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By Andrew Shortall, | August 25, 2010
Neighbors of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy must have known to ignore the screams coming from the school on Monday morning. It was just the sound of a few hundred girls getting reacquainted for the first time since school was dismissed for the summer. "When the girls come there will be a lot more activity and noise here with all the enthusiasm of girls seeing their friends for the first time in a few months," said Margaret Kean, the school's chief development officer. Sacred Heart started the 2010-11 school year on Monday with a student body that is marginally larger than last year's, with approximately 400 students, including a freshman class of more than 100 girls.
May 11, 2006
A 12-0 victory against host Woodland Hills Louisville last Friday evened things out for the Flintridge Sacred heart Academy varsity softball team. The Tologs pulled to 10-10 overall and 4-4 in Mission League competition with the win. Sacred Heart hosted North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake on Monday at the Glendale Sports Complex and visited Sherman Oaks Notre Dame at Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Park yesterday (Wednesday), but results were not available at press time. In an earlier league contest on May 2, West Hills Chaminade shut out the Tologs, 11-0.
By Matt Coppingl, Special to the Valley Sun | December 30, 2004
Despite being held to a combined seven points in two quarters of their game against Providence on Dec. 23, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy Tologs scored enough points in the other two quarters to squeeze by with a 36-33 victory. With the come-from -behind win, the Sacred Heart varsity basketball team improved to 9-1 and concluded competition in the Providence High Tournament with a third place finish. The Tologs participated in the Cardinal Classic Tournament through yesterday (Wednesday)
By Gabriel Rizk, | October 6, 2010
During the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team's 17-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-18 home loss to Chaminade in its Mission League opener on Tuesday night, Tologs Coach Ann Arlie found her team lacking in desire. Just as troubling, Arlie noted something else has been missing from the squad this season, namely the swagger that formerly accompanied a program accustomed to winning league titles. "In all honesty, I don't think that our team has the attitude any more of, 'We're Sacred Heart and we're gonna win,'" said Arlie of the Tologs, who won four league titles from 2003-06 and have finished second behind Harvard-Westlake the last three seasons.
By Parimal M. Rohit | November 22, 2007
?Third-time?s-the-charm? was the theme for Flintridge Sacred-Heart Academy coming into the CIF Southern Division IA volleyball championship on Nov. 17 at Cypress College. Instead, the Tologs? season came to an end just days after upsetting top-ranked Santa Barbara. Sacred Heart Head Coach Shelli Orlandini said her girls were underdogs all season. The only time they played like one was against Mission League rival the Harvard-Westlake Wolverines, who beat the Tologs in four games in the title match, 24-26, 25-7, 25-21, 25-21, for the program?
By Gabriel Rizk, | September 29, 2010
Having finally one-upped traditional nonleague rival Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy at home last season, the La Cañada High girls' volleyball team set out on Tuesday evening to prove it could achieve the same result in the Tologs' house. The crowd ended up being fairly evenly split, as the Spartans faithful traveled well, but on the court it was all La Cañada, which swept the Tologs for the second year in a row, 25-16, 25-19, 25-22. "Last year, we had 11 different people on the team, so this is something for [our players]
December 8, 2005
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Analiese DiConti was the whole show in the Tologs' 8-5 nonleague win over visiting Pasadena Westridge last Friday. DiConti scored seven goals to almost singlehandedly win the match for Sacred Heart. Erin Fahey scored the other goal for the Tologs. Sacred Heart's goalie Jennifer West was quite busy making 10 saves and teammate Kathleen Harper chipped in two steals. The Tologs, who improved to 1-1, earlier lost their nonleague season opener to host Milken on Nov. 30. Sacred Heart traveled to Pasadena for a nonleague contest on Monday, but results were not available at press time.
February 2, 2006
The Flintridge Prep varsity water polo team broke up a 3-3 tie with Sherman Oaks Notre Dame in a Mission League match on Jan. 24 by scoring three goals in the fourth quarter and going on to win, 6-3. The Tologs fell to 6-8 overall and to 1-4 in league. Sacred Heart will travel to Pierce Junior College to play Woodland Hills Louisville in a 3 p.m. league tussle next Thursday and will host Los Angeles Marymount in a 1 p.m. league contest next Saturday. Analiese DiConti scored five goals and Erin Fahey had the other goal for Sacred Heart against Notre Dame.
By Andrew Shortall, | October 14, 2010
Mimi Spindle feels like she's flying when she's on stage performing for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's ComedySportz team. "You don't know what's coming out of your mouth but people are laughing at it and you have no idea what's coming next," said Spindle, a senior at Sacred Heart and three-year veteran of the team. "It's real and it's almost magic. You get off stage and ask, 'What just happened?'" Spindle and many other California high school students across may come crashing down to earth if the Los Angeles ComedySportz Theater is forced to close its doors.
By Andrew Shortall, | September 29, 2010
Laura Schroeder has introduced a new dynamic to an old rivalry between the La Cañada High and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy girls' volleyball teams. After spending her first two years of high school playing for the Tologs, Schroeder is now the Spartans' starting right-side hitter. The junior transferred to La Cañada this year, adding fire to an already heated rivalry. When the schedule comes out at the beginning of the year, the La Cañada players say they always check to see when their match against Sacred Heart is taking place.
