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By Grant Gordon | April 17, 2009
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — With Ben Slyngstad stellar in his start on the hill and the Flintridge Prep baseball team’s offense continuing to produce, the Rebels sustained their hopeful march to the postseason in the form of a brisk, 90-minute demolition of Rio Hondo Prep. Slyngstad struck out seven and allowed just three hits and no earned runs, while the offense exploded for eight fifth-inning runs to make it an early day, as the Rebels routed the Kares, 11-1, in a mercy-rule shortened Prep League outing Thursday afternoon at the Glendale Sports Complex.
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By Seth Amitin | November 15, 2008
LOS ANGELES — It isn’t fair, said Flintridge Prep Head Coach Perry Skaggs, that his team has to play Chadwick and Webb again today to determine the second-best team in the league. “I feel we should be secured as the No. 2 seed at 3-2 (in league), having beaten Chadwick and Webb on the field,” Skaggs said. “I believe we’re putting our kids in undue risk. I don’t think it’s necessary.” Flintridge Prep lost their Prep League finale to Rio Hondo Prep, 54-7.
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By Charles Rich | October 17, 2009
ARCADIA — With two weeks to prepare for one of the top teams in the region, the members of the Flintridge Prep football team came into Friday night’s Prep League opener against Rio Hondo Prep optimistic. Fresh from a bye week, the Rebels came in thinking they stood a chance against the defending league and CIF Southern Section Northeast Division champions. From the opening whistle, Flintridge Prep was swarmed by bigger and more talented athletes, and couldn’t match up, in a 48-0 road loss.
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By Gabriel Rizk | March 30, 2007
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — A five-run, two-out rally by visiting Rio Hondo Prep in the second inning of Thursday's game put the Flintridge Prep baseball team in quite a hole. An even bigger cluster of runs, also with two outs, scored by the Kares in the fifth inning was enough to bury the Rebels. The end result was a five-inning, 13-2 Prep League loss for Flintridge Prep, the school's first-ever mercy-rule defeat at the hands of Rio Hondo. "Today's game was ugly, that's really the only way to describe it," Rebels Coach Robert "Buzz" Cook said.
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By Charles Rich | April 25, 2009
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — Defensive improvement has been a constant throughout the season for the Flintridge Prep softball team. It’s helped put the Rebels in first place in the Prep League and in the hunt for a playoff spot for the second season in a row with three weeks remaining. However, Flintridge Prep encountered some defensive struggles at the wrong time in a 3-2 league home loss to Rio Hondo Prep on Friday afternoon. Rio Hondo Prep (9-5, 6-2) took advantage of three Flintridge Prep (6-7, 4-2)
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By Gabriel Rizk | November 3, 2007
ARCADIA — With a Prep League title on the line and classic rivalry unfolding on the field, the Flintridge Prep football team needed to be as close to perfect as possible. Friday night against Rio Hondo Prep, the Rebels may have waited more than a bit too long to bring their best game to the Kares. A furious comeback attempt kept Flintridge’s hope alive into the fourth quarter despite a hefty deficit, but with the clock against them, the Rebels could not avoid a 31-14 defeat.
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By Gabriel Rizk | April 4, 2008
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — The Prep League baseball game on Thursday afternoon between Flintridge Prep and visiting Rio Hondo Prep essentially came down to the ability to extend innings at the plate. Quite simply, the Kares had success in that area. The Rebels did not. Rio Hondo Prep worked seven walks, stole four bases and pushed across four two-out runs, taking an early lead and cruising to a 10-4 victory at the Glendale Sports Complex. The Rebels outhit Rio Hondo, 10-9, and had a few chances to rally, but left 11 runners on base and made seven first-pitch outs, with four of those coming with runners in scoring position.
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By Charles Rich | December 12, 2012
NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- As one of three sophomores on the Glendale Community College men's basketball team, there's plenty on the plate of Mike Johnson. From helping transition the 13 freshman players to the collegiate level to being one of the team's leading scorers, the adjustments have gone well as of late for the 6-foot-5 wing. Johnson proved to be a good example on Wednesday night, as he scored 14 of his game-high 18 points in the second half to lift Glendale to an 86-57 opening-round win against Rio Hondo in the Vaquero Classic.
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By Gabriel Rizk | October 30, 2006
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — Coming off a loss to Chadwick in which it never got its offense on track, the Flintridge Prep football team started out Saturday night's game against Prep League rival Rio Hondo Prep exactly the way it needed to at La Cañada High. A promising start only gets a team so far though, and seemingly everything that followed the Rebels' first and only scoring drive in the first quarter was a setback culminating in a 33-3 loss to the Kares. "We came out fired up and our execution was very good that first drive," Rebels Coach Brad Miller said of the game's opening possession that resulted in a 35-yard Mark Chodas field goal and a 3-0 lead with just over six minutes elapsed.
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December 20, 2002
Charles Rich The problem had been isolated and familiarity helped. Fortunately for the Glendale Community College men's basketball team, they had 20 minutes to curb the problem and play air-tight defense. GCC yielded five second-half field goals Thursday en route to a come-from-behind 65-54 victory against visiting Rio Hondo in a first-round game of the Vaquero Classic. The Vaqueros (5-8) will meet Bakersfield in a championship semifinal contest at 7 p.m. today at GCC. It proved to be a sharp contrast from the first half, when GCC surrendered 13 field goals.
