Spartans Score in Final Minute to Salvage Tie

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

With the nonleague schedule over, it was time for Rio Hondo League boys’ soccer action to start in earnest as three-time defending champion La Cañada High opened its league slate at South Pasadena.
It came down to the last touch of the ball as the Spartans salvaged a 3-3 draw to thwart what had been a resilient comeback by the host Tigers Friday afternoon.
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Spartans Beat Blair, 47-10, in League Opener

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

In its Rio Hondo League opener, the La Cañada High School varsity girls’ basketball team extended its win streak to three games after dominating visiting Blair High of Pasadena, 47-10.
The Spartans (8-3 overall record, 1-0 in league) were led by freshman Jennifer Musso, who single-handedly outscored Blair with 11 points in the first half. In the third quarter, she added a basket to finish with a game-high 13 points, including three 3-pointers.
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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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Spartans, Tigers Tie Rio Hondo League Match

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

La Cañada High School’s varsity girls’ soccer team hosted South Pasadena and clashed in a competitive Rio Hondo League matchup that ended in a 1-1 tie last Friday.
South Pasadena defender Leah Pearson opened the scoring in the 32nd minute on a 6-yard floater past La Cañada goalie Montana La Barge. Tigers midfielder Sabrina Bluml earned the assist on a beautiful cross.
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Stefan Powers Spartans Past South Pasadena, 16-6

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

La Cañada High School’s varsity girls’ water polo team resumed action for the first time in nearly a month as the Spartans visited South Pasadena and won their Rio Hondo League opener, 16-6, on Tuesday.
LCHS (3-4 overall record, 1-0 in league) took a commanding 7-1 lead, highlighted by three consecutive goals by Thea Stefan. She was terrific, adding three goals in the second quarter, including a half-court floater, and one in the third for a game-high seven goals.
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Wrestlers Get a Room of Their Own

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

The winter season is one that is known to be one of giving with the holidays, and two local Girl Scouts bestowed the ultimate gift to the La Cañada High School varsity girls’ wrestling program — one that will keep on giving for years to come.
Anna Kleineahlbrandt and Amber Mase — both 8th-graders at LCHS — recently converted a storage and laundry room into a locker room for the girls’ wrestling team, which didn’t have any private space to call their own. The project earned the pair their Girl Scout Silver Award, one of the highest honors given to Cadettes who complete a plan that can improve their community.
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District OKs Cloud-Based Security System

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

The La Cañada Unified School District took a major step in beefing up its security at all school sites with the Governing Board’s approval of a contract that will replace the existing system with one that is modern and cloud-based.
Board members voted 5-0 in favor of purchasing hardware, software and a 10-year licensing agreement from Verkada, a California company that specializes in cloud-based security systems. The total cost amounts to $508,706. The district will also require additional wiring for the cameras, which is estimated at $189,759, but La Cañada will seek funding from the federal government through the Schools and Libraries Program, which was created to give discounts to schools looking to make telecommunications and information services upgrades.
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Spartans, FSHA, Flintridge Prep Return to Action

First published in the Jan. 6 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

La Cañada High School’s varsity girls’ water polo team has been idle since snapping its three-game losing streak with a 17-10 nonleague victory at Glendale on Friday, Dec. 17, at 3:30 p.m. The Spartans (2-4 overall record) will travel to South Pasadena for their second Rio Hondo League game on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.

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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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