By Grant Gordon, | April 29, 2014
PASADENA - Just as it dominated en route to an undefeated Mission League dual meet championship, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy swimming team flexed its might at the league finals. Turning in a historically perfect day at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center, the Tologs won all 12 events at the Mission League finals Tuesday afternoon, with standouts Kirsten Vose, Katie Altmayer and Kate Herrill winning four events apiece. “For us, it was the best meet we've ever had in school history,” said Tologs Coach Steve Bergen, whose Tologs had won their third consecutive league dual meet title and, for good measure on Tuesday, won all 10 junior varsity events.
By Emin Avakian, Special to the Sun | March 21, 2014
LA CAÑADA - Offense, defense and pitching complemented one another nicely for the Flintridge Sacred Heart softball team in its nonleague meeting with visiting Immaculate Heart. The effective play in the three facets each played a major role in the Tologs coming away with a 4-2 victory on Thursday afternoon. Maria Caire paced the Tologs as the starting pitcher, allowing one earned run on seven hits in a complete game showing. The sophomore hurler helped herself and the squad with a pair of stellar defensive plays in the fourth and sixth innings.
By Joe Puglia | March 19, 2014
We're all stories, when all is said and done. The past becomes our mythology with hidden metaphors tucked in the crevasses of our life. The metaphors become our poetry and in time, poetry becomes legend. Legendary truth, however, is different than historical truth. Legends change us, as they are the historical notes of those who left a treasure. Last week I sat on the hill at Flintridge Sacred Heart High School contemplating the age-old legend of three Dominican Sisters who, in 1931, walked humbly up the slope to take possession of their new school.
By Andrew J. Campa | March 12, 2014
As the La Cañada High, Flintridge Prep, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and St. Francis track and field programs prepared for their just-commenced seasons, goals and expectations for 2014 varied. Perhaps the lone similarity is a commitment from the quartet for improvement this season. La Cañada The entire Spartans program numbers near 100, which 12-year coach Casey Mollett credits through a word-of-mouth campaign. "This season, we have a lot of kids coming from different programs like wrestling, volleyball, basketball and football," Mollett said.
February 19, 2014
Dancer and choreographer Sean Cheesman was on the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy campus Feb. 3 to teach a group of 20 dancers an Afro-Jazz routine. He is choreographing a gospel number for the school's annual dance concert in April. Cheesman is familiar to viewers of the TV show, "So You Think You Can Dance" and has worked with pop icons Michael Jackson, Prince and Britney Spears. He is a longtime friend of Sacred Heart's dance teacher, Cindy Montoya, whom he met 20 years ago when they were both background dancers for Paula Abdul.
By Grant Gordon, | February 6, 2014
Frank Pace was the frenzy in a pair of slacks and dress shoes. Kathy Desmond was the quiet one in a hoodie, shorts and sneakers. Together, they were architects of the most successful girls' soccer program in area chronicle. Desmond and Pace didn't begin their time at Flintridge Sacred Heart together, nor did they end it that way. But on Saturday, once again together, they will be enshrined as the first coaches in the school's athletic hall of fame. “They're of utmost deserving,” says Stephanie Contreras, the FSHA athletic director.
By Nathan Cambridge, Special to the Valley Sun | January 29, 2014
LOS ANGELES - Before the season began, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer team was upfront about its goal of finishing in the top three in the Mission League and earning a return trip to the postseason. At that same time, coach Cesar Hidalgo also conceded it was going to “be tough.” The coach's words have been prophetic. On Wednesday at Occidental College's Patterson Field, the going got even tougher, as Flintridge Sacred Heart scored first but could not hold the lead, falling, 3-1, to Alemany and putting the hopes of reaching the playoffs into serious jeopardy with four league contests to go. PHOTOS: FSHA vs. Alemany girls' soccer “Right now we have a very young team that need to learn how to play this game at this level.
By Jane Napier Neely | January 22, 2014
This past long weekend I decided to gather up my dog Lola and get out of town. We headed along El Camino Real to beautiful Santa Barbara to visit the "Queen of the Missions" and my twin sister, Elaine, along with her husband, Larry. The warm Santa Ana winds that had been blowing in our valley followed me to this picturesque coastal city. A special treat for us was our daily walk along the breakwater by the harbor. Each day we were warmed by hotter than usual breezes. Oh, how I love the smell of the sea. I often wonder why I live so far away from the ocean.
By Andrew J. Campa, | December 27, 2013
GLENDALE - Outplayed for one half and abandoned before a previous match, it appeared Friday afternoon was going to be a long day for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy girls' soccer team. Yet, for all the issues facing the host Tologs, they responded with grit to a halftime deficit versus La Salle in pool play action of the Los Tacos Holiday Festival. PHOTOS: FSHA v. La Salle and Burroughs v. Royal tournament girls soccer The Tologs outscored the Lancers by two goals in the second half of their match, which ended in a 3-2 Flintridge Sacred Heart victory at the Glendale Sports Complex.
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