•May 4 — Boys' singles tennis player Oleg Simonyan advances to the final of the Pacific League tournament before falling to top-seeded Garrett Auproux of Burroughs, 6-2, 6-0, at Pasadena High.
"I was happy to make the finals, but the finals was really hard because I was so tired and it's so hot," Simonyan said. "I tried my best."
Simonyan reaches the final round with a 6-3, 6-3 semifinal victory against Arcadia's Andrew You.
•May 9 — Hoover football Coach Long resigns following three seasons after failing to obtain the credentials necessary to remain as an on-campus teacher and football coach.
"They told me I needed to resign," Long said. "I wanted to stay on as a coach even though I lost my teaching job. I was hoping to stay on as a substitute [teacher] or walk-on."
Long, who finishes 3-27 at Hoover, is replaced a week later by former assistant Andrew Policky.
•May 10 — The Hoover boys' tennis team qualifies for the playoffs for the first time since 2003, but falls, 11-7, in a CIF Southern Section Division II wild-card road match against Anaheim Canyon.
"It's a good way to end our season by playing in a competitive match," Hoover Coach Julie Hoppe said. "It's our first trip to the playoffs in a long time and we have some good young players here now.
"It took a little while to get here since I took over the program [in 2007]. It does take time to build a program, but I feel good about the mindset at Hoover."
The Tornadoes, who finish 8-9, 5-7 in league for fifth place, win five singles sets, but manage just two doubles victories. Hoover receives two wins apiece in singles from Oleg Simonyan (6-1, 6-1) and Emile Ohanyan (6-2, 6-4).
•May 13 — The Hoover baseball team clinches a playoff berth for the first time since 2008 with a 6-1 Pacific League home win against cross-town rival Glendale.