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Glendale's Brandon McCarthy returns to Los Angeles

Glendale's Brandon McCarthy returns to Los Angeles

Major League Baseball pitcher Brandon McCarthy has a new home – about 10 miles from his first-ever home.

St. Francis football's Carroll, Martin share Angelus League's top honor

St. Francis football's Carroll, Martin share Angelus League's top honor

Searching for the program’s first league title since 1997, the St. Francis High football team ran roughshod over the Angelus League.

Big third quarter lifts St. Francis High basketball past Glendale

Big third quarter lifts St. Francis High basketball past Glendale

LA CAÑADA — After a rough first half, the St. Francis High basketball team quickly changed course in the second half..

Crescenta Valley, Glendale lead All-CIF boys' water polo honor roll

Crescenta Valley, Glendale lead All-CIF boys' water polo honor roll

It turned out to be a successful season for each of the four local boys’ water polo teams, with three of them winning league championships.

Flintridge Sacred Heart's Coffey earns All-CIF first-team volleyball accolade

Flintridge Sacred Heart's Coffey earns All-CIF first-team volleyball accolade

In each of her four seasons playing for the talented Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team, Sophia Coffey showed she could handle numerous roles responsibly.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer stymies Crescenta Valley, 5-0

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer stymies Crescenta Valley, 5-0

LA CRESCENTA — Crescenta Valley High and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy’s soccer teams are both very much still building continuity on the field and establishing their identities.

Glendale High girls' water polo holds off Westridge for Burbank title

BURBANK — In some ways, there wasn’t a more perfect ending for the Glendale High girls’ water polo team than what took place Saturday afternoon.

Piloyan named Pacific League's Most Valuable Player in boys' water polo

Piloyan named Pacific League's Most Valuable Player in boys' water polo

Already known for his goal-scoring prowess, Glendale High’s Manuk Piloyan wanted to be equally recognized for his defensive skills. Piloyan got his point across throughout the past season boys’ water polo season, in which he helped...

Eight local girls' volleyball players earn All-Pacific League accolades

Eight local girls' volleyball players earn All-Pacific League accolades

En route to advancing to the playoffs for the second straight season, the members of the Glendale High girls’ volleyball team constantly turned to seniors Grace Tappin and Sevana Stepanian.

Glendale High girls' water polo creates separation in win over Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

Glendale High girls' water polo creates separation in win over Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

BURBANK — Glendale High’s and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy’s girls’ water polo teams were pretty evenly match during the first quarter of Friday’s pool-play match in the Burbank Tournament.

Crescenta Valley High boys' soccer shot down by Sylmar

Crescenta Valley High boys' soccer shot down by Sylmar

LA CAÑADA — Following 80 minutes of regulation, the Crescenta Valley High and Sylmar boys’ soccer teams were immediately thrust into a penalty-kick session during a quarterfinal match of the Ralph Brandt Tournament on Friday night.

St. Francis High soccer edges Thousand Oaks, 2-1

LA CAÑADA — After briefly slipping and sliding on the wet field, Alex Hall managed to gain traction at the right time.

Despite defensive effort, Hoover High girls' water polo loses close one to Louisville

BURBANK — There wasn’t much that Hoover High goalie Gabriela Perez didn’t do for her team in its opening game of the Burbank High girls’ water polo tournament Friday afternoon.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer shuts down Glendale

GLENDALE — After opening the season with a scoreless tie, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer team got on track offensively in a hurry Thursday night

College Update: Flintridge Sacred Heart's Conti concludes magical run

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

Second String: Forever these Falcons will be champions

Second String: Forever these Falcons will be champions

“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hours — his greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear — is that moment when he has worked his heart out in good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle —...

St. Francis High soccer blanks Canyon

LA CANÑDA — After a handful of quality scoring chances didn’t result in any goals in the first half for the St. Francis High soccer team, it got a more favorable outcome in the second half.

Flintridge Sacred Heart volleyball's Kayla Lund earns Mission League MVP

Flintridge Sacred Heart volleyball's Kayla Lund earns Mission League MVP

A reconfigured league and a move up into the highest division in Southern California proved a challenge for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team during the recently concluded 2014 season.

