GLENDALE — For those looking to be the area's next top-caliber girls' basketball players, step right up.
Part of the landscape will be noticeably different this season following the departures of Cassie Pappas and Megan Musashi to college. For most of the past four seasons, Pappas and Musashi scored their share of points and helped their teams at Crescenta Valley High and Flintridge Prep, respectively, win plenty of games.
The timetable of high school sports isn't very long, meaning there's plenty at stake in finding potential standouts who might have the ability to carry the torch.
"That's life in high school sports," Flintridge Prep Coach Todd Frost said. "You get those special players like Megan and you have them and watch them grow.
"Then they are gone. But, it's a thing where it's happened before and you just hope that you have that next special player who can keep the program going."