High School Sports

Glendale High boys' basketball gets 'gigantic' win over Pasadena

GLENDALE — It was not the most conventional way to win a basketball game, but the Glendale High boys’ basketball team will surely take it.

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball shows it's No. 1 in Prep League

LA CAÑADA — It was the sort of statement game the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team didn’t just want to send, but felt compelled to send.

Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball halts Burroughs

LA CRESCENTA — Berj Krikorian wanted a fresh start while playing guard for the Crescenta Valley High boys’ basketball team against Burroughs on Friday night.

Holy Family basketball rolls to another Horizon League victory

PASADENA — It wasn’t a typical venue to compete in a basketball game. Surrounded by brick walls, wooden beams, dim lights and played on a vinyl floor, the members of the Holy Family basketball team made the best of the odd conditions.

Flintridge Prep gets defensive in win against No. 2 Pasadena Poly

Flintridge Prep gets defensive in win against No. 2 Pasadena Poly

PASADENA — Late in the second half of its Prep League boys’ soccer match Wednesday, the Flintridge Prep defense had kept the potent Pasadena Poly offense in check.

College Update: Powdrill, Cal Lutheran prevail in OT thriller

College Update: Powdrill, Cal Lutheran prevail in OT thriller

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

Glendale High boys' soccer completes sweep of Burroughs

BURBANK — After completing a sweep against the reigning Pacific League champion, the members of the Glendale High boys’ soccer team said it wasn’t an easy task.

Crescenta Valley boys' basketball shoots down Muir

LA CRESCENTA — Crescenta Valley High’s boys’ basketball team’s shooters have retained their reputation with consistent pure shooting from behind the arc.

Glendale High boys' basketball overcomes large deficit to beat Burroughs

BURBANK — Overtime games have been the norm this season in the head-to-head matchups between the Glendale High and Burroughs boys’ basketball teams.

Crescenta Valley girls' water polo downs Glendale in first-place matchup

Crescenta Valley girls' water polo downs Glendale in first-place matchup

GLENDALE — Crescenta Valley High’s girls’ water polo team has been flourishing as of late no matter what opposition has faced it.

Flintridge Prep girls' soccer gets different effort, same result against Poly

Flintridge Prep girls' soccer gets different effort, same result against Poly

PASADENA — The first time Flintridge Prep played Pasadena Poly this season in girls’ soccer, the host Rebels lost and left Prep Coach Esteban Chavez unhappy with the effort of his squad.

Tran, Flintridge Sacred Heart basketball corral Simi Valley

LA CAÑADA — Locked in a close game entering the fourth quarter, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy basketball team turned to Jenna Tran to widen the Tologs’ lead.

Glendale High boys' basketball creates separation in besting Hoover

Glendale High boys' basketball creates separation in besting Hoover

GLENDALE — Eric Kirakosian wanted to provide some pop to the Glendale High boys’ basketball team’s offense.

Crescenta Valley High boys' hoops charges into second half after win at Arcadia

ARCADIA — Behind a balance scoring attack, the Crescenta Valley High boys’ basketball team found its way back over the .500 mark in league.

Glendale girls' basketball pulls down win over Hoover

GLENDALE — Pacific League rivals Glendale High and Hoover matched against each other in both schools' final game of the first half of the girls’ basketball league schedule on Friday.

Hoover High girls' soccer forced to settle for tie with Glendale

Hoover High girls' soccer forced to settle for tie with Glendale

GLENDALE — Sometimes a final score that ends in a tie comes as a relief, with the mindset that it’s better than a loss. Other times it results in disappointment, with one team believing it should have won.

Crescenta Valley High girls' soccer gives first-place Arcadia all it can handle in loss

LA CRESCENTA — Arcadia High’s girls’ soccer team has largely run roughshod over the Pacific League this season.But in the rivalry game that transpired Friday afternoon at Crescenta Valley High, the Falcons were very much up to the...

Crescenta Valley High boys' soccer continues surge with win at Arcadia

ARCADIA — Nearly written off as dead and buried, the Crescenta Valley High boys’ soccer team is enjoying a revival at an important time.

