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By Gabriel Rizk | June 28, 2008
After a distinguished prep career at Crescenta Valley High paved the way for a spot on the University of Southern California men’s swimming team, it certainly wasn’t unrealistic to expect big things from James Martin as a collegiate athlete. The big coming-out year for the former two-time Pacific League titlist, one that started with his sophomore campaign at USC and has continued into the summer, came a bit earlier than most would have forecasted, though. “This is definitely a breakout year for me,” says Martin, who is just as quick to acknowledge that the strides he made in 2008 even took him by surprise.
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August 11, 2006
CV High graduate James Martin and incoming senior Sara Sun were among the local participants in the Speedo National Championships being held this week at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center in Irvine. Martin, who will attend USC in the fall, took seventh in the championship heat of the men's 200 meter backstroke on Wednesday in a time of 2:07.15. In Tuesday's preliminaries, Martin, who was participating in his first junior nationals competition, finished fifth with a time of 2:06.
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By Grant Gordon | August 1, 2006
GLENDALE ? The prestigious ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships begin today. Locally speaking, however, Wednesday is when it gets interesting at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center in Irvine. The event, which runs through Sunday, will feature two-time reigning News-Press Athlete of the Year Sara Sun of Crescenta Valley High and recent Crescenta Valley graduate James Martin. "It's the start of a busy two weeks," said Sun, who will take part in the Junior Nationals next week.
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By From News-Press | June 19, 2007
The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene. MARTIN HOLDS HIS OWN James Martin , a 2006 Crescenta Valley High graduate and Falcons standout in the pool, held his own this weekend in Mission Viejo at the 2007 TYR Swim Meet of Champions. Swimming the backstroke and representing the Trojans Swim Club, the current USC student took 11th and 14th in the 200-meter backstroke and the 100 backstroke, respectively. On Friday, Martin took 15th in the 200 prelims, finishing in 2 minutes 10.40 seconds.
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By Charles Rich | August 9, 2006
GLENDALE ? While standing on the pool deck shortly before he competed against some of the top swimmers from across the country, James Martin could sense the highly competitive atmosphere. Martin, a Crescenta Valley High graduate, had little to be disappointed about moments after he finished his exhausting race. The USC-bound Martin clocked 2 minutes 7.15 seconds to finish seventh in the men's 200-meter long-course backstroke final on Tuesday night at the Speedo USA Swimming Junior National Championships at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center in Irvine.
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By Gabriel Rizk | March 29, 2010
GLENDALE — The following are updates on area athletes at the collegiate level.   Baillie Kirker (Crescenta Valley High, 2009) freshman, University of Arizona softball: The reigning All-Area Softball Player of the Year missed her fourth straight game on Saturday, a 10-2 road win for the second-ranked Wildcats over New Mexico, while nursing a sore left side suffered when she was struck by a pitch on March 19. Kirker, who hit a state-record 53 homers in her Falcons career, was drilled by a pitch from Oklahoma University pitcher Keilani Ricketts to lead off the seventh inning.
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April 21, 2005
Charles Rich James Martin got an 11-hour head start. The Crescenta Valley High boys' swimmer jumped out of bed at 4:10 a.m. Wednesday to practice with California Aquatics, a San Gabriel Valley-based club team. He didn't bother to practice the breaststroke. It hardly mattered when he arrived at Arcadia High nearly 11 hours later. Martin won two key events -- including the 100-yard breaststroke -- to lead Crescenta Valley to an 88-82 Pacific League win. The Falcons (6-0, 4-0 in league)
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By From Staff Reports | May 29, 2008
GLENDALE ? The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene . ? GLENDALE GRAD DOESN?T MAKE CUT Cuts to the USA Men?s Senior National Team were announced via press release on Wednesday and Glendale High graduate Kevin Witt was one of the casualties. Therefore, Witt, an All-CIF standout for the Nitros before excelling at Loyola Marymount University, will miss out on his dream to play in the 2008 Olympics. Team USA Coach Terry Schroeder announced the cuts that saw the roster dwindle from 24 to 18. ?
