March 31, 2011
BOYS' GOLF Loyola 190, St. Francis 192: Richie Maloof carded an even-par 35 to lead the Golden Knights in a Mission League loss at Brookside Park Golf Course No. 2 on Wednesday. Michael Finney shot a 36, Vince De Pinto shot a 39 and Michael Doll shot a 40 for St. Francis (4-11, 2-7 in league). BOYS' SWIMMING Crescenta Valley 133, Burroughs 46: The Falcons cruised to victory in Tuesday's Pacific League home dual meet, led by wins from Louis Wojciechowski in the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes 2.72 seconds and the 50 freestyle in 22.29.
June 19, 2000
Erik Boal STENGEL FIELD -- For 4 1/2 innings of Sunday's Mickey Mantle League game at Stengel Field, a victory seemed like a sure bet for the Burroughs Indians. However, all bets were off in the bottom of the fifth, as the Loyola Cubs rallied from a four-run deficit, scoring the final two runs with two outs to defeat the Indians, 7-6, in five innings. The game was called due to the two-hour, 20-minute time limit. What made matters worse for Burroughs was the way Loyola mounted its comeback.
December 2, 2000
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan MOYSE FIELD -- Forty eight minutes of hard-hitting, nail-biting and adrenaline-flying action wasn't enough to settle matters between Loyola and Eisenhower highs during Friday's CIF Southern Section Division I semifinal game. Than finally, it all came down to two men. Kicker Nathan Oakes from Loyola and kicker/receiver Michael Hawkins Jr. from Eisenhower. At the end, Oakes held us head up high, while Hawkins Jr. lied down in despair.
January 16, 2003
Erik Boal It went from a dominant effort to a frustrated effort to a valiant come-from-behind effort to an effort that fell just short. That was the scenario that painfully unfolded for St. Francis High in Wednesday's Mission League boys' soccer match against L.A. Loyola. The Golden Knights scored first and last, and had plenty of chances to add to that total in between, only to watch as the Cubs made the most of their 20-minute surge. Playing the final part of regulation and all of the two 10-minute overtime periods a man down, the Golden Knights still battled all the way to the final whistle, but it was the numerous opportunities that got away in the early going that hurt them the most as they fell, 3-2, at Friedman Field.
January 10, 2008
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — With yet another missed opportunity, St. Francis High senior Nick Posthuma dropped to his knees, his hands covering his dejected expression. “When we were getting all those chances, I was just thinking to myself, ‘All over again, not this again, we’re getting all these chances and we’re not finishing,’” Posthuma said. After a 2006 Mission League season that saw St. Francis lose to Loyola twice by one-goal margins despite outshooting its foes, 2007 was supposed to be different.
January 15, 2004
Charles Rich The spit-and-polish image isn't about to disappear. The boys' soccer players who compete -- and the seven Mission League coaches who direct their teams -- understand the realizations, even after they've played an exhausting 100 minutes, including the final 20 in the twilight. St. Francis and L.A. Loyola added another grand chapter to their rivalry Wednesday, as the squads battled to a 1-1 deadlock at Loyola High. -- BOX SCORE -- -- St. Francis 1 0 0 0 -- 1 L.A. Loyola 0 1 0 0 -- 1 -- -- ST. FRANCIS Buddenbohn (Hertz, 5th minute)
June 13, 2001
Charles Rich NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- There are some similarities that Steve Susdorf can't ignore. Susdorf, a Newhall Hart Connie Mack League baseball player, has displayed a compact swing which might compare to that of his brother, Billy, an All-CIF player at Hart in 2001. Steve Susdorf used a compact swing to drive in the winning run Tuesday night to lead Newhall Hart to a come-from-behind 6-5 victory against Loyola in a Mack League game called after six innings due to the league-imposed two-hour, 20-minute time rule at Stengel Field.
March 27, 2003
Erik Boal Double take: Following Tuesday night's four-game win at Mission Hills Alemany, Mark Frazee knows his St. Francis High volleyball team (7-2) is in good shape in the Mission League at 3-1. The veteran coach also knows the Golden Knights' standing could be even better had they taken advantage of a handful of opportunities in a four-game loss March 20 at Harvard-Westlake (4-3, 3-2). But even though St. Francis is a half-match ahead of the rest of the pack in the race for second place, Frazee's squad will face its annual uphill climb next week against L.A. Loyola (6-0, 4-0)