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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | November 1, 2013
LOS ANGELES - Once all the lights worked properly, Stefan Smith was ready to go to work. The start of Flintridge Prep's intersectional road contest against Hawkins was delayed for nearly 15 minutes while two of the four light poles briefly malfunctioned. It gave Smith, the standout senior running back on the Flintridge Prep football team, time to take a deep breath and think over the game plan while the lights slowly reset. Smith quickly grabbed the spotlight, as he scored a pair of touchdowns to carry Flintridge Prep to a 21-13 victory Friday night.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | August 27, 2013
When his age comes up, Stefan Smith quickly cracks a smile, as if he was waiting for it. His age is no secret at Flintridge Prep. On the football field, he's always appeared years ahead of his competition in stature and play, but actually, the Rebels' two-way threat is a year or two behind his peers who'll be graduating in 2014. Coming into his senior year at 16 years old after skipping fourth grade, Smith won't even see the field at age 17 with a January birthday. “He's super young for our class, he's 16 and he looks like he's 22, honestly,” Rebels senior middle linebacker and guard Brian Heintz said.
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By Andrew J. Campa | October 6, 2012
LA CANADA-FLINTRIDGE -- It was a scene that had become all too familiar for the Flintridge Prep football team. A running clock was in use in the waning moments with one clearly dejected squad just waiting for the contest to end and the other already in party mode. Yet, at Saturday evening's Prep League opener at La Cañada High, there was a nice little twist. This time around, it was the Rebels dancing and scoring and dancing after scoring in a 54-19 victory over visiting Chadwick.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | September 20, 2013
BORON - Just as the Flintridge Prep football team looked as though it was ready for a shootout with host Boron, everything came to a screeching halt for the Rebels. Down by a score after the teams found the end zone on the game's first three drives, Flintridge Prep saw All-Area standout running back Stefan Smith go to the ground with an injury, the Boron sideline cheer with questionable enthusiasm and the Rebels' offensive firepower take a major hit. The end result was Flintridge Prep never recovering in a 42-14 defeat to Boron and falling to 0-3 in the process.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | November 8, 2012
The following are previews of Friday's local CIF Southern Section football games. St. Francis at Lompoc, 7:30 p.m. : Even after completing its season with a convincing 34-14 Mission League home win against St. Paul on Friday, it appeared as though St. Francis would miss the playoffs for the first time since 2007. The Golden Knights finished 4-6 and took fifth in league. When making their selections Sunday, the CIF office chose St. Francis as one of two teams to receive an at-large berth from the Western Division with St. Francis' strength of schedule being a critical factor.
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | July 13, 2012
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE - Already missing three returning starters due to outside commitments, the Flintridge Prep boys' basketball team became even thinner Friday when guard Kyle Hamane suffered what Rebels Coach Garrett Ohara termed a bad ankle sprain in the team's opening game of the Flintridge Prep Basketball Tournament. When Prep took the court later in the afternoon to face San Marino in tournament action, the Rebels would need some one to pick up the slack. They got just that, from several sources, in pulling away from the Titans in the second half to notch a 63-57 win. “That's what you like in the summer, there's guys who have got to be in different roles,” said Ohara, who got 14 points and eight points from Tyler Weakland, 11 points and eight rebounds from Chadd Cosse and eight points apiece from four other players.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | January 14, 2013
Following a 2012 season in which the Flintridge Prep and Glendale High football teams put together historic campaigns, the history continued Monday. For the first time since the 2008 season, a Rebel and a Nitro were rewarded with All-CIF recognition, as the teams were released Monday across all divisions. Flintridge Prep senior linebacker Chad Cosse was named to the All-CIF Northeast defensive first team, Glendale senior receiver Michael Davis was tabbed to the Southeast first-team offense and, despite a losing season, St. Francis' tradition of All-CIF selections continued with senior quarterback Jared Lebowitz and senior kicker Mark Verso notching first-team offensive Western Division nods.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | January 3, 2014
