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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | June 2, 2011
It's hard for Anna Edwards to keep quiet on the softball field. In fact, she'd say it's nearly impossible. "I always have something to say," said Edwards, a standout on the La Cañada softball team. "I am so into it, it's hard for me to just sit back and watch. If I have something to say, I have a hard time not saying it. " Each game when the Spartans are on offense, Edwards can be seen sitting on a bucket, hanging just outside the team's dugout, intently watching and shouting tips or words of encouragement to her teammates while they bat. Her habits have gotten her in a little bit of trouble with umpires.
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March 23, 2006
The Crescenta Valley Little League season is now underway and Muir Chase finds itself undefeated with a 4-0 record in junior softball level play. In its first game on March 8 at Montrose Park, Muir Chase edged Western,7-6 Muir Chase's Ashley Zika pitched a great game and teammates Emma Vine, Anna Edwards, Sofie Munoz all hit doubles. Kelsey Butler pitched a great game for Western. Nicole Salas hit a ground rule double under the right field fence. Brittanie Johnson also hit a triple for Western.
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April 27, 2006
Muir Chase is rolling through Crescenta Valley Little League junior softball level competition and has yet to lose a game. The team's record improved to 10-0 with their last two victories. Visiting Muir Chase toppled the Tujunga Bears, 21-4, at Tujunga Field on April 8. Ashley Zika, Jacky Springer, Sofie Munoz and Whitney Cowell all pitched for Muir Chase. Emma Vine, Hana Bracht and Jacky Springer all got two singles and one double. Anna Edwards and Sammy Springer hit three singles each.
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May 15, 2008
La Canada High School's softball team lost to Burroughs (Ridgecrest) on Wednesday, 3-2. La Canada jumped out to the early 2-0 lead in the third inning thanks to a single by Amanda Ulf, but Burroughs caught up with two in the fourth and an extra run in the fifth. Lauren O'Leary pitched very well, despite giving up the three earned runs. She finished all six innings and had three strikeouts. The Spartans didn't end the season strong, losing their final six games, but have a lot to look forward to next season, return almost all of their team, including O'Leary and power hitters Anna Ulf and Anna Edwards.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | July 15, 2010
There were driving forces this past season for the La Cañada High softball team. Two players were among a group which helped the Spartans experience league and playoff success. Anna Edwards and Lauren O'Leary are those two players, and they have added to their 2010 achievements after being named to CIF Southern Section Division V first team. Together they added to the two main strengths that helped drive the Spartans — dominant pitching and timely hitting. "We gave up a total of 14 earned runs in a 30-game season; that says a tremendous amount about our pitchers [O'Leary and Lauren Cox]
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July 6, 2006
Muir Chase Plumbing won the Tri-Cities title in just three games and finished 21-3 overall for the year. In the first game, Muir Chase defeated Tujunga Shocks 15 -- 0. The game was called after five innings because of the 10 run mercy rule. Muir Chase bombed the Burbank Diamonds 12 -- 1 in the second contest. This game was also called after five innings because of the 10 run mercy rule. In the third game, Muir Chase blanked the Burbank Diamonds, 4 -- 0, to capture the title.
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By Seth Amitin | April 22, 2010
La Cañada High’s softball team used an Anna Edwards home run and strong pitching Wednesday from Lauren O’Leary to beat San Marino and its star freshman pitcher, 2-0. San Marino’s Michelle Floyd, who came into the game with a league-leading 169 strikeouts, struck out 14 Spartans in seven innings. She gave up only three hits. Edwards was the bane of Floyd’s performance, scoring both runs in the game. In the first inning, Edwards scored the first run after she doubled, stole third base and was awarded home plate when the throw went out of play.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | May 19, 2011
After watching the La Cañada High boys' basketball team finish its season as CIF Southern Section Division III champions, the Spartans' softball squad is ready to embark on its own playoff journey. "Our girls really got into that basketball season, the whole school did," La Cañada softball Coach KC Matthews said. "The school support for that team was tremendous. " La Cañada's first-round game of the CIF Southern Section Division V softball playoffs is at 3:15 p.m. today against the winner of the Ramona Convent/Sierra Vista wild-card contest.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | April 23, 2014
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Catherine Horner (La Cañada High, 2012) University of Tulsa sophomore: A two-time CIF Southern Section champion with the Spartans, Horner is now a steady contributor to a torrid Tulsa lineup. Horner is one of seven Tulsa starters hitting .300 or higher. Through 39 games and 36 starts, Horner is batting .314 (32 for 102) for the No. 15-ranked team in the nation, which owned a 41-5 record heading into Wednesday action against Oklahoma State.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | April 23, 2014
