Syrkin Wins Bronze for LC; Flintridge Prep Boys Finish 4th

La Cañada High School freshman Danny Syrkin broke out in the Rio Hondo League finals with three victories and one silver medal, and the standout swimmer carried over that performance onto the biggest stage last Friday.
Syrkin participated in four events at the CIF Southern Section Division 2 swimming and diving finals at the Riverside Aquatics Center and came home a bronze medal. The freshman finished third in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 48.76 and was 11th in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:42.09, which was good enough for CIF State consideration. Continue reading “Syrkin Wins Bronze for LC; Flintridge Prep Boys Finish 4th”

La Cañada Extends Win Streak

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”

Five LC Athletes Capture League Championships

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”

Chmielewski, Lan Finish 3rd in Finals Tournament

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”

Spartans Ousted in 1st Round

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.

Photo courtesy Eric Danielson
LCHS senior Abby Au played her final game last week after the Spartans fell to visiting El Monte Arroyo, 8-5, in the first round of playoffs.

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.”
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La Cañada Remains Perfect; FSHA Wins 3rd Straight

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”

Five LC Athletes Capture League Championships

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”

Volleyball: Spartans, Rebels Ousted in 1st Round

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”