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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.

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball glad to be part of final four

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball glad to be part of final four

There’s been plenty of sizzle throughout the CIF Southern Section Division IV playoffs for the Flintridge Prep and St. Margaret’s boys’ volleyball teams.

St. Francis, Crescenta Valley High boys' golf teams finish strong at CIF

Although the St. Francis High and Crescenta Valley boys’ golf teams weren’t able to get beyond their respective CIF Southern Section team divisionals, both squads came away pleased after earning top-10 finishes Monday.

Four local softball teams get CIF playoff nods

Four local softball teams get CIF playoff nods

Through the years, the Crescenta Valley High softball team has constantly been a part of the playoff picture. The Falcons have put together a postseason run that’s spanned for more than a decade.

CIF Track and Field Prelims: Crescenta Valley's Melnyk moves on in two events

Several local schools participated Saturday in the CIF Southern Section Division prelims at various locations across Southern California. The following is a roundup of those who advanced to the CIF finals next Saturday.

Glendale's Julian, La Cañada's Bell swim to CIF championships

Glendale's Julian, La Cañada's Bell swim to CIF championships

RIVERSIDE — Eight meet records fell at the CIF Southern Section Division II swimming finals Saturday at Riverside Aquatics Center, making it one of the faster meets the division has ever seen.

Crescenta Valley tennis knocked out of playoffs in second round

WALNUT — On paper, Crescenta Valley High’s opponent in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division II boys’ tennis playoffs looked intimidating.

Crescenta Valley High baseball knocks Arcadia out of playoff chase

Crescenta Valley High baseball knocks Arcadia out of playoff chase

ARCADIA — It took all of one inning for the Crescenta Valley High baseball team to delight two fanbases, while frustrating another at the same time.

Alatraca, Crescenta Valley softball blank rival Arcadia

ARCADIA — It's quite possible the Crescenta Valley High softball team might have Adela Alatraca pitching her best at the right time of the season.

Biermann adds one more title at Crescenta Valley

Biermann adds one more title at Crescenta Valley

Through holding a variety of prominent titles over a career that spanned parts of three decades, Ken Biermann had the opportunity to witness Crescenta Valley High evolve first hand academically and athletically.

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball outlasts Rio Mesa in five-game classic

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball outlasts Rio Mesa in five-game classic

LA CAÑADA — From the outset of Thursday’s CIF Southern Section Division IV second-round match between Flintridge Prep and Rio Mesa, there was a sense in the Rebels gym that the contest was going to be a five-game thriller.

Prolific season for Crescenta Valley High boys' volleyball comes to second-round close

CANYON COUNTRY — Crescenta Valley High’s boys’ volleyball team suffered from some inconsistent play Thursday in its CIF Southern Section Division II second-round playoff match against Canyon Country Canyon.

Porras, Glendale High baseball go out winners against rival Hoover

Porras, Glendale High baseball go out winners against rival Hoover

GLENDALE — Glendale and Hoover high renewed their rivalry on the baseball diamond in a Pacific League game that was the season finale for both squads.

Locals on deck for CIF-SS swimming championships

Locals on deck for CIF-SS swimming championships

Championship hopes will float over the next three days for a group of six local swimming programs at the CIF Southern Section Swimming and Diving Championships at Riverside City College.

Crescenta Valley High boys' tennis cruises past Chadwick in opening-round playoff contest

Crescenta Valley High boys' tennis cruises past Chadwick in opening-round playoff contest

LA CRESCENTA — It’s certainly hasn’t been easy of late having to juggle the arduous task of taking advanced-placement tests and preparing for the postseason. Many members of the Crescenta Valley High boys’ tennis team...

CIF wild-card victory not in cards for Glendale High boys' tennis team

Just about all season long, the Glendale High boys’ tennis team thrived with its experienced doubles lineup. It proved to be quite the opposite in singles.

Crescenta Valley boys' volleyball outlasts South Torrance in CIF thriller

LA CRESCENTA — An ability to overcome mistakes proved invaluable for the Crescenta Valley High boys’ volleyball team Tuesday evening.

Local boys' golfers don't advance at CIF individual tournament

Though none of the five local boys’ golfers got past the CIF Southern Section Individual Tournament on Monday at Las Posas Country Club in Camarillo, it didn’t put a damper on what they were able to accomplish throughout the season.

Crescenta Valley boys' tennis leads playoff squads

Crescenta Valley boys' tennis leads playoff squads

The Crescenta Valley High, St. Francis and Glendale boys’ tennis teams came into the season with the same goal of qualifying for the CIF Southern Section playoffs. After meeting their respective league requirements following the 10-week regular...

Locals capture seven titles in Pacific League track finals

Locals capture seven titles in Pacific League track finals

ARCADIA — It was a cold and breezy evening Friday at the Pacific League track and field finals at Arcadia High.

After undefeated league run, Flintridge Prep ready to step up in CIF playoffs

After undefeated league run, Flintridge Prep ready to step up in CIF playoffs

After battling through the regular season and winning the Prep League championship, the members of the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team expect the competition to be much tougher in the CIF Southern Section playoffs.

