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May 5, 2012
TRACK AND FIELD La Cañada in Rio Hondo League Finals: La Cañada's Sonja Cwik qualified for the CIF Southern Section Division III preliminaries, which will take place May 12, with a time of 5 minutes 12 seconds in the 1,600-meter race for a third-place finish at South Pasadena High Friday. The junior will also participate in the 3,200 (second, 11:26.67) alongside Meghan Fuelling (third, 11:56.83). BASEBALL Rio Hondo Prep 9, Flintridge Prep 8 (nine innings)
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By Andrew Shortall | March 20, 2012
It was impossible to overlook La Cañada High boys' soccer player Armand Bagramyan all season. Nothing changed for the standout forward when it came time to choose players for the All-CIF Southern Section Division V team. Bagramyan was selected to the first team after the Spartans advanced to the second round of the playoffs. "It is good recognition for [Bagramyan] because he was on the third team last year," La Cañada Coach Alex Harrison said. "It's recognition of the kind of season he had. " The Spartans finished with a 14-6-5 record this season and looked to Bagramyan for most of their offense, as the junior had a hand in 38 of La Cañada's 55 goals this season, as he scored 23 times and notched 15 assists.
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By Seth Amitin | May 15, 2008
La Cañada boys’ swimming coach Art Lopez and girls’ swimming coach Steve Silversparre were camped out next to each other in red and blue nylon folding chairs just underneath the bleachers minutes before the start of the first race of the CIF Southern Section Division II swimming meet in Long Beach. How were they feeling? “Nervous,” they said in unison, followed by a wracked laughter. They would laugh again later in the day, admittedly a much more relieved laugh, after the announcement came that the Spartans finished first with 236 total points, edging Loyola’s 221, for their third consecutive championship.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | June 29, 2011
Expected to be a staple in the top half of the lineup, things couldn't have gone better for Royce Park of Flintridge Prep. The junior baseball player proved to be reliable at the plate, helping his team finish second in league. Backed by his solid offensive work, Park were named to the All-CIF Southern Section Division VI first team. Park, a third baseman/pitcher, enjoyed another solid campaign for the Rebels en route to being named to the All-CIF team for the second season in a row. At the plate, Park batted .427 (32 for 75)
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By Andrew Shortall | March 22, 2012
Stopping Courtney Chen was key to beating the La Cañada High girls' basketball team this season. It was easier said than done as the point guard emerged as the Spartans' deadliest offensive player this season. It wasn't lost on the coaches who voted for the All-CIF Southern Section Division III-A teams, as Chen was selected to the first team after leading La Cañada to the quarterfinals as a sophomore. "Of course I think [Chen] is an All-CIF player and the other coaches saw it, too," said La Cañada Coach Tamar Hill, whose team finished 16-12.
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By Charles Rich | May 27, 2010
Flintridge Prep softball Coach Julie Jaime didn't know much about Paraclete other than it featured a strong lineup. Jaime then saw firsthand how strong the lineup could be. Flintridge Prep saw its season come to a close May 18, as Paraclete scored four runs in the fifth inning to earn a 4-1 victory in a CIF Southern Section Division V wild-card game. "They had some little bloopers and some big hits, and it wasn't a good combination for us," Jaime said. "Paraclete has got a good hitting team.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | December 15, 2011
Throughout the regular season, the La Cañada High boys' water polo team relied on a balanced offense. Spartans Coach Steve Neville knew his squad would need a go-to scorer down the stretch. Trevor Roszkos, La Cañada's senior driver and the Rio Hondo League's Most Valuable Player, became the team's primary scorer in the postseason, which led to him becoming an All-CIF Southern Section Division III first-teamer when the list was released Monday. "For us to succeed in the playoffs, the whole team has to work well together and that one guy has to stand out," Neville said.
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By Emin Avakian and Special to the Valley Sun | May 27, 2010
What better time for the La Cañada softball squad to set a season-high in runs scored than the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division V playoffs. The pitching had always been there for the Spartans, who shut out 15 opponents during the regular season, and allowed more than three runs just once. Meanwhile, La Cañada, the Rio Hondo League champion, averaged just under five runs a game. Both the team's offense and defense dominated equally in its playoff opener May 20, resulting in a 15-0 victory against visiting Sierra Vista of Baldwin Park.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | June 29, 2011
GLENDALE —Denise van der Goot showed the local audiences throughout the season how dominating she can be while standing in the circle. Her respective body of work also gained recognition outside the area, as well, after she turned in a fine senior season. Flintridge Prep's van der Goot closed out her high school career with an All-CIF Southern Section Division VI first-team accolade. Van der Goot had a stellar overall campaign, going 11-2 in 16 appearances with a 1.18 earned-run average.
