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April 28, 2012
BOYS' TRACK AND FIELD Pacific League prelims at Arcadia High: Numerous area athletes qualified for Friday's upcoming Pacific League finals with top-nine, or in some events, top-12 performances on Friday. Area winners included Glendale's Michael Davis in the 100-meter dash (11.06 seconds) and 200 (22.08), Burroughs' Anthony Monroy in the 1,600 (4:22.55) and Crescenta Valley's Josh Strachewski in the 110 hurdles (15.75) and 300 hurdles (41.29). Other qualifiers for CV were James Maturan in the 100 and 200, Hayden O'Burke in the 100, Justin Springfield in the 200 and 400, Alex Damla in the 400, Adam Akopyan in the 400, Mike Duncan in the 800 and 1,600, Nick Beatty in the 800, Aaron Esparza in the 800 and 1,600, Davit Shahamanyan, and Cody Heidenreich in the 110 hurdles and Mike Jaramillo in the 110 and 300 hurdles.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | October 6, 2011
BURBANK - Even when the six Pacific League girls' golf teams aren't involved in a league match, they still find themselves competing against each other. It happened Thursday afternoon, as Crescenta Valley High, Arcadia, Burbank, Burroughs, La Cañada and San Marino participated in the Magnolia Park Optimist Club Invitational at De Bell Golf Club. Most of the teams turned in excellent performances, highlighted by La Cañada's Jennifer Kim edging Crescenta Valley's Jocelyn Chia in a card-off in the A Flight competition and three area teams posting top-10 finishes in the 21-team team competition.
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By Grant Gordon | June 8, 2010
GLENDALE — Having made staggering contributions both at the plate and in the circle, a case could have been made that Crescenta Valley High's Erin Ashby proved to be the most versatile softball player in the Pacific League. A case was made that she was the most valuable player and it concluded with the junior standout being voted the 2010 All-Pacific League Player of the Year by the league's coaches. "It was an honor to be granted that award with all the great players in the league," said Ashby, who played an instrumental role in the Falcons going 18-9 overall and finishing second in league with a 12-2 mark that included 10 consecutive league wins in which they avenged earlier losses to league champion Burroughs and Burbank.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | September 17, 2011
ALHAMBRA - The Pacific League was competitive with its share of talented players and teams even before this season in girls' golf. But with La Cañada High joining the league this year, that competition got inherently tougher. Most of the league coaches figured with the addition of the Spartans, league placement among the other teams would likely get jostled around, and the fight for individual and teams' postseason spots would become more difficult. That premise held to form Wednesday in the opening Pacific League match at Alhambra Golf Course with the Spartans tying for third with San Marino.
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By Jeff Tully and Gabriel Rizk, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 20, 2011
GLENDALE — Glendale High baseball Coach Jesus Osuna and his team spent their Monday afternoon practice session getting ready to play Burroughs High in a Pacific League game on Tuesday only to find out shortly after practice that the matchup would never take place. Saying there were "bad decisions made," Burroughs Principal Emilio Urioste said Tuesday that he canceled the Indians' baseball season and fired the school's varsity baseball coach and his three assistants after discovering that one of them served players beer during a recent Arizona trip.
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January 7, 2002
Mirjam Swanson GLENDALE -- Odds and ends from the local high school girls' water polo scene: Livin' large in Pacific League: While Glendale, Arcadia, Pasadena, Hoover and Muir highs all fight for the No. 2 and 3 spots in league and thus the automatic CIF playoff berths, Coach Peter Kim's Crescenta Valley contingent will be fighting simply not to lose its edge. Because the Falcons' nonleague schedule was no joke. Bell-Gardens. Harvard-Westlake.
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January 8, 2001
Hamlet Nalbandyan GLENDALE -- o7 The following is a preview of the Pacific League in girls' basketball, which begins Tuesday:f7 THE FAVORITE Muir High was head and shoulders above the rest in the Pacific League last year, finishing 9-1, with its only loss coming to an upset-minded Glendale High squad, 38-35. But as dangerous as the Mustangs, who at one point were ranked No. 1 in CIF Southern Section Division III, were last year, they will be even tougher this year.
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By Jonathan Raber | March 15, 2007
GLENDALE— With five local Pacific League basketball teams making postseason trips, it is fair to say that the 2006-2007 season was successful in many ways for area teams. Behind much of that success was the play of some outstanding individual athletes. For their accomplishments, five local players were selected to either the All-Pacific League first or second team. After guiding the Crescenta Valley High's girls' team to a third-place league finish, Falcons forward Molly Roach was selected to the first team.
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January 11, 2000
Peter Fuertes GLENDALE -- In past seasons, the Crescenta Valley High girls' basketball team used to consider the Pacific League season an afterthought. Last season, the rest of the league began to show it may be catching up to the Falcons. They ended up sharing the title with Muir High in 1998-99. This season may prove to be an even bigger test for the Falcons. Today's contest against surprising Hoover High in the Hoover gym at 3:30 p.m. could be an indicator of just how much the league has caught up with the Falcons -- or how much the Tornadoes have improved.
