Matt Whisenant hasn’t been with the La Cañada High School baseball program very long, but the former Major League Baseball pitcher and the Spartans are beginning to see the fruits of their labor. Continue reading “Spartans Show Improvement Under New Regime”
The La Cañada High School varsity boys’ soccer team has been taken to the limit twice the past two weeks and its wear showed at Mendota on Tuesday. The Spartans were unable to keep up with the No. 1-seeded Aztecs and fell, 4-0, in the first round of the CIF State Division V Southern California Regional. Continue reading “La Cañada Shut Out in State Competition”
The Flintridge Prep varsity girls’ remarkable postseason run came to an end on Tuesday. The No. 2-seeded Torrance South scored early and often, defeating the host Rebels, 5-2, in a CIF-Southern Section Division 3 semifinal on Tuesday. Continue reading “Flintridge Prep Falls in Semis”
The Flintridge Prep varsity girls’ basketball team looked well on its way toward another semifinal with a double-digit lead over visiting La Salle in the CIF-Southern Section Division 3A quarterfinals last week, but Julia Macabuhay scored 27 points in the second half to rally her team past the No. 2-seeded Rebels, 68-61. Continue reading “Rebels Knocked Off by La Salle”
The La Cañada High School varsity boys’ soccer team found itself in a familiar situation on Tuesday. For a second consecutive match, the No. 8-seeded Spartans were involved a penalty kick shootout, but the outcome didn’t favor them in the CIF-Southern Section Division 6 semifinals. La Cañada struggled to find the back of the net and fell to No. 4-seeded host Los Olivos Dunn, 4-1. Continue reading “La Cañada Denied Championship Bid by Dunn”
For at least the next two years, the Los Angeles Premier Futbol Club will continue to call La Cañada High School home.
The Governing Board agreed at its meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 15, to license the La Cañada High School football field — where the turf was replaced last summer as part of a $1.3-million upgrade — to the soccer club already associated with the lease. Continue reading “LCUSD Board Extends L.A. Premier Contract Extension”
The La Cañada High School surrendered a late goal and tied visiting Temple City, 1-1, in a Rio Hondo League match on Tuesday, but the draw was just as good as a win for the Spartans as they clinched the Rio Hondo League championship outright for the first time since 2014.
Samantha Mayer put the Spartans on the board early in the second half on an assist from Charlotte Tapp, and the Rams struggled to muster any offense. The visitors took advantage of a defensive miscue from La Cañada to make it even, 1-1, late in the match.
The Spartans (7-10-3 overall record, 4-1-2 in league) will conclude the regular season at South Pasadena today at 3:30 p.m.
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At Tuesday’s Governing Board meeting, La Cañada Unified School District officials sought to assure community members that they are committed to instilling respect and tolerance and that they won’t tolerate racist student behavior, such as what was alleged by Pasadena Blair High School boys’ basketball players.
Soft-spoken and bespectacled, Sean Kim doesn’t come off as a tough guy.
But this guy is tough.
Members of the Pasadena Blair High School boys’ basketball team said La Cañada High School students directed racial slurs and insults at them during a Jan. 11 game at Hotchkin Gymnasium at LCHS.
La Cañada Principal Ian McFeat said he investigated the allegations but could not verify them. He also said he is prohibited by education code from saying whether any students were punished.
Still, McFeat apologized to the Blair team, which is predominantly black, in their locker room immediately after the game.
“I just said, ‘If that’s true, I want to apologize on behalf of the school. That’s not anything we condone and not anything we want to represent our school.’ I also said I’d be following up directly with our student section,” said McFeat, who also spoke with Blair’s principal about how to ensure acceptable behavior at athletic contests.