Burbank Edges Crescenta Valley in Pitchers’ Duel, 1-0

By Austin Green

Burbank Leader

Burbank pitchers Ian Schenk and Ryan King combined for a complete-game shutout and King scored the game’s only run on a delayed double steal in the sixth inning as the Bulldogs handed Crescenta Valley its first league loss at home in a 1-0 pitchers’ duel at Stengel Field on Tuesday night.

The win tied Burbank with Crescenta Valley for second place in the Pacific League standings entering Friday’s game between the two schools at Burbank. It also got the Bulldogs back on track after two 10-run losses to Pacific League-leading Arcada the week prior.

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Falcons Edged by Burbank in OT

By Austin Green

Glendale News-Press

Burbank High school erased a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter and got clutch baskets from senior captains Vartan Avetisyan, Elmer Reyes and Kelton Shea in overtime to stun Crescenta Valley 66-63 on the road on Tuesday. 

The Falcons had led by as many as 13 at one point, but CV went 3 for 9 from the field in the fourth quarter while Burbank poured in 22 points and added some fantastic interior defense from Shea.

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Falcons Bury Burbank, 62-31

Photo by Austin Green / Glendale News-Press
Crescenta Valley High School seniors Hannah Tanita, Emily Khani, Katrina Minassian, Tatiana Minassian and Katelyn Coste helped the Falcons beat Burbank, 62-31, in girls’ basketball.

By Austin Green

Glendale News-Press

It may have been senior night, but Crescenta Valley High School girls’ basketball head coach Jason Perez still played his entire 16-player roster as the Falcons crushed visiting Burbank High School, doubling the Bulldogs’ point total in a 62-31 blowout. 

CV limited Burbank to single-digit scoring in each of the first three quarters.

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Bears Lose Tough One To CV

Burroughs captains Jesse Virtue, Gabby Morales and Lauryn Bailey. Photo by Austin Green / Burbank Leader

By Austin Green
Burbank Leader

The Crescenta Valley High School girls’ soccer team overcame a halftime deficit to beat Burroughs, 2-1, in a match with playoff implications on Tuesday.
Chloe Ataya and Ashlin Cuesta each scored for the Falcons, who remained a perfect 6-0 in Pacific League play.

Meanwhile, the Bears dropped to 4-2 in their six games this season, all of which have come in league play.

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Bears Offense Held in Check by CV

By Austin Green
Burbank Leader

The Burroughs High School baseball team offense was essentially held in check for much of the game in a 6-2 loss to Crescenta Valley on Tuesday in a Pacific League matchup.

Burroughs starting pitcher Nick Forrest kept CV off balance his first time through the order, allowing just two singles and striking out two. Multiple errors yielded three unearned runs allowed on five hits, to go along with three strikeouts and one walk over four innings of work.

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Eva Clara Higgins

Eva Clara Higgins

It’s been a year gone by since I lost the love of my life, Eva Clara Higgins, to breast cancer 1953-2019.
She was an immigrant from Budapest, Hungary, which at the time was Communist-controlled.
The Fabok family fled to Austria for two years, applying to the U.S with help of existing family members who were here who would sponsor them. The family settled in Montrose in 1967, where Eva attended Rosemont Jr. High, and graduated from Crescenta Valley High.
It was in 1969, when I met Eva. I was hitchhiking with a couple of friends, when on a dare, this car pulls over with three lovely girls — the rest is history. I was smitten with Eva from that moment on. Later, I learned she has the same identical birthday as mine. To top it off, so does the driver of the car whose name is also Eva.
We married in 1972, just babe’s lots of bets on it lasting. Our daughter Jennifer was born in 1973, a beautiful addition to our family. We remained in the Crescenta Valley where Eva took on part-time work at J.C. Penney’s in Montrose and then Shreiner’s German Deli. She became an American citizen in 1981; because of the new immigration law on marrying an American there was a wait (She was a proud American and a great one!). She eventually found professional employment as an insurance broker with two firms, Marsh Mclennan and Willis Towers. Eva volunteered help to our older friends because giving back was always an important part of her character. Fight tooth and nail for cause and belief; “this too shall pass” was her model.
Prior to retirement and after, we enjoyed traveling the U.S. as well as Europe and Hawaii. Eva loved to plan trips with our grandchildren, Kylie and Brodie, to New York, Chicago, Florida, New Orleans. Of course, no matter where Eva would go, you can assure there was walking involved — lots of walking. She enjoyed live theater and mountain hikes, bicycle rides along the coast, walks on the shoreline. With stage 4 cancer, our last hikes were Fern Lake, Parker Lake, and Walker Lake, finishing each one with a smile of confidence.
Eva always had a smile; her smile was so full of life it brought life to life and a laughter to match. I thank God for the blessing of knowing and having her in my life for 47.8 years of marriage to a woman whom I am so proud of, in love with, the mother of our daughter and grandmother to our grandchildren and friend to friend. E’des szi’vem szertlek! — Your Husband
Parents predeceased: George F. Fabok and Ilona Fabok. Survived by Terrance Higgins (husband), Jennifer VanderGeugten (daughter), Mark VanderGeugten (son-in-law), Kylie Rea VanderGeugten (granddaughter), Brodie Lee VanderGeugten (grandson), Klara Ruza (sister), Judith Solimar (sister) and Sarika Haklar (aunt).