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September 18, 2008
La Cañada did their best last Thursday night but a strong throwing game by Crescenta Valley and an offense that struggled to put together yards downed the Spartans, 39-7, on Moyse Field at Glendale College. The Spartans weren’t able to get their offense going until late in the game, with quarterbacks Duke McCaffrey and Dale Robbins going 0-for-6 with an interception on their first six pass attempts. Late in the game, Robbins connected on two passes, finishing the game 2-for-5 with 52 yards.
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By Andrew Shortallandrew.shortall@latimes.com | December 15, 2010
LA CA??ADA FLINTRIDGE — The Crescenta Valley High girls' soccer offense got a jolt of life at the expense of host La Cañada on Monday afternoon after having been dormant for most of the season prior. Crescenta Valley only had one goal to its name the entire season before manufacturing three goals against the Spartans for a 3-2 comeback win, with all three coming in the second half and the game-winner coming on a fall-away effort from Whitley Boller. "We were two goals down, but our team fights," Crescenta Valley Coach Jorden Schulz said.
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By Parimal M. Rohit | September 22, 2008
Amazing that one team’s ground plan would overcome another team’s aerial attack and that each team’s game plan was an ode to their school mascot. As the Golden Knights took Glendale’s Moyse Field on Friday night to face Falcons in a non-league match, it was St. Francis who took to the ground to counter Crescenta Valley soaring aerial assault, and it was the Golden Knights who walked away the winners, 27-13. “We thought we could outman them on certain plays,” said St. Francis head coach Jim Bonds.
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By Grant Gordon | August 6, 2009
With one final, picturesque swing, she sent one final, mighty clout into the record books. It was an ending made for the storybooks. It was a conclusion most fitting for the Crescenta Valley High career of Baillie Kirker. ?That defines Baillie Kirker right there,? says Falcons teammate and longtime friend Stephanie Ziemann says. ?Totally clutch.? With the Falcons down by a run in the bottom of the sixth inning of a CIF Southern Section Division III quarterfinal contest against Chino Hills, Kirker stepped up to the plate and stepped up to the challenge.
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By Matt Copping, Special to the Valley Sun | December 23, 2004
In his pep talk before the nonleague home match against Crescenta Valley on Monday afternoon, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy varsity soccer co-coach Frank Pace told his players, "We're a big game for these teams. Everyone targets us." That was in evidence on the field as the Tologs battled the Falcons in a scoreless tussle until the 80th minute when CV junior Lizzy Villa fired a corner kick that was mishandled by Sacred Heart goalkeeper Cissy Butler, giving the Falcons the 1-0 win. The Tologs fell to 7-1-1 while the Falcons improved to 3-6-2.
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | October 3, 2010
SOUTHEAST GLENDALE — Slipping straight through the grasp of Glendale High and right into the lap of Crescenta Valley. While that describes a game-changing muffed punt return from Friday night's Pacific League football game at Moyse Field, it's also a fitting synopsis of how the Falcons were able to take advantage of a momentum-switching play early in the second half to turn a tie game into a 35-14 victory. "It changed the whole game," first-year Crescenta Valley Coach Paul Schilling said of Alec Traber's muffed-punt recovery on the Nitros' 19-yard line with just under four minutes gone by in the third quarter, a play that set up a go-ahead touchdown and got the Falcons' sluggish offense rolling to the tune of four straight unanswered touchdowns.
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By Parimal M. Rohit | October 1, 2009
Five touchdowns were plenty enough for La Cañada to cruise past Glendale in its season opener against Glendale on Sept. 18. However, the Spartans scored five more touchdown on Friday in its home opener against Crescenta Valley, only to have Arian Agbhani kick La Cañada?s upset hopes through the uprights and out of the stadium. Agbhani?s modest 27-yard field goal was all that the Falcons needed to put away the upset-minded Spartans on Friday night, as Crescenta Valley (2-1) defeated La Cañada, 38-35, despite 15 penalties and three crucial turnovers by the visiting team at La Cañada High.
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By Parimal M. Rohit | September 25, 2008
As the Golden Knights took Glendale’s Moyse Field on Friday night to face the Falcons in a non-league match, one thing was certain: they were going to run it. “We thought we could outman them on certain plays,” said St. Francis head coach Jim Bonds. “Deitrich Riley found some nice holes that were created by those boys playing up front.” Thanks to those holes, Riley was able to amass 212 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries for St. Francis, including a 33-yard touchdown run with 2:12 to play to put the game out of reach.
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By Grant Gordon | January 8, 2009
When Michelle Callister began her days with the Crescenta Valley High cross-country program, she was a freshman on a varsity squad poised to begin a tradition. Three seasons later, Callister has been a focal point in the Falcons’ girls’ program becoming one of the most well-regarded in all of California. Upon her senior-year curtain call, Callister led a flock of Falcons that proved a throng of naysayers wrong by holding strong to its Pacific League crown and status as one of the state’s best.
