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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.

Spartans Mora, Connolly earn All-CIF accolades in girls' water polo

Spartans Mora, Connolly earn All-CIF accolades in girls' water polo

Looking to get back into the postseason for the first time in five years, the La Cañada High girls' water polo team appeared to have several key pieces to its lineup to steer it in the right direction.

St. Francis High tennis upends Crescenta Valley

St. Francis High tennis upends Crescenta Valley

GLENDALE — Though still early in the season, things appear to be promising for the doubles units on the St. Francis High tennis team.

Burroughs High boys' volleyball sweeps St. Francis, moves on to tourney semifinals

Burroughs High boys' volleyball sweeps St. Francis, moves on to tourney semifinals

BURBANK — It was a plan hatched by a pair of Pacific League boys' volleyball coaches: Joel Brinton of Burroughs High and John Nelson of Crescenta Valley.

La Cañada High boys' soccer plays well, but loses to No. 1 seed in regional

La Cañada High boys' soccer plays well, but loses to No. 1 seed in regional

LOS ANGELES — It was a historical appearance when the La Cañada High boys’ soccer team took the field Tuesday for its CIF Division II Southern California Regional Championship quarterfinal.

St. Francis tennis rolls past Flintridge Prep

St. Francis tennis rolls past Flintridge Prep

GLENDALE — Through the first three matches of the season, the St. Francis High tennis team appears to have its singles lineup set.

Flintridge Prep track and field highlighted by distance runners

Flintridge Prep track and field highlighted by distance runners

LOS ANGELES — Jack Van Scoter proved to be one of the state's elite boys' cross-country runners last season, winning a CIF Southern Section Division V individual championship.

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball claims elusive Providence Tournament title

BURBANK — After consecutive years of finishing runner-up, the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team would not settle for silver this time around.

La Cañada boys' volleyball takes down St. Francis

La Cañada boys' volleyball takes down St. Francis

LA CAÑADA — Junior setter Connor Walbrecht helped get La Cañada High’s boys’ volleyball team’s season off on the right note Thursday, as he finished with 17 kills and 21 assists in a 21-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-23...

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...

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