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CIF champion Crescenta Valley football has same 2015 schedule

CIF champion Crescenta Valley football has same 2015 schedule

After what was arguably the greatest season in area history, there’s not much call to...

No changes on Glendale football schedule

No changes on Glendale football schedule

Coaches, philosophies and players may come and go, but at Glendale High, football schedules are pretty rock solid.

Inaugural volleyball club camp takes learning to higher level

Inaugural volleyball club camp takes learning to higher level

LOS ANGELES — Even after recording hundreds of kills and helping the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team achieve plenty of success the past two seasons, junior outside hitter Kayla Lund found a minor flaw in an important facet of...

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Second Team

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Second Team

Min Kim, Senior, Outside Hitter, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Boys' Volleyball First Team

All-Area Boys' Volleyball First Team

Raymond Barsemian, Senior, Outside Hitter, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Player of the Year: Flintridge Prep's Dante Fregoso earns place in spotlight

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Player of the Year: Flintridge Prep's Dante Fregoso earns place in spotlight

There has been a steady stream of talented boys’ volleyball players who have done their handy work in the Flintridge Prep gym over the years.

College Update: Glendale Community College's Rodriguez, Sigman having all-star summers

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

Minor League Baseball Update: Olmedo-Barrera coming through for Princeton

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

Familiarity remains constant for Hoover football team in 2015

Familiarity remains constant for Hoover football team in 2015

As the Hoover High football team looks to regroup in its quest to head north toward posting a winning record in 2015, it will do so at least being familiar with the squads it’s scheduled to face.

All-Area Boys' Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Weiss skies to new heights

All-Area Boys' Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Weiss skies to new heights

At the conclusion of his freshman season, two things became crystal clear for Flintridge Prep pole vaulter Barrett Weiss.

All-Area Girls' Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Melnyk went the distance for Crescenta Valley

All-Area Girls' Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Melnyk went the distance for Crescenta Valley

When asked of her goals throughout the season, Crescenta Valley High senior Megan Melnyk simply didn’t rattle off the same objectives.

Interian, Savo earn top notch honors

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Mattie Interian and Lauren Savo earned some late accolades Wednesday morning when they were named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com California Winter All-Stars list.

Last season was last season for Crescenta Valley football

Last season was last season for Crescenta Valley football

A season such as the one put forth by the Crescenta Valley High football team in 2014 is not easily forgotten.

Glendale softball's Fabian tabbed with all-state accolade

Glendale softball's Fabian tabbed with all-state accolade

More than two months after the season concluded, the postseason honors continue to be reeled in by Sammy Fabian.

Basketball camp off to running start at Glendale High

Basketball camp off to running start at Glendale High

GLENDALE — Immediately after being named the boys’ basketball coach at Glendale High in March, Ib Belou began to construct a check list.

Minor League Update: Olmedo-Barrera hits first professional home run

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

College Update: Glendale Community College twosome enjoying summer play

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

Zargarian camp proves valuable tool for youngsters

Zargarian camp proves valuable tool for youngsters

LA CRESCENTA — As he clapped his hands and uttered the command, “Falcons,” order and silence were restored by Crescenta Valley High boys’ basketball Coach Shawn Zargarian.

Crescenta Valley baseball's Gadsby notches all-state honor

Crescenta Valley baseball's Gadsby notches all-state honor

As a junior, Crescenta Valley High pitcher Brian Gadsby led the Falcons to a Pacific League title and an appearance in the CIF Southern Section Division II quarterfinals.

St. Francis football a little younger than expected

St. Francis football a little younger than expected

A season ago at this time, St. Francis High football was a hot topic off the field.

Major League Update: Estrada keeping up pace with Toronto Blue Jays

Major League Update: Estrada keeping up pace with Toronto Blue Jays

The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.

Minor League Update: Olmedo-Barrera makes pro debut

Minor League Update: Olmedo-Barrera makes pro debut

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

All-Area Girls' Swimmer of the Year: Vose's stellar success still surprising

All-Area Girls' Swimmer of the Year: Vose's stellar success still surprising

One might assume Kirsten Vose is used to posting incredible times and winning big races by now or that she might have long ago started to enter any given meet expecting to dominate the competition or even do something historic.