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Catherine Horner (La Cañada High, 2012) University of Tulsa sophomore: A two-time CIF Southern Section champion with the Spartans, Horner is now a steady contributor to a torrid Tulsa lineup. Horner is one of seven Tulsa starters hitting .300 or higher. Through 39 games and 36 starts, Horner is batting .314 (32 for 102) for the No. 15-ranked team in the nation, which owned a 41-5 record heading into Wednesday action against Oklahoma State.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | June 2, 2011
It's hard for Anna Edwards to keep quiet on the softball field. In fact, she'd say it's nearly impossible. "I always have something to say," said Edwards, a standout on the La Cañada softball team. "I am so into it, it's hard for me to just sit back and watch. If I have something to say, I have a hard time not saying it. " Each game when the Spartans are on offense, Edwards can be seen sitting on a bucket, hanging just outside the team's dugout, intently watching and shouting tips or words of encouragement to her teammates while they bat. Her habits have gotten her in a little bit of trouble with umpires.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | May 19, 2011
After watching the La Cañada High boys' basketball team finish its season as CIF Southern Section Division III champions, the Spartans' softball squad is ready to embark on its own playoff journey. "Our girls really got into that basketball season, the whole school did," La Cañada softball Coach KC Matthews said. "The school support for that team was tremendous. " La Cañada's first-round game of the CIF Southern Section Division V softball playoffs is at 3:15 p.m. today against the winner of the Ramona Convent/Sierra Vista wild-card contest.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | July 15, 2010
There were driving forces this past season for the La Cañada High softball team. Two players were among a group which helped the Spartans experience league and playoff success. Anna Edwards and Lauren O'Leary are those two players, and they have added to their 2010 achievements after being named to CIF Southern Section Division V first team. Together they added to the two main strengths that helped drive the Spartans — dominant pitching and timely hitting. "We gave up a total of 14 earned runs in a 30-game season; that says a tremendous amount about our pitchers [O'Leary and Lauren Cox]
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By Seth Amitin | April 22, 2010
La Cañada High’s softball team used an Anna Edwards home run and strong pitching Wednesday from Lauren O’Leary to beat San Marino and its star freshman pitcher, 2-0. San Marino’s Michelle Floyd, who came into the game with a league-leading 169 strikeouts, struck out 14 Spartans in seven innings. She gave up only three hits. Edwards was the bane of Floyd’s performance, scoring both runs in the game. In the first inning, Edwards scored the first run after she doubled, stole third base and was awarded home plate when the throw went out of play.
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May 15, 2008
La Canada High School's softball team lost to Burroughs (Ridgecrest) on Wednesday, 3-2. La Canada jumped out to the early 2-0 lead in the third inning thanks to a single by Amanda Ulf, but Burroughs caught up with two in the fourth and an extra run in the fifth. Lauren O'Leary pitched very well, despite giving up the three earned runs. She finished all six innings and had three strikeouts. The Spartans didn't end the season strong, losing their final six games, but have a lot to look forward to next season, return almost all of their team, including O'Leary and power hitters Anna Ulf and Anna Edwards.
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July 6, 2006
Muir Chase Plumbing won the Tri-Cities title in just three games and finished 21-3 overall for the year. In the first game, Muir Chase defeated Tujunga Shocks 15 -- 0. The game was called after five innings because of the 10 run mercy rule. Muir Chase bombed the Burbank Diamonds 12 -- 1 in the second contest. This game was also called after five innings because of the 10 run mercy rule. In the third game, Muir Chase blanked the Burbank Diamonds, 4 -- 0, to capture the title.
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April 27, 2006
Muir Chase is rolling through Crescenta Valley Little League junior softball level competition and has yet to lose a game. The team's record improved to 10-0 with their last two victories. Visiting Muir Chase toppled the Tujunga Bears, 21-4, at Tujunga Field on April 8. Ashley Zika, Jacky Springer, Sofie Munoz and Whitney Cowell all pitched for Muir Chase. Emma Vine, Hana Bracht and Jacky Springer all got two singles and one double. Anna Edwards and Sammy Springer hit three singles each.
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March 30, 2006
Muir Chase remains undefeated with a 6-0 record in Crescenta Valley Little League junior softball level play with victories in its last two games. Muir Chase stopped the visiting Burbank Diamonds, 6-2, last Thursday at the Glendale Sports Complex. Ashley Zika pitched and struck out 10 batters for Muir Chase. Teammate Sammie Springer saved what could have been an important hit for the Diamonds by fielding a hard hit ball to second base and throwing the batter out at first. On offense, Anna Edwards hit a triple with the bases loaded and Anna Applebaum also smacked a two-bagger.
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