La Cañada Denied Championship Bid by Dunn

The La Cañada High School varsity boys’ soccer team found itself in a familiar situation on Tuesday. For a second consecutive match, the No. 8-seeded Spartans were involved a penalty kick shootout, but the outcome didn’t favor them in the CIF-Southern Section Division 6 semifinals. La Cañada struggled to find the back of the net and fell to No. 4-seeded host Los Olivos Dunn, 4-1. Continue reading “La Cañada Denied Championship Bid by Dunn”

San Marino Splits League Games

Photo courtesy Eric Danielson Owen Koch scored eight points in the Titans’ 62-41 loss at La Cañada last Friday. He also netted eight points in San Marino’s 64-54 win over South Pas.
Photo courtesy Eric Danielson
Owen Koch scored eight points in the Titans’ 62-41 loss at La Cañada last Friday. He also netted eight points in San Marino’s 64-54 win over South Pas.

The San Marino High School varsity boys’ basketball team suffered its second Rio Hondo League loss of the season last Friday, falling to host La Cañada, 62-41.
Jadyn Torres hit a turnaround jumper midway through the first quarter to give San Marino a 5-3 lead over the home squad, but Spartan guard Justin Kouyoumdjian iced the Titans’ offense by drilling four consecutive shots from beyond the arc, giving La Cañada a 10-point cushion late in the first quarter. Continue reading “San Marino Splits League Games”

LCHS Celebrates 25th Anniversary of First CIF Basketball Championship

For La Cañada High School boys’ basketball coach Tom Hofman, it is hard to believe it’s been 25 years since he guided the Spartans to the program’s first CIF-Southern Section championship, but it’s not difficult to remember.

Coach Tom Hofman (center), flanked by guards Brent Ballard and Ryan Asplund, celebrate the Spartans’ first CIF-SS basketball championship at the L.A. Sports Arena on March 7, 1992.
Coach Tom Hofman (center), flanked by guards Brent Ballard and Ryan Asplund, celebrate the Spartans’ first CIF-SS basketball championship at the L.A. Sports Arena on March 7, 1992.

When asked about his 1991-92 team, Hofman didn’t hesitate to say, “They had the best chemistry of any team we’ve had. They really won for the team. That’s why they were so special.”
The unforgettable group that included 7-foot All-American center Richard Mandeville, who went on to play Division I ball for Bob Knight at Indiana, Ryan Asplund, Brent Ballard, Jimmy Evans, Eric Sanchez and Grahame Dicks will be recognized for their accomplishment on Friday evening, Feb. 3. The LCHS athletics department will host a halftime ceremony with members of the 91-92 team, and a reunion after the game will be held in the south gym, giving the La Cañada Flintridge community an opportunity to greet the players.

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