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La Cañada Athletic Hall of Fame Names New Members

Three former outstanding athletes will be inducted into the La Cañada Athletic Hall of Fame on May 30 at 5 p.m. in the school auditorium.
This year’s inductees are 2016 graduate Amber Graves, 2018 grad Katie Scoville, and Ryan Graves, Class of 2019. Amber and Ryan are the first sister-brother athletes to be inducted into the hall of fame.
Former athletes are nominated based on their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the La Cañada athletic program.
The La Cañada High School Athletic Hall of Fame was founded by former athletic director James Harvey with an inaugural class of 18 athletes.
Amber Graves was a standout player for four years in the La Cañada High School Girls Basketball Program. During her freshman year, Amber was first-team all-Rio Hondo League and second-team all-CIF. During her junior year, she was again selected to the all-league first team and also earned the league defensive player of the year recognition. As a senior, Amber led the best girls team to a historic 29-5 record and runner-up finishes in both the CIF Southern Section championship and and CIF Southern California State Regionals. In her final year as a Spartan, Amber was named Rio Hondo League MVP, All Pasadena Star-News, and all-CIF second team.
She finished 12 all-time in career points with 661, scoring 378 points her senior year. She continued playing basketball at Brandeis University after high school graduation. Amber’s high school coach was Sarah Beattie.
Scoville was one of the best girls’ distance runners in La Cañada school history.
Scoville ran for four years in both cross-country and track. She was a two-time Rio Hondo League cross-country champion, and in 2015, she won a CIF Division IV individual championship. Scoville qualified four times to the state meet in cross-country, and she placed 10th as an individual in 2015. She also helped the Spartans’ girls team finish third in the state meet in 2017. In 2015, she finished 14th in the very prestigious Foot Locker Western Regionals.
In track, Scoville was a 1,600-meter Rio Hondo League Champion and two-time league champion in the 3,200. In 2016, she won the CIF Division III individual championship in the 3,200. She was named the Valley Sun Girls’ Athlete of the Year in 2016. Katie’s personal record in the mile was 4 minutes, 59 seconds, and 10:28 in the 3,200. Scoville’s former coach Jenn Loya will help induct her into the Hall of Fame.
Scoville was team captain in both her junior and senior years. She also played defense on the girls soccer team at La Cañada and continued playing club soccer at Case Western Reserve University.
Ryan Graves was a superlative athlete in both baseball and basketball for La Cañada High School. Ryan played for four years on the varsity baseball team. The highlights of his baseball career include earning Rio Hondo League Pitcher of the year honors in 2017, 2017 All Pasadena Star News first team, 2019 all-Rio Hondo League first team, 2019 all-CIF Division III first team, and 2019 Max Preps California Medium Teams All State. Ryan earned a scholarship to play baseball at San Jose State and also pitched at Pasadena City College and California State University, Monterey Bay. His high school baseball coach was Matt Whisenant.
Ryan also had a tremendous career in basketball for La Cañada. He played varsity basketball in his last three years at La Cañada. During his sophomore year, Ryan was all-Rio Hondo League second team. He made a big jump his junior year as he was named Rio Hondo League co-MVP.
In his senior year, Ryan earned Rio Hondo League MVP honors, all-CIF Division III first-team accolades, and all-CIF State Division III first team. Ryan set the school record for 3-pointers made in a single season, scoring 116 in his senior year. He finished third all-time in career 3-pointers made with 207.
He scored 578 points his senior year, which is ninth best in program history. Ryan also finished 15th in all-time scoring. His high school varsity basketball coach was Tom Hofman.
Ryan is the only athlete in school to be named all-state in both baseball and basketball. Ryan and his teammate Zach Feehan were the only two athletes in school history to play in the CIF finals in both baseball and basketball. La Cañada finished runner-up in both sports.

First published in the May 23 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.


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