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January 7, 2000
Jim Riggio GLENDALE SPORTS COMPLEX -- If Crescenta Valley High is going to win the Pacific League boys' soccer title, the Falcons won't be able to do so if they play like they did in their league opener against Hoover High Thursday. The Tornadoes outplayed the Falcons, but were unable to find the net, and thus lost, 1-0, at the Glendale Sports Complex. "We just did not play good at all," CV Coach Bill Papagno said. "We won ugly, but it's a win."
NEWS
January 14, 2000
Jim Riggio GLENDALE SPORTS COMPLEX -- If the Crescenta Valley High girls' soccer team learned one thing Thursday afternoon it was that the Falcons can play with the best in the CIF Southern Section. Facing their toughest league opponent in defending league champion Arcadia, the Falcons battled to 0-0 tie at the Glendale Sports Complex. "There is no question we played our best game," CV Coach Bud Dain said. "It was so close, so tight. There is no love lost between CV and Arcadia.
NEWS
January 21, 2000
Jim Riggio HOOVER HIGH -- Bad breaks happen in sports and in soccer it takes just one to cost a team a contest. It took just one handball in the goal box by Glendale High to send the Nitros home on a losing end, as the host Hoover High boys' soccer team earned 1-0 Pacific League victory Thursday. Hoover (6-7-4, 2-3) scored the lone goal of the match in the 42nd minute, as a cross by Rafi Pogosyan hit the hand of Glendale's Nick Varga, resulting in a penalty kick.
SPORTS
By Gabriel Rizk | February 8, 2010
PASADENA — The Flintridge Prep girls’ soccer team hoped to ride a wave of momentum from a big win on Friday into Saturday’s Prep League contest against Westridge. Rebels Coach Esteban Chavez said his team’s 3-0 win over the Tigers Saturday at Maranatha High came more in spite of the previous day’s monumental defeat of Chadwick than because of it. “We didn’t really take control of the game until the end,” said Chavez, whose team moved closer to solidifying at least a third-place finish in league with the win. “They got drained emotionally, physically and psychologically yesterday because they left everything [on the field]
SPORTS
By Gabriel Rizk | January 29, 2010
SOUTHEAST GLENDALE — While the game seemed all but over after the first 10 minutes of the second half, the final 10 minutes of Thursday’s Pacific League girls’ soccer match between Hoover High and host Glendale had all the intensity and action befitting the most heated rivalry in town. After getting within a goal of the Nitros, whom they had once trailed by as many as three goals, the Tornadoes perked up and honed in on the tying tally with eight minutes left to play.
SPORTS
By By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan | February 10, 2006
Hoover-Glendale boys' soccer.Soccer: Tornadoes defeat archrival Nitros, 3-0, in Pacific League finale at Sports Complex.NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- The game was all but finished. About 10 minutes remained in Thursday's Pacific League finale between the Hoover and Glendale boys' soccer teams at the Glendale Sports Complex. The Tornadoes had already sealed a victory, but senior defender Narbeh Vartanian wanted more than a win. He wanted a shutout. So, as Nitros got set to take a free kick inside the penalty box, Vartanian, who was already substituted out, ran down the sideline to give instructions to his teammates.
SPORTS
By By Charles Rich | January 10, 2006
St. Francis-Notre Dame boys' soccer story.Soccer: For the second straight season, Golden Knight boys' squad is upset by Notre Dame, the same school that has been the football team's archrival in recent seasons.SHERMAN OAKS -- Whatever the reasons, the members of the St. Francis High boys' soccer team can't pinpoint why they've had recent difficulties performing on the Sherman Oaks Notre Dame field. Here are some possible explanations for the Golden Knights' inability to win at that venue for the second straight season: A lack of offense and running into a squad that hasn't tasted much success except against St. Francis.
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By Gabriel Rizk | January 14, 2010
LA CRESCENTA — Soccer is an 80-minute game — a fact that the members of the Crescenta Valley High and Glendale boys’ soccer teams are well aware of, but apparently prone to forget occasionally. There were several lead changes during Wednesday’s Pacific League match at Crescenta Valley and each goal scored seemed to act as a momentum shifter, but not in the typical context. First it was Crescenta Valley scoring early then disappearing for the remainder of the first half.
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By Gabriel Rizk | December 14, 2006
BURBANK — Despite the fact it hosted the match, the Burroughs High boys' soccer team was the focal point of a welcoming party to its new home on Wednesday night — the Pacific League. The task of greeting the former Foothill Leaguers fell to Glendale High. While the Nitros would have liked nothing more than to initiate the Indians with a loss, it was Burroughs that notched a come-from-behind 3-2 victory. "We make one mistake and we collapse," Glendale Coach Carlos Santiesteban said.
