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Tologs reign supreme

State ascension in cross-country and playoff wins in hoops were highlights, but FSHA's CIF title win in soccer was the pinnacle in 2010-11.

August 30, 2011|By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com

This is the eighth and final edition in which the News-Press looks back at the area's 2010-11 seasons, school by school, before looking ahead at the year to come.

The biggest story of the 2010-11 school year for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy was the biggest story in the area at large — the wildly successful campaign enjoyed by the soccer team.

A return to the top of the Mission League and a first-ever CIF Southern Section Division I championship made the Tologs the top local team across all sports, but there were other highlights for Sacred Heart throughout the year.

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The cross-country team enjoyed its best-ever finish at the CIF State Meet, taking third, the basketball team made an impressive run to the Division 5-AA playoffs and the volleyball team once again made an appearance in the Division I postseason after placing second in the tough Mission League.

Here are those highlights relived, along with all the other happenings fit to print from the year that was for the Tologs:

Sept. 9, 2010 — Behind 21 kills and 12 digs from Camille Coffey, the volleyball team gets its first win of the season, 3-1, over Upland at home.

Sept. 26, 2010 — Katie Williams finishes with a nine-over-par 45 for the golf team in a 267-280 Mission League win over Louisville at Eaton Canyon Golf Course.

Sept. 28, 2010 — The volleyball team falls to 5-5 on the year with a 3-0 home loss to crosstown rival La Cañada.

"Regardless of whether you're home or away, it's always nerve wracking to play a large rival," first-year Sacred Heart Coach Anne Arlie said.

Oct. 7, 2010 — With a 3-2 home win over Louisville, the volleyball team picks up its first Mission League win.

Oct. 23, 2010 — The cross-country team tests itself in the Division IV Sweepstakes at the Mount San Antonio College Cross-County Invitational and comes away with a ninth-place finish. Paulina Antaplyan leads the pack in 18th place in 19 minutes 21 seconds.

"It was a really fast race," Tologs Coach Kirk Nishiyama said. "I think we ran well. ...Our top three ran well and I was pleased with their outcome."

Oct. 28, 2010 — With nine kills from Coffey and five aces from Alessandra Orlandini, the volleyball team defeats Alemany, 3-0, to win its fourth straight league match and improve to 6-2 in league.

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