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By Robert Fulton | October 14, 2011
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE - There's a reason why a high school football team might have a 17-game league winning streak. And there's a reason why that football team has won the last four league titles. That reason being playmakers on both sides of the ball. Monrovia proved too much to handle for the La Canada High School football team, which fell at home 47-2 to open Rio Hondo League play. The Wildcats (3-3, 1-0), winners of four consecutive Rio Hondo titles, extended their league winning streak to 18 consecutive contests.
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From Staff Reports | January 9, 2013
BOYS' BASKETBALL La Canada 64, Monrovia 61 (OT) : Koko Kurdoghlian capped off an impressive performance in the Spartans' Rio Hondo League opener at Monrovia Wednesday night. The freshman finished with 20 points, as he sank two free throws late in overtime to put an end to the scoring after an off-target buzzer beater from the Wildcats. Senior point guard Ryan Lee also drew praise from La Cañada Coach Tom Hofman for his ability to control the game. The Spartans improved to 9-7, 1-0 in league.
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February 9, 2007
Timithie Gould Though the Spartan offense dominated the first half, they could not pull off an offensive play to beat the Monrovia Wildcats Feb. 8.  At the end of the first half, a scuffle in front of La Cañada’s defensive goal resulted in a foul on Spartan goalie Devin King in the penalty box. Monrovia’s Daniel Rojas lined up and sunk the ball into the net, leaving the Wildcats up 1-0 at the half. The Spartans scored in the second half, but were not able to stop Monrovia's powerful offense.
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By Seth Amitin | October 23, 2008
With La Cañada’s football team on a roll and the Spartans’ boys’ water polo team getting ready for CIF already, one of La Cañada High’s best teams is flying under the radar: the girls’ volleyball team. On Tuesday, the Spartans (17-4, 5-0 in league) took down Monrovia like a closed sign on Christmas, crushing the Wildcats, 25-15, 25-9, 25-7. “I’ve told the girls, ‘physically we’re fine,’” Spartans Head Coach Brock Turner said, “‘but mentally we need to start developing more.
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From Staff Reports | February 5, 2014
GIRLS' BASKETBALL La Cañada 56, Monrovia 16: Taking a 31-12 lead at the half, the Spartans never looked back en route to a Rio Hondo League road victory Wednesday. Senior Courtney Chen led the way with 15 points and 10 steals, while the duo of Alyssa Miller and Marie Watson added eight points each for the Spartans (18-5, 6-1). BOYS' BASKETBALL La Cañada 66, Monrovia 44: The Spartans kept hold of first place in the Rio Hondo League with a road win Wednesday night.
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May 18, 2006
The La Canada varsity baseball team won its eighth consecutive game against previously undefeated Monrovia last Thursday to finish second in the Rio Hondo League. In the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division V playoffs, the Spartans will host Gardena Junipero Serra, who took second in the Camino Real League, tomorrow (Friday) at 3:15 p.m. in an upper bracket game. The Spartans stopped the Wildcats, 6-2, to improve to 13-5 overall and to finish 11-4 in league. Monrovia won league with a 14-1 record.
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March 30, 2006
Problems continue for the La Cañada varsity softball team as it lost to visiting Monrovia, 6-2, in Rio Hondo League play on March 22. The Spartans, who dropped to 2-5 overall and to 0-1 in league, traveled to South Pasadena yesterday (Wednesday) for a league contest. Results were not available at press time. La Cañada will host Temple City tomorrow (Friday) in a 3:15 p.m. league tussle. Because of spring break, the Spartans will not play again until April 12 when they will visit Temple City.
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March 30, 2006
Both the La Cañada boys' and girls' varsity track teams lost to host Monrovia in the Rio Hondo League season opener last Thursday. The boys fell, 92-29, while the girls lost, 73-50, to give each team an 0-1 record in league. Due to spring break, the Spartans will not compete again until April 13 when they will host Temple City in a league meet at 3:30 p.m. The Wildcats won 12 of the 15 events with the boys taking first in the 800 and the 1,600 meter runs and the pole vault.
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May 19, 2004
Blowing a 4-0 lead, the La Cañada boys' varsity baseball team held on to defeat visiting Monrovia, 4-3, in a Rio Hondo League game on May 11. The Spartans improved to 14-10 overall and to 9-5 in league. They played their final regular league contest of the season on May 13 against visiting Blair and finished second in the league. The Spartans will travel to Ventura St. Bonaventure for a CIF Southern Section Division IV first round lower bracket game tomorrow (Friday). La Cañada scored two runs in the bottom of the third to go ahead 2-0 and increased its advantage to 4-0 with two runs in the fifth inning.
