Ugly Start to Season for Falcons

Ugly Start to Season for Falcons

corrected Sept. 3. Corrections in bold.   By Brandon HENSLEY There were signs hung along the rails on the Crescenta Valley fans’ side to welcome back the football team. Excitement, at least for the first couple of minutes, was in the air for the first game of the 2021 season against Newbury Park on Aug. […]

CVHS Varsity Girls’ Volleyball Earns First Win of the Season

CVHS Varsity Girls’ Volleyball Earns First Win of the Season

By Justin HAGER The Crescenta Valley High School varsity girls’ volleyball team entered Monday night’s match against Taft with a chip on their shoulder. After two heartbreaking losses last week, including a nail biting five-set loss to Agoura on Thursday that went late into the night, these Falcons were ready to win. More fuel was […]

GCC and YMCA Partnership Builds Stronger Athletes and Communities

GCC and YMCA Partnership Builds Stronger Athletes and Communities

By Justin HAGER In March 2020, Vince Iuculano, the CEO of YMCA of the Foothills, reached out to his friend Christopher Cicuto, the associate dean of Athletics at Glendale Community College (GCC) with a straightforward opportunity. “Our Verdugo Hills Family YMCA was going through a small capital improvement project,” explained Iuculano, “adding 900 square feet […]

California Athletic Soccer Club Welcomes Soccer Champion Sean Franklin to Coaching Staff

California Athletic Soccer Club Welcomes Soccer Champion Sean Franklin to Coaching Staff

California Athletic Soccer Club welcomed retired U.S. National team and Major League Soccer (MLS) star Sean Franklin to the CASC family and coaching staff. “CASC is incredibly proud to welcome Sean Franklin as part of our coaching staff,” said CASC Director Kurtis Millan. “Sean’s playing experience and list of achievements is unmatched in Southern California. […]

Sports Notes

Milwaukee Bucks Win First NBA Championship in 50 Years Two-time MVP and Milwaukee fan favorite Giannis Antetokuonmpo scored 50 points against the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the NBA finals on Tuesday night, giving them their first league title in 50 years, and only their second in franchise history. The championship was particularly impressive […]

CSA Pony Tournament Team Ends Meaningful Summer Run

Practice, learn, improve: Those were the goals of CSA’s 2021 Mustang-9 Pony tournament team – and they were met. The team represented the league at the Pony SoCal East Region Mustang-9 tourney, held June 25-June 29 in West Covina. It was CSA’s first Mustang-9 team to compete at Pony since 2018.  Since being formed over […]

Local Stars Take the Stage at the Tokyo Olympics

Local Stars Take the Stage at the Tokyo Olympics

By Justin HAGER With the Tokyo Olympics just weeks away, several area residents are gearing up for competition on the world’s biggest stage. Southern California is home to dozens of Olympic athletes, with several having particularly close ties to the local community and local high school and college sports culture. The CV Weekly is proud […]

Glendale Native is First WNBA Player to Surpass 9,000 Career Points

By Justin HAGER You know you’re doing something right when the “Black Mamba,” Kobe Bryant, invokes his own legacy and nickname to bestow an honor upon you. And on Sunday night, the “White Mamba,” aka Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi, proved that she was deserving of Bryant’s recognition and a place next to Bryant in […]