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Tologs make it a winter to remember

Flintridge Sacred Heart wins So. Cal Championship to cap off best-ever season.

December 30, 2010|By Charles Rich,

GLENDALE — Editor's Note: The following is a recap of the 2010 local sports scene from the winter and spring seasons.

Plenty of championships were won throughout the first half of the 2010 sports year. They came in the form of team and individual success, whether on the fields, courts, track or pool. Some teams went on to achieve success by winning league crowns or a Southern California Regional Championship.

A handful of athletes received all-league and All-CIF accolades after guiding their respective squads to top-notch seasons.

Whether it came in the form of individual, team or coaching success, the area had an abundance of big stories at the high school, collegiate and professional levels.




After years of chasing down a championship, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy finally tracked it down. After taking second in the Mission League, the Tologs used a talented cast to march to the CIF Southern Section Division II semifinals. Though they fell to Beckman in penalty kicks, the Tologs were awarded a spot in the CIF Southern California Regional Division III Championships.

The Tologs, led by All-Area Player of the Year Natalie Zeenni, captured the championship with a 2-1 come-from-behind victory against Francis Parker of San Diego.

Sacred Heart ended its season with a stellar 22-1-4 mark, with a dramatic 3-2 CIF Southern Section Division II quarterfinal comeback win over Saugus keying its longest playoff run in program history. The Tologs also went 7-0-3 in league, finishing a spot behind Harvard-Westlake despite an unbeaten record.

Crescenta Valley High won its second straight Pacific League championship and Flintridge Prep gained a piece of the Prep League title. The Falcons advanced to the Division II second round and then saw Coach Reggie Rivas turn the program over to former Falcon standout Jorden Schulz. Flintridge Prep fell in a Division III opening-round match.

Five Tologs — Zeenni, Katie Johnson, Breeana Koemans, Alexa Montgomery and Sarah Teegarden — earned All-CIF accolades They were joined by Crescenta Valley's Frances Boukidis, Dana Dowse and Amanda Rose Johnson.


Under the direction of first-year Coach Kiel McClung, Crescenta Valley High won its first Pacific League championship before falling in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division IV playoffs. St. Francis, Hoover and Glendale also qualified for the postseason.

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