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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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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 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 Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | October 10, 2013
BURBANK - After a string of close losses to begin Pacific League play, Hoover High's boys' water polo team didn't leave its Thursday tilt in doubt at the end. Bolstered by a four-goal run and a span of 12 minutes 30 seconds in which they held host Burroughs scoreless, the Tornadoes picked up their first league victory, defeating the Indians, 11-5. “It feels great,” said junior Hakop Kaplanyan, who had a team-high four goals. “Today, we worked as a team. We improved our defense and our offense.
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By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan, Special to the News-Press | September 26, 2013
GLENDALE - For nearly three quarters, the Hoover High football team stayed close to the defending Pacific League champion Muir in Thursday night's league opener. The Tornadoes' defense and the Mustangs penalties allowed Hoover to trail by just 13 points with less than a minute to play in the third quarter. PHOTOS: Hoover vs. Muir football A better performance on offense might have allowed the Tornadoes to get even closer. Hoover managed only 36 total yards in 56 plays, and allowed two scores within 52 seconds of the third and fourth quarters, as it ended up losing, 35-3, at Moyse Field.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | September 19, 2013
When the Hoover High football team lost its first game of the season, first-year Tornadoes Coach Matt Andersen felt his group let one get away. Well, Hoover might very well get it back. After things had appeared to go south for the Tornadoes, who dropped consecutive games after they won their debut, 65-0, over Blair on Aug. 30 under Andersen, they enjoyed a quick upturn Thursday, according to a Los Angeles Times report. Sotomayor forfeited its victory over Hoover due to ineligible players appearing in the game, stated the article, which included confirmation by CIF Los Angeles City Section Commissioner John Aguirre.
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By Nathan Cambridge, Special to the News-Press | September 13, 2013
SOUTH PASADENA - In its final nonleague football game of the season, Hoover High had a chance to go into a bye week leading into Pacific League play with a winning record. Standing in its way was South Pasadena, which the Tornadoes beat in the final minutes last season. But this year, the Tigers had home field advantage on their side. Hoover stayed with the Tigers through halftime, but the relentless running attack of South Pasadena took its toll and the Tornadoes fell, 21-7, in a game played in the bright sunshine of Friday afternoon in order to finish before the beginning of Yom Kippur at sunset.
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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 Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | August 31, 2013
When Martin Rhees took over as director of the Hoover High School marching band five years ago, he learned the group's drums had been purchased several years before, but they arrived without cases to protect them. Ten years of traveling to football games has taken a toll on the drums, which often were transported in the lower compartment of buses to away games.  “They took a beating,” Rhees said. On Thursday, after the marching band practiced for three hours on the school's field, Rhees led band members to the school's auditorium to unveil what was behind the closed stage curtain - a new set of drums.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | August 30, 2013
GLENDALE - For one magical evening, there couldn't have been a better debut than the one new Hoover High football Coach Matt Andersen enjoyed Friday. Andersen's Tornadoes quickly sent the visiting Blair Vikings toward the basement with a spectacular 65-0 nonleague victory in the zero week opener for both teams at Glendale High's Moyse Field. PHOTOS: Hoover vs. Blair football The triumph was the largest for the Tornadoes in more than a decade and eclipsed the team's 46-0 victory last year versus Blair, as Hoover won its second straight season-opener.
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