June 8, 2012
BURBANK - For the past four years, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy basketball team has enjoyed a renaissance by qualifying for the postseason. Ty Buxman had a hand in that achievement by grooming multiple players at the junior varsity level as a coach and preparing them for the transition to the varsity stage. Buxman will now be in charge of the varsity team for the first time after he succeeded Gino Pacella, who resigned following last season. "We built a program over the last four years and we are going to try to keep making progress," said Buxman, whose team suffered a pair of pool-play losses Friday, including a 59-17 defeat against Country Day La Jolla, at the Summer Slam Tournament at Burroughs High.
March 21, 2009
The competition for top high school speaker really heated up at the Valley Regional Lions Clubs Annual Speech Contest Monday night in the conference room at Verdugo Hills Hospital. The competition featured the winners from earlier Lions Clubs Valley speech contests. Sam Whitefield from La Cañada High School, who had won the local area contest, competed against Dikran Nalbandian , a junior at Providence High School, and Michael Harris , a senior at North Hollywood High School.
February 16, 2012
The following are previews of today's CIF Southern Section division playoff games involving local teams. GIRLS' SOCCER Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy at Capistrano Valley, 3 p.m.: The Tologs (13-4-3) will begin their quest to repeat as CIF Southern Section Division I champions by entering their opening-round match riding a five-match unbeaten streak. Flintridge Sacred Heart, which finished second in the Mission League behind Harvard-Westlake, is the lone second-place finisher out of eight in the division to take part in a road contest.
July 4, 2005
The Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St. in Pasadena, will celebrate the Fourth of July with a tropical Hawaiian luau. The holiday celebration, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will include a buffet, live entertainment and contests. The Hawaiian buffet, catered by Burger Continental, will be served from noon to 1 p.m. The buffet will feature barbeque ribs and chicken, fresh fruits, vegetables and more. Luau entertainment will be provided by the Gypsy Ensemble who will perform authentic Hawaiian dances.
June 30, 2001
Alecia Foster NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- The Glendale Host Lions Club has been recognized for its contributions to the Glendale Unified School District. The club was awarded the Burtis E. Taylor Community Education Award Tuesday at the district's Board of Education meeting. The annual award, named after the district's first superintendent, recognizes individuals and community organizations for their involvement or sponsorship of education programs. The Lions Club has sponsored the Middle and High School Poetry contests, the High School Journalism Contest and the Middle School Instrumental Music Concert, among other things.
September 28, 2000
Judy Seckler TOLL MIDDLE SCHOOL -- For the art students in Judith Bakly's art classes at Toll Middle School, 26 turned out to be a lucky number. That was the number of Toll student art pieces honored at the Los Angeles County Fair from contest submissions made in June. Emotions from students ranged from shock to amazement. "Usually my art doesn't get picked that much," said first-place winner Stephanie Williams, 14, now a freshman at Hoover High.
October 2, 2004
Robert Chacon Workers were busy Friday setting up carnival rides for the Oktoberfest celebration today in Montrose. Workers from El Monte-based Games and Creations set up three carnival rides, inflatable slides and a rock wall. This is the first year the company is providing rides, games, tables and chairs for the event. The rides include the Swinger, Moon Buggies and Raiders. A Ferris Wheel will also be featured. Tickets for the rides and other attractions are $1 to $4. The event will take place on the 2300 and 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue, and will feature a beer garden, authentic German dinners, and a host of contests that will commemorate the 1810 marriage of Bavaria's Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen.
June 5, 2004
Erik Boal For a pair of former local high school baseball standouts, Friday showcased the highs and lows of postseason competition. Tito Cruz -- a 2002 Hoover High graduate -- and R.J. Brown, who graduated from St. Francis in 2001, represented Long Beach State and University of California, Irvine, respectively, in opening-round regional contests in the 2004 NCAA Championship. Cruz -- who hit .271 in 22 regular-season games, but didn't play -- witnessed a dramatic victory, as Long Beach State prevailed, 4-3, against St. John's at Sunken Diamond in Palo Alto.
February 8, 2003
Charles Rich It's become quite a road act for the Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball team. The Falcons have won five consecutive Pacific League road games, with the latest chapter being a 51-48 victory against Pasadena on Friday night. CV (17-7, 5-3 in league) remained deadlocked with Hoover and Muir for second place in league behind only Pasadena (9-13, 6-2). The Falcons, winners of two consecutive contests, converted on three-pointers in their first two possessions in the extra session.
March 28, 2007
NORTHEAST GLENDALE ? Many of the area's spring sports teams haven't been able to catch a break with the unpredictable weather since February. Many coaches have put their cell phones to good use to get information about weather and to communicate with opposing coaches to see if their respective contests will be held. Glendale Community College men's tennis Coach Bob MacKay has had plenty of experience handling these situations. The Vaqueros can't seem to escape the bad weather since their season was scheduled to begin Jan. 30 with a nonconference home match against Occidental College through a key Western State Conference contest against visiting Santa Barbara City College on Tuesday.