March 18, 2003
Charles Rich He diligently put on a green jacket. No, Crescenta Valley High boys' golfer John Denny didn't win the Masters. Denny slipped on the jacket to keep warm Monday after he carded a one-over-par 37 to carry CV to a 196-206 nonleague match victory against La Canada at Brookside Golf Course No. 1. Most of the match between the intercity rivals was played in windy conditions. -- BOX SCORE -- -- Crescenta Valley 196 La Canada 206 -- -- Brookside Golf Course No. 1 Par 36 -- 3,291 yards -- -- John Denny (CV)
December 9, 2000
Mirjam Swanson CRESCENTA VALLEY HIGH -- It goes without saying, but here it is anyway: The Crescenta Valley High girls' soccer team requires that all contenders with a sincere intent of beating the Falcons come prepared to battle in every moment of the 80-minute match. In the Falcons' 2-0 nonleague win against Burroughs at Crescenta Valley on Friday, the injury-depleted Indians (2-2) gave the Falcons all the fight they wanted, if only for 60 minutes.
July 26, 2001
Mirjam Swanson BURBANK -- Tag this summertime loss on the assistant. But only because the Crescenta Valley High girls' basketball assistant Tedd Duncan asked for it. The ever calm, subdued Duncan took the helm as the Falcons faced Sherman Oaks Notre Dame in Wednesday's first-round Bellarmine-Jefferson Summer Hoop finale. He did so in place of the always animated, explicit head coach Bruce Breeden, busy running his girls' basketball camp at CV. The stylistic difference, Duncan insisted, was the difference Wednesday, as CV's slim game-long lead evaporated at the end of the fourth quarter and never reappeared in overtime of the Falcons' 40-37 loss at Bell-Jeff.
July 14, 2004
Charles Rich Nick Dragovich wasn't about to have the ball taken out of his hands against a stingy Burbank team. After making 100 pitches, who could blame the Crescenta Valley pitcher for wanting to complete his task of recording a complete-game effort? Dragovich struck out 10 and scattered two hits to lead CV to a 4-1 victory against Burbank in the title game of the Little League District 16 Major Baseball All-Star Tournament at Babe Herman Field on Tuesday night.
July 16, 2002
Charles Rich Taylor Smale couldn't run on empty. The 14-year-old Crescenta Valley Junior Baseball player, who had thrown 124 pitches in seven innings, darted for home plate with championship aspirations pumping through his blood. Smale scored the winning run on a fielder's choice in the bottom of the eighth inning Monday to give CV a 4-3 victory against Jewish War Veterans in the if-necessary championship game of the District 16 Junior Baseball All-Star Tournament at Scholl Canyon Park.
March 24, 2006
The Crescenta Valley girls' varsity softball team was defeated by visiting Saugus, 2-1, in nonleague action on Wednesday at Montrose Park. The Falcons, who played well in the High Desert Classic in Lancaster earlier in the week, fell to 4-3. They will travel to Golden Valley today (Friday) for a nonleague doubleheader with games to start at 3 and 5 p.m. CV will participate in the Charter Oak Tournament starting tomorrow (Saturday) and concluding on April 8. Competing in the High Desert classic on Monday, the Falcons defeated Pasadena La Salle, 5-4, with a run in the bottom of the seventh inning on an error by the La Salle catcher.
February 18, 2003
Erik Boal They've been waiting around for almost an entire year dealing with the memories of a heartbreaking shootout loss in the semifinals of the 2002 State Open Cup. But the members of the Crescenta Valley girls' soccer club Under-13 team won't have to wait much longer for their shot at redemption. With three victories Saturday and Sunday at the Lancaster Soccer Complex, Reggie Rivas' squad earned a return trip to the final four in this year's State Cup Tournament, which will conclude Sunday at the California Youth Soccer Organization South Complex in San Bernardino.
December 22, 1999
VALENCIA -- Crescenta Valley High boys basketball Coach Jim Smiley summed up Tuesday night's 66-61 loss to Valencia High in one statement. "They played harder, they wanted it more, they won the game--it's that simple," he said. The Falcons lacked desire in its nonconference loss to the Vikings, who were up by as much as 14 at one point in the fourth quarter. "Later in the game, we wanted to trap them," Valencia Coach Gary Spindt said. "We wanted to set up CV higher and make it tougher for them to go into [James]
November 6, 2004
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan Before the season started, Crescenta Valley High wide receiver Gabe Balderrma made a Joe Namath-esque prediction. "I guarantee we will win league," the senior said. Two months later, the Falcons have clinched their first Pacific League title since 2001. CV earned at least a share of the championship with a 51-27 beating of Hoover on Friday at Moyse Field. The Falcons (5-4, 4-0 in league) will play host Arcadia (4-5, 4-1)
May 2, 2001
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan ARCADIA -- In a must-win situation to stay in the hunt for the Pacific League baseball title, Crescenta Valley High composed one of its best all-around games against Arcadia on Tuesday. Trailing the Apaches by two games and with two earlier season losses in the back of their minds, the Falcons received a strong performance from pitcher Kris Krise and timely hitting from Matt Miller and Jeff Dunn in a 5-1 win at Arcadia High.