High School Sports

Huge first inning leads Crescenta Valley High baseball to lopsided win against Arcadia

Huge first inning leads Crescenta Valley High baseball to lopsided win against Arcadia

GLENDALE — More often than not, the Crescenta Valley High and Arcadia baseball teams have been accustomed to playing close games.

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball keeps rolling with sweep of Rio Hondo Prep

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball keeps rolling with sweep of Rio Hondo Prep

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 softball works extra to get past Hoover

Glendale softball works extra to get past Hoover

GLENDALE — There was more surrounding Thursday’s Pacific League softball game between Glendale High and rival Hoover than cross-town bragging rights.

Crescenta Valley turns it on to turn down rival Arcadia

LA CRESCENTA — It was a bit of a shaky start for Hailey Cookson and the Crescenta Valley High softball team.

Hoover baseball staves off Glendale for rivalry win

Hoover baseball staves off Glendale for rivalry win

GLENDALE — Glendale-Hoover high competition in any sport is usually competitive and full of drama.

Glendale, Hoover High swimming split Pacific League meet

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.

Crescenta Valley High girls' swimming clinches share of Pacific League crown versus Arcadia

Crescenta Valley High girls' swimming clinches share of Pacific League crown versus Arcadia

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 High track and field dominates Hoover to keep Bronze Bowl

Glendale High track and field dominates Hoover to keep Bronze Bowl

GLENDALE — Haykaz Melkonyan might have hit a low earlier in the season while competing in the discus.

College Update: Ashby tries to do it all for Stanford softball

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...

All-Area Girls' Soccer Second Team

All-Area Girls' Soccer Second Team

Jillian Brady, Flintridge Prep, Sophomore, Midfielder

All-Area Girls' Soccer First Team

All-Area Girls' Soccer First Team

Kira Bochard, Burbank, Sophomore, Forward

All-Area Girls' Soccer Player of the Year: Intangibles lead Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Savo to be the best

All-Area Girls' Soccer Player of the Year: Intangibles lead Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Savo to be the best

Lauren Savo is a terrific soccer player who turned in an exceptional season.

Crescenta Valley baseball thumps Hoover

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.

Flintridge Prep softball ends first half of Prep League on rough note

Flintridge Prep softball ends first half of Prep League on rough note

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.

Porras, Burbank High baseball turn back Hoover in league

Porras, Burbank High baseball turn back Hoover in league

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.

Crescenta Valley boys' golf gets big effort from Renfro for second-place team finish

Crescenta Valley boys' golf gets big effort from Renfro for second-place team finish

Looking for a breakout performance, Cody Renfro got it Thursday.

Holy Family misfires in second-place tilt with San Gabriel Mission

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.

Flintridge Prep baseball finds similar fate against rival Pasadena Poly

Flintridge Prep baseball finds similar fate against rival Pasadena Poly

GLENDALE — The frustration felt by the Flintridge Prep baseball players and coaches Thursday had a familiar ring to it.

Crescenta Valley volleyball bounces back to Burbank's chagrin

Crescenta Valley volleyball bounces back to Burbank's chagrin

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.

Brooks, Burbank softball shut out Crescenta Valley

Brooks, Burbank softball shut out Crescenta Valley

BURBANK — As usual, Burbank High pitcher and Notre Dame commit Caitlyn Brooks was in complete control on Tuesday afternoon.

Gadsby pitches gem for Crescenta Valley baseball in win against Burbank

BURBANK — Brian Gadsby doesn’t feel any pressure when he takes the mound for the Crescenta Valley High baseball team.

Flintridge Sacred Heart swimming speeds past Crescenta Valley

Flintridge Sacred Heart swimming speeds past Crescenta Valley

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...

Area athletes take on top competition at Arcadia invite

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.

Crescenta Valley baseball drops Glendale

GLENDALE — It can take one play for one team to finally gain the upper hand in a pitchers’ duel.

La Cañada High girls' lacrosse notches first 'W' against Crescenta Valley

La Cañada High girls' lacrosse notches first 'W' against Crescenta Valley

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.

Glendale Community College women's tennis gearing up for next wave of action

Glendale Community College women's tennis gearing up for next wave of action

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.

Crescenta Valley softball's Abzun leads way in league rout of Glendale

Crescenta Valley softball's Abzun leads way in league rout of Glendale

LA CRESCENTA — Amanda Peek has witnessed her share of hard-hit balls over the years at Crescenta Valley High’s softball field.

Burroughs High softball holds on for wild, soggy 8-6 victory at Crescenta Valley

Burroughs High softball holds on for wild, soggy 8-6 victory at Crescenta Valley

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...

Burroughs High baseball walks off with win over Crescenta Valley

Burroughs High baseball walks off with win over Crescenta Valley

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.

All-Area Boys' Basketball Second Team

All-Area Boys' Basketball Second Team

Grant Arthur, Junior, Guard, La Cañada

All-Area Boys' Basketball First Team

All-Area Boys' Basketball First Team

Isaac Etter, Junior, Guard, Bellarmine-Jefferson

All-Area Boys' Basketball Player of the Year: Transformation complete for Bellarmine Jefferson's Abid Oses

All-Area Boys' Basketball Player of the Year: Transformation complete for Bellarmine Jefferson's Abid Oses

Abid Oses had a great deal to become acclimated to when he first arrived at Bellarmine-Jefferson High three seasons ago.

Crescenta Valley boys' volleyball builds momentum

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 girls' lacrosse solves Crescenta Valley early

Glendale girls' lacrosse solves Crescenta Valley early

GLENDALE — Following a historic season in 2014, the members of the Glendale High girls’ lacrosse team plan to further elevate the program’s status.

