Nitros Get Swept in Loss to Burbank

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

The Glendale High School girls’ volleyball team was swept at Burbank by scores of 25-15, 25-15 and 25-16 on Tuesday afternoon.
“Serving and passing, that’s always going to be a big thing for us is making sure we have the ball control,” said Patrick Tyler, Burbank’s head coach. “I think we were firing on all cylinders for the first time since the tournament.”
The Bulldogs maintained a controlling lead for the entirety of the first set, which resulted in a 25-15 victory for Burbank. Continue reading “Nitros Get Swept in Loss to Burbank”

Hoover, Crescenta Valley Shut Out Opponents

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

The Hoover High School varsity football program’s impressive start to its first season in three years continued last week with a 33-0 non-league victory over visiting Beverly Hills on Sept. 3.
Junior running back Andrew Torres rushed for 115 yards and four touchdowns to help the Tornados improve to 3-0. Continue reading “Hoover, Crescenta Valley Shut Out Opponents”

Falcons Dealt First League Loss by Burroughs

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

John Burroughs High School’s varsity girls’ volleyball team carried brooms off the court as it swept visiting Crescenta Valley High, 3-0, on Tuesday by scores of 25-10, 25-16 and 25-22.
The victory kept the host Bears (3-0 league record, 7-4 overall) tied with Arcadia atop the Pacific League standings. The Falcons are 2-1 in league (8-8 overall). Continue reading “Falcons Dealt First League Loss by Burroughs”

Tech Week Returns, Aiming to Entice Entrepreneurs

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

After being canceled last year due to the coronavirus, Glendale Tech Week is returning this month for a mostly virtual event in its fifth iteration of the occasion marked to highlight the city’s local tech prowess and potential.
Attendees and viewers will be able to tune into a handful of events for free, from the comfort of their virtual screens, from Sunday, Sept. 20, through Tuesday, Sept. 22. Later Tuesday, a live virtual audience can tune in for the in-person Pitchfest that occurs alongside the in-person closing awards party. Continue reading “Tech Week Returns, Aiming to Entice Entrepreneurs”

School Mourns Teacher Who Died After Contracting COVID-19

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

The Toll Middle School family is mourning the loss of Isaac Tashjian, a longtime math teacher at the Glendale campus who died Thursday from COVID-19-related complications.
After being hospitalized with COVID-related pneumonia on Aug. 21, Tashjian succumbed to the disease late Thursday, his family announced. His family made the announcement in a statement made to a GoFundMe account established by a friend to raise money for the educator’s medical expenses. Continue reading “School Mourns Teacher Who Died After Contracting COVID-19”

Nitros Edged in First League Match

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

Glendale High School’s varsity girls’ tennis team walked onto its home courts on Thursday seeking its second consecutive victory but was dealt a narrow tiebreaking loss. The Nitros and Burbank Burroughs tied in sets won, 9-9, but Burroughs was declared the winner by virtue of a tiebreaker of total games won, 74-64.
“We’ve been working on a lot of staying in the game, not allowing us to beat ourselves, but being competitive, forcing the ball over the net hoping that the opponent will make a mistake,” said Jim Jenks, Glendale’s head coach. “We’ve been really working a lot on our volleys, so it’s been nice to see them play and improving on that skill.” Continue reading “Nitros Edged in First League Match”

Nitros Blanked by San Gabriel in Third Road Game

First published in the Sept. 4 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

The Glendale High School football team had the unenviable task of playing its third consecutive road game of the season and it wasn’t the result that the Nitros had hoped for.
Host San Gabriel controlled the ball with the ground game, keeping Glendale at bay, for a 37-0 victory over the Nitros in nonleague action in a rare Thursday afternoon contest. Continue reading “Nitros Blanked by San Gabriel in Third Road Game”

Falcons Shut Out by Newbury Park in Opener

First published in the Sept. 4 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

Crescenta Valley High School was seemingly overmatched against visiting Newbury Park as the Falcons were shut out, 42-0, in their season-opening matchup at Glendale High School’s Moyse Field on Aug. 28.
The first quarter was challenging as Newbury Park jumped out to a 28-0 lead by the end of the first quarter.
Things got tougher for CV (0-1 overall record) when quarterback Carson Center threw an interception, which resulted in Newbury Park’s fifth touchdown, and was injured on the play. Center was removed from the game with 11:32 in the second quarter and was unable to return. Continue reading “Falcons Shut Out by Newbury Park in Opener”

Detectives Probe Stabbing Death

First published in the Sept. 4 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

Detectives continue to investigate a homicide that apparently resulted from a fight outside a restaurant last month, the Glendale Police Department said.
A 37-year-old Glendale man was killed in that Aug. 13 altercation, which also sent two others to a hospital with stab wounds. A GPD spokesman said this week that officers had not yet made any arrests and continue to seek information about the fight. Continue reading “Detectives Probe Stabbing Death”