All-Area Boys' Swimmer of the Year: Records, championship highlight amazing year for Glendale's Julian

All-Area Boys' Swimmer of the Year: Records, championship highlight amazing year for Glendale's Julian

As he stood on the deck of the Riverside City College pool, in some ways Glendale High sophomore Trenton Julian had no peers.

Learning is fundamental for Glendale football

Learning is fundamental for Glendale football

While several different songs and a few particular genres of music were playing throughout weightlifting sessions this summer at Glendale High, perhaps the Nitros are better served at adopting a classic as their unofficial anthem.

College Update: Locals putting up big numbers in summer baseball leagues

College Update: Locals putting up big numbers in summer baseball leagues

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

Campers get their kicks at soccer clinic

Campers get their kicks at soccer clinic

GLENDALE — Sophia Beers didn’t have an interest in soccer until she attended a friend’s birthday party several months ago. She’s become curious about the game and the fundamentals surrounding the sport since the festivity...

Hoover dips into past to name Moreno new baseball coach

Having served more than a decade as an assistant baseball coach at the high school and junior college level, Mickey Moreno examined the possibility of moving up the coaching ladder and taking charge of a team.

All-Area Boys' Tennis Doubles Team of the Year: Crescenta Valley tandem showed instant success

All-Area Boys' Tennis Doubles Team of the Year: Crescenta Valley tandem showed instant success

Fatigue had finally caught up to Albert Chtchyan while recovering from a lengthy illness.

All-Area Boys' Tennis Singles Player of the Year: Burroughs' Patterson has no regrets

All-Area Boys' Tennis Singles Player of the Year: Burroughs' Patterson has no regrets

By Sawyer Patterson’s standards, his senior season and his boys’ tennis career at Burroughs High didn’t end the way he would have liked.

Glendale basketball survives scare from Crescenta Valley

BURBANK — A June matchup between Crescenta Valley High’s boys’ basketball team and Glendale certainly is far removed from a Pacific League showdown.

Flintridge Prep football embraces change, familiarity in summer

Flintridge Prep football embraces change, familiarity in summer

Change and familiarity are two of the opposing and yet interlocking forces for the Flintridge Prep football team as its summer practices are underway.

Summer brings positive outlook for Hoover football

Summer brings positive outlook for Hoover football

GLENDALE — Following about 10 minutes of stretching under a partly sunny sky, the members of the Hoover High football team quickly scattered across the field eager to partake in a series of various drills.

College Update: Velasquez caps successful Bryant career

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

All-Area Boys' Golf Team

All-Area Boys' Golf Team

Russell Caletena, Junior, Glendale

All-Area Boys' Golfer of the Year: Collin Morikawa caps brilliant season with run to state championship

All-Area Boys' Golfer of the Year: Collin Morikawa caps brilliant season with run to state championship

After three seasons of falling short in qualifying for the CIF State Championship, Collin Morikawa came into the season on a mission to make all of the shots he needed throughout the playoffs to land him a spot in the prestigious event.

Flintridge Prep, Crescenta Valley baseball lauded by CIF

Flintridge Prep, Crescenta Valley baseball lauded by CIF

A magical season for the Flintridge Prep and Crescenta Valley High baseball teams translated into some postseason honors Monday afternoon.

Trio of local softball players secure All-CIF accolades

Trio of local softball players secure All-CIF accolades

Hailey Cookson, Sammy Fabian and Hannah Zika each provided huge contributions for their respective teams throughout the season.

Flintridge Prep's Fregoso gets boys' volleyball postseason recognition

Flintridge Prep's Fregoso gets boys' volleyball postseason recognition

After showing himself to be a force throughout the season for the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team, Dante Fregoso caught the attention of opposing coaches around the division.

Olmedo-Barrera decides to sign with Tampa Bay

Olmedo-Barrera decides to sign with Tampa Bay

A storybook season for Cal State Fullerton junior David Olmedo-Barrera will include a new chapter.

Barden's Soul Glow camp has silky smooth first run

Barden's Soul Glow camp has silky smooth first run

LA CAÑADA — It was neither the cadre of celebrity trainers, nor the applause or recognition that brought Flintridge Prep alumnus Ramses Barden the most joy at the former NFL player’s inaugural Soul Glow Skill Stretch and...

Glendale basketball laying foundation in summer

Glendale basketball laying foundation in summer

GLENDALE — It was only a Glendale Community College Summer Shootout boys’ basketball game. There was nothing substantial at stake, no playoffs and no championship game, but Glendale High Coach Ib Belou was laying the foundation for his...

