Glendale Dominates Muir; Crescenta Valley Edges Hoover

First published in the Jan. 8 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Glendale High School’s varsity boys’ soccer team took the field after being idle for nearly two weeks and dominated visiting Pasadena Muir, 7-1, in a Pacific League game on Tuesday, Jan. 4
Senior Jonathan Bermudez led the Nitros with two goals, while seniors Bryant Santos Mejia, Monte Almasi and Harutyun Mnatsakanyan scored once. Sophomore Victor Santos Mejia and freshman Emir Ponciano recorded one goal and one assist.
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Local Teams Hope to Resume League Play

First published in the Jan. 8 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Glendale High School’s varsity girls’ basketball team recently competed in the La Cañada New Year’s Ball Tournament and finished with two losses before the tournament was canceled due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
In the second round, the Nitros (4-9 overall record, 0-4 in league) lost to Arleta in overtime, 39-38, on Tuesday, Dec. 28. No individual statistics were reported to the News-Press.
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Nitros Fall to Muir; Falcons, Tornados Postponed

First published in the Jan. 8 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Glendale High School’s varsity boys’ basketball team returned to Pacific League action and fell to visiting Pasadena Muir, 53-45, on Tuesday, Jan. 4.
This week, the seventh-place Nitros’ league game with Hoover High was postponed due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
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League-Leading Falcons to Play Tornados

First published in the Jan. 1 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Crescenta Valley High School’s varsity girls’ soccer team has been idle since losing its first match of the season to Canyon High of Canyon Country, 1-0, at the Costa Mesa tournament on Dec. 18.
Despite the loss, the Falcons (7-1-1 overall record, 4-0 in league) remain unbeaten in Pacific League play and are tied with Arcadia for first place.
Crescenta Valley will resume league play by hosting Hoover on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 3:15 p.m.

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COVID-19 Impacts Tournament Competition

First published in the Jan. 1 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Hoover High School’s varsity boys’ basketball team was scheduled to compete in the San Gabriel Winter Classic but was forced to withdraw due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, according to Hoover athletic director and head basketball coach Jack Van Patten.
Previously, the Tornados won 76-69 at Marshall High in a nonleague contest on Dec. 22. No individual statistics were reported to the News-Press.
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Glendale Falls in Tournament Opener

First published in the Jan. 1 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Glendale High School’s varsity girls’ basketball team competed this week in the La Cañada New Year’s Ball Tournament and dropped its opener to La Cañada Flintridge Prep, 55-34, on Monday.
Senior point guard Sarine Kaloghlian scored a team-high 15 points while freshman point guard Carmen Avedian and senior point guard Cherilyn Legaspi added six and five points, respectively.
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Local Schools to Resume League Play

First published in the Jan. 1 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Glendale High School’s varsity boys’ soccer team was recently shut out in the San Bernardino tournament on Wednesday, Dec. 22, snapping the Nitros’ three-game win streak and sending them on a two-game slide.
Glendale lost its tournament opener to Hesperia Sultana, 1-0, followed by another loss to host San Bernardino by the same score later that afternoon.
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Local Athletes Selected to All-Pacific League Teams

First published in the Jan. 1 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Though no Glendale-area school brought home any CIF Southern Section championships during the fall, the fact that there was a season was a victory for students, coaches and administrators.
Many athletes participated in high school competition for the first time in two years and managed to remain competitive and overcome the obstacles brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Daly’s Career Night Help Falcons Beat Burbank

First published in the Dec. 18 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

After Crescenta Valley High School’s varsity boys’ basketball team opened the first quarter with an 11-2 scoring run, the Falcons never looked back and defeated visiting Burbank High, 53-47, in an exciting Pacific League game on Thursday, Dec. 16.
CVHS senior Quinlin Daly had a career night scoring a game-high 29 points, helping lead the Falcons (4-0 in league, 11-2 overall record) to their sixth consecutive victory. In the third quarter, Daly also hit all three of the Falcons 3-pointers, including back-to-back attempts to extend CV’s lead to 39-35 with about three minutes remaining.
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CVHS Sits Alone Atop the Pacific League Standings

First published in the Dec. 18 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

When two undefeated Pacific League girls’ basketball teams met on the court on Thursday, only one walked away happy. Those emotions went to Crescenta Valley High School as it took sole possession of first place and remained unbeaten in league play after defeating visiting Burbank High, 54-31.
The matchup was primarily decided by the Falcons’ dominant first quarter, which limited the Bulldogs (3-1 in league, 7-5 overall) to six points and ended it on an 18-0 scoring run.
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