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By Charles Rich | May 13, 2010
GLENDALE — The chances were there initially for the members of the Crescenta Valley High boys’ tennis team to make things interesting in the first round. Instead, they came away with nothing. In their CIF Southern Section Division II opening-round road match against host Villa Park on Wednesday afternoon, the Falcons had stayed close with the Spartans in most of the first-round sets. However, Crescenta Valley Coach Sarah Wiggins spotted a trend. “We were looking at possibly being at 3-3, but we lost a lot of deuces,” said Wiggins, whose team saw its season conclude with a 12-6 defeat.
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May 22, 2002
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan VILLA PARK -- For a team that had just been eliminated from the CIF Southern Section Division II playoffs, the Crescenta Valley High baseball players appeared to take their 6-0 second-round loss Tuesday to host Villa Park pretty easily. Besides a few long faces from several seniors, the top-seeded Falcons gathered their bags and walked toward the long bus ride home without showing much emotion. Maybe CV's fourth loss of the season hadn't sunk in yet or maybe the Falcons might have been satisfied with a 23-win season.
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By Charles Rich | November 11, 2009
GLENDALE — Throughout most of the season, Glendale High girls’ tennis Coach Bob Davidson had an inkling about where the Nitros needed to make improvements. What Davidson needed was for the Nitros to pick up points from their No. 3 singles player and Nos. 2-3 doubles teams. It turned out to be their shortcoming during a brief playoff stint. Glendale saw its season come to a close Tuesday afternoon with a 13-5 loss to host Villa Park in a CIF Southern Section Division II wild-card match.
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By: | September 29, 2005
The Huntington Beach High boys' water polo team came up with a big rally Monday and pulled out a 12-11 overtime victory over host Tesoro in nonleague play. The Oilers trailed throughout the match and were down by two at the half, but they rallied in the second of two overtime periods. They outscored the Titans, 3-0, in the second overtime. "This was a great win for us," Huntington coach Eugene Char said. "We were down 5-3 at the half and shut them out in the second overtime.
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April 2, 2004
Having been born and raised in La Crescenta, I, too, am sad to see the Verdugo Hills Golf Course go. Like Mr. Erickson, Mr. Dinger, and many others, I'm sure, I learned the golf game at Verdugo Hills, and it's stuck with me for life. When the course opened, I didn't know anyone that even owned a golf club. The first summer (I think I was 12 or so), we hung out there all day with our 7-irons and putters purchased at Landry's Sporting Goods (of course). No shirts or shoes either, because there was no one else there that would care!
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By Charles Rich | November 10, 2009
GLENDALE — With the playoff pairings put in place, three area high school girls’ tennis teams will begin their postseason journeys. Crescenta Valley High will have a couple of days to prepare for the playoffs, but Glendale and Flintridge Prep will jump into the fray beforehand, as the CIF Southern Section office unveiled the postseason pairings Monday morning. Glendale and Flintridge Prep will take part in CIF Southern Section Division II wild-card matches at 2 p.m. today.
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October 4, 2001
Charles Rich PASADENA -- Matt Hahn put in a full day of work in half a match. The Glendale High boys' water polo player accomplished the feat mostly without a catch. The 6-foot-4 Hahn scored five first-quarter goals to lead the Nitros to a 15-4 victory against host Muir in a Pacific League match Wednesday. "My shot selection changes," said Hahn, a senior utility player who played in the first and third quarters. "I just fire the ball when the goalkeeper isn't paying attention.
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October 16, 2002
GIRLS' TENNIS Hoover 10, Glendale 8: Behind seven points in doubles, the Tornadoes outlasted the Nitros in Tuesday's Pacific League match at Hoover High. Hoover (5-10, 2-3 in league) received a sweep from the newly formed tandem of Jane Moon and Amy Weber, who surrendered just two games. The No. 1 pairing of Adrienne Henson and Sarah Ma won twice, as did the No. 3 team of Darlene Baylon and Jin Choi. Georgia Beesemyer didn't allow a game at No. 1 singles for the Nitros (5-6, 3-2)
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By: Hamlet Nalbandyan | August 27, 2005
The goal is simple: CIF championship or bust. But that's nothing new for the La Canada High boys' water polo team. Ever since its last CIF Southern Section Division III crown in 1999, all the Spartans have been playing for is CIF's top prize. So, what's gone wrong? In 2000 and 2001, they were eliminated in the quarterfinals. The past three years, it's been the semifinals that have doomed Coach Larry Naeve's program. Even worse than those heartbreaking setbacks was the fact that La Canada was the division's top seed in three of those five seasons, including the past two. "They've just been snakebitten," said Crescenta Valley High Coach Jan Sakonju of his intercity rival.
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November 20, 2003
Charles Rich Scrap those plans for Long Beach. An effective zone defense suffocated the top-seeded La Canada High boys' water polo team, and zoned out its bid for a chance to celebrate a CIF Southern Section Division III championship on the pool deck at Belmont Plaza. The Spartans, who were considered the favorite to win the title, were ousted Wednesday by fourth-seeded Palos Verdes Peninsula, 9-5, in a semifinal match at Pasadena City College.
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By Charles Rich | May 13, 2010
GLENDALE — The chances were there initially for the members of the Crescenta Valley High boys’ tennis team to make things interesting in the first round. Instead, they came away with nothing. In their CIF Southern Section Division II opening-round road match against host Villa Park on Wednesday afternoon, the Falcons had stayed close with the Spartans in most of the first-round sets. However, Crescenta Valley Coach Sarah Wiggins spotted a trend. “We were looking at possibly being at 3-3, but we lost a lot of deuces,” said Wiggins, whose team saw its season conclude with a 12-6 defeat.
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By Charles Rich | November 11, 2009
GLENDALE — Throughout most of the season, Glendale High girls’ tennis Coach Bob Davidson had an inkling about where the Nitros needed to make improvements. What Davidson needed was for the Nitros to pick up points from their No. 3 singles player and Nos. 2-3 doubles teams. It turned out to be their shortcoming during a brief playoff stint. Glendale saw its season come to a close Tuesday afternoon with a 13-5 loss to host Villa Park in a CIF Southern Section Division II wild-card match.
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By Charles Rich | November 10, 2009
GLENDALE — With the playoff pairings put in place, three area high school girls’ tennis teams will begin their postseason journeys. Crescenta Valley High will have a couple of days to prepare for the playoffs, but Glendale and Flintridge Prep will jump into the fray beforehand, as the CIF Southern Section office unveiled the postseason pairings Monday morning. Glendale and Flintridge Prep will take part in CIF Southern Section Division II wild-card matches at 2 p.m. today.
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By: | September 29, 2005
The Huntington Beach High boys' water polo team came up with a big rally Monday and pulled out a 12-11 overtime victory over host Tesoro in nonleague play. The Oilers trailed throughout the match and were down by two at the half, but they rallied in the second of two overtime periods. They outscored the Titans, 3-0, in the second overtime. "This was a great win for us," Huntington coach Eugene Char said. "We were down 5-3 at the half and shut them out in the second overtime.
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By: Hamlet Nalbandyan | August 27, 2005
The goal is simple: CIF championship or bust. But that's nothing new for the La Canada High boys' water polo team. Ever since its last CIF Southern Section Division III crown in 1999, all the Spartans have been playing for is CIF's top prize. So, what's gone wrong? In 2000 and 2001, they were eliminated in the quarterfinals. The past three years, it's been the semifinals that have doomed Coach Larry Naeve's program. Even worse than those heartbreaking setbacks was the fact that La Canada was the division's top seed in three of those five seasons, including the past two. "They've just been snakebitten," said Crescenta Valley High Coach Jan Sakonju of his intercity rival.
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April 2, 2004
Having been born and raised in La Crescenta, I, too, am sad to see the Verdugo Hills Golf Course go. Like Mr. Erickson, Mr. Dinger, and many others, I'm sure, I learned the golf game at Verdugo Hills, and it's stuck with me for life. When the course opened, I didn't know anyone that even owned a golf club. The first summer (I think I was 12 or so), we hung out there all day with our 7-irons and putters purchased at Landry's Sporting Goods (of course). No shirts or shoes either, because there was no one else there that would care!
NEWS
November 20, 2003
Charles Rich Scrap those plans for Long Beach. An effective zone defense suffocated the top-seeded La Canada High boys' water polo team, and zoned out its bid for a chance to celebrate a CIF Southern Section Division III championship on the pool deck at Belmont Plaza. The Spartans, who were considered the favorite to win the title, were ousted Wednesday by fourth-seeded Palos Verdes Peninsula, 9-5, in a semifinal match at Pasadena City College.
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December 2, 2002
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan The core and strength of past years are gone. An All-CIF Southern Section Division III second-team goalkeeper has graduated and departed to Hartwick College in New York. A division first-team selection has also graduated, as have two All-Pacific League honorees. Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo Coach Peter Kim understands that Amy Brunton, Jessie Stiles, Megan Winchell and Laura Claessens were the anchors to playoff semifinal appearances the past two years.
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October 16, 2002
GIRLS' TENNIS Hoover 10, Glendale 8: Behind seven points in doubles, the Tornadoes outlasted the Nitros in Tuesday's Pacific League match at Hoover High. Hoover (5-10, 2-3 in league) received a sweep from the newly formed tandem of Jane Moon and Amy Weber, who surrendered just two games. The No. 1 pairing of Adrienne Henson and Sarah Ma won twice, as did the No. 3 team of Darlene Baylon and Jin Choi. Georgia Beesemyer didn't allow a game at No. 1 singles for the Nitros (5-6, 3-2)
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May 22, 2002
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan VILLA PARK -- For a team that had just been eliminated from the CIF Southern Section Division II playoffs, the Crescenta Valley High baseball players appeared to take their 6-0 second-round loss Tuesday to host Villa Park pretty easily. Besides a few long faces from several seniors, the top-seeded Falcons gathered their bags and walked toward the long bus ride home without showing much emotion. Maybe CV's fourth loss of the season hadn't sunk in yet or maybe the Falcons might have been satisfied with a 23-win season.
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