Crescenta Valley baseball leads locals in Pacific League honors

Crescenta Valley baseball leads locals in Pacific League honors

Perhaps most notable about the recently concluded Pacific League baseball season was that Burroughs High claimed its first-ever Pacific League title, putting a halt to Crescenta Valley’s three-year title run in the process.

Hoover basketball dealing with summer struggles

GLENDALE — With its top returner from a year ago on the sideline in street clothes, the Hoover High boys’ basketball team knew it was going to have offensive and defensive issues in Friday’s Glendale Community College Summer...

Providence girls' basketball goes on late run to down Holy Family

Providence girls' basketball goes on late run to down Holy Family

BURBANK — In some ways, the Providence High and Holy Family girls’ basketball teams that competed against each other in summer league action Thursday afternoon were not all that different.

Flintridge Sacred Heart's Zika named All-Sunshine League Most Valuable Pitcher

Flintridge Sacred Heart's Zika named All-Sunshine League Most Valuable Pitcher

After seasons spent competing in the tough Mission League and several seasons not qualifying for the postseason, the landscape changed dramatically for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy softball team.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy basketball gets through Hoover, 49-32

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy basketball gets through Hoover, 49-32

LA CAÑADA — It’s essentially the same team back that took third in the Sunshine League and qualified for the playoffs last season.

La Cañada girls' basketball looks sharp in summer win over Flintridge Prep

LA CAÑADA — Summer certainly took on a different look and had a different feel for the La Cañada High and Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball teams Tuesday evening.

College World Series run ends for Olmedo-Barrera, Cal State Fullerton

College World Series run ends for Olmedo-Barrera, Cal State Fullerton

David Olmedo-Barrera had plenty of big hits throughout the regular season for the Cal State Fullerton baseball team. It carried over to the playoffs, with Olmedo-Barrera supplying power and helping the Titans make their first NCAA College World...

College Update: Ochart ends baseball run with terrific season

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

St. Francis basketball holds off Hoover to deliver Wolfson first win

St. Francis basketball holds off Hoover to deliver Wolfson first win

GLENDALE — If there was one definitive advantage for the St. Francis High basketball team as it took the floor to face Hoover in Glendale College Summer Shootout action, it was obvious when the teams lined up.

Crescenta Valley boys' basketball rolls past Burroughs, 45-25

Crescenta Valley boys' basketball rolls past Burroughs, 45-25

GLENDALE — Through the first couple of weeks of the summer season, the Crescenta Valley High and Burroughs boys' basketball teams have played exhausting schedules. In that stretch, neither team had faced each other.

Eleven local softball players grab All-Pacific League recognition

Eleven local softball players grab All-Pacific League recognition

There were plenty of players from the Crescenta Valley High, Glendale and Hoover softball teams who shined on the diamond throughout the season.

Major League Baseball Update: Estrada, Toronto Blue Jays continue to fly high

Major League Baseball Update: Estrada, Toronto Blue Jays continue to fly high

The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.

Jewel City/JWV no-hits Crescenta Valley to reach Minor baseball title game

GLENDALE — Natasha Cohen wasn’t concerned about teaming up with Tristan Ulloa to throw a no-hitter.

Olmedo-Barrera ends drought, doubt for Cal State Fullerton baseball

Olmedo-Barrera ends drought, doubt for Cal State Fullerton baseball

What was supposed to have been one of the most thrilling occasions of his life instead seemed to drag on forever.

College Update: Surrey turns in workhorse season for UC Irvine baseball

College Update: Surrey turns in workhorse season for UC Irvine baseball

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

Former Glendale High football coach Rafik Thorossian dies at 44

Former Glendale High football coach Rafik Thorossian dies at 44

Rafik Thorossian, a standout running back at Glendale High and Glendale Community College who went on to coach two seasons at Glendale High, has died at the age of 44.

Olmedo-Barrera, La Bruna hear Major League Baseball call

Olmedo-Barrera, La Bruna hear Major League Baseball call

An already thrilling week was accompanied by a little more excitement for former St. Francis High standout David Olmedo-Barrera.

Crescenta Valley boys' volleyball leads way in Pacific League awards

Crescenta Valley boys' volleyball leads way in Pacific League awards

A total of nine players from the Crescenta Valley High, Glendale and Hoover boys’ volleyball teams were selected to the recently released All-Pacific League team.

