The La Cañada High School varsity boys’ volleyball team fell to host No. 6 seed Quartz Hill in three games, 25-13, 25-10, 25-21, in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 2 playoffs on Tuesday. Continue reading “Spartans, Rebels Ousted in 1st Round”
The La Cañada High School varsity boys’ tennis team had two singles and doubles semifinalists in the Rio Hondo League Tournament finals at Arcadia Park last week, but the Spartans were denied league crowns by league champion San Marino.
Lucas Chmielewski and Phillip Lan were close to defeating Titans John Carter and Allan Liu having won the first set and leading in the second, 4-2. The tables turned on the Spartans as the San Marino duo rallied to win the next four games to take the set. Continue reading “Chmielewski, Lan Finish 3rd in Finals Tournament”
The La Cañada High School varsity softball team boasted a talented, patient lineup and smart base running all season, helping the Spartans generate nearly seven runs per contest.
Those attributes disappeared in one inning last Friday after visiting El Monte Arroyo scored five runs in the top of the third, fazing La Cañada en route to an 8-5 victory in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 4 playoffs.
“They didn’t give up,” said LCHS head coach Chuck Gunter, who is in his second year. “I’ll give them that, but they didn’t play their best. They ran into outs and were guessing at pitches. They turned two double plays, which is pretty much the only other positive thing I can say along with the fact that they didn’t give up.”
Continue reading “Spartans Ousted in 1st Round”
The La Cañada High School varsity track and field team turned in a solid performance in the Rio Hondo League finals at South Pasadena and took home five titles last Friday.
The LC girls finished among the top three in eight events and recorded 71.33 points to finish third overall. Morgan Bowman led the charge by winning the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:25.20 and placing third in the 800 with a time of 2:23.58. Teammate Adena DiPaolo wasn’t far behind Bowman and was second in the 1600 with a time of 5:28.98. Continue reading “Five LC Athletes Capture League Championships”
The La Cañada High School varsity boys’ volleyball team fell to host No. 6 seed Quartz Hill in three games, 25-13, 25-10, 25-21, in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 2 playoffs on Tuesday.
The Spartans finished the season with a 5-17 record, including a record of 3-5 in Rio Hondo League play. La Cañada finished third in the standings with two victories over Gabrielino and a win over San Marino. Continue reading “Volleyball: Spartans, Rebels Ousted in 1st Round”
The La Cañada High School varsity baseball team keeps rolling past opponents despite clinching the Rio Hondo League championship two weeks ago. The Spartans didn’t take it easy on visiting Temple City and defeated the Rams, 6-1, on Tuesday to remain perfect in Rio Hondo League play.
La Cañada (20-5 overall record) improved to 11-0 in league play and is currently riding a 10-game winning streak. Continue reading “La Cañada Extends Win Streak”
The La Cañada High School varsity softball team kept its perfect Rio Hondo League record intact with an 8-1 victory over visiting Temple City on Tuesday.
The Rams challenged the Spartans early with a run in the top of the first inning, but La Cañada (16-4 overall record, 11-0 in league) responded by getting on the board in the bottom half of the frame and an additional four runs in the second.
Ace pitcher Holly Stoner held Temple City at bay and helped the Spartans win their fifth consecutive win. The junior went the distance and allowed an unearned run on seven hits and struck out six. Continue reading “La Cañada Remains Perfect; FSHA Wins 3rd Straight”
The La Cañada High School varsity baseball team remained perfect in Rio Hondo League play, defeating host South Pasadena, 5-0, on Saturday and clinching the league championship outright.
The Spartans (18-5 overall record, 9-0 in league), who won their first title since 2013, jumped out to a four-run lead in the top of the first and added another run in the second. Continue reading “Spartans Baseball Win League Outright”
The La Cañada High School varsity softball team shut out host South Pasadena, 13-0, last Friday to clinch a share of its third consecutive Rio Hondo League championship. Continue reading “LC Softball Clinches 3rd Straight Crown”
Tennis athletes from La Cañada High School and St. Francis participated in the 117th annual Ojai Valley Tournament last weekend.
LCHS 8th-grader Ryan Morgan, ranked in the top five in the boys’ 14 USTA, made an unprecedented run in the 14-and-under singles tournament and defeated Takeyasu Sekiguchi, 6-4, 7-6 (4), to win the championship. Continue reading “Locals Compete in Prestigious Tennis Tournament”