January 30, 2002
Karen S. Kim NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- For Glendale's Hispanic Broadcasting Corp., it's time to play o7 futbolf7 . The Spanish-language radio corporation has agreed to broadcast the Los Angeles Galaxy's home and away games for the next two years on KTNQ-AM (1020). The radio station's "Galaxy Hour," a talk show broadcast on Thursday nights for the last four years during the team's regular season, will continue, station officials said. "It's L.A.'s soccer team, and soccer is very hot among Hispanics," said Santiago Nieto, program director for the company.
March 22, 2000
Jim Riggio GLENDALE -- The 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, are still six months away, but Pete Vagenas has come one step closer to making his Olympic dream come true. Vagenas, who graduated from St. Francis High in 1996, has been selected to the final 25-player pool for the U.S. men's Under-23 National soccer team. The player pool will be narrowed to 18 players and three alternates April 7, just three days before the U.S. will take part in a week-long training camp in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The U.S. will have to finish among the top-two teams out of the CONCACAF region's 2000 Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
February 5, 2005
Grant Gordon On Friday, via conference call, the Los Angeles Galaxy selected five players in the 2005 MLS Supplemental Draft. Among them was former St. Francis High standout Ryan Shaw. Shaw, a forward who is UC Davis' all-time leading scorer, was taken with the 34th overall pick in a draft that is meant, "to enable each of Major League Soccer's 12 teams to build their reserve teams, which will begin play this spring," as stated in the Major League Soccer press release.
March 23, 2010
After years of playing professionally, Glendale soccer player Harut Karapetyan is bankrolling his own club. Karapetyan, who played for the Armenian national soccer team and spent four seasons with the Los Angeles Galaxy, opened his own soccer academy March 2 at the Glendale Sports Complex, handing out jerseys and helping parents fill out last-minute paperwork. At the time, 19 players were enrolled in the two age groups, one for those age 5 to 10, the other for 12- to 16-year-olds.
August 16, 2002
Hamlet Nalbandyan The Los Angeles Galaxy nearly won the Major League Soccer Cup last year before stumbling against the San Jose Quakes, 2-1, in sudden-death overtime, and Pete Vagenas had a lot to do with the team's success. The St. Francis High graduate -- who led Glen Appels' squad to the 1996 CIF title -- played in all 26 matches in 2001, starting 25 of them. He had three goals and three assists for nine points, improving on a seven-point total from his rookie season in 2000.
May 28, 2008
GLENDALE — If it’s the path that will lead him to Major League Soccer, then Vardan Adzemian will make sure that nothing will get in his way. Adzemian made a name for himself locally after he competed last summer on the Homenetmen Glendale Ararat chapter’s men’s soccer team in the Pan Armenian Games. While he considers playing in his native Armenia a cherished memory, Adzemian would like to someday make a name for himself playing professionally in the United States.
June 15, 2004
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan Just before Joseph Ngwenya left the Glendale Sports Complex on Monday, the rookie midfielder for the Los Angeles Galaxy had a moment to take one last photo with his fans. Standing behind Liam Graham, sister Aline Graham and Carlos Suarez, Ngwenya provided a final keepsake for a few of the 130 people who each paid $32 to attend a local soccer clinic hosted by the Galaxy and the Crescenta Valley Soccer Club. Add in a pair of tickets to a Galaxy match, an autographed soccer ball by six of L.A.'s players and a scratch on his left elbow caused by a fall, and 5-year-old Liam Graham had a blast.
June 10, 2005
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER Name: Pete Vagenas. Team: Los Angeles Galaxy. Local Ties: St. Francis, 1996. This Season: The 27-year old has started all 10 matches for the Galaxy, scoring nine points, which ties his career best set in 26 appearances in 2001. The midfielder is tied for second on the team with goals scored (four) -- also a career best -- and has added an assist. He has two game-winning goals and six shots on goal. Landon Donovan leads the Galaxy with five goals and Jovan Kirovski has four.
July 16, 2003
PHILIPPINE BASKETBALL ASSN. Name: Mark Caguioa Team: Ginebra Kings Local Ties: Glendale Community College, 2000 This Season: Caguioa, who averaged 12.1 points in 2000 at GCC, is seventh in the PBA in scoring with a 17.1 points-per-game average through 21 games. He is also 20th in the league in rebounds (7.2 per game), 22nd in assists (2.8) and 17th in steals (0.9). Latest News: Although Caguioa and teammates Eric Menk (20.8 points per game)