August 24, 2006
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — A group of parents is asking the La Cañada Unified School District board to fire the school’s varsity baseball coach, accusing him of violating CIF rules and of financial improprieties, mishandling of players and poor coaching. Parent Bud Schaetzle led the charge Tuesday night when he listed Coach Dennis Ballard’s alleged transgressions during a 15-minute address to the school board, saying he was frustrated after going through a fruitless seven-month process to get the coach fired.
November 14, 2008
CVHS 25th annual alumni game CVHS boys basketball will play its 25th annual alumni game on Wednesday, Nov. 26, at the school’s gym. The main event takes place at 7:30 p.m. with the former Falcon basketball greats taking on the varsity team. The soph/frosh game will begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by the JV game at 6 p.m. There is an entrance fee of $5 for adults; programs will be on sale for $5. Also, the boys baseball team will be selling dinner provided by Dona Maria’s Restaurant in La Canada, from 5:30 – 7:30 in front of the gym.
July 11, 2008
NORTHEAST GLENDALE ? The plan for the summer is specific for the Crescenta Valley High boys? basketball team: Compete against many of the top teams from across the region to better prepare it for the upcoming season. Crescenta Valley found a powerful challenger in Taft, which won the L.A. City Section championship and advanced to the State playoffs in Sacramento last season. The Falcons learned plenty about themselves during a 74-35 loss to the Toreadors on Thursday afternoon in a pool-play game of the ninth annual Vaquero Summer Shootout at Glendale Community College.
October 12, 2005
CROSS-COUNTRY Burroughs in 38th annual Kenny Staub Invitational: The Indian girls' varsity team did well in the meet Saturday at Crescenta Valley Park, as it placed third in Division I. Burroughs was led by Michelle Martinez, who finished seventh in 19 minutes 36 seconds on the three-mile course. She was followed by teammate Sadee Martinez (ninth; 20:10), Lilyana Morejon (14th; 21:07), Brenda Santana (16th; 21:13), Kerry Hodgins (31st; 22:00) and Tryn Campos (38th; 22:48)
November 27, 2003
Charles Rich History lessons are invaluable for the Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball team. For a program steeped in tradition, the lessons are taught on and off the court from former players who once wore the navy blue jerseys. Then there's the chance for the former greats to compete against the varsity squad. The varsity squad was handed a 62-58 loss by the Alumni team Wednesday night in the 20th annual Falcon Alumni Game. The Alumni improved to 16-4 in the series.
June 16, 2001
Charles Rich NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- A call up to the Loyola High varsity baseball squad next spring might happen for Loyola High's Terry Walsh. A promotion will depend upon how Walsh can perform the next few weeks for Loyola in Mickey Mantle League competition. Walsh's quest began Friday night. Walsh, who played on Loyola's junior varsity team in 2001, had the game-winning hit to lead Loyola to a come-from-behind 9-7 victory against Calabasas in a Mantle League game called after six innings due to the two-hour, 20-minute time rule Friday night at Stengel Field.
April 5, 2001
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- Before the Pacific League boys' and girls' swim meet between Crescenta Valley and Hoover highs even began, everybody in the vicinity of the Tornado pool envisioned total domination by the Falcons. In a contest that paired two diverse opponents, CV won 20 of the 22 combined events on the varsity level -- and the 19 events on the junior varsity stage -- Wednesday in front of many Falcon faithful. The CV boys' varsity team won, 129-36, to improve to 5-1, 3-0 in league.
March 24, 2006
Sixteen years ago Glendale Unified School District's Gifted and Talented Education program began a competition that challenges not physical strength, although stamina plays a major role, but brain power as its key component. Last week's competition marked the 16th annual Scholastic Bowl. Students from Crescenta Valley, Glendale, Hoover and Clark Magnet high schools competed for the title. At CVHS the competition began months ago when history teacher and scholastic coach Vickie Bouldin began tryouts for the competition.
February 8, 2003
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan This time, the Glendale High boys' basketball team had its own strong and consistent scoring tandem. The first time the Nitros faced Arcadia in a Pacific League game, the Apache tandem of Drew Wheat and Daniel Alexander had an impressive performance, combining for 39 points and 27 rebounds. On Friday night, Glendale kept the forwards in check and got big efforts from Leonard Khechumyan and Tony Munoz in a 54-42 victory at home.
August 10, 2002
It's not fun to write about because it's sloppy basketball. It's not appealing for a coach because it's the dog-days of summer, when either a) half of the starters are missing, b) some players don't seem like they care or c) an opposing team doesn't show up and a squad is forced to play junior varsity athletes. And, for the players, it's not enjoyable to play games because, in all honestly, the wins or losses don't mean anything. For some girls' basketball high school teams, their summer league performances are an indication of things to come once games matter.