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November 2, 2006
Remaining undefeated in Rio Hondo League play, the La Cañada boys' varsity water polo team defeated host Monrovia, 15-6 last Thursday. Improving to 6-0 in league, the Spartans traveled to El Toro on Tuesday for a nonleague game match and hosted South Pasadena yesterday (Thursday) in a league contest, but no results were available at press time. The Spartans will visit San Marino today (Thursday) in a 3:30 p.m. league matchup and will take the bus to Villa Park next Friday for a 4 p.m. nonleague match to finish out the regular season.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | May 1, 2014
LA CAÑADA - A final regular season tune-up perhaps delivered the La Cañada High swimming program something it craved. The Spartans concluded their last home Rio Hondo League match with a 121-24 victory over Monrovia on the boys' side and a 114-49 triumph for the girls versus the Wildcats. With the win, the La Cañada girls' team finished runner-up in the Rio Hondo League with a 4-1 mark, while the boys took third at 3-2. Each also captured some momentum before the league's preliminaries on Wednesday and finals on Friday at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center.
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By Michael Shaked, Special to the Valley Sun | April 25, 2014
LA CAÑADA - In a first-place matchup between Rio Hondo League heavyweights, there was no shortage of power for either the La Cañada High softball team or visiting Monrovia. On Friday night, both teams belted two home runs each. But Monrovia added a pair of off-the-wall run-scoring doubles to get the better of the Spartans in a rainy 8-6 league victory. PHOTOS: Pair of doubles leads Monrovia to 8-6 victory over LCHS “There's some power in both lineups. That's a very good hitting team right there,” said La Cañada Coach KC Mathews, whose Spartans lost for the second time in league, the first coming against Temple City and both defeats coming against teams they had previously defeated.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | April 9, 2014
MONROVIA - While neither the La Cañada High or Monrovia baseball teams could claim they hit exceptionally well in clutch situations in Wednesday afternoon's Rio Hondo League meeting, the Spartans walked away with two distinct advantages. La Cañada secured just enough hits and, more importantly, notched a pivotal 3-2 road victory in the first of three meetings between the rivals. The Spartans (9-5, 2-1) finished one for 12 with runners in scoring position with two RBI and stranded nine baserunners, while Monrovia (7-6, 2-2)
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | April 9, 2014
MONROVIA - Olivia Lam understands the pressure of handling two-out at-bats with runners in scoring position. It's something she's been successful at during her career. The La Cañada High softball player proved she could handle the situation during a crucial plate appearance Wednesday. Lam delivered a bases-loaded double with two outs in the fourth inning to help visiting La Cañada pick up an 8-3 victory against Monrovia in a key Rio Hondo League contest. La Cañada improved to 10-5, 3-0 in league.
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From Staff Reports | February 5, 2014
GIRLS' BASKETBALL La Cañada 56, Monrovia 16: Taking a 31-12 lead at the half, the Spartans never looked back en route to a Rio Hondo League road victory Wednesday. Senior Courtney Chen led the way with 15 points and 10 steals, while the duo of Alyssa Miller and Marie Watson added eight points each for the Spartans (18-5, 6-1). BOYS' BASKETBALL La Cañada 66, Monrovia 44: The Spartans kept hold of first place in the Rio Hondo League with a road win Wednesday night.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | February 5, 2014
MONROVIA - A 43rd-minute goal off a set piece was all that separated the visiting La Cañada High and Monrovia boys' soccer teams in a pivotal Rio Hondo League match Wednesday afternoon. Unfortunately for the Spartans, they found themselves on the opposite side of the goal and the score, as the Wildcats further fueled their league championship aspirations in a 1-0 victory. “To be honest, there really wasn't much of a difference between us,” Spartans Coach Alex Harrison said.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | January 23, 2014
LA CAÑADA - For a second straight year, the La Cañada High wrestling program is draped in silver. By virtue of the Spartans' 51-21 home finale victory over Monrovia on Thursday afternoon, La Cañada clinched second place within the Rio Hondo League. Yet, there isn't the same sense of disappointment that accompanied a runner-up finish for the squad last season for one distinct reason. “We're definitely going to do whatever we can to get to the team playoffs,” Spartans first-year Coach Justin Luthey said.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | January 17, 2014
LA CA¿ADA - Many of the members of the La Cañada High boys' soccer team left the field Friday satisfied following the conclusion of the first week of Rio Hondo League competition. The Spartans, who shared the league title last season, began league pitted against worthy opponents South Pasadena and Monrovia. La Cañada picked up four out of a possible six points. La Cañada got a huge performance from senior goalkeeper Graham Labran-Boyd, who finished with 10 saves in a 1-1 tie against visiting Monrovia on Friday.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | October 30, 2013
TEMPLE CITY - An afternoon of positive results gave way to two realizations for the La Cañada High girls' tennis team at the Rio Hondo League preliminaries at Live Oak Park on Wednesday afternoon. The first is that the Spartans will have at least one representative at Thursday's league championships. The second truth is that one player's pleasure will come at the expense of another's pain as the Spartans' two singles qualifiers - Rio Hondo League top seed Allie McKenzie and No. 4 Sawa Keymeulan - will square off in the semifinals at noon, while the Spartans doubles team of Cassie McKenzie and Sharyse Watanabe will also attempt to advance out of the semifinals to Thursday's final.
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