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By Grant Gordon | May 11, 2007
When David Corless ? along with the rest of the Crescenta Valley High swimmers and divers ? moved down in divisions, he actually moved up. A season after finishing fourth in Division I, Corless finished second in the CIF Southern Section Division II boys' and girls' diving finals on Tuesday afternoon at Westlake High School. "He had a great day today," said Falcons diving Coach Scott Thacker. Corless, a junior, finished the day with 409.80 points, taking second behind La Cañada's John Geyer, who won the Division II title last year, as well.
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By Grant Gordon | May 6, 2013
For a second season in a row, the Hoover High boys' tennis team finds itself in the CIF Southern Section playoffs and the Tornadoes find themselves with a daunting task. Hoover is set to face Harvard-Westlake, the third seed in the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs, in the first round on Wednesday at 3 p.m. Elsewhere in Division I, Crescenta Valley will host Redondo Union in Tuesday's wild-card round, while Flintridge Prep, in Division II, will travel to face Walnut in a Division II wild-card matchup.
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June 17, 2003
Hamlet Nalbandyan The area's softball pitching scene was as deep as it has been in recent years, and that depth was well represented when the All-CIF Southern Section teams were released Monday. Crescenta Valley's Sarah Sherman was named to Division II's first team and La Canada's Danielle Mellin was placed on Division IV's first team. However, perhaps the area's best pitcher was left off the All-CIF list completely. Glendale's Heather Hamasaki, who finished with an area-best 240 strikeouts and shared the Pacific League Most Valuable Player honor with Sherman, was mysteriously missing from the Division II roster.
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By From Staff Reports | March 22, 2008
GLENDALE ? The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene . ? LOCALS MOVING UP AND DOWN IN DIVISIONS The CIF is once again shaking up which leagues are in which divisions throughout high school sports. Excluding basketball, which will be announced at a later date, and cross-country, track and field and golf, the divisional changes for 2008-10 were released on Monday. Among the biggest shake-ups as it relates to locals come in swimming. Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, which finished second in CIF Southern Section Division II swimming last year and is considered a title favorite this season, will move up to the ultra-competitive Division I as a part of the Mission League.
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June 17, 2003
Hamlet Nalbandyan As is usually the case when a team wins a CIF Southern Section championship, it gets its choice of the division's player of the year. And for Sun Valley-based Village Christian, that choice was simple. Glendale resident Mike Richards was the heart and soul of the Crusaders this season, and that's why the senior was named the Division IV Most Valuable Player when the All-CIF boys' volleyball teams were released Monday. Richards finished with 439 kills, 15 coming in the championship match against Brentwood on June 7, one which Village Christian won 15-10, 15-6, 15-9.
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September 25, 2003
From Staff Reports The countdown is on: On the back of the T-shirts worn by Coach Tom Gossard and the members of his Crescenta Valley High girls' tennis team, it lists the six Pacific League championships the program has won in the past eight seasons, including four in a row. Right next to those accomplishments is the team's motto for the season -- "Self-discipline weighs ounces, regret weighs tons." The validity of that statement will be put to the test in the next three weeks for Gossard's squad, which should record its third straight victory in today's 3:15 p.m. nonleague showdown with La Canada at the La Canada Country Club.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | May 17, 2011
GLENDALE — When the CIF Southern Section Division II baseball playoff pairings were released, neither Hoover High Coach Joe Cotti or St. Francis' Brian Esquival was surprised to find that their teams would be headed for the road for today's wild-card round. Crescenta Valley's Phil Torres and Flintridge Prep's Buzz Cook, however, shared completely contrasting views when they found out the first-round fortunes of their second-place squads. "We're really fortunate that we're not in the wild-card mix and we're fortunate that we're at home," said Torres, whose Falcons await a wild-card winner and will host a first-round Division II game on Thursday.
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By Gabriel Rizk | May 18, 2010
GLENDALE — It took the better part of a week, ending with the last of the divisional finals on Saturday, to establish the top boys’ and girls’ swimmers from each of the four divisions in the CIF Southern Section. Over the course of several hours this evening at Belmont Plaza pool in Long Beach, those top qualifiers will compete head to head to establish sectional supremacy at the 2010 CIF Southern Section Masters Tournament, a timed-finals format meet featuring a field of the top two performers per event from each division final in addition to the next fastest 16 swimmers per event across all divisions.
