High School Sports

College Update: Conti, Johns Hopkins off to NCAA Final Four

College Update: Conti, Johns Hopkins off to NCAA Final Four

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

Girls' Water Polo Preview: New coach, same goal for Crescenta Valley High

Girls' Water Polo Preview: New coach, same goal for Crescenta Valley High

For the third time in the last four seasons, the Crescenta Valley High girls’ water polo team will have a new coach.

Boys' Soccer Preview: Added depth might return Crescenta Valley back to top of Pacific League

Boys' Soccer Preview: Added depth might return Crescenta Valley back to top of Pacific League

Competition has been at a high during the last couple of weeks at practice across the Crescenta Valley High soccer field.

Sports Notebook: Reid, Kansas City Chiefs brace for first-place showdown with Denver Broncos

Sports Notebook: Reid, Kansas City Chiefs brace for first-place showdown with Denver Broncos

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

Lobianco is everywhere for Crescenta Valley High football

Lobianco is everywhere for Crescenta Valley High football

Lining up at slot receiver and cornerback while both fielding punts and kickoffs, there aren’t many positions where Crescenta Valley High football’s Jordan Lobianco isn’t comfortable.

Crescenta Valley High football faces La Serna with championship berth on line

Crescenta Valley High football faces La Serna with championship berth on line

When the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division pairings were announced, it was only natural that many a local eye looked toward a fortuitous semifinal showdown between fourth-seeded Crescenta Valley High and top-seeded St. Francis.

Flintridge Prep's Delgado tabbed All-Prep League Most Valuable Player

Flintridge Prep's Delgado tabbed All-Prep League Most Valuable Player

Diego Delgado wanted to make his senior season a memorable one with the Flintridge Prep boys’ water polo team.

Flintridge Prep, Flintridge Sacred Heart have sights set high at state

Flintridge Prep, Flintridge Sacred Heart have sights set high at state

While only two local schools remain, prospects for success are still relatively high for the Flintridge Prep and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy cross-country programs heading into Saturday’s CIF State Championships at Fresno’s Woodward...

Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club: Glendale Community College football duo earns honors

Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club: Glendale Community College football duo earns honors

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 12th and final meeting of the year.

Shamma, MacVaugh and Blain eliminated in second round of tournament

Shamma, MacVaugh and Blain eliminated in second round of tournament

Throughout the regular season, Natalie Shamma, Holly MacVaugh and Margaux Blain proved they could match up against some of the top talent in their respective leagues.

Crescenta Valley High football pulls away from Paramount to reach semifinals

PARAMOUNT – With balance on offense and stout play on defense, the Crescenta Valley High football team proved itself worthy of one of the deepest playoff runs in recent memory.

No. 1 St. Francis falls in quarterfinals against La Serna

No. 1 St. Francis falls in quarterfinals against La Serna

WHITTIER — In the end, it was not a 17-point deficit that was too much to overcome.

Flintridge Sacred Heart, Glendale march to individuals

Flintridge Sacred Heart, Glendale march to individuals

After winning a league championship or finishing runner-up, a trio of local girls’ tennis players are set for the next stage of competition.

College Update: Glendale Community College's Grace Zamudio closes out decorated cross-country career

College Update: Glendale Community College's Grace Zamudio closes out decorated cross-country career

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

Championships, state advancement on check list for local cross-country trio

Championships, state advancement on check list for local cross-country trio

While scattered across three different divisions, the goals and challenges aren’t too dissimilar for the Flintridge Prep, Crescenta Valley High and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy cross-country programs.

Glendale High boys' water polo stopped by Cerritos in semifinals

Glendale High boys' water polo stopped by Cerritos in semifinals

NORWALK — Whether or not the most successful era in the history of the Glendale High boys’ water polo program ended Wednesday evening won’t really be known until next season.

Crescenta Valley water polo done in by No. 1 Righetti

SANTA MARIA — Heading into its CIF Southern Section Division IV semifinal matchup, Crescenta Valley High's boys' water polo team had no illusions of just how daunting the task at hand would be.

Confident Crescenta Valley High football heads to Paramount for quarterfinals

Confident Crescenta Valley High football heads to Paramount for quarterfinals

Despite winning a Pacific League championship, building an unblemished record and holding a No. 4 seed, the Crescenta Valley High football team went into the first round of the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division playoffs predicted by many to...

