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November 15, 2003
Hamlet Nalbandyan Sure, the Victory Bell was nice, but the ear-to-ear grin that graced Phi Le's face Friday night was for another trophy. "It's for the City Championship," said the Glendale High senior after he led the Nitros to a 28-8 Pacific League victory against archrival Hoover at Moyse Field. The victory against the Tornadoes was the fourth straight by Glendale (5-5, 3-2 in league) and seventh in the past eight years, which will allow the Nitros to keep the annual Victory Bell at 1440 East Broadway for another season.
NEWS
November 10, 2003
Battle for the Victory Bell renews The Glendale and Hoover high school football teams will renew one of the longest- standing rivalries in Southern California at 7 p.m. Friday at Glendale High's Moyse Field. The two cross-town schools will face each other in the annual Battle for the Victory Bell, which will be the 76th meeting between the two programs. The schools began playing each other in 1930. They played twice in 1937, meeting the second time in the playoffs.
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By Christopher Cadelago | November 15, 2009
It was a weekend of peaks and valleys for the students of Glendale and Hoover high schools. And while only one school captured the coveted Victory Bell (the Tornadoes came from behind to defeat the Nitros, reclaiming the bell for the first time since 2006), a consolation prize remained for students from each of the rival high schools — homecoming king and queen. Glendale High School’s announcement came Friday night in front of an eager crowd at Moyse Field. The court, red ribbons buckled across their torsos, waited nervously before Mary Cagulada and Shant Alvandyan heard their names come over the loudspeaker.
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By Anthony Kim | November 10, 2006
GLENDALE — Crosstown rivals clashed at Moyse Field Thursday night in a historic, season-ending homecoming game that overflowed with vibrant school colors and heated school spirit. "It's the only game that matters," said 11th-grader Zarineh Zargaryan, who wore a customized Beat Glendale T-shirt. "It's all school spirited. It's when the whole school comes together." The game — dubbed "The Battle for the Victory Bell" — between the Hoover High School Tornados and the Glendale High School Nitros marked a number of milestones for both schools.
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November 19, 2003
Hamlet Nalbandyan The following are odds and ends from the Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, which meets at noon Tuesday's at the Elk's Lodge in Glendale. Asking for support: Jim Pagliuso wears his heart on his sleave, so when the Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club president speaks his opinion on something, it's sincere. On Tuesday, Pagliuso asked the 100-plus members of the club to write letters to the Glendale Unified School District board, asking them to consider installing FieldTurf and all-weather track at Glendale High's Moyse Field.
NEWS
November 12, 2002
THE BATTLE FOR THE VICTORY BELL Game-by-game results between Glendale and Hoover. 1930 Hoover, 12-6 1931 Glendale, 15-0 1932 Hoover, 7-0 1933 Hoover, 15-6 1934 Glendale, 6-0 (x) 1935 Glendale, 12-2 1936 Glendale, 40-0 1937 tie, 6-6 1937 Glendale, 12-0 (xx) 1938 Glendale, 2-0 1939 Glendale, 7-0 1940 Hoover, 12-7 1941 Hoover, 25-19 1942 Glendale, 25-6 1943 Hoover, 19-7 1944 tie, 0-0 1945 Glendale, 25-6 1946 Hoover, 27-7 1947 Hoover, 14-6 1948 Hoover, 7-6 1949 Glendale, 34-7 1950 Glendale, 7-6 1951 Hoover, 6-0 1952 Hoover, 26-7 1953 Hoover, 20-14 1954 Hoover, 13-7 1955 Glendale, 14-12 1956 Glendale, 38-12 1957 Glendale, 21-12 1958 Glendale, 33-7 1959 Glendale, 19-6 1960 Hoover, 14-7 1961 Glendale, 21-0 1962 Glendale, 37-0 1963 Hoover, 16-0 1964 Glendale, 19-0 1965 Glendale, 21-6 1966 Hoover, 28-12 1967 Glendale, 27-20 1968 Hoover, 30-27 1969 Hoover, 30-23 1970 Glendale, 14-7 1971 Hoover, 28-6 1972 Hoover, 27-14 1973 Hoover, 7-6 1974 Glendale, 10-0 1975 Glendale, 15-13 1976 Hoover, 20-13 1977 Glendale, 17-12 1978 Glendale, 27-15 1979 Glendale, 27-8 1980 Glendale, 28-0 1981 Glendale,...
NEWS
November 13, 2004
Hamlet Nalbandyan As the Hoover High football players paraded around Moyse Field on Friday night with the Victory Bell, they spotted their coach, Dennis Hughes, conducting media interviews at midfield and decided to join in. Hoover had just defeated its archrival Glendale, 42-28, to snap its 24-game Pacific League losing streak and four-year drought against the Nitros, and they had a present for their coach....
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By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan, Special to the News-Press | November 12, 2010
To fully understand AJ Pule's maturation process, one must first look back more than a year and remember the Hoover High football team's season opener against Sierra Vista. A knee injury knocked Pule, then only a 15-year-old junior and the Tornadoes' starting quarterback, out of the game. All the shaggy-looking quarterback could do was watch helplessly from the sideline as the Tornadoes were unable to come from behind and defeat Sierra Vista at home. Some mumbled that Pule should've stayed in the game and played through an injury that was originally feared to be a torn medial collateral ligament that turned out not to be true.
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By: Hamlet Nalbandyan | August 31, 2005
A 3-7 season isn't much to write home about, but for the Hoover High football team, last year was a success. Considering the program had won just three games the previous four years, it's easy to understand why the Tornadoes would be content with 2004's showing. Add to that a victory against archrival Glendale -- something Hoover hadn't done since 1999 -- and last year went about as well as one would expect from the Tornadoes. But the player who was responsible for bringing the Victory Bell back to Hoover's side is no longer there.
