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Burbank softball finishes off Glendale

Burbank softball finishes off Glendale

GLENDALE — For five-plus innings Tuesday, a talented young Glendale High softball team posed a significant threat to two-time reigning Pacific League champion Burbank.But Caitlyn Brooks has made a career out of closing out league opponents...

Glendale High boys' tennis excels in doubles to turn back Hoover

GLENDALE — If there’s one area that’s of no cause for concern for the members of the Glendale High boys’ tennis team, it would be the play of their doubles lineup.

Crescenta Valley baseball escapes from Hoover with win

GLENDALE — Three-time defending Pacific League baseball champion Crescenta Valley High went on the road to take on Hoover in both schools’ league openers and so began the real business of the season.

La Cañada tennis tops Flintridge Prep with surprising ease

La Cañada tennis tops Flintridge Prep with surprising ease

LA CAÑADA — La Cañada High and Flintridge Prep carry a combined 12 freshman starters on their varsity tennis squads.

Crescenta Valley rolls through Hoover in Pacific League opener

GLENDALE — No matter what size lead Adela Alatraca had, the senior pitcher wanted to remain sharp in the circle for the Crescenta Valley High softball team.

Burbank baseball downs Glendale on Pacific League opening day

GLENDALE — Glendale High and Burbank's baseball teams both fell short of earning playoff berths a season ago.

St. Francis golf noses out Crescenta Valley

PASADENA — Though both squads were missing some of their key players, the St. Francis High and Crescenta Valley boys' golf teams took to Brookside Golf Course No. 1 for their customary nonleague match Monday.

All-Area  Girls' Water Polo First Team

All-Area Girls' Water Polo First Team

Ani Aghakhanian, Senior, Utility, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Girls' Water Polo Second Team

All-Area Girls' Water Polo Second Team

Gaby Aghakian, Senior, Driver, Burbank

Martirosyan on wrong end of close decision against Jermell Charlo

LAS VEGAS — Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan moved forward and stalked. Jermell Charlo stayed to the outside and danced.

All-Area Girls' Basketball Player of the Year: Burroughs High's Del Castillo makes decision that leads to history

All-Area Girls' Basketball Player of the Year: Burroughs High's Del Castillo makes decision that leads to history

From the time she was just 5 years old, Davina Del Castillo excelled on the diamonds throughout Burbank. Along with competing in softball, she also participated in Little League baseball against the boys.

All-Area Girls' Basketball First Team

All-Area Girls' Basketball First Team

Josie Brock, Junior, Forward, Crescenta Valley

All-Area Girls' Basketball Second Team

All-Area Girls' Basketball Second Team

Sienna Brown, Senior, Center, Burroughs

Vanes Martirosyan ready for Showtime showdown with Jermell Charlo

Vanes Martirosyan ready for Showtime showdown with Jermell Charlo

Once an undefeated prospect with an Olympic pedigree and the world’s most famous trainer, Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan’s rise was one that was slower than many pundits would have liked and one that sputtered when he finally...

Glendale Community College baseball rolls to another division victory

GLENDALE — After a tough stretch to begin the season, the Glendale Community College baseball team has turned things around rather nicely.

Crescenta Valley swimming sweeps past Glendale in dominant form

Crescenta Valley swimming sweeps past Glendale in dominant form

LA CRESCENTA — For quite some time, Crescenta Valley High has been residing atop the mountain of competition in Pacific League swimming. 

Crescenta Valley baseball takes two from St. Francis

GLENDALE — Jaimy Blank got himself involved. Just the way he wanted it, too.

Glendale soccer's Haroutunyan takes home Pacific League Player of the Year

Glendale soccer's Haroutunyan takes home Pacific League Player of the Year

During his four-year career playing for the Glendale High boys’ soccer team, Avo Haroutunyan developed an appreciation and respect for the top players he competed against in the Pacific League.

Missing key players, La Cañada still wins De Bell golf tournament

Missing key players, La Cañada still wins De Bell golf tournament

BURBANK — Most of the top boys' golfers from La Cañada High were missing Wednesday from the 51st Burbank High Schools' Invitational at De Bell Golf Club.