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By Gabriel Rizk | July 14, 2012
Already one of the most decorated individual high school swimmers in area lore in his first two years at Crescenta Valley High, the one achievement that had eluded Young Tae Seo was a CIF Southern Section Division II team championship. It wasn't for lack of motivation or focus on the task, says Falcons Coach Jan Sakonju. "That's the great thing about him, [the CIF team title] has actually been his goal since he was a freshman, to get us there," Sakonju says. "He's always been very team-oriented.
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April 29, 2012
Francisco Baez, Senior, Midfielder, Burroughs Enjoyed record-breaking season with 18 goals - which all came in league play and were a team record - and nine assists. Earned All-Pacific League and All-CIF Division IV first-team accolades. Armand Bagramyan, Junior, Forward, La Cañada Fueled Spartans offense, which had 52 scores, with 23 goals and 15 assists. Named Rio Hondo League's Offensive Most Valuable Player and secured All-CIF Division V first-team honors.
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By Charles Rich | April 29, 2012
Odds immediately swung in favor of the Crescenta Valley High boys' soccer team when Pavle Atanackovic controlled the ball. Using his gifted strength and speed, Atanackovic provided a buzz on the field - and for the spectators lined up on the sidelines - each time he launched a shot on goal. He found a way to score timely goals and played a vital role in helping Crescenta Valley win the CIF Southern Section Division IV championship this season. "Players like Pavle certainly don't grow on trees, and he's a special player," said Crescenta Valley Coach Grant Clark, whose team finished 23-1-6 and 12-0-2 in the Pacific League.
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By Gabriel Rizk | April 7, 2012
Much ado was made about the Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo team losing 12 seniors and returning just one true starter from its 2011 CIF semifinalist squad. Along the same lines, much was overlooked as to what the Falcons did bring back, namely their second-leading scorer Sabrina Hatzer, who accomplished the feat while coming off the bench. To be sure, it took an entire cast of former role players ready to take the lead in order for Crescenta Valley to remain at a championship level, both in the Pacific League and CIF Southern Section Division V. But Hatzer was most certainly a key to the Falcons' second straight run to the semifinals, the program's savior hiding in plain sight.
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March 22, 2012
BOYS' GOLF La Cañada 173, Crescenta Valley 204: The Spartans turned in a dominant performance to improve to 8-1 in Thursday's nonleague match at the par-34 La Cañada Country Club. Collin Morikawa and Noah Bernstein shared top honors with one-under-par 33s, while teammate Josh Suh shot a 34 and Andrew Park notched a 36. Pasadena Poly 199, Flintridge Prep 218, Webb 226: Freshman Manny Medrano shot a par-35 as the Panthers (7-1, 4-0) won Thursday's Prep League tri-meet at Altadena Golf Course.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | January 18, 2012
Hampered by a left-wrist injury that affected her long game, Jocelyn Chia spent time trying to perfect her short game to compensate. Feeling a slight soreness most times she hit off a tee or an approach shot during the first half of the season, the Crescenta Valley High sophomore girls' golfer encountered a more calming presence and a lack of pain when it came to making a putt. While the injury nagged Chia, it proved to be a boon for her as the season progressed. "It bothered me a little in the beginning of the season, but it definitely helped my short game," Chia said.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | October 26, 2011
Dan Berry, who formed and coached the Crescenta Valley High softball team to a CIF Southern Section championship and 20 Pacific League titles, died Wednesday morning. He was 65. Berry was taken to Verdugo Hills Hospital on Oct. 11 after suffering two seizures inside the Crescenta Valley coaches' office. After paramedics arrived, Berry went into cardiac arrest and was treated at the scene before being taken to the hospital. On Friday, he was taken off a ventilator and moved into the hospice wing of the hospital, where he died early Wednesday.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | September 21, 2011
The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week. The annual La Cañada High-Crescenta Valley rivalry game has gone down to the wire the past two years, as each contest have been decided by four points or less. "It's been [close] two years in a row now," La Cañada Coach Dan Yoder said. "I mean, we obviously hope that it doesn't come down to that, but we will go out and do the best we can —- take it one play at a time. They usually bring us a pretty tough game.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | September 15, 2011
The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week. Crescenta Valley Coach Paul Schilling and St. Francis Coach Jim Bonds know what's at stake when its time to compete in the "Battle for Foothill Boulevard" contest. Community interest goes to another decibel level with both sides of the bleachers packed with ardent fans cheering on their respective teams. Schilling and Bonds don't expect it to be any different when the teams meet in the latest installment of the nonleague contest at 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Francis High's Friedman Field.
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | July 7, 2011
While the CIF Southern Section Division II Swimming and Diving Championships ended in disappointment for the Crescenta Valley High boys' swimming team — by their own ambitious standards, at least — the third-place Falcons didn't let their thoughts linger on defeat for very long. "We were already talking about it at the [CIF] meet," Crescenta Valley Coach Jan Sakonju said of the Falcons returners' collective vision for an even more impressive campaign next season after claiming the third spot in Division II this year.
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