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From Staff Reports | April 16, 2014
BASEBALL Flintridge Prep 8, Rio Hondo Prep 5: Cole Pilar had a two-run triple in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift the Rebels to a Prep League win at the Glendale Sports Complex on Wednesday. Pilar's hit gave the Rebels a 7-5 lead before Michael Weinstein followed with a run-scoring single. The Rebels improved to 8-5-1, 4-2 in league with the second win in as many days against Rio Hondo Prep. BOYS' VOLLEYBALL Burroughs 3, Hoover 0: The Tornadoes fell in a Pacific League road match on Wednesday afternoon, 25-12, 25-9, 25-10.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | February 1, 2014
GLENDALE - It proved to be a learning experience during the first week of the season for the Glendale Community College softball team. Under the tutelage of first-year coach Sal Pizzo, the Vaqueros played three ranked teams in Southern California. Though Pizzo's squad lost the final two games of the week Saturday, including a 10-0 defeat against powerhouse Santiago Canyon in a finale of the David “Hawk” Wilder Memorial Tournament, he said the Vaqueros made some progress. “If you told me that we'd go 3-2 in our first five games, I'd take it,” said Pizzo, who served as an assistant the past six years under Wilder, who died in June after coaching the Vaqueros from 2001-13.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | February 1, 2014
MONROVIA - Heading into Saturday afternoon's Rio Hondo League individual wrestling finals, there was no doubt that the Hoover High wrestling program was already enjoying its greatest season ever in its fledgling three-year existence. Yet, the Tornadoes had even more to celebrate at Monrovia High, as the squad advanced five wrestlers into divisional championship bouts, won two titles and qualified all 10 of their varsity wrestlers to the first round of the CIF Southern Section Individual playoffs.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | January 31, 2014
GLENDALE - After paying tribute to their former coach, the members of the Glendale Community College softball team turned to Jocelyn Zavala for some clutch plate appearances Friday night. Prior to Glendale's game against Long Beach City College at the Glendale Sports Complex, the Vaqueros honored Dave “Hawk” Wilder, who had piloted the program the past 13 years. Wilder died in June at 70, and the program decided to name its annual tournament in honor of him. Zavala enjoyed a big night at the plate, as she drove in all three runs to propel Glendale to a 3-1 tournament victory.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | January 23, 2014
GLENDALE - Five bouts into their Rio Hondo League wrestling match and the narrative looked somewhat familiar for the Hoover High wrestling team. The fledgling program in its third year of existence had fallen behind 23 points to visiting South Pasadena and appeared destined for a blowout. Well, the rout was a reality, but in a different way than in past years. The Tornadoes won nine of their final 11 matches and scored 42 of the last 45 points in launching a massive rally and defeating the Tigers, 42-26, on Thursday.
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By Nathan Cambridge, Special to the Glendale News-Press | November 9, 2013
ARCADIA - This girls' volleyball season, Glendale High finished fifth in the Pacific League, denying it one of the league's four automatic playoff berths, but the CIF Southern Section saw fit to award the Nitros a spot in the Division IIA playoffs as an at-large entry. So, the Nitros, armed with their first winning record of this century, went into their wild-card match at the Truman B. Stivers Center against Rio Hondo Prep and got to within one point of advancing. But the host Kares scored the last five points of the final game to escape with the victory 25-18, 22-25, 21-25, 25-20, 16-14.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | November 8, 2013
After the Glendale High girls' volleyball team recorded its first winning season since the 1990s, co-coach Jennifer Vo briefly mulled over if the program's latest body of work in the regular season would warrant possible playoff consideration. Glendale went 11-9 and 7-7 in the Pacific League for fifth place. While the top four teams from the Pacific League automatically qualify for the playoffs, Vo reviewed several key factors that she figured might work in the Nitros' favor in an effort to extend their season.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | October 18, 2013
ARCADIA - For the first quarter of Friday night's game against Rio Hondo Prep, the members of the Flintridge Prep football team looked noticeably rejuvenated. Throughout most of the season, the Rebels have struggled in the opening quarter. That wasn't the case while matched against an opponent that's won two straight CIF Southern Section championships. Flintridge Prep scored a pair of first-quarter touchdowns, but couldn't sustain the momentum the remainder of the way in a 63-22 Prep League road loss against powerhouse Rio Hondo Prep.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | April 19, 2013
NEWHALL - By a vote of 23-5, Crescenta Valley High's bid to leave the Pacific League and join the Rio Hondo League was denied at Friday morning's CIF Southern Section Foothill Releaguing Chair Committee meeting at Hart High. On a day in which four separate proposals affecting the Pacific League were considered and a few more including the Rio Hondo League were voted upon, weeks of speculation gave way to the status quo as none of the 14 schools that comprise either league were directly impacted.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | April 17, 2013
LA CAÑADA - Looking around the court, Mike Lii has seen something stand out concerning the Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball team. “We are a lot more focused and we try to keep each other in check,” said Lii, who recorded 31 assists Wednesday to help host Flintridge Prep record a 28-26, 25-20, 25-18 Prep League win against Rio Hondo Prep and inch closer to winning its first league title since 2010. “We might not have been that way all the time the last couple of years, but we know what we need to do to be successful right now.” The Rebels have enjoyed plenty of success since opening the season with three losses in a row and are ranked eighth in the latest CIF Southern Section Division IV poll.
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