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April 1, 2006
Proposed division changes that would create new playoff opponents for local sports teams are a mixed bag for some, but they remain a good idea, because in the end they will bolster local sports programs. The California Interscholastic Federation, the governing body for prep sports, wants to realign local team divisions in the postseason. In football, for instance, the Burbank High School Bulldogs and Burroughs Indians would move from the tough Division II to the Central Division, and in Glendale, the Hoover Tornadoes, Glendale Nitros and Crescenta Valley Falcons would also move to the Central Division.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | April 12, 2014
ARCADIA - Reactions and accomplishments certainly differed for the several area athletes who competed on the first day of the 47th annual Arcadia Invitational Track and Field Meet at Arcadia High on Friday evening. For the Flintridge Prep boys' seeded 4x1,600-meter relay team, Friday was about redemption and rivalry. The Rebels finished third in 17 minutes, 54.66 seconds, but would have been happy in any position, just as long as it was ahead of heated state Division V cross-country rival Alameda St. Joseph (23rd, 18:35.69)
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By Gabriel Rizk, Special to the Glendale News-Press | March 11, 2014
During coach Steve Bergen's current tenure, now entering its fifth season, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy swimming team has made quantum leaps of improvement from year to year, placing 34th in CIF Southern Section Division 1 three years ago, 14th the next and vaulting all the way to seventh last season. Perhaps just as impressive has been the Tologs' return to sustained preeminence in the elite Mission League, where they are coming off back-to-back championships. With both youth and experience on its side, the renaissance is primed to roll on, as Sacred Heart would appear to have enough depth and star power on its roster to not only sustain its current footing, but perhaps push its way back into the running for its first Division 1 title since 2007 over the next couple of seasons.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | November 12, 2013
OXNARD - When the Crescenta Valley High girls' volleyball team played errorless, it could be argued that the visiting Falcons were more than competitive versus Pacific View League champion Oxnard in Tuesday evening's first round of the CIF Southern Section Division II-A playoffs. Unfortunately for Pacific League fourth-place Crescenta Valley, the Falcons just didn't play much mistake-free volleyball in falling, 25-15, 25-20, 25-16. “It was the service-receive tonight. We just couldn't pick up anything,” Falcons Coach Jen Ku Lee said.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | November 8, 2013
After the Glendale High girls' volleyball team recorded its first winning season since the 1990s, co-coach Jennifer Vo briefly mulled over if the program's latest body of work in the regular season would warrant possible playoff consideration. Glendale went 11-9 and 7-7 in the Pacific League for fifth place. While the top four teams from the Pacific League automatically qualify for the playoffs, Vo reviewed several key factors that she figured might work in the Nitros' favor in an effort to extend their season.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | November 5, 2013
During the final weeks of the regular season, the Glendale High girls' tennis team showed some signs of improvement. It gave veteran Glendale Coach Bob Davidson reason for optimism heading into the CIF Southern Section Division II playoffs. Davidson didn't count on the Nitros to struggle as much as they did Tuesday during a wild-card road match against Foothill. “We didn't put up much of a fight and I felt like it was as poor as we've played all year,” Davidson said after Glendale suffered a 17-1 road defeat to Foothill.
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By Charles Rich | November 4, 2013
The Crescenta Valley High girls' tennis team will open the playoffs against a familiar opponent — the same team it faced in its season opener. Only the Falcons will now look for a better result. Crescenta Valley and Glendale learned who they will face after the CIF Southern Section office unveiled its playoff pairings Monday. Crescenta Valley will meet West Ranch and Glendale will travel to Foothill to participate in Division II wild-card matches at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Falcons (9-5, 8-4 in the Pacific League for third place)
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | August 20, 2013
The top-10 individual performances by an athlete in a team setting from the 2012-13 season were voted on by the Glendale News-Press sports staff. 1 Young Tae Seo closes out a banner career on May 11 - The CIF Southern Section Division II Swimming Finals proved to be an ultimately bittersweet day for the senior, who capped a brilliant career. On one hand, defending divisional champion Crescenta Valley High lost its title to Los Osos, 285-234, at Riverside Community College on May 11. Yet, the team effort did not overshadow what was an ultimately stellar individual effort for Seo. The Naval Academy-bound senior still set two divisional records that day, the first when he rallied from a deficit midway through the 200-yard medley versus top-seeded Daniel McArthur of Lakewood.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | August 10, 2013
It wasn't the perfect senior year Young Tae Seo may have dreamed of as an underclassman at Crescenta Valley High. After seeing stark improvement in each of his first three seasons with the Falcons boys' swimming team and enjoying what he called “the best high school year ever” as a junior in 2012, there was little opportunity for CV and Seo to top it in 2013. “I could see why he's disappointed in the year because of the high expectations he puts upon himself,” Crescenta Valley Coach Jan Sakonju said.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | May 11, 2013
In one year, Kirsten Vose went from a contender to a favorite. The Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy swimmer didn't take to the role in the beginning of the CIF Southern Section Division I finals at Riverside City College Saturday, but she redeemed herself in her meet finale. PHOTOS: CIF Southern Section Division I swimming finals Behind Vose capturing her first CIF title in the 100-yard breaststroke and three inspired performances from Kate Herrill - one of which won the Tologs a 200-medley relay crown - the Tologs secured a seventh-place finish with 152 points.
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