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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | June 21, 2011
GLENDALE — Playing high school soccer together this season for the first and only time is likely an experience brothers Eric and Mark Verso will never forget. The St. Francis High forwards' exploits on soccer fields around California this year certainly weren't forgotten by ESPN Rise, which included both Eric and Mark in its all-state list for the winter season. Released on Saturday, the all-state honor roll is based on recommendations from coaches and media members, in addition to observations by ESPN Rise's soccer editorial staff.
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By Gabriel Rizk | December 13, 2009
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — Despite the fact it was a consolation-bracket semifinal, Saturday night’s Ralph Brandt Tournament contest between St. Francis High and El Camino Real — a matchup of reigning CIF Southern California Regional champions — was a marquee matchup on paper. The game wasn’t played on paper, but rather on the soaking wet turf of Friedman Field that was blanketed by rain throughout most of the 80-minute match — conditions which hindered the talented athletes on both sides at times, but couldn’t stop El Camino Real from posting a 3-0 victory on a trio of second-half goals.
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By Gabriel Rizk | July 16, 2009
GLENDALE — Over the past year, St. Francis High standout Dietrich Riley has attracted plenty of attention and, in many cases, outright football scholarship offers from major universities across the country. By his own count, he’s got 18 offers currently on the table, and has been recruited by such tradition-rich programs as USC, Notre Dame, Alabama and Nebraska, just to name a few. But, with his final year of high school still on the horizon and plenty of time left before he has to make a decision on where to attend college, the two-way star is hoping to further expand his field of choices before ultimately narrowing them down.
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By Gabriel Rizk | January 21, 2010
When struck with the loss of three of its best players for an indeterminate period of time, the Flintridge Prep girls’ soccer team faced some uphill odds and an uncertain future to begin the season. But, to a player who had suffered a serious injury and spent the next two years fighting to prove she once again belonged on the field, as Alina Okamoto herself puts it, the Rebels’ seemingly dire situation was little more than a bump in the road. Okamoto has recovered fully from the skull fracture she sustained as a freshman, but the junior forward still carries with her the things she gained from the experience — namely a sense of perspective and her passion for the game of soccer.
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From Staff Reports, News-Press | August 18, 2010
GLENDALE — The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene. LOCAL TRIO PLAYS PART IN TOURNEY Reigning All-Area Softball Player of the Year Erin Ashby and her So Cal Athletics travel ball team celebrated a championship on Saturday afternoon. The Athletics defeated Texas Impact Gold, 4-2, in Irvine in the ESPN Rise National Softball Championship High School Division. Ashby, who will be a senior at Crescenta Valley High, played in 10 of her team's 12 games and batted .304 with a .385 on-base percentage, notching seven hits, two runs batted in, three walks and two stolen bases.
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From Staff Reports, News-Press | December 21, 2010
GLENDALE — The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene. FSHA RANKED NO. 1 IN ESPN RISE Off to an undefeated start, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer team has been bestowed the lofty status of being the No. 1-ranked team in the state, according to the latest ESPN Rise poll, which was released on Monday. Sacred Heart, which will no doubt receive a rather high mark when today's FAB 50 national rankings are released, improved to 4-0 on Monday with a 2-1 win over Bishop's School, the only team that technically defeated the Tologs last season when they won a first-ever CIF Southern California Division III Regionals Championships title.
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March 6, 2010
In a winter to remember on the hardwood and soccer fields, both the Renaissance Academy boys’ basketball team and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy girls’ soccer team showed why they are two of the preeminent sports programs in our area. With the Wildcats, under Coach Sid Cooke, making it back to the California Interscholastic Federation semifinals after a one-year hiatus, Renaissance has made a case for itself as the most decorated sports program in the area, having advanced to the semifinals in five of the last six seasons — three times advancing to the finals and once making it to the CIF-State finals.
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | June 21, 2011
GLENDALE — From making the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer team a fixture at or near the top of it's Powerade Fab-50 national rankings throughout the 2010-11 campaign, to ranking it eighth in the country in that poll at season's end, ESPN Rise was at the forefront of acknowledging the historic season that was for the Tologs. One more flare of recognition for the Tologs went up from ESPN Rise, when it released it's Winter All-American lists Saturday, an honor role that included a first-team nod for junior forward Katie Johnson and a second-team selection for senior defender Natalie Zeenni, the first-ever such honors in program history.
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By From News-Press | March 18, 2010
GLENDALE ? The following are odds and ends from the area sports scene. ? TOLOGS PICK UP ANOTHER HONOR Just how good was the season recently put to rest by the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer team? According to ESPN Rise, it was one of the top 10 in the nation. Having gone 22-1-4 on the season, advanced to the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Division II playoffs and won the CIF Southern California Division III Regional Championships, Sacred Heart finished the season ranked 10th in the country in the ESPN Rise Fab 50. In all, they were the third-highest ranked team in California.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 24, 2011
GLENDALE — Another trip behind the Orange Curtain will gladly have to wait for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer team when it takes to the field for its second consecutive CIF Southern Section quarterfinal appearance today. Flintridge Prep, however, isn't quite as fortunate, as it will venture outside of its campus confines for the first time in its current postseason journey when it faces host Ayala, the No. 1 seed in the Division III playoffs in today's quarterfinal matchup.
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | June 21, 2011
GLENDALE — Playing high school soccer together this season for the first and only time is likely an experience brothers Eric and Mark Verso will never forget. The St. Francis High forwards' exploits on soccer fields around California this year certainly weren't forgotten by ESPN Rise, which included both Eric and Mark in its all-state list for the winter season. Released on Saturday, the all-state honor roll is based on recommendations from coaches and media members, in addition to observations by ESPN Rise's soccer editorial staff.
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From Staff Reports, News-Press | December 21, 2010
GLENDALE — The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene. FSHA RANKED NO. 1 IN ESPN RISE Off to an undefeated start, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer team has been bestowed the lofty status of being the No. 1-ranked team in the state, according to the latest ESPN Rise poll, which was released on Monday. Sacred Heart, which will no doubt receive a rather high mark when today's FAB 50 national rankings are released, improved to 4-0 on Monday with a 2-1 win over Bishop's School, the only team that technically defeated the Tologs last season when they won a first-ever CIF Southern California Division III Regionals Championships title.
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From Staff Reports, News-Press | August 18, 2010
GLENDALE — The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene. LOCAL TRIO PLAYS PART IN TOURNEY Reigning All-Area Softball Player of the Year Erin Ashby and her So Cal Athletics travel ball team celebrated a championship on Saturday afternoon. The Athletics defeated Texas Impact Gold, 4-2, in Irvine in the ESPN Rise National Softball Championship High School Division. Ashby, who will be a senior at Crescenta Valley High, played in 10 of her team's 12 games and batted .304 with a .385 on-base percentage, notching seven hits, two runs batted in, three walks and two stolen bases.
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By Gabriel Rizk | January 21, 2010
When struck with the loss of three of its best players for an indeterminate period of time, the Flintridge Prep girls’ soccer team faced some uphill odds and an uncertain future to begin the season. But, to a player who had suffered a serious injury and spent the next two years fighting to prove she once again belonged on the field, as Alina Okamoto herself puts it, the Rebels’ seemingly dire situation was little more than a bump in the road. Okamoto has recovered fully from the skull fracture she sustained as a freshman, but the junior forward still carries with her the things she gained from the experience — namely a sense of perspective and her passion for the game of soccer.
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By Gabriel Rizk | December 13, 2009
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — Despite the fact it was a consolation-bracket semifinal, Saturday night’s Ralph Brandt Tournament contest between St. Francis High and El Camino Real — a matchup of reigning CIF Southern California Regional champions — was a marquee matchup on paper. The game wasn’t played on paper, but rather on the soaking wet turf of Friedman Field that was blanketed by rain throughout most of the 80-minute match — conditions which hindered the talented athletes on both sides at times, but couldn’t stop El Camino Real from posting a 3-0 victory on a trio of second-half goals.
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By Gabriel Rizk | July 16, 2009
GLENDALE — Over the past year, St. Francis High standout Dietrich Riley has attracted plenty of attention and, in many cases, outright football scholarship offers from major universities across the country. By his own count, he’s got 18 offers currently on the table, and has been recruited by such tradition-rich programs as USC, Notre Dame, Alabama and Nebraska, just to name a few. But, with his final year of high school still on the horizon and plenty of time left before he has to make a decision on where to attend college, the two-way star is hoping to further expand his field of choices before ultimately narrowing them down.
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