The Year in Crescenta Valley Sports, Illustrated

The Year in Crescenta Valley Sports, Illustrated

With the school year over, take a look back at the best moments CV Weekly photographers captured from Friday night football to sunny days on the diamond. Fall Dominance: Rosemont eighth-grader Will Smiley led the Spartan basketball team to an undefeated championship season. Likewise, Rachel Dayag and Caity Bouchard did the same for the Spartan […]

CVW Sports Episode 3

  The latest episode of CVW Sports focuses on Jim Smiley, a former Crescenta Valley High School student, coach and current teacher. Smiley was a Falcon basketball player in the 1980s, and took over as varsity coach in the 1990s. He is currently a popular teacher, having won numerous Teacher of the Year awards voted […]

CVW Sports Episode 1

    The first episode of CVW Sports focuses on the Rosemont Middle School basketball program and its exciting talent. Interviews with Principal Cynthia Livingston, boys’ coach Brent Ballard and girls players Micaela Cacho-Negrete, Caity Bouchard and Sinayt Tassew. NOTE: This episode was completed before the end of the basketball season (Oct. 30). To “Like” […]

Ashby’s Journey Continues

Ashby’s Journey Continues

After success as a Falcon, Erin Ashby’s path at Stanford has been more difficult. But she’s finding her way now. By Brandon HENSLEY Thunder came in the middle of the night, with rain sprinkled in, which was apparent as Erin Ashby walked across the wet grass to the softball field the next day. As she […]

Blue State vs. Red State: MLB Edition

The Major League Baseball season has started its second half, and CV Weekly’s Brandon Hensley wanted to talk about it. Joining him for a discussion is guest writer Kim Villa, a local resident and do-everything member of Montrose Church. Kim is a die-hard Angels fan, while Brandon bleeds Dodger Blue. The two recently shared their […]

She’s a Girl of Many Travels – and Headbands

By Brandon HENSLEY She was ready for her picture to be taken, so she went to pull out one of her headbands from a box. Which one, though? It looked like there were many to choose from. Which one would she want to show off? She found a red one and put it around her […]

Get to Know … Brady Sanford

Get to Know … Brady Sanford Brady is a three-year varsity player for the Crescenta Valley Falcons’ softball team. On game days, you can find her in right field, often battling the sun for fly balls. But she won’t be soaking up the California rays for much longer. In the fall, she’ll enroll at the […]

Falcons are Stuck in Purple Haze

Basketball team loses to Hoover, its second loss in three games. League title hopes take a hit. By Brandon HENSLEY Just like that, look who is back in the driver’s seat for another Pacific League championship. It’s the Pasadena Bulldogs, reigning league champs since 2005, and again in a situation where all they have to […]

Lawler Recognized for a Decade of Historical Society Service

By Brandon HENSLEY Mike Lawler sat down in a chair Monday night to answer questions about his decision to step down as president of Crescenta Valley Historical Society. The way he talked about how eager he was to move on, it’s no wonder he sat; he’s been standing way too long. Lawler was honored at […]

Lending a Hand

By Brandon HENSLEY It takes a lot for students to go on a mission trip, and this spring students from middle and high school took their time and money to help others in different places. Members of La Crescenta Presbyterian Church set out on a mission from April 7 to April 14 to the Dominican […]