COVID Surge Tightens Restrictions for Athletes

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

With coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County surging to levels higher than last winter, high school athletics have once more been hamstrung.
The County Department of Public Health updated its guidelines and tightened restrictions for youth sports on Jan. 3, which includes high school teams.
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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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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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