St. Francis football gets date with defending champion La Serna

St. Francis football gets date with defending champion La Serna

For a stretch of five consecutive weeks during the regular season, the St. Francis High and La Serna football teams were ranked 1-2 in the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division. It appeared the Golden Knights and Lancers would be on a collision...

Crescenta Valley, Glendale boys' water polo teams prepared for semifinal matches

Crescenta Valley, Glendale boys' water polo teams prepared for semifinal matches

For the first time since 2009, the Crescenta Valley High and Glendale boys’ water polo teams are in the semifinals together. Though the Falcons and Nitros both lost those matches, they will get a crack at the possibility of meeting for the...

Crescenta Valley High boys' water polo pulls away from Santa Monica to reach semifinals

Crescenta Valley High boys' water polo pulls away from Santa Monica to reach semifinals

PASADENA — It was a narrow victory over Glendale High that gave the Crescenta Valley High boys’ water polo team a share of its first Pacific League title since 2010.

Tiraturyan helps Glendale boys' water polo return to semifinals

BURBANK — For someone fighting an illness, which included a raspy voice, David Tiraturyan handled himself quite well in goal for the Glendale High boys’ water polo team.

Crescenta Valley football soars past Harvard-Westlake

Crescenta Valley football soars past Harvard-Westlake

GLENDALE – It was the Crescenta Valley High football team’s high-flying offense pitted against the stingy defense of Harvard-Westlake when the football squads met Friday in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division...

Led by Nazarian, No. 1 St. Francis football steams past Mayfair

Led by Nazarian, No. 1 St. Francis football steams past Mayfair

LA CAÑADA — On the opening play of the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division playoffs, top-seeded St. Francis High and Areg Nazarian, in particular, made their intentions of a long run ahead quite clear.

Glendale High boys' water polo breezes past Sonora in playoff opener

Glendale High boys' water polo breezes past Sonora in playoff opener

BURBANK — Though the Glendale High boys’ water polo team won’t be able to defend its CIF Southern Section Division V championship having been moved up one division, the goal to win another title remains the focal point.

Hoover boys' water polo team sees season end at expense of top-ranked Righetti

A three-hour bus trip didn’t appear to leave the members of the Hoover High boys’ water polo team sluggish.

Crescenta Valley High boys' water polo rallies to beat Troy in OT

PASADENA — The Pacific League moved up to CIF Southern Section Division IV in boys’ water polo this season and Crescenta Valley High, the league’s No. 1 entry in the new division, found itself mere seconds from being bounced from...

Flintridge Prep boys' water polo season of success ended by Arroyo Grande

Flintridge Prep boys' water polo season of success ended by Arroyo Grande

PASADENA — There were hugs, high-fives, well wishes and congratulatory speeches between the players and coaching staff from the Flintridge Prep boys’ water polo team in the aftermath of their CIF Southern Section Division IV first-round...

Former Hoover High cross-country standouts bestowed with all-time recognition

Former Hoover High cross-country standouts bestowed with all-time recognition

Throughout the course of a century, numerous prolific area athletes have excelled in plenty of sports. Some earned All-CIF and All-American honors and others enjoyed stellar collegiate and professional careers.

College Update: Kayla Mills, Katie Johnson help deliver USC soccer NCAA tourney berth

College Update: Kayla Mills, Katie Johnson help deliver USC soccer NCAA tourney berth

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

Strong season for Glendale High girls' volleyball ends

One of the most successful seasons in recent memory for the Glendale High girls’ volleyball team came to a conclusion Tuesday evening.

Flintridge Sacred Heart volleyball enjoys block party

Flintridge Sacred Heart volleyball enjoys block party

LA CAÑADA — In perhaps less time than it would have actually taken to have driven to Palos Verdes Estates, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team found itself motoring into the second round of the CIF Southern Section...

Glendale Adventist Academy girls' volleyball's return to playoffs ends in five

GLENDALE — With more than half of the team consisting of freshmen, the future for the Glendale Adventist Academy girls’ volleyball squad appeared bright entering the season.

Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club: St. Francis High, Crescenta Valley football rise to top in own leagues

Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club: St. Francis High, Crescenta Valley football rise to top in own leagues

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 10th meeting of the year.

