CVHS Winter Sports Teams Fight for Playoff Positioning

Photos by Hannah WRIGHT
Captain Dana Ryan

By Brandon HENSLEY

The Crescenta Valley girls’ varsity soccer team is tied with Burroughs High School for the Pacific League lead heading into the final few games of the regular season. Both teams are 9-1-1 (CV is 12-4-3 overall) before Friday’s games. Arcadia is just behind both teams, at 8-1-1.

As evidenced by how dominant all three teams have been, the top point scorers in league all consist of players from those schools, per Max Preps. That includes Falcon Chloe Ataya, who is second in league with 40 points (17 goals, six assists).

The Falcons travel to Muir High on Friday at 3:30 p.m., a couple of days after suffering a 1-0 defeat against Burroughs, which took them out of first place. The teams previously played to a 2-2 tie in December.

The girls host Glendale on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. and then go to Arcadia on Jan. 31 to play the final game before playoffs at 5 p.m.

Kaisa Marshall

The CV girls’ basketball team had a thrilling end to its game on Tuesday, as Mari Lee hit a half-court shot at the buzzer to lift the Falcons to a 32-29 win. It was the Falcons’ third win in a row, after getting blown out at home vs. Arcadia on Jan. 11.

The Falcons are fighting for second place, as both they and Pasadena are currently 8-3 (CV is 15-9 overall) behind 11-0 Arcadia.

CV hosts Glendale on Tuesday at 5 p.m. and plays the regular season finale at Arcadia on Jan. 31 at 5:30 p.m.

On the boys’ side, the CV basketball team is 20-4 overall, 8-3 in league, a half game ahead of Muir for second place (Pasadena is first at 11-0). The Falcons have won six games in a row, including Tuesday’s 70-44 win over Burroughs. The boys host Muir on Friday at 7 p.m. for the final home game of the regular season, and then travel to Glendale High on Tuesday at 5 p.m. and then Arcadia in the finale at 7 p.m. on Jan. 31.