High School Sports

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Flintridge Sacred Heart soccer taken out in first round

Flintridge Sacred Heart soccer taken out in first round

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.

Holy Family basketball succumbs to Ribet Academy, injuries in first round

BURBANK — Postseason pain took on a different and slightly scary reality for the Holy Family basketball team Thursday evening at Bellarmine-Jefferson High.

Glendale High girls' water polo overwhelmed by Ayala

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.

Flintridge Prep girls' soccer shut out by Cypress in first round

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.

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball dominates in playoff opener

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...

Taylor, Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo down Warren in dramatic CIF opener

Taylor, Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo down Warren in dramatic CIF opener

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...

Crescenta Valley girls' soccer penalty kicks way past Oak Hills

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.

Hoover High wrestling pins its hope on six

Hoover High wrestling pins its hope on six

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...

St. Francis basketball snaps skid with playoff victory

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-...

Offense comes easy for Hoover boys' basketball in CIF playoff win

A balanced scoring attack carried the Hoover High boys’ basketball a long way in its CIF Southern Section Division III-A first-round road matchup against Garey on Wednesday night.

Glendale boys' soccer battles back only to fall in overtime in CIF wild-card match

Glendale boys' soccer battles back only to fall in overtime in CIF wild-card match

GLENDALE — Down by two goals early in the second half of its CIF Southern Section Division III boys’ soccer wild-card match against Yucaipa High, Glendale made a push.

Flintridge Sacred Heart water polo caps historic season

Not long after the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy water polo team concluded its historic season Wednesday, Tologs Coach Carlos Ponce proudly reflected on the strides made surrounding the program.

Glendale, St. Francis, Flintridge Prep boys' soccer teams learn playoff draws

Glendale, St. Francis, Flintridge Prep boys' soccer teams learn playoff draws

Following a contentious last couple of days in the regular season, which included a Pacific League match not being played in its entirety, the Glendale High boys' soccer team learned Monday who it will play in the CIF Southern Section Division III...

Trio of local girls' soccer teams gearing up for postseason

Trio of local girls' soccer teams gearing up for postseason

After advancing through their respective regular seasons, a trio of local high school girls' soccer teams has begun to make preparation for the CIF Southern Section playoffs.

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball leads way as No. 3 seed

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball leads way as No. 3 seed

Flintridge Prep’s girls’ basketball team is riding a wave of momentum into the CIF Southern Section Division 5-AA playoffs, having won 15 straight games.

Glendale High boys' basketball hosts first-rounder

Glendale High boys' basketball hosts first-rounder

Glendale High boys’ basketball Coach Steve Snodgress has already announced that he’ll be stepping down from the Nitros’ helm at the conclusion of this season.

Crescenta Valley girls' water polo welcomes Warren in CIF opener

Crescenta Valley girls' water polo welcomes Warren in CIF opener

With a run of postseason triumph that included the program’s first-ever CIF championship in 2013, the Crescenta Valley High’s girls’ water polo team’s playoff success was largely the reason the Pacific League was moved up from...

Tuttle steps down after three years with Glendale High football

Tuttle steps down after three years with Glendale High football

When asked if there was a characteristic that best defined his tenure at Glendale High School, head football coach John Tuttle responded with one word – “competitive.”

Steve Snodgress reflects on coaching alma mater

Steve Snodgress reflects on coaching alma mater

There’s been a model of stability among the coaching ranks involving the Glendale High boys’ basketball program.

Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo claims undisputed Pacific League title once again

Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo claims undisputed Pacific League title once again

BURBANK — Glendale High’s girls’ water polo team came out with its best Thursday afternoon.

Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball strides into postseason after win over Arcadia

LA CRESCENTA — Approximately 30 minutes after the Crescenta Valley High boys’ basketball team closed out its regular season with a win over rival Arcadia, the team learned that they finished third in the Pacific League standings.

Crescenta Valley High girls' basketball closes out league with rivalry win

LA CRESCENTA — It is always a big game when Crescenta Valley High and Arcadia meet on the court to conclude the girls’ basketball Pacific League schedule. This was especially true for the Falcon seniors Thursday night.

Glendale boys' soccer ties into playoffs

Glendale boys' soccer ties into playoffs

GLENDALE — It is official. The Glendale High boys’ soccer team has qualified for the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs with one game left in the Pacific League season.

Hoover High boys' basketball rallies past Burroughs in overtime

GLENDALE — In the second-to-last game of the boys’ basketball Pacific League season, visiting Burroughs High came knocking on Hoover’s door looking for a share of fourth place on the leader board and the final automatic qualifying...

Glendale High girls' water polo rides momentum to 10-3 win over Burroughs

Glendale High girls' water polo rides momentum to 10-3 win over Burroughs

BURBANK — Though Glendale High’s girls’ water polo team got off to a self-described sluggish start, the Nitros never trailed.

Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball knocks Glendale from first

Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball knocks Glendale from first

LA CRESCENTA — With both the Crescenta Valley High and Glendale boys’ basketball teams on the verge of participating in the CIF Southern Section playoffs next week, the Falcons and Nitros spent Tuesday competing in the second head-to-head...

Crescenta Valley High girls' basketball edges Glendale in shootout

GLENDALE — A must win game for two teams with different scenarios played out like it Tuesday evening in a tightly contested affair between the Crescenta Valley High and Glendale girls’ basketball teams.

Haroutunyan's hat trick lifts Glendale High boys' soccer to 3-1 win against Crescenta Valley

LA CRESCENTA — Backed by a hat trick from their main scoring threat, the members of the Glendale High boys’ soccer team have arrived on the doorstep of qualifying for the postseason.

Streaking Crescenta Valley soccer too much for hobbled Burroughs

Streaking Crescenta Valley soccer too much for hobbled Burroughs

BURBANK — Over the course of the past three weeks, the Crescenta Valley girls' soccer team has been tough to beat. Even opponents at full strength have found the going rough against the aggressive and talented Falcons.

St. Francis soccer suffers loss, but clinches postseason spot

St. Francis soccer suffers loss, but clinches postseason spot

LA CAÑADA — Shortly after falling in a Mission League home contest Monday night, the members of the St. Francis High soccer team received some positive news — they will be competing in the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs...

Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball outlasts Hoover

Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball outlasts Hoover

GLENDALE — In a close game nearing the midway point of the fourth quarter in front of a packed house, Gabriel Ajemian picked off an errant pass and raced to the basket.

Glendale Community College Hall of Famer Boldt passes away at 82

Glendale Community College Hall of Famer Boldt passes away at 82

Carl Boldt, a former All-American basketball player at Glendale Community College who went on to help the University of San Francisco win the NCAA championship in 1956, died Friday after a long period of declining health, according to his family,...

St. Francis High soccer's upset bid of Loyola comes up short

LA CAÑADA — Pride mixed with disappointment left a bitter feeling for the St. Francis High soccer team Friday afternoon.

College Update: Former Falcons flying high on hardwood

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

Crescenta Valley High girls' soccer too much for Hoover

LA CRESCENTA — Hannah Weingarten encountered a scary moment Friday.

Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo readies for postseason with impressive win

Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo readies for postseason with impressive win

LA CRESCENTA — Crescenta Valley High’s girls’ water polo team took an opportunity to play a top-flight opponent before the upcoming Pacific League Tournament by welcoming visiting La Serna to its pool Thursday afternoon in a...

Crescenta Valley boys' basketball can't slow down Pasadena

PASADENA — Crescenta Valley High’s boys’ basketball team had won all six of its games since dropping a one-point decision to Pasadena in the first matchup of the reigning co-Pacific League champions.

Hoover basketball fends off Burbank

Hoover basketball fends off Burbank

GLENDALE — In notching its third straight win, the Hoover High boys' basketball team never trailed, but still faced plenty of resistance and a late surge from visiting Burbank in a gritty and, at times, chippy contest.

Glendale boys' basketball stays in first place

GLENDALE — Glendale High’s boys’ basketball team has sure learned to deal with pressure this season.

Crescenta Valley soccer loses momentum in loss to Pasadena

PASADENA — After struggling during the first half of Pacific League play, the Crescenta Valley High boys’ soccer team has turned things around in the second half.

Flintridge Sacred Heart falls in overtime, 60-55, to Notre Dame

Flintridge Sacred Heart falls in overtime, 60-55, to Notre Dame

LA CAÑADA — Having overcome a 10-point deficit in the closing minutes of regulation, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy basketball team appeared to be in control entering overtime during Tuesday’s Sunshine League home contest...

Flintridge Prep boys' soccer notches hard-earned tie against Pasadena Poly

Flintridge Prep boys' soccer notches hard-earned tie against Pasadena Poly

LA CAÑADA — A tie against the third-ranked team in CIF Southern Section Division VI poll left the members of the Flintridge Prep boys’ soccer team with positive vibes. At least for the most part.

Crescenta Valley High girls' basketball team completes season sweep of Burbank

LA CRESCENTA — Crescenta Valley High girls' basketball Coach Jason Perez wasn't too pleased with the effort his team put in during the first half of Monday's Pacific League home game against Burbank.

Red-hot Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball team rolls past Burbank

Red-hot Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball team rolls past Burbank

LA CRESCENTA — It's expected to be a grueling week for the Crescenta Valley High and Burbank boys' basketball teams.

Hoover basketball notches key league win against Muir

GLENDALE — It wasn't exactly a textbook victory for the Hoover High boys' basketball team. Despite battling foul trouble, the Tornadoes were able to hold on to notch a 67-64 Pacific League win Monday against Muir at home.