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By Charles Rich | September 22, 2006
ARCADIA ? With the addition of two new teams to the Pacific League this season, Claire Collison and Rachel Lange still figure to have several memorable races. The two athletes for the Crescenta Valley High girls' cross-country team showed why they are arguably among the elite in the league, and the duo provided a glimpse that many close races might be in store between the two during the next two months. Collison edged Lange by one second on Thursday to win the league's first meet at Arcadia Park.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | May 2, 2014
GLENDALE - With two weeks left in the regular season, the members of the Crescenta Valley High baseball team like their chances to win the Pacific League championship again. With Austin Brines on board and providing a steady bat in the heart of the Falcons' lineup, it's a big reason why they are in a good position. Brines drove in three runs to power Crescenta Valley to an 11-0 home victory against Glendale on Friday in a Pacific League game called in the fifth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | May 2, 2014
GLENDALE - In but its fourth year of existence, the Glendale High girls' lacrosse team was able to accomplish something that no other Nitros girls' squad has been able to in more than a decade. Perhaps coming without the pomp and circumstance of some other more established sports, the Nitros simply took care of business and made school history on Friday afternoon with complete dominance and relative ease. Scoring the first six goals of the match, the Nitros rolled to a 14-3 victory over Westridge, as Glendale won its first-ever Pacific League title.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | May 2, 2014
GLENDALE - Trailing by three runs to Burroughs High, the Hoover baseball team was looking for something to ignite it late in Friday's Pacific League game. That spark might just have come in the form of a defensive play. In the top of the sixth inning with Burroughs at bat, the Tornadoes got out of the frame on a double play that ended with an Indians runner being thrown out at home after a fly to right field. PHOTOS: Hoover comeback results in 4-3 victory over Burroughs Using the play as motivation, Hoover came back and tied the game in the bottom of the sixth and eventually won the contest on a walk-off suicide squeeze in the eighth inning to complete a 4-3 comeback against visiting Burroughs.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | May 1, 2014
BURBANK - Apparently there's a nice comfort level that exists for Jong Hyuk Hong when he's playing a round at De Bell Golf Club. Hong, a junior on the Crescenta Valley High boys' golf team, said he's had no trouble navigating his way around the short course. “I've practiced a lot here, so I know a lot about the course,” Hong said after he carded a three-over-par 74 on Thursday to finish third in the fifth Pacific League match of the season. “It's a course that I like a lot.” Hong recorded a 75 to earn medalist honors in a league match March 13 at De Bell.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | May 1, 2014
  GLENDALE - Having already clinched playoff berths, the Glendale High and Hoover boys' tennis teams still entered the final match of the regular season against each other Thursday with plenty left to settle. Of significant importance was overall placement in the Pacific League. Thanks to another strong performance from Glendale's doubles teams, the Nitros enjoyed quite a windfall. Glendale won eight of nine doubles sets Thursday to pick up a 13-5 league road win against its cross-town rival.
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May 1, 2014
BOYS' TENNIS Crescenta Valley 12, Arcadia 6: The Falcons closed out the regular season Thursday with an upset road victory in a Pacific League match. Crescenta Valley improved to 11-4, 9-3 in league to tie for second with Glendale. However, the Falcons will be the third representative out of the league for the playoffs by virtue of losing 20 of 36 sets against Glendale. “It's a big win and they played great,” said Crescenta Valley Coach San Hyun, whose team handed Arcadia, the league champion, its only league loss of the season.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | May 1, 2014
GLENDALE - With preseason aspirations of breaking into the top four of the Pacific League standings, Glendale High's softball team was well aware it would need to pull off some victories versus teams it had traditionally struggled against. Thursday provided just that situation and opportunity. Glendale staved off a late Crescenta Valley comeback bid to claim a 7-5 league home win bolstered by a big four-run first inning and highlighted by the fleet-footed talents of Sammy Fabian and the tenacity in the circle of Jordan Lousararian.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | April 29, 2014
LA CRESCENTA - A deciding fifth game appeared all but certain for the second time this season between the Crescenta Valley High and Burbank boys' volleyball teams. Raymond Barsemian made sure that situation would not occur again, though, by turning in a splendid stretch of serving. Barsemian collected three of his five aces in the fourth game to spark host Crescenta Valley to a 13-25, 25-21, 25-14, 25-22 Pacific League win against Burbank on Tuesday in a key Pacific League match.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | April 25, 2014
ARCADIA - What first started as a league showdown and a battle on the diamond turned into a rainy mess and an ultimate search for a rule book and league constitution. The Crescenta Valley High and Arcadia baseball teams met Friday evening intent on trying to create separation amongst themselves atop the Pacific League standings. Instead, the Falcons and Apaches are not sure if they'll be seeing more of themselves sooner or later and whether either is still in first place as Friday's game was called in the bottom of the eighth due to rain in a 4-4 tie. “We have to go look at the league book,” Crescenta Valley skipper Phil Torres said.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | April 25, 2014
GLENDALE - Scoring runs hasn't come easy as of late for the Glendale High baseball team. It's something Glendale first-year Coach Alan Eberhart had running through his mind Friday, leading up to the first of two season matchups against cross-town rival Hoover. If the Nitros had a quality scoring opportunity, Eberhart said he would not hesitate to send a runner home on a close play at the plate. The situation came to fruition Friday and Eberhart's gamble paid off for Glendale in a 1-0 Pacific League victory.
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