Hoover High boys' water polo handles Warren to win CIF wild-card match

DOWNEY — A trend started in the second quarter of Tuesday morning’s CIF Southern Section Division IV boys’ water polo wild-card match between Hoover High and Warren.

Glendale High girls' volleyball picks up historic playoff win

For the first time in at least a decade, the Glendale High girls’ volleyball team claimed a victory in the postseason.

Crescenta Valley football rolls to 10-0

ARCADIA — On a night in which Crescenta Valley High quarterback Brian Gadsby threw for six touchdowns passes, the Falcons starting defense was dominant and the special teams was productive again, all that mattered were a few key stats.

Ruiz, Glendale football ring 'Victory Bell'

Ruiz, Glendale football ring 'Victory Bell'

GLENDALE — For the fifth consecutive year, the Glendale-Hoover high football game started and ended the same way.

St. Francis High football rolls to 10-0, outright title

St. Francis High football rolls to 10-0, outright title

LA CAÑADA — Technically speaking, St. Francis High’s football team clinched the Angelus League title a week prior — at least a share anyway.

Crescenta Valley High boys' water polo ends streak, splits league title with Glendale

Crescenta Valley High boys' water polo ends streak, splits league title with Glendale

BURBANK — With time winding down in the fourth quarter, Omar Trad lobbed what at first seemed like a harmless shot toward the cage.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy tennis captures Sunshine League doubles crown

A busy and successful season continued with another title for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy tennis team Thursday afternoon.

Crescenta Valley, Burbank, Burroughs highs cross-country teams enjoy standout day at Pacific League finals

Crescenta Valley, Burbank, Burroughs highs cross-country teams enjoy standout day at Pacific League finals

LA CRESCENTA — A Pacific League cross-country season full of surprises included one last shocker at Thursday afternoon’s league finals at Crescenta Valley Park.

Glendale, Hoover high football alums talk about tradition

Glendale, Hoover high football alums talk about tradition

Throughout the years, the cross-town high school football rivalry game between Glendale and Hoover has seen many variations.

Flintridge Sacred Heart tennis topples St. Lucy's in CIF opener

Flintridge Sacred Heart tennis topples St. Lucy's in CIF opener

GLENDALE — There hasn’t been much rest throughout the week for the members of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy tennis team. They certainly don’t seem to mind.

Flintridge Sacred Heart cross-country turns in best effort on Grahn stage

VAN NUYS — Saving her greatest performance for a big stage, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy’s Kayla Grahn made history at Wednesday afternoon’s Mission League cross-country finals at Woodley Park.

Weekly Previews: St. Francis, Crescenta Valley football teams in no mood to share

Weekly Previews: St. Francis, Crescenta Valley football teams in no mood to share

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

Glendale, Hoover football teams await Victory clash

Glendale, Hoover football teams await Victory clash

Even though the Glendale High and Hoover football teams have been eliminated from postseason contention, don’t tell the coaches and players on either side that their regular-season finale has no meaning.

Crescenta Valley boys' water polo holds off Hoover

Crescenta Valley boys' water polo holds off Hoover

BURBANK — With a four-goal lead entering the fourth quarter, Crescenta Valley High boys’ water polo Coach Jan Sakonju wasn’t entirely comfortable.

Glendale High boys' water polo too much for Burbank

Glendale High boys' water polo too much for Burbank

BURBANK — A few moments after the Glendale High boys’ water polo team topped Burbank on Tuesday, the Nitros were already looking ahead to accomplishing something for the first time in the program’s history — a fourth...

Glendale High girls' tennis concludes strong season in wild card round

GLENDALE — Trailing from early on, the Glendale High girls’ tennis team concluded a strong season with a defeat to visiting Camarillo, 12-6, in the wild card round of the CIF Southern Section Division II playoffs Tuesday afternoon.

Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club: Crescenta Valley High's Jordan Lobianco shows off versatility

Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club: Crescenta Valley High's Jordan Lobianco shows off versatility

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 ninth meeting of the year.

 Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy tennis advances group to league semifinals

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy tennis advances group to league semifinals

WOODLAND HILLS — Playing on the seventh floor above a parking structure might not be the most conducive setting for tennis match. Yet, it was the situation several members of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy squad had to deal with Monday...

Area girls' tennis teams learn CIF division playoff matchups

Area girls' tennis teams learn CIF division playoff matchups

After winning their first league championship in nearly 30 years, the members of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy tennis team are eager to see how they will fare in the CIF Southern Section Division IV playoffs.

