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From Staff Reports | April 18, 2014
WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD Glendale Community College in Western State Conference prelims: A group of Vaqueros competed in Friday's meet at Antelope Valley College and advanced to the conference championships. Among those moving on for Glendale were Elizabeth Nelson (5 minutes 3.09 seconds), Glindyll Mancia (4:59.91) and Lizette Gonzalez (4.59.98) in the 1,500-meter race; Gonzalez (2:22.17), Narges Motamedi (2:27.75) and Mancia (2:20.68) in the 800; Nelson (39:55.03), Caitlyn Selve (42:48.22)
By Grant Gordon, | April 17, 2014
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Erin Ashby (Crescenta Valley, 2011) Stanford softball junior: Along with much of the Stanford lineup, Ashby is putting up some lofty numbers in 2014. A former two-time All-Area Softball Player of the Year, Ashby has progressed every season for Stanford and that's not changing during the current campaign. Ashby, who has played and started in 39 of her team's 41 games, is hitting .339 (37 for 109) with 12 extra-base hits including five home runs, along with 28 runs batted in and 27 runs scored.
By Charles Rich, | April 17, 2014
GLENDALE - It's been a frustrating season for the members of the Glendale Community College softball team. Though it was expected to be a season in transition, the Vaqueros have encountered a few extra speed bumps along the way. Glendale looked to reverse its fortune Thursday against rival College of the Canyons in a Western State Conference Blue Division contest, but a string of errors paved the way for a 10-5 home defeat for the Vaqueros at...
By Charles Rich, | April 16, 2014
GLENDALE - Taking a week-long break from competing in the Western State Conference South Division, the Glendale Community College baseball team found itself matched up against a familiar foe in L.A. Pierce on Wednesday. PHOTOS: GCC vs. Pierce baseball Glendale and Pierce had been rivals when both teams were members of the South Division before Pierce recently moved to the conference's North Division. Unfortunately for Glendale, it encountered a rough first inning, as it yielded four runs en route to a 6-3 conference interdivisional contest defeat at Stengel Field.
By Joyce Rudolph | April 15, 2014
News-Press columnist Ruth Sowby , of Glendale, and Richard Matheson Rands Jr., of La Crescenta, have announced their engagement and will be joined in matrimony during a spring wedding. They will honeymoon in Cedar City, Utah. Sowby is an English professor at Glendale Community College in addition to providing coverage of social events in her News-Press column. Rands is an electrical engineer at Datalogic in Pasadena. They met on a Mormon Internet dating service. They had been at the same church singles' party, but never met there.
By Charles Rich, | April 14, 2014
GLENDALE - After a two-year break from competition, Vincent Lam came back this season refreshed with an eye on trying to help the Glendale Community College men's golf team return to the playoffs. Lam returned to the field and found the program's landscape had changed dramatically. He was joined by a new cast of teammates, along with a new coach in Todd Tyni. Lam welcomed the challenge of coming back to Glendale after being a member of the 2011 squad that reached the state tournament.
By Brittany Levine, | April 14, 2014
Attorneys for the city of Glendale asked a federal judge last week to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the city that calls for the removal of a local statue honoring women forced to work as sex slaves for the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. The request is the latest development in the controversial saga related to the so-called “comfort women” monument since Glendale installed the 1,100-pound, bronze memorial in Central Park in...
From Staff Reports | April 12, 2014
WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD Glendale Community College at Mt. SAC Relays: There were quite a few banner efforts for the Vaqueros at Saturday's meet in Walnut. Sophomore Justice Shank had the honor of delivering her team's lone victory by winning the high jump with a leap of 1.66 meters. Besides triumphs, Glendale also notched four additional top-three finishes, paced by sophomore Elizabeth Nelson, who took the silver in the 1,500-meter run in a time of 4 minutes, 35.6 seconds.
From Staff Reports | April 11, 2014
COLLEGE BASEBALL Glendale Community College 4, Citrus College 3: The host Vaqueros recorded a Western State Conference South Division win Friday at Stengel Field. The Vaqueros are 17-12, 12-6 in the division. Glendale picked up a 7-2 division home win Thursday against L.A. Mission. COLLEGE SOFTBALL Antelope Valley College 4, Glendale Community College 0: Glendale fell Friday in a Western State Conference Blue Division game at the Glendale Sports Complex to drop to 14-19, 4-11 in the division.
By Arin Mikailian, | April 11, 2014
Public officials in Glendale are praising a vote by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday that passed a resolution to observe and commemorate the Armenian Genocide. Authored by committee chair Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), Resolution 410 was approved by a 12-5 vote and will now head to the full Senate. “This resolution reaffirms in the strongest terms that we will always remember this tragedy and honor the memory of innocent Armenian men, women and children who were killed and expelled from their homeland,” Menendez said in a statement.
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