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By Mark Gero | January 25, 2007
A gym with no heat and an injured San Marino girl's team did not stop Tamar Hill and her La Cañada Lady Spartans basketball team from taking a late charge and a 64-47 victory over the San Marino Titans on Jan. 17 at San Marino. Despite having to run much because of the outdoor conditions, the beginning of this contest was very tight at the opening tip-off and only stayed for a few minutes when the Titans could not contain their sudden turnovers which the Spartans took advantage of. The Titans then closed the gap before halftime as the 33-22 lead for the Spartans never was threatened again.
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March 15, 2007
The La Cañada Spartans ended preseason play Tuesday with a close 7-4 loss to Rialto. In previous So Cal Invitational games, the team found victory against both Golden Valley and North Hollywood. "We've had five tournament games, and played several of the better teams in Southern California," Spartan Head Coach Dennis Ballard said. "And we've had a couple close games." The Spartans, currently 2-4, feel confident going into league play despite their season-opener match up against Monrovia.
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By Allan Mandell | February 8, 2007
SOUTH PASADENA — Seniors Joy Lelo, Emily Ballard and Lauren Tsou led the La Cañada Spartans to their fourth win in a row, defeating the South Pasadena Tigers 72-53 Tuesday night. The win left the Spartans at 8-1 in Rio Hondo League play (16-9 overall), putting themselves in position to share the league championship if they can beat Monrovia tonight in the Spartan's regular season finale. "Monrovia has always been in the back of my mind," said Ballard, "ever since they beat us (54-49 in overtime on Jan. 24)
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By Charles Rich and Andrew Shortall | May 24, 2012
After 10 seasons coaching the La Cañada High baseball team, Coach Dennis Ballard resigned Tuesday, citing personal reasons. Under Ballard's guidance between 2003-12, the Spartans went 135-95 and 79-67 in the Rio Hondo League. The Spartans reached the playoffs six times and won the league championship in 2005. Ballard said he yielded the position to spend more time with his family, though he will continue to teach physical education at the school. It's not clear who will succeed Ballard, though La Cañada Athletic Director Craig Franzen said he'd like to fill the job shortly.
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By Allan Mandell | January 25, 2007
CHINO HILLS ? Senior Emily Ballard dished out 15 assists, senior Joy Lelo scored 28 points and the La Cañada Spartans girls' basketball team stunned the Alta Loma Braves 56-33 Saturday at the Ayala Invitational. "That is some team," Braves Head Coach Toy Blakley said of the Spartans. "They never stop hustling. We had no answer for Ballard or Lelo." Alta Loma enrolls 3,000 students compared to La Canada's 1,500. And Alta Loma was representing one of the most distinguished conferences in Southern California ?
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | June 15, 2012
There will be a not-so-new face at the head of the La Cañada High baseball team next season in Alex Valadez. For the past two seasons, Valadez has been an assistant coach with the Spartans with 10-year La Cañada Coach Dennis Ballard, who resigned to spend more time with his family May 22. Valadez was unveiled as La Cañada's new coach Friday. "I think [the past two years] gives me a better understanding of who these kids are and how to coach them," said Valadez, who teaches junior high physical education at La Cañada.
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June 2, 2012
With the recent retirement of Head Baseball Coach Dennis Ballard, I wanted to formally thank Coach Ballard for the great impact he had on my two sons, who both had the privilege of playing baseball for him at La Cañada High School. Neither of my sons will ever be a major league baseball player. The teams they played on for Coach Ballard did not win league or CIF championships. However, Coach Ballard did teach them about life, the importance of character and integrity, and of family, and the values they will take with them throughout the rest of their lives and pass on to their own children.
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By Steve Virgen | May 27, 2010
COSTA MESA — La Cañada banged out 17 hits and didn't commit any errors in its 19-2 wild-card win over Costa Mesa to open the CIF Southern Section Division IV playoffs May 18. In the win, Spartans Coach Dennis Ballard was left most impressed by the performance of his sophomore pitcher Mitch Russell. Unfortunately for the Spartans, they weren't able to keep winning in the playoffs, as they fell to host St. Paul, 10-0, Friday in a second-round game. In the win, La Cañada (13-12)
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September 7, 2006
Letters to the Editor Coach Ballard Let me begin by saying I have no idea what the "issues" are between Bud Schaetzle and Dennis Ballard. What I DO know about is the kind of coach Mr. Ballard is. Beyond his extraordinary knowledge of baseball, Mr. Ballard is a coach who cares about his players and teaches them way more than baseball skills and strategy. Several years ago when my son played Junior baseball and was far from being an athlete, Coach Ballard not only welcomed him to the team, he taught him skills he didn't know he had. Coach Ballard took a player who had short legs and couldn't run as fast as some other players and taught him how to use his shoulders and arms to hit the ball further so he had more time to run!
