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By Charles Rich | November 19, 2009
MANHATTAN BEACH — All of the CIF and state championship banners on the wall didn’t intimidate the members of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team. However, the Tologs found out quickly how good Mira Costa is and why it earned that plethora of titles. “We came in with the mindset to not be intimidated,” said Sacred Heart senior middle blocker Mary Schroeder, whose team suffered a 25-6, 25-16, 25-11 road loss to third-seeded Mira Costa on Thursday night in CIF Southern Section Division 1-AA second-round match.
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By Jonathan Raber | May 31, 2007
It seemed like it was theirs for the taking, yet in an instant it was gone. In control, holding a 2-1 game advantage and with a raucous crowd willing them on, the members of the Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball team were poised to make school history and advance to the program's first CIF title match. However, with their opponents on the ropes, the Rebels were unable to deliver the knockout punch, dropping the final two games and subsequently the match to visiting Salesian, 25-18, 21-25, 24-26, 27-25, 15-11, in the CIF Southern Section Division V semifinals last Wednesday night.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | October 12, 2013
MANHATTAN BEACH - With all the postseason implications, it made sense there was a playoff feel to a La Cañada and Mira Costa high boys' water polo matchup Saturday. Playoff positioning was on the line when two of the top three teams in CIF Southern Section Division III met at Mira Costa. For the third-ranked Spartans, there was a chance to take back the No. 2 seat it held in the preseason division rankings with a win over the Mustangs, the current No. 2 team. Plenty of chances were there for La Cañada, but three-goal outbursts from a pair of Mira Costa players and an inability to cash in on its man advantage proved the difference in the Mustangs' 12-6 win. In total, the Spartans shot 30 percent (three of-10)
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June 15, 2006
In an absolute thriller, the Dodgers defeated the Pirates, 6-5, to take the La Cañada Junior Baseball/Softball Association Mustang 9 League championship. The Dodgers, seeded fourth, beat three great teams in the playoffs, including both co-champions of the league, the Angels and Pirates. In the championship against the Pirates, the game started off as a pitchers' duel. Jax Jacinto of the Pirates and Tommy Fraher of the Dodgers each tossed two scoreless innings. Clay Massimino came on to duplicate that feat in the third and fourth innings, while the Pirates' Austin Muller and Matt Gorski kept pace by giving up only one run each in their stanzas.
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From Staff Reports | July 10, 2012
A very successful weekend turned into a triumphant beginning of the week for the La Cañada Mustang 10-and under baseball team. La Cañada defeated West Covina, 11-8, in Monday afternoon's Section 2 seven-team tournament championship game held at La Cañada High for the right to advance to Walnut for the PONY Regional Tournament held between Thursday and Tuesday. The winner of that tournament advances to the Super Regional Tournament in San Marcos. The victory highlighted a strong tournament for La Cañada, which defeated all its three opponents by a combined score of 44-16.
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July 20, 2006
The 10 and Under CSA Mustangs beat West Covina, 6-2, to win the Pony Baseball District Championship and advanced to the Regional Tournament in Walnut. La Crescenta was led by the fine pitching of Josh Cook and Brett Klein. Cook started the game and pitched three solid innings. He gave up only one earned run before handing the ball over to Klein who closed out the game by shutting out West Covina for the final three innings. With the score tied 2-2 in the top of the sixth inning, Bruno Alonso put La Crescenta ahead with a clutch base hit to drive in Nolan Rea. Joey Torres and Tanner Carrico then walked to load the bases.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | November 26, 2011
The following are updates on area athletes at the collegiate level. Lance Mitchell (Muir, 2007) Oregon State football, senior: The former Mustang, and son of Muir Coach Dave Mitchell, has been a force for the Beavers' secondary this season. The safety had recorded 67 tackles (34 solo and 33 assisted), which are the third most for Oregon State, coming into Saturday's game against Oregon. He also has two interceptions, has broken up five passes, defended seven more and recovered a fumble.
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June 21, 2007
George Steckbeck singled home David Bywater with two outs in the bottom of the sixth innings to send the Spartan 11-year-olds to their first tournament championship of the year at the Father's Day Classic in Riverside. RBI hits by Johnny Selsor, Cameron Christopher, Ben Whitefield and Mateus deFaria accounted for the other runs in closely fought 5-4 victory over the Corona Monsters. Bryant Lew's acrobatic catches in left field and Jacob Yonan's flawless play at shortstop highlighted an outstanding defensive effort.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | December 16, 2011
LA CAÑADA — The tables were turned when the La Cañada High and Muir boys' basketball teams met in the La Cañada Holiday Classic Tournament Friday. The Mustangs came out and avenged last year's tournament loss to La Cañada with a full-court press on defense and quick transition offense. The Spartans made the deficit respectable in the fourth quarter, but still lost at home, 50-37. Muir Coach Gamal Smalley admitted Friday night was a statement game for his squad after La Cañada defeated the Mustangs, 63-40, in its 2010 tournament.
