High School Sports

College Update: St. Francis' McAleenan in middle of everything for UNLV

College Update: St. Francis' McAleenan in middle of everything for UNLV

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

Game of the Week: Crescenta Valley High, Burbank brace for collision course

Game of the Week: Crescenta Valley High, Burbank brace for collision course

The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week.

John Cicuto: Leader of the Vaqs

John Cicuto: Leader of the Vaqs

At 69, he's still got quite a sharp memory. He can recall the majority of football players he's coached and the games that took place while he stood on the sidelines wearing a headset.

Crescenta Valley High boys' water polo sinks La Serna in overtime

PASADENA — Grasping a precarious one-goal lead with 29 seconds to play, Crescenta Valley High’s boys’ water polo team simply could not hold on to victory thanks to a dramatic steal and score by La Serna with but five seconds left in...

Burbank High girls' volleyball outlasts Crescenta Valley in four

Crescenta Valley High girls' volleyball can't complete comeback versus Burbank

LA CRESCENTA — Another sample of what should be a very exciting and competitive race for a Pacific League girls’ volleyball postseason spot played out Tuesday afternoon between two of the league’s stronger competitors.

Crescenta Valley High girls' golf places fourth in league match

ALHAMBRA — Through the first four Pacific League matches, the Crescenta Valley High girls’ golf team finished no worse than third place.

Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club: St. Francis football continues to pile up big numbers

Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club: St. Francis football continues to pile up big numbers

GLENDALE — The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 72nd year, meets Tuesdays at the Elk's Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the fourth meeting of the year.

Flintridge Prep football rolls over Mountain Empire

Flintridge Prep football rolls over Mountain Empire

LOS ANGELES — Momentum was the prevailing motivation for the Flintridge Prep football team entering Saturday’s nonleague contest.

St. Francis High football offense scores at will en route to 49-32 win over Canyon

LA CAÑADA — Aside from one blemish, the St. Francis High offense was unstoppable on Friday night.

Hoover High football can't find way past Arcadia

ARCADIA — Looking for a positive sign, the Hoover High football team played arguably its best game of the season on defense.

Crescenta Valley High football shines in league opener against Burroughs

Crescenta Valley High football shines in league opener against Burroughs

GLENDALE — Minutes after the conclusion of Friday night’s Pacific League opener at Glendale High, the Crescenta Valley football team posed for photos, while head coach Paul Schilling enjoyed a Gatorade bath.

Glendale football shut out by Muir in Pacific League opener

GLENDALE — Mired in a rut on offense, the Glendale High football team looked to turn the corner when it began Pacific League play Thursday night against Muir.

Chung notches double eagle for Crescenta Valley girls' golf in league match

ARCADIA — After a rough beginning to her nine-hole round, Audrey Chung had a pleasant surprise after finishing her round on the par-five ninth hole.

Top-ranked St. Francis football gears up for physical battle with Canyon

Top-ranked St. Francis football gears up for physical battle with Canyon

The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week.

Pacific League football preview: Crescenta Valley High poised to take crown?

Pacific League football preview: Crescenta Valley High poised to take crown?

As the start of Pacific League play gets underway Thursday evening, only one football team enters unbeaten and only one squad is winless, while the rest of the league's six entrants are somewhere in between.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball gets 32 kills from Lund in nonleague victory

LA CAÑADA — After enjoying a benchmark season as a freshman, Kayla Lund’s progress as a key player for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy has continued.

Glendale High girls' volleyball takes out Burroughs in four

Glendale High girls' volleyball takes out Burroughs in four

GLENDALE — Ta’ase Mose could see the momentum beginning to evaporate and a fifth game looming.

Quarterback Club: Crawford to take bigger role in St. Francis offense

Quarterback Club: Crawford to take bigger role in St. Francis offense

GLENDALE — The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 72nd year, meets Tuesdays at the Elk's Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the third meeting of the year.

Hoover tennis turns back Burroughs in league

GLENDALE — With the temperature in the 80s, the climate was much more manageable for the Hoover High and Burroughs girls' tennis teams when they squared off Monday.

