High School Sports

Game of the Week: Rivals Crescenta Valley, La Cañada look to stay unbeaten

Game of the Week: Rivals Crescenta Valley, La Cañada look to stay unbeaten

The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week.

Heat, student safety at forefront for local schools

A scorching heat wave that blistered the region with near record-high temperatures also brought safety to the forefront for the local high schools and college.

Glendale High girls' volleyball passes final test versus Monrovia before league

Glendale High girls' volleyball passes final test versus Monrovia before league

GLENDALE — Had the Glendale High girls’ volleyball team hoped for a challenge in its final nonleague match before the commencement of Pacific League action, then Monrovia High certainly fit the bill.

Quarterback Club: Transportation issues can't stall Crescenta Valley football team

Quarterback Club: Transportation issues can't stall Crescenta Valley football team

GLENDALE — The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 72nd year, meets Tuesdays at the Elk's Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the second meeting of the year.

St. Francis High football impresses with 50-24 win over Moorpark

MOORPARK — Jeremiah Martin was largely an unknown commodity and a lingering question mark for the St. Francis High football team coming into the season.

Hoover High football has no answers for South Pasadena

Hoover High football has no answers for South Pasadena

GLENDALE — It was a struggle in every sense for the Hoover High School football team, particularly in the deciding first half of its nonleague meeting with visiting South Pasadena on Friday night at Glendale High’s Moyse Field.

La Cañada High football continues impressive start with shutout of Glendale

La Cañada High football continues impressive start with shutout of Glendale

LA CAÑADA —While the La Cañada High football team continues to be a work in progress under first-year coach Ramsey Lambert, the squad’s defense continues playing at a high level.

Gadsby lifts Crescenta Valley High football to win against Golden Valley

CANYON COUNTRY — The Golden Valley High football team couldn’t come close to stopping Crescenta Valley’s Brian Gadsby.

Flintridge Prep football can't keep up with Brethren Christian

HUNTINGTON BEACH — At the end of the game, the final numbers told the tale of the Flintridge Prep football team's offense having produced enough for a victory.

Crescenta Valley High boys' water polo breezes through rematch with Poly

Crescenta Valley High boys' water polo breezes through rematch with Poly

PASADENA — One of the top regional and intradivisional boys' water polo rivalries was renewed again Thursday afternoon at Pasadena Poly.

Glendale girls' tennis makes quick work of rival Hoover

Glendale girls' tennis makes quick work of rival Hoover

GLENDALE — Having a strong 1-2 singles combination might be a boon throughout the season for the Glendale High girls' tennis team.

Minor League Update: Sherriff concludes strong season with Cardinals

Minor League Update: Sherriff concludes strong season with Cardinals

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

Major League Update: Christian Bergman looking to leave mark on Colorado Rockies

Major League Update: Christian Bergman looking to leave mark on Colorado Rockies

The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, St. Francis High cross-country show improvement in first Mission League meet

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, St. Francis High cross-country show improvement in first Mission League meet

VAN NUYS — Even though the postseason is two months away, the jockeying, evaluating and analyzing began in regards to Mission League cross-country Wednesday afternoon.

Undefeated Glendale, La Cañada High football set to clash

Undefeated Glendale, La Cañada High football set to clash

The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week.

Boys' Cross-Country Preview: Flintridge Prep leads local cross-country expectations

Boys' Cross-Country Preview: Flintridge Prep leads local cross-country expectations

From banner seasons to incremental progress, the results last season varied greatly for the five local boys' cross-country teams.

Girls' Cross-Country Preview: Success takes different shapes for local cross-country squads

Girls' Cross-Country Preview: Success takes different shapes for local cross-country squads

Defining success in cross-country can be a tricky business.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball opens season with bit of revenge versus La Salle

LA CAÑADA — Over the last two years, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy girls’ volleyball coach Ernest Banaag vowed he would revive the once powerful program.

Providence High volleyball comes on to sweep Holy Family

Providence High volleyball comes on to sweep Holy Family

BURBANK — During the first two games Tuesday against Holy Family, the Providence High girls' volleyball team let the Gaels stick around.

