April 24, 2009
Crescenta Valley track and field showed up at Mt. San Antonio College this past weekend looking for some high places. Senior Zack Torres didn?t disappoint, taking third place in the boys? 1600 meters with a time of four minutes, 14.51 seconds, less than a second behind second place Carl Roberson of LeDuc, Canada (4:14.32) and Collin Jarvis of Rancho Buena Vista, Calif. (4:14.19). In the open high jump, CV freshman Andrew Roide came in fourth place at 6-4. Girls? sprint medley relay (200 meters-200-400-800)
March 27, 2009
Suffice it to say they?re good. Crescenta Valley beat Arleta in both games of a double-header on Wednesday, 13-0 and 14-3. In the first game, CV pitcher Heather Bacon pitched a perfect game through five innings, with nine strikeouts, before the game was called due to mercy rule. Stephanie Ziemann had a home run with five RBIs. In the second game, Crescenta Valley repeated the mercy rule behind Kali Cancelosi?s strong pitching. Delaney Gay went 2-for-3 with a home run. The Falcons are now 11-1 on the season, 2-0 in league; their lone loss came last week to Fullerton, 3-2, in the High Desert Classic.
January 19, 2000
Jim Riggio PASADENA -- Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball Coach Jim Smiley was not a happy man following his team's 66-48 Pacific League loss to Pasadena High. For one, Smiley was the first to admit his team played poorly. The Falcons shot just 16 of 47 from the field. "We got outplayed. We were timid," Smiley said. "They did not get back on defense well. Our halfcourt sets were horrible and that's due to Pasadena and not us. Pasadena outplayed us in every facet of the game."
April 15, 2002
Gary Moskowitz LA CRESCENTA -- The Crescenta Valley High School Orchestra was awarded a gold rating and won first place in the Heritage Music Competition Saturday in San Francisco. The gold award has earned the ensemble an invitation to perform in Chicago the next school year. Thirty groups from 12 schools participated in the competition. Crescenta Valley High sent 114 students to Saturday's competition. The Falcon Jazz Band earned second-place honors and a silver award.
April 6, 2001
Hamlet Nalbandyan SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- A diving stop at third. A runner thrown out at first from right field. The Glendale High softball team sure came close to stopping Meredith Cervenka's bid at a perfect game Thursday, but thanks to her Crescenta Valley teammates, the Nitros became just another team that will go down as being totally dominated by the senior hurler. Cervenka threw her sixth perfect game in her four-year varsity career as CV beat Glendale, 2-0, in a Pacific League game at Glendale High, but the Falcon defense could easily be credited for Cervenka's dominance.
July 10, 2001
Hamlet Nalbandyan TUJUNGA -- The Crescenta Valley 9-10 Baseball All-Star team didn't lose hope when it fell behind by eight runs after just two innings Monday. Coach Curt Chase's squad knew it had the hitters to come back in the Little League District 16 Tournament game against Tujunga. And just as planned, CV's bats made it interesting at Tujunga Field. But one thing CV didn't plan for was facing a pitcher as tough as Andy Weissberg. The 10-year-old pitched a complete game to help his team hold on for a 10-8 win. Weissberg walked only one and struck out five.
July 23, 2003
Erik Boal Since Jake Lehne and his Major Baseball All-Star teammates weren't even born the last time Crescenta Valley won a Little League Section 2 Tournament championship, they could be forgiven if they didn't completely understand the historical significance of what they accomplished Tuesday night. But that suited Lehne just fine, because CV's pitcher was all about living in the moment. Lehne accounted for all four of his team's runs, highlighted by a two-out, bases-clearing double in the sixth, and tossed two innings of scoreless relief to lift CV to its first sectional crown since 1990 with a 4-1 victory against District 17's San Marino (9-3)
January 13, 2006
It took host Pasadena three quarters, but the Bulldogs overtook and passed the Crescenta Valley boys' varsity basketball team in their Pacific League opener on Tuesday and beat them, 67-56. The defeat dropped the Falcons to 7-10 overall and to 0-1 in league. CV will host Hoover tonight (Friday) at 7 and Glendale next Tuesday at 4:45 p.m. and travel to Muir next Friday at 7 p.m. in league contests. The Falcons led 21-13 at the end of the first quarter, but the Bulldogs tied them 31-31 at the half and went ahead 47-41 after three quarters.
May 26, 2001
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan GLENDALE -- After only one year as an assistant coach on the Crescenta Valley High boys' soccer team, Bob Berger replaced Bill Papagno at helm of the Falcons' program earlier this month. "[Bob] helped us a lot," Falcon Athletic Director Jim Beckenhauer said. "He did a nice job with the kids. I interviewed him and we felt like he was a good fit." Berger, who is on a vacation in Colorado, couldn't be reached for comment Friday.