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By Gabriel Rizk | July 31, 2008
Yumi So?s reaction to the news that she had been voted swimmer of the year was one of surprise, partly born of modesty and partly of genuine puzzlement. ?I was kind of shocked because I haven?t been to a lot of high school meets this year,? the Crescenta Valley High junior said. ?I?ve been to less than half.? So?s time with the Falcons this year was fleeting, but when it came to the biggest meets of the Pacific League and CIF Southern Section Division II, So was there and she was unbeatable, leading the sportswriters and editors of the La Cañada Valley Sun, Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader to unanimously select her as Girls?
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By Charles Rich | January 16, 2009
Just like that, Sevana Zargarian and Samantha Sismundo became a hit. With each serve and ground stroke, Zargarian and Sismundo clicked. The junior duo, which compete on the talented Glendale High girls’ tennis team, knew where the other was on the court at all times. The trust factor couldn’t be shattered. Zargarian and Sismundo suddenly became a formidable doubles team after spending the majority of the season playing in the singles circuit. Veteran Glendale Coach Bob Davidson played a hunch prior to the Nitros meeting rival Crescenta Valley in a key Pacific League home match Oct. 16. “I put them in doubles just to see how they would do together against Crescenta Valley’s top doubles teams,” Davidson said.
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By Jeff Tully | December 28, 2006
Joe Wiggan had to make his share of unexpected adjustments this past season playing for the Burroughs High football team. But the type of changes employed by the durable senior running back had noting to do with opposing defenses or his running style. Instead, Wiggan's adjustments were personal. "I had set certain goals for myself before the season," said Wiggan, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound wrecking ball who punished defenders with a combination of durability and brute force. "But as the season went along, I was able to reach some of those goals, so I had to set new ones.
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April 7, 2012
Sam Buliavac, Senior, Two-meter, Burroughs All-CIF Southern Section Division V third-team and All-Pacific League first-team selection recorded 137 goals, 40 steals, 26 assists and 52 drawn ejections while leading Indians to 21-5 season, divisional quarterfinals and second-place finish in league. Emma Dodd, Senior, Utility, Pasadena All-CIF Division V second-team and All-Pacific League first-teamer set single-season school record with 116 goals to go along with 56 drawn ejections, while leading Bulldogs to third-place finish in league.
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January 18, 2012
Joany Gao, Sophomore, Burroughs Posted a two-round score of 276 to finish fifth at the Pacific League individual after helping the Indians place third in league and then tied for 11th at the CIF Southern Section Central Team Divisional. Reached the CIF Southern Section Northern Individual Regionals and was the first alternate in the hopes of moving on. Tiffany Gu, Senior, San Marino Proved to be the backbone once again for the Titans, taking sixth in the Pacific League Individual with a two-round score of 279. Tied for 45th at CIF Southern Section Northern Individual Regionals and reached the CIF Southern Section Individual Final Championships.
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December 31, 2009
Tatevik Harutyunyan, Junior, Burbank Helped the Bulldogs place third in the Pacific League behind Arcadia and Crescenta Valley. She finished 31-5 in league and 48-10 overall. Advanced to the league final for the first time before reaching the second round of the CIF Individuals Tournament. Erin LeVoir, Junior, Crescenta Valley The 2008 All-Area Singles Player of the Year turned in another excellent season for the Falcons, who took second in the Pacific League before advancing to the postseason.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | October 15, 2013
OXNARD - Melissa Leo arrived at River Ridge Golf Club's Vineyard Course on Tuesday with no pressure. With the wind howling, the La Cañada High girls' golfer came into the Pacific League individual final looking to record a top-eight finish and advance to the postseason. Her course management and calm demeanor helped her net a fine result. Leo finished with three birdies and shot a two-over-par 74 to place second in the 18-hole event. “I wanted to come out here and play my best,” said Leo, who was one of eight from the field of 18 to advance to the CIF Southern Section Individual Regional on Oct. 28 at River Ridge.
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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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April 21, 2012
Jessy Cantinol, Senior, Forward, Renaissance Academy Received slew of awards including John R. Wooden Division VI Player of the Year and CIF Southern Section Division VI and Harbor League first-team honors, after averaging 15.9 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists a game in a season where Wildcats captured first-ever CIF Southern Section Division title and fell one game short of CIF State Boys' Division V championship. Blake Hamilton, Senior, Forward, Pasadena Earned Pacific League and CIF Southern Section Division III-AAA first-team awards after averaging a double-double with 17 points and 10.5 rebounds a game for Pasadena.
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April 7, 2012
Sam Buliavac, Senior, Two-meter, Burroughs All-CIF Southern Section Division V third-team and All-Pacific League first-team selection recorded 137 goals, 40 steals, 26 assists and 52 drawn ejections while leading Indians to 21-5 season, divisional quarterfinals and second-place finish in league. Emma Dodd, Senior, Utility, Pasadena All-CIF Division V second-team and All-Pacific League first-teamer set single-season school record with 116 goals to go along with 56 drawn ejections, while leading Bulldogs to third-place finish in league.
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January 28, 2012
GIRLS' BASKETBALL Pasadena Poly 74, Rio Hondo Prep 20: Michelle Miller shifted into the No. 2 spot on the CIF Southern Section all-time scoring list in Poly's victory Saturday. Miller scored 31 points and added 10 rebounds in the win as the Panthers improved to 16-4, 7-0 in Prep League. Miller now has scored 3,097 points in her high school career, putting her in front of the previous No. 2 scoring leader for the CIF Southern Section, Giuliana Mendiola.  Courtney Foster also had 16 points and five assists and Kiki Yang added 12 points and seven steals for Poly.
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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 Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | July 27, 2011
Garrett Auproux has seen his share of bad behavior and inappropriate outbursts from opponents during his years playing high school and tournament boys' tennis. The Burroughs High sophomore has competed against athletes who have used foul language, thrown their equipment, used tactics to cheat and generally act like spoiled brats during matches. But Auproux doesn't fit in that category. The singles standout takes a much more subdued approach to his game. "I just really try and keep my cool and not try and lose it when I play," Auproux said.
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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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