Flintridge Prep football, Jones haul in second win of season

BALDWIN PARK — The good news for the Flintridge Prep football team was that it could equal last year’s win total in just the fourth game of the season when it went on the road to take on Sierra Vista in a nonleague contest. The not-so-...

St. Francis High football relies on defense late to repel Monrovia

St. Francis High football relies on defense late to repel Monrovia

LA CAÑADA —Thanks to three fourth-quarter touchdowns and some clutch defense, bragging rights within the West San Gabriel Valley remained on Foothill Blvd.

Glendale High football stymied by South Pasadena

SOUTH PASADENA — What looked like a momentum shift in favor of the Glendale High football team quickly went the other way.

Crescenta Valley High football shuts out La Cañada

Crescenta Valley High football shuts out La Cañada

GLENDALE — Late in a game that was decided more than a quarter earlier, the Crescenta Valley High football coaches were still yelling instructions to their second-string defense.

Major League Baseball Update: Brandon McCarthy has perfect inning to remember with New York Yankees

Major League Baseball Update: Brandon McCarthy has perfect inning to remember with New York Yankees

The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.

Crescenta Valley High girls' volleyball outlasts Glendale in league opener

Crescenta Valley High girls' volleyball outlasts Glendale in league opener

GLENDALE — One win is all that separated the Glendale High and Crescenta Valley girls’ volleyball teams within the Pacific League standings last season.

College update: Despite loss, Camille Coffey reaches career milestone

College update: Despite loss, Camille Coffey reaches career milestone

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

Glendale High girls' tennis edges out Crescenta Valley

LA CRESCENTA — Postseason survival and standing in regards to Pacific League girls’ tennis may very well come down to the wire.

Burbank High golf's Irene Maemura medals in league match

Burbank High golf's Irene Maemura medals in league match

PASADENA — Irene Maemura of the Burbank High girls’ golf team and Crescenta Valley picked up breakthrough efforts during the third Pacific League match of the season Wednesday.

Hoover water polo defense sets tone in rout of Whittier

Hoover water polo defense sets tone in rout of Whittier

GLENDALE — The Hoover High boys’ water polo team served notice early that if Whittier hoped to come away with a win Wednesday, the Cardinals would have to find a way to crack the Tornadoes defense.

Game of the Week: Rivals Crescenta Valley, La Cañada look to stay unbeaten

Game of the Week: Rivals Crescenta Valley, La Cañada look to stay unbeaten

The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week.

Heat, student safety at forefront for local schools

A scorching heat wave that blistered the region with near record-high temperatures also brought safety to the forefront for the local high schools and college.

Glendale High girls' volleyball passes final test versus Monrovia before league

Glendale High girls' volleyball passes final test versus Monrovia before league

GLENDALE — Had the Glendale High girls’ volleyball team hoped for a challenge in its final nonleague match before the commencement of Pacific League action, then Monrovia High certainly fit the bill.

Quarterback Club: Transportation issues can't stall Crescenta Valley football team

Quarterback Club: Transportation issues can't stall Crescenta Valley football team

GLENDALE — The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 72nd year, meets Tuesdays at the Elk's Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the second meeting of the year.

St. Francis High football impresses with 50-24 win over Moorpark

MOORPARK — Jeremiah Martin was largely an unknown commodity and a lingering question mark for the St. Francis High football team coming into the season.

Hoover High football has no answers for South Pasadena

Hoover High football has no answers for South Pasadena

GLENDALE — It was a struggle in every sense for the Hoover High School football team, particularly in the deciding first half of its nonleague meeting with visiting South Pasadena on Friday night at Glendale High’s Moyse Field.

La Cañada High football continues impressive start with shutout of Glendale

La Cañada High football continues impressive start with shutout of Glendale

LA CAÑADA —While the La Cañada High football team continues to be a work in progress under first-year coach Ramsey Lambert, the squad’s defense continues playing at a high level.

