Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: Glendale HomeCollectionsAppels
IN THE NEWS

Appels

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | August 2, 2013
LA CAÑADA - Its three-pronged formula for teaching the game of soccer certainly wasn't new, but also wasn't close to getting old in the St. Francis Summer Soccer Camp's 24th year. A group of about 45 campers tested their knowledge and skill not only on the soccer pitch, but in the classroom and gym at the weeklong clinic. It was hosted by director and Golden Knights Coach Glen Appels on St. Francis' campus from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The approach was effective for the diverse group, which ranged from boys and girls 8 to 18 years old and from beginners to players on Appels' varsity squad.
SPORTS
By Grant Gordon | December 21, 2007
GLENDALE ? The Sabino Tournament is still going for the St. Francis High soccer team. It?s just not going in the direction the Golden Knights had hoped for. With a berth in the Tucson, Ariz. tournament?s semifinals on the line, the Golden Knights squandered some chances offensively and reacted a little too slow to prevent a 1-0 loss to Canyon Del Oro. ?Second half, we had some chances and couldn?t get [the ball] in,? St. Francis Coach Glen Appels said. ?They hit a shot off the post, we thought it was rolling out and it rolled in. We were slow reacting to it and they kicked it in.?
SPORTS
By Grant Gordon News-Press | February 22, 2008
Not much has changed in the way of the CIF playoffs for St. Francis High?s soccer team from last year to this. The Golden Knights are hoping that changes today. ?We?re in the exact same situation,? St. Francis Coach Glen Appels said. ?For us, it?s a chance to take it a step further.? A season ago, the Golden Knights advanced to the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs only to be upset by Servite, 4-2, at home. They?d won their first-round home game by a large margin, just as they did on Friday, beating Lakewood, 5-1. Now Marmonte League champion Newbury Park (10-4-3)
SPORTS
By Grant Gordon | February 19, 2010
GLENDALE — With a history of playoff triumph and ascension, it seems as though nothing is impossible for the St. Francis soccer team once it enters the postseason. The Golden Knights, having finished fourth for a second straight season in the Mission League and having entered the postseason with a losing record, once more proved the aforementioned theory on Thursday afternoon. On the strength of a match-tying penalty kick from Max Cadena with less than two minutes remaining in regulation and a game-winning score in the sixth round of penalty kicks by Sean Fitzpatrick, St. Francis emerged with a 1-1 (5-4)
SPORTS
By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan | November 27, 2012
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE - La Salle High boys' soccer Coach Dan Sheridan called the St. Francis program one of the "best in the valley," in the past 20 years, and mentioned it was beneficial for his team to play the Golden Knights. Although Sheridan had to settle for a 0-0 outing against St. Francis in Tuesday's season opener for both teams, the head coach was pleased with his squad's performance against a talented Golden Knights program at Friedman Field. While Sheridan was pleased with his defense, his counterpart was simply disappointed.
SPORTS
By Grant Gordon | February 22, 2007
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — For 40 frenzied minutes, the St. Francis High and Servite boys' soccer teams battled back and forth. From a demolition derby disguised as a soccer game, they emerged. After having combined for six goals in those final 40 minutes, a slew of yellow cards and myriad cheers and jeers, it was Servite left celebrating a 4-2 CIF Southern Section Division I second-round victory at Friedman Field. And it was St. Francis left to wonder what might have been.
SPORTS
By Grant Gordon | February 23, 2010
GLENDALE — Having entered the CIF Southern Section Division I boys’ soccer playoffs with a sub-.500 record as the fourth-place squad from the Mission League and with the tournament’s third seed opposing it, to some, perhaps many, St. Francis’ opening-round win on the road against West Torrance, which had just one prior loss, was an upset of large proportions. To longtime Golden Knights Coach Glen Appels, however, there was nothing magical about it. He contends his team has played an arduous schedule, both in nonleague and league play, and hung with the best all season long.
NEWS
By Charles Rich | January 8, 2008
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE ? With five goals scored, one would think everything would be hunky-dory. Not so for the St. Francis High boys? soccer team, which posted a convincing 5-0 Mission League home victory against Chaminade on Monday night at Friedman Field. The Golden Knights (13-4, 2-0 in league) received three goals from Nick Posthuma and one apiece from Amir Moore and Nick Swart to record their eighth shutout win this season. In St. Francis Coach Glen Appels? mind, the Golden Knights didn?
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com and By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | January 8, 2014
LA CAÑADA - It is a milestone that has been 25 years in the making. Unfortunately, that milestone will have to wait for now. When the St. Francis High soccer team faced Alemany in a Mission League opener Wednesday, coach Glen Appels was sitting at 399 career wins. A win would give the Appels his historic 400th victory, a remarkable feat for any coach. It looked as it St. Francis was going to deliver that milestone to its coach, holding a one-goal lead heading into the final minute of play.
