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.
LOS ANGELES — Big things will be expected throughout the season by the Flintridge Prep football team as it relates to its passing attack.
GLENDALE — After one game, Hoover High second-year football Coach Matt Andersen isn’t about to panic.
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.
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.
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.
Simplicity appears to be the name of the game at Hoover High.
At least for now, things seem to be in order throughout the lineup for the Crescenta Valley High girls’ tennis team.
The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week.
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...
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.
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.
The top-10 high school games from the 2013-14 season were selected by the sportswriters of the Glendale News-Press.
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.
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.
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.
The area’s top-10 high school teams from the 2013-14 season were selected by the Glendale News-Press sports department.
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.
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.
The top five high school coaches from the 2013-14 season were voted on by the Glendale News-Press sports department.
Cameron Briggs, Junior, Infielder, Burbank
Kevin Baker, Senior, Outfielder, St. Francis
Crescenta Valley High baseball is not short on memorable seasons and memorable performances — particularly on the pitching mound.
OF — Kaitlin Brooks, Senior, Burbank
P — Mia Acosta, Senior, Bell-Jeff
Burbank High’s Caitlyn Brooks has made a name for herself as a successful pitcher since she broke onto the high school scene three years ago as a freshman.
For a team that was put together about a month ago, the San Gabriel Valley Babe Ruth 16-18 All-Star squad got plenty accomplished.
Having successfully navigated its way through pool-play competition, the San Gabriel Valley 16-18 Babe Ruth All-Star team prepared for a quarterfinal game Tuesday night in the World Series in Ephrata, Wash.
With a modest goal of cutting time and setting a personal record, La Cañada High alumna Katy Campbell accomplished so much more at the USA Swimming Senior National Championships in Irvine.
Ricky Mulcahey pined for a return to the area, along with the possibility of being an aquatics coach.
LA CRESCENTA — The opportunity afforded someone like Ayla Ataya is the reason why the Crescenta Valley Cross Country Summer Series is held.
Crescenta Valley High boys’ soccer player Justin Wright, who finished with 52 points and earned All-Area first-team honors last season, verbally committed to UC Davis on Tuesday.
Throughout much of the history of the Babe Ruth Little League 16-18 World Series, the San Gabriel Valley All-Star team has been a staple.
Throughout the seasons, Crescenta Valley High’s football schedule seldom changes.
Sometime soon, venerable 65-year-old Stengel Field will be torn down.
Following an unpredictable offseason, the St. Francis High football team will embark upon a most unfamiliar 2014 schedule.
COMPTON — Arroyo Seco Saints Coach Aaron Milam wasn’t too concerned after his Palomino Baseball team fell in the championship game of the West Zone Tournament.
In the past two weeks, the members of the San Gabriel Valley Babe Ruth 18-and-under All-Star team have been involved in their share of elimination games. That type of situation doesn't seem to fluster San Gabriel.
Allowing two runs wasn’t quite good enough for a victory on Saturday for the San Gabriel Valley All-Stars.
As she crossed the finish line at Cerritos College and concluded a season of growth and records, Burbank High sophomore runner Candela Fernandez took special delight at something she didn’t do.
Fifteen feet, nine inches.
Aspirations of advancing to a second straight Stan Musial World Series were derailed for the Easton Elite Dodgers at the Western Regional Tournament in Palo Alto.
A ninth-inning rally that brought the tying run to the plate ended just short of a comeback for the Easton Elite Dodgers at the Stan Musial Western Regional Tournament.
With five games under their belt, the San Gabriel Valley All-Stars have still just had two practices and yet they’ve produced four wins to one loss, with the latest victory coming Friday evening against San Benito, 7-2, in the second round of...
COMPTON — The Arroyo Seco Saints looked to get off to a strong start in the Palomino West Zone Tournament in their quest for a third straight West Zone title. With this in mind, coach Aaron Milam sent Angel Lerma to the mound against the Police...
LA CAÑADA — While teaching, training and working with impressionable young basketball players was certainly at the heart of the annual Flintridge Prep summer basketball camp, hosted by the boys' basketball coaching staff, there were more...
From Stengel Field to Redlands and now up to Modesto and seemingly everywhere in between, Brian Gadsby’s funky delivery and phenomenal stuff has plagued the opposition throughout 2014.
BURBANK — Having split 12 games during the summer, Holy Family basketball Coach Ernest Siy came away pleased.
Hoping to win a third consecutive West Zone Tournament championship, the Arroyo Seco Saints 18U baseball team begins defense of its title in the Palomino Tournament hosted at the Urban Youth Academy in Compton on Friday.
As a player, Casey Sripramong brought plenty of determination to the Glendale High girls' water polo team.
A schedule that was in flux through portions of the spring and into the summer has been finalized for the Flintridge Prep football team.
Needing a win Monday afternoon to extend the season, the Glendale 15-U Babe Ruth baseball team instead called it a year at the All-Star State Tournament at Stevenson Field in El Segundo.
In attendance at several CIF Southern Section boys’ water polo division championship matches in Irvine last fall, Stephen Whittier made it a point to watch Glendale compete against Los Altos in the Division V title contest.
It was a long day at the ballpark for the San Gabriel Valley All-Stars, but at the end, it was a productive one.
Jason Chang, Junior, and Aren Abrahamian, Senior, Crescenta Valley
Cartier Juan, Sophomore, Flintridge Prep
It was a symbolic gesture and the culmination of an eventful and sometimes grueling junior year for Burroughs High’s Sawyer Patterson.