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By Gabriel Rizk | December 18, 2008
SOUTHEAST GLENDALE — Last season, the Glendale High girls’ soccer team couldn’t quite measure up to Pasadena. The Nitros lost both Pacific League meetings between the two teams and finished five spots in the standings behind the league-champion Bulldogs. On Wednesday, while not able to beat Pasadena, Glendale at least showed it has narrowed the gap a bit, playing to a 2-2 tie in the Pacific League opener for both squads at Moyse Field. “Under these conditions, I thought the girls did really well,” second-year Nitros Coach Dino Barbiera said.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 7, 2013
ARCADIA - It was 40 minutes of infamy that ultimately led to the conclusion of four years of supremacy. With a fifth consecutive Pacific League championship in the balance, Crescenta Valley High's girls' soccer team saw its title hopes spiral downward as archrival Arcadia scored three second-half goals to end the Falcons' four-year run as league champs with a 4-0 Apaches win on Thursday afternoon at Arcadia City Hall Park. “I thought it was a very evenly matched game,” said Falcons Coach Jorden Schulz, “and then all hell broke loose.” Down 1-0 after a late second-half goal by Janila Lynn following a corner kick scrum, Crescenta Valley (13-4-2, 11-2-1 in league)
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By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan | February 2, 2013
BURBANK - There were hard fouls, stoppages with players on the ground crying in pain and complaints of the referees from both sidelines. And, oh, there were also high stakes in the race for the Pacific League championship. The Crescenta Valley High and Burroughs girls' soccer teams played an intense match Friday, with the officials allowing most of the physical play to continue without whistles. In the 80th and final minute, the Falcons and Indians settled for a 1-1 tie at Burroughs' Memorial Field.
SPORTS
By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | January 11, 2013
LA CRESCENTA - Though it's still early in the Pacific League girls' soccer season, leading into Friday's first-place showdown between visiting Burroughs High and Crescenta Valley, the teams had built up plenty of statistical intrigue to bolster the match. Combining for six wins to no league losses along with a combined 40 goals to just one given up, the Falcons and Indians' collective body of work had been daunting. On a cold and windy Friday afternoon at Crescenta Valley, though, the only statistic that mattered was Sierra Rhoads' goal in the 69th minute, as the senior midfielder's strike held for a 1-0 victory for the Falcons over the Indians.
SPORTS
By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | January 7, 2013
LA CRESCENTA - While the more arduous tests of the Pacific League are likely still ahead, Crescenta Valley High's girls' soccer team has seemingly hit its stride. At least during its current run, evidenced further by Monday's performance, as the Falcons, led by two goals from senior Sierra Rhoads, won their fifth straight game with their fourth consecutive shutout in the form of a 5-0 thumping of Glendale in a league tilt at Crescenta Valley High. “Overall, I'm happy with the progress we're making,” said Falcons Coach Jorden Schulz, whose team improved to 5-2-1, 2-0 in league and will face Burbank on Wednesday.
SPORTS
By Emin Avakian | December 28, 2012
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE - Glendale High boy's soccer Coach Arthur Aghasyan called it a statement win. Aghasyan's sentiments came on the heels of an impressive victory for the Nitros over the La Cañada, which started the season winning eight of 10 games and is ranked fifth in CIF Southern Section Division V. The Nitros, on the flip side, have struggled this season, but executed well against the Spartans in a physical, scrappy contest that saw Glendale...
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | December 14, 2012
PASADENA - While the passing was sloppy, communication lacked and mother nature interfered with modest rain, there wasn't much that separated the Crescenta Valley High and La Salle girls' soccer teams - except for perhaps one hustle play. A rebound goal from senior Katie Callister in the first minute of extra time accounted for the offense in Friday's nonleague affair as the visiting Falcons defeated the Lancers, 1-0, at Kohorst Field. “La Salle is very good and they have a lot of things going, so it was nice to get a win,” Crescenta Valley Coach Jorden Schulz said.
SPORTS
By Andrew J. Campa | December 8, 2012
LOS ANGELES -- On an evening full of golden scoring opportunities, what seemed unlikely was that a close-range goal in the opening minutes of a girls' soccer match between area rivals Crescenta Valley High and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy would end being all that separated the two powers. Yet, a five-yard header from Tologs senior striker Hailey James in the sixth minute turned out to be the match-winner as Sacred Heart defeated Crescenta Valley, 1-0, in nonleague action Saturday evening at Occidental College's Jack Kemp Stadium.
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | August 21, 2012
The top-10 individual performances by an athlete in a team setting from the 2011-12 season were voted on by the Glendale News-Press sports department. 1 Hakop Kaplanyan dries up Palm Desert, Nov. 12, 2011 - Once the Hoover High boys' water polo team received a last-second reprieve on the end of its season, its senior leader didn't let it go to waste. Kaplanyan scored a game-tying goal to complete a comeback from down five goals and send the Tornadoes' CIF Southern Section Division IV quarterfinal match against Palm Desert at Burbank High to overtime moments after a timekeeping error resulted in a replay of the final 30 seconds.
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | March 6, 2012
With winds wreaking havoc on Tuesday's CIF Southern California Division I Regional Championship opener, the Crescenta Valley High boys' soccer team needed to take advantage of any edge it could to find a scoring opportunity. Alex Berger did just that for the Falcons when the senior midfielder booted in a free kick in the 17th minute for which there would never be an answer, as the Falcons defeated host Central Section Division I champion Buchanan of Clovis, 1-0, to advance to the second round on Thursday.
SPORTS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | February 20, 2012
Just a throw-in away from the Crescenta Valley High soccer field are several concrete walls. Most of the time, nearby residents occupy the territory to smash or loft tennis balls. For Crescenta Valley boys' soccer player Alex Berger, he's got other ideas concerning how to use the walls to help him improve athletically. Over the past couple of seasons, the standout senior midfielder has spent several hours a week practicing free kicks against the wall. He's found a target on the walls, pretending that it's a teammate.
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