Advertisement
SPORTS
By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | August 2, 2013
LA CAÑADA - Its three-pronged formula for teaching the game of soccer certainly wasn't new, but also wasn't close to getting old in the St. Francis Summer Soccer Camp's 24th year. A group of about 45 campers tested their knowledge and skill not only on the soccer pitch, but in the classroom and gym at the weeklong clinic. It was hosted by director and Golden Knights Coach Glen Appels on St. Francis' campus from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The approach was effective for the diverse group, which ranged from boys and girls 8 to 18 years old and from beginners to players on Appels' varsity squad.
SPORTS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | February 6, 2013
LA CANADA  -  Prior to their regular season finale Wednesday night, the members of the St. Francis High soccer team convened in a classroom inside the campus fieldhouse adjacent to Friedman Field before receiving a history lesson covering the team's last 24 years. St. Francis Coach Glen Appels specifically noted that the Golden Knights had missed the playoffs only once since he took over the team in 1989. The Golden Knights got Appels' point and then took care of some unfinished business  - wrapping up a playoff berth.
SPORTS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | February 6, 2013
LA CAÑADA - Victories and goal scoring have been nonexistent of late for the St. Francis High soccer team. It's led to St. Francis limping to the finish line with a playoff berth still to be claimed. St. Francis had an opportunity to curb its woes and wrap up a trip to the postseason Monday night in a Mission League home match against Sherman Oaks Notre Dame. Unfortunately for St. Francis, it remained stagnant, surrendering three first-half goals en route to a 4-0 defeat. “I'm disappointed with this effort and we had a nightmarish first half,” said St. Francis Coach Glen Appels, whose team was shut out for the fourth match in a row and hasn't scored a goal since a 2-0 league win against Alemany on Jan. 23. “We haven't gotten out of the gate early and we've been a step slower.” St. Francis dropped to 6-10-5, 4-6-1 in league for third place with 13 points.
SPORTS
By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan | November 27, 2012
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE - La Salle High boys' soccer Coach Dan Sheridan called the St. Francis program one of the "best in the valley," in the past 20 years, and mentioned it was beneficial for his team to play the Golden Knights. Although Sheridan had to settle for a 0-0 outing against St. Francis in Tuesday's season opener for both teams, the head coach was pleased with his squad's performance against a talented Golden Knights program at Friedman Field. While Sheridan was pleased with his defense, his counterpart was simply disappointed.
SPORTS
By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | August 7, 2012
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE - As it continues to expand its reach, the St. Francis Summer Soccer Camp brought together the coaching minds behind three of the preeminent high school programs in the area when it convened last week. Crescenta Valley High girls' soccer Coach Jorden Schulz, whose team won a Pacific League co-title last season, and Crescenta Valley boys' Coach Grant Clark, who piloted the Falcons to a CIF Southern Section Division IV title in March, joined forces with veteran St. Francis Coach Glen Appels for a comprehensive weeklong soccer clinic at St. Francis that ended on Friday.
SPORTS
By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 21, 2012
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE - For more than 65 minutes of game time, St. Francis High's soccer team was holding a winning ticket for a trip to the CIF Southern Section Division I quarterfinals. But then a familiar storyline reared its ugly head, as the Golden Knights saw a late lead, along with their ticket to the next round, slip away on a late regulation goal before an overtime tally by visiting Ventura that was as controversial as it was heartbreaking brought St. Francis' season to a halt with a 2-1 sudden-death loss on Friday afternoon at Friedman Field.
SPORTS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | February 20, 2012
When the St. Francis High and Crescenta Valley boys' soccer teams take to the field for their respective CIF Southern Section division home matches today, they will do so facing opponents whom they eliminated from the playoffs last year. St. Francis Coach Glen Appels and Crescenta Valley Coach Grant Clark haven't lost sight of that and have reminded their players about the added incentive their opponents will have. St. Francis (8-8-8) will meet Ventura (20-0-7) in a Division I match and third-seeded Crescenta Valley (17-0-6)
SPORTS
By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | January 27, 2012
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE - With what had been a lopsided Mission League match having reverted into a tightly played contest, St. Francis High's Billy McCreary gave it a little extra. And it was that little extra that led to a game-clinching goal, as McCreary found the back of the net twice, including the clincher with just less than eight minutes remaining in the Golden Knights' 3-1 league win over Alemany on Friday evening at Friedman Field. "It's the effort is what it is," said McCreary, who's on the heels of an All-CIF football season, as he played cornerback, kicker and punter for the Golden Knights.
NEWS
January 24, 2012
A state appellate court panel has upheld the conviction of a man who caused the deadly Metrolink train derailment in 2005 in Glendale. A Los Angeles County Superior Court jury convicted Juan Manuel Alvarez in 2008 of 11 counts of first-degree murder and one count of arson for drenching his Jeep Cherokee with gasoline and parking it on the train tracks near the border with Atwater in January 2005, causing the massive derailment. Eleven people died and nearly 200 were injured.
Glendale News-Press Articles Glendale News-Press Articles
|