College Update: Olmedo-Barrera sends Cal State Fullerton to College Baseball World Series

College Update: Olmedo-Barrera sends Cal State Fullerton to College Baseball World Series

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

Flintridge Prep pole vaulter Barrett Weiss gets second chance, takes third at state

CLOVIS -- When Barrett Weiss left Buchanan High's Veterans Memorial Stadium following the CIF State track and field prelims Friday, the Flintridge Prep senior thought his high school pole vaulting career was over.

Flintridge Prep baseball brings home first CIF championship

Flintridge Prep baseball brings home first CIF championship

RIVERSIDE — Two harmless flyball outs delivered the Flintridge Prep baseball team something it had never owned.

St. Francis' Foster sets another personal best en route to state finals

It was a bittersweet evening for the area’s three athletes at Friday evening’s first day of the 97th annual CIF State Track and Field Championships at Clovis Buchanan High’s Memorial Field.

College Update: Crescenta Valley's Ashby concludes stellar Stanford career

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

Leslie in control on mound for upstart Flintridge Prep baseball

Leslie in control on mound for upstart Flintridge Prep baseball

Just three short months ago, the Flintridge Prep baseball team began its season and looked far removed from a championship-caliber squad.

Flintridge Prep baseball finds similar CIF final opponent in St. Anthony

Flintridge Prep baseball finds similar CIF final opponent in St. Anthony

In terms of similarities, the Flintridge Prep and Long Beach St. Anthony High baseball teams have shared many common traits this season en route to their head-on collision at the CIF Southern Section Division VI championship game at UC Riverside on...

Weiss brothers, Foster look for big weekend at state

Weiss brothers, Foster look for big weekend at state

Much like earlier stages of the postseason, goals for Friday and Saturday’s 97th annual CIF State Track and Field Championships at Clovis Buchanan High’s Veterans Memorial Field will first center on qualifying, then on hitting personal...

Five Flintridge Prep softball players receive All-Prep League accolades

Five Flintridge Prep softball players receive All-Prep League accolades

For the past couple of seasons, the Flintridge Prep softball team began the process of establishing a core group of players that could put it in position to qualify for the postseason.

Fregoso grabs Prep League Most Valuable Player recognition

Fregoso grabs Prep League Most Valuable Player recognition

Despite having to make a couple of alterations to the lineup, the members of the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball seemed to adjust quickly en route to enjoying their most successful season in program history.

Major League Update: Estrada shuts down Washington Nationals

The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.

College Update: Olmedo-Barrera, Cal State Fullerton baseball headed to Super Regional

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

Glendale, Crescenta Valley girls' lacrosse teams receive all-league nods

Glendale, Crescenta Valley girls' lacrosse teams receive all-league nods

It proved to be a historic season for both local girls’ lacrosse teams.

Flintridge Prep baseball rallies, tops Salesian in semifinal thriller

Flintridge Prep baseball rallies, tops Salesian in semifinal thriller

GLENDALE — If there was a common refrain in regards to the Flintridge Prep baseball team this season, perhaps it’s that the Rebels were just a little too young to win this season.

Crescenta Valley baseball's memorable run comes to close in semifinals at Mission Viejo

Crescenta Valley baseball's memorable run comes to close in semifinals at Mission Viejo

MISSION VIEJO — For the better part of 30 games, Crescenta Valley High’s baseball team capitalized on tremendous pitching, staunch defense and timely hitting to turn in one of the program’s greatest seasons.

Flintridge Sacred Heart selects Snashall as new soccer coach

Based on the track record during the last decade, expectations will continue to remain high concerning the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer program.

Crescenta Valley baseball heads back down to Mission Viejo looking for championship berth

Crescenta Valley baseball heads back down to Mission Viejo looking for championship berth

It will have been but a week since the Crescenta Valley High baseball team ventured deep into Orange County for a playoff game in Mission Viejo.

Flintridge Prep baseball earns another trip to semifinals

Flintridge Prep baseball earns another trip to semifinals

GLENDALE — In two of its first three CIF Southern Section Division VI postseason contests, the Flintridge Prep baseball team has gone into its seventh-inning at-bats poised with the game tied. With a couple of clutch hits, it's led to two...

