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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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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | February 23, 2014
With defeat fresh in his mind, Hoover High senior wrestler Arthur Ghukasyan wasn't in any mood to talk about history Saturday evening. The Tornadoes 160-pounder suffered a difficult loss to Victor Valley senior Michael Lopez in the title bout of the CIF Southern Section Eastern Division Individual Championships at Perris Citrus Hill High. While Lopez is now able to carry the honor of being a divisional champion, a merit that Ghukasyan craved, the Hoover wrestler earned himself another valuable distinction as Ghukasyan became his school's first qualifier to the CIF-Southern Section Masters Meet, which begins Friday at Citizen Bank Arena in Ontario.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | October 11, 2013
PASADENA - The Hoover High and Pasadena football teams were two squads desperately looking for their first success in the Pacific League when they met Friday evening. The winless Bulldogs entered the game after having given up an average of 30 points in two league losses to Crescenta Valley and Burbank. The Tornadoes hadn't fared much better, surrendering 32 points in setbacks against defending champion Muir and Arcadia. In the early going, it looked like Pasadena was the hungrier team, as it jumped out to a 27-point lead in the first half.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | August 28, 2013
Football wasn't Alvin Kim's first choice at Hoover High ; it wasn't even his second. “I wanted to play golf when I came in as a freshman,” said Kim, a senior. “But that didn't work out. And then I wanted to try out for the basketball team, but I missed the tryouts.” Never having played organized football, Kim was convinced by his friend, Se Jun Kim, to try out for the Tornadoes football team. The only problem was the football season was more than half over and Alvin Kim had no idea what position he could play, or if he was any good at the sport.
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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 Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | April 23, 2012
A man who faced down violent crowds and antagonistic schoolmates amid the upheaval of desegregation in the American South encouraged students to be equally purposeful in their pursuit of an education during a visit to Hoover High School on Monday. “You are all executives in charge of your own learning,” Terrence Roberts, a member of the Little Rock Nine, said. “You have brains. You have the capacity to earn 'As.'” Roberts was one of nine black students who in September 1957 began attending Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., integrating a formerly all-white campus in a community where segregation was deeply entrenched.
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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 Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | July 2, 2010
GLENDALE — If there's more optimism than usual surrounding the onset of a new season for the Hoover High football team, it probably has to do with the flashes of momentum the Tornadoes established last season. Granted, the team finished 2-8 with just one Pacific League win, but that was an all-important 15-7 victory over archrival Glendale — the first in the rivalry since 2006 — and their first win of the season, a 16-13 triumph over South Pasadena in the second week, snapped a 21-game slide.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | January 23, 2014
GLENDALE - Five bouts into their Rio Hondo League wrestling match and the narrative looked somewhat familiar for the Hoover High wrestling team. The fledgling program in its third year of existence had fallen behind 23 points to visiting South Pasadena and appeared destined for a blowout. Well, the rout was a reality, but in a different way than in past years. The Tornadoes won nine of their final 11 matches and scored 42 of the last 45 points in launching a massive rally and defeating the Tigers, 42-26, on Thursday.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | November 6, 2013
Aside from a few water breaks, Andres Perez doesn't often head to the sideline during a game. Perez doesn't have time since he's quite busy handling a laundry list of responsibilities that include catching passes, breaking up passes and standing out on special teams for the Hoover High football team. He's done his job well and will look for one more complete effort when Hoover meets cross-town rival Glendale in the “Battle for the Victory Bell” at 7 p.m. Friday at Moyse Field.
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