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By Brian Crosby | September 13, 2012
When I first became the adviser to Hoover High School's newspaper, I had a foremost goal: for the students to produce the best high school newspaper in the country. Well, 20 plus years later, I am extremely proud to report that the Tornado Times has just been nominated for a Pacemaker award by the National Scholastic Press Association. That's akin to an Oscar in the high school newspaper world. The winners will be announced at a national convention in November. Allow me to gush over all the journalism students I have had the privilege to work with during the past couple of decades.
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August 16, 2010
After reading Dan Kimber's column of Aug. 13 titled "Athletics can be 'touchy' subject,'" I can't help but wonder if he was at the last Hoover High School football game. The many in attendance would probably have a contrary opinion about his assertion that "school spirit, which often rallies around the football team, has all but disappeared from Hoover High School. " That last game of the year versus cross-town rival Glendale High ended in victory. The spirited celebrations after the game and the spirit on campus the following week were apparent to those paying attention.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | October 15, 2013
Hoover High School held a reception for 40 students from a small French town on Monday.  The exchange students from Bellegarde, which has only 12,000 residents, will spend two weeks attending Hoover. Many of the students expressed amazement at the size of the Los Angeles area and its massive skyscrapers. For most of the French exchange students, their visit signifies their first time seeing America, or even traveling by airplane, said one of their teachers, Celine Gaucher. “Everything is big,” said 17-year-old Thibaud Soulier, speaking of the first American city he has ever seen.
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By Brian Crosby | February 28, 2014
On March 28, Glendale High School will rename its auditorium the John Wayne Performing Arts Center in honor of its most well-known alumnus. This led me to wonder if Hoover High had any famous graduates of its own who may qualify for naming rights for its edifices. The good news is that I did, indeed, find someone famous; the bad news is that it is someone infamous. First, allow me to flashback to a few weeks ago when I attended a UCLA Film Archive screening at the Hammer Museum in Westwood as part of the director Anthony Mann film retrospective.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | July 26, 2012
Jack Davis, who earned a pair of Olympic silver medals and played a significant role in shaping the track and field landscape in Glendale, has died. He was 81. Davis, a Hoover High and USC graduate, died July 20 in San Diego. The Los Angeles Times reported that Davis, who captured the silver medal in the 110-meter hurdles in the 1952 and 1956 Summer Olympic Games, died from complications of a fall. Davis was born Sept. 11, 1930 in Amarillo, Texas. Davis' family moved to Glendale, where he gained an affinity for track and field.
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From Staff Reports | April 12, 2013
BASEBALL Hoover 7, Muir 4: Tornadoes pitcher Orlando Marin struck out 11 in five innings to spark host Hoover in a Pacific League game Friday. Pierce Velazquez scored three runs for Hoover (2-11, 1-4 in league). BOYS' VOLLEYBALL Crescenta Valley 3, Hoover 0: The visiting Falcons picked up a 27-25, 25-15, 25-21 Pacific League win Friday. Crescenta Valley improved to 6-8, 4-4 in league. Hoover dropped to 0-8 overall and in league. GIRLS' LACROSSE Chaminade 8, Glendale 7 (2 OT)
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June 30, 2001
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | September 6, 2013
LOS ANGELES - After posting a dominant victory in its season opener, Hoover High football was going to need to show some resiliency for a win Friday night. While the Tornadoes certainly had that, it ultimately wasn't enough in a 39-26 loss to host Sotomayor. In the end, Hoover was doomed by its special teams play. First, Hoover (1-1) found itself in a 20-0 hole less than six minutes into the game when it fumbled the ball on consecutive kickoffs. The Tornadoes' comeback bid was finally halted when it surrendered a 71-yard punt-return touchdown to the Wolves' Luis Sanchez, who gave his team a 39-20 lead, with 6:50 to play in the game.
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By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan, Special to the Glendale News-Press | December 11, 2013
GLENDALE - Three years ago, the Hoover High wrestling program resembled Brentwood, the Tornadoes' opponent in Wednesday's nonleague match. The Tornadoes were young and inexperienced on the mat and learned techniques through grueling matches, some losses, and hours of practice. Three years later, the Tornadoes have become an experienced squad that has taken advantage of teams like Brentwood, which recently restarted its wrestling program and featured athletes competing in their first-ever match Wednesday.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | May 24, 2013
Football and art appear go hand in hand for Matt Andersen. When putting the finishing touches on a drawing or devising an offensive or defense scheme in football, Andersen comes in with an open mind looking for effective ways for each to stand out. Andersen will look to apply his creative techniques to revamp the Hoover High football team after being named the program's new coach Wednesday. Andersen, an art teacher at Toll Middle School, replaces Andrew Policky, who resigned May 2 to take over the head coaching reigns at Arcadia.
