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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.

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.

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.

Alatraca, Crescenta Valley softball blank rival Arcadia

ARCADIA — It's quite possible the Crescenta Valley High softball team might have Adela Alatraca pitching her best at the right time of the season.

Glendale Community College track's Morales runs to All-American status

Whether in a literal or figurative sense, the weekend is bound to be a long one for Glendale Community College track and field freshman Crystal Morales.

Sports Notebook: Run of big bouts on horizon for Glendale Fighting Club

Sports Notebook: Run of big bouts on horizon for Glendale Fighting Club

The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.

College Update: Ali, Sadeghi conclude decorated tennis careers

College Update: Ali, Sadeghi conclude decorated tennis careers

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

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball outlasts Rio Mesa in five-game classic

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball outlasts Rio Mesa in five-game classic

LA CAÑADA — From the outset of Thursday’s CIF Southern Section Division IV second-round match between Flintridge Prep and Rio Mesa, there was a sense in the Rebels gym that the contest was going to be a five-game thriller.

Prolific season for Crescenta Valley High boys' volleyball comes to second-round close

CANYON COUNTRY — Crescenta Valley High’s boys’ volleyball team suffered from some inconsistent play Thursday in its CIF Southern Section Division II second-round playoff match against Canyon Country Canyon.

Young Flintridge Prep swimming team finds consolation at CIF

RIVERSIDE — A strong swim from its boys’ 400-yard freestyle relay team in the final event of the CIF Southern Section Division III swimming finals on Thursday allowed the Rebels to leave Riverside City College on a slightly more upbeat...

Glendale Community College track and field looks for All-American success at state finals

Glendale Community College track and field looks for All-American success at state finals

Close to a dozen athletes will represent the Glendale Community College men’s and women’s track and field programs at the California Community College Athletic Assn. Track and Field State Championships at College of San Mateo this...

Crescenta Valley High boys' tennis cruises past Chadwick in opening-round playoff contest

Crescenta Valley High boys' tennis cruises past Chadwick in opening-round playoff contest

LA CRESCENTA — It’s certainly hasn’t been easy of late having to juggle the arduous task of taking advanced-placement tests and preparing for the postseason. Many members of the Crescenta Valley High boys’ tennis team...

Porras, Glendale High baseball go out winners against rival Hoover

Porras, Glendale High baseball go out winners against rival Hoover

GLENDALE — Glendale and Hoover high renewed their rivalry on the baseball diamond in a Pacific League game that was the season finale for both squads.

Locals on deck for CIF-SS swimming championships

Locals on deck for CIF-SS swimming championships

Championship hopes will float over the next three days for a group of six local swimming programs at the CIF Southern Section Swimming and Diving Championships at Riverside City College.

St. Francis tennis topped by second-seeded Beverly Hills

For the second consecutive season, the St. Francis High tennis team qualified for the postseason. Unfortunately for the Golden Knights, they haven’t quite figured out how to clear the hurdle of advancing past the first round. Then again, they&...

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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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