Burbank High's Maemura ties for second in second Pacific League match

BURBANK — There isn’t anything surprising to Burbank High girls’ golf Coach Branco Sevic when he watches Irene Maemura perform on the course.

Flintridge Prep football can't keep up with Brentwood

LOS ANGELES — Winning its first game of the season and facing little resistance in doing so had the Flintridge Prep football team feeling good.

Hoover High football gets back to winning by topping Sotomayor

GLENDALE — Hoover High’s football team has prided itself over the years on being a running team that has relied on a steady stream of workhorses to carry the Tornadoes through a season.

Led by talented trio, Glendale High football thumps San Gabriel

SAN GABRIEL — With school in session and the summer behind it, it was time to see how all the offseason work translated to the field, as the Glendale High football team went on the road to open its season against San Gabriel.

St. Francis High football off and running versus Chino

St. Francis High football off and running versus Chino

LA CAÑADA — There were some major questions surrounding the St. Francis High football team as it prepared to open its season Friday against Chino.

Crescenta Valley High football shakes off rust en route to rout

Crescenta Valley High football shakes off rust en route to rout

GLENDALE — After an avalanche of second-half points, perhaps Jordan Lobianco’s first-half histrionics were somewhat overlooked.

Glendale girls' tennis doubles up Flintridge Sacred Heart

GLENDALE — Having had enough of practicing against each other, the members of the Glendale High girls' tennis team finally kicked of their season Thursday. Glendale found itself matched against Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, which had already...

Flintridge Prep boys' water polo pulls away from Burbank in season opener

Flintridge Prep boys' water polo pulls away from Burbank in season opener

LA CAÑADA — Rust and jitters played about as big a factor as an actual opponent for the Burbank High and Flintridge Prep boys' water polo teams.

Glendale High football looks for improvement once again

Glendale High football looks for improvement once again

Over the last four years, only one of the Pacific League’s eight football teams has numerically demonstrated improvement each season.

Glendale High's Luis Ruiz prefers role of workhorse

Glendale High's Luis Ruiz prefers role of workhorse

When asked how he would describe his playing style, Glendale High senior Luis Ruiz took a step back to consider his choice of adjectives.

Boys' Water Polo Preview: Glendale High boys' water polo has big shoes to fill

Boys' Water Polo Preview: Glendale High boys' water polo has big shoes to fill

If there were two universal talking points this summer in regards to the four local boys’ water polo teams, perhaps those would be change and stability.

Crescenta Valley set to renew boulevard rivalry with Verdugo Hills

Crescenta Valley set to renew boulevard rivalry with Verdugo Hills

The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week.

St. Francis High football has highest of expectations for 2014

St. Francis High football has highest of expectations for 2014

Seasons come and seasons go for St. Francis High football.

John Carroll grows up in Golden Knight family

John Carroll grows up in Golden Knight family

From ball boy to NCAA Division I recruit, John Carroll has very much grown up under the roof of St. Francis High football.

Crescenta Valley High's Davo Hakobyan has quickly become a force for Falcons

Crescenta Valley High's Davo Hakobyan has quickly become a force for Falcons

Crescenta Valley High football’s high-flying, high-octane, high-scoring offense commands plenty of attention and accolades. And rightly so.

Quick start propels Crescenta Valley High girls' tennis to win over Flintridge Sacred Heart

GLENDALE — Much like Tuesday afternoon’s season opener, the Crescenta Valley High girls’ tennis team is hoping for a fast start to the new season.

Burbank High's Maemura shares medalist honors in league opener

Burbank High's Maemura shares medalist honors in league opener

LA CAÑADA — Leading up to the first Pacific League match of the season Tuesday, Irene Maemura had some time to spare.

Talent-heavy Crescenta Valley football looking to surpass last season's disappointment

Talent-heavy Crescenta Valley football looking to surpass last season's disappointment

Make no mistake, Crescenta Valley High’s football team is very much looking forward with aspirations for an ultra-successful 2014 campaign.