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By Gabriel Rizk | March 29, 2010
GLENDALE — The following are updates on area athletes at the collegiate level.   Baillie Kirker (Crescenta Valley High, 2009) freshman, University of Arizona softball: The reigning All-Area Softball Player of the Year missed her fourth straight game on Saturday, a 10-2 road win for the second-ranked Wildcats over New Mexico, while nursing a sore left side suffered when she was struck by a pitch on March 19. Kirker, who hit a state-record 53 homers in her Falcons career, was drilled by a pitch from Oklahoma University pitcher Keilani Ricketts to lead off the seventh inning.
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By Gabriel Rizk | June 28, 2008
After a distinguished prep career at Crescenta Valley High paved the way for a spot on the University of Southern California men’s swimming team, it certainly wasn’t unrealistic to expect big things from James Martin as a collegiate athlete. The big coming-out year for the former two-time Pacific League titlist, one that started with his sophomore campaign at USC and has continued into the summer, came a bit earlier than most would have forecasted, though. “This is definitely a breakout year for me,” says Martin, who is just as quick to acknowledge that the strides he made in 2008 even took him by surprise.
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By From Staff Reports | May 29, 2008
GLENDALE ? The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene . ? GLENDALE GRAD DOESN?T MAKE CUT Cuts to the USA Men?s Senior National Team were announced via press release on Wednesday and Glendale High graduate Kevin Witt was one of the casualties. Therefore, Witt, an All-CIF standout for the Nitros before excelling at Loyola Marymount University, will miss out on his dream to play in the 2008 Olympics. Team USA Coach Terry Schroeder announced the cuts that saw the roster dwindle from 24 to 18. ?
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By From News-Press | June 19, 2007
The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene. MARTIN HOLDS HIS OWN James Martin , a 2006 Crescenta Valley High graduate and Falcons standout in the pool, held his own this weekend in Mission Viejo at the 2007 TYR Swim Meet of Champions. Swimming the backstroke and representing the Trojans Swim Club, the current USC student took 11th and 14th in the 200-meter backstroke and the 100 backstroke, respectively. On Friday, Martin took 15th in the 200 prelims, finishing in 2 minutes 10.40 seconds.
SPORTS
August 11, 2006
CV High graduate James Martin and incoming senior Sara Sun were among the local participants in the Speedo National Championships being held this week at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center in Irvine. Martin, who will attend USC in the fall, took seventh in the championship heat of the men's 200 meter backstroke on Wednesday in a time of 2:07.15. In Tuesday's preliminaries, Martin, who was participating in his first junior nationals competition, finished fifth with a time of 2:06.
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By Charles Rich | August 9, 2006
GLENDALE ? While standing on the pool deck shortly before he competed against some of the top swimmers from across the country, James Martin could sense the highly competitive atmosphere. Martin, a Crescenta Valley High graduate, had little to be disappointed about moments after he finished his exhausting race. The USC-bound Martin clocked 2 minutes 7.15 seconds to finish seventh in the men's 200-meter long-course backstroke final on Tuesday night at the Speedo USA Swimming Junior National Championships at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center in Irvine.
SPORTS
By Grant Gordon | August 1, 2006
GLENDALE ? The prestigious ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships begin today. Locally speaking, however, Wednesday is when it gets interesting at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center in Irvine. The event, which runs through Sunday, will feature two-time reigning News-Press Athlete of the Year Sara Sun of Crescenta Valley High and recent Crescenta Valley graduate James Martin. "It's the start of a busy two weeks," said Sun, who will take part in the Junior Nationals next week.
NEWS
April 21, 2005
Charles Rich James Martin got an 11-hour head start. The Crescenta Valley High boys' swimmer jumped out of bed at 4:10 a.m. Wednesday to practice with California Aquatics, a San Gabriel Valley-based club team. He didn't bother to practice the breaststroke. It hardly mattered when he arrived at Arcadia High nearly 11 hours later. Martin won two key events -- including the 100-yard breaststroke -- to lead Crescenta Valley to an 88-82 Pacific League win. The Falcons (6-0, 4-0 in league)
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