Gadsby lifts Crescenta Valley High football to win against Golden Valley

CANYON COUNTRY — The Golden Valley High football team couldn’t come close to stopping Crescenta Valley’s Brian Gadsby.

Flintridge Prep football can't keep up with Brethren Christian

HUNTINGTON BEACH — At the end of the game, the final numbers told the tale of the Flintridge Prep football team's offense having produced enough for a victory.

Crescenta Valley High boys' water polo breezes through rematch with Poly

Crescenta Valley High boys' water polo breezes through rematch with Poly

PASADENA — One of the top regional and intradivisional boys' water polo rivalries was renewed again Thursday afternoon at Pasadena Poly.

Glendale girls' tennis makes quick work of rival Hoover

Glendale girls' tennis makes quick work of rival Hoover

GLENDALE — Having a strong 1-2 singles combination might be a boon throughout the season for the Glendale High girls' tennis team.

Minor League Update: Sherriff concludes strong season with Cardinals

Minor League Update: Sherriff concludes strong season with Cardinals

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

Major League Update: Christian Bergman looking to leave mark on Colorado Rockies

Major League Update: Christian Bergman looking to leave mark on Colorado Rockies

The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, St. Francis High cross-country show improvement in first Mission League meet

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, St. Francis High cross-country show improvement in first Mission League meet

VAN NUYS — Even though the postseason is two months away, the jockeying, evaluating and analyzing began in regards to Mission League cross-country Wednesday afternoon.

Undefeated Glendale, La Cañada High football set to clash

Undefeated Glendale, La Cañada High football set to clash

The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week.

Boys' Cross-Country Preview: Flintridge Prep leads local cross-country expectations

Boys' Cross-Country Preview: Flintridge Prep leads local cross-country expectations

From banner seasons to incremental progress, the results last season varied greatly for the five local boys' cross-country teams.

Girls' Cross-Country Preview: Success takes different shapes for local cross-country squads

Girls' Cross-Country Preview: Success takes different shapes for local cross-country squads

Defining success in cross-country can be a tricky business.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball opens season with bit of revenge versus La Salle

LA CAÑADA — Over the last two years, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy girls’ volleyball coach Ernest Banaag vowed he would revive the once powerful program.

Providence High volleyball comes on to sweep Holy Family

Providence High volleyball comes on to sweep Holy Family

BURBANK — During the first two games Tuesday against Holy Family, the Providence High girls' volleyball team let the Gaels stick around.

Burbank High's Maemura ties for second in second Pacific League match

BURBANK — There isn’t anything surprising to Burbank High girls’ golf Coach Branco Sevic when he watches Irene Maemura perform on the course.

Flintridge Prep football can't keep up with Brentwood

LOS ANGELES — Winning its first game of the season and facing little resistance in doing so had the Flintridge Prep football team feeling good.

Hoover High football gets back to winning by topping Sotomayor

GLENDALE — Hoover High’s football team has prided itself over the years on being a running team that has relied on a steady stream of workhorses to carry the Tornadoes through a season.

Led by talented trio, Glendale High football thumps San Gabriel

SAN GABRIEL — With school in session and the summer behind it, it was time to see how all the offseason work translated to the field, as the Glendale High football team went on the road to open its season against San Gabriel.

St. Francis High football off and running versus Chino

St. Francis High football off and running versus Chino

LA CAÑADA — There were some major questions surrounding the St. Francis High football team as it prepared to open its season Friday against Chino.

Crescenta Valley High football shakes off rust en route to rout

Crescenta Valley High football shakes off rust en route to rout

GLENDALE — After an avalanche of second-half points, perhaps Jordan Lobianco’s first-half histrionics were somewhat overlooked.

Glendale girls' tennis doubles up Flintridge Sacred Heart

GLENDALE — Having had enough of practicing against each other, the members of the Glendale High girls' tennis team finally kicked of their season Thursday. Glendale found itself matched against Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, which had already...