Girls' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart volleyball team holds title aspirations

Girls' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart volleyball team holds title aspirations

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.

Flintridge Prep football blitzes Blair in season opener

Flintridge Prep football blitzes Blair in season opener

LOS ANGELES — Big things will be expected throughout the season by the Flintridge Prep football team as it relates to its passing attack.

Hoover High football handed season-opening loss by Hollywood

Hoover High football handed season-opening loss by Hollywood

GLENDALE — After one game, Hoover High second-year football Coach Matt Andersen isn’t about to panic.

Flintridge Prep football looks to rally around experience

Flintridge Prep football looks to rally around experience

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.

Tsangeos takes to new role(s) for Flintridge Prep football

Tsangeos takes to new role(s) for Flintridge Prep football

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.

No breaks are a good thing for Hoover High's Josh Lee

No breaks are a good thing for Hoover High's Josh Lee

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.

Competitiveness is job No. 1 for Hoover High football

Competitiveness is job No. 1 for Hoover High football

Simplicity appears to be the name of the game at Hoover High.

Girls' Tennis Preview: Lineup stability to be a key for Crescenta Valley girls' tennis team

Girls' Tennis Preview: Lineup stability to be a key for Crescenta Valley girls' tennis team

At least for now, things seem to be in order throughout the lineup for the Crescenta Valley High girls’ tennis team.

Flintridge Prep gearing up for season opener with Blair

Flintridge Prep gearing up for season opener with Blair

The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week.

Girls' Golf Preview: Crescenta Valley High, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy golf teams begin new chapters

Girls' Golf Preview: Crescenta Valley High, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy golf teams begin new chapters

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...

Glendale News-Press Male Athlete of the Year: Crescenta Valley High's Gadsby proved himself a true dual threat

Glendale News-Press Male Athlete of the Year: Crescenta Valley High's Gadsby proved himself a true dual threat

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.

St. Francis names Terry Phillips as new baseball coach

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.

Top 10 Games of 2013-14: Glendale water polo is No. 1

Top 10 Games of 2013-14: Glendale water polo is No. 1

The top-10 high school games from the 2013-14 season were selected by the sportswriters of the Glendale News-Press.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Kirsten Vose is News-Press Female Athlete of the Year once again

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Kirsten Vose is News-Press Female Athlete of the Year once again

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.

Top-10 individual performances in a team setting: Gadsby's run tops list of individual performances

Top-10 individual performances in a team setting: Gadsby's run tops list of individual performances

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.

Top 10 Performances in Individual Setting: Flintridge Prep's Yoho etched his name into school history

Top 10 Performances in Individual Setting: Flintridge Prep's Yoho etched his name into school history

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.

Top 10 Teams of the Year: Glendale boys' water polo team captures elusive CIF title

Top 10 Teams of the Year: Glendale boys' water polo team captures elusive CIF title

The area’s top-10 high school teams from the 2013-14 season were selected by the Glendale News-Press sports department.

Top 10 Boys' Athletes of 2013-14: Momdzhyan leads Glendale water polo team to magical season

Top 10 Boys' Athletes of 2013-14: Momdzhyan leads Glendale water polo team to magical season

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.

Top 10 Girls' Athletes of 2013-14: Arnold continued Crescenta Valley water polo's tradition of triumph

Top 10 Girls' Athletes of 2013-14: Arnold continued Crescenta Valley water polo's tradition of triumph

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.

Coach of the Year: First-ever championship for Glendale High boys' water polo merits Holbrook top billing

Coach of the Year: First-ever championship for Glendale High boys' water polo merits Holbrook top billing

The top five high school coaches from the 2013-14 season were voted on by the Glendale News-Press sports department.

All-Area Baseball Second Team

All-Area Baseball Second Team

Cameron Briggs, Junior, Infielder, Burbank

All-Area Baseball First Team

All-Area Baseball First Team

Kevin Baker, Senior, Outfielder, St. Francis

Brian Gadsby pitches Crescenta Valley High baseball to greatness

Brian Gadsby pitches Crescenta Valley High baseball to greatness

Crescenta Valley High baseball is not short on memorable seasons and memorable performances — particularly on the pitching mound.