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From Staff Reports | April 15, 2014
BASEBALL Hoover 5, Burbank 4: The Tornadoes clinched their biggest Pacific League of the season on Tuesday afternoon in defeating visiting Burbank. Junior pitcher Jonathan Ramos improved to 2-1 in league and 4-2 overall after tossing a complete-game victory in allowing four runs (three earned) on eight hits, while striking out three. Junior Fidel Hernandez led the way offensively for Hoover (9-6, 2-3 in league) by going three for three with a triple, home run and two runs batted in. Scott Yzarnotegui was one for three with two RBI and Ethan Turpin finished two for three with two doubles.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 8, 2014
Glendale school officials celebrated the completion of the Hoover High track-and-field renovations last week, ushering in a new era for the school that has finally attained what other Glendale and neighboring high schools have - a level playing field. The $2-million renovation, built using Measure S funds, included new lighting, restrooms, a rubber-track surface and field turf. Also, the field was made level, replacing its prior uneven and patchy qualities. Former Hoover High athlete AC Metallinos, who now coaches the varsity girls' soccer team, remembers the field's centrally located hump and patchy grass when he played for the Tornadoes from 1998 to 2001.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 4, 2014
GLENDALE - The Hoover High baseball team learned something valuable in its game Friday against Arcadia. Hoover, which has been among the lower-positioned teams in the Pacific League in recent years, was not intimidated by Arcadia, which has been a league title contender for decades. In fact, the Tornadoes might just have received a boost in realizing they could play with the Apaches. Despite losing a 6-2 Pacific League contest at home, the Tornadoes walked away from the game encouraged and not at all forlorn.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | April 3, 2014
ARCADIA - Having won its first five games of the season, it appeared the members of the Hoover High softball team had gained plenty of traction. In the first inning of Thursday's Pacific League road contest against Arcadia, the Tornadoes' streak of perfection skidded out of control. Hoover allowed nine runs in the opening inning and suffered a 19-1 defeat in a game called in the fifth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule. “Everybody on the team got a big dose of real softball,” said Hoover Coach Rich Henning, whose team finished with just one hit and dropped to 5-1, 1-1 in league.
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By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan, Special to the Glendale News-Press | March 25, 2014
GLENDALE - The Hoover High softball team is aware that it will face tough competition once Pacific League play begins in April and opponents like Crescenta Valley High, Burbank and Burroughs line up against the Tornadoes. Until league starts, the Tornadoes will take advantage of teams that are just as young and inexperienced as they are. After scoring 45 runs in their first three games of the season - all wins - the Tornadoes continuing piling on runs in Tuesday's nonleague game against visiting Sacred Heart of Jesus.
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By Michael Shaked, Special to the Glendale News-Press | March 19, 2014
LOS ANGELES - Often times when a coach describes the state of his team as “a work in progress” or being in “a rebuilding process”, it's safe to expect some losing to be involved. This time around, though, Hoover High softball Coach Rich Henning was assessing his undefeated Tornadoes after a 16-0 win over Sotomayor on Wednesday afternoon. Thanks to a lengthy 11-run third inning in which Hoover (3-0) nearly batted around the order twice, the game ended after four innings per the mercy rule.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 14, 2014
GLENDALE - Scoring two-out runs has been a bane during the first couple of weeks of the season for the Hoover High baseball team. It's led to Hoover second-year Coach Brian Esquival addressing the matter with the Tornadoes and looking to change their fate when such situations arise at the plate. Apparently, Hoover got the message. Hoover scored seven runs with two outs to register a 9-2 home win against Venice on Friday in an L.A. Poly Tournament contest. “We talked about getting better at it and knowing how deflating it can be to the other team when you get those kind of hits,” said Esquival, whose team improved to 3-2 after splitting the first four games in the Southern California Invitational.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 11, 2014
GLENDALE - For the first time in recent memory, it appears the race is wide open to nab the Pacific League championship in boys' tennis. Burroughs and Arcadia have usually enjoyed top billing in league the past few seasons. Now, there are other teams in the mix who have cast their championship aspirations. Among those teams in the group are Hoover and Crescenta Valley, squads that met for the first of two head-to-head meetings Tuesday. Hoover turned to its budding trio of singles players to capture seven sets en route to a 10-8 home win. “A lot of the teams are right there,” said Hoover Coach Julie Hoppe, a former All-Area Boys' Coach of the Year who saw her team improve to 5-3, 3-1 in league.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | March 7, 2014
A historic season and playoff run ended for Hoover High senior Arthur Ghukasyan on Friday evening. The 160-pound wrestler finished a 3-2 run on the first day of the two-day long CIF State Wrestling Championships at Bakersfield's Rabobank Arena and did not qualify to Saturday's finale. Ghukasyan reached a do-or-die consolation match on Friday evening versus Liberty High senior Jake Maas, ranked 25th in state, who applied a pin in 2:42. "He had a great season, but it was a long day," Hoover Coach Dave Beard said.
NEWS
March 7, 2014
Hoover High School won the 24 t h annual Glendale Unified Scholastic Bowl this week. The academic competition pits teams from the four high schools in the district, including Crescenta Valley, Glendale and Clark Magnet, against each other. Hoover High topped the pack with 71 points, winning $500. Crescenta Valley High placed second with 69 points and won $250. Third place went to Clark Magnet High with 62 points and bringing home $150, while Glendale High won fourth place with 41 points, winning $100.
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