Crescenta Valley 4-0 in League; Nitros, Tornadoes Lose

First published in the Dec. 25 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Crescenta Valley High School’s varsity girls’ soccer team was shut out for the first time this season, losing to Canyon High of Canyon Country, 1-0, in the Costa Mesa Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 18. It was the Falcons’ first loss of the year; however, they remain unbeaten in Pacific League play and are tied with Arcadia for first place in the standings.
Crescenta Valley demolished host Burbank High, 6-1, last Thursday, Dec. 16, as senior Rachel Park and junior Allison Park scored two goals each. Seniors Teleya Blunt and Lindsey Furstenberg each scored once. Continue reading “Crescenta Valley 4-0 in League; Nitros, Tornadoes Lose”

CVHS Remains Perfect in Pacific League

First published in the Dec. 25 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Hoover High School’s varsity boys’ basketball team lost a league game at Pasadena, 78-45, on Wednesday, Dec. 15, falling to last place in the Pacific league standings with an 0-4 record (3-8 overall). No individual statistics were provided to the News-Press.
The Tornados’ first opponent in the San Gabriel Water Classic Tournament will be Burbank on Monday, Dec. 27, at 3 p.m.

GLENDALE HIGH

Glendale broke even the past week, winning a nonleague game on the road and dropping a Pacific league game at home.
The Nitros lost to Arcadia, 67-46, on Dec. 16, which sent Glendale into a three-way tie for fifth place in the league standings with Burbank High and John Burroughs High of Burbank (1-3 league records).
Earlier in the week, the Nitros won 53-44 at Temple City in a nonleague game on Dec. 14. No individual statistics were provided to the News-Press.
The Nitros (6-7 overall record) will compete in the San Gabriel Winter Classic and play host San Gabriel (2-8 overall) on Monday, Dec. 27, at 1:30 p.m.

CRESCENTA VALLEY
Crescenta Valley (4-0 in league, 11-2 overall) has been idle since its Pacific League victory over visiting Burbank High, 53-47, last week. The first-place Falcons will resume league action on a six-game winning streak at Hoover on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 6:30 p.m.

Local Teams Competing in Holiday Tournaments

First published in the Dec. 25 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Glendale High School’s varsity girls’ basketball team lost to second-place Arcadia, 67-33, last Thursday, Dec. 16. Senior point guards Cherilyn Legaspi and Sarine Kaloghlian scored 14 and seven points, respectively, for the host Nitros (4-7 overall record, 0-4 in league). Freshman point guard Carmen Avedian and sophomore shooting guard Natalie Keshishyan scored four points each, while junior strong forward Jane Bassil and junior point guard Toni Gesmundo each had two points.
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Nitros Win 3rd Straight; Tornados, Falcons in Action

First published in the Dec. 25 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Glendale High School’s varsity boys’ soccer team improved to an 8-2-1 overall record (3-0-1 in league) after extending its winning streak to three games and outscoring its opponents 18-1 during that span.
The Nitros edged visiting Ventura, 2-1, last Saturday as senior midfielder Monte Almasi and junior striker Andrey Simonyan each recorded a goal in the first half. Senior goalie Fernando Hipolito spent 78 minutes in goal while senior teammate Cristian Kassa covered the final two minutes.
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Quarterback Club Awards 2021 Players

First published in the Dec. 11 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

The Glendale Quarterback Club recently handed out its awards for the 2021 football season, honoring high school and community college students for their achievements in the sport and as students.
The awards and their accompanying scholarships were presented at the club’s final meeting of the year on Nov. 16 at the Oakmont Country Club in Glendale. Coaches were invited to present awards to their players.
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Simonyan Powers Nitros Past Burroughs, 2-0

First published in the Dec. 11 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Glendale High School’s varsity boys’ soccer team shut out visiting Burroughs High of Burbank, 2-0, on Tuesday to move to 1-0-1 in the Pacific League (3-1-1 overall).
Nitros junior Andrey Simonyan scored a goal with 24 minutes remaining in the second half, ultimately deciding the match for Glendale.
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Nitros’ Rally Falls Short in Loss to Bears

First published in the Dec. 11 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

The Glendale High School girls’ varsity basketball team’s furious rally in the second half was not quite enough in a 59-47 loss to visiting Burroughs High of Burbank in a Pacific League game on Tuesday.
The Bears (7-2 overall record, 2-0 in league) jumped out to a commanding 40-10 lead at halftime before the Nitros used an inspired effort to close the gap. GHS outscored Burroughs 37-19 in the second half.
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Shareef Helps Glendale Narrowly Beat Burroughs

First published in the Dec. 11 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

In a heart-stopping matchup, Glendale High School’s varsity boys’ basketball team edged visiting Burroughs High of Burbank, 51-49, in a Pacific League game on Tuesday.
With the score tied 41-41 in the fourth quarter, Nitros sophomore guard Mo Shareef, who scored a team-high 14 points, drained back-to-back 3-pointers to help Glendale open up a six-point lead in the final minutes of play.
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