February 6, 2009
Crescenta Valley girls’ soccer beat Hoover for a second time this year, this time at Hoover, 3-1. The Falcons (15-1-4, 11-0 in Pacific league play) played their game and took a 2-1 lead at half and Brittani Dearman, Amanda Johnson and Frances Boukidis had a goal each. Dearman added an assist, as did Jordan Royer and Danny Cardenas. The win comes off the heels of the victory over Pasadena last Friday, which the Falcons also won 3-1. Royer scored two goals. The win over Hoover clinched the Pacific league title for the Falcons, who will likely get a great seeding in CIF. They’ll have to get past second-place Burbank (13-6, 8-3)
February 3, 2005
GRANT GORDON "Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake." Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower Home Needed Pacific League boys' soccer title seeks home, environment of stability a plus. Must be a school and team that's willing to do whatever it takes and truly wants the honor. Being talented on offense, defense and in goal will help. Being healthy and possessing good team chemistry, also plusses. Will look good on any resume and is excellent conversation topic years after high school.
May 3, 2001
Andrew Landeros PASADENA -- It's the top players that are able to turn it up when the time calls for it. Crescenta Valley boys' golfer Michael Park it one of those player. In the weeks preceding the Pacific League preliminary and final, Park seemed to struggle by missing greens and having to work to save pars. The Falcon junior showed a different side as fired an even-par, 72, Wednesday at Brookside Golf Course, No. 1 after carding a 74 in Tuesday's prelims to finish seven strokes ahead of his nearest competitor with a 146 total.
May 4, 2002
Hamlet Nalbandyan ARCADIA -- The Pacific League track and tield final Friday at Arcadia High played out kind of like a television sports highlight show. There was the climactic conclusion -- the event's showcase, if you will. A rested Argishti Beglaryan -- Glendale High's star boys' runner -- creating some deja vu, catching Muir's Ian Bell from about 20 meters back to win the 1,600-meter relay in 3 minutes 24.73 seconds, and doing it with a purely electric split of 47.4, a personal best.
June 17, 2005
Hamlet Nalbandyan As if it was a surprise? Crescenta Valley's Trevor Bell shared the Pacific League Most Valuable Player honor as a freshman, and after injuries slowed him down as a sophomore, he reclaimed the honor as a junior. So after a senior season which saw him get drafted 37th overall in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, Bell was again the no-brainer choice for the league's top honor. As a pitcher, the 6-foot-1 righty went 8-3 with a 0.97 earned run average, tossing seven complete games and striking out 113 in 80 innings.
January 13, 2004
HAMLET NALBADYAN As if meeting deadline on an action-packed Friday night wasn't tough enough, we had a Tornado warning keep us further on our toes. It was past 10 p.m. when staffer Edgar Melik-Stepanyan got a hold of Hoover High boys' basketball Coach Vigen Jilizian for what was supposed to be a routine roundup call. The Tornadoes -- who had scored just seven points in the first half of a 37-31 loss to Burbank four days earlier -- were facing back-to-back Pacific League champion Pasadena on the road, and Melik-Stepanyan had a sympathetic tone in his voice, ready to consult the first-year coach after another tough night.
October 4, 2009
GLENDALE — Trying to repeat as CIF Southern Section Division VI champion will be a later priority. For the Crescenta Valley High boys’ water polo squad to have any shot at winning a second CIF crown in a row, the Falcons must first navigate their way through the Pacific League. The Falcons have won more than 25 league championships in their history, their latest coming last season. To possibly add to that total, Crescenta Valley will be up against league teams looking to dethrone it while playing at their best.
January 7, 2000
Hamlet Nalbandyan GLENDALE -- The Pacific League basketball season kicks off today for boys and girls. All three local teams will be in action, playing double header style games. Crescenta Valley High faces Muir High on the road, with the girls playing at 5:45 p.m. and the boys following at 7:30. For the girls, CV's only loss last year came against the Mustangs as Muir ended CV's 37-game league winning streak by upsetting the Falcons at home, 75-68, on Jan. 29. Muir is 11-3 this year and are improved from last year.
October 20, 2006
Led by Christine Cho and Katie Park, the Crescenta Valley girls' varsity golf team defeated five other schools in the fourth Pacific League match of the season on Oct.12 at Pasadena's Brookside Golf Course. The Falcons, who improved to 20-2, won the match with a score of 213. San Marino came in second (220), followed by Arcadia (225), Alhambra Mark Keppel (234), Burbank Burroughs (250) and Burbank (251). Individually, Cho took top honors with a two-over-par 38. Teammate Park tied for second along with Arcadia's Jessica Lai as both shot a 39.
October 13, 2000
Mirjam Swanson ARCADIA PARK -- For the first time in seven years, the Crescenta Valley High boys' cross-country team beat area rival Hoover High in a Pacific League meet. Only thing, the Arcadia boys outran both of them, as the Apaches claimed first place in a league meet for the first time since 1993, 5-0, at the season's second league meet Thursday at Arcadia Park. On the girls' side, the story wasn't too unfamiliar. The Falcons won, thanks to the two-three finishes of Ana Gjesdal (19:39)