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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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.
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.
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.
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”
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.
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.
These unprecedented times have made senior year a non-traditional one for the La Cañada High School graduating class of 2020, a trend that continued last week as students earning their diploma received surprising bits of encouragement from celebrities.
LCHS seniors have been receiving personalized messages of support and encouragement in videos from celebrities, posted on Twitter, including congratulatory shoutouts from Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra, Chris B. Harrison of the “Bachelor” franchise, podcast host Adam Carolla and radio personality Dr. Drew Pinsky.
The viral messages have ranged from funny to heartfelt to cheeky congratulations to the seniors, who’ve missed out on a whole slew of memory-filled events due to the “Safer at Home” order meant to slow the spread of COVID-19. Continue reading “Seniors Get Celebrity Shoutouts as LCUSD Sets Grade Plan”