Being On the Field Is a Victory For Players, Coaches

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After several delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the La Cañada High School varsity football team played its first game since Nov. 1, 2019, last Friday. Despite falling to Rio Hondo League rival South Pasadena, 36-30, it was a win for LCHS players and coaches who have patiently waited for an opportunity to get back on the field.

The date and environment may have been different, but for the South Pasadena High School and La Cañada High School varsity football teams, the feeling of playing under the Friday night lights was the same.
Players, coaches and fans could disconnect from a COVID-19 world for nearly three hours to enjoy some high school football; the Spartans had not played an official game in more than 16 months.
“It’s been quite some time,” said SPHS quarterback Noah Aragon. “It’s been about a year and half since I got to play this game that I love so much, and it just felt amazing. Just getting out here, being with the guys, scoring touchdowns and doing our thing is awesome.”
The final score — which favored South Pasadena, 36-30 — was seemingly irrelevant to many players and coaches. Just being on the field was a victory, especially the seniors. The Tigers boast 11 on their roster and a young Spartan squad has seven.
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As for Dodgers’ History, He’s the Answer Man

Photo courtesy John SooHoo / Dodgers Mark Langill, pictured with former Yankees and Dodgers manager Joe Torre, traveled with the Dodgers to China in 2008.

As baseball fans recently began a strange yet historic period of watching sporting events amid the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing crossed the mind of Los Angeles Dodgers team historian Mark Langill.
“I think the greatest thing I can say right now about this pandemic baseball is I was wondering how many days it would take until somebody complained if the team went into a slump,” said Langill, who besides working with the organization since 1994 has written three books on topics related to it.
It took only four games, but the South Pasadena native could not help but love the reaction from fans.
“You look at the rest of the news, it looks like ‘The Poseidon Adventure’ every night, but thanks to baseball we have an escape,” he said. “We can put on that tunnel vision and think, ‘What’s up with the offense?’”

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Obituary- Boyd Skiles Smith

Boyd Smith

Boyd S. Smith of Pasadena passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 15, 2020, at the age of 62.
Boyd’s zest for life was unmatched and his circle of friends spanned the globe. A proud graduate of South Pasadena High School and the University of Southern California, Boyd worked at his family business from a young age, developing a strong work ethic and commitment to serving others.
He had a successful career in both the commercial and residential real estate industries, carefully matching the needs of his clients with the perfect properties and investments. His career took him to New York, San Diego and Kauai, but he always returned to the city he loved, Pasadena. Most recently, he worked for the firm Deasy Penner Podley.
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