This is the third of eight editions in which the News-Press looks back at the area's 2010-11 seasons, school by school, before looking ahead at the year to come.
There proved to be quite a few intriguing storylines throughout the past season for Glendale High. Some resulted in teams reaching the playoffs and individuals turning in fine efforts on the track and courts. Seven programs qualified for the CIF playoffs, including the boys' and girls' basketball and boys' and girls' water polo teams.
The football team regained possession of the "Victory Bell" by posting a lopsided win against cross-town rival Hoover. The track and field teams retained the "Bronze Bowl" after they bested Hoover for the 12th straight season. Sophomore boys' sprinter Mike Davis proved to be the best in the 100- and 200-meter races, capturing Pacific League championships in both races.
Here is a recap of some of the Nitros' athletic highlights and events that unfolded during the past year: