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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | October 9, 2012
SOUTHEAST GLENDALE - - The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 70th year, meets Tuesdays at the Elk's Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the fifth meeting of the year. APACHES GIVE NO QUARTER TO ALUM It was with great anticipation that Andrew Policky approached Friday's Pacific League game at Arcadia, as the second-year Hoover coach graduated from Arcadia, where he was formerly a player and assistant coach. "It was their homecoming and my alma mater, so I guess it was kind of my homecoming, too," said Policky, who was also taking on former colleague and Apaches Coach Chris Long , whom Policky replaced at Hoover when Long went back to Arcadia last season.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | July 12, 2010
GLENDALE — Lee Pope never lost hope. Having spent the past 11 seasons coaching at all of the different levels of the Crescenta Valley High football program and the past two seasons as the junior varsity boys' golf squad, Pope wanted to see if his body of work could lead to a head coaching position at his alma mater. It did. Pope was named the Crescenta Valley girls' golf coach June 24. He succeeds Ken Johnson, who resigned in June after eight seasons so he can attend his daughter's soccer matches this fall at New Mexico Highlands University.
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June 25, 2004
Hamlet Nalbandyan Vicky Oganyan admitted it was kind of strange to stand on the same sideline that her high school coach occupied for several years at Glendale High. Oganyan, who graduated from Glendale in 1997 as one of the top players in recent years from the school, played for Jerry Mike -- now the coach at Valencia High -- when he was the coach for the Nitros. But she had different allegiances Thursday. -- BOX SCORE -- -- Burroughs 23 18 -- 41 Glendale 20 20 -- 40 -- -- BURROUGHS Acevedo 15 and 3 steals, Carter 8, Martinez 6, Coronado 4, Nichols 3 and 5 assists, Morgan 2, Tuler 2 and 11 rebounds, Valencia 1. Three-pointers: Acevedo.
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By Charles Rich | October 22, 2008
SOUTHEAST GLENDALE — The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 66th year, meets Tuesdays at the Elk’s Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the seventh meeting of the year .   GOING FROM ONE RIVAL TO ANOTHER The Falcons, ranked No. 8 in the CIF Southern Section Northeast Division, picked up a 21-13 Pacific League win against Glendale last Friday. Now, the Falcons will face winless Hoover on Friday in another league game at Glendale High’s Moyse Field.
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By Gabriel Rizk | August 1, 2009
GLENDALE — With a coaching change made official on Wednesday, the Glendale High baseball program appears headed for a return to a philosophy and way of doing things that saw the Nitros achieve some success over a decade ago. That’s the stated intention, anyway, from Jesus Osuna, who was promoted from an assistant coaching position he has held for the past four years to assume head coaching duties for Glendale after Jon Keefer stepped...
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By Jon Haber | April 8, 2011
The creative aspect of being a live performer and composer for TV shows and film is what La Crescenta musician David Siebels loves most about his profession. He will be recognized for that creativity by his alma mater, Cal State University Fullerton, when he receives the university’s Distinguished Alumni Award on April 30 during a ceremony hosted by Visions & Visionaries at the Anaheim Marriott. After graduating from Cal State Fullerton in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in music and emphasis in music education, Siebels went on to arrange and produce 27 albums, score 35 films and nine television series, conduct 65 musical variety television shows and compose and arrange two musical variety television specials.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | November 14, 2011
Glendale High's latest triumph on the football field - a 55-49 victory over archrival Hoover in the annual “Battle for the Victory Bell” on Thursday - will stand as the last victory for the Nitros with Coach Alan Eberhart at the helm. Eberhart officially resigned Monday after three years as the Glendale coach. “I failed,” Eberhart said. “I don't want to blame anybody. I came here, I thought I could change it, but I failed to create an atmosphere where kids wanted to play football.
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By Rachel Kane | September 4, 2006
About 20 men, women and children gathered in Verdugo Park on Sunday to celebrate a time of giving. They all attended Musa Ler France Welfere, a school for kindergartners to 12th-graders in Musa Ler, a small, Armenian mountain town. Through donations pooled together and taken every three months in the year, these families are able to send about $3,000 to $4,000 in donations back to their Armenian alma mater. "It's been four years," said Nelli Hakobyan, 20, of Van Nuys.
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By Charles Rich | September 7, 2006
At 24, Edgar Torosyan said he feels old. "I just turned 24 [in August]," said Torosyan, who will begin his first year as head coach of the Glendale High football team "I've done a lot at 24, though sometimes I feel like I'm 40. "Most coaches start to [coach] at 40." Torosyan, who was hired to succeed Ted Amorosi on May 12, will be the first Armenian head coach in their now 90-year history. He will inherit a program that finished 2-8 and 1-4 in the Pacific League last season under Amorosi, who went 3-17 in two seasons.
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By Grant Gordon | April 2, 2009
GLENDALE — When Alan Eberhart resigned from his post as Crescenta Valley High’s football coach amid the 2006 season, he remarked about how odd it was to say he was a football coach. On Thursday, Eberhart was bestowed the luxury of once again being able to put am and football coach in the same sentence. The longtime face of the Falcons will come home to Glendale, his alma mater, and the Nitros, as he was recently hired as the program’s 25th head coach and eighth since 1994, accepting the job on Thursday.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | May 2, 2013
After two seasons at the helm of Hoover High football and following one of the more successful seasons for the Tornadoes in some time, Andrew Policky has stepped down from his post as Hoover's head football coach to return to his alma mater, taking over as the new Arcadia head football coach. Policky, an Arcadia graduate, announced his departure to his team on Thursday after accepting his new position on Wednesday. “When I was at Hoover, it wasn't something I thought a lot about,” said Policky of returning to Arcadia, where he played football and graduated in 1999 and later returned as an assistant coach.
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | October 9, 2012
SOUTHEAST GLENDALE - - The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 70th year, meets Tuesdays at the Elk's Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the fifth meeting of the year. APACHES GIVE NO QUARTER TO ALUM It was with great anticipation that Andrew Policky approached Friday's Pacific League game at Arcadia, as the second-year Hoover coach graduated from Arcadia, where he was formerly a player and assistant coach. "It was their homecoming and my alma mater, so I guess it was kind of my homecoming, too," said Policky, who was also taking on former colleague and Apaches Coach Chris Long , whom Policky replaced at Hoover when Long went back to Arcadia last season.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | November 14, 2011
Glendale High's latest triumph on the football field - a 55-49 victory over archrival Hoover in the annual “Battle for the Victory Bell” on Thursday - will stand as the last victory for the Nitros with Coach Alan Eberhart at the helm. Eberhart officially resigned Monday after three years as the Glendale coach. “I failed,” Eberhart said. “I don't want to blame anybody. I came here, I thought I could change it, but I failed to create an atmosphere where kids wanted to play football.
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By Jon Haber | April 8, 2011
The creative aspect of being a live performer and composer for TV shows and film is what La Crescenta musician David Siebels loves most about his profession. He will be recognized for that creativity by his alma mater, Cal State University Fullerton, when he receives the university’s Distinguished Alumni Award on April 30 during a ceremony hosted by Visions & Visionaries at the Anaheim Marriott. After graduating from Cal State Fullerton in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in music and emphasis in music education, Siebels went on to arrange and produce 27 albums, score 35 films and nine television series, conduct 65 musical variety television shows and compose and arrange two musical variety television specials.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | July 12, 2010
GLENDALE — Lee Pope never lost hope. Having spent the past 11 seasons coaching at all of the different levels of the Crescenta Valley High football program and the past two seasons as the junior varsity boys' golf squad, Pope wanted to see if his body of work could lead to a head coaching position at his alma mater. It did. Pope was named the Crescenta Valley girls' golf coach June 24. He succeeds Ken Johnson, who resigned in June after eight seasons so he can attend his daughter's soccer matches this fall at New Mexico Highlands University.
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By Gabriel Rizk | August 1, 2009
GLENDALE — With a coaching change made official on Wednesday, the Glendale High baseball program appears headed for a return to a philosophy and way of doing things that saw the Nitros achieve some success over a decade ago. That’s the stated intention, anyway, from Jesus Osuna, who was promoted from an assistant coaching position he has held for the past four years to assume head coaching duties for Glendale after Jon Keefer stepped...
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By Grant Gordon | April 2, 2009
GLENDALE — When Alan Eberhart resigned from his post as Crescenta Valley High’s football coach amid the 2006 season, he remarked about how odd it was to say he was a football coach. On Thursday, Eberhart was bestowed the luxury of once again being able to put am and football coach in the same sentence. The longtime face of the Falcons will come home to Glendale, his alma mater, and the Nitros, as he was recently hired as the program’s 25th head coach and eighth since 1994, accepting the job on Thursday.
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By Charles Rich | October 22, 2008
SOUTHEAST GLENDALE — The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 66th year, meets Tuesdays at the Elk’s Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the seventh meeting of the year .   GOING FROM ONE RIVAL TO ANOTHER The Falcons, ranked No. 8 in the CIF Southern Section Northeast Division, picked up a 21-13 Pacific League win against Glendale last Friday. Now, the Falcons will face winless Hoover on Friday in another league game at Glendale High’s Moyse Field.
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By Charles Rich | September 7, 2006
At 24, Edgar Torosyan said he feels old. "I just turned 24 [in August]," said Torosyan, who will begin his first year as head coach of the Glendale High football team "I've done a lot at 24, though sometimes I feel like I'm 40. "Most coaches start to [coach] at 40." Torosyan, who was hired to succeed Ted Amorosi on May 12, will be the first Armenian head coach in their now 90-year history. He will inherit a program that finished 2-8 and 1-4 in the Pacific League last season under Amorosi, who went 3-17 in two seasons.
NEWS
By Rachel Kane | September 4, 2006
About 20 men, women and children gathered in Verdugo Park on Sunday to celebrate a time of giving. They all attended Musa Ler France Welfere, a school for kindergartners to 12th-graders in Musa Ler, a small, Armenian mountain town. Through donations pooled together and taken every three months in the year, these families are able to send about $3,000 to $4,000 in donations back to their Armenian alma mater. "It's been four years," said Nelli Hakobyan, 20, of Van Nuys.
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