Tornados, Nitros, Falcons Ready to Compete

First published in the Jan. 15 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Hoover High School’s varsity basketball team had been idle since falling at Pasadena, 78-45, in Pacific League action on Dec. 15.
Hoover’s athletic director and head basketball coach, Jack Van Patten, confirmed that the Tornados (3-8 overall record, 0-4 in league) hosted Burbank yesterday in its first game in nearly a month; the result was unavailable by the News-Press deadline.
Hoover is scheduled to host Crescenta Valley on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m. Continue reading “Tornados, Nitros, Falcons Ready to Compete”

Bears Rout Rival Bulldogs, 7-1

First published in the Jan. 15 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

John Burroughs High School’s varsity girls’ soccer team routed host Burbank, 7-1, in last week’s intracity rivalry Pacific League match. No individual statistics were reported to the Leader.
The Bears (4-1 league record 4-5 overall) are scheduled to host Arcadia for a league game on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 3:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, the Bulldogs also fell to Hoover High, 3-0, in a Pacific League match on Tuesday, Jan. 11. Burbank (1-6 in league, 1-8 overall) is currently in seventh place in the league standings in front of Pasadena’s John Muir (0-5 in league) as league play ends this month.

Burroughs Defeats Cantwell, 56-48

First published in the Jan. 15 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

John Burroughs High School’s varsity boys’ basketball team defeated visiting Montebello Cantwell-Sacred Heart, 56-48, in the Huntington Park tournament last Saturday. No individual statistics were reported to the Leader.
The Bears (5-5 overall, 1-1 in league) are scheduled to resume Pacific League action at Pasadena High on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m. Continue reading “Burroughs Defeats Cantwell, 56-48”

Burbank Falls to Crescenta Valley

First published in the Jan. 15 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

Burbank High School’s varsity girls’ water polo team traveled to Crescenta Valley for a Pacific League match and lost 15-14 in double overtime on Thursday.
The Bulldogs were led by Julie Kim, who scored a team-high five goals including four in the final quarter to help send Burbank into overtime.
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Bears Defeat Bulldogs in Intracity Rivalry Match

First published in the Jan. 15 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

John Burroughs High School’s varsity boys’ soccer team narrowly defeated visiting Burbank, 2-1, in an intracity rivalry Pacific League match last Friday.
Burroughs (4-4-1 overall record, 3-2 in league) is in fourth in the league’s standings and is scheduled to visit Pasadena High this Wednesday, Jan. 19, for a league match at 3:30 p.m.
Burbank (5-3 overall, 3-3 in league) fell to fifth place and is scheduled to visit Hoover High in Glendale for a league match on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 3:30 p.m.

Bears Overcome Slow Start to Defeat Bulldogs

First published in the Jan. 15 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

Senior Noor Fahs scored a game-high 21 points and had six rebounds to lead the John Burroughs High School’s varsity girls’ basketball team to a 54-43 victory over visiting Burbank in the intracity rivalry game last Friday.
Junior Kylie Indefenzo posted 15 points, including making 4 of 5 from behind the arch, while junior Izzy Roderick registered a double-double with 10 points and a team-high 12 rebounds for the Bears, who held a 24-22 halftime lead.
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Spartans Beat Blair, 47-10, in League Opener

First published in the Jan. 13 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

In its Rio Hondo League opener, the La Cañada High School varsity girls’ basketball team extended its win streak to three games after dominating visiting Blair High of Pasadena, 47-10.
The Spartans (8-3 overall record, 1-0 in league) were led by freshman Jennifer Musso, who single-handedly outscored Blair with 11 points in the first half. In the third quarter, she added a basket to finish with a game-high 13 points, including three 3-pointers.
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Ransom, Mulcahey, Garland Lead LCHS to 79-39 Win

First published in the Jan. 13 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

La Cañada High School’s varsity boys’ basketball team didn’t miss a beat after being idle for nearly two weeks as the Spartans crushed visiting Blair High of Pasadena in their Rio Hondo League opener, 79-39, on Monday.
La Cañada finished a remarkable 25 for 35 (71%) in field goal attempts as four Spartans scored in double digits.
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Spartans, Tigers Tie Rio Hondo League Match

First published in the Jan. 13 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

La Cañada High School’s varsity girls’ soccer team hosted South Pasadena and clashed in a competitive Rio Hondo League matchup that ended in a 1-1 tie last Friday.
South Pasadena defender Leah Pearson opened the scoring in the 32nd minute on a 6-yard floater past La Cañada goalie Montana La Barge. Tigers midfielder Sabrina Bluml earned the assist on a beautiful cross.
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Stefan Powers Spartans Past South Pasadena, 16-6

First published in the Jan. 13 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

La Cañada High School’s varsity girls’ water polo team resumed action for the first time in nearly a month as the Spartans visited South Pasadena and won their Rio Hondo League opener, 16-6, on Tuesday.
LCHS (3-4 overall record, 1-0 in league) took a commanding 7-1 lead, highlighted by three consecutive goals by Thea Stefan. She was terrific, adding three goals in the second quarter, including a half-court floater, and one in the third for a game-high seven goals.
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