Glendale basketball fades in second half in loss to Arcadia

GLENDALE — A forgettable and frustrating second half was ultimately a major catalyst in the Glendale High girls' basketball team dropping its latest Pacific League game Monday.

Burroughs High girls' basketball holds off Crescenta Valley in another thriller

Burroughs High girls' basketball holds off Crescenta Valley in another thriller

LA CRESCENTA — When the Crescenta Valley High and Burroughs girls’ basketball teams met for the first time earlier this season, the Indians were able to pull out a close victory in overtime.

La Cañada High, Hoover wrestling qualify 14 at Rio Hondo League finals

La Cañada High, Hoover wrestling qualify 14 at Rio Hondo League finals

MONROVIA — On a day of championships and qualifying, the La Cañada High and Hoover wrestling programs did just that at the Rio Hondo League individual finals at Monrovia High on Saturday afternoon.

Glendale High boys' basketball gets 'gigantic' win over Pasadena

GLENDALE — It was not the most conventional way to win a basketball game, but the Glendale High boys’ basketball team will surely take it.

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball shows it's No. 1 in Prep League

LA CAÑADA — It was the sort of statement game the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team didn’t just want to send, but felt compelled to send.

Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball halts Burroughs

LA CRESCENTA — Berj Krikorian wanted a fresh start while playing guard for the Crescenta Valley High boys’ basketball team against Burroughs on Friday night.

Holy Family basketball rolls to another Horizon League victory

PASADENA — It wasn’t a typical venue to compete in a basketball game. Surrounded by brick walls, wooden beams, dim lights and played on a vinyl floor, the members of the Holy Family basketball team made the best of the odd conditions.

Flintridge Prep gets defensive in win against No. 2 Pasadena Poly

Flintridge Prep gets defensive in win against No. 2 Pasadena Poly

PASADENA — Late in the second half of its Prep League boys’ soccer match Wednesday, the Flintridge Prep defense had kept the potent Pasadena Poly offense in check.

College Update: Powdrill, Cal Lutheran prevail in OT thriller

College Update: Powdrill, Cal Lutheran prevail in OT thriller

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

Glendale High boys' soccer completes sweep of Burroughs

BURBANK — After completing a sweep against the reigning Pacific League champion, the members of the Glendale High boys’ soccer team said it wasn’t an easy task.

Crescenta Valley boys' basketball shoots down Muir

LA CRESCENTA — Crescenta Valley High’s boys’ basketball team’s shooters have retained their reputation with consistent pure shooting from behind the arc.

Glendale High boys' basketball overcomes large deficit to beat Burroughs

BURBANK — Overtime games have been the norm this season in the head-to-head matchups between the Glendale High and Burroughs boys’ basketball teams.

Crescenta Valley girls' water polo downs Glendale in first-place matchup

Crescenta Valley girls' water polo downs Glendale in first-place matchup

GLENDALE — Crescenta Valley High’s girls’ water polo team has been flourishing as of late no matter what opposition has faced it.

Flintridge Prep girls' soccer gets different effort, same result against Poly

Flintridge Prep girls' soccer gets different effort, same result against Poly

PASADENA — The first time Flintridge Prep played Pasadena Poly this season in girls’ soccer, the host Rebels lost and left Prep Coach Esteban Chavez unhappy with the effort of his squad.

Tran, Flintridge Sacred Heart basketball corral Simi Valley

LA CAÑADA — Locked in a close game entering the fourth quarter, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy basketball team turned to Jenna Tran to widen the Tologs’ lead.

Glendale High boys' basketball creates separation in besting Hoover

Glendale High boys' basketball creates separation in besting Hoover

GLENDALE — Eric Kirakosian wanted to provide some pop to the Glendale High boys’ basketball team’s offense.

Crescenta Valley High boys' hoops charges into second half after win at Arcadia

ARCADIA — Behind a balance scoring attack, the Crescenta Valley High boys’ basketball team found its way back over the .500 mark in league.

Glendale girls' basketball pulls down win over Hoover

GLENDALE — Pacific League rivals Glendale High and Hoover matched against each other in both schools' final game of the first half of the girls’ basketball league schedule on Friday.

Hoover High girls' soccer forced to settle for tie with Glendale

Hoover High girls' soccer forced to settle for tie with Glendale

GLENDALE — Sometimes a final score that ends in a tie comes as a relief, with the mindset that it’s better than a loss. Other times it results in disappointment, with one team believing it should have won.

Crescenta Valley High girls' soccer gives first-place Arcadia all it can handle in loss

LA CRESCENTA — Arcadia High’s girls’ soccer team has largely run roughshod over the Pacific League this season.But in the rivalry game that transpired Friday afternoon at Crescenta Valley High, the Falcons were very much up to the...

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