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By Gabriel Rizk | August 30, 2007
Despite losing several of last year?s major contributors, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team still figures to remain the top squad in the area this year, and a legitimate contender for a CIF title. Graduates Julie Herrera, Ally Crea, Tina Orlandini and Diane Slaught ? as well as senior middle blocker Ali Anderson, who did not return to the team ? are gone from the group that advanced to the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Division II-A playoffs last year.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 27, 2014
Relatively unknown, Kyle Leufroy showed up on the doorstep of the St. Francis High gymnasium seeking an opportunity. Leufroy transferred to St. Francis in 2012 from La Salle High in Pasadena with an eye on earning a spot on the up-and-coming St. Francis basketball team that had made some lengthy strides and appeared on the brink of being a player for a CIF Southern Section postseason berth. With just a year of junior varsity experience to Leufroy's credit, he knew he needed to reinvent himself in order to compete on the varsity stage.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | March 8, 2014
CORONA - A handball call in the 97th minute within a second overtime session and a penalty-kick goal seconds later ended a perfect season for the La Cañada High girls' soccer team by quite imperfect means. St. Margaret's senior defender Alexa Barbaresi converted a penalty kick into the far left of the net past a diving attempt by Spartans sophomore goalie Kaitlyn Corral in the 98th minute for the golden goal game-winner as the Tartans defeated La Cañada, 1-0, in overtime of the CIF Southern Section Division V championships at Corona High on Saturday afternoon.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 7, 2014
From a nerve-wracking marathon penalty-kick session to recording shutouts, it's been a dramatic and historic postseason run for the La Cañada High girls' soccer team. Ultimately, it has been one that's landed the Spartans in the program's first CIF Southern Section championship match. Third-seeded La Cañada (22-0-1) will look to top off its impressive playoff run when it meets St. Margaret's (11-10-6) in the Division V title match at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Corona High. “My focus has been more on my players enjoying this experience,” said La Cañada Coach Louie Bilowitz, who has plenty of championship pedigree after he previously guided the school's boys' soccer team to three CIF titles from 1989-96.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 5, 2014
Expect things to look very different regarding the landscape of the Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball team. With a roster dotted with seniors, the Rebels marched straight to an undefeated Prep League championship before advancing to the CIF Southern Section Division IV quarterfinals last season. While the Rebels would gladly settle for at least a carbon copy this season, they will have to rely on essentially a new group of players who don't have the experience their brethren did. “We definitely will be a younger team with only three returners and one starter,” said veteran Flintridge Prep Coach Sean Beattie, whose team is ranked sixth in the Division IV preseason poll.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 3, 2014
NEWPORT BEACH - Emma Tapp sat at midfield watching her teammates take penalty kicks with plenty at stake. Through nine rounds, Tapp studied each shot with the possibility of being called upon to keep the championship aspirations of the La Cañada High girls' soccer team alive. Then, La Cañada Coach Louie Bilowitz selected Tapp to take the next kick. It turned out to be a wise decision. Tapp capped a wild 10-round penalty-kick session with a goal to lead third-seeded La Cañada to a 1-1(7-6)
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | February 23, 2014
Out of a group of eight, the La Cañada High wrestling team will be represented by two grapplers at next week's CIF Southern Section Masters Meet. That's because seniors Alex Bache and Guillermo Padilla survived and advanced out of the second day of the CIF-Southern Section Eastern Division Individual Wrestling Championships held at Perris Citrus Hill High. The 182-pound Bache finished third in his division, while Padilla won an elimination match for the fifth and final position out of the heavyweight class.
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By Nathan Cambridge, Special to the Valley Sun | February 21, 2014
LA CAÑADA - La Cañada High's girls' soccer team navigated its way through the regular season without a loss, but now it was time for the postseason and, as Spartans Coach Louie Bilowitz said to his squad before its first-round match on Friday, “This is CIF. Everything is different.” However, Friday's opening-round match in the Division V playoffs hosting Heritage Christian proved not to be that different, as La Cañada continued its winning...
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | February 19, 2014
Championships and Masters Meets berths are up for grabs, as a total of seven qualifiers and two alternates from the La Cañada High wrestling team prepare for the two-day long CIF Southern Section Eastern Division Individual Wrestling Championships at Perris Citrus Hill High, beginning on Friday. The goal for each participant is to win one of 14 divisional weight championships or finish in one of the top five spots out of the roughly 25 wrestlers per weight class to earn advancement to the CIF Southern Section Masters Meet taking place at Citizen Bank Arena in Ontario from Feb. 28 to March 1. “Three weeks ago all the emphasis was on team-building and wrestling for the team,” Spartans first-year Coach Justin Luthey said.
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