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By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan, Special to the Glendale News-Press | April 1, 2014
GLENDALE - Just before the season began, Crescenta Valley High baseball Coach Phil Torres proclaimed Pasadena as the favorite to win the Pacific League championship this season, even though his Falcons had won the previous two league titles. Torres made the claim in due to the Bulldogs' plethora of returners who he thought were primed to break out. The Bulldogs took a big first step Tuesday night in staking their league claim. Pasadena's Niko Lopez tossed six strong innings and the Bulldogs took advantage of an uncharacteristically sloppy Falcons defense in a 3-0 victory at Stengel Field in the league opener for both teams.
By Charles Rich, | April 1, 2014
GLENDALE - Things have begun to heat up approaching the midway point of Pacific League. It's led to a group of area boys' tennis teams being all bunched together for second place. Glendale turned to its talented doubles teams to join the pack on Tuesday, winning eight sets en route to a 12-6 home win against cross-town rival Hoover. By virtue of Glendale's victory, it is now tied for second at 4-2 in league with Hoover and Crescenta Valley. Crescenta Valley suffered an 11-7 home league defeat against Arcadia (6-0 in league)
By Emin Avakian, Special to the Glendale News-Press | April 1, 2014
LA CRESCENTA - After jumping out of the gates in impressive fashion and winning its first four Pacific League matches, the Crescenta Valley High boys' tennis team has dropped its last two to foes that appear to be vying for a title, along with the Falcons. The common denominator of the two defeats - to Hoover on March 11 and most recently, Arcadia, at home on Tuesday afternoon - has been Crescenta Valley's inability to stay with their opponent in the singles bracket. The Falcons, similarly to their match with the Tornadoes, garnered just two wins in singles play, and despite getting five out of nine in doubles, fell to the first-place and undefeated Apaches, 11-7.
From Staff Reports | April 1, 2014
BASEBALL Hoover 9, Muir 0: The visiting Tornadoes started off Pacific League play Tuesday with a convincing victory. Hoover starting pitcher Jonathan Ramos (3-1) went the distance, striking out six without yielding a walk. The Tornadoes (9-3) got two hits and one run batted in each from Scott Yzamotegui and JP Gallegos. BOYS' VOLLEYBALL Alemany 3, St. Francis 1: The visiting Golden Knights saw the Warriors pick up a 25-19, 25-11, 26-28, 25-19 Mission League win on Tuesday.
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| March 26, 2014
GLENDALE - Heading into Wednesday, all but one Pacific League boys' volleyball team had already opened league play, with one squad, Arcadia, having four matches under its belt. Crescenta Valley, however, was waiting and biding its time in anticipation of its league opener. In the meantime, the Falcons had registered an undefeated record, won the San Gabriel Tournament and notched some quality wins. Crescenta Valley finally got the chance to open league play Wednesday afternoon against Hoover, which was taking part in its fourth league matchup.
By Andrew J. Campa, | March 26, 2014
GLENDALE - Winning 21 of 22 possible events, the Crescenta Valley High boys' and girls' swimming teams continued their strong push toward league championships with convincing victories over host Glendale in Pacific League action Wednesday afternoon. The Falcons were a bit stronger on the girls' competition in picking up a 136-35 victory, while the Nitros were a little more formidable in a Falcons' 111-59 boys' win in Glendale's meet debut. PHOTOS: Crescenta Valley and Glendale compete in Pacific League swim meet “I think my squad is starting to get a little more focused as the season is progressing,” Crescenta Valley boys' swimming Coach Jan Sakonju said.
By Charles Rich, | March 21, 2014
To some degree, Ella Stepanian needed to reinvent herself after returning to the court following a serious knee injury sustained in 2012. The injury shelved the Crescenta Valley High girls' basketball player for the entire 2012-13 season, leaving her to ponder how she could come back and make an impact for the Falcons for her senior campaign. A position change from forward to guard turned out to be a boost for Stepanian, who came back with a vengeance to average 10.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, five steals and 7.4 assists per game en route to being named the Pacific League co-Player of the Year with Burbank's Yazzy Sa'Dullah.
By Andrew J. Campa, | March 19, 2014
In a year in which the Pacific League boasted quite a few talented individuals, senior Eric Patten and his Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball team shined as brightly as anyone. The Falcons forward was rewarded for his and his team's success as Patten was named the Pacific League's co-Player of the Year, along with Pasadena High's Ajon Efferson, while coach of the year honors were bestowed on Crescenta Valley's Shawn Zargarian. Hoover and Glendale also claimed their own accolades on the recently-released league awards.
By Andrew J. Campa, | March 14, 2014
LA CRESCENTA - In a Pacific League track and field cluster meet that was more rust-shaker than showdown, the Crescenta Valley High girls and Burbank boys showed off depth and may have signaled their intent for a title run after splitting action Thursday afternoon in a meet that also involved Hoover High. The Bulldogs' boys rolled to a 103-33 win over the Falcons, who turned around and won a tight girls' race over Burbank, 72-64. Both squads handled Hoover by 100-plus point margins.
By Charles Rich, | March 13, 2014
BURBANK - Take Jong Hyuk Hong off the bubble. The Crescenta Valley High boys' junior golfer might have solidified his status in being an integral member of the Falcons' talented lineup. PHOTOS: Pacific League boys' golf at De Bell Golf Club in Burbank Playing in the sixth of eight groups Thursday in the first Pacific League match of the season at De Bell Golf Club, Hong pulled off a pleasant surprise, as he shot a four-over-par 75 to secure medalist honors. Hong spent the first part of last season on the school's junior varsity team before being called up to the varsity team.
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