prep football blitzes Blair in season opener

Flintridge Prep football blitzes Blair in season opener

LOS ANGELES — Big things will be expected throughout the season by the Flintridge Prep football team as it relates to its passing attack.

Flintridge Prep, La Cañada gearing up for season openers

Flintridge Prep, La Cañada gearing up for season openers

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

Flintridge Prep football looks to rally around experience

Flintridge Prep football looks to rally around experience

With a returning quarterback and coaching staff, a veteran offensive line and a defense not short on experience, it would stand to reason that the upcoming 2014 season would be one of stability and consistency for the Flintridge Prep football team.

Tsangeos takes to new role(s) for Flintridge Prep football

Tsangeos takes to new role(s) for Flintridge Prep football

With a roster that consists of 22 players, the Flintridge Prep football team was pleased to announce two new additions during practice recently as the Rebels tuned up for their season-opener Friday versus Blair.

Kevin McGowin embraces signal-calling role with La Cañada High football team

Kevin McGowin embraces signal-calling role with La Cañada High football team

Shortly after Kevin McGowin stepped on to the field to run offensive drills during a recent practice, music began to blare from a large black speaker and a portable clock ticked.

La Cañada High football looks to build staying power

La Cañada High football looks to build staying power

From a numbers perspective, the La Cañada High football team might be the smallest in school history.

Girls' Tennis Preview:  La Cañada High girls' tennis hopes talent will lead to title

Girls' Tennis Preview: La Cañada High girls' tennis hopes talent will lead to title

It has become an interesting dynamic for the La Cañada High girls’ tennis team in Rio Hondo League competition.

St. Francis names Terry Phillips as new baseball coach

Having been involved with coaching baseball for about a decade, Terry Phillips doesn’t view the diamond in all that different a light from the classroom.

Girls' Golf Preview: La Cañada High, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy golf teams looking to move up

With the season set to begin in two weeks, there’s reason for optimism surrounding the La Cañada High girls’ golf team.

Top 10 Female Athletes: Kirsten Vose's All-American standards were hard to match

Top 10 Female Athletes: Kirsten Vose's All-American standards were hard to match

Versatility was the name of the game in La Cañada during this past season with single-sport athletes showing their ability to master several positions and roles and multi-sport competitors shining in different fields.

All-Area Baseball Second Team

All-Area Baseball Second Team

Cameron Briggs, Junior, Infielder, Burbank

All-Area Baseball First Team

All-Area Baseball First Team

Kevin Baker, Senior, Outfielder, St. Francis

Brian Gadsby pitches Crescenta Valley High baseball to greatness

Brian Gadsby pitches Crescenta Valley High baseball to greatness

Crescenta Valley High baseball is not short on memorable seasons and memorable performances — particularly on the pitching mound.

All-Area Softball Second Team

All-Area Softball Second Team

OF — Kaitlin Brooks, Senior, Burbank

All-Area Softball First Team

All-Area Softball First Team

P — Mia Acosta, Senior, Bell-Jeff

Caitlyn Brooks was complete player for Burbank High softball

Caitlyn Brooks was complete player for Burbank High softball

Burbank High’s Caitlyn Brooks has made a name for herself as a successful pitcher since she broke onto the high school scene three years ago as a freshman.

La Cañada's Katy Campbell captures national title

La Cañada's Katy Campbell captures national title

With a modest goal of cutting time and setting a personal record, La Cañada High alumna Katy Campbell accomplished so much more at the USA Swimming Senior National Championships in Irvine.

Arroyo Seco Saints' World Series run concluded

It began with a blowout and it ended with one.

Arroyo Seco scores in bunches to win World Series opener

COMPTON — The Arroyo Seco Saints might only have two players on their roster with experience in a Palomino World Series tournament, but to coach Aaron Milam and his players, the 40-odd games they’ve played together this summer are...

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