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Falcons face No. 2 seed

May 11, 2012|From Staff Reports

BOYS' VOLLEYBALL

South Torrance at Crescenta Valley, 7 p.m.: Crescenta Valley (19-9) will continue its surprising CIF Southern Section Division III playoff run against second-seeded South Torrance (23-4) in a quarterfinal match tonight. The Falcons posted a 25-19, 22-25, 25-14, 25-13 second-round home win Thursday after rallying from a 2-0 deficit to topple L.A. Baptist on Tuesday. South Torrance, which won the Pioneer League title, has posted playoff victories against Cypress and Santa Ynez.

The winner will meet third-seeded Burroughs or Rio Mesa in a semifinal contest Tuesday.

TRACK AND FIELD

Crescenta Valley and Glendale in CIF Southern Section Division I prelims: The Falcons and Nitros will compete in the event at 10 a.m. today at Trabuco Hills High. Several Falcons and Nitros enter fresh off winning Pacific league championships. Among the qualifiers on the boys' side were Mike Davis of Glendale in the 100- and 200-meter races, Crescenta Valley's Josh Strachewski in the 110 and 300 hurdles, Tyler Bradshaw of Crescenta Valley in the pole vault, Michael Duncan of Crescenta Valley in the 800, Robert Casaburi of Glendale in the triple jump, Glendale's 4x100 relay team of Davis, Jeffrey Massin, Tristan Pacba and Carlos Navarro Esperanza and the Nitros' 4x400 relay team of Davis, Massin, Chris Canlas and Navarro Esperanza. Those who qualified in the girls' competition included Glendale's Sophia Amodia in the 100 and 300 hurdles, Glendale's Leana Setian in the 1,600, Megan Melnyk of Crescenta Valley in the 800, Crescenta Valley's Cali King in the 800, Natalie Queally of Glendale in the triple jump, Marquita Lopez-Englemen of Glendale in the discus, Crescenta Valley's Brooke Moultrie in the 3,200, Emmie Walker of Crescenta Valley in the high jump and Kayleigh Carrillo of Crescenta Valley in the 200 and 400. Carrillo, Melnyk, King and Walker qualified in the 4x400 relay and Walker, Carrillo, Claudia Sepulveda and Noel Wong qualified in the 4x100.

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The nine competitors with the best marks in each field event will qualify for the finals May 19 at Mount San Antonio College. In the running events, qualifying will be each heat winner plus the next fastest time to total nine competitors advancing to the finals.

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