Spartans, St. Francis Earn Shutout Victories

First published in the Jan. 20 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

Freshman Harrison Chant led La Cañada High School’s varsity boys’ soccer team with a hat trick as the Spartans cruised to a 12-0 shutout victory over visiting San Marino High in a Rio Hondo League game last Friday.
Seniors Tyler Na-Nakornpanom and Jason Shibata each added two goals in the blowout victory while senior Alec Sodonis, senior Christopher Boghossian, senior Ethan Godby, junior Royce Xiao and sophomore Jamie Saunders also joined the fun by each scoring one goal.
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LCHS to Face South Pasadena in Showdown Friday

First published in the Jan. 20 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

La Cañada High School’s varsity boys’ basketball team has been idle since its dominant 79-39 victory over visiting Pasadena Blair in a Rio Hondo League game on Jan. 10.
The Spartans, ranked No. 5 CIF-SS Division 3A with an 11-5 overall record (1-0 in league), are scheduled to host No. 6-ranked South Pasadena (11-4 overall, 2-0 in league) in a critical matchup between two of the league’s top teams this Friday at 7 p.m. Continue reading “LCHS to Face South Pasadena in Showdown Friday”

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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Former Golden Knight Dulcich Declares for NFL Draft

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

Another chapter was recently written in the seemingly unreal football career of UCLA tight end Greg Dulcich when the 2018 graduate of La Cañada Flintridge’s St. Francis High School announced last week that he was declaring for the 2022 NFL draft.
The 6’4,” 245-pound Dulcich graduated in December with a degree in political science but still had NCAA eligibility remaining. He will likely be drafted when the National Football League hold its annual talent jamboree for three days in Las Vegas in late April.
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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 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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La Cañada Wins Tournament Opener

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

La Cañada High School’s varsity boys’ basketball team opened the Battle for the Ball Christmas Tournament at Hacienda Heights Wilson with a 63-50 victory over Los Angeles CES on Monday.
Senior forward Brady Ransom led the Spartans (8-4 overall) with 18 points, including three 3-pointers, eight rebounds and three steals. Senior center David Garland had 10 points, nine rebounds and a team-high four blocks, while senior guard Brandon Chung added 10 points and three rebounds.
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Golden Knights Recognized by Quarterback Club

First published in the Dec. 23 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club recently handed out its awards for the 2021 football season, honoring local high school and community college students for their achievements in the sport and as students this year.
The awards and their accompanying scholarships were presented at the club’s final meeting of the year on Nov. 16 at the Oakmont Country Club in Glendale. Continue reading “Golden Knights Recognized by Quarterback Club”