Glendale boys' soccer blows out rival Hoover

GLENDALE — For the first 25 minutes of their Pacific League match Friday , the Glendale High and Hoover boys’ soccer teams played evenly. Then things quickly swung in Glendale’s favor.

Glendale Adventist Academy girls' basketball bested by Milken Community

GLENDALE — There’s been quite a turnover among the personnel for the Glendale Adventist Academy girls’ basketball team.

All-Area Football Player of the Year: Gadsby comes back to greatness with Crescenta Valley football

All-Area Football Player of the Year: Gadsby comes back to greatness with Crescenta Valley football

With 12 weeks of triumph and a season’s worth of glory already behind it, Crescenta Valley High’s football team faced the very real proposition of it all concluding within the few minutes that lay in front of it.

Glendale girls' water polo gets over Burroughs

Glendale girls' water polo gets over Burroughs

BURBANK — It was evident that the Glendale High girls’ water polo team had a strategy in dealing with Burroughs standout goalkeeper Kate Wilke when the teams met Wednesday in a Pacific League contest.

Flintridge Prep girls' soccer remains in search of first league win

LA CAÑADA — Two matches into Prep League play and the members of the Flintridge Prep girls’ soccer team find themselves having to play catch-up in their quest to stay in playoff contention.

Crescenta Valley girls' basketball locks down Glendale

Crescenta Valley girls' basketball locks down Glendale

LA CRESCENTA — One team’s forgettable half was the other’s catalyst for a victory in a well-played defensive game between the Crescenta Valley High and Glendale girls’ basketball teams Tuesday evening.

Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball shoots down Glendale

GLENDALE — Whether he stood at the free-throw line or in three-point territory, Arin Ovanessian looked in control.

Crescenta Valley High, Glendale battle to scoreless tie in boys' soccer

Crescenta Valley High, Glendale battle to scoreless tie in boys' soccer

GLENDALE — With less than 15 minutes remaining, the reserve players and coaching staffs for the Crescenta Valley High and Glendale boys’ soccer team rose from their respective benches to watch their squads trade golden scoring...

Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball gets best of Hoover

LA CRESCENTA — For the first time since the Pacific League expanded to eight teams in 2006, there appears to be parity throughout the standings.

Aquatics returns to St. Francis High

Water polo and swimming will return to St. Francis High starting next fall, the school announced Friday morning. Both shuttered programs will be reinstated beginning in the fall of the 2015-16 school year, with varsity play set to take place two...

Sizable run in fourth quarter lifts Glendale basketball past Burbank

Sizable run in fourth quarter lifts Glendale basketball past Burbank

BURBANK — It was a large run that helped the Glendale High girls' basketball team lift itself out of a rut.

Sessarego boots Crescenta Valley soccer past Hoover

GLENDALE — When Crescenta Valley High’s girls’ soccer team had previously walked away from the Hoover High field, it did so brimming with frustration after a disappointing tie.

Crescenta Valley High boys' soccer shuts down Hoover

Crescenta Valley High boys' soccer shuts down Hoover

Entering Friday’s Pacific League match, the Crescenta Valley High and Hoover boys’ soccer teams were the only two squads without a league victory.

Glendale Adventist basketball blitzed in league by top-10 team

GLENDALE — On the surface, Thursday’s lopsided loss suffered by the Glendale Adventist Academy boys’ basketball team could be viewed as having little redeeming value.

Glendale girls' water polo comes up clutch to fend off Burbank

Glendale girls' water polo comes up clutch to fend off Burbank

BURBANK — In a Pacific League girls’ water polo match largely defined by defense, it was the clutch and opportunistic offensive play of Glendale High down the stretch that ultimately won the day.

Late surge costs Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball in 56-55 loss to Pasadena

Late surge costs Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball in 56-55 loss to Pasadena

LA CRESCENTA — Up by nine points with less than three minutes remaining, the Crescenta Valley High boys’ basketball team deviated from a game plan that put it on the cusp of its second straight Pacific League victory.

Second-half push lifts Hoover High boys' basketball past Burbank

Second-half push lifts Hoover High boys' basketball past Burbank

GLENDALE — With just three juniors and the rest of the team consisting of seniors, the Hoover High boys’ basketball squad, despite being without two key players, looked like a seasoned, veteran group in the first quarter of Wednesday&...

