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March 16, 2006
Mother Nature has been the only force so far in this young season to put a stop to the La Cañada varsity baseball team. The cold, rainy weather has halted some play in the Southern California Invitational/Royal Tournament, but not before the Spartans delivered some impressive victories. In a game that was called after four-and-a-half innings on March 8, the La Cañada varsity pounded Monroe, 20-1. To add insult to injury, the junior varsity squad crushed the Vikings in their game, 18-1, with Max Schaetzle and John Ondrejcka hitting long balls for the Spartans.
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May 11, 2006
Two members of the La Cañada varsity golf team finished first and second in the second round of the Rio Hondo League individuals on May 3 at the Marshall Canyon Golf Course. Abe Lee, who shot a two round total of 141(142 is par) and David Lipsky who fired a 145, will be going to the CIF-Southern Section Individuals next Monday. Also qualifying for the CIF Individuals was San Marino's Kelvin Lo who cared a 148. Only the top three advance to CIF. Not making the cut was San Marino's Justin Wei who came in fourth with a 149 and South Pasadena's John Elsaesser who shot a 151 for fifth place.
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March 30, 2006
The Flintridge Prep varsity softball team lost its fourth game in a row last Thursday, falling to host Chadwick School, 10-4, in the Rebels' Prep League opener. Prep dropped to 0-4 overall and to 0-1 in league. The Rebels hosted Pasadena Westridge School in a league game on Tuesday and Burbank Providence in a nonleague contest yesterday (Wednesday), but results were not available at press time. Prep will not play again until April 11 when it will host Arcadia Rio Hondo Prep in a league tussle at 3:15 p.m. In the Chadwick game, Prep scored a run in the top of the first inning to lead briefly, 1-0. The Dolphins came back with two in the bottom of the inning to go up 2-1. Prep responded with two run in the third to take a 3-2 lead, but Chadwick rebounded with four runs in each of the fifth and sixth innings to take the win. Among the Rebels' six hits were a home run by Kari Van Horne and a triple by Kjirsten Speer.
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December 15, 2005
Behind the entire game, the St. Francis varsity basketball team outscored Faith Baptist in the final quarter of its Pasadena Poly Tournament Consolation Championship contest last Saturday to win, 34-33. The Golden Knights, who upped their overall record to 2-1, will travel to Loma Linda High for a nonleague game on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and will participate in the Downey Calvary Chapel Tournament all next week. Faith Baptist led 12-9 at the end of the first quarter, 18-13 at the half and 28-22 after three quarters.
SPORTS
December 22, 2005
Unable to generate much offense, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy girls' varsity basketball team fell to Flintridge Prep, 30-21, in nonleague play last Saturday. The Tologs dropped to 3-4 overall. They began participation in the Providence Tournament on Monday and will conclude play today (Thursday). No results were available at press time. Sacred Heart will compete in the Cardinal Classic Tournament next Monday through Friday. In the Prep contest, the score was tied 9-9 at the end of the first quarter.
SPORTS
May 11, 2006
Host Los Angeles Loyola defeated the St. Francis varsity volleyball team, 3-1, in a Mission League match on May 2. The Golden Knights, who dropped to 5-10 overall and to 3-8 in league, hosted Flintridge Prep in a nonleague tussle on May 3. St. Francis lost the first two games, 25-18 and 25-16, won the third game, 25-22, but lost the fourth game, 25-16, and the match. Andrew Binder led St. Francis with eight kills and teammate Will Barrett followed with seven kills. Michael Walker also chipped in 16 assists for the Golden Knights.
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December 29, 2005
A 21-point fourth quarter effort by El Monte Arroyo broke up a close game against the La Cañada girls' varsity basketball team on Dec. 19 and helped the Knights win, 56-40, and capture the Arroyo Tournament championship. The defeat dropped the Spartans to 7-3 overall. La Cañada began play in the Glendora High Tournament on Tuesday and no results were available at press time. The Spartans will finish competition in the tournament tomorrow (Friday) and won't play again until Jan. 11 when they will travel to Monrovia to start Rio Hondo League play with a 3:30 p.m. contest.
SPORTS
December 29, 2005
In their final nonleague game of the year on Dec. 21, the Flintridge Prep girls' varsity basketball team lost to host Van Nuys Montclair Prep, 47-34. The Rebels, who fell to 7-4 overall, won't play again until next Friday when they will travel to Arcadia Rio Hondo Prep to open Prep League play with a 4:30 p.m. game. Prep led 11-8 at the end of the first quarter, but the Mounties came back to jump in front, 27-24, at the half. Montclair Prep held the Rebels to a combined 10 points in the second half to capture the win. Courtney Robinson was the scoring leader for Prep with 13 points.
