June 21, 2000
Peter Samore HOOVER HIGH -- The 2:40 mark in the third quarter signified a complete role reversal for both the boys' basketball teams of La Canada and Glendale highs. At that point, the Nitros came alive with a 20-0 run and the Spartans seemed to fade away, as La Canada was held scoreless in the nine-minute stretch. Glendale went on to win, 42-40, Tuesday in a Hoover High Summer League opener at Hoover High. "We just made our shots down the stretch," Glendale Coach Steve Snodgress said.
April 14, 2005
Hamlet Nalbandyan Music and sports. They're not exactly the likeliest of duos, unless of course you're a Ballard. As the story goes, mom Melanie is a music lover. Has been for as long as she can remember, and for the last 25 years, she's been a professional vocal and piano teacher. Dad Dennis is a sports nut. He graduated from Hoover High in 1964 after stints on the boys' basketball and baseball teams. He was the captain of Glendale Community College's baseball team soon thereafter, and then went on to play semi-pro baseball in the Baltimore Orioles organization.
April 10, 2009
Bronco Standings Team ? ? ? W? L? T Southwest 6? 1? 1 Trophy ? ? ?6 ?2 ?0 Rockers??? 5? 3? 0 CC Tile? ? 4 ?3 ?1 Loan Link ?4? 4 ?0 Burger K. ?2? 5 ?1 Monet ? ? ? 2? 6 ?0 Gay?s Tow?1? 6 ?1 ? Scores 3/30/09 - Trophy Shoppe - 13, Burger King - 2 3/30/09 - Southwest - 7, Rockers - 6 4/2/09 - Loan Link - 12, Gay?s Tow - 0 4/2/09 - Monet - 10, CC Tile ? 1 ? This week?s games Saturday 12:40 PM Burger King at Rockers 3:00 PM CC Tile at Loan Link 5:20 PM Gay?
January 29, 2000
Jim Riggio MONROVIA -- It didn't matter who was on the court for the La Canada High girls' basketball team Friday night when the Spartans visited Monrovia High. Whether the Spartan had their starting lineup in or if Coach Dennis Ballard went to his bench, La Canada dominated the Wildcats, 65-29, in a Rio Hondo League contest. "I think everybody showed that we're deep," Ballard said. "I was impressed with everyone that got in." All but one of the 14 Spartans scored, led by Laura Jones, who finished with 12. La Canada (16-5, 6-0)
May 1, 2009
Bronco Standings Team ? ? ? ? ? ? ? W L ?T Trophy Shop ?10 ?2 ?0 Southwest ? ? ? 9 ?2 ?1 Rockers ? ? ? ? ? 8 ?4 ?0 Loan Link ? ? ? ?7 ?5 ?0 CC Tile ? ? ? ? ? ?6 ?5 ?1 Burger King ? ? 3 ?8 ?1 Monet ? ? ? ? ? ? 2 ?10 ?0 Gay?s Tow ? ? ? 1 ?10 ?1 ? Scores 4/25/09 ?Trophy Shoppe 9, CC Tile 7 ?Rockers 5, Monet 0 ?Burger King 6, Gay?s Tow 3 ?Loan Link 6, Southwest 5 ? Schedule 5/2/09 12:40 p.m. @MONT ?
April 18, 2005
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan That's exactly how they drew it up. Well, not really. La Canada High boys' basketball player Philip Anderson was supposed to set a screen on the low block, post up and get the ball in the final seconds of Saturday's second annual San Gabriel Valley All-Star Game. Instead, Anderson found himself with the ball 25 feet from the basket with three seconds on the clock, so there was nothing to do but heave up a shot that kept everyone's mouths open for what seemed like an eternity.
January 22, 2000
SAN MARINO--La Canada High, undefeated in Rio Hondo League play, was victorious in a girls basketball game, as the Spartans beat another undefeated team in San Marino High, 48-38. The game was close most of the way, as neither team led by more than seven through three quarters of play. Part of this was due to turnovers, especially underneath the basket. At one point in the first quarter, La Canada (14-5, 5-0) lost the ball on three of four plays due to bad passing into the post.
March 28, 2005
From Staff Reports The following are odds and ends from the week in area sports: BEWARE IN THE FIELD There's trouble looming when the batters on the La Canada High baseball team reach base. That extra spring in their legs from hustling down the base paths on an infield single has brought good results. These days, the Spartans (7-0, 2-0 in Rio Hondo League) are enamored with stealing bases. La Canada stole seven bases in its 7-3 home league win against South Pasadena on Friday.
March 6, 2006
After a 25-year wait, the La Cañada High baseball team finally returned to the penthouse of the Rio Hondo League. The Spartans enjoyed their breakout year, relying on an unproven crop of talent that had limited or no experience at the varsity level to deliver timely hits and make quality pitches. It proved to work without any hesitations. For a second consecutive year, it will be paramount for La Cañada to rely on the same formula in its quest to repeat as league champion.