Spartans Win CIF Semifinal in 2OT

Photo courteys Yary Photography The La Cañada High School varsity boys’ basketball team advanced to the CIF Southern Section championship for the fifth time in school history. The squad includes Kevin Kirste (front row, from left), Riley Eng, Liam Bui, Darren Pung and Jake George. Middle: Assistant coaches Rich Grande, Ray O’Brien and Jim Harvey, head coach Tom Hofman, assistant coaches R.T. Van Valer and Thomas Atamian. Back: John Hickman, Tyler Kuang, Jacob Nussbaum, Ryan Graves, Zack Feehan, Garrett Kremer, Noah Ford, Kyle Brown and Ryan Grande.
Photo courteys Yary Photography
The La Cañada High School varsity boys’ basketball team advanced to the CIF Southern Section championship for the fifth time in school history. The squad includes Kevin Kirste (front row, from left), Riley Eng, Liam Bui, Darren Pung and Jake George. Middle: Assistant coaches Rich Grande, Ray O’Brien and Jim Harvey, head coach Tom Hofman, assistant coaches R.T. Van Valer and Thomas Atamian. Back: John Hickman, Tyler Kuang, Jacob Nussbaum, Ryan Graves, Zack Feehan, Garrett Kremer, Noah Ford, Kyle Brown and Ryan Grande.

The La Cañada High School varsity boys’ basketball team threw everything it could at Irvine Crean Lutheran.
Grit, key defensive stops, a historic comeback and a herculean effort from their senior leaders were just enough to give the visiting Spartans a 77-74 double-overtime victory over the Saints in a thrilling CIF Southern Section Division 2A semifinal last Saturday.
No. 3-seeded La Cañada (27-5 overall record) overcame a 15-point, third-quarter deficit to reach its fifth CIF-SS championship game in the program’s history. The Spartans’ last CIF-SS final was a 50-47 upset victory over Los Angeles Price in 2011. Continue reading “Spartans Win CIF Semifinal in 2OT”

La Cañada, St. Francis Cruise to 2nd Round Playoff Wins

The La Cañada High School varsity boys’ basketball team was stellar from the field in its CIF Southern Section Division 2A second-round game, shooting 52% and dominating in a 65-36 victory over visiting La Mirada on Tuesday.
The Spartans built a nine-point advantage in the first quarter and pulled away from their opponent in the second with 25 points scored. La Cañada led 44-23 at the half and held La Mirada at bay through the rest of the contest.

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LC Sends 13 Wrestlers to Individual Championships

Alex Mykalo (top) is one of 13 La Cañada wrestlers to qualify for the CIF-SS Individual Championships this weekend.
Alex Mykalo (top) is one of 13 La Cañada wrestlers to qualify for the CIF-SS Individual Championships this weekend.

The La Cañada High School varsity wrestling team will send a record 13 athletes to the CIF Southern Section Individual Championships this weekend following a solid performance in the Rio Hondo League finals at Monrovia last week.
Head coach Justin Luthey topped his own record from last year when he had a dozen Spartans qualify for the postseason. Continue reading “LC Sends 13 Wrestlers to Individual Championships”

La Cañada, Flintridge Prep Host Playoff Games Tonight

The La Cañada High School varsity girls’ basketball team secured its perfect record in Rio Hondo League play last Tuesday and will enter the CIF Southern Section Division 2AA playoffs as the No. 7 seed.
The Spartans (23-4 overall record, 8-0 in league) will host Leuzinger of Lawndale in a first-round playoff game tonight at 7. Continue reading “La Cañada, Flintridge Prep Host Playoff Games Tonight”

St. Francis Edges La Cañada in Battle of Foothill Blvd.

The St. Francis varsity boys’ basketball team won the Battle of Foothill Blvd. by defeating local rival La Cañada, 52-50, in a nonleague game last Friday.
The Golden Knights (12-2 overall record) limited the opposition to only 16 points in the first half, allowing them to build a 13-point lead after two quarters of play. Continue reading “St. Francis Edges La Cañada in Battle of Foothill Blvd.”

La Cañada Downs Marshall, Places 5th in Tourney

The La Cañada High School varsity boys’ basketball team defeated Los Angeles Marshall, 52-41, for fifth place in the LCHS Tournament last Saturday.
The Spartans (7-3 overall record) jumped out to a 14-8 lead in the first quarter and built a 15-point advantage at the half. They held on for the win and finished 2-2 in the competition. Continue reading “La Cañada Downs Marshall, Places 5th in Tourney”

Dodgers Extend LCF Resident’s Contract

Photo courtesy Los Angeles Dodgers / Jill Weisleder The Los Angeles Dodgers and manager Dave Roberts, who is an LCF resident, agreed to a contract extension through the 2022 season.
Photo courtesy Los Angeles Dodgers / Jill Weisleder
The Los Angeles Dodgers and manager Dave Roberts, who is an LCF resident, agreed to a contract extension through the 2022 season.

La Cañada Flintridge resident Dave Roberts has guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series appearances and three National League West championships since taking over as manager in 2016.
The local skipper was rewarded for these accomplishments on Monday as the Dodgers officially announced Roberts would remain with club through 2022. The organization had picked up the manager’s one-year option and added an additional three years to his contract.
“Keeping Doc as our leader on the field was a top priority this offseason and now that we’ve accomplished that we are excited to collectively shift all of our focus to doing all we can to bring a World Championship to our passionate fans,” Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman said in a release. Continue reading “Dodgers Extend LCF Resident’s Contract”