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By Robert Fulton, Special to the La Cañada Valley Sun | September 27, 2013
EAGLE ROCK - A lot has to go wrong for a team to not only get shut out, but to lose by five touchdowns. For the La Cañada High football team, a lot went wrong against host Eagle Rock on Friday. The Spartans committed three turnovers, had 120 yards in penalties, missed numerous tackles and gave up too many big plays in a 35-0 nonleague defeat. “I could make a hundred excuses,” La Cañada Coach James Sims said. “They just beat our butt.” A microcosm of the evening's mishaps could be cited in consecutive plays in the first quarter.
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By Kevin Lacey and Tom Dowling | November 3, 2005
Critical offensive miscues marred an otherwise good performance and cost the St. Francis varsity football team dearly, as it lost its first game of the season, 22-14, last Friday night to host Chaminade. The Eagles took the opening kickoff and drove to the Golden Knights' 20 yard-line, but the defense stiffened. After the Eagles missed a 37-yard field goal attempt, the St. Francis offense took over. On third down and long yardage to go, quarterback Luke Collis hit wide receiver Scott Stephens for a 17-yard gain to the 37 yard-line, but two plays later a poor snap over the head of the Golden Knights' quarterback was recovered by the Eagles at the St. Francis' 11-yard line.
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By Ralph Saenz | September 30, 2004
In last year's dismal season, La Cañada won only two games. One of those victories was against San Gabriel's Gabrielino, a team the Spartans had also beaten the previous season. La Cañada wasn't able to make it three straight as the Eagles easily defeated them, 20-6, last week and curtailed the hope the Spartans were starting to turn things around after their 52-0 victory over Glendale the week before. La Cañada, which has dropped to 1-2 in the preseason, will host Crescenta Valley, another local team that has fallen on hard times, tomorrow (Friday)
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By Ralph Saenz | September 28, 2005
Host Gabrielino High gave the La Cañada varsity football team a run for its money last Friday night in nonleague action. But it was experience, or the lack of it, that turned out to be the deciding factor in the game as the Spartans won their third in a row to remain undefeated. Despite the fact that La Cañada led for most of the game, the 0-1-1 Eagles were always a serious threat to score and the contest was still very much in doubt until nearly midway into the fourth quarter when the Spartans scored their third touchdown to increase their lead from five points to 12. Spartans' head coach Rich Wheeler acknowledged after the game that Gabrielino was a tough opponent.
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By Jonathan Raber | December 21, 2006
Apparently a majority of people believed that Arrowhead Christian was a shoo-in for victory. The Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy girls' basketball team, however, was in the minority. The Tologs persevered against the Eagles, 66-43, in the quarterfinals of the 10th annual Providence Pioneer Shootout, in a game in which most people gave them little chance. "Everyone knows that [Arrowhead Christian] is the team to beat," said Tologs Coach Richard Caballero, of his opponent which won this tournament last year.
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April 13, 2006
An 18-hit attack helped the St. Francis varsity baseball team defeat host West Hills Chaminade, 16-7, on Monday for its sixth win in a row. The Golden Knights, who improved to 11-2 overall and to 4-1 in Mission League, hosted Chaminade yesterday (Wednesday), but results were not available at press time. St. Francis will participate in the Atascadero Easter Tournament next week. The Golden Knights are scheduled to play Pacific Grove on Monday, Atascadero on Tuesday and Morro Bay on Wednesday.
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | November 8, 2012
When the La Cañada High girls' volleyball team traveled north to take on Arroyo Grande in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division II-AA playoffs Thursday night, the Eagles seemed to have a number of advantages in their favor - a higher seed, homecourt advantage and a bye through the first round. The latter might not have helped Arroyo Grande too much after all, as Spartans Coach Brock Turner said he thought the Eagles looked a bit rusty in the first game after not playing a match for a week.
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By Gabriel Rizk | October 15, 2009
After what the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team did to visiting Chaminade in the first game of Tuesday?s Mission League match, it was hard to imagine the Tologs losing to the Eagles. And, even though Chaminade refused to be deflated by losing a 12-point lead with eight points to go in the opening game and came back strong in the very next one, it was an outcome Sacred Heart made sure to avert, holding on for a 25-20, 25-20, 25-18 win to improve to 3-0 in league. ?
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By Parimal M. Rohit | November 8, 2007
For the first time in their careers, the seniors on the girls? varsity volleyball team at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy did not win the Mission League title, finishing second to rival Harvard-Westlake. You would never know it, though, by the way the Tologs played on the court last Thursday night. They appeared relaxed and upbeat in a three-game victory over Chaminade. ?I?m very excited,? said Katie Condon, playing in her last regular season home game before she heads to play at University of California, San Diego over the summer.
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March 3, 2005
Winning games in the CIF playoffs is a lot harder now for the Renaissance Academy boys' varsity basketball team than it was during the regular season, but the Wildcats are rising to the challenge with every post season opponent. The Renaissance Academy usually blows the opposition away early, but in last Friday night's CIF-Southern Section Division V-A semifinals game against visiting Lancaster Antelope Valley Christian at St. Francis High, the Wildcats didn't pull out the victory until there was less than a minute left in the contest.
