Methodist Church Observes Laity Sunday

La Cañada United Methodist Church celebrates Laity Sunday with messages from Bob Kemmerer and Doug Gulick this Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Reflecting on Acts 2:43-47, the church community will discuss its hopes for the future of LCUMC. Other lay people will help lead the worship.
LCUMC’s services include singing and reciting prayers. Masks are required for worship. For those who choose to participate virtually, a recording of the sermon will be available on Sunday afternoon at lcumc.com and on the church’s Facebook page.
LCUMC is located at 104 Berkshire Place, adjacent to the LCHS sports fields.
For more info about the church’s virtual activities, visit lcumc.com, or call the office at (818) 790-3605.

Wyoming Coaching Post Is a Keeper for LCHS Grad

Colleen Boyd, who graduated from La Cañada High School in 2008, was recently hired as head coach of the University of Wyoming’s women’s soccer team. Boyd was a Rio Hondo League MVP and excelled in NCAA Division I soccer at Oregon State. Photo courtesy University of Wyoming Athletics.

Colleen Boyd always showed grit and a competitive spirit when she played for the La Cañada High School girls’ soccer team from 2004-2008.

Her toughness earned her Rio Hondo League most-valuable-player honors when she was a senior — a year after she was judged the league’s outstanding defensive player — and it’s also helped her land the biggest job in her life.

After years working as an assistant coach, the 2008 LCHS graduate was recently hired to take the reins of the University of Wyoming’s women’s soccer program.

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Spartans Holding Their Own in Open Division

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Coach Will Moravec credited the spirited play of Maya Urata, above, for the Spartans’ CIF Open Division first-round win over Mira Costa High of Manhattan Beach.

Anyone who thought the La Cañada High School’s girls’ tennis team would be derailed after losing a tough Rio Hondo League title match to San Marino better think again. 

Not only have the Spartans survived, they have since thrived, to the point of defeating perennial powerhouse Mira Costa of Manhattan Beach in the first round of the CIF playoffs.  Continue reading “Spartans Holding Their Own in Open Division”

Flintridge Prep Defeats LCHS to Remain Unbeaten

The Flintridge Prep varsity girls’ basketball team won bragging rights for La Cañada Flintridge by defeating intracity rival La Cañada High School, 47-39, in a nonleague game on Monday.

It wasn’t easy for the Wolves, who struggled with the Spartans’ size and trailed 10-6 with 1:40 remaining in the first quarter. La Cañada boasts two players six feet or taller on its roster, including senior standout Lauren Scoville.

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Spartans Qualify for CIF Playoffs

Photo courtesy Toby Lewsadder
Cameron Fernando (left) helped the LCHS varsity wrestling team finish No. 5 in CIF-SS Division 4 and qualify for a playoff berth. The Spartans will host Indio in the first round on Tuesday.

Despite not having much of a Rio Hondo League season, the La Cañada High School varsity wrestling team earned a berth in the CIF Southern Section Division 4 Dual Meet Championships.

The Spartans finished 8-4 in the regular season and will host Indio in a first-round contest on Tuesday, May 25, at 6 p.m.

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Na-Nakornpanom Leads LCHS to Playoff Win

Photo courtesy Razmik Ignatian
The Spartans celebrate Tyler Na-Nakornpanom’s second goal during a 3-2 win over visiting Granite Hills of Apple Valley in the second round of the CIF-SS playoffs last Saturday.

The La Cañada High School varsity boys’ soccer team upset visiting No. 3 seed Granite Hills of Apple Valley, 3-2, in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division 5 playoffs last Saturday.

The Spartans struck first when Andrew Ignatian got past the Cougars’ back line and connected with Ethan Godby for the score, and Tyler Na-Nakornpanom followed with a hard-driven goal of his own just outside the 18-yard box.

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LCHS Track Battles Opponents on Three Fronts

Photo courtesy Diana Hernandez
Corey Cheung placed sixth in the rising stars division’s 100-meter race and set a personal record with 11.74 seconds at South Pasadena last Saturday.

La Cañada High School’s boys’ and girls’ track teams did triple-duty this past week, sweeping a home quad meet against San Marino, Temple City and Blair last Wednesday; traveling to South Pasadena High School for the Tiger Invitational on Friday; and sending four athletes to the elite-level Arcadia High School Invitational on Saturday night. Continue reading “LCHS Track Battles Opponents on Three Fronts”

LCHS, Flintridge Prep Capture League Crowns

Photo by Eric Danielson / Outlook Valley Sun
The LCHS girls’ soccer team won the Rio Hondo League championship and clinched a CIF-SS Division 4 playoff berth.

The La Cañada High School varsity girls’ soccer team closed out the regular season with an emphatic 4-0 victory over visiting Monrovia last week.

The Spartans won the Rio Hondo League championship with a record of 6-1-1 and hosted Santa Ynez in a CIF Southern Section Division 4 first-round playoff match on Wednesday. Should LC come away victorious, it would advance to face either Shadow Hills of Indio or Anaheim Katella on Friday, May 14.

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La Cañada Downs Temple City, 61-38

The La Cañada High School varsity girls’ basketball team cruised past visiting Temple City, 61-38, last Friday to collect its fourth Rio Hondo League victory of the season.

Laure Scoville led the Spartans with 21 points, 14 rebounds and three steals, and Bethany Co chipped in 15 points and three assists. Melissa Le recorded a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds, Mia Oakley-Stilson finished with five points, five assists and four steals, Kylie Sears had four points and six rebounds, and Madison Tea and Lily Khayat each contributed two points.

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After a Decade, Sarceda Out at LCHS Football

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La Cañada High School has parted ways with head football coach Jason Sarceda, who finished 3-1 in the abbreviated COVID season and served as an assistant and head coach at LCHS for nearly a decade.

The one constant in the La Cañada High School football program is no longer, as the school announced this week that Jason Sarceda will not return as head coach of the varsity football team.

Sarceda has long been involved in the local football scene, coaching Gladiators youth football and serving as an LCHS assistant coach before being hired as head coach in June 2017.

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