Ibarra's late goal lifts St. Francis soccer past Harvard-Westlake

LA CAÑADA — Taking second-half direct kicks has been a specialty lately for Christian Ibarra.

Crescenta Valley High boys' soccer surrenders two goals in three minutes in 3-2 loss to Pasadena

LA CRESCENTA — A pair of goals within a three-minute span was enough to change the course of Wednesday afternoon’s Pacific League boys’ soccer contest pitting host Crescenta Valley High and Pasadena.

Holy Family basketball has no trouble trapping Alverno

GLENDALE — Out of a base 1-3-1 trap, the Holy Family basketball team’s defensive scheme was anything but basic Tuesday afternoon.

Glendale High girls' water polo routs crosstown rival Hoover

Glendale High girls' water polo routs crosstown rival Hoover

GLENDALE — While there’s still room for improvement, the Glendale High girls’ water polo team has quietly put things together nicely.

All-Area Girls' Volleyball Second Team

All-Area Girls' Volleyball Second Team

Rose Cowart, senior, outside hitter, Burbank

All-Area Girls' Volleyball First Team

All-Area Girls' Volleyball First Team

Emily Develle, senior, libero, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

Coffey served up more than just assists for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball

Coffey served up more than just assists for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball

Those in attendance at any Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball match this past season are probably familiar with one of announcer Kenny Lund’s more popular phrases.

Crescenta Valley High's Gadsby, Hakobyan garner CIF's highest honors

Crescenta Valley High's Gadsby, Hakobyan garner CIF's highest honors

2014 went down as one of the greatest football seasons in local history.

Hoover High boys' basketball suffers disappointing loss to Muir

PASADENA — What began as an unbelievable evening for the Hoover High boys’ basketball team ended in disappointment, anger and frustration.

Glendale High girls' basketball ousted by Arcadia

ARCADIA — Good starts to games have been a common occurrence throughout most of the season for the Glendale High girls’ basketball team.

Flintridge Prep boys' soccer kicks off new year with 5-0 win

GLENDALE — It was the sort of contest the Flintridge Prep boys’ soccer team needed.

Crescenta Valley High girls' basketball surges in second half to defeat Burbank

BURBANK — The Crescenta Valley High girls’ basketball team had a perfect opportunity Monday in a Pacific League game against Burbank.

Burroughs High girls' basketball rallies behind turnovers to topple Crescenta Valley

BURBANK — Momentum was measured in turnovers on Friday evening.

Late goal by Aguilar lifts Burroughs soccer past Crescenta Valley

Late goal by Aguilar lifts Burroughs soccer past Crescenta Valley

BURBANK — Burroughs High boys' soccer player Andres Aguilar has developed a knack at beating Crescenta Valley in dramatic fashion.

Crescenta Valley High girls' soccer continues league surge versus Burroughs

LA CRESCENTA — Perhaps there were two area teams no more relieved to have concluded the nonleague portion of their schedules than the Crescenta Valley High and Burroughs girls’ soccer squads.

Glendale High boys' soccer falls late to Pasadena

Glendale High boys' soccer falls late to Pasadena

PASADENA — A mere couple of minutes away from grabbing at least four of a possible six points in its first two Pacific League matches, the Glendale High boys’ soccer team encountered a lapse.

Harrison exits, Beattie returns in Flintridge Prep football coaching change

Harrison exits, Beattie returns in Flintridge Prep football coaching change

It was in the fall of 2000 when Flintridge Prep two-way football player Antonio Harrison took his last snap for a program in which he starred as a quarterback and a safety under then head coach Glen Beattie.

Flintridge Prep girls' soccer edges out La Cañada

Flintridge Prep girls' soccer edges out La Cañada

LA CAÑADA — When there’s a direct kick to be taken for the Flintridge Prep girls’ soccer team, there’s no question who will be assigned the task.

Providence girls' basketball simply overwhelms Glendale Adventist Academy

GLENDALE — It was a matter of too much, too soon for the Glendale Adventist Academy girls' basketball team.

