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Sports Year in Review

Sports Year in Review

 
The 2015 year in sports saw championships for Village Christian, the Special Olympics take over Los Angeles for a week and the end of Brian Gadsby’s career as a Falcon.

January
The train kept on rolling for the 2014 CIF champion Falcons varsity football team, as it was recognized at Supervisor Mike Antonovich’s office at the Los [...]

Playoff Season Begins for Football, Water Polo

Playoff Season Begins for Football, Water Polo

By Brandon HENSLEY
After an up-and-down season, the Crescenta Valley High varsity football team is back in the playoffs. No, they didn’t win the Pacific League like they did last year, but the Falcons will have to embrace the fact they are still alive to repeat as CIF Southeastern Division champions.
Crescenta Valley (7-3, 5-2 in league) [...]

Falcons Look to Sweep Glendale Schools

Falcons Look to Sweep Glendale Schools

 
By Brandon HENSLEY
With a change in strategy, the Crescenta Valley High School football team put forth a dominant effort last Friday in collecting its first Pacific League win, a 59-7 thumping over the Glendale Nitros. On Friday, the Falcons (3-2) will try to sweep the Glendale-areas school for a third straight year as they take [...]

Falcons Lose in Low-Scoring Affair

Falcons Lose in Low-Scoring Affair

 
 
 
By Jessica SHUMATE, intern
Things have changed since last season for the Crescenta Valley Falcons’ football team. They are no longer the undefeated team they were before. It’s a whole new ball game.
On Friday night against Burbank, both teams struggled to get points on the board. Burbank and CV sat uncomfortably throughout the game as the [...]

Alsamann and Ma Lead Falcons Baseball to Close Win

Alsamann and Ma Lead Falcons Baseball to Close Win

By David O’CONNOR
In a thrilling contest that was decided by a fielding error in extra innings, the Crescenta Valley Falcons outlasted the Granada Hills Highlanders 1-0 in the second round of the Babe Herman tournament at Stengel Field in Glendale on Monday.
Coming off a dominating 13-2 win over the Highland Bulldogs in the opening round [...]

2014 Sports Year in Review

2014 Sports Year in Review

Kate Hansen mania, World Cup fever, big news for Special Olympics and … oh yeah, that Falcon football team.
It was all part of a memorable year in sports for the Crescenta Valley area.

By Brandon HENSLEY

January

St. Francis soccer coach Glen Appels won his 400th game on Jan. 15, beating Crespi 2-1 for the Golden Knights’ first [...]

The Year in Review 2014

The Year in Review 2014

 

January
Boy Scout Brandon Loder from Troop 390, a senior at CVHS, created an outdoor classroom at the Rosemont Preserve for his Eagle Project. The Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy established the preserve located at the far north end of Rosemont Avenue in 2012 with help from L.A. County Board Supervisor Michael Antonovich. The outdoor classroom benefits [...]

Inspiring Year by Lakin Earns Gatto’s Rose Bowl Tickets

Inspiring Year by Lakin Earns Gatto’s Rose Bowl Tickets

By David O’CONNOR

Bostin Lakin, a junior wide receiver from Crescenta Valley High School’s varsity football team, was selected by Assemblyman Mike Gatto to attend this year’s Rose Bowl game for being an inspiration to his team and to kids in the community.

Each year Gatto gives away his Rose Bowl tickets to a local athlete who [...]

Van Ginkel to Play in NUC All-American Bowl

Van Ginkel to Play in NUC All-American Bowl

By Brandon HENSLEY

Connor Van Ginkel will spend part of his holidays in South Carolina playing football. The Crescenta Valley High School wide receiver has been selected and will play in the National Underclassman Combine (NUC) All-American game on Dec. 30 in Myrtle Beach.

Players will start practice on Dec. 27, and the game will be played [...]

They’ve Come a Long Way

They’ve Come a Long Way

The Falcons set out to rebound from a heartbreaking last season to prove this time around they belonged with the elite. That proof now lies in the form of a 2014 CIF championship.
By Brandon HENSLEY
From indecision to leaving no doubt.
That’s what went through the mind of Brian Gadsby over the course of this year. The [...]


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