Led by All-Area Player of the Year Coltrane Powdrill, Crescenta Valley finished tied for second before being ousted in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division I-A playoffs. Flintridge Prep captured the Prep League championship, but was eliminated in the second round of the Division IV-A postseason.
St. Francis might have been the biggest surprise. The Golden Knights took seventh in the competitive Mission League, but earned an at-large berth before topping Santa Paula in an opening-round game of the Division IV-AA before suffering a second-round loss to top-seeded Bishop Montgomery.
Flintridge Prep’s Edmund Chow earned All-CIF honors.
Five of the area’s seven teams qualified for the postseason in Crescenta Valley, Glendale, Glendale Adventist Academy, Flintridge Prep and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. Other than Crescenta Valley and Flintridge Prep, none won a playoff contest.
Crescenta Valley reached the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division I-A playoffs. Flintridge Prep got to the Division V-AA quarterfinals.
Cassie Pappas of Crescenta Valley and Flintridge Prep’s Megan Musashi earned All-CIF accolades.
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Crescenta Valley saw its five-year run as Pacific League champions come to an end. The Falcons took second in league and reached the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Division IV quarterfinals for the second season in a row.
Taylor Kuh, Kim Fraisse, Sofie Munoz and Olivia Trimis were named to the All-CIF squad.
Neither the Glendale Community College men’s or women’s squads qualified for the Southern California Regionals.
The men’s team, led by All-State selection Markus Monroe, went 12-17 and 5-7 in the Western State Conference.
The women’s team finished 15-15 and 7-7.