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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | June 2, 2013
LA CAÑADA - In 2006 and 2007, La Cañada High athletics created an awful lot of history in the pool and gym that are still talked about and used as comparisons for today's Spartans teams. A quartet of former Spartans largely responsible for creating those memories were inducted in the school's athletic hall of fame Sunday during the La Cañada Thursday Club's first annual “Honor the Spartan” program put on by the school's athletic leadership council. A trio of 2007 graduates from La Cañada - Devon Borisoff, Spencer Tompkins and Adam Malik - and 2006 alumni Jordan Thompson were all added to the list of the school's greatest athletes.
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March 9, 2007
Timithie Gould La Canada's Spartan basketball found victory against Hanford west Thursday night at Spartan Stadium.  Adam Malik lead the team in scoring, contributing 36 points to the Spartans' 68-56 win, bringing his season total to 688.  Christian Nitu had seven assists while Darren Ho sank four three-pointers in a row toward the end of game play. The Spartans, now 29-3 overall, are in the state's top eight Division III teams. They face another battle at home on Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m. against Mission Bay.  Mission Bay beat Corona del Mar, 74-67, in round one.  The Buccaneers are 24-6 overall.
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January 26, 2006
The La Cañada boys' varsity basketball team, participating in the Southern California Shootout at Azusa Pacific University last Saturday, was edged by Pasadena, 50-48. The Spartans, who fell to 16-3 overall, but remained 4-0 in league, visited Temple City yesterday (Wednesday) in a league game, but no results were available at press time. La Cañada will host Monrovia in a 7 p.m. league battle tomorrow (Friday), participate in the Southern California Coaches Classic at Carlsbad High this Saturday at 1 p.m. and will visit Blair next Wednesday at 7 p.m. for a league game.
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January 21, 2005
In what is turning into a dream season, the La Cañada boys varsity basketball team is riding on a crest of solid victories. They won their 18th straight game last Friday, defeating host South Pasadena, 76-48, in Rio Hondo League action. The Spartans, who are experiencing their best start in the history of the program at La Cañada High, improved to 18-0 overall and to 3-0 in league. They traveled to Blair for a league tussle yesterday (Wednesday), but results were not available at half-time.
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December 29, 2005
The La Cañada Boys' varsity basketball team was stopped from winning its own 15th annual Holiday Classic for a third time in a row on Dec. 20 by South Torrance. The Spartans of the South Bay beat the Spartans of La Cañada Flintridge, 73-62, to win the tournament championship and drop La Cañada to 8-2 overall. La Cañada began participation in the Pasadena La Salle Tournament on Tuesday, no results were available at press time. The Spartans will conclude competition in the tournament tomorrow (Friday)
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February 3, 2005
Now that their winning streak has ended and coach Tom Hofman has won his 400th career game, the La Cañada boys' varsity basketball team can concentrate on winning the Rio Hondo League title and traveling far in the post season playoffs. The Spartans got nearer to those goals by defeating visiting Monrovia, 89-59 last Friday in league play. La Cañada improved to 21-1 overall and to 6-0 in league. They visited Temple City yesterday (Wednesday) for a a league contest, but results were not available at press time.
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By Allan Mandell | February 15, 2007
November 1991: Two-and-a-half year old Adam Malik approaches the three-and-a-half-foot high basket set up in the backyard of the Malik's California home, grabs a small rubber basketball, leaps as high as he can and stuffs it home. "He had to jump six inches in the air to make that first dunk," said Shawn Malik, Adam's father. "Somehow," said mother Fauzia Malik, with a laugh, "Adam could make that jump. He just loved to dunk." Fifteen years later, Spartan senior Adam Malik is still jumping.
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January 12, 2007
Emin D. Avakian   After an unbeaten pre-season, the Spartans kicked off its league season at home Jan. 10 against the Blair Vikings, who quite frankly, never had much of a chance.       The Spartans routed the inferior Blair squad, 62-36, and improved their overall record to 15-0.   "It was a good defensive effort," Spartans Coach Tom Hofman said. "We played a good all-around game."   With Adam Malik controlling the inside game, crashing the boards, and putting up big numbers and Darren Ho draining three-pointers, the Spartans did not trail once in the game, and after the first quarter, did not hold a lead fewer than 12 points.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | June 2, 2013
LA CAÑADA - In 2006 and 2007, La Cañada High athletics created an awful lot of history in the pool and gym that are still talked about and used as comparisons for today's Spartans teams. A quartet of former Spartans largely responsible for creating those memories were inducted in the school's athletic hall of fame Sunday during the La Cañada Thursday Club's first annual “Honor the Spartan” program put on by the school's athletic leadership council. A trio of 2007 graduates from La Cañada - Devon Borisoff, Spencer Tompkins and Adam Malik - and 2006 alumni Jordan Thompson were all added to the list of the school's greatest athletes.