Crescenta Valley High swimming sweeps Pacific League finals

Crescenta Valley High swimming sweeps Pacific League finals

BURBANK — Crescenta Valley High’s boys’ swimming team was determined to overcome a rare regular season loss and preserve its Pacific League legacy.

Glendale High girls' lacrosse falls short in championship-game bid

GLENDALE — Just under nine minutes away from a trip to the USL-SS Lacrosse Championships Los Angeles South Bracket championship match, the Glendale High girls’ lacrosse team hit a snag.

Foster strikes gold for St. Francis track at Mission League final

Foster strikes gold for St. Francis track at Mission League final

LOS ANGELES — Jasher Foster came into the ultra-competitive Mission League track and field final Thursday looking to move up a notch in a couple of events.

Glendale High softball sees momentum, playoff hopes fade

ARCADIA — For all the momentum carried into Thursday by the Glendale High softball team, it was quelled in quick fashion.

St. Francis basketball chooses Wolfson as new coach

After conducting an extensive search for a new basketball coach, St. Francis High stayed within the Mission League and hired Todd Wolfson to begin the program’s next chapter.

Crescenta Valley doubles team falls in league championship

Crescenta Valley doubles team falls in league championship

PASADENA — Crescenta Valley High’s doubles team of Albert Chtchyan and Jason Chang had a tough match in the semifinals of the Pacific League tournament Wednesday.

Crescenta Valley golf's Renfro captures first Pacific League golf championship

ARCADIA — Coming into the Pacific League individual final on Wednesday, Cody Renfro basically had the league championship wrapped up.

Crescenta Valley boys' golf wins final Pacific League match

ARCADIA — After finishing the final Pacific League match of the season Tuesday, 11 area golfers were making preparations to return to Santa Anita Golf Course to compete in the league’s individual final Wednesday.

Glendale softball holds down Crescenta Valley

GLENDALE — A season ago when the Glendale High softball team made its return to the playoffs, it came largely due to wins over Crescenta Valley and Arcadia.

Percastegui delivers Glendale girls' lacrosse into second round

GLENDALE — A goal with absolutely no time left in the first half of overtime propelled the Glendale High girls’ lacrosse team to a historic victory in the first round of the USL-SS Lacrosse Championships Los Angeles South Bracket playoffs...

Glendale High baseball rallies for historic win versus Crescenta Valley

GLENDALE — Perhaps under a different set of circumstances, the Glendale High baseball team could have been a contender in the Pacific League this season.

St. Francis golf qualifies for CIF Southern Section playoffs

With the Mission League final next up, the St. Francis High golf team came to Lakewood Country Club on Monday with a two-fold purpose.

Crescenta Valley tennis advances doubles team, singles player to league semifinals

Crescenta Valley tennis advances doubles team, singles player to league semifinals

PASADENA — Things went pretty much as planned according to the seedings at Monday's first day of the Pacific League boys' tennis tournament.

Flintridge Prep boys' swimming repeats at Prep League championships

Flintridge Prep boys' swimming repeats at Prep League championships

PASADENA — After going through the dual meet portion of the Prep League unblemished once again this season, the Flintridge Prep boys’ swim team looked to put the finishing touches on its third straight league title in the Prep League...

Crescenta Valley High boys' volleyball comes up short in tournament finals

LA CRESCENTA — With respective league seasons winding down and the postseason looming, high school teams from all areas met at Crescenta Valley High for the 14th Annual CV boys’ volleyball tournament on Saturday.

Maiale selected to be new Glendale High football coach

During his 10-year run serving as an assistant football coach at several high schools across the San Fernando Valley, George Maiale pined for the opportunity to become a head coach and select a group of his own assistants to help mold a program.

Crescenta Valley tennis no match for Arcadia

LA CRESCENTA — With a share of the Pacific League title at stake, the Crescenta Valley High’s boys’ tennis team needed to hand rival and league stalwart Arcadia its first loss of the season.

Hoover alum Forrest Beaty tabbed among CIF's all-time best

Hoover alum Forrest Beaty tabbed among CIF's all-time best

As was often the case, all eyes were situated on Forrest Beaty from the second he left the starting line to when he sprinted through finish line during a dash from 1959-62.

Crescenta Valley volleyball outlasts Burbank for Pacific League win

Crescenta Valley volleyball outlasts Burbank for Pacific League win

BURBANK — Things don’t get much tighter than the boys’ volleyball match contested Tuesday between Crescenta Valley High and Burbank.

Crescenta Valley High baseball edges Pasadena, 4-3, in 10 innings

GLENDALE — Perhaps it was fitting that a rather bizarre Pacific League baseball contest between league contenders Crescenta Valley High and Pasadena would end on an odd play.

Flintridge Sacred Heart swimming wraps up fourth straight league title in dominant fashion

Flintridge Sacred Heart swimming wraps up fourth straight league title in dominant fashion

PASADENA — Even with one of the most impressive resumes of any swimmer in area history, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy senior Kirsten Vose says she still has doubts before big races.

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.

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