Flintridge Prep boys' water polo pulls away from Burbank in season opener

Flintridge Prep boys' water polo pulls away from Burbank in season opener

LA CAÑADA — Rust and jitters played about as big a factor as an actual opponent for the Burbank High and Flintridge Prep boys' water polo teams.

Glendale High football looks for improvement once again

Glendale High football looks for improvement once again

Over the last four years, only one of the Pacific League’s eight football teams has numerically demonstrated improvement each season.

Glendale High's Luis Ruiz prefers role of workhorse

Glendale High's Luis Ruiz prefers role of workhorse

When asked how he would describe his playing style, Glendale High senior Luis Ruiz took a step back to consider his choice of adjectives.

Boys' Water Polo Preview: Glendale High boys' water polo has big shoes to fill

Boys' Water Polo Preview: Glendale High boys' water polo has big shoes to fill

If there were two universal talking points this summer in regards to the four local boys’ water polo teams, perhaps those would be change and stability.

Crescenta Valley set to renew boulevard rivalry with Verdugo Hills

Crescenta Valley set to renew boulevard rivalry with Verdugo Hills

The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week.

St. Francis High football has highest of expectations for 2014

St. Francis High football has highest of expectations for 2014

Seasons come and seasons go for St. Francis High football.

John Carroll grows up in Golden Knight family

John Carroll grows up in Golden Knight family

From ball boy to NCAA Division I recruit, John Carroll has very much grown up under the roof of St. Francis High football.

Crescenta Valley High's Davo Hakobyan has quickly become a force for Falcons

Crescenta Valley High's Davo Hakobyan has quickly become a force for Falcons

Crescenta Valley High football’s high-flying, high-octane, high-scoring offense commands plenty of attention and accolades. And rightly so.

Quick start propels Crescenta Valley High girls' tennis to win over Flintridge Sacred Heart

GLENDALE — Much like Tuesday afternoon’s season opener, the Crescenta Valley High girls’ tennis team is hoping for a fast start to the new season.

Burbank High's Maemura shares medalist honors in league opener

Burbank High's Maemura shares medalist honors in league opener

LA CAÑADA — Leading up to the first Pacific League match of the season Tuesday, Irene Maemura had some time to spare.

Talent-heavy Crescenta Valley football looking to surpass last season's disappointment

Talent-heavy Crescenta Valley football looking to surpass last season's disappointment

Make no mistake, Crescenta Valley High’s football team is very much looking forward with aspirations for an ultra-successful 2014 campaign.

Girls' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart volleyball team holds title aspirations

Girls' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart volleyball team holds title aspirations

Following a renaissance season that concluded with an appearance in the semifinals, the members of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team have some unfinished business they’d like to tend to in the next several months.

Flintridge Prep football blitzes Blair in season opener

Flintridge Prep football blitzes Blair in season opener

LOS ANGELES — Big things will be expected throughout the season by the Flintridge Prep football team as it relates to its passing attack.

Hoover High football handed season-opening loss by Hollywood

Hoover High football handed season-opening loss by Hollywood

GLENDALE — After one game, Hoover High second-year football Coach Matt Andersen isn’t about to panic.

Flintridge Prep football looks to rally around experience

Flintridge Prep football looks to rally around experience

With a returning quarterback and coaching staff, a veteran offensive line and a defense not short on experience, it would stand to reason that the upcoming 2014 season would be one of stability and consistency for the Flintridge Prep football team.

Tsangeos takes to new role(s) for Flintridge Prep football

Tsangeos takes to new role(s) for Flintridge Prep football

With a roster that consists of 22 players, the Flintridge Prep football team was pleased to announce two new additions during practice recently as the Rebels tuned up for their season-opener Friday versus Blair.

No breaks are a good thing for Hoover High's Josh Lee

No breaks are a good thing for Hoover High's Josh Lee

There aren’t many breaks in the action for Josh Lee throughout the year. Pick a season and he’s assuredly playing a sport at Hoover High.

