Burroughs Falls to Crescenta Valley

First published in the Oct. 9 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

Both the John Burroughs and Crescenta Valley High School girls’ tennis teams earned a spot in the top tier of the first half of this season’s newly imagined Pacific League schedule, which puts the best against the best and the rest against the rest for the second half of the schedule.
This equaled a rematch on the same courts where they matched up three weeks ago.
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Falcons Pound Burroughs, 14-4

First published in the Oct. 9 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Both the Crescenta Valley High School and Burbank Burroughs girls’ tennis teams earned a spot in the top tier of the first half of this season’s newly imagined Pacific League schedule, which puts the best against the best and the rest against the rest for the second half of the schedule.
This equaled a rematch on the same courts where they matched up three weeks ago.
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National Merit Names 9 GUSD Semifinalists

First published in the Oct. 2 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Nine students from the Glendale Unified School District were recently selected as National Merit Semifinalists and will now compete to be finalists for the annual scholarships.
GUSD’s semifinalists include Miriam Awan, Ellena Kim, Nathan Kim, David Yoon Kim and Seon-Jae Yoon from Crescenta Valley High School; Abdullah Ahmed and Matthew Keshishian from Clark Magnet High School; Lilly Armstrong from Glendale High School; and Sarine Maridirosian from Hoover High School. They join approximately 16,000 qualifying students nationwide and represent fewer than 1% of U.S. high school seniors competing for about 7,500 scholarships. Semifinalists qualify by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test and earning scores that are among the highest in the state.
Finalists are expected to be announced in the spring.

Falcons Fall to Golden Valley, 55-21

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

The Crescenta Valley High School football team had one last game to tune up for Pacific League play when it hosted Golden Valley High from Santa Clarita on Thursday evening. However, instead of gearing up, the Falcons stalled out.
Crescenta Valley was overmatched from the start by the visiting Grizzlies, who mauled the Falcons 55-21 at Glendale High’s Moyse Field in nonleague action.
“What it came down to was lack of execution. We had a tough time moving the ball offensively,” CV coach Hudson Gossard said. “We put too much strain on our defense.”
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Crescenta Valley Defeats Burroughs, 12-6

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

Teleya Blunt, Crescenta Valley’s No. 1 singles player, swept her Burbank Burroughs opponents to help the Falcons to a 12-6 tennis victory.

It’s a unique setup this season in Pacific League girls’ tennis. The teams all play one another once. Then, in the second half of the season, the top four will play each other while the bottom four will match up among themselves.
On Tuesday afternoon in Pacific League action, Burroughs High hosted Crescenta Valley. The Falcons, fueled by their singles play, carved out a 12-6 win over the Bears to help build their case for a spot in the upper echelon.
“Overall, I think they fought hard and did well today,” CV assistant coach Alex Jang, who was in charge with head coach Doil Kim overseeing the junior varsity elsewhere, said of his team. Continue reading “Crescenta Valley Defeats Burroughs, 12-6”

Hoover, CVHS Are Victorious; Glendale Falls

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

Hoover continued its winning streak by defeating host Roybal of Los Angeles, 30-6, in a nonleague contest last Friday. With the victory, the Tornados (4-0 record) have their most wins in a season since 2016 and more than the past four seasons combined. On the year, Hoover has outscored its opponents 147-42.
Sophomore quarterback Ethan Davis completed five passes for 95 yards while carrying five times for 55 yards.
Meanwhile, junior Andrew Torres had a team-high 13 carries for 28 yards and three touchdowns.
Sophomore Joseph Dizon had four receptions for 46 yards, while junior Daniel Rangel and sophomore Isaac Perez each had one reception for 46 and five yards, respectively. Continue reading “Hoover, CVHS Are Victorious; Glendale Falls”

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”

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”

Three Falcons Earn All-CIF Honors

San Diego State-bound pitcher Dee Dee Hernandez earned a spot on the All-CIF Division 1 first team after helping the Falcons clinch a fourth consecutive Pacific League title.

The Crescenta Valley High School athletics department had successful campaigns in a spring season shortened by the COVID-19 pandemic and the CIF Southern Section took notice by including three of the school’s standout athletes in its annual All-CIF lists.

Dee Dee Hernandez, widely regarded as one of the best pitchers in the area, capped her high school softball career with an All-CIF Division 1 first team selection after helping the Falcons claim a fourth consecutive Pacific League championship. The Falcons finished 16-5 on the season and shut out Simi Valley Royal, 5-0, in the first round of the playoffs before falling to Murrieta Mesa, 1-0.

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