Flintridge Prep cross-country squads run to Prep League titles in record times

Flintridge Prep cross-country squads run to Prep League titles in record times

WOODLAND HILLS — Flintridge Prep’s girls’ cross-country team found itself in a nailbiting battle for a title.

Burroughs High football overwhelms Glendale, 38-0

Burroughs High football overwhelms Glendale, 38-0

BURBANK — Behind a spread out offensive attack and a smothering defense, the Burroughs High football team’s comeback this season is nearly complete, minus one big prize.

St. Francis football dominates La Salle to claim Angelus League title

St. Francis football dominates La Salle to claim Angelus League title

LA CAÑADA — While many prognosticated that the most arduous obstacles on the Angelus League docket had already been overcome by the St. Francis High football team, it still had business to take care of to make official the crowning...

Flintridge Prep boys' water polo team grabs share of Prep League crown

PASADENA —During the last several seasons, the Flintridge Prep boys’ water polo team spent plenty of time learning from mainstay rival Pasadena Poly.

 Burbank High girls' volleyball tunes up for postseason with win over Glendale

Burbank High girls' volleyball tunes up for postseason with win over Glendale

BURBANK — With their opponent fighting for its playoff life, the Burbank High girls' volleyball team received a quality postseason tune-up in the form of visiting Glendale in Thursday afternoon's Pacific League match.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball notches another sweep against rival

STUDIO CITY — Winning matches at Harvard-Westlake hasn’t occurred very often lately for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team.

Muir High proves just too formidable for Hoover football

PASADENA — The storyline was evident from the start.

Crescenta Valley High football earns its share of Pacific League title with win over Pasadena

Crescenta Valley High football earns its share of Pacific League title with win over Pasadena

GLENDALE — In the grand scheme of the Pacific League schedule, most would deem that Crescenta Valley High’s victory a week prior against Muir was the deciding factor in the Falcons’ ascent to a league title.

Crescenta Valley girls' golf finishes season at CIF tournament

There weren’t any expectations for the members of the Crescenta Valley High girls’ golf team when they competed in the CIF Southern Section Eastern Team Divisional event Thursday.

Glendale High boys' water polo bests Hoover to run league winning streak to 30

Glendale High boys' water polo bests Hoover to run league winning streak to 30

GLENDALE — It doesn’t get old for the Glendale High boys’ water polo team winning Pacific League matches. Not even at 30.

College Update: Borkowski takes home Matador invite doubles title

College Update: Borkowski takes home Matador invite doubles title

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

Burbank High girls' tennis reigns at Pacific League finals

Burbank High girls' tennis reigns at Pacific League finals

PASADENA — While the Glendale and Crescenta Valley high girls’ tennis programs certainly made an impact locally at Wednesday afternoon’s Pacific League individual tennis finals, when it comes to best in show, nobody topped Burbank&...

Game of the Week: Crescenta Valley looking to clinch share of crown against Pasadena

Game of the Week: Crescenta Valley looking to clinch share of crown against Pasadena

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

Flintridge Prep girls' tennis falls to rival in season finale

PASADENA — It’s very rare for a high school team to not have a single senior or junior on board. That was the case for the Flintridge Prep girls’ tennis team.

Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club: Crescenta Valley, St. Francis inching closer to perfection

Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club: Crescenta Valley, St. Francis inching closer to perfection

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 eighth meeting of the year.

Crescenta Valley's Han just misses cut in CIF golf event

Andrea Han appeared on the cusp of extending her season Monday during the CIF Southern Section Northern Individual Regional.

Glendale, Crescenta Valley girls' tennis teams fare well in league tournament

Glendale, Crescenta Valley girls' tennis teams fare well in league tournament

PASADENA — Only a freshman, Glendale High girls' tennis player Natalie Shamma appeared to handle herself well while competing during the first two rounds of the Pacific League Tournament on Monday.

Crescenta Valley High leads way for locals Saturday at Mt. SAC

Crescenta Valley High leads way for locals Saturday at Mt. SAC

WALNUT — A weekend of impressive efforts for the Glendale and La Cañada-area cross-country teams continued into Saturday’s final day of the 67th annual Mt. San Antonio College Invitational.