Glendale softball left stranded by Notre Dame

Glendale softball left stranded by Notre Dame

GLENDALE — During the early going of the season, the Glendale High softball team hasn’t exactly been troubled by stranded base runners.

Ismail honored with All-CIF first-team recognition in girls' basketball

Ismail honored with All-CIF first-team recognition in girls' basketball

Tala Ismail had a big hand in the Flintridge Prep girls' basketball team enjoying one of its finest seasons in program history.

Crescenta Valley girls' basketball notches two all-league first-teamers

Crescenta Valley girls' basketball notches two all-league first-teamers

Entering the season, Alisa Shinn, Josie Brock and Sylvia Vartazarian figured to be key players on their respective teams. The trio looked to improve on their budding careers by showcasing their multiple skills with an eye on helping their squads...

Hoover baseball tastes first victory

Hoover baseball tastes first victory

GLENDALE — After reaching the postseason last year and having designs on returning again, Hoover High’s baseball team’s first win has proved elusive in the early stages of this season.

Glendale High's Miralis, Snodgress bask in Pacific League boys' basketball honors

Glendale High's Miralis, Snodgress bask in Pacific League boys' basketball honors

On the heels of their most successful season in recent memory, the Glendale High boys’ basketball team was well-represented on the recently released Pacific League awards list.

Crescenta Valley High's Aghakhanian claims Pacific League Player of the Year

Crescenta Valley High's Aghakhanian claims Pacific League Player of the Year

From her playmaking skills to providing leadership, Ani Aghakhanian played a key role in the Crescenta Valley High girls’ water polo team remaining atop the Pacific League.

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball reels in league accolades

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball reels in league accolades

En route to helping the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team win the Prep League championship this season, it appeared that Tala Ismail might be recognized as the league’s most valuable player.

St. Francis High baseball grabs momentum en route to Mission League win

WEST HILLS — In its Mission League opener Monday, the lights went out on St. Francis High when it was hosting Chaminade at Jackie Robinson Field in Pasadena in the bottom of the seventh with one out, the bases loaded and the Golden Knights...

Rousey to defend title in Brazil against Correia

Rousey to defend title in Brazil against Correia

For just the fourth time in Ultimate Fighting Championship history, and yet the third time in Ronda Rousey’s last four fights, undefeated combatants will square off for a UFC title.

Glendale Community College women's tennis blanks Antelope Valley

Glendale Community College women's tennis blanks Antelope Valley

GLENDALE — None of the members of the Glendale Community College women’s tennis team were pondering where they stood in the Western State Conference standings on Thursday when they faced Antelope Valley College.

Flintridge Sacred Heart softball wallops Westridge

Flintridge Sacred Heart softball wallops Westridge

LA CAÑADA — With her team trailing by one to visiting Westridge School and having allowed just one hit through four innings of work, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy starting pitcher Hannah Zika gathered up her belongings and jogged...

Glendale Community College softball sunk by Citrus Colleg

GLENDALE — Getting runners on base wasn’t a problem for the Glendale Community College softball team on Thursday. Getting them to score wasn’t so easy.Looking to go above .500 in the Western State Conference’s Blue Division,...

Crescenta Valley High baseball edges out Village Christian, 1-0

Crescenta Valley High baseball edges out Village Christian, 1-0

GLENDALE — Backed by some patience in a key at-bat in the late innings, Weston Walker responded in a big way for the Crescenta Valley High baseball team Wednesday.

Flintridge Prep baseball grabs elusive win No. 1

ARCADIA — Maybe no area baseball team was more looking forward to starting off league play than Flintridge Prep.

College Update: Perkins', College of Idaho's NAIA run ends in quarterfinals

College Update: Perkins', College of Idaho's NAIA run ends in quarterfinals

Demetrius Perkins (Glendale Community College, 2011) College of Idaho basketball senior: A terrific season for College of Idaho and a fabulous career for Perkins came to a conclusion Saturday in the NAIA quarterfinals in an 88-80 loss to...

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