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, FSHA, Flintridge Prep Return to Action

First published in the Jan. 6 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

La Cañada High School’s varsity girls’ water polo team has been idle since snapping its three-game losing streak with a 17-10 nonleague victory at Glendale on Friday, Dec. 17, at 3:30 p.m. The Spartans (2-4 overall record) will travel to South Pasadena for their second Rio Hondo League game on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.

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LCHS Defeats Maranatha, Set to Open League Play

First published in the Jan. 6 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

La Cañada High School’s boys’ varsity soccer team ended the calendar year with a 3-1 nonleague victory over visiting Maranatha High of Pasadena last Thursday, Dec. 30.
Previously, the Spartans (3-6-3 overall record) hosted a tournament and finished 0-1-1 over two days.
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Spartans, Flintridge Prep, FSHA Ready for League

First published in the Jan. 6 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

La Cañada High School’s varsity girls’ soccer team has been idle since it shut out visiting Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy 2-0 in a nonleague contest on Dec. 17.
The Spartans (5-1-1 overall record) ended December on a two-game win streak. They will attempt to carry the momentum into their second Rio Hondo League match by hosting South Pasadena on Friday at 3:30 p.m.

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LCHS, Wolves Compete in COVID-Shortened Tournament

First published in the Jan. 6 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

La Cañada High School’s varsity girls’ basketball team defeated Covina Northview, 32-30, in the second round of the 14th annual La Cañada New Year’s Ball Tournament last Tuesday, Dec. 28.
Unfortunately, the remaining two days of the tournament were canceled due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, according to La Cañada head coach Jonathan Saavedra. No individual statistics were reported to the Outlook Valley Sun.
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Spartans Win 3 of 4 in Post-Christmas Tournament

First published in the Jan. 6 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

La Cañada High School’s varsity boys’ basketball team recently competed in the Battle for the Ball Christmas Tournament at Hacienda Heights Wilson from Dec. 27-30, winning three of its four games.
Senior forward Brady Ransom notched a double-double with a team-high 21 points and 11 rebounds in a 58-54 victory against host Wilson last Thursday, Dec. 30. Senior guard Ty Reynolds collected 16 points and four rebounds while senior forward Jacob Lee added seven points, two rebounds and two assists for the Spartans, who improved their overall record to 10-5.
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Omicron Variant Sidelines Athletic Competitions

First published in the Jan. 6 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

The omicron variant has crippled the state of high school athletics as the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health recently updated its guidelines on youth sports to combat the surge in cases.
The most notable guideline is a seven-day suspension of all team activities if an outbreak of four or more epidemiologically linked positive cases occurs within 14 days.
“There’s nothing we can do. We just have to keep on going and be optimistic, but we have to prepare for the worst,” LCHS head basketball coach Tom Hofman said. “It’s going to be hard to continue to season the way this thing is spreading right now. What’s intriguing to me is how long CIF will keep going.”
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LCHS, Flintridge Prep, St. Francis Compete in Tournaments

First published in the Dec. 30 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

La Cañada High School’s varsity boys’ soccer team lost to Eagle Rock, 3-1, in its LCHS Tournament opener on Monday, Dec. 27.
The Spartans (2-5-2 overall record) previously registered a scoreless nonleague tie with visiting Flintridge Prep last Wednesday. No individual statistics were provided to the Outlook Valley Sun.
After the tournament, LCHS will begin Rio Hondo League play by hosting Blair High of Pasadena on Wednesday, Jan. 5, at 3:30 p.m.

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Spartans, FSHA, Flintridge Prep Gear Up for League Action

First published in the Dec. 30 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

La Cañada High School’s varsity girls’ soccer team has been idle since its 2-0 nonleague win over visiting Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy on Dec. 17. The Spartans (5-1-1 overall record) will travel to Mayfield Senior for a nonleague game on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 3:30 p.m.

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