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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 26, 2013
LA CAÑADA - Christine Noh was in a state of shock in sudden death. The La Cañada High girls' lacrosse player had spent more than two hours competing Tuesday afternoon in a Rio Hondo League match against visiting Glendale. With the contest on the line and the ball in the webbing of her strick, Noh capped the exhausting battle with some heroics. PHOTOS: La Cañada vs. Glendale girls' lacrosse Noh followed up her shot and scored the winning goal nearly three minutes into sudden-death overtime to give La Cañada a 15-14 victory.
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By Seth Amitin | November 20, 2008
There aren’t enough heartbreak songs in the world to describe just how hard it was on the La Cañada boys’ water polo team to lose to JSerra in the CIF quarterfinals as they did in the twilight of Saturday evening. With five seconds left on the clock in the second half of overtime, JSerra stole the ball and scored to tie the game, 11-11, and force a sudden death overtime. The Lions scored immediately on their first possession in sudden death. “It’s one of those things where the ball could’ve rolled to the left or the right,” Spartans’ Head Coach German Lopez said.
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By Seth Amitin | February 26, 2010
The end came suddenly for the La Cañada High boys’ soccer team Thursday. Some players collapsed face down on the turf, others put their hands on their head and simply walked off the field. The quarterfinal playoff game had been played even throughout — a 0-0 tie through the first 80 minutes — until the fourth-seeded Salesian High Mustangs extinguished the fifth-seeded Spartans’ playoff hopes 10 minutes into sudden death overtime. “This deserved to be the finals game,” said Salesian Head Coach Mark Johnson.
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By Grant Gordon | February 25, 2010
Storied a tradition as the St. Francis High soccer program possesses, the aspect of success on the soccer field is only rivaled by dramatics, particularly in the postseason. Once more, the Golden Knights took themselves and their fans on a playoff rollercoaster ride, with a second consecutive comeback foray into overtime. Unfortunately for St. Francis and its faithful, the dramatics ended with disappointment, as the Golden Knights fell in sudden-death overtime to visiting Northwood, 3-2, in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs on Tuesday afternoon at Friedman Field.
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October 1, 2009
La Cañada came out of the South Coast Tournament alive after a series of unlucky matches. La Cañada lost to Edison in the opening game, 5-4, despite scoring three goals in the final quarter. They then fell to Long Beach Poly in sudden death overtime. They came out of the tourney with one win, over Mission Viejo, and four losses. “It’s been a rough start for the players,” stated Coach German Lopez, “but we know LC has always had a strong aquatics program and strong players.
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By Jake Armstrong | March 18, 2004
The discovery at a San Gabriel Valley nursery of a disease that kills oak trees has raised flags of caution at Descanso Gardens. State officials last Wednesday confirmed that Sudden Oak Death, a forest disease caused by a fungus-like pathogen, had been found at Azusa-based Monrovia Nursery, which ships plants nationwide and counts Descanso Gardens among its customers. Officials have said they are unsure if the find was an isolated incident of the disease, which had until last week only been detected in coastal counties of Northern and Central California, or a portent of its spread to Southern California.
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April 22, 2004
Kevin Paynter, a fourth grader at La Cañada Elementary School, has had an unbelievable season playing goalie for the Sylmar Pee Wee Tigers ice hockey travel team. His team experienced an incredible season as the Tigers won 15 games, lost only one and tied another. They were undefeated in their Thanksgiving and Christmas tournaments and were finalists in Arizona over the President's Day Tournament. Their incredible record enabled them to compete in the Southern California Finals in Long Beach where they won 5-1 to take the Southern California title.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | June 30, 2010
GLENDALE — With an unconventional and youthful lineup, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer team won an unconventional tournament for the first time in its long history. Led by Breeana Koemans, one of just two varsity returners playing in the tournament, the Tologs won the 18th annual Travis Jackson 6-A-Side Tournament on Sunday at the Home Depot Center in Carson. Koemans scored the game-winner in sudden death overtime to give Sacred Heart a 4-3 championship win over Palos Verdes.
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By Timithie Gould | May 17, 2007
Spartan standout Anton Arboleda finished in the top 30 golfers for the CIF Southern Section Northern Region on Monday in the first round of CIF competition, advancing the talented freshman to round two on his way to the state championship. Arboleda shot a qualifying score of 73 at Sterling Hills Golf Club, while teammates Grant Higa and Ross Thompson fell just short of moving on to the next round. "Anton loves the game, plays often, and has a lot of formal competitive experience," said Head Coach Richard Tetu, who led the golf team to the program's first undefeated dual match season since 1982.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 26, 2013
LA CAÑADA - Christine Noh was in a state of shock in sudden death. The La Cañada High girls' lacrosse player had spent more than two hours competing Tuesday afternoon in a Rio Hondo League match against visiting Glendale. With the contest on the line and the ball in the webbing of her strick, Noh capped the exhausting battle with some heroics. PHOTOS: La Cañada vs. Glendale girls' lacrosse Noh followed up her shot and scored the winning goal nearly three minutes into sudden-death overtime to give La Cañada a 15-14 victory.
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By Seth Amitin | March 4, 2010
The end came suddenly for the La Cañada High boys? soccer team Feb. 25. Some players collapsed face down on the turf, others put their hands on their head and simply walked off the field. The quarterfinal playoff game had been played even throughout ? a 0-0 tie through the first 80 minutes ? until the fourth-seeded Salesian High Mustangs extinguished the fifth-seeded Spartans? playoff hopes 10 minutes into sudden death overtime. ?This deserved to be the finals game,? said Salesian Head Coach Mark Johnson.
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By Grant Gordon | February 25, 2010
Storied a tradition as the St. Francis High soccer program possesses, the aspect of success on the soccer field is only rivaled by dramatics, particularly in the postseason. Once more, the Golden Knights took themselves and their fans on a playoff rollercoaster ride, with a second consecutive comeback foray into overtime. Unfortunately for St. Francis and its faithful, the dramatics ended with disappointment, as the Golden Knights fell in sudden-death overtime to visiting Northwood, 3-2, in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs on Tuesday afternoon at Friedman Field.
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By Seth Amitin | November 20, 2008
There aren’t enough heartbreak songs in the world to describe just how hard it was on the La Cañada boys’ water polo team to lose to JSerra in the CIF quarterfinals as they did in the twilight of Saturday evening. With five seconds left on the clock in the second half of overtime, JSerra stole the ball and scored to tie the game, 11-11, and force a sudden death overtime. The Lions scored immediately on their first possession in sudden death. “It’s one of those things where the ball could’ve rolled to the left or the right,” Spartans’ Head Coach German Lopez said.
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