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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | January 6, 2012
NORTHWEST GLENDALE - In the final minute, the Hoover High and Muir boys' basketball teams found themselves locked in a tight battle. That might be life in the Pacific League this season, with most of the teams expected to be closely bunched throughout. Muir needed to make two stops in the final 21 seconds to escape. Hoover's Kyle Bernardo tossed up a three-pointer as time expired, but the shot fell short to give visiting Muir a 41-39 victory Friday night. "We know Kyle real well," said Muir Coach Gamal Smalley, whose team improved to 13-1 and 2-0 in league.
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By Charles Rich | May 25, 2010
NORTHWEST GLENDALE - With the field mowed and the yard lines coated in white paint, the Hoover High football team held its first spring practice session Monday afternoon. While most of the other area teams began their respective gatherings earlier in the month, the Tornadoes begin spring practice having already competed in a passing tournament. That hasn't been the case in recent seasons for Hoover, but third-year Coach Chris Long opted for something a bit different. "Our spring practices will end June 10, so that still gives us three weeks of spring and then several weeks in the summer to get us going leading up to the season," said Long, whose team went 2-8 and 1-6 in the Pacific League for seventh place last season.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | July 24, 2010
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — When Joe Cotti grew up, he didn't have the opportunity to attend a baseball camp to help him grasp the fundamentals. At 42, Cotti doesn't want kids missing out on the same chance. So, Cotti decided to do something. Recently, Cotti, the Hoover High baseball coach, has conducted summer baseball camps for prospective athletes who can hone their skills and possibly go on to have productive careers in youth and high school baseball and possibly beyond.
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | September 17, 2010
NORTHWEST GLENDALE — When it came to the previously one-sided girls' tennis rivalry between Hoover High and Glendale, it seems that both sides stopped keeping count sometime ago. "It hasn't happened in the seven years I've been coaching here," Hoover Coach Julie Hoppe said of a Tornadoes' win. Concurred her counterpart, Bob Davidson, who has coached the Nitros for 15 years: "I'm not sure when the last time was [that we lost to...
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | January 7, 2012
NORTHWEST GLENDALE - After beginning Pacific League play with shutout defeats, the Hoover High and Muir boys' soccer teams rediscovered their scoring ability Friday afternoon. For Hoover's Artin Almary, it couldn't have come at a better time, as he made the most of his scoring opportunities in what proved to be a milestone match for the sophomore forward. Almary recorded his first career hat trick and added one assist to lead host Hoover to a 6-3 league victory against Muir.
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | September 24, 2011
For those who have championed the idea for years, getting a wrestling team established at Hoover High has been a slippery proposition to pin down, until now. Longtime Hoover teacher and assistant football coach Mark Bitetti has made prior attempts to plant the seeds of the sport in a school, as well as area at large, that's long been barren when it comes to grappling. "I've been here for 15 years and I've always been amazed that there's no wrestling out this way," said Bitetti, who formerly coached the sport in the wrestling hotbed of Covina.
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By Charles Rich | January 8, 2009
NORTHWEST GLENDALE — Confusion came at the wrong time for the members of the Hoover High girls’ basketball team. Under the direction of first-year Coach Martik Gkookasian, the Tornadoes felt apart in the fourth quarter in their Pacific League opener Wednesday afternoon. Hoover mustered just four fourth-quarter points en route to a 46-41 loss to visiting Burbank. Burbank (9-5) used a 6-0 run in the final 90 seconds to oust Hoover (4-8). “We were confused on offense, but that didn’t bother me the most,” said Ghookasian, whose team owned a 37-32 lead entering the fourth quarter.
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By Charles Rich | September 11, 2007
NORTHWEST GLENDALE — Some time polishing her skills during the weekend apparently did Deija Lighon some good. Lighon, the senior No. 1 singles player for the Hoover High girls’ tennis team, ventured over to nearby Fremont Tennis Center to practice her shots and serves in anticipation of the new season. Lighon fared well in all facets of her game Monday, as she lost just six games en route to helping Hoover notch an 11-7 nonleague home win against Westridge in its season-opening match.
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By Charles Rich | June 18, 2009
BURBANK — Let the construction process begin for the Hoover High girls’ basketball team. One of the main priorities concerning the Tornadoes this season will be finding a brand-new five-girl rotation, so that it’s ready to be in place by winter. The next six weeks will hopefully afford the Tornadoes that luxury. Hoover kicked off its season Wednesday night with a 38-14 loss to Mark Keppel in a Burbank Summer League contest. Under Coach Martik Ghookasian, who is beginning his second year heading the program after serving as an assistant for several seasons, Hoover will look to have a new foundation in place.
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By Charles Rich | March 18, 2009
BURBANK — For six innings, Hoover High pitcher Stephen Monroe baffled Burbank’s lineup. Unfortunately for Monroe and the Tornadoes, they couldn’t slam the door on the Bulldogs when it mattered most. Burbank scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning — capped by a game-winning two-run single from Brandon Dawson — to pull out a 5-4 home victory against Hoover in a Pacific League opener for both teams Tuesday afternoon. Monroe tied Burbank (3-2-1)
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