Instead of heading to their respective practice arenas during sixth period to lift weights or execute drills, the majority of La Cañada High School’s 800 energetic student-athletes crammed into the bleachers last week in the Hotchkin Family Gymnasium for a workshop about becoming true dual threats — better athletes and people.
The CIF-Southern Section announced Monday that Drake Beasley Jr., a La Cañada High School senior who is one of the top football players in the state, will remain ineligible for what’s left of the season, denying an appeal by his family last month.
Alexi Nazarian was living the dream of a high school athlete in the tail end of the winter sports season. She was captain of the La Cañada High School varsity girls’ basketball team that won more games than any other in the history of the program. Continue reading “Character Recognized at LCHS”
Rosa Beasley and her son, Drake, a highly touted football player, met La Cañada High School football coach Ryan Zerbel for the first time at the school in early August, according to the coach. Continue reading “‘Undue Influence’ Renders LCHS Star Ineligible”
La Cañada High School doesn’t field a gymnastics team, but if did, the Spartans would be a force to be reckoned with. Tough as it might be to believe, there are, indeed, far more than five gymnasts in America. Continue reading “Balancing Gymnastics, Academics is a Contortionist Act at LCHS”
Look good, feel good. Feel good, win.
La Cañada High School is well-regarded for many things: academics, choral arts, speech and debate. Football isn’t one of them. Continue reading “New Look, Fresh Start for LCHS Football”
The state has gotten serious about curbing absenteeism, creating a new accountability system to replace the former Academic Performance Index. The new system will include factors ranging from assessment results to graduation rates and, yes, chronic absenteeism, which is defined as a student being absent for 10% or more of the school year. Continue reading “New Attendance Policy Limits Make-Up Work”
Ryan Zerbel caught his players peeking at their new football field as it was being installed last week. The second-year Spartans coach could tell they liked what they saw: the beginning of a striking, dual-tone surface similar to the field on which college football power Oregon plays its home games. Continue reading “Dazzling New Field Being Installed for LCHS Teams”
This was a call he had to take.
It was former Los Angeles Rams running back Eric Dickerson, wanting to know what everyone else did: Were his Rams coming back to L.A.?
“And I thought, ‘This is really a cool moment in my career,’” said Sam Farmer, a 1984 La Cañada High School graduate whose hard work covering the National Football League for the Los Angeles Times was recognized recently by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, which named him the California Sportswriter of the Year. Continue reading “LCHS Grad Surveys NFL From Thoughtful Distance”