GLENDALE — More often than not, the Crescenta Valley High and Arcadia baseball teams have been accustomed to playing close games.
LA CAÑADA — Occupying the top rung of the Prep League standings, the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team is prepared for its share of challenges during the final stretch of the league campaign.
GLENDALE — There was more surrounding Thursday’s Pacific League softball game between Glendale High and rival Hoover than cross-town bragging rights.
LA CRESCENTA — It was a bit of a shaky start for Hailey Cookson and the Crescenta Valley High softball team.
GLENDALE — Glendale-Hoover high competition in any sport is usually competitive and full of drama.
GLENDALE — When the Glendale High and Hoover swimming teams get together for their cross-town rivalry meet each season, there’s little difficulty in getting the athletes motivated.
LA CRESCENTA — Arcadia High opened its annual Pacific League swimming dual meet Wednesday by defeating rival Crescenta Valley in both the girls' and boys' 200-yard medley relays.
GLENDALE — Haykaz Melkonyan might have hit a low earlier in the season while competing in the discus.
Erin Ashby (Crescenta Valley High, 2011) Stanford softball senior: On a Stanford squad struggling with injuries, Ashby channeled the dual-threat days that made her a two-time All-Area Softball Player of the Year when she stood out in the...
Jillian Brady, Flintridge Prep, Sophomore, Midfielder
Kira Bochard, Burbank, Sophomore, Forward
Lauren Savo is a terrific soccer player who turned in an exceptional season.
GLENDALE — Even before the Crescenta Valley High and Hoover baseball teams stepped on the diamond Tuesday evening at Stengel Field, the odds were already certainly in favor of the Falcons.
LA CAÑADA — After learning its starting pitcher would not be able to enter the circle because of an illness, the Flintridge Prep softball team needed to quickly come up with an alternative plan.
BURBANK — In looking to keep the Burbank High baseball team in contention for the Pacific League championship, Ryan Porras provided arguably his best outing on the mound Friday.
Looking for a breakout performance, Cody Renfro got it Thursday.
SAN GABRIEL — With this season’s Alverno High softball squad clearly the class of the Horizon League, second place holds extra significance for Holy Family and the rest of the teams in the league.
GLENDALE — The frustration felt by the Flintridge Prep baseball players and coaches Thursday had a familiar ring to it.
LA CRESCENTA — Looking to regroup following their first Pacific League defeat, the members of the Crescenta Valley High boys' volleyball didn't want to fall further behind in their quest for a league championship.
BURBANK — As usual, Burbank High pitcher and Notre Dame commit Caitlyn Brooks was in complete control on Tuesday afternoon.
BURBANK — Brian Gadsby doesn’t feel any pressure when he takes the mound for the Crescenta Valley High baseball team.
LA CRESCENTA — It was similar to any other day at the pool for Crescenta Valley High's Heather MacDougall and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Kate Herrill and Kirsten Vose, with the area's elite female swimmers talking behind the starting...
ARCADIA — An opportunity to run at the 48th Arcadia Invitational held too much significance for Megan Melnyk to miss it, even if it meant the Crescenta Valley High senior would be running at less than her best.
GLENDALE — It can take one play for one team to finally gain the upper hand in a pitchers’ duel.
GIRLS’ TRACK AND FIELD
BURBANK — It was a crucial moment in a battle for supremacy in the Pacific League.
LA CAÑADA — Behind four goals from senior Christine Noh, the host La Cañada High girls’ lacrosse team picked up win No. 1 at the expense of rival Crescenta Valley, 8-1, in Pacific League action Friday afternoon.
Having completed an exhausting stretch of competition, which included picking up a postseason victory, the members of the Glendale Community College women's tennis team spent Wednesday off the court.
LA CRESCENTA — Amanda Peek has witnessed her share of hard-hit balls over the years at Crescenta Valley High’s softball field.
LA CRESCENTA — What was a fast, pitcher’s duel-type of contest through three innings gave way to a soggy, plodding, but high-scoring Pacific League softball game between Burroughs High and host Crescenta Valley as the rain increased...
BURBANK — Ominous as the sky was overhead, offensive prospects proved to be just as gloomy for the Crescenta Valley High and host Burroughs baseball teams Tuesday afternoon.
Grant Arthur, Junior, Guard, La Cañada
Isaac Etter, Junior, Guard, Bellarmine-Jefferson
Abid Oses had a great deal to become acclimated to when he first arrived at Bellarmine-Jefferson High three seasons ago.
LA CRESCENTA — Playing at a fast and efficient clip, the Crescenta Valley High boys’ volleyball team not only put away rival Arcadia in a quick manner, but, perhaps just as importantly, continued building momentum.
GLENDALE — Following a historic season in 2014, the members of the Glendale High girls’ lacrosse team plan to further elevate the program’s status.
Having placed second in the Western State Conference, the members of the Glendale Community College men’s tennis team moved their attention to the opening rounds of the conference tournament Friday at Ventura College.
PASADENA — On an afternoon in which Crescenta Valley High pitcher Brian Gadsby was on his game, the Falcons offense also provided some clutch hitting, while the defense was stout.
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.
LA CRESCENTA — Crescenta Valley High's boys' swimming team received a significant boost Thursday with the return of senior Edward Yi to the lineup for the Falcons' dual meet against intercity rival La Cañada.Crescenta Valley's girls'...
BURBANK — Having each had successful first halves in the Pacific League, the Crescenta Valley High and Burroughs boys’ tennis teams kicked off the second half of league with a key match Thursday at Burroughs.
GLENDALE — Despite his team owning 11 victories, including two to start Pacific League play, Crescenta Valley High boys’ volleyball Coach John Nelson insisted his team was still evolving into form heading into its match with Glendale on...
GLENDALE — For five-plus innings Tuesday, a talented young Glendale High softball team posed a significant threat to two-time reigning Pacific League champion Burbank. But Caitlyn Brooks has made a career out of closing out league opponents and...
GLENDALE — If there’s one area that’s of no cause for concern for the members of the Glendale High boys’ tennis team, it would be the play of their doubles lineup.
GLENDALE — Three-time defending Pacific League baseball champion Crescenta Valley High went on the road to take on Hoover in both schools’ league openers and so began the real business of the season.
GLENDALE — No matter what size lead Adela Alatraca had, the senior pitcher wanted to remain sharp in the circle for the Crescenta Valley High softball team.
PASADENA — Though both squads were missing some of their key players, the St. Francis High and Crescenta Valley boys' golf teams took to Brookside Golf Course No. 1 for their customary nonleague match Monday.
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.