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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | July 27, 2010
GLENDALE — With their backs against the wall, the San Gabriel Valley 16-18 All-Stars responded with two victories on Monday evening to arrive in today's title game. Having fallen against host Watsonville in their opening game of the tournament, the SGV All-Stars staved off elimination with a 2-0 win against Northern California to start Monday before finishing the night with an impressive 9-1 win over Central California in the loser's-bracket final of the Babe Ruth 16-18 Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament.
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August 6, 2003
Erik Boal Errol Simonitsch said the prospect of competing in the Babe Ruth World Series has been a carrot that has been dangling in front of his La Crescenta 14-year-old All-Stars since they began their postseason journey July 18. Following Monday night's 11-8 victory against Visalia in the winner's-bracket final of the Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament at Ken Price Field in Murray, Utah, it appears as if...
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | July 23, 2010
GLENDALE — Watsonville holds plenty of recent history for the San Gabriel Valley Babe Ruth 16-18 squad. The small Central California farming community has been a checkpoint on the way to World Series appearances in the past, most recently last season, when the team, coached by Crescenta Valley High Coach Phil Torres, advanced to the Babe Ruth World Series in Moses Lake, Wash., where it reached the semifinals. And, once again, it's Watsonville that SGV will have to pass through to make another go at the championship.
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By Gabriel Rizk | July 26, 2008
GLENDALE ? An 8-5 first-round win over Monterey Bay late Thursday night in Watsonville slotted the Arroyo Seco Saints into the winners? bracket of the Babe Ruth 16-18 Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament, where the team will aim to stay with a win in its next game against Arizona tonight. Arroyo Seco supported winning starting pitcher Nick Woodward with 13 hits on Thursday, including a three-for-three performance from 2008 St. Francis High graduate Kyle Wong, who had two runs batted in, and a two-for-three, three-RBI game from Nick Wilson.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | July 20, 2011
GLENDALE — Instead of competing in the Babe Ruth Southern California State Tournament, the San Gabriel Valley Babe Ruth 16-18 squad played three practice games against California collegiate teams. It's those three games that have prepared San Gabriel Valley, coached by Crescenta Valley High baseball Coach Phil Torres and featuring several local players, for the Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament in Modesto. While Torres and San Gabriel Valley would have preferred participating in the state tournament — which has been held at Arcadia High in recent years but wasn't this year because a field permit couldn't be obtained — the three games will have to do. "You always want to play games and play in the state tournament," said Torres, whose team will begin the seven-team, double-elimination Pacific Southwest Tournament against a team from Central California at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Modesto Christian High.
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December 20, 2010
Bill O. Gardner, 84, died Wednesday, December 15, 2010 surrounded by his loved ones.  Bill was born May 18, 1926 in Los Angeles, California.  He attended Los Angeles Polytechnic High School, class of Summer 1943.  Just prior to graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps.  He trained in Biloxi, Mississippi and was discharged in November of 1945.  Bill returned to Los Angeles and attended Metropolitan High School to receive his high school diploma.  He worked as a cabinet maker at Lockheed Aircraft where he worked installing cabinets on their Constellation airplanes.
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By Charles Rich | August 10, 2009
The La Crescenta 13-year-old Babe Ruth squad spent the entire weekend fending off elimination, thanks in part to its bats coming alive in the final innings. Case in point, La Crescenta scored seven runs in the top of the seventh to secure a 15-8 victory against Madera of Central California on Sunday night in an elimination game of the Pacific Southwest Regional 13-year-old Babe Ruth Tournament in Eureka. La Crescenta entered the final inning, trailing, 7-6. Bryan Wang knotted the game, which featured nine combined errors, at 7 with a run-scoring triple that scored Ted Boeke.
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April 3, 2009
For the first time in the region’s soccer history, the Glendale AYSO Under 14 (U14) boys section All-Star team has won the California State Championship last weekend. Glendale handily won first-place honors followed by San Luis Obisbo which took second place. Balboa, another San Fernando Valley team, came in third and fourth place went to Southgate. Glendale was dubbed as a “classy team” after the match. “Their entire season was played with great skill and outstanding sportsmanship.