Competitiveness is job No. 1 for Hoover High football

Competitiveness is job No. 1 for Hoover High football

Simplicity appears to be the name of the game at Hoover High.

Girls' Tennis Preview: Lineup stability to be a key for Crescenta Valley girls' tennis team

Girls' Tennis Preview: Lineup stability to be a key for Crescenta Valley girls' tennis team

At least for now, things seem to be in order throughout the lineup for the Crescenta Valley High girls’ tennis team.

Flintridge Prep gearing up for season opener with Blair

Flintridge Prep gearing up for season opener with Blair

The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week.

Girls' Golf Preview: Crescenta Valley High, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy golf teams begin new chapters

Girls' Golf Preview: Crescenta Valley High, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy golf teams begin new chapters

With proper course management and having made deep postseason runs, Jocelyn Chia set the standard the past four seasons for the Crescenta Valley High girls’ golf team en route to being named the All-Area Girls’ Golfer of the Year each...

Glendale News-Press Male Athlete of the Year: Crescenta Valley High's Gadsby proved himself a true dual threat

Glendale News-Press Male Athlete of the Year: Crescenta Valley High's Gadsby proved himself a true dual threat

Whether it was under the Friday night lights of autumn or in the center of a Stengel Field spotlight in the spring, Brian Gadsby’s right arm was a constant.

St. Francis names Terry Phillips as new baseball coach

Having been involved with coaching baseball for about a decade, Terry Phillips doesn’t view the diamond in all that different a light from the classroom.

Top 10 Games of 2013-14: Glendale water polo is No. 1

Top 10 Games of 2013-14: Glendale water polo is No. 1

The top-10 high school games from the 2013-14 season were selected by the sportswriters of the Glendale News-Press.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Kirsten Vose is News-Press Female Athlete of the Year once again

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Kirsten Vose is News-Press Female Athlete of the Year once again

If 2013 was a breakout season for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy swimmer Kirsten Vose, then perhaps 2014 could be defined as a brand-building campaign.

Top-10 individual performances in a team setting: Gadsby's run tops list of individual performances

Top-10 individual performances in a team setting: Gadsby's run tops list of individual performances

The following are the top-10 individual performances in a team setting for the 2014-15 high school season as voted by the Glendale News-Press sports staff.

Top 10 Performances in Individual Setting: Flintridge Prep's Yoho etched his name into school history

Top 10 Performances in Individual Setting: Flintridge Prep's Yoho etched his name into school history

The area’s top 10 individual performances in an individual setting from the 2013-14 season were voted on by the sportswriters of the Glendale News-Press.

Top 10 Teams of the Year: Glendale boys' water polo team captures elusive CIF title

Top 10 Teams of the Year: Glendale boys' water polo team captures elusive CIF title

The area’s top-10 high school teams from the 2013-14 season were selected by the Glendale News-Press sports department.

Top 10 Boys' Athletes of 2013-14: Momdzhyan leads Glendale water polo team to magical season

Top 10 Boys' Athletes of 2013-14: Momdzhyan leads Glendale water polo team to magical season

The top-10 male high school athletes of the year were voted on by the Glendale News-Press sports department. These are selections 2 through 10. See Saturday’s edition for the Male Athlete of the Year.

Top 10 Girls' Athletes of 2013-14: Arnold continued Crescenta Valley water polo's tradition of triumph

Top 10 Girls' Athletes of 2013-14: Arnold continued Crescenta Valley water polo's tradition of triumph

The top-10 female high school athletes of the year were voted on by the Glendale News-Press sports department. These are selections 2 through 10. See Friday’s edition for the Female Athlete of the Year.

Coach of the Year: First-ever championship for Glendale High boys' water polo merits Holbrook top billing

Coach of the Year: First-ever championship for Glendale High boys' water polo merits Holbrook top billing

The top five high school coaches from the 2013-14 season were voted on by the Glendale News-Press sports department.

All-Area Baseball Second Team

All-Area Baseball Second Team

Cameron Briggs, Junior, Infielder, Burbank

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