All-Area Softball Second Team

All-Area Softball Second Team

OF — Kaitlin Brooks, Senior, Burbank

All-Area Softball First Team

All-Area Softball First Team

P — Mia Acosta, Senior, Bell-Jeff

Caitlyn Brooks was complete player for Burbank High softball

Caitlyn Brooks was complete player for Burbank High softball

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.

San Gabriel Valley All-Stars' title run derailed

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.

San Gabriel Valley All-Stars have World Series game postponed

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.

La Cañada's Katy Campbell captures national title

La Cañada's Katy Campbell captures national title

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 named Crescenta Valley High girls' aquatics coach

Ricky Mulcahey pined for a return to the area, along with the possibility of being an aquatics coach.

Summer Series attracts variety of runners

Summer Series attracts variety of runners

LA CRESCENTA — The opportunity afforded someone like Ayla Ataya is the reason why the Crescenta Valley Cross Country Summer Series is held.

Crescenta Valley soccer's Justin Wright commits to UC Davis

Crescenta Valley soccer's Justin Wright commits to UC Davis

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.

San Gabriel Valley All-Stars eyeing another World Series title

San Gabriel Valley All-Stars eyeing another World Series title

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.

Crescenta Valley football has but one change to schedule

Crescenta Valley football has but one change to schedule

Throughout the seasons, Crescenta Valley High’s football schedule seldom changes.

Demolition on deck for Stengel Field

Demolition on deck for Stengel Field

Sometime soon, venerable 65-year-old Stengel Field will be torn down.

Five new opponents added to St. Francis football 2014 schedule

Five new opponents added to St. Francis football 2014 schedule

Following an unpredictable offseason, the St. Francis High football team will embark upon a most unfamiliar 2014 schedule.

Short-handed Arroyo Seco Saints come up short in West Zone final

Short-handed Arroyo Seco Saints come up short in West Zone final

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.

San Gabriel Valley All-Stars rally to win regional

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.

San Gabriel Valley All-Stars' shutout puts it in title game

Allowing two runs wasn’t quite good enough for a victory on Saturday for the San Gabriel Valley All-Stars.

Burbank High's Candela Fernandez enjoys season of growth

Burbank High's Candela Fernandez enjoys season of growth

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.

Easton Elite Dodgers unable to retain Western title

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.

Easton Elite baseball suffers early setback in Western Regional

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.

San Gabriel Valley All-Stars defeat defending champs

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...

Arroyo Seco Palomino baseball team takes West Zone opener

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...

Flintridge Prep basketball camp offers broad appeal

Flintridge Prep basketball camp offers broad appeal

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...

Brian Gadsby leads San Gabriel Valley All-Stars in opener

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.

Holy Family basketball closes out summer on winning note

BURBANK — Having split 12 games during the summer, Holy Family basketball Coach Ernest Siy came away pleased.

Arroyo Seco Saints prepare for West Zone Tournament

Arroyo Seco Saints prepare for West Zone Tournament

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.

Glendale selects Casey Sripramong as new girls' swim and water polo coach

Glendale selects Casey Sripramong as new girls' swim and water polo coach

As a player, Casey Sripramong brought plenty of determination to the Glendale High girls' water polo team.

Flintridge Prep finalizes 2014 football schedule

Flintridge Prep finalizes 2014 football schedule

A schedule that was in flux through portions of the spring and into the summer has been finalized for the Flintridge Prep football team.

Glendale Babe Ruth ends season in El Segundo

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.

Glendale tabs Stephen Whittier as new boys' water polo and swim coach

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.

San Gabriel Valley All-Stars win Babe Ruth tourney

San Gabriel Valley All-Stars win Babe Ruth tourney

It was a long day at the ballpark for the San Gabriel Valley All-Stars, but at the end, it was a productive one.

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