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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...

Positive vibes helping ignite Crescenta Valley baseball team's postseason run

Positive vibes helping ignite Crescenta Valley baseball team's postseason run

From one end of the dugout to the other, there's a positive vibe that's helped raise the mood of the members of the Crescenta Valley High baseball team through the early stages of the CIF Southern Section Division II playoffs.

Minor League Baseball Update: Valenzuela starting to warm up in Tijuana

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

Playoff journey ends in quarterfinals for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy softball

GARDEN GROVE — For a team that had no postseason experience, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy softball squad sure made some huge strides this season.

Run of court comes to end for local tennis players at CIF Individual Tournament

A quartet of area boys’ tennis players showed perseverance throughout the regular season, leading to the group qualifying for the CIF Individual Tournament.

Duke to face Phillips in Chicago at UFC Fight Night

Duke to face Phillips in Chicago at UFC Fight Night

Jessamyn Duke has been wanting to get back inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship's octagon for quite some time.

Flintridge Prep baseball hopes to keep postseason success going

Flintridge Prep baseball hopes to keep postseason success going

There was a time when postseason success was a mystery for the Flintridge Prep baseball program.

St. Francis' Foster, Flintridge Prep's Weiss twins ready to master possibilities

St. Francis' Foster, Flintridge Prep's Weiss twins ready to master possibilities

In one sense, area representation at Friday evening's CIF Southern Section Track and Field Masters Meet is small.

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.

College Update: Olmedo-Barrera named Big West co-Player of the Year

College Update: Olmedo-Barrera named Big West co-Player of the Year

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

Ledesma, Gadsby lead Crescenta Valley High baseball to CIF quarterfinals

MISSION VIEJO – Crescenta Valley High sophomore catcher Kewin Ledesma came up huge at the right time.

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.

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'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.

Glendale Fighting Club's Browne on wrong end of slugfest with Arlovski

In what is likely to go down as one of the wildest rounds, if not fights, in Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight history, Travis “Hapa” Browne had the misfortune of being on the wrong side of the thrilling bout.

Gadsby, Crescenta Valley High baseball shut out Ventura in CIF opener

Gadsby, Crescenta Valley High baseball shut out Ventura in CIF opener

GLENDALE — Following seven innings of brilliance on the mound, Crescenta Valley High’s Brian Gadsby did what he always does.

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...

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.

Julie Hoppe retires from Hoover High tennis

Julie Hoppe retires from Hoover High tennis

Since 2004, Julie Hoppe has been a staple among the coaching ranks at Hoover High.

UFC 187: Travis Browne faces old friend Andrei Arlovski in heavyweight slugfest

When Andrei Arlovski was preparing for his previous Ultimate Fighting Championship bout, he was doing so while residing in the welcoming confines of Travis Browne’s home.

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.

Crescenta Valley softball done in by Redondo Union

REDONDO BEACH — It was two spectacular efforts that helped eliminate the Crescenta Valley High softball team from the postseason Thursday afternoon.

Major League Baseball Update: Bergman handling role well with Colorado Rockies

Major League Baseball Update: Bergman handling role well with Colorado Rockies

The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.

Local presence will be sizable at CIF track and field finals

Local presence will be sizable at CIF track and field finals

When the CIF Southern Section Divisional Championships get underway Saturday at Cerritos College in Norwalk, there will not be a lack of local representation.

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.

Brian Esquival steps down from Hoover High baseball

For the time being, it appears that season No. 20 in baseball overall and year No. 3 at Hoover High will be the last in coaching for Brian Esquival.

Flintridge Prep softball goes down swinging against Vasquez

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

Holy Family softball handcuffed by Pasadena Poly

Holy Family softball handcuffed by Pasadena Poly

PASADENA —This season, Holy Family’s softball team got two things back that were missing from its last campaign: its coach and a trip to the CIF Southern Section Division VI playoffs.

Four local softball teams get CIF playoff nods

Four local softball teams get CIF playoff nods

Through the years, the Crescenta Valley High softball team has constantly been a part of the playoff picture. The Falcons have put together a postseason run that’s spanned for more than a decade.

Crescenta Valley, Flintridge Prep baseball teams get opening-round home playoff contests

Crescenta Valley, Flintridge Prep baseball teams get opening-round home playoff contests

Following second-place finishes in their respective leagues, the Crescenta Valley High and Flintridge Prep baseball teams will look to turn in successful playoff runs.

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.

Glendale's Julian, La Cañada's Bell swim to CIF championships

Glendale's Julian, La Cañada's Bell swim to CIF championships

RIVERSIDE — Eight meet records fell at the CIF Southern Section Division II swimming finals Saturday at Riverside Aquatics Center, making it one of the faster meets the division has ever seen.

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.

Glendale college track and field produces three All-Americans

Under the guise of coach Eddie Lopez, the Glendale Community College track and field program has produced state qualifiers and standouts year in and year out.

Crescenta Valley tennis knocked out of playoffs in second round

WALNUT — On paper, Crescenta Valley High’s opponent in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division II boys’ tennis playoffs looked intimidating.

CIF Track and Field Prelims: Crescenta Valley's Melnyk moves on in two events

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.

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.

Crescenta Valley High baseball knocks Arcadia out of playoff chase

Crescenta Valley High baseball knocks Arcadia out of playoff chase

ARCADIA — It took all of one inning for the Crescenta Valley High baseball team to delight two fanbases, while frustrating another at the same time.

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.

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Photo Gallery: CV vs. Ventura in CIF SS Division II playoff game

Photo Gallery: CV vs. Ventura in CIF SS Division II playoff game

Buoyed by a four-run first inning from his offense, Crescenta Valley senior right-hander Brian Gadsby twirled a two-hit shutout at Stengel Field Friday to lead the Falcons past Ventura, 4-0, in a CIF Southern Section Division II first-round game.

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