Throughout most of the season, the Glendale High boys’ tennis team excelled in doubles competition.
Before the proverbial wrecking ball is set to descend upon Stengel Field, there will be baseball for one of the last times in the 65-year venue with perhaps hopes that the facility will see a new heyday.
Russell Caletena, Sophomore, Glendale
Fresh off playing 18 holes at Soule Park Golf Club in the heart of Ojai in northern Ventura County, the members of the La Cañada High boys’ golf team quickly turned from athletes to mathematicians.
GLENDALE — With three starters injured, the Glendale High boys’ basketball team took on North Hollywood Thursday a bit short-staffed.
No matter if it is scheduled to play a game at home or on the road, the Hoover High football team can count on boarding a bus to reach its destination.
Danny Casillas, Senior, Libero, Burroughs: The Pacific League first-team selection set a school record with 257 digs for the Indians. Was part of a defensive unit that shined and propelled Burroughs to a 19-6 record, a league title...
Raymond Barsemian, Junior, Outside Hitter, Crescenta Valley
About the only known commodity for the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team heading into the start of 2014 season was that there would be plenty of unknowns.
BURBANK – For the Burbank High girls’ basketball team, Wednesday’s game against Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy was a chance to see how it could manage without its top player.
From high school to the minor leagues, it’s been quite a journey the last 13 years for Brandon Higelin.
Aside from practice, the members of the Glendale High football team won't see much of their home field during the first month of the season.
PASADENA — It was a tiring day Tuesday for the Burroughs High boys’ basketball team.
LA CAÑADA — For the first several weeks of the summer season, the St. Francis High basketball team has had to shuffle its lineup.
While the 35 or so kids who attended Thursday and Friday afternoon's third annual Golden Knight Youth Football Camp were guaranteed a chance to participate in various drills and run wild all over Friedman Field, they weren't the only ones having fun.
A promising start to a Major League Baseball career was momentarily derailed for Colorado Rockies pitcher Christian Bergman.
LA CAÑADA — Looking for a boost heading into the second half, the members of the Hoover High girls’ basketball team turned to Melissa Manouki for support.
BURBANK — The Holy Family basketball team likely will not see any opponents the caliber of Brentwood when it takes part in Horizon League competition next season.
The following are updates on local baseball players at the minor league level.
LA CAÑADA —With both the La Cañada High and Hoover girls’ basketball teams missing quite a few players from Tuesday afternoon’s Flintridge Prep Summer League game, each squad used the absences as an opportunity to...
GLENDALE — Throughout the last decade, the Crescenta Valley High and La Cañada boys’ basketball teams have been two of the marquee programs in the area.
A season full of success has been building into a postseason filled with acclaim for Crescenta Valley High junior Hailey Cookson.
Crescenta Valley High baseball’s surprising run to the CIF Southern Section Division II quarterfinals was very much characterized by a team effort with contributions throughout the batting lineup and all over the defense.
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.
In turning in a 74-pitch masterpiece of a shutout to conclude the Pacific League baseball season, Crescenta Valley High junior pitcher Brian Gadsby left no doubt that the Falcons were the league’s best in 2014.
While the tenure of Andy Dakopolos as head coach of the Glendale High track and field program was somewhat brief, it also proved relatively successful.
GLENDALE — Though he’s pleased with the way his team has begun summer competition, Glendale High boys’ basketball Coach Steve Snodgress said additional improvement can be made.
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.
BURBANK — It’s been nearly four months since the Burroughs High and Crescenta Valley boys’ soccer teams battled for the Pacific League championship.
LAKE BALBOA — Behind the offensive exploits of Crescenta Valley High’s Hannah Cookson and Bellarmine-Jefferson’s Sam Casarez and the pitching prowess of the Guards’ Mia Acosta and Burroughs’ Cheyenne Steward, softball...
LOS ANGELES — Amid the hustle and hubbub, chaos and circumstance that has defined Christian Bergman’s introduction into Major League Baseball, the St. Francis High graduate seems to have found calm within the storm of opportunity.
Citing family reasons, Aaron Milam will announce his resignation Tuesday as head coach of the St. Francis High baseball team after piloting the program for three seasons.
GLENDALE — Just a week into the summer season and the members of the Hoover High boys’ basketball team have already showed resilience.
Superlatives aplenty can be used to describe the UC Irvine baseball team’s run to the NCAA Division I World Series.
GLENDALE — For a group that has no varsity experience, the Crescenta Valley High boys’ junior varsity basketball team proved anything but a pushover when it competed Thursday in the first day of the Glendale College Classic summer league.
GLENDALE — Michael Ibarra had quite an eventful few seconds with his team locked into a tight game.
During the past two seasons, the Flintridge Prep baseball team has enjoyed a renaissance.
GLENDALE — As he walked around the first summer football practice of the season at Hoover High on Monday afternoon, second-year coach Matt Andersen was waiting for a burst of inspiration.
On a national high school level, perhaps there is no city that can claim the same level of success in the study of sports medicine than can La Cañada Flintridge.
LA CAÑADA — With a new offense to install, a new identity to mold and players still trickling in, Tuesday morning's second football practice of the summer at Flintridge Prep would have seemed a perfect time for Rebels Coach Antonio...
PASADENA — After a close first half, the St. Francis High basketball team turned to Markar Agakanian to lead a quick second-half surge.
The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.