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.
GIRLS’ WATER POLO
GLENDALE — Eric Kirakosian wanted to provide some pop to the Glendale High boys’ basketball team’s offense.
ARCADIA — Behind a balance scoring attack, the Crescenta Valley High boys’ basketball team found its way back over the .500 mark in league.
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.
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.
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...
ARCADIA — Nearly written off as dead and buried, the Crescenta Valley High boys’ soccer team is enjoying a revival at an important time.
GLENDALE — For the first 25 minutes of their Pacific League match Friday , the Glendale High and Hoover boys’ soccer teams played evenly. Then things quickly swung in Glendale’s favor.
GLENDALE — There’s been quite a turnover among the personnel for the Glendale Adventist Academy girls’ basketball team.
GIRLS’ WATER POLO
With 12 weeks of triumph and a season’s worth of glory already behind it, Crescenta Valley High’s football team faced the very real proposition of it all concluding within the few minutes that lay in front of it.
BURBANK — It was evident that the Glendale High girls’ water polo team had a strategy in dealing with Burroughs standout goalkeeper Kate Wilke when the teams met Wednesday in a Pacific League contest.
LA CAÑADA — Two matches into Prep League play and the members of the Flintridge Prep girls’ soccer team find themselves having to play catch-up in their quest to stay in playoff contention.
LA CRESCENTA — One team’s forgettable half was the other’s catalyst for a victory in a well-played defensive game between the Crescenta Valley High and Glendale girls’ basketball teams Tuesday evening.
GLENDALE — Whether he stood at the free-throw line or in three-point territory, Arin Ovanessian looked in control.
GLENDALE — With less than 15 minutes remaining, the reserve players and coaching staffs for the Crescenta Valley High and Glendale boys’ soccer team rose from their respective benches to watch their squads trade golden scoring...
LA CRESCENTA — For the first time since the Pacific League expanded to eight teams in 2006, there appears to be parity throughout the standings.
Water polo and swimming will return to St. Francis High starting next fall, the school announced Friday morning. Both shuttered programs will be reinstated beginning in the fall of the 2015-16 school year, with varsity play set to take place two...
BURBANK — It was a large run that helped the Glendale High girls' basketball team lift itself out of a rut.
GLENDALE — When Crescenta Valley High’s girls’ soccer team had previously walked away from the Hoover High field, it did so brimming with frustration after a disappointing tie.
Entering Friday’s Pacific League match, the Crescenta Valley High and Hoover boys’ soccer teams were the only two squads without a league victory.
GLENDALE — On the surface, Thursday’s lopsided loss suffered by the Glendale Adventist Academy boys’ basketball team could be viewed as having little redeeming value.
BURBANK — In a Pacific League girls’ water polo match largely defined by defense, it was the clutch and opportunistic offensive play of Glendale High down the stretch that ultimately won the day.
LA CRESCENTA — Up by nine points with less than three minutes remaining, the Crescenta Valley High boys’ basketball team deviated from a game plan that put it on the cusp of its second straight Pacific League victory.
GLENDALE — With just three juniors and the rest of the team consisting of seniors, the Hoover High boys’ basketball squad, despite being without two key players, looked like a seasoned, veteran group in the first quarter of Wednesday&...
LA CAÑADA — Taking second-half direct kicks has been a specialty lately for Christian Ibarra.
LA CRESCENTA — A pair of goals within a three-minute span was enough to change the course of Wednesday afternoon’s Pacific League boys’ soccer contest pitting host Crescenta Valley High and Pasadena.
GLENDALE — Out of a base 1-3-1 trap, the Holy Family basketball team’s defensive scheme was anything but basic Tuesday afternoon.
GLENDALE — While there’s still room for improvement, the Glendale High girls’ water polo team has quietly put things together nicely.
Rose Cowart, senior, outside hitter, Burbank
Emily Develle, senior, libero, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
Those in attendance at any Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball match this past season are probably familiar with one of announcer Kenny Lund’s more popular phrases.
2014 went down as one of the greatest football seasons in local history.
BURBANK — It was a fine start by the Burbank High girls’ soccer team.
PASADENA — What began as an unbelievable evening for the Hoover High boys’ basketball team ended in disappointment, anger and frustration.
ARCADIA — Good starts to games have been a common occurrence throughout most of the season for the Glendale High girls’ basketball team.
GLENDALE — It was the sort of contest the Flintridge Prep boys’ soccer team needed.
BURBANK — The Crescenta Valley High girls’ basketball team had a perfect opportunity Monday in a Pacific League game against Burbank.
BURBANK — Momentum was measured in turnovers on Friday evening.
BURBANK — Burroughs High boys' soccer player Andres Aguilar has developed a knack at beating Crescenta Valley in dramatic fashion.