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By Marcile Vadell-Strickland | October 26, 2006
The Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's varsity volleyball team extended its winning streak on Oct. 17 when it swept West Hills Chaminade in three games, 25-17, 25-18, 25-13, at home. With the win against the Chaminade Eagles and a subsequent win at home last Thursday night against Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, the Tologs' varsity record improved to 18-3 overall and 6-0 in Mission League. When asked if Chaminade was a tough competitor, even though the Eagles' record was only 4-7 at that point, outside hitter Julie Herrera, a senior who is currently keeping her options open as far as college volleyball programs for next year, admitted "Harvard-Westlake School is [their]
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April 27, 2006
The La Cañada High equestrian team, competing in the Interscholastic Equestrian League, won Show 4 on April 15. The Spartans defeated runner up Thousand Oaks La Reina by more than 60 points. La Cañada had the High Point Team in the freshman, junior varsity and varsity divisions. Meghan Fitzpatrick was both the freshman Hunter Champion and the freshman High Point Rider Reserve Champion. Stephanie Green captured both the junior varsity High Point Rider and the junior varsity Hunter Champion.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | May 26, 2012
Lee Bird knew progress is vital to a young sports program, including the St. Francis High mountain bike team that entered its fourth year this season. The Golden Knights Coach wanted to repeat last year's success and have one rider qualify for the National Interscholastic Cycling Assn. High School Mountain Bike State Championships. Turns out, Bird set his sights low, as two senior varsity riders - Matt Misetich and Christian Breitschwerdt - qualified for the final race of the year, which was held on the Chamberlin Ranch in Los Olivos on May 20. "This year was definitely a breakout year," said Bird of the entire program, including freshman, sophomore and junior varsity levels.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | January 19, 2011
As Brett Nelson ponders his college future, the 6-foot-4, 215-pound senior with a strong arm and a mind for the game, has no doubt that it will see him play on Saturdays. His one drawback to college scouts is the same way he summarizes himself. "I'm a one-season starter," he says. Indeed, Nelson only had one season to shine for St. Francis High. But shine he did. Nelson only had one season under center to captain the Golden Knights offense. But it was a prolific offense at that.
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By Seth Amitin | March 11, 2010
Here he is, the new coach, wearing a “Club West Volleyball” T-shirt, snap pants and some shiny Nikes, a clipboard from the varsity game in hand, sitting front row to watch the La Cañada boys’ junior varsity volleyball team get off to a hot start against Burroughs, 8-2, in the first frame of their first match on March 1. Only minutes earlier, his varsity team didn’t fare so well, receiving a beat down by Burroughs’ varsity...
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By Grant Gordon | April 24, 2008
Shortly after the Renaissance Academy Wildcats had lost in their first-ever bid for a CIF title, freshman Justin Cook sat silently behind a folding table, surrounded by senior teammate Leif Williams and Coach Sid Cooke. As the press conference carried on, Cook?s somber expression never altered and his silence rarely ended. Three seasons have passed since then, and not much has changed for the talented Wildcats guard. Cook is still as soft spoken as ever, he?s earned All-LA84 (formerly All-CIF)
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By Timithie Gould | December 20, 2007
It?s been nine years since La Cañada High School alum Patrick William Tenney passed away from leukemia, but his athletic legacy is living on in the annual Tenney Award. It?s given to one senior football player each season to reward him for his attitude, leadership and strength on and off the field. ?It?s not for the best player,? said Spartan football Head Coach Rich Wheeler. ?It?s for the best effort, the best all-around guy. A team leader.? This year, the 10th for the memorial award, the $1,000 award was given to senior center Reid Gantney, a co-captain on this year?
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By Timtihie Gould | November 2, 2007
After another victorious tennis match last Thursday against South Pasadena, the La Cañada Spartans officially claimed first place in the Rio Hondo League competition. Singles leader Erica Lee claimed two of her three sets while Rachel Fox and Serena Lu won only one each to put the Spartans in a trouble situation, trailing 4-5. But doubles team Jade Stenzel and Lacey Miyazaki pulled through with a 3-0 sweep of their South Pasadena opponents to put the Spartans in the lead.
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