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August 10, 2005
Charles Rich It took a couple of months, but the La Crescenta Babe Ruth baseball squad finally found a team that it could match up to. Unfortunately for La Crescenta, it turned out to be a team that beat it twice in a three-day span to dash any hopes of the locals winning a championship -- and the World Series. La Crescenta saw its season come to a close with a 6-5 loss to Arizona in the championship game of the Pacific Southwest Tournament at Snow College South in Richfield, Utah, on Tuesday.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | July 20, 2011
GLENDALE — Instead of competing in the Babe Ruth Southern California State Tournament, the San Gabriel Valley Babe Ruth 16-18 squad played three practice games against California collegiate teams. It's those three games that have prepared San Gabriel Valley, coached by Crescenta Valley High baseball Coach Phil Torres and featuring several local players, for the Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament in Modesto. While Torres and San Gabriel Valley would have preferred participating in the state tournament — which has been held at Arcadia High in recent years but wasn't this year because a field permit couldn't be obtained — the three games will have to do. "You always want to play games and play in the state tournament," said Torres, whose team will begin the seven-team, double-elimination Pacific Southwest Tournament against a team from Central California at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Modesto Christian High.
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December 20, 2010
Bill O. Gardner, 84, died Wednesday, December 15, 2010 surrounded by his loved ones.  Bill was born May 18, 1926 in Los Angeles, California.  He attended Los Angeles Polytechnic High School, class of Summer 1943.  Just prior to graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps.  He trained in Biloxi, Mississippi and was discharged in November of 1945.  Bill returned to Los Angeles and attended Metropolitan High School to receive his high school diploma.  He worked as a cabinet maker at Lockheed Aircraft where he worked installing cabinets on their Constellation airplanes.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | July 27, 2010
GLENDALE — With their backs against the wall, the San Gabriel Valley 16-18 All-Stars responded with two victories on Monday evening to arrive in today's title game. Having fallen against host Watsonville in their opening game of the tournament, the SGV All-Stars staved off elimination with a 2-0 win against Northern California to start Monday before finishing the night with an impressive 9-1 win over Central California in the loser's-bracket final of the Babe Ruth 16-18 Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament.
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | July 23, 2010
GLENDALE — Watsonville holds plenty of recent history for the San Gabriel Valley Babe Ruth 16-18 squad. The small Central California farming community has been a checkpoint on the way to World Series appearances in the past, most recently last season, when the team, coached by Crescenta Valley High Coach Phil Torres, advanced to the Babe Ruth World Series in Moses Lake, Wash., where it reached the semifinals. And, once again, it's Watsonville that SGV will have to pass through to make another go at the championship.
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By Jason Wells and Melanie Hicken | May 13, 2010
A 22-year-old Glendale woman who went missing Wednesday, prompting fears she had been abducted during a morning jog, was found Thursday nearly 270 miles away in Merced, police said. Nancy Salas was picked up by Merced police and taken to a medical facility after she walked into a downtown store and called 911, Merced police Lt. Andre Matthews said. Authorities would not elaborate on how she may have gotten to Merced, or why, but they said she did not appear to have been physically harmed.
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By Charles Rich and Grant Gordon | August 11, 2009
GLENDALE ? The La Crescenta 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-Star team spent the entire weekend fending off elimination, thanks in large part to its bats coming alive in the final innings. Unfortunately for La Crescenta, it couldn?t do it one more time. La Crescenta saw its season end Monday night with a 12-1 loss to Alameda in an elimination game of the Pacific Southwest Regional at Babe Ruth Field in Eureka. The game was called in the middle of the fifth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule.
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By Charles Rich | August 10, 2009
The La Crescenta 13-year-old Babe Ruth squad spent the entire weekend fending off elimination, thanks in part to its bats coming alive in the final innings. Case in point, La Crescenta scored seven runs in the top of the seventh to secure a 15-8 victory against Madera of Central California on Sunday night in an elimination game of the Pacific Southwest Regional 13-year-old Babe Ruth Tournament in Eureka. La Crescenta entered the final inning, trailing, 7-6. Bryan Wang knotted the game, which featured nine combined errors, at 7 with a run-scoring triple that scored Ted Boeke.
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By Grant Gordon | August 5, 2009
GLENDALE — Off on a roundtrip that extends to more than 1,200 miles, the La Crescenta 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars find themselves just south of the Oregon border and shouldered by the Pacific. At stake is a possible excursion to Utah and the Babe Ruth World Series, but for now, it’s all about the Babe Ruth 13-year-old Pacific Southwest Regional, which begins today and runs through Tuesday. “I told them we’re not talking about [the World Series],” La Crescenta Coach Rick Marquis said.
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April 3, 2009
For the first time in the region’s soccer history, the Glendale AYSO Under 14 (U14) boys section All-Star team has won the California State Championship last weekend. Glendale handily won first-place honors followed by San Luis Obisbo which took second place. Balboa, another San Fernando Valley team, came in third and fourth place went to Southgate. Glendale was dubbed as a “classy team” after the match. “Their entire season was played with great skill and outstanding sportsmanship.
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