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December 10, 2009
La Cañada girls’ volleyball saw three make first team with Courtney McCutchan, libero Tara Rallis and defensive specialist Eirene Kim getting the honors. Middle blocker Katie Pierce and outside hitter Micaela Anderson earned second team spots. Defensive specialist Catherine Horner received an honorable mention. McCutchan, the reigning All-Area Girls’ Volleyball Player of the Year, was a force on the squad again this year with 390 kills and 230 digs. She’ll be attending Lehigh University next year.
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January 7, 2010
Micaela Anderson, freshman, outside hitter, La Cañada All-Rio Hondo League second-team pick finished with 239 kills and 27 digs for league-champion Spartans. ? Leah Gagliardi, junior, outside hitter, Crescenta Valley Collected 150 kills and 119 digs en route to picking up All-Pacific League first-team honors. ? Kathy Henry, soph., outside hitter, Burroughs All-Pacific League first-team pick averaged 20 kills per match.
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By Marcile Vadell-Strickland | October 5, 2006
It was an important win for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's varsity volleyball team last week against Fullerton Rosary High. After five intense games, some closer than they would have preferred, Sacred Heart pulled through, winning the match, 3-2, in nonleague action on Sept. 26. The Tologs won the first two games, 25-18 and 25-22, lost the next two, 28-26 and 25-14, but rallied to win the fifth game, 15-12. Senior outside hitter Julie Herrera was one of many girls, who despite a bandaged right wrist, led her team to victory, to prove that strength and fearlessness can lead to success.
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December 14, 2006
A number of La Cañada High athletes have been named to All-Rio Hondo League lists in various fall sports including senior running back LaVelle Peterson who was named the league's Co-Most Valuable Player in football and senior Devon Borisoff was named MVP in boys' water polo. Peterson, who set several school records in football in his two years on the Spartans' varsity, will share the award with Temple City running back Dwight Broadnax. Other awards went to local athletes in football, boys' water polo and girls' volleyball.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | February 27, 2013
After the 2012 season ended earlier than hoped for both the Flintridge Prep and La Cañada High boys' volleyball teams, both are poised with renewed aspirations for playoff berths after missing out last year. The Rebels and Spartans will look to do so under much different circumstances, while nearby St. Francis will look to match its success from last year, one of its finest seasons to date, after having graduated most of its key players. The majority of Flintridge Prep's starting lineup is in tact, although it is off to a late start with most coming from the boys' basketball team, which had its Southern Section playoff run come to an end Friday.
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By Marcile Vadell - Strickland | November 2, 2006
"I don't even know how to explain it," said senior defensive specialist Tina Orlandini of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's varsity volleyball team, after her team's 3-0 loss to Harvard-Westlake last Thursday. The Wolverines, who are currently tied for first with Sacred Heart in the Mission League standings with 7-1 records, played host to the Tologs, but the visitor's stay was cut short with a three-game upset, 25-19, 25-11 and 25-13. Disappointment and frustration marked the faces of the Sacred Heart players, who had previously defeated Harvard-Westlake, their toughest competitor, 3-1when they last met on Oct. 10. With the regular season quickly coming to an end, it was a significant loss for Sacred Heart, whose defense did not appear to have its usual cohesiveness, a token ingredient necessary to beat a team like Harvard-Westlake.
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By Timithie Gould | December 13, 2007
More than 25 athletes from La Cañada High School were recently honored by the Rio Hondo League with 2007 All-League status. Coaches from all schools in the league (San Marino, South Pasadena, Monrovia, Temple City, Blair and La Cañada) gathered to vote on the best athletes in their sport, thus compiling the All-League most valuable players and first and second teams. The Spartan boys? water polo team had nine players named to the All-League roster ? no surprise considering the team finished undefeated in league (10-0)
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By Charles Rich | September 17, 2009
Since the members of the Flintridge Prep girls? volleyball team don?t possess a lot of height, they will have to adapt well at two things to achieve success ? defense and serving. Flintridge Prep got both in large dosages Monday afternoon to complete a 25-11, 25-13, 25-10 nonleague road victory against Hoover. The Rebels (2-1) finished with 19 aces against a Hoover squad making its season debut. ?They are going to have to excel at two things, and that?s defense and serving,?
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By Seth Amitin | September 4, 2008
La Cañada girls? volleyball coach Brock Turner and assistant coach Paul Kim are building a machine during practice. It doesn?t look like much, maybe like an old NordicTrac, until they erect it and put the head on. It?s a ball machine. Like a machine that shoots volleyballs. Sort of like what you see in baseball batting cages. The girls huddle on the far side of the court while Kim feeds the machine, messing with the settings, and the erratic shots fire left, right, short, long.
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By Gabriel Rizk | January 28, 2010
Following Saturday night?s Mission League game against visiting Verbum Dei, the St. Francis High boys? basketball team?s stat sheet was stuffed with contributions from a variety of players. But Golden Knights co-coaches Ray O?Brien and Jeff Stephens unhesitatingly singled out the play of Giorgio Chirikian during a pivotal third-quarter stretch as a major key to the team?s 73-53 victory. ?He?s one of those guys we tell to be ready,? O?Brien said of the senior defensive specialist.
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January 7, 2010
Micaela Anderson, freshman, outside hitter, La Cañada All-Rio Hondo League second-team pick finished with 239 kills and 27 digs for league-champion Spartans. ? Leah Gagliardi, junior, outside hitter, Crescenta Valley Collected 150 kills and 119 digs en route to picking up All-Pacific League first-team honors. ? Kathy Henry, soph., outside hitter, Burroughs All-Pacific League first-team pick averaged 20 kills per match.
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December 10, 2009
La Cañada girls’ volleyball saw three make first team with Courtney McCutchan, libero Tara Rallis and defensive specialist Eirene Kim getting the honors. Middle blocker Katie Pierce and outside hitter Micaela Anderson earned second team spots. Defensive specialist Catherine Horner received an honorable mention. McCutchan, the reigning All-Area Girls’ Volleyball Player of the Year, was a force on the squad again this year with 390 kills and 230 digs. She’ll be attending Lehigh University next year.
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By Marcile Vadell-Strickland | October 5, 2006
It was an important win for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's varsity volleyball team last week against Fullerton Rosary High. After five intense games, some closer than they would have preferred, Sacred Heart pulled through, winning the match, 3-2, in nonleague action on Sept. 26. The Tologs won the first two games, 25-18 and 25-22, lost the next two, 28-26 and 25-14, but rallied to win the fifth game, 15-12. Senior outside hitter Julie Herrera was one of many girls, who despite a bandaged right wrist, led her team to victory, to prove that strength and fearlessness can lead to success.
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