LA CRESCENTA — Perhaps there were two area teams no more relieved to have concluded the nonleague portion of their schedules than the Crescenta Valley High and Burroughs girls’ soccer squads.
PASADENA — A mere couple of minutes away from grabbing at least four of a possible six points in its first two Pacific League matches, the Glendale High boys’ soccer team encountered a lapse.
It was in the fall of 2000 when Flintridge Prep two-way football player Antonio Harrison took his last snap for a program in which he starred as a quarterback and a safety under then head coach Glen Beattie.
LA CAÑADA — When there’s a direct kick to be taken for the Flintridge Prep girls’ soccer team, there’s no question who will be assigned the task.
GLENDALE — It was a matter of too much, too soon for the Glendale Adventist Academy girls' basketball team.
GLENDALE — In the most basic of terms, depth equated to a difference of 24 points between the La Cañada and Hoover high wrestling teams in Rio Hondo League action Thursday afternoon.
PASADENA — A fadeaway half-desperation 12-foot bank shot from Muir High’s Jeremy Hayes delivered the first blow to the defense of the Crescenta Valley High boys’ basketball team’s co-Pacific League championship.
GLENDALE — For the past couple of weeks, the Glendale High boys’ basketball team has looked for ways to get Eric Kirakosian more involved on offense.
BURBANK — The Burbank High girls’ water polo team opened Pacific League play Wednesday against Hoover with a number of starters out of action.
LA CANADA — Whether it was on offense or defense, the Crescenta Valley High girls’ water polo team was downright dominant versus La Cañada in nonleague play Wednesday afternoon.
SAN MARINO — In a contest in which scoring was at a premium, clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch separated the Flintridge Prep and San Marino High boys’ basketball teams.
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GLENDALE — Charisse Talaro didn’t make a significant impact in the first half of her Holy Family basketball team’s Horizon League opener Tuesday against Los Angeles Sacred Heart of Jesus.
GLENDALE — A Hoover High wrestling program that has incrementally grown over its first three seasons avoided an unexpected step back Tuesday afternoon in the Rio Hondo League opener.
Trevor Goddard, Senior, Driver, Crescenta Valley
Artak Arzumanyan, Senior, Utility, Glendale
Throughout his decorated four-year run playing for the Glendale High boys’ water polo team, Manuk Piloyan experienced a plethora of highs and gained instant recognition.
Rare championships, rising stardom and strong team and individual efforts highligted a banner 2014 sports season locally.
BURBANK — After beginning the season coming off the bench, Sylvia Vartazarian has fit in nicely as a starter for the Glendale High girls’ basketball team the past week.
GLENDALE — Perhaps it’s fate that continues to conspire in matching up the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and West Ranch soccer teams under similar circumstances at the Los Tacos Holiday Festival Tournament at the Glendale Sports...
BURBANK — Crescenta Valley High girls’ basketball Coach Jason Perez could fathom only one positive after his team’s most lopsided loss of the season and it didn’t have to do with anything his team did on the hardwood.
NEWHALL — A splendid effort that looked to have Crescenta Valley High’s boys’ soccer team well on its way to ending its recent travails instead turned into an outcome that was very much a microcosm of the team’s season.
LA CAÑADA — Satisfaction was in short supply for the Glendale High boys’ soccer team after the squad opened up La Cañada Tournament play Friday afternoon versus Long Beach Millikan.
LA CAÑADA — Bigger. Stronger. Faster.
Kayla Grahn, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Senior
Andrew Barrondo, Burroughs, Junior
Half-slogan, half-challenge, there’s a common phrase uttered by the members of the Flintridge Prep boys’ cross-country team.
After completing a cross-country season that included several peaks and only a couple of mild valleys, Burbank High junior Candela Fernandez knew she had one of two paths to take heading into the track and field season and beyond.
La Cañada High tennis players Ally McKenzie and sister Cassie were experiencing a rough patch during a doubles match in the Rio Hondo League championship in late October.
When Lilit Vardanyan first showed up for practice this past summer in preparation for her senior season, Burbank High girls’ tennis Coach Loi Phan didn’t see the same player who enjoyed success as a junior.
Glendale High football alumnus Michael Davis concluded his sophomore season at Brigham Young University with an active effort during Monday afternoon’s inaugural Miami Beach Bowl.
MISSION HILLS — With a fair amount of hype surrounding the Village Christian boys’ basketball team, Crescenta Valley was anything but intimidated.
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LA CANADA — There weren't any signs of discouragement a few moments after the St. Francis High basketball team fell, 60-53, to Hart in a nonleague game Monday night.
Keilee Bessho, Senior, La Cañada