La Cañada High wrestling has too much depth for Hoover

La Cañada High wrestling has too much depth for Hoover

GLENDALE — In the most basic of terms, depth equated to a difference of 24 points between the La Cañada and Hoover high wrestling teams in Rio Hondo League action Thursday afternoon.

Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball done in by Muir bank shot

PASADENA — A fadeaway half-desperation 12-foot bank shot from Muir High’s Jeremy Hayes delivered the first blow to the defense of the Crescenta Valley High boys’ basketball team’s co-Pacific League championship.

Glendale High boys' basketball gets past Burroughs in double overtime

GLENDALE — For the past couple of weeks, the Glendale High boys’ basketball team has looked for ways to get Eric Kirakosian more involved on offense.

Burbank High girls' water polo battles back to defeat Hoover

Burbank High girls' water polo battles back to defeat Hoover

BURBANK — The Burbank High girls’ water polo team opened Pacific League play Wednesday against Hoover with a number of starters out of action.

Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo proves dominant versus La Cañada

Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo proves dominant versus La Cañada

LA CANADA — Whether it was on offense or defense, the Crescenta Valley High girls’ water polo team was downright dominant versus La Cañada in nonleague play Wednesday afternoon.

Flintridge Prep boys' basketball takes down San Marino at free-throw line

SAN MARINO — In a contest in which scoring was at a premium, clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch separated the Flintridge Prep and San Marino High boys’ basketball teams.

College Update: Crescenta Valley High's Coltrane Powdrill, Cal Lutheran off and running

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

Talaro's big effort propels Holy Family basketball to league win

Talaro's big effort propels Holy Family basketball to league win

GLENDALE — Charisse Talaro didn’t make a significant impact in the first half of her Holy Family basketball team’s Horizon League opener Tuesday against Los Angeles Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Hoover High wrestling hangs on, holds off Monrovia

Hoover High wrestling hangs on, holds off Monrovia

GLENDALE — A Hoover High wrestling program that has incrementally grown over its first three seasons avoided an unexpected step back Tuesday afternoon in the Rio Hondo League opener.

All-Area Boys' Water Polo Second Team

All-Area Boys' Water Polo Second Team

Trevor Goddard, Senior, Driver, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Boys' Water Polo First Team

All-Area Boys' Water Polo First Team

Artak Arzumanyan, Senior, Utility, Glendale

Piloyan's grit, determination carried Glendale High boys' water polo team

Piloyan's grit, determination carried Glendale High boys' water polo team

Throughout his decorated four-year run playing for the Glendale High boys’ water polo team, Manuk Piloyan experienced a plethora of highs and gained instant recognition.

2014 Top 10 Sports Stories: Crescenta Valley High football enjoys perfect season

2014 Top 10 Sports Stories: Crescenta Valley High football enjoys perfect season

Rare championships, rising stardom and strong team and individual efforts highligted a banner 2014 sports season locally.

Huge fourth quarter spurs Glendale High girls' basketball to tournament win

Huge fourth quarter spurs Glendale High girls' basketball to tournament win

BURBANK — After beginning the season coming off the bench, Sylvia Vartazarian has fit in nicely as a starter for the Glendale High girls’ basketball team the past week.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer falls to familiar foe West Ranch

GLENDALE — Perhaps it’s fate that continues to conspire in matching up the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and West Ranch soccer teams under similar circumstances at the Los Tacos Holiday Festival Tournament at the Glendale Sports...

Crescenta Valley High girls' basketball struggles against Harvard-Westlake

BURBANK — Crescenta Valley High girls’ basketball Coach Jason Perez could fathom only one positive after his team’s most lopsided loss of the season and it didn’t have to do with anything his team did on the hardwood.

Crescenta Valley High boys' soccer's tough times continue

NEWHALL — A splendid effort that looked to have Crescenta Valley High’s boys’ soccer team well on its way to ending its recent travails instead turned into an outcome that was very much a microcosm of the team’s season.

Glendale High boys' soccer finds no satisfaction in loss to Long Beach Millikan

Glendale High boys' soccer finds no satisfaction in loss to Long Beach Millikan

LA CAÑADA — Satisfaction was in short supply for the Glendale High boys’ soccer team after the squad opened up La Cañada Tournament play Friday afternoon versus Long Beach Millikan.

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