Falcons Keep Rolling in Summer Session

Falcons Keep Rolling in Summer Session

By Brandon HENSLEY
As Arman Pezeshkian was being helped up by a teammate, his expression pleaded with the nearest referee for a foul to be called. Moments earlier, Pezeshkian threw up an off-balanced three-point attempt to tie the game against Saugus, but the buzzer sounded, the try missed and Pezeshkian went to the floor with no […]

Looking for Leaders in Preseason Scrimmage

Looking for Leaders in Preseason Scrimmage

By Vincent PAGE
While Friday night lights are still months away, the Crescenta Valley High School varsity football team is already getting ready for the season ahead. Practices are held during the hottest parts of the day, followed by hours spent in the weight room that include excruciating workouts created by defensive coordinator Dennis Gossard.
But the […]

CIF State Track Championships is an Evening for the Record Books

CIF State Track Championships is an Evening for the Record Books

By Leonard COUTIN
The CIF state championship track and field finals celebrated its 99th year by hosting the preliminaries on Friday and the finals on Saturday in the Buchanan Veteran Stadium in Clovis. Closing what many say was an incredible track season were many outstanding and exceptional performances that have been posted permanently in the record […]

St. Monica Academy Senior Jack Golbranson Signs with Puget Sound

On May 30, St. Monica Academy senior Jack Golbranson signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball for the University of Puget Sound. Golbranson is a two-time League MVP and all-CIF first team catcher and captained SMA to its fifth consecutive league championship and CIF playoff appearance.
St. Monica Academy, an independent, Catholic, coeducational school […]

Busy Month Ahead for CV Summer Basketball

By Brandon HENSLEY
High school students may know something about cramming the night before a big test, but members of the Crescenta Valley High boys’ basketball program are getting a taste of what cramming in the summer feels like.
With 23 summer league games scheduled in June before the CIF-mandated dead period, many new Falcon faces are […]

Blue Shadows Ride in La Cañada, Hope for Roses on New Year’s

Blue Shadows Ride in La Cañada, Hope for Roses on New Year’s

By Brandon HENSLEY
The bond between a horse and its rider is something unique, an ineffable feeling reserved only for those who grow their love of horses to become equestrians.
Allyson Wreede knows the feeling. This is her 24th year in Blue Shadows, a non-profit organization that teaches kids of all ages leadership skills and horsemanship. Riding […]

End of the Year Updates, Honors for CV Lacrosse

By Brandon HENSLEY
The Crescenta Valley High School baseball team had its season end May 19 by losing to Capistrano Valley 3-2 in the first round of the CIF playoffs. The Falcons had a stellar regular season, going 25-2 and winning the Pacific League for the second straight season.
CV softball also had a strong regular season […]

Character, Appreciation a Theme for CV Inductees

By Brandon HENSLEY
After four decades of service to CAfter four decades of service to Crescenta Valley High School, the memories are plentiful for Jim Beckenhaur, though a couple stood apart for him as he spoke to a full room Saturday night at Oakmont Country Club.
There was the installation of the synthetic track and field in […]

La Cañada’s Claire Murray Wins 100m Hurdles at CIF Finals

By Leonard COUTIN
On Saturday, spectators witnessed enduring strength in outstanding performances when the Southern Section CIF track and field championship finals were held on the Cerritos College Falcon Field. Competition spanned nine hours with athletes battling temperatures that climbed in excess of 90 degrees. The middle and long distance athletes were especially affected as they […]

Despite Strong Showing Falcons Fail to Qualify for CIF Finals

By Leonard COUTIN
On May 13, the Division 1 CIF prelims sectionals were hosted by Trabuco Hills High School on its recently completed state-of-the-art facility. With three to four heats for each event, the strength of the athletes was tested as the events stretched more than six hours. The strategy of most […]

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