LA CRESCENTA — While the two schools are no longer in the same division, nor in the same league or even city, the Crescenta Valley High boys' swimming team has maintained a healthy rivalry with Hart over the years.
The Falcons welcomed the CIF Southern Section Division I stalwart Indians onto their pool deck Thursday afternoon for the latest installment of their nonleague saga and Crescenta Valley showed that despite its residence in Division II, it is more than up to competing with Hart, pulling out a 99-71 victory.
"The athletes definitely bring their best efforts and they focus on this meet, both Hart and Crescenta Valley," said Falcons Coach Jan Sakonju, whose team improved to 5-0 in dual meets. "We have this great rivalry where it's just fun competing and both teams step up and push each other to become better. Even though we're in different divisions, I think that rivalry still exists. I think both programs push each other to be better, regardless of which division we're in."