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March 13, 2014
The achievements of three local young men who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout were celebrated March 2 at a Court of Honor held at La Cañada Presbyterian Church. Kyle Thomas, Jamie Walker and Sam Weinberger, members of Boy Scout Troop 507, were joined by family and friends at the event. For their Eagle projects, Thomas built gardens at Crestview Preparatory School, Walker refurbished a trail north of Armstrong Nurseries in La Cañada and Weinberger installed fencing for a trail head in Loma Alta County Park in neighboring Altadena.
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By Nathan Cambridge, Special to the Valley Sun | March 12, 2014
EAGLE ROCK - La Cañada High's girls' basketball's run in the CIF Southern Section Division III-A tournament ended in the semifinals with a road loss to the Eagles of Santa Margarita, who went on to win the III-A title, but that did not end the Spartans' season. La Cañada received an invitation to the CIF State Division III playoffs and got another shot at a squad of champion Eagles on the road, when it drew the Los Angeles City Section Division III champion Eagle Rock Eagles for a opening-round matchup.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | March 1, 2014
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA - Early as it was, the first two minutes of Saturday evening's CIF Southern Section Division 3-A semifinal at Santa Margarita High very much proved to be the deciding factor in the conclusion of the La Cañada girls' basketball team's season and the continuance of the host Eagles'. In the game's first 78 seconds, the Spartans were down by eight points and reigning All-Area Girls' Basketball Player Courtney Chen was on the bench with two quick fouls. Thus, despite a late, valiant charge by the Spartans, the early cushion was cushion enough, as second-seeded Santa Margarita, propelled by its full-court press, defeated third-seeded La Cañada, 69-57.
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November 13, 2013
Ashi Punj and Maxwell Williams, both La Cañada High School students, have earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Punj, a junior at LCHS, recently completed an Eagle project on the high school campus. He led a team of about 25 other scouts and family members to restore a bungalow on the football field. The project took two days. Ashi started scouting with JPL Troop 509 in 2010. He has served various positions in the troop, including Patrol Guide and Senior Patrol Leader. He aspires to become a doctor and spent the last two summers at USC studying stem-cell research.
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By Robert Fulton, Special to the La Cañada Valley Sun | September 27, 2013
EAGLE ROCK - A lot has to go wrong for a team to not only get shut out, but to lose by five touchdowns. For the La Cañada High football team, a lot went wrong against host Eagle Rock on Friday. The Spartans committed three turnovers, had 120 yards in penalties, missed numerous tackles and gave up too many big plays in a 35-0 nonleague defeat. “I could make a hundred excuses,” La Cañada Coach James Sims said. “They just beat our butt.” A microcosm of the evening's mishaps could be cited in consecutive plays in the first quarter.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | May 30, 2013
PASADENA - What had been a long, tough round for Collin Morikawa got a big shot of hope on the La Cañada High boys' golfer's final hole Thursday. Coming into his final hole at two-over par at the CIF/Southern California Golf Assn. Qualifying Tournament, the Spartans sophomore gave himself hope of advancing to the CIF State Golf Championship, as he closed his day with an eagle. “I knew I had to at least birdie at the worst,” Morikawa said of his eagle. “I sort of knew what the break was going to be, so I just gave it a good stroke and made sure I didn't leave it short.” With an even-par 72 in hand, all Morikawa could do was wait, as he was one of the first golfers off Brookside Golf Course No. 1 and waited to see if he'd make the top-nine cut for state, which will take place June 5 at the Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club in Carmel.
NEWS
May 22, 2013
It's been more than a week now since I saw what I think was a bald eagle fleeing the Camarillo Springs wildfire. It was the fire's second day and the Santa Ana winds had shifted to an onshore flow. I first saw the eagle in flight, and then perched on the highest branch in a neighbor's 70-foot deodar cedar. I got a great look at it with the naked eye and through binoculars after it landed on a high, drooping branch facing into the wind, looking down on the Crescenta Valley. The sheer size of it caught my eye as it circled down the south slope of the foothills above our house.
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May 1, 2013
Sam Davidson has climbed up the ranks to Eagle Scout after many years in scouting groups. A junior at La Cañada High School, Sam is a member of La Cañada Troop 501. He started scouting in 2nd grade while attending Paradise Canyon Elementary School. As a Scout, Sam has earned many accolades, including 21 merit badges. For his Eagle project, Sam gave the La Cañada High School football field announcer's booth a makeover. -- Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com Follow on Google+ and on Twitter: @LATiffanyKelly .
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By Joe Puglia | April 18, 2013
I was perusing one of my old journals dated 1964, trying to understand what went wrong. I was two weeks away from making Eagle Scout. But after participating in a gang fight on 237th Street, becoming an Eagle was out of the question. My biggest regrets in life are not for the things I have done, but for the things I haven't done. It's been 49 years since I was expelled from Troop 136 and the regret of not making Eagle hangs like an albatross around my neck. Becoming an Eagle Scout is one of the greatest achievements for boys.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | December 19, 2012
A recent Eagle Scout project in Hahamongna Watershed Park improved a stretch of local trail, but it also gave rise to a border dispute between Los Angeles County and the city of Pasadena. On Dec. 8 members of La Cañada Flintridge Troop 507, their friends and family came out to help Makoto Inouye, 17, finish the Eagle Scout project he had planned with the help of county Parks and Recreation Department employee Ron Beltran. The volunteers repainted the concrete pedestrian and equestrian tunnel that passes under Oak Grove Avenue, added 130 feet of split-log rail fencing, put down decomposed granite to improve the trail and added a new sign.
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