Glendale Community College men's tennis moves on host of individuals

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.

Crescenta Valley baseball shuts down Pasadena

Crescenta Valley baseball shuts down Pasadena

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.

College Update: Surrey, UC Irvine baseball rolling right along

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

Crescenta Valley swimming takes two from La Cañada

Crescenta Valley swimming takes two from La Cañada

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'...

Crescenta Valley boys' tennis completes sweep against Burroughs

Crescenta Valley boys' tennis completes sweep against Burroughs

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.

Crescenta Valley boys' volleyball downs Glendale

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...

Burbank softball finishes off Glendale

Burbank softball finishes off Glendale

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 High boys' tennis excels in doubles to turn back Hoover

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.

Crescenta Valley baseball escapes from Hoover with win

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.

Crescenta Valley rolls through Hoover in Pacific League opener

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.

St. Francis golf noses out Crescenta Valley

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.

All-Area Girls' Water Polo Second Team

All-Area Girls' Water Polo Second Team

Gaby Aghakian, Senior, Driver, Burbank

All-Area  Girls' Water Polo First Team

All-Area Girls' Water Polo First Team

Ani Aghakhanian, Senior, Utility, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Girls' Basketball Second Team

All-Area Girls' Basketball Second Team

Sienna Brown, Senior, Center, Burroughs

All-Area Girls' Basketball First Team

All-Area Girls' Basketball First Team

Josie Brock, Junior, Forward, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Girls' Basketball Player of the Year: Burroughs High's Del Castillo makes decision that leads to history

All-Area Girls' Basketball Player of the Year: Burroughs High's Del Castillo makes decision that leads to history

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.

Crescenta Valley baseball takes two from St. Francis

GLENDALE — Jaimy Blank got himself involved. Just the way he wanted it, too.

Crescenta Valley swimming sweeps past Glendale in dominant form

Crescenta Valley swimming sweeps past Glendale in dominant form

LA CRESCENTA — For quite some time, Crescenta Valley High has been residing atop the mountain of competition in Pacific League swimming. 

Glendale soccer's Haroutunyan takes home Pacific League Player of the Year

Glendale soccer's Haroutunyan takes home Pacific League Player of the Year

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 softball left stranded by Notre Dame

Glendale softball left stranded by Notre Dame

GLENDALE — During the early going of the season, the Glendale High softball team hasn’t exactly been troubled by stranded base runners.

Ismail honored with All-CIF first-team recognition in girls' basketball

Ismail honored with All-CIF first-team recognition in girls' basketball

Tala Ismail had a big hand in the Flintridge Prep girls' basketball team enjoying one of its finest seasons in program history.

Hoover baseball tastes first victory

Hoover baseball tastes first victory

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.

Crescenta Valley girls' basketball notches two all-league first-teamers

Crescenta Valley girls' basketball notches two all-league first-teamers

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...

St. Francis High baseball grabs momentum en route to Mission League win

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...

Glendale High's Miralis, Snodgress bask in Pacific League boys' basketball honors

Glendale High's Miralis, Snodgress bask in Pacific League boys' basketball honors

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.

Crescenta Valley High's Aghakhanian claims Pacific League Player of the Year

Crescenta Valley High's Aghakhanian claims Pacific League Player of the Year

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.

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball reels in league accolades

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball reels in league accolades

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.

Flintridge Sacred Heart softball wallops Westridge

Flintridge Sacred Heart softball wallops Westridge

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...

College Update: Perkins', College of Idaho's NAIA run ends in quarterfinals

College Update: Perkins', College of Idaho's NAIA run ends in quarterfinals

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...

Flintridge Prep baseball grabs elusive win No. 1

ARCADIA — Maybe no area baseball team was more looking forward to starting off league play than Flintridge Prep.

Crescenta Valley High baseball edges out Village Christian, 1-0

Crescenta Valley High baseball edges out Village Christian, 1-0

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.

Uncharacteristic play hounds Crescenta Valley High baseball in Babe Herman loss

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.

Flintridge Prep boys' soccer player Hamilton Evans gets All-CIF nod

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.

Flintridge Prep boys' soccer's Evans grabs league's top honor

Flintridge Prep boys' soccer's Evans grabs league's top honor

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.

Savo, Keller secure All-CIF first-team soccer accolades

Savo, Keller secure All-CIF first-team soccer accolades

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.

St. Francis High baseball falls late to Village Christian

St. Francis High baseball falls late to Village Christian

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.

Crescenta Valley High's Taylor snags All-CIF first-team polo honors

Crescenta Valley High's Taylor snags All-CIF first-team polo honors

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.

St. Francis High tennis upends Crescenta Valley

St. Francis High tennis upends Crescenta Valley

GLENDALE — Though still early in the season, things appear to be promising for the doubles units on the St. Francis High tennis team.

Crescenta Valley High boys' volleyball can't hold on against South Torrance

LA CRESCENTA — Aspirations of reaching the Pacific League Varsity Invitational boys’ volleyball tournament championship ended for Crescenta Valley High’s blue team Friday evening.

Burroughs High boys' volleyball sweeps St. Francis, moves on to tourney semifinals

Burroughs High boys' volleyball sweeps St. Francis, moves on to tourney semifinals

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.

Sports Notebook: Crescenta Valley High girls' soccer has handful of all-league picks

The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.

Adary out, Mardirosian in as next Glendale High girls' basketball coach

Adary out, Mardirosian in as next Glendale High girls' basketball coach

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.

Glendale High boys' basketball tabs Belou as next coach

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.

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