Glendale Community College's David Smith earns top conference accolade

Glendale Community College's David Smith earns top conference accolade

Backed by the top defensive unit in the state, the Glendale Community College football team spent the entire season contending for a Pacific Conference American Division championship and eyeing a bowl game.

Crescenta Valley High football claims CIF championship to cap 'dream' season

Crescenta Valley High football claims CIF championship to cap 'dream' season

GLENDALE — Chasing dreams and history, Crescenta Valley High’s football team found a clear, cool and brilliant night before it.

Holy Family soccer notches first victory of season

GLENDALE — After a tough start to the season, which included being blanked twice, things might have finally turned around for the members of the Holy Family soccer team.

Glendale Fighting Club's Travis Browne TKOs Brendan Schaub at UFC 181

Proclaiming himself to be a new Travis “Hapa” Browne, the third-ranked UFC heavyweight very much looked like his old dynamic self on Saturday night.

Glendale Fight Night VI proves to be knockout

GLENDALE — Perhaps it’s fair to say that Saturday’s evening “Glendale Fight Night VI” was a knockout.

Hoover boys' basketball defeats Providence to win Paul Sutton Tipoff Classic

BURBANK — Written on the dry erase board of the Providence High boys’ basketball team’s locker room were four notes about a Hoover squad that the Pioneers had to face in the championship game of the 26th annual Paul Sutton Tipoff...

Nothing comes free for Crescenta Valley girls' basketball in tournament loss

LA CRESCENTA — Simply put, it’s not easy to win a basketball game when a team misses 21 free throws.

Crescenta Valley High football takes unconventional path to championship

Crescenta Valley High football takes unconventional path to championship

GLENDALE — Often unconventional and sometimes risky, the Crescenta Valley High football team wasn't afraid to take chances.

Forty-eight minutes to CIF glory for Crescenta Valley High football

Forty-eight minutes to CIF glory for Crescenta Valley High football

Forty-eight minutes and one very good Downey High football team are all that remain standing in the way of Crescenta Valley claiming a CIF Southern Section Southeast Division championship and an undefeated season for the ages.

Crescenta Valley girls' basketball too much for La Cañada

LA CRESCENTA — Expectations figure to be high for forward Alisa Shinn throughout the season for the Crescenta Valley High girls' basketball team.

Hoover High wrestling leaner, more focused this season

Hoover High wrestling leaner, more focused this season

Perhaps no sport is more associated with occasional purges than wrestling.

Brand-new Travis Browne ready for Brendan Schaub at UFC 181

Accompanied by the No. 3 ranking in the UFC heavyweight division, dominant victories over former champions and a highlight reel worth of finishes, Travis “Hapa” Browne has already accomplished plenty in a mixed martial arts career still...

Food for thought fuels success for Crescenta Valley offensive line

Food for thought fuels success for Crescenta Valley offensive line

Learning a second language can be tricky.

Community abuzz with Crescenta Valley High football frenzy

Community abuzz with Crescenta Valley High football frenzy

From the bustling streets across La Crescenta and Montrose to the busy hallways on the Crescenta Valley High campus, there’s plenty of enthusiasm being generated surrounding the school’s football team.

Father-son combination coordinating Crescenta Valley football success

Father-son combination coordinating Crescenta Valley football success

With rain falling and a slight chill in the air early Sunday evening, Dennis and Hudson Gossard were busy breaking down game film inside the comfort of their homes.

From seizures to the gridiron

From seizures to the gridiron

About this time last year, doctors cut open the skull of Bostin Lakin, a Crescenta Valley High School football player, whose major hope was that brain surgery would relieve him from suffering any more seizures and he could return to his normal life...

Glendale High boys' basketball derailed by Stockdale

BURBANK — Shortly after Glendale High’s boys’ basketball team suffered a 58-52 defeat against Stockdale of Bakersfield on Thursday night in a pool-play game of the Burbank High Tournament, Nitros Coach Steve Snodgress made a...

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