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Crescenta Valley Major baseball All-Stars rally for opening victory

MONTROSE — Count on the Tri-Cities Little League District 16 Major Baseball All-Star Tournament to be difficult for all four teams involved. One could look at the opening-round game between Crescenta Valley and Jewel City-Jewish War Veterans-Vaquero on Tuesday at Montrose Park as a good example....

High School

  • All-Area Boys’ Swimmer of the Year: Julian makes one last push for greatness

    All-Area Boys’ Swimmer of the Year: Julian makes one last push for greatness

    For the athlete who’s done just about everything, there seemed little left to accomplish, on the surface at least, for Glendale High’s Trenton Julian before the start of his senior season. The once-in-a-generation Nitros’ swimming talent is part of one league relay record team and owns six individual...

  • All-Area Girls’ Swimmer of the Year: Success is no idle boast for Burroughs’ Wilson

    All-Area Girls’ Swimmer of the Year: Success is no idle boast for Burroughs’ Wilson

    Burroughs High swimming coach Jacob Cook remembers running into Maya Wilson prior to the swimmer’s freshman season with the Indians. “She had a brother [Chad] who swam here and she stopped by our meet against Burbank a year ago,” Cook said. “I had heard some things about her and she came up to...

  • Sports Briefs: Shahbazyan off to 3-0 MMA start

    CXF 8 delivers action in Burbank An action-packed California Xtreme Fighting card came and went on Saturday evening at the Los Angeles-Burbank Marriott Convention Center. Of the 10 bouts, only one went to decision in the Lights Out Promotions/Bash Boxing CXF 8: Cali Kings card that showcased the...

  • Learning is key for Flintridge Prep football

    Learning is key for Flintridge Prep football

    Perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Flintridge Prep football team values learning considering its players study at a rigorous academic institution. Tuesday’s practice was approached as a learning experience for players and assistant coach Ramses Barden. The former New York Giants wide...

  • Crescenta Valley's Yzaguirre gets All-CIF softball nod

    Crescenta Valley's Yzaguirre gets All-CIF softball nod

    In putting together a banner season, which included batting a remarkable .800 in the Pacific League, Jessica Yzaguirre received plenty of postseason recognition. The Crescenta Valley High senior outfielder put up some stellar numbers and was selected the Pacific League’s co-Player of the Year. ...

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College

  • Jarrard receives call from Milwaukee Brewers

    Jarrard receives call from Milwaukee Brewers

    Having played several positions successfully throughout his collegiate career, Julian Jarrard hoped someday his versatility would put him in position to play professional baseball. The Glendale Community College product will no longer have to ponder over reaching the next level. Jarrard received...

  • Glendale college product Akins picked by Minnesota Twins

    Glendale college product Akins picked by Minnesota Twins

    There was an expectation before the 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft that Glendale Community College standout Jared Akins would hear his named called. The La Salle High alumnus had committed to Fresno State University, but was still waiting to see if a major league team would...

  • College Update: Salud saves, Cal Lutheran baseball wins first NCAA DIII World Series

    College Update: Salud saves, Cal Lutheran baseball wins first NCAA DIII World Series

    The following are update on local athletes at the collegiate level. Miguel Salud (Glendale Community College, 2015) Cal Lutheran baseball senior: With his team holding a precarious one-run lead and nine outs away from realizing the glory of an NCAA Division III World Series championship, Salud...

  • Sports Briefs: Former St. Francis High standout dominates on mound

    Sports Briefs: Former St. Francis High standout dominates on mound

    Bergman dazzling for Seattle St. Francis High graduate Christian Bergman proved he could handle pitching in hitter-friendly Fenway Park during his latest start Sunday. The former All-Area Baseball Player of the Year pitched seven scoreless innings and got four double-plays to propel the Seattle...

  • Glendale Community College baseball racks up Western State Conference awards

    Glendale Community College baseball racks up Western State Conference awards

    Though the Glendale Community College baseball team did not earn any of the three top Western State Conference East Division awards handed out, the Vaqueros still received plenty of accolades. Glendale was awarded five all-conference first-team accolades, four second-team selections and an infield...

Pros

  • Lewis drafted by, signs with Los Angeles Dodgers

    Lewis drafted by, signs with Los Angeles Dodgers

    Getting ready to participate in a summer ball game in western Massachusetts, Justin Lewis received a text message that would ultimately lead to a life-changing moment. It came June 14 from a scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who informed the La Cañada High graduate that he had been taken in the...

  • Sports Briefs: Crescenta Valley High ace picked for North-South game

    Sports Briefs: Crescenta Valley High ace picked for North-South game

    Beer tabbed to Southern All-Stars Crescenta Valley High junior pitcher Trevor Beer was selected to the South roster to compete in the 48th annual North-South baseball high school all-star series on Saturday and Sunday at Santa Clara High. Beer was one of 20 players chosen and the only local in...

  • Darabedyan returns with second-round sub win at LFA 13

    Darabedyan returns with second-round sub win at LFA 13

    BURBANK — It was a chance for Karen Darabedyan not only to come back, but to state his case that he still very much belongs in the major leagues of mixed martial arts. For Antonio Menifield, it was an opportunity to seize the spotlight bestowed upon him. On Friday evening inside the confines of...

  • Darabedyan, Menifield highlight LFA 13 in Burbank

    Darabedyan, Menifield highlight LFA 13 in Burbank

    When the cage door locks behind just about any fighter competing under the banner of the Legacy Fighting Alliance, the chief goal is taking that next step to earning a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship or Bellator Fighting Championships. But next steps and last chances are often...

  • Sports Briefs: Crescenta Valley diver finishes phenomenal season

    Sports Briefs: Crescenta Valley diver finishes phenomenal season

    Shaheen places eighth at state final Crescenta Valley High’s Katelyn Shaheen completed a very successful sophomore season by placing eighth in the one-meter diving championships at the CIF State Finals at Clovis West High on Friday morning. Shaheen placed eighth with 474.50 points as she merited...

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