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By Gabriel Rizk | April 10, 2012
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Alyssa Sovereign (Crescenta Valley High, 2010) sophomore, Penn State softball: After skidding off the rails on a 13-game losing streak, the Nittany Lions have shown some signs of late, currently riding a four-game winning streak into today's home game against Temple. During the streak, which began with a win over Pittsburgh on April 3 and continued with a three-game home sweep of Big Ten Conference foe Michigan State, the Nittany Lions' right fielder has batted .357 (five for 14)
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | March 7, 2012
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Alyssa Sovereign (Crescenta Valley High, 2010) sophomore, Penn State softball: After getting out to a bit of a slow start, the Crescenta Valley High product has come on strong as of late. She's gone 10 for 30 over a current eight-game hitting streak that's also including a four-game winning streak for the Nittany Lions that only just ended on Sunday when Penn state lost to Illinois, 1-0, in the final game of its stay at the Citrus Classic in Kissimmee, Fla. Penn State began the tournament with a split of a doubleheader against Virginia (13-1 loss)
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | May 25, 2011
GLENDALE — The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Alyssa Sovereign (Crescenta Valley High, 2010) freshman, Penn State softball: With plenty of former Falcons currently playing at the collegiate level, Sovereign turned in the biggest season to date and did so in her first season in the college ranks. The Nittany Lions, making their first NCAA playoffs appearance since 2007, went 2-2 in regional action before their season ultimately ended in a 3-1 loss to Oregon on Sunday.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | May 18, 2011
GLENDALE — The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Danny Casey (Glendale Community College, 2009) senior, Concordia University baseball: The La Crescenta resident played a role in helping the Eagles advance to the Avista-National Assn. of Intercollegiate Athletics World Series in Lewiston, Idaho, for the first time since 2006. Concordia received a three-run homer from designated hitter Bryan Nicholson to record a 4-2 win against third-seeded host California Baptist on Saturday in the title game of the NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round Riverside Bracket.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | June 11, 2012
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Nick Gentili (St. Francis High, 2009) junior, Pomona-Pitzer baseball: Gentili put himself in the conversation as one of the best offensive players in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference this year, as he cracked the league's leader board in several statistics. Gentili was named to the All-West Region second team by the American Baseball Coaches Assn. on June 4 after he posted a team-high .401 batting average (59 for 147)
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December 15, 2000
Editor's note: This is a letter from Chuck Benedict to Glendale resident and Oakmont Country Club member Harry Pryor. After graduating from USC in 1925, Pryor has remained an influential part of the community. On Dec. 4 he suffered the loss of wife, Alys, whom he married in 1927. Dear Harry, Her story was your life. You met Alys Maxfield at a dance. Both of you were 18, and you were so smitten that you tore up her dance card so that she'd have no other partners that evening.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | April 14, 2011
GLENDALE — The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Heather Brusokas (Glendale High, 2006) senior, Davenport University softball: A hot streak at the plate is quickly turning into a season-long tour de force for the former Nitros standout. For the second consecutive week, the talented shortstop was bestowed the honor of being the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference Player of the Week. For the previous week, Brusokas hit .444 and extended her hitting streak to 15 games, when it was broken.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | April 3, 2014
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Coltrane Powdrill (Crescenta Valley High, 2010) Cal Lutheran basketball: In his first season with the Kingsmen, Powdrill made an immediate impact and his postseason haul of accolades showed it. The former All-Area Boys' Basketball Player of the Year was named the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year after transferring in from...
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | December 19, 2013
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Jenna Orlandini (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 2008) Washington volleyball senior: Perhaps the end came quicker than anyone expected for both Orlandini and her Huskies at the NCAA Final Four semifinal on Thursday evening. The No. 3-seeded Huskies, who entered having won seven straight matches, struggled to stay competitive and turned in their two worst sets of the season in falling to visiting second-ranked Penn State, 25-14, 25-13, 25-16, at Key Arena.
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By Gabriel Rizk | April 10, 2012
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Alyssa Sovereign (Crescenta Valley High, 2010) sophomore, Penn State softball: After skidding off the rails on a 13-game losing streak, the Nittany Lions have shown some signs of late, currently riding a four-game winning streak into today's home game against Temple. During the streak, which began with a win over Pittsburgh on April 3 and continued with a three-game home sweep of Big Ten Conference foe Michigan State, the Nittany Lions' right fielder has batted .357 (five for 14)
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | March 7, 2012
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Alyssa Sovereign (Crescenta Valley High, 2010) sophomore, Penn State softball: After getting out to a bit of a slow start, the Crescenta Valley High product has come on strong as of late. She's gone 10 for 30 over a current eight-game hitting streak that's also including a four-game winning streak for the Nittany Lions that only just ended on Sunday when Penn state lost to Illinois, 1-0, in the final game of its stay at the Citrus Classic in Kissimmee, Fla. Penn State began the tournament with a split of a doubleheader against Virginia (13-1 loss)
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