St. Francis High football stays on track, stymies St. Paul

SANTA FE SPRINGS — The focus all week for the St. Francis football team following an emotional come-from-behind Angelus League victory at Cathedral was to avoid an emotional letdown in Friday's showdown at St. Paul.

Crescenta Valley High football enjoys special win versus Muir

Crescenta Valley High football enjoys special win versus Muir

PASADENA — Moments after the conclusion of Friday evening’s Pacific League showdown between the visiting Crescenta Valley High and Muir football teams, streams of fans and former Falcons players descended toward a steadily growing...

League title chase goes south for Flintridge Sacred Heart versus Marymount

LA CAÑADA — A hope for a second consecutive Mission League girls’ volleyball title may have very well ended for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy squad on a night in which many of the players who delivered the program its first...

Burbank High girls' volleyball pulls away from Crescenta Valley

Burbank High girls' volleyball pulls away from Crescenta Valley

BURBANK — Though it was the closest set of the match, Burbank High’s girls’ volleyball team hardly lost its poise in the third game of Thursday afternoon’s Pacific League match against visiting Crescenta Valley.

Big first quarter sparks Hoover boys' water polo past Pasadena

Big first quarter sparks Hoover boys' water polo past Pasadena

GLENDALE — It took a good part of the season for the members of the Hoover High boys’ water polo team to get up to speed on offense in the first quarter of their matches. That seems to no longer be the situation.

Trio of different personalities hopes to lead Glendale High girls' volleyball to automatic postseason berth

Trio of different personalities hopes to lead Glendale High girls' volleyball to automatic postseason berth

Equal mixtures diversity and talent, the Glendale High girls’ volleyball team is on the cusp of accomplishing a goal that seemed impossible only a couple of years ago.

Game of the Week: Crescenta Valley High football takes on Muir in first-place showdown

Game of the Week: Crescenta Valley High football takes on Muir in first-place showdown

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

College Update: McAleenan, Davis tackling success on Saturdays

College Update: McAleenan, Davis tackling success on Saturdays

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

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy girls' tennis enjoys day in Sunshine

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy girls' tennis enjoys day in Sunshine

GLENDALE — Years of frustration gave way to yells of elation Tuesday afternoon for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy tennis team.

Burroughs High girls' volleyball loses opening game but rallies to defeat Crescenta Valley

Burroughs High girls' volleyball loses opening game but rallies to defeat Crescenta Valley

LA CRESCENTA — The Crescenta Valley High girls’ volleyball team was able to accomplish something against Burroughs in the opening game Tuesday that it wasn’t able to do against the Indians in the entire match when the teams played...

Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club: St. Francis High football still savoring wild comeback victory

Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club: St. Francis High football still savoring wild comeback victory

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 seventh meeting of the year.

Flintridge Prep football rallies for Prep League victory over Firebaugh, 25-21

LA CAÑADA — Navigated by the fleet feet and clutch play of junior Andrew Tsangeos, the Flintridge Prep football team founds its way to a thrilling homecoming victory Saturday night.

St. Francis High football responds in second half for 52-41 league win over Cathedral

St. Francis High football responds in second half for 52-41 league win over Cathedral

LOS ANGELES — Facing its most arduous test thus far, the St. Francis High football team responded with its most clutch performance yet.

Defense, special teams lead way for Crescenta Valley High football in win over Hoover

GLENDALE — On an evening when the high-flying Crescenta Valley High football team’s offense didn’t contribute a point until the second quarter, the Falcons proved that such a statistical dream scenario was instead a nightmare for...

Glendale Community College cross-country drops uphill battle at Mt. SAC

A four-race winning streak and an air of invincibility ended for the Glendale Community College women’s cross-country team Friday morning at Mt. San Antonio College.

Burbank High football holds off Glendale comeback attempt to earn league win

Burbank High football holds off Glendale comeback attempt to earn league win

GLENDALE — The Glendale High and Burbank football teams have both had their share of struggles this season.

Burroughs High boys, Burbank's Fernandez find spot in Pacific League winner's circle

Burroughs High boys, Burbank's Fernandez find spot in Pacific League winner's circle

ARCADIA — For quite some time, it seemed as if the Arcadia High cross-country program was unbeatable at its home course of Arcadia County Park.

Crescenta Valley boys' water polo races past Pasadena

LA CRESCENTA — Vasil Halchev can handle constructive criticism.

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