Gaby Aghakian, Senior, Driver, Burbank
Ani Aghakhanian, Senior, Utility, Crescenta Valley
There’s rarely a break in the action for Audrey Taylor.
Sienna Brown, Senior, Center, Burroughs
Josie Brock, Junior, Forward, Crescenta Valley
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.
GLENDALE — Jaimy Blank got himself involved. Just the way he wanted it, too.
LA CRESCENTA — For quite some time, Crescenta Valley High has been residing atop the mountain of competition in Pacific League swimming.
During his four-year career playing for the Glendale High boys’ soccer team, Avo Haroutunyan developed an appreciation and respect for the top players he competed against in the Pacific League.
GLENDALE — During the early going of the season, the Glendale High softball team hasn’t exactly been troubled by stranded base runners.
Tala Ismail had a big hand in the Flintridge Prep girls' basketball team enjoying one of its finest seasons in program history.
GLENDALE — After reaching the postseason last year and having designs on returning again, Hoover High’s baseball team’s first win has proved elusive in the early stages of this season.
Entering the season, Alisa Shinn, Josie Brock and Sylvia Vartazarian figured to be key players on their respective teams. The trio looked to improve on their budding careers by showcasing their multiple skills with an eye on helping their squads...
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...
On the heels of their most successful season in recent memory, the Glendale High boys’ basketball team was well-represented on the recently released Pacific League awards list.
From her playmaking skills to providing leadership, Ani Aghakhanian played a key role in the Crescenta Valley High girls’ water polo team remaining atop the Pacific League.
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.
LA CAÑADA — With her team trailing by one to visiting Westridge School and having allowed just one hit through four innings of work, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy starting pitcher Hannah Zika gathered up her belongings and jogged...
Demetrius Perkins (Glendale Community College, 2011) College of Idaho basketball senior: A terrific season for College of Idaho and a fabulous career for Perkins came to a conclusion Saturday in the NAIA quarterfinals in an 88-80 loss to...
ARCADIA — Maybe no area baseball team was more looking forward to starting off league play than Flintridge Prep.
GLENDALE — Backed by some patience in a key at-bat in the late innings, Weston Walker responded in a big way for the Crescenta Valley High baseball team Wednesday.
GLENDALE — Going into the final game of pool play in the 49th annual Babe Herman Tournament, Crescenta Valley High’s baseball team had the chance to finish undefeated atop its four-team pool and secure a place in the final the next day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As first-year coach of the Crescenta Valley High girls’ water polo team, it didn’t take long for Ricky Mulcahey to recognize the work ethic that Audrey Taylor displayed.
GLENDALE — Though still early in the season, things appear to be promising for the doubles units on the St. Francis High tennis team.
LA CRESCENTA — Aspirations of reaching the Pacific League Varsity Invitational boys’ volleyball tournament championship ended for Crescenta Valley High’s blue team Friday evening.
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.
The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.
After being affiliated with the Glendale High boys’ basketball program for the past 13 seasons, Tadeh Mardirosian will shift gears and take charge of the school’s girls’ basketball team, replacing longtime coach Tania Adary.
Ib Belou is aware of the history of the Glendale High boys’ basketball program and cognizant of the stability among the program’s coaching ranks.
ARCADIA — With the first Pacific League match of the season on the docket Thursday, a quartet of area boys’ golf teams were eager to take to the course and see what progress they had made.
LA CRESCENTA — With limited nonleague competition heading into Thursday, the Pacific League campaign began early this season for the Crescenta Valley High, Burroughs and Hoover track and field teams.
LA CAÑADA — Even with a 15-point halftime lead, it didn’t appear the members of the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team seemed comfortable Wednesday night.
GLENDALE — Crescenta Valley High’s baseball team capped its first tournament of the season in convincing fashion, while rebounding from its lone defeat, Wednesday evening at Stengel Field.
In just its fourth season, the Glendale High girls’ lacrosse team got plenty accomplished. Last season, Glendale shared the Pacific League championship with Chaminade before falling to Westlake in a first-round match of the USA Lacrosse...
GLENDALE — Through the first three matches of the season, the St. Francis High tennis team appears to have its singles lineup set.
SShortly after arriving back in Los Angeles following an international business trip in Canada on Sunday, Flintridge Prep girls' basketball co-Coach Kevin Kiyomura turned on his cell phone. Kiyomura's phone then began to light up with multiple text...
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.
BURBANK — After consecutive years of finishing runner-up, the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team would not settle for silver this time around.
It wasn’t the sort of start or finish, for that matter, that Hoover High senior Edmen Shahbazyan expected in his first trip to the CIF State Championship Wrestling Tournament on Friday afternoon.
Competitiveness will in large part be determined on the growth and evolution of several young athletes at Flintridge Prep, Crescenta Valley High, Glendale, Hoover and St. Francis season.
Competition and being competitive have come to mean different things for the Crescenta Valley High, Flintridge Prep, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Glendale, Hoover and Holy Family girls’ track and field programs.
For half a decade, the Media City has had a virtual lockdown on the Pacific League softball championship.
GLENDALE — Both boys' tennis coaches at Glendale High and Burbank agreed that one factor might have played a pivotal role in the final outcome of Thursday's Pacific League match.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
LOS ANGELES — It was a nightmare third quarter that ended a dream season for the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team Saturday evening.
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...
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.
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.
ONTARIO — Experience helps, but it’s not always a prerequisite for success.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
LA CRESCENTA — For the Crescenta Valley High girls’ soccer team, stopping second-seeded La Mirada was a daunting enough task.
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...
What was once considered a long shot for the Hoover High wrestling team has now become a pattern.
Second seed or not, host Troy High’s girls’ basketball team didn’t really run anything that Glendale hadn’t seen this year.
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.
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...
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...
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.
For the Crescenta Valley High boys’ basketball team it might simply have been a bad night to have an off-day.
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...
LA CAÑADA — For the first time in three years, the Flintridge Prep boys’ soccer team is experiencing the joy of a playoff victory.
The following are previews for Saturday’s local CIF Southern Section playoff contests.
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.
BURBANK — Postseason pain took on a different and slightly scary reality for the Holy Family basketball team Thursday evening at Bellarmine-Jefferson High.
Already the underdog, the Glendale High girls’ water polo team had the misfortune of taking on host Ayala without one of its best field players in Rima Gasparyan.
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.
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...
PASADENA — When Crescenta Valley High’s girls’ water polo team first clashed with Warren earlier in the season at the Villa Park Classic, Falcons Coach Ricky Mulcahey remembered it being more lopsided than the four-goal margin his...
LA CRESCENTA — For somebody who had never taken part in a penalty kick session, Crescenta Valley High girls’ goalkeeper Sydney Schoeller more than held her own.
If there's a hope for the Hoover High wrestling program, it's that one of the six grapplers participating in this weekend's CIF Southern Section Coastal Division Individual Championships will qualify beyond the tournament to the following week's...
BARSTOW — St. Francis High basketball had the distinction of owning the longest losing streak of any seeded team in the CIF Southern Section Division IV-AA boys basketball playoffs, having dropped 12 in a row entering Wednesday's opening-...