June 9, 2006
UPLAND ? The teams traded errors, unearned runs and leads. In the end, the Flintridge Prep baseball squad saw its season end on a disappointing note. Flintridge Prep squandered three leads en route to an 11-10 loss to Upland Christian on Friday in a CIF Southern Section Division VI first-round loss at Upland Memorial Park. The Rebels (14-7) picked up their equipment prior to meeting with friends and family members before boarding the team bus back to La Ca"ada Flintridge wondering what might have been.
May 3, 2006
He's got a leg, and he knows how to use it. Opponents have learned that the hard way when left-footed Gary Au lets one loose from his midfield position. The Flintridge Prep boys' soccer player has frequently caught opposing goalkeepers by surprise after rocketing a ball past them from long distance. Such a strong foot ? one which can routinely kick a soccer ball three quarters of a football field ? has earned the 17-year-old plenty of impressive accolades during his four years as a Rebel.
March 18, 2006
GLENDALE ? Both the Flintridge Prep and Providence High baseball teams are in need of playing time and experience. So, when Thursday's nonleague game was prematurely, and controversially, called to a halt, neither Rebel Coach Robert "Buzz" Cook or Pioneer Nick Rondon was all that happy. At least Cook had a win in hand, however, as the Rebels won their long-awaited season opener, 12-5, against the Pioneers at the Glendale Sports Complex. "It's nice to finally play, the boys were antsy," said Cook, whose team had had its previous four games rained out. Still, Cook and Rondon were peeved after the game ended in the middle of the sixth inning at 5:30 p.m. It came as the home plate umpire said there was no way another inning could be played before reaching the 6 p.m. time limit.
January 19, 2005
Jeff Tully Burbank High's Mike McDonald has always had a little rebel in him. While playing his senior season as a successful starting quarterback for the Bulldog football team, McDonald was told by some that if he hoped to garner a Division I college scholarship, he would probably have to settle for playing defensive back. But the 6-foot-2, 200-pound standout stuck to his guns, and was determined to play quarterback in college. He just needed a chance to prove his worth.
October 9, 2004
Mark R. Madler Earlier this year, Arif Shaikh was in Darfur in western Sudan, a region torn apart by fighting between government troops and rebels that has driven more than a million people into refugee camps. As a representative of Islamic Relief USA, Shaikh was there to see for himself the emergency assistance the relief organization provides to the thousands of people who don't have basic necessities and who live in straw huts without roofs. "When we go there and see what is happening it makes us more aware of what we are about and the needs that are fulfilled," said Shaikh, the charity's media relations director.
May 12, 2004
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan Both teams had their minds set on something else, so, as a result, the nonleague baseball contest between Flintridge Prep and Providence didn't have much to offer in the excitement category. Flintridge Prep was looking forward to this week's crucial Prep League games against Claremont Webb and Pasadena Poly, respectively. And Providence was excited about something else: next season. But the Rebels and Pioneers still had a game to play, one that Flintridge Prep won Saturday, 10-3, at the Glendale Sports Complex in its final regular-season home contest of the season.
December 27, 2003
Erik Boal After the dust settled Dec. 13 on South Pasadena High's Roosevelt Field, and the celebration -- or at least the initial part of it -- had concluded for the Flintridge Prep faithful, a member of the Rebel football team emerged from the locker room wearing an oversized sweatshirt and baggy jeans. By talking with T.C. Scotton, you wouldn't have known that only 45 minutes before, he had just put the finishing touches on one of the great performances in his two-year varsity career, in one of the biggest games in the program's 57-year history.
February 26, 2003
Erik Boal Kenny Fisher never imagined Bellarmine- Jefferson High's full-court, in-your-face, trapping defense would cause so many problems for his pressure-oriented Flintridge Prep squad, but it did. But even with a 15-point second-half lead, Bryan Camacho never expected the Rebel girls' basketball team to go away, which it didn't. And those were only two of the many reasons why both coaches will probably never forget Saturday night's memorable CIF Southern Section Division IVA second-round playoff contest at Flintridge Prep.
March 28, 2001
Sang Lee LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Whistles blew non-stop Tuesday in the Flintridge Prep gym, and that spelled disaster for the Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' volleyball team. Bell-Jeff was swept by Flintridge Prep, 15-5, 15-6, 15-7, in an error-plagued match for the Guards, who were caught for nine net violations and two out-of-rotation violations, not to mention numerous other errors. "That's been our problem all year," Guard Coach Russ Johnson said about his team's errors.