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March 9, 2007
Timithie Gould La Canada's Spartan basketball found victory against Hanford west Thursday night at Spartan Stadium.  Adam Malik lead the team in scoring, contributing 36 points to the Spartans' 68-56 win, bringing his season total to 688.  Christian Nitu had seven assists while Darren Ho sank four three-pointers in a row toward the end of game play. The Spartans, now 29-3 overall, are in the state's top eight Division III teams. They face another battle at home on Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m. against Mission Bay.  Mission Bay beat Corona del Mar, 74-67, in round one.  The Buccaneers are 24-6 overall.
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By Allan Mandell | March 8, 2007
ANAHEIM — Upon entering the Honda Center Saturday to play the La Cañada Spartans for the CIF-Southern Section Division III-AA championship, the Campbell Hall Vikings were ranked No. 19 in the nation by USA Today and No. 2 in the state by Cal-Hi Sports. But after three quarters of play, the Vikings didn't quite seem to be the best team on the court. La Cañada, leading 43-41, was out-muscling and out-playing Campbell Hall. It took a fast-paced fourth quarter and overtime session before the talented Vikings could finally escape with a 61-57 victory.
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By Allan Mandell | March 2, 2007
WEST LOS ANGELES — The La Cañada Spartans defeated the Price Knights Tuesday night 60-57 to advance to the CIF Southern California Division III-AA championship game. After the game about 600 frenzied La Cañada students rushed the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies court, mobbing the Spartan players. Standing off to the side, grinning ear to ear, was 21-year Spartan Head Coach Tom Hofman, the only coach in La Cañada history to ever win a CIF basketball championship (1992)
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By Allan Mandell | March 1, 2007
Adam Malik scored 25 points, Christian Nitu grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds and the La Cañada Spartans defeated Santa Clara of Oxnard in front of a home crowd of 1,254. The 55-42 victory advanced the Spartans (27-2) to the final four of the Division III-AA championship tournament. "This was our best played game all year," Spartan Head Coach Tom Hofman said. Don't blame Santa Clara Saints' Head Coach Michael Sandoval for lack of innovation. In the first quarter he tried defending La Cañada man-to-man but Spartan Tucker Heaton blew by Anthony Pena, the Saint's quickest player, twice for hoops.
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By Allan Mandell | February 16, 2007
November 1991: Two-and-a-half year old Adam Malik approaches the three-and-a-half-foot high basket set up in the backyard of the Malik's California home, grabs a small rubber basketball, leaps as high as he can and stuffs it home. "He had to jump six inches in the air to make that first dunk," said Shawn Malik, Adam's father. "Somehow," said mother Fauzia Malik, with a laugh, "Adam could make that jump. He just loved to dunk." Fifteen years later, Spartan senior Adam Malik is still jumping.
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By Allan Mandell | February 9, 2007
SOUTH PASADENA — Adam Malik scored 33 points, Christian Nito had two crucial second-half assists and Darren Ho drilled the climactic three-point shot to lead the La Cañada Spartans over the South Pasadena Tigers, 54-45, earning La Cañada the Rio Hondo League championship. "First place was on the line so this is a huge win for us," said Malik. "This game had everything a high school basketball fan could possibly want," said Ali Parvaz, the Tiger's first-year head coach.
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By Allan Mandell | February 8, 2007
The La Cañada boy's basketball team clobbered San Marino 65-27 at La Cañada High School Friday night. "We're really focused right now," said Spartan head coach Tom Hofman "We had a very good week of practice and it showed." Forty-eight hours before, on Jan. 31, the Spartans beat the Temple City Rams 79-43, also at home. "All in all, I think we had a very good week," said Hofman. The two wins kept the Spartans atop the Rio Hondo League standings at 7-1 (22-2 overall)
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