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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.

Hoover High's Edmen Shahbazyan looks to continue historic run at state

Hoover High's Edmen Shahbazyan looks to continue historic run at state

A wild and perhaps unexpected run for Hoover High senior Edmen Shahbazyan will both continue and end at this weekend’s 43rd annual CIF State Championship Wrestling Tournament at Bakersfield’s Rabobank Arena.

Boys' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Prep appears poised to challenge for another league title

Boys' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Prep appears poised to challenge for another league title

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.

Baseball Preview: Crescenta Valley ready to follow up memorable campaign

Baseball Preview: Crescenta Valley ready to follow up memorable campaign

Following a phenomenally memorable 2014 campaign for the Crescenta Valley High baseball team, the Falcons return hoping to make some more memories for the 2015 class.

Smiley propels Crescenta Valley to 5-2 win against Victor Valley

Smiley propels Crescenta Valley to 5-2 win against Victor Valley

GLENDALE — There are plenty of ways Jimmy Smiley can contribute as a member of the Crescenta Valley High baseball team. He provided a couple of examples Wednesday night.Looking to further bolster Crescenta Valley’s pitching rotation,...

Girls' Swimming Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart has newer, bigger goals

Girls' Swimming Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart has newer, bigger 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: Can Crescenta Valley swimming maintain storied success?

Boys' Swimming Preview: Can Crescenta Valley swimming maintain storied success?

Even without the star power and depth that carried Crescenta Valley High’s boys’ swimming team to three straight CIF Southern Section Division II top-three finishes from 2011-13, the Falcons still managed to stay in the top 10 with a...

UFC 184: Ronda Rousey shines at Staples Center with 14-second victory

UFC 184: Ronda Rousey shines at Staples Center with 14-second victory

LOS ANGELES — Just when it seems unfathomable that “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey could somehow improve upon her previous bouts of brilliance, she astonished once again.

UFC 184: Jake Ellenberger back to winning ways

UFC 184: Jake Ellenberger back to winning ways

LOS ANGELES — Just before the official decision was read aloud, Jake “The Juggernaut” Ellenberger let out a sigh.

Hoover High wrestling's Shahbazyan heading to state

ONTARIO - For the second day in a row, Edmen Shahbazyan left Citizens Business Bank Arena simmering over a loss in his final match of the day Saturday in the CIF Southern Section Boys’ Wrestling Masters Meet.

Crescenta Valley High girls' basketball's memorable run comes to close

LA CRESCENTA — After taking its first lead of the game midway through the third quarter, the Crescenta Valley girls’ basketball team finally shifted momentum to its side, as it prompted a timeout from CIF Southern Section Division I-AA...

Boys' Golf Preview: Crescenta Valley, Glendale in search of Pacific League glory

Boys' Golf Preview: Crescenta Valley, Glendale in search of Pacific League glory

Both the Crescenta Valley High and Glendale boys’ golf teams are thinking big before their players hit their first shots from the tee box to begin the season.

Hoover High's Shahbazyan advances to second day of Masters

ONTARIO — Experience helps, but it’s not always a prerequisite for success.

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.

Crescenta Valley High girls' basketball gears up for another stiff test

Crescenta Valley High girls' basketball gears up for another stiff test

Winning coin flips to secure home playoff games isn’t the only thing working in favor of the Crescenta Valley High girls’ basketball team lately. The Falcons have looked pretty sharp on both ends of the court through the first two...

UFC 184 Media Day: The calm before the Rousey-Zingano storm

UFC 184 Media Day: The calm before the Rousey-Zingano storm

Despite a cavalcade of cameras, recorders and myriad questions that had already been asked many a time before, UFC 184 Media Day at Club Nokia was very much the calm ahead of the impending storm on Saturday night.

College Update: Rodriguez shines in first CSUN start

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

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.

Boys' Tennis Preview: All sorts of optimism for local programs in 2015

Boys' Tennis Preview: All sorts of optimism for local programs in 2015

It’s quite possible there might be a shift in strength from singles to doubles within the lineup of the Glendale High boys’ tennis team.

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.

Crescenta Valley girls' soccer can't stop No. 2 La Mirada

Crescenta Valley girls' soccer can't stop No. 2 La Mirada

LA CRESCENTA — For the Crescenta Valley High girls’ soccer team, stopping second-seeded La Mirada was a daunting enough task.

Glendale boys' basketball's run ended by Edison

GLENDALE — One of the most successful seasons in recent years came to an end for the Glendale High boys’ basketball team Tuesday night. With that also came the end of a 19-year tenure for coach Steve Snodgress roaming the Nitros...

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...

Crescenta Valley girls' basketball's near-perfect start leads to first-round win

LA CRESCENTA — Stifling defense from the Crescenta Valley High girls’ basketball team resulted in a scoreless first quarter from its CIF Southern Section Division I-AA first-round opponent.

Hoover High wrestling's Edmen Shahbazyan earns his way to Masters

What was once considered a long shot for the Hoover High wrestling team has now become a pattern.

Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo's season concluded by Riverside Poly in quarterfinals

PASADENA — Less than 48 hours removed from celebrating a triumphant one-goal finish, Crescenta Valley High’s girls’ water polo team, a stranger to losing for so long, found itself on the very same pool deck dealing with the...

Glendale girls' basketball pressed out of playoffs by Troy

Second seed or not, host Troy High’s girls’ basketball team didn’t really run anything that Glendale hadn’t seen this year.

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.

Glendale High boys' basketball rallies, survives scare from Santa Fe

Glendale High boys' basketball rallies, survives scare from Santa Fe

GLENDALE — A 23-foot, last-second three-point attempt that rimmed in and ultimately rimmed out vaulted the host Glendale High boys’ basketball team into the second round of the playoffs at the expense of Santa Fe.

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...

Hoover wrestling's Martinez, Shahbazyan advance to second day of Coastal Championships

LAKE ELSINORE — While the chase for CIF Southern Section titles came up empty for the Hoover High wrestling team, there’s still business at hand for two Tornadoes at the second and final day of the CIF Southern Section Coastal Division...

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.

Betrian, Khashakyan deliver wins

Burgeoning women’s mixed martial arts fighter Jemyma Betrian and men’s featherweight Alfred Khashakyan delivered knockout victories Friday night in Studio City at Lights Out Promotions’ Fight Night at Sportsmen’s Lodge.

Hoover High boys' basketball's upset bid comes up short at Beverly Hills

BEVERLY HILLS — Heading into the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division III-A boys’ basketball playoffs, Hoover High had accomplished some notable feats this season, mainly navigating a strong Pacific League to finish fourth...

Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball can't chop down Oak Park

For the Crescenta Valley High boys’ basketball team it might simply have been a bad night to have an off-day.

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.

CIF Previews: Plenty of home cooking for locals

CIF Previews: Plenty of home cooking for locals

The following are previews for Saturday’s local CIF Southern Section playoff contests.

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Photo Gallery: Flintridge Prep vs. Ribet Academy girls basketball in CIF Semi Finals

Photo Gallery: Flintridge Prep vs. Ribet Academy girls basketball in CIF Semi Finals

It was a nightmare third quarter that ended a dream season for the Flintridge Prep girls' basketball team Saturday evening. The visiting third-seeded Rebels were outscored by 14 points in the third and never recovered, losing to second-seeded host Ribet Academy, 46-39, in the CIF Southern Section Division V-AA semifinals....

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