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By Ralph Saenz | June 10, 2004
The summer months have turned into an interesting time for youth sports activities. It is during this period that local coaches and organizations offer their short instructional and fun camps. Joining the fray this year is Dennis Ballard who coaches the boys' varsity baseball team at La Cañada High. He will stage the first Summer Spartan Baseball Camp for youngsters in the second through the eighth grades. Running one and two week long camps is nothing new for Ballard. "When I was the girls' basketball coach, we did some girls' basketball camps," he said.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | June 15, 2012
There will be a not-so-new face at the head of the La Cañada High baseball team next season in Alex Valadez. For the past two seasons, Valadez has been an assistant coach with the Spartans with 10-year La Cañada Coach Dennis Ballard, who resigned to spend more time with his family May 22. Valadez was unveiled as La Cañada's new coach Friday. "I think [the past two years] gives me a better understanding of who these kids are and how to coach them," said Valadez, who teaches junior high physical education at La Cañada.
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By Charles Rich and Andrew Shortall | May 24, 2012
After 10 seasons coaching the La Cañada High baseball team, Coach Dennis Ballard resigned Tuesday, citing personal reasons. Under Ballard's guidance between 2003-12, the Spartans went 135-95 and 79-67 in the Rio Hondo League. The Spartans reached the playoffs six times and won the league championship in 2005. Ballard said he yielded the position to spend more time with his family, though he will continue to teach physical education at the school. It's not clear who will succeed Ballard, though La Cañada Athletic Director Craig Franzen said he'd like to fill the job shortly.
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March 15, 2007
The La Cañada Spartans ended preseason play Tuesday with a close 7-4 loss to Rialto. In previous So Cal Invitational games, the team found victory against both Golden Valley and North Hollywood. "We've had five tournament games, and played several of the better teams in Southern California," Spartan Head Coach Dennis Ballard said. "And we've had a couple close games." The Spartans, currently 2-4, feel confident going into league play despite their season-opener match up against Monrovia.
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By Allan Mandell | February 8, 2007
SOUTH PASADENA — Seniors Joy Lelo, Emily Ballard and Lauren Tsou led the La Cañada Spartans to their fourth win in a row, defeating the South Pasadena Tigers 72-53 Tuesday night. The win left the Spartans at 8-1 in Rio Hondo League play (16-9 overall), putting themselves in position to share the league championship if they can beat Monrovia tonight in the Spartan's regular season finale. "Monrovia has always been in the back of my mind," said Ballard, "ever since they beat us (54-49 in overtime on Jan. 24)
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By Mark Gero | January 25, 2007
A gym with no heat and an injured San Marino girl's team did not stop Tamar Hill and her La Cañada Lady Spartans basketball team from taking a late charge and a 64-47 victory over the San Marino Titans on Jan. 17 at San Marino. Despite having to run much because of the outdoor conditions, the beginning of this contest was very tight at the opening tip-off and only stayed for a few minutes when the Titans could not contain their sudden turnovers which the Spartans took advantage of. The Titans then closed the gap before halftime as the 33-22 lead for the Spartans never was threatened again.
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By Allan Mandell | January 25, 2007
CHINO HILLS ? Senior Emily Ballard dished out 15 assists, senior Joy Lelo scored 28 points and the La Cañada Spartans girls' basketball team stunned the Alta Loma Braves 56-33 Saturday at the Ayala Invitational. "That is some team," Braves Head Coach Toy Blakley said of the Spartans. "They never stop hustling. We had no answer for Ballard or Lelo." Alta Loma enrolls 3,000 students compared to La Canada's 1,500. And Alta Loma was representing one of the most distinguished conferences in Southern California ?
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