First published in the Oct. 30 print issue of the Glendale News Press.
The Crescenta Valley High School varsity boys’ water polo team was defeated by Burbank High, 12-5, at Arcadia’s Aquatic Center in the Pacific League championship on Thursday.
The Falcons finished with a 5-3 league record (11-15 overall) and secured a CIF playoff berth. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs finished a perfect 8-0 in league and improved to 19-2 overall. Continue reading “Falcons Finish as League’s Runner-Up”
Five days after suffering its first loss at home, the Hoover High School boys’ water polo team collected a key road win at Crescenta Valley High School in La Crescenta on Tuesday. The Tornadoes pulled away in the second half thanks to some active defense and a scoring outburst from Samvel Manukyan, who finished with eight goals in the Tornadoes’ 14-7 victory. Manukyan’s first goal came with Hoover down 3-1 late in the first quarter. From then until Manukyan and the rest of the starters were substituted out late in the fourth, the visiting Tornadoes outscored the Falcons 13-2. Hoover’s quick-strike offensive attack proved too much for CV, which had no answer for Manukyan’s presence in the center of the pool. “The guy’s a great individual talent and he’s been the lynchpin of our offense since he’s been a sophomore,” Hoover head coach Kevin Witt said. “He knows how to make the right pass; he can read defenses.”