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By Kevin Lacey and Tom Dowling | December 1, 2005
The Mira Costa Mustangs came to town last Friday night with some outstanding horses, but offensive miscues and a tenacious Golden Knights' defense sent them packing with a 20-14 CIF Southern Section Division III quarterfinals loss. The Golden Knights' defense forced three Mira Costa turnovers, all of which the St. Francis offense converted into touchdowns. Tomorrow (Friday), the Golden Knights will host three-time defending CIF Champs Sherman Oaks Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m. at Friedman Field in semifinal CIF action.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | October 12, 2013
MANHATTAN BEACH - With all the postseason implications, it made sense there was a playoff feel to a La Cañada and Mira Costa high boys' water polo matchup Saturday. Playoff positioning was on the line when two of the top three teams in CIF Southern Section Division III met at Mira Costa. For the third-ranked Spartans, there was a chance to take back the No. 2 seat it held in the preseason division rankings with a win over the Mustangs, the current No. 2 team. Plenty of chances were there for La Cañada, but three-goal outbursts from a pair of Mira Costa players and an inability to cash in on its man advantage proved the difference in the Mustangs' 12-6 win. In total, the Spartans shot 30 percent (three of-10)
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From Staff Reports | July 10, 2012
A very successful weekend turned into a triumphant beginning of the week for the La Cañada Mustang 10-and under baseball team. La Cañada defeated West Covina, 11-8, in Monday afternoon's Section 2 seven-team tournament championship game held at La Cañada High for the right to advance to Walnut for the PONY Regional Tournament held between Thursday and Tuesday. The winner of that tournament advances to the Super Regional Tournament in San Marcos. The victory highlighted a strong tournament for La Cañada, which defeated all its three opponents by a combined score of 44-16.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | December 16, 2011
LA CAÑADA — The tables were turned when the La Cañada High and Muir boys' basketball teams met in the La Cañada Holiday Classic Tournament Friday. The Mustangs came out and avenged last year's tournament loss to La Cañada with a full-court press on defense and quick transition offense. The Spartans made the deficit respectable in the fourth quarter, but still lost at home, 50-37. Muir Coach Gamal Smalley admitted Friday night was a statement game for his squad after La Cañada defeated the Mustangs, 63-40, in its 2010 tournament.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | November 26, 2011
The following are updates on area athletes at the collegiate level. Lance Mitchell (Muir, 2007) Oregon State football, senior: The former Mustang, and son of Muir Coach Dave Mitchell, has been a force for the Beavers' secondary this season. The safety had recorded 67 tackles (34 solo and 33 assisted), which are the third most for Oregon State, coming into Saturday's game against Oregon. He also has two interceptions, has broken up five passes, defended seven more and recovered a fumble.
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By Charles Rich | November 19, 2009
MANHATTAN BEACH — All of the CIF and state championship banners on the wall didn’t intimidate the members of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team. However, the Tologs found out quickly how good Mira Costa is and why it earned that plethora of titles. “We came in with the mindset to not be intimidated,” said Sacred Heart senior middle blocker Mary Schroeder, whose team suffered a 25-6, 25-16, 25-11 road loss to third-seeded Mira Costa on Thursday night in CIF Southern Section Division 1-AA second-round match.
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June 21, 2007
George Steckbeck singled home David Bywater with two outs in the bottom of the sixth innings to send the Spartan 11-year-olds to their first tournament championship of the year at the Father's Day Classic in Riverside. RBI hits by Johnny Selsor, Cameron Christopher, Ben Whitefield and Mateus deFaria accounted for the other runs in closely fought 5-4 victory over the Corona Monsters. Bryant Lew's acrobatic catches in left field and Jacob Yonan's flawless play at shortstop highlighted an outstanding defensive effort.
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By Jonathan Raber | May 31, 2007
It seemed like it was theirs for the taking, yet in an instant it was gone. In control, holding a 2-1 game advantage and with a raucous crowd willing them on, the members of the Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball team were poised to make school history and advance to the program's first CIF title match. However, with their opponents on the ropes, the Rebels were unable to deliver the knockout punch, dropping the final two games and subsequently the match to visiting Salesian, 25-18, 21-25, 24-26, 27-25, 15-11, in the CIF Southern Section Division V semifinals last Wednesday night.
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July 20, 2006
The 10 and Under CSA Mustangs beat West Covina, 6-2, to win the Pony Baseball District Championship and advanced to the Regional Tournament in Walnut. La Crescenta was led by the fine pitching of Josh Cook and Brett Klein. Cook started the game and pitched three solid innings. He gave up only one earned run before handing the ball over to Klein who closed out the game by shutting out West Covina for the final three innings. With the score tied 2-2 in the top of the sixth inning, Bruno Alonso put La Crescenta ahead with a clutch base hit to drive in Nolan Rea. Joey Torres and Tanner Carrico then walked to load the bases.
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June 15, 2006
In an absolute thriller, the Dodgers defeated the Pirates, 6-5, to take the La Cañada Junior Baseball/Softball Association Mustang 9 League championship. The Dodgers, seeded fourth, beat three great teams in the playoffs, including both co-champions of the league, the Angels and Pirates. In the championship against the Pirates, the game started off as a pitchers' duel. Jax Jacinto of the Pirates and Tommy Fraher of the Dodgers each tossed two scoreless innings. Clay Massimino came on to duplicate that feat in the third and fourth innings, while the Pirates' Austin Muller and Matt Gorski kept pace by giving up only one run each in their stanzas.
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