The Way I See It: Once This Is Over, Let The Kids Play

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By Michael DUMANSKY
In what seemed like an instant one of the most highly-anticipated sports events was ripped from local basketball fans: the appearance by the St. Francis Golden Knights at the CIF state basketball championship.
Just before the team was set to head to Sacramento, St. Francis coach Todd Wolfson received the news that […]

Soforenko Settles in as Falcons’ First Lacrosse Coach

Soforenko Settles in as Falcons’ First Lacrosse Coach

By Michael LEVITSKY
As he approaches the halfway mark of a long season, Nik Soforenko feels a sense of relief.
“I think the first practice we had 14 [players],” he said, “and that’s pretty scary.”
Soforenko was hired as Crescenta Valley High School’s first head coach to launch the school’s boys’ lacrosse program. And although 14 members to […]

It’s Off to Sacramento for Golden Knights

By Michael DUMANSKY
The St. Francis Golden Knights took another leap forward toward a CIF state championship crown on Tuesday night when they defeated the Roosevelt Mustangs 53-44.
“It’s amazing, all the work we have put in this gym – it just feels great to walk out on a high note,” said St. Francis senior basketball captain […]

A Year In, Global Premier Soccer Carries on Tradition Set by Rivas

A Year In, Global Premier Soccer Carries on Tradition Set by Rivas

By Brandon HENSLEY
While definitive strides have been made in the United States when it comes to soccer, there are still moments when Kurt Millan sits back and laments the American approach to the game. In the Irishman’s eyes, impatience is still a problem area when it comes to truly appreciating what people around the globe […]

Golden Knights Conquer Lancers

By Michael DUMANSKY
Coming off a disappointing finish in the CIF Division 2 Southern Section game on Saturday, the St. Francis Golden Knights were ready to begin the journey to capture a state championship. That journey began on Tuesday night when they faced Carlsbad High School Lancers in the first round of the state playoffs. Surprisingly, […]

Former Falcon Finds a Home at Glendale Community College

Former Falcon Finds a Home at Glendale Community College

By Michael LEVITSKY
It was a dream 23 years in the making. 
Glendale Community College appointed its newest head football coach on Feb. 11, naming former CVHS Falcon Tanner Farwell as interim head coach for the 2020 season. The coach will hold the interim tag for one year before the college makes a decision regarding future seasons.
To […]

The History of Dodger Stadium

By Vincent PAGE
When fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers think of the upcoming season, many dream of a parade through LA following a long-awaited World Series victory. The team is still vying for its first title since 1988, and is in prime position after losing in 2017 and 2018 to teams accused of cheating.
There are […]

Season Ends for CVHS Basketball, Soccer

Season Ends for CVHS Basketball, Soccer

By Brandon HENSLEY
It was not a good beginning, middle or end for the Crescenta Valley High School boys’ basketball team on Feb. 12 as they were eliminated from playoff action by Crespi High in the CIF Division I first-round playoff game, 61-41.
Crespi was big and physical and CV couldn’t make shots, which led to […]

Gritty Golden Knights Silence Heritage Christian Warriors

By Michael DUMANSKY
On Tuesday night, as smiles started to show and tears began to flow, St. Francis Golden Knights basketball captain Andre Henry bent down and kissed the court floor, then banged his chest and screamed to the heavens after the 71-53 win over Heritage Christian in the quarterfinals of the CIF Division 2-AA playoffs.
“This […]

Golden Knights Outplay Eagles to Secure 46-38 Victory

By Michael DUMANSKY
It was clear that the Saint Francis Golden Knights were outsized as soon as the San Gabriel Academy Eagles came onto the basketball court on Friday night. The Eagles, having seven players standing over six feet, presented a clear advantage in the paint. But overcoming their opponents was a task that Saint Francis […]

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