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By: Hamlet Nalbandyan | September 7, 2005
A 3-7 season isn't much to write home about, but for the Hoover High football team, last year was a success. Considering the program had won just three games the previous four years, it's easy to understand why the Tornadoes would be content with 2004's showing. Add to that a victory against archrival Glendale -- something Hoover hadn't done since 1999 -- and last year went about as well as one could expect from the Tornadoes. But the player who was responsible for bringing the Victory Bell back to Hoover's side is no longer there.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | November 6, 2013
Aside from a few water breaks, Andres Perez doesn't often head to the sideline during a game. Perez doesn't have time since he's quite busy handling a laundry list of responsibilities that include catching passes, breaking up passes and standing out on special teams for the Hoover High football team. He's done his job well and will look for one more complete effort when Hoover meets cross-town rival Glendale in the “Battle for the Victory Bell” at 7 p.m. Friday at Moyse Field.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | November 6, 2013
Though both teams will be absent from the postseason, the members of the Hoover High and Glendale football teams will treat their cross-town rivalry game as a playoff contest. With a large bipartisan contingent expected to flock to Moyse Field, the Tornadoes and Nitros will hit the sponged turf in the “Battle for the Victory Bell” at 7 p.m. Friday. The Nitros have won three meetings in a row against the Tornadoes, including a 44-13 Pacific League win last season, and own a 49-33-2 lead in the all-time series that began in 1930.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | November 5, 2013
GLENDALE - The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 71st year, meets Tuesdays at the Elk's Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the ninth meeting of the year. SPECIAL MEANING FOR VICTORY BELL It's a cross-town rivalry that began in 1930 and has featured plenty of athletes who would go on to enjoy successful collegiate and professional careers. The setting of a packed Moyse Field and alumni from Glendale High and Hoover returning to their respective sidelines brings back a sense of nostalgia.
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By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan | November 2, 2012
SOUTHEAST GLENDALE - While the members of the Hoover High football team took a knee near the end zone to listen to their coach, 50 yards away, Glendale High celebrated and chanted at Moyse Field. “City champs, city champs, city champs,” the Nitros repeated. Glendale's celebrations have become common after the schools' annual “Battle for the Victory Bell.” For the fifth time in six years, the Nitros defeated the Tornadoes, frustrating Hoover with a 44-13 victory on Friday in the Pacific League and season finale for both teams.
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From Staff Reports | November 1, 2012
1930 Hoover, 12-6 1931 Glendale, 15-0 1932 Hoover, 7-0 1933 Hoover, 15-6 1934 Glendale, 6-0* 1935 Glendale, 13-2 1936 Glendale, 40-0 1937 Tie, 7-7 1937 Glendale, 12-0 1938 Glendale, 2-0 1939 Glendale, 7-0 1940 Hoover, 12-7 1941 Hoover, 25-19 1942 Glendale, 25-6 1943 Hoover, 19-7...
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | October 31, 2012
Last season's attempt to double the excitement of the Glendale High versus Hoover football rivalry was never able to translate the aura of the regular-season-ending “Battle for the Victory Bell” over to a season-opening clash. If anything was learned from the short-lived experiment it's just how big the “Battle” is to the two schools and the players who take part in the game. “Of course [it's the biggest game for us], it's our rival team,” Hoover fullback Jesse Pina said.
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By Charles Rich | October 30, 2012
SOUTHEAST GLENDALE - - The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 70th year, meets Tuesdays at the Elk's Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the eighth meeting of the year. PRIDE ON THE LINE FOR RIVALS Although the Hoover High and Glendale football teams have been eliminated from playoff contention, Hoover Coach Andrew Policky and Glendale Coach John Tuttle won't likely have a problem getting their respective teams motivated. The squads will meet in the rivalry game at 7 p.m. Friday at Moyse Field.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | November 16, 2011
SOUTHEAST GLENDALE — The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 69th year, meets Tuesdays at the Elk's Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the 10th meeting of the year. DISECTING CROSS-TOWN RIVAL CONTEST Less than a week after the Glendale High and Hoover football teams combined for 104 points — the most in the "Battle for the Victory Bell" contest that began in 1930 — former Glendale Coach Alan Eberhart , who resigned Monday, and Hoover Coach Andrew Policky hadn't forgotten all the touchdowns and highlights that occurred.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | November 9, 2011
Wins have been hard to come by this season for the Glendale High and Hoover football teams. Still, if there's one game that will always have plenty of meaning, it's the annual "Battle for the Victory Bell. " The rivalry between the Nitros and Tornadoes dates back to 1930. Plenty of high-caliber players have been a part of one of the longest-standing rivalries in the state before going on to enjoy respectable collegiate and professional careers. The rivalry's 83rd installment will take place at 7 p.m. today at Glendale High's Moyse Field and is expected to draw the biggest crowd of the season for the Pacific League contest.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | November 8, 2011
The close relationship between brothers Alex and Jonathan Rangel hasn't waned. In fact, there's always time for the Rangels to discuss various topics, including football. The most discussed subject of late between Alex, the starting quarterback for the Hoover High football team, and older sibling Jonathan, a former Hoover signal caller, has centered on Thursday's "Battle for the Victory Bell" game between cross-town rivals Hoover and Glendale at Moyse Field. Alex will look to do something Jonathan did in 2006 - lead the Tornadoes past the Nitros as seniors.
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