Flintridge Prep's Barrett Weiss masters pole vault

NORWALK — On an evening of hurdles and high bars, there was nothing that could stop the Flintridge Prep duo of Barrett and Gareth Weiss and St. Francis High junior Jasher Foster.

Minor League Baseball Update: Valenzuela starting to warm up in Tijuana

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

Run of court comes to end for local tennis players at CIF Individual Tournament

A quartet of area boys’ tennis players showed perseverance throughout the regular season, leading to the group qualifying for the CIF Individual Tournament.

Positive vibes helping ignite Crescenta Valley baseball team's postseason run

Positive vibes helping ignite Crescenta Valley baseball team's postseason run

From one end of the dugout to the other, there's a positive vibe that's helped raise the mood of the members of the Crescenta Valley High baseball team through the early stages of the CIF Southern Section Division II playoffs.

Flintridge Prep baseball hopes to keep postseason success going

Flintridge Prep baseball hopes to keep postseason success going

There was a time when postseason success was a mystery for the Flintridge Prep baseball program.

St. Francis' Foster, Flintridge Prep's Weiss twins ready to master possibilities

St. Francis' Foster, Flintridge Prep's Weiss twins ready to master possibilities

In one sense, area representation at Friday evening's CIF Southern Section Track and Field Masters Meet is small.

Crescenta Valley High boys' doubles team, Juan, Yacoubian gear up for next stage

Crescenta Valley High boys' doubles team, Juan, Yacoubian gear up for next stage

Following successful runs throughout the season and in tournaments, a group of area boys’ tennis players have channeled their focus to the CIF Individual Tournament.

College Update: Olmedo-Barrera named Big West co-Player of the Year

College Update: Olmedo-Barrera named Big West co-Player of the Year

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

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy softball tops Silverado to reach CIF quarterfinals

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy softball tops Silverado to reach CIF quarterfinals

LA CAÑADA — After Hannah Zika escaped a gigantic jam in the circle in the sixth inning, she had an inkling her teammates would string together some quality at-bats and put her in position to prolong the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy...

Historic season comes to end for Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball squad

Throughout the season, the members of the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team reached plenty of milestone moments.

Flintridge Prep baseball utilizes huge first inning to rout Desert Christian

LANCASTER — While there may not have been a scoreboard present at Lancaster’s Rawley Duntley Park, there was no denying the opening-inning wallop delivered by the visiting Flintridge Prep baseball team.

Ledesma, Gadsby lead Crescenta Valley High baseball to CIF quarterfinals

MISSION VIEJO – Crescenta Valley High sophomore catcher Kewin Ledesma came up huge at the right time.

Pilar propels Flintridge Prep baseball into second round

Pilar propels Flintridge Prep baseball into second round

GLENDALE — A one-out single from catcher Cole Pilar in the seventh inning delivered the Flintridge Prep baseball team a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over visiting Ventura Foothill Tech in Friday’s first round of the CIF Southern Section...

Gadsby, Crescenta Valley High baseball shut out Ventura in CIF opener

Gadsby, Crescenta Valley High baseball shut out Ventura in CIF opener

GLENDALE — Following seven innings of brilliance on the mound, Crescenta Valley High’s Brian Gadsby did what he always does.

Julie Hoppe retires from Hoover High tennis

Julie Hoppe retires from Hoover High tennis

Since 2004, Julie Hoppe has been a staple among the coaching ranks at Hoover High.

Crescenta Valley softball done in by Redondo Union

REDONDO BEACH — It was two spectacular efforts that helped eliminate the Crescenta Valley High softball team from the postseason Thursday afternoon.

Flintridge Prep softball goes down swinging against Vasquez

It had been a while since the Flintridge Prep softball team had been in the playoffs.

Holy Family softball handcuffed by Pasadena Poly

Holy Family softball handcuffed by Pasadena Poly

PASADENA —This season, Holy Family’s softball team got two things back that were missing from its last campaign: its coach and a trip to the CIF Southern Section Division VI playoffs.

Brian Esquival steps down from Hoover High baseball

For the time being, it appears that season No. 20 in baseball overall and year No. 3 at Hoover High will be the last in coaching for Brian Esquival.

Local presence will be sizable at CIF track and field finals

Local presence will be sizable at CIF track and field finals

When the CIF Southern Section Divisional Championships get underway Saturday at Cerritos College in Norwalk, there will not be a lack of local representation.

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