LA CAÑADA - If injuries weren't enough of an issue for the short-handed Flintridge Prep boys' basketball team, then the size of visiting Maranatha certainly proved a hurdle too tall to climb. The new-look Minutemen, under the direction of former longtime Pasadena High Coach Tim Tucker, leaned on 6-foot-9 center Muusa Dama, 6-6 power forward Ron Gore and 6-5 small forward Nick Springer to outreach and outrebound the Rebels en route to a 74-50 nonleague victory Friday evening. "They obviously have a great advantage inside and we fought and we battled and we stayed close in the first half," Rebels Coach Garrett Ohara said.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | December 11, 2013
The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene. REID, CHIEFS INCH CLOSER TO PLAYOFFS A season after finishing with the worst record in the National Football League, the Kansas City Chiefs are on the cusp of advancing to the playoffs for the first time since 2010. With first-year coach Andy Reid , a former Glendale Community College football player, on board, Kansas City (10-3) can wrap up a postseason berth Sunday with a road victory or tie against the rival Oakland Raiders (4-9)
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | December 4, 2013
The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene. REID, CHIEFS LOOK TO REGROUP After beginning the season 9-0, the Kansas City Chiefs, who are coached by former Glendale Community College football player Andy Reid , have encountered a three-game losing streak. The recent struggles have coincided with the Chiefs falling out of first place in the AFC's West Division. Two of those defeats have come against the division-leading Denver Broncos, including a 35-28 home loss Sunday.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | November 1, 2013
LOS ANGELES - Once all the lights worked properly, Stefan Smith was ready to go to work. The start of Flintridge Prep's intersectional road contest against Hawkins was delayed for nearly 15 minutes while two of the four light poles briefly malfunctioned. It gave Smith, the standout senior running back on the Flintridge Prep football team, time to take a deep breath and think over the game plan while the lights slowly reset. Smith quickly grabbed the spotlight, as he scored a pair of touchdowns to carry Flintridge Prep to a 21-13 victory Friday night.
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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 Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | October 11, 2013
LOS ANGELES - Slow starts are something that have plagued the members of the Flintridge Prep football team during the first half of the season. Flintridge Prep Coach Antonio Harrison couldn't isolate the trouble, but looked for a better fate when the Rebels started Prep League play Friday night against rival Pasadena Poly at Occidental College. The first-quarter struggles didn't escape the Rebels, as they surrendered 21 points en route to a 41-8 home defeat. “It's the same old story,” said Harrison, whose team dropped to 0-6 after making the playoffs last season.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | October 5, 2013
GRANADA HILLS - Maybe it's time for Flintridge Prep football Coach Antonio Harrison to give an inspiring halftime speech before the game starts. At least that's what he joked after he saw his team put together an inspired performance in the second half for the second week in a row. It wasn't enough to get the Rebels their first win, as their 20-point run was but a footnote in a lopsided loss, 47-20, on the road to Heritage Christian at Granada Hills...
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | September 27, 2013
LEBEC - Flintridge Prep's football team would just as soon forget about its first-half showing against host Frazier Mountain on Friday evening. Characterized by miscommunication and infighting, the Rebels fell behind by 24 points. Flintridge Prep was able to remedy its ills, putting together a spirited final 24 minutes. The first-half deficit proved too much to overcome on the scoreboard, but after the Rebels' 36-29 loss to the Falcons, they most certainly found the silver lining in defeat.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | September 7, 2013
LAS VEGAS -- A four-hour journey across state lines did not produce the desired results for the Flintridge Prep football team Saturday evening. Hopes for a first victory in the young 2013 campaign proved a mirage, as the Rebels surrendered 29 straight points in falling to the Meadows School of Las Vegas, 36-20, in nonleague play to drop to 0-2. “We